Surveillance footage shows more than a dozen bystanders failing to assist a popular Chicago hotel cocktail server lying in a crosswalk after he was knocked unconscious by an aggressor and run over by a cab moments later. Thirty-two-year-old Marques Gaines died at an area hospital from the injuries suffered outside a 7-Eleven store. Video shows Gaines running from his pursuer as soon as he noticed him, but the hoodie-clad man caught up and knocked him to the ground with a single punch. Shortly thereafter, a crowd gathered around his slumped body and rifled through his pockets before leaving the scene. In the moments leading up to a taxicab accidentally running over Gaines, more than a dozen bystanders passed the scene without trying to pull him out of the street.Another town I wouldn’t live in on a bet.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Carl Sandburg, call your office
City of the Cold Shoulders: