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Crackdown coming on South
Side Irish Parade brawling

Chicago Tribune, by John Byrne

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/7/2013 5:21:17 PM

A Southwest Side alderman’s plan to prevent a return of rampant drunken misbehavior at the South Side Irish Parade moved a step closer to approval Thursday. Ald. Matthew O´Shea´s proposal would stiffen penalties for violations near a parade route. The annual Irish-themed parade was canceled for two years following a series of fights and arrests in the neighborhood around the parade route on South Western Avenue. The parade returned last year as an event organizers termed more “family friendly,” and O´Shea hopes to keep it that way. Under O´Shea´s plan, maximum fines for having open liquor on the street and public

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/7/2013 5:31:15 PM     (No. 9164430)

Ooh, cracking down on Irish partying while doing NOTHING about Gang shootings in zippy´s community. Ain´t leftism great?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/7/2013 5:44:26 PM     (No. 9164441)

It ´taint the Irish shootin´ up the town.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: navyjag907, 2/7/2013 5:54:34 PM     (No. 9164458)

What a fun town with great leaders! Is there a penalty for shooting someone during the Irish Parade?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/7/2013 6:27:01 PM     (No. 9164506)

I have read that the Irish in Ireland are amused and perplexed with the drunken revelry associated with St. Patrick´s Day in the United States.
Apparently, St. Patrick´s Day celebrations in Ireland are relatively low key.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/7/2013 7:05:36 PM     (No. 9164567)

Anyone else notice the name change from St. Patrick´s Day to Irish Parade.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/7/2013 7:18:18 PM     (No. 9164577)

If it is south-side Irish it must be black Irish!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pc504, 2/7/2013 7:38:52 PM     (No. 9164600)

Chicago Police dont know how to handle a crowd. In New Orleans where there are no open container laws police manage to maintain order with over a million people out and about during Mardi Gras with only 33 arrests over a 5 day period. Most people know to listen to what the officer says and don´t @#ck up.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mfm, 2/7/2013 8:48:10 PM     (No. 9164662)

Chicago is done, what a hell hole, flush it down the toilet.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 2/7/2013 8:49:42 PM     (No. 9164663)

As a product of South Side Irish parents I think that these accusations that come around every year are very racist and I think I will sue someone. I´m sure the Gay Pride parade attendees are angels.

It´s called the SS Parade to differenciate it from the official Chicago St. Patrick´s Day parade. It was started by the kids of the biggest Irish neighborhoods in the city. BTW..very White areas. It´s always fun, but was ruined by goofballs (mostly outsiders) who saw it as an excuse to drink all day and be obnoxious.

While I´ll admit we have a few among us those who can put away a pint with ease...I´ll fight anyone who labels us all as drunks.

White men, Catholics/Christians and Fat people and the Irish...insult them all...but keep your mouth shut about everyone else.

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