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Ozzie Guillen Probably Thinks These Six Rabblerousers Are A Bunch Of Homos

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Not everybody in Chicagoland is pleased that their city is being considered for the Olympic Games. With the IOC’s vote coming tomorrow on where the 2016 Summer Games will be held, tensions have certainly ramped up this week in the City of Big Shoulders.

The Chicago 6 (as I will now refer to them) were arrested Tuesday and face subsequent charges of mob action for their role in pulling down and attempting to damage an Olympic banner.

A group of protesters tried to snatch an Olympic decoration that was supposed to go on the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza.

Jeremy Hammond, 24, of Chicago; his twin brother Jason Hammond of Glendale Heights; Jeremy Sorkin, 21, of Chicago; Johnathan Clark, 21, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and Anna Stafford, 20, of Wheatfield, Ind. have each been charged with one count of mob action — a Class 4 felony, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. The charges were approved at 1:05 p.m.

All six will appear for a bond hearing Thursday, Simonton said.

The six have also each been charged with criminal damage to property and resisting and obstructing a peace officer, both classified as misdemeanors, police said.

Police said Jason Hammond listed his occupation on a police report as a self-employed rock star.

Self-employed rock star? That is just delightful.

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Jeez, you rarely see hipster doofuses get so riled up about anything. Unless they were mistakenly expecting to see a Korn concert (and by the looks of a couple of them, that may have been the case), I don’t see a reason for all the commotion.

I can tell you one person who probably didn’t appreciate their antics: Ozzie Guillen. He want the Olympics to come to Chicago and there is no way would have put up with these delinquents’ behavior.

“I hope we get it,” Guillen said Wednesday, two days before an announcement will be made. “We have a lot of stuff to be worried about, but whatever they need for the push to get the Olympics in Chicago I will help. I did in the past.

“It’s going to be something very interesting for the city, very nice, very positive. I don’t see why we couldn’t get it.”

What I get out of his quote is that for some reason,  Ozzie believes he helped Chicago the last time they got the Olympics. Man, it must have been a hard year on Guillen. But thankfully for Ozzie’s sanity, the season is almost over.

As IOC Vote Nears, Celebrity Is the Name of the Games [The Washington Post]
6 Anti-Olympic Protesters Charged With Mob Action [CBS2 Chicago]
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen backs Chicago 2016 Olympic bid [Chicago Tribune]