Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta, an Orthodox Jewish group opposed to Zionism and the establishment of a Jewish State. You can read a bit about the history of Orthodox views of an Israeli state here.
She's a magician. Caught her just as she began a her spiel. Unfortunately, she was competing for attention with a few thousand demonstrators across the street, not to mention a few other street performers within a short distance of where she was about to perform.
Sunday afternoon, Chicago, at a protest demonstration supporting Gaza Palestinians. I took a few candids at the protest, but this family looked so photogenic I decided to take a portrait with their kind cooperation.
Police have released three more photos of the two men they believe robbed several riders on a CTA Orange Line train.
CTA surveillance cameras showed the men had been riding the Southwest Side line most of the day Wednesday before announcing a robbery as the doors of a Loop-bound train were closing at the Halsted stop around 4:15 p.m., police said.
The robbers targeted a train heading downtown from Midway Airport, presumably filled with travelers carrying plenty of cash and unfamiliar with the CTA, authorities said. After robbing at least four people and pistol-whipping a woman, they got away with a little more than $100, plus an assortment of electronic items and bank cards, police said.
The robbers picked one rail car to raid instead of moving from car to car through the emergency doors, authorities said, minimizing the likelihood that panicked passengers would risk dialing 911 on their cellphones or attempt to push the call button that is inside each rail car to alert the train operator.
The thieves collected an iPad, two laptops, an iPhone, bank cards and cash totaling $105, according to police. Four victims have been identified, and a fifth was pending confirmation Thursday.
Note the reference to car switchers. I wrote about that behavior here and here. It's interesting that the police believe these criminals deliberately avoided switching cars. As for preying on out-of-towners, all I can say is that it isn't an unheard of way to welcome travelers to our beautiful city. Anyway, I might as well post the survellance photos of these Bozos. The photos are running everywhere in Chicago media, so these two are probably toast. They face 7-14 years on each count and, if any of the victims was over 60, they face 30-60 years.