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More Violence At The Taste

By Soyoung Kwak in News on Jul 4, 2010 4:15PM

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On top of the previous violence and power outage that was reported at the Taste of Chicago, three men from Chicago have been accused of attacking a family of five at the Taste of Chicago on Thursday. The family, including a four month-old baby, were punched and struck by the three men as they were leaving the Taste of Chicago.

Police reports state that Isaiah Densmore punched a 13-year-old girl first, then Danta Densmore struck a woman in the group and the baby she was holding. The woman and baby fell to the ground, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Yolanda Lippert said in bond court on Saturday. The oldest victim was 25, police said.

When a man in the group tried to intervene, he was punched and kicked, falling to the ground and breaking his foot, Lippert said. The man, the baby and the 13-year-old girl were treated and released from a local hospital, Lippert said; police said four of the family members were treated and released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Although the security appears to be beefed up this year following some of last year's events near the Taste of Chicago grounds, an extra 600 police officers will be on call at the Taste of Chicago and surrounding areas near the lakefront today. There's no word if the incident was related to the other fights/stabbings that occurred on Thursday night following the Taste.