LUNCH CRUNCH  12:57 pm May 22, 2012

Mob Offers Free Club Sammich To White Supremacists

by Erik Jay

Tinley Park IL – Tinley Park is a small community that has a way of making anyone who visits feel right at home. It’s a place that allows people to know one another, shake hands with an old friend while walking down the main road and gather nightly at local restaurants sporting a ‘come one, come all’ vibe. Sometimes in towns like Tinley, feathers can get ruffled and little spats occur as they do in any family setting. This is a place where one can vent frustrations without fear of losing out on friendship. These modest folks don’t make it a point to cause any trouble. They just want to finish their day’s work, go to a local eatery, beat people with clubs, have their dinner and go home to fall to sleep in front of the TV.

Tinley Park has its crime, but it is usually nothing more than a kid breaking a window, maybe a stolen bike or a group of alleged white supremacists getting their asses handed to them by masked assailants. But like everywhere else, Tinley Park is becoming more of a police-run town than a citizen-run town. Just ask Jason Sutherlin, Cody Sutherlin, Dylan Sutherlin, Alex Stuck and John Tucker if things are changing for the worse. They were arrested for felony mob action, aggravated battery and criminal property damage. What did these nice fellas and thirteen other unknowns do to deserve such harsh treatment from the police? Why did Tinley turn its back on its finest citizens? They were dressed in formal Tinley attire and were quite respectful when they stormed the local eatery and proceeded to beat the ugly out of a group of people sitting at a table. This Tinley-two-stomp was sponsored by “Anti-Racist Action” a group connected to the Hoosier Anti-Racist Movement.

The alleged assailants who were arrested are brothers who became anti-racist early in life growing up in a diverse household with a black father and a black half-sister. They were raised in a predominantly white neighborhood which provided examples of what racism is all about. And like many others who set out to end racism, they donned masks and used violence to bring their community closer together.

The targeted diners claim to be part of an Illinois European heritage association that was affiliated with White News Now and Storm Front; two white supremacist websites. But one victim, Becky Williams, said that the group had never met in person before and this was a first time meeting. She called the accusation of being white supremacists “ridiculous.” Ms. Williams may very well be right given not a single arrest was made for any hate crime or racially related crime. The only arrests were a minor child porn charge and felony weapon possession.

Nobody knows why the Sutherlin brothers and others would have targeted innocent child porn collectors who use illegal weapons while surfing white supremacist web sites engaging in regular discussion about white power. This is a clear case of a hate crime against those who choose this lifestyle. Giving this group of diners a small dose of their own medicine should bring swift and severe punishment to the assailants with hopes of sending the message of “Leave gun toting child porn white supremacists alone!” to those who think it is ok to hate people simply based on those characteristics.

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BaldarTFlagass May 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

You know who else founded a European Heritage association?

IncenseDebate May 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Lawrence Welk?

Baconzgood May 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

My only regret is that I have only one up fist to give you.

Barb May 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Donald Trump? Little crap weasel can't marry an American woman.

memzilla May 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Nathan Bedford Forrest?

nounverb911 May 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Michele Bachmann's beloved Adolf?

valgal2342 May 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Pat Boone?

Buckminster May 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Dracula?

flamingpdog May 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Some guy with a family history of small bladders?

Wile E. Quixote May 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

John Derbyshire?

anniegetyerfun May 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Those perogi loving bastards at the Puget Sound Polish Dance Association.

Negropolis May 23, 2012 at 2:59 am

The Lithuanian Hall Association?

Grief_Lessons May 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Content of character fail.

Baconzgood May 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Sucks to be curb stomped doesn't it? Huh, skin heads?

FNMA May 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis.

justkillmenow May 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Can we find out if their order included 4 fried chickens, dry white toast or orange whips?

Tundra Grifter May 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

They're proud to be Okies from Skokie?

miss_grundy May 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Uhhhh, I used to live in Chicagoland, and Skokie used to be a very Jewish suburb.

Negropolis May 23, 2012 at 3:01 am

Yeah, but Okie rhymes with Skokie and the Illinois Nazis wanted to march through it, so run with it. Be cool.

sati_demise May 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

KKK history trumps common sense in this old town. It is a historical society.

el_donaldo May 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Yeah, I've got no beef here. Carry on.

ifthethunderdontgetya May 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

If only those people had joined the CIA and tortured a bunch of browns, our government would have their backs.
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Serolf_Divad May 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Been a while since we've had ourselves a good race war! Woooooo, hoooo!

Seriously, though… what the Fuck is up with America? Stuck in a depression and surrounded by race riots.

memzilla May 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis!

ifthethunderdontgetya May 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

FNMA beat ya, but I award extra credit for putting in the link.

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Guppy May 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Damn that Fannie Mae, stealing the good posts from hard-working Americans!

BaldarTFlagass May 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This is why I stopped attending those Drinking Liberally functions.

radio-of-owls May 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Leave the boys alone, they were just playing a friendly game of Whack-A-Child Porn Collector Who Uses Illegal Weapons While Surfing White Supremacist Web Sites.

MarionNYNY May 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

When you put it that way, may I play too, please?

Nesnora May 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Or as Fox News puts it:

Black Panthers Launch Terrorist Attack on Christian Family Restaurant

Skullfry Buddha May 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

As much as I enjoy reading about nazi skinheads getting the snot beaten out of them, this isn't going to help.

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An_Outhouse May 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Lets check back in a year and see if there is still an Illinois European heritage association. I'm guessing the pussies don't like getting beat up and will keep their bigotry to themselves in the future.

Negropolis May 23, 2012 at 3:03 am

This nation has been beyond help for years, so this ain't going to hurt anything apart from it morally being a shitty thing to do.

Antispandex May 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Look, if anyone is going to be doing the profiling, beating, and rush to judgement type of vigilantism, it should be the police. The last thing we need is to do bring these racists to trial on charges. We don't even do that for the muslins we have down there in Gitmo. Sure, it's just a Disney adventure in Cuba, but still…It's the principle!

Blueb4sunrise May 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Needz moar Strange Fruit Cocktail w/ cottage cheese on a bed of lettuce.

anniegetyerfun May 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Green olives!

freakishlywrong May 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Stompers gotta stomp. (Haters).

HempDogbane May 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

It may have been prudent to practice on a Comics Curmudgeon meetup first.

nounverb911 May 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Leave the club, take the cannoli?

Skullfry Buddha May 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I came for the cannoli, but I stayed for the beating!

SorosBot May 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

See, this proves Democrats are the real racists, somehow.

MissTaken May 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

If the white supremacists are Nazis than they are Socialists (it's in the name!) and therefore Democrats. Democrat = Socialist = Nazi = White Supremacist = Obama is a White Supremacist who also hates Whites!

Blueb4sunrise May 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Uh oh, I think I understand that.

ThankYouJeebus May 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

They were just holding a fundraiser for Zimmerman. Sheesh, what does a racist have to do?

flamingpdog May 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

WTF, when I clicked on that White News Now link, I thought I was gonna get Hannity or Fox and Fiends Friends.

BigSkullF*ckingDog May 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I am anti racist but I am also anti violence. I think I will stick to mocking the tea baggers that march in my local 4th of July parade. They really hate it when you yell "hey everybody! Look at the TEABAGGERS!"

valthemus May 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

The great race war starts with white people fighting white people? What a fun planet I live on!

flamingpdog May 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Tinley Park? Mallard Fillmore haz the sadz.

Callyson May 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The only arrests were a minor child porn charge

Er, what is a "minor" child porn charge?

Never mind, I don't think I want to find out…

natoslug May 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I thought ALL child porn charges involve minors. Maybe it was a typo — Miner-themed child pornography. It started as Slut White and the Seven Dwarves, but they couldn't find seven dwarves willing to act in a skinhead skin film?

OldWhiteLies May 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

So I picture this average middle-America store-front type restaurant. Everybody’s “mindin their own bidniz” and somewhere in there are a group of painfully white persons having pulled some unused chairs from other tables around a too-small formica topped oval table. So in marches this small band of “masked” young men, who then proceed to beat down said painfully white persons.

I just have so many questions. Did the masked men yell “KKK motherfuckers” prior to said beat-down? How did the local law enforcement cotton on to who the beat-downers were? What did the other patrons in the place do – sit there in stunned awe? Did the masked men just run out the door when they were done and run to their car (which everyone in town recognized)? Did the alleged perpetrators of the beat-down just up an surrender when law officers came to arrest them? Are they in jail or out on bond now? What is the mood of the town once it was known that the recipients of said beat-down were at the very least partaking of child pornography, if not also white supremacists?

Theatre of the absurd. Or perhaps just Tuesday in Murika. Whatchya think?

prommie May 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I want to see the TV movie!

sewollef May 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Good questions all. America sadly, is all out of good answers.

Short story:
I'm told that my dad — shortly after WWII and his demob — got into a couple of fights down his local pub, when one or two of the other regulars threw around racial epithets.

My dad apparently argued that West Indians, sikhs, Indians, Pakistanis, etc, had all fought alongside [white] Brits during the war, and he wasn't going to stand by and have veterans abused because of the colour of their skin. So he punched the racists out.

That made me proud — even though I hadn't been born at that point. And made me realise that we don't have to put up with this shit and can take action ourselves.

That's what he did way back in 1947… considering what he experienced between 1939-45, I'm only surprised he didn't kill them.

Dr. Nick Riviera May 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I have been tho this restaurant. It's an authentic Irish restaurant that I take my husband to for his birthdays (he's British) and special occassions. The average age on any given sunday must be the low sixties.

The assailants were actually from Indiana, so nobody recognized them. the white supremacists were from all over IL, so nobody recognized them either. The first reporting, people were blaming black youths.

Mumbletypeg May 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Check out the website. Lamp-posts and quaint charm. Should be voted Most Patriotic Place To Park Your Duff.

not that Radio May 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Oh, it's quaint alright. My father, who grew up near there, and fled at the first opportunity, described it as "dangerously close to Indiana".

natoslug May 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

As a progressive lefty type, this story is difficult. I really want to be able to say the Sutherlins were wrong to beat on the child porning white supremacist shitstains, but my first instinct is to feel the Sutherlins were wrong for getting caught. At what point is it necessary to use abhorrent behavior to point out that a civil society does not accept abhorrent behavior?

sewollef May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Damn it. There's always one who'll ask the awkward, and oh-so-pertinent question.

It used to be argued in leftist groups in Europe [probably still is for all I know], that there was no place in a democracy for free speech for fascists [or nazis].

Given what Europe experienced in the 20th century, the position of, "I hate what you say, but will defend your right to say it," mantra is a difficult one to accept unflinchingly.

Germany has a law on their books that makes it a crime to proselytize Nazi or racist ideology. The Nazi insignia, dress, flag or paraphernalia is strictly illegal, and is subject to federal criminal prosecution.

Not the same as physical violence against the fascist/nazi, but a close, judicial second in my view. And that I can unflinchingly support.

Chet Kincaid May 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

That's great for Germany, but guess who would be quickly legislated out of existence if free speech and free assembly were up to lawmakers here? Your lefty, progressive ass, that's who.

Chet Kincaid May 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

When did progressive lefties start believing it was ok to get in a mob and beat people for assembling based on their beliefs? When did progressive lefties start believing that criminal charges discovered after a person became a victim of mob violence retroactively justify people getting in a mob and clubbing other people?

natoslug May 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

If I go snark-free for a moment, I don't actually agree that it is justifiable to beat on the skinheads, no matter how richly they deserve it. Okay, that was half snark-free.

biblioteq_tress May 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

This does draw up one of those conundrums that we pinkos have to face within our own book clubs. Amongst my particular Liberal Mutual Admiration Society, I am among the few non-pacifists. I think war should be avoided and other means attempted until and unless the damage inflicted by war is less than the damage of not going to war (Example: US Civil War). That does not make me a club thumping thug, Irish though I may be and drunk though I occasionally am. Nevertheless, this story was first sent to me by two friends who seemed to think I'd approve. Nope. A mob is a mob, even if the pitchforks are firmly aimed at a real monster. The first leader who figured out how to get a group to join in righteous anger probably conquered his continent.

Chet Kincaid May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

To answer your final question: when women start killing their babies at Planned Parenthood Murder Emporiums on every other corner!!!1!

natoslug May 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

That's why I always take my women to the Abortionplex. Shorter lines, and nowhere near as tacky as the corner PPME. Plus, they take my punch card.

biblioteq_tress May 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Is that the Frequent Fetus card?

prommie May 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Finally, some GOOD news, some happy news. I hope there was neck-stomping AND throat-punching.

Tundra Grifter May 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Well, it's not like those anti-racists put a plastic bag of dog poop in a neighbor's mailbox.

Lionel[redacted]Esq May 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I think we can all agree this is Obama's fault.

Wile E. Quixote May 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I would have figured National Review Online.

keinsignal May 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I've read the story three times and I still don't see where I'm supposed to get my free sammich. Do I just show up and ask, do I have to show a card? I'm not a white supremacist, I'm just really hungry.

OldWhiteLies May 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

You, Sir, have skewered the true heart of the problem!

Where's my free sammich? Sumbuddy said free sammich, dammit; and I want mine! And there's mustard, right, cause I want mustard on it …

(After reading your comment I nearly fell out of my chair LOLing for multiple minutes – the other guys in our IT cave were looking at each other as if wondering who was going to have to provide CPR.)

Chow Yun Flat May 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

The Storm Front people were from around the country–they must have crossed state lines with the intent to incite a riot. Since Judge Julius Hoffman is no longer with us, citizens had to make sure the law was enforced.

GortRay May 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

As an anglo-celtic-helvetico-nordic american i am deeply offended by….I don't know, there must be something. Anyway, racist child-porn discussers probably deserve to get their asses stomped.

BZ1 May 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

White guys beating up white guys, what is the world coming to?? Don't answer, I like the mystery.

CapnRadio May 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

A mob from Tinley Park? Must have been dissatisfied with their lawn seats at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater (formerly the Tweeter Center Chicago, formerly the World Music Theater).*

*Note: this comment is snark-specific to southern Chicago area denizens and alumni. Northsiders have to deal with the crappy lawn at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre.

not that Radio June 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Alpine Valley? Certainly you mean Ravinia.

CapnRadio June 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Hmm. I was never part of the wine and cheese set (well, I suppose not until my married life). During my concert-going days, I actually made the trip from the south 'burbs to Wisconsin twice: Robert Plant with Alannah Myles opening and G 'n R with Skid Rowe in tow. Jealous?

Oh, and I did hit up Poplar Creek before it closed to see Mr. Robert Zimmerman with a Steve Earle warm-up.

not that Radio June 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

The Moody Blues at Poplar Creek was my first (unaccompanied by adults) concert. A bunch of us nerds took a break from playing D&D long enough to get out and see some aging rockers. I spent summers with my grandmother in Glencoe during my youth, so we would have occasion to get to Ravinia once in awhile. Torn between my Northside mother's family and my Southside father's family, I became a self-loathing Cubs fan.

Oh, and I saw Morrissey with Depeche Mode at Tinley Park — jealous?

CapnRadio June 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

My wife might be, although she wasn't much for Morrissey after the Smiths went boom. On what side do you fall in the Gahan/Gore debate?

Ah, I grew up a southside Cubs fan (I was born and raised in teeny border town Lynwood). FRATERNITY! I'll never recover. One of my oases in a lifetime of perpetual losing is a left-leaning Cubs message board: sonsofivy.com

If you're ever bored, you should browse. I'd be curious if you could pick me out based on my Wonkateering.

larrykat May 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

The assholes here are the "Hoosier Anti Racist Movement" morons.

babyeinstein May 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Do go on.

An_Outhouse May 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

All I've heard the last ten years is how we need to pre-emptively kick brown ass. Apparently you can pre-emptively kick white ass, too. My guess is the race haters crawl back under their rock now.

Spurning Beer May 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Down at the Chatterbox Cafe, Carl Janke sent back his meatloaf platter because it was "a little pink in the middle." Then he waved around his Glock with the extra-capacity clip and shouted something about mixing the races. Old Mrs. Johanssen, who's a little hard of hearing, thought he said "Nixon is racist," and hauled off and whacked him in the jaw with her cane. Carl decided to eat the meatloaf after all rather than try to explain himself to Mrs. Johanssen.

Clankie May 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

There's not only one good kind of violence, but if there were a best kind of violence, its violence against child porn-and-illegal weapon collecting white supremacists. Since they're also not just taking their lumps like they should, I would like to see more of this in the future for them.

Personally, I think I will express myself by following people with birther bumperstickers back to their foreclosure palaces, where I will leave them bound and tied in the basement for my amusement while I kick it for a couple days, making sure to close all the windows and turn all the gas on before I leave. Much like some sort of predatory wasp. You know, there's just going to be so many different opportunities in Mitt Romney's America.

ttommyunger May 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

This is the problem with most violent types, they are fucking stupid. If you can't deliver a beat-down without getting busted, don't get into the beat-down business, Buckwheat.

Negropolis May 23, 2012 at 3:04 am

Yo, Anti-Racist Action Network, Imma let you finish, but John Brown did the best anti-racist action evah.

Negropolis May 23, 2012 at 3:09 am

This white-on-white crime has got to stop! Won't someone think of the children? Won't anyone think of the children?!

not that Radio June 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

"Our ex-Yankees pitchers are better than their ex-Yankees pitchers"

That's a funny site. I suppose I've never looked for a sarcastic, left-leaning Cubs message board before. (Slaps forehead) There was one commenter whose signature line included a link to "the Hinky Dinky Radio Hour". I was unfamiliar with Hinky Dinky — a chain of grocery stores? But I *am* familiar with Hinky Dink's Pub, 111th St in Mt Greenwood. I witnessed some interesting Cubs-on-Sox fan violence there, once. Brothers. Just like the Civil War. This is Mrs Dewey's old stomping ground, the Greater Worth-Alsip-Chicago Ridge Metroplex.

I know about Lynwood — Dad grew up in Park Forest, the place he said was "dangerously close to Indiana". Lynwood even more so. I even dated a girl from Hazel Crest. Not at all close to Wheaton. Why was I drawn to Southsiders? Must be a sickness. There's that self-loathing thing again.

not that Radio June 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I'm finally in the top of the 9th of Friday's Cubs-Twins game. I've got the Roku MLB thingie, which will only let me watch historic games or the "free game of the day", which is never the Cubs, because why would it be?

Although, for the live experience, I am incredibly spoiled by Albuquerque's awesome new AAA stadium, where we can sit 5 rows off the home dugout, in the shade, practically in the pitcher's face. I don't think I could go back to the major league stadiums. It's about the size of the Cactus League stadiums, seats 13,000, with all mod cons. We just went this past Thursday, and it was a rockin' 12-8 loss for the home team, but oh well!

Did you go to one of the meetup drinky things last night?

CapnRadio June 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Yeah, it's a great site, well worth tripping around from time to time. A bunch of us actually meeting up at Wrigley in July for the annual get-together (although this will be my first time for the hootenanny). So that'll be my first internet reveal situation. Practice for Wonkette circle jerks? Maybe.

Worth–THE FRIENDLY VILLAGE! True story: I first kissed Mrs. Fatback in a park off of Harlem back in 19-dickety-three. Luckily, no brawling baseball gangs were there to ruin the romance (although a month later, upon a return visit to the park one morning, a cop pulled up to us in the park, stopped our lip mashing, and apologetically told us that he had gotten a report that there were people "going through the various stages on undress."

As far as your affliction goes, I think I can neatly explain it (I'm guessing you're around my age): Southside girls' hair was bigger. It was all the Aqua Net and banana clips. Don't even get me started about Indiana girls.

CapnRadio June 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Sorry about the delay. I truly was knocking grades out. Gave out my first Incomplete in over a decade. Lesse how that turns out.

That stadium is gorgeous–and as a bonus, they've owned the Simpsons connection. I didn't realize that and now I'll have to get a cap. Since moving to Columbus, I've seen the Clippers have 3 major league affiliations (Yankees, Nationals, Indians) and move into a beautiful new park–although I sort of miss the spooky charm of the left field cemetery at the old one. It's funny that you mention how AAA baseball won you over, as I've had a similar experience. MLB tickets (especially to Wrigley) are far too expensive, and a 12-8 game in AAA is genuinely a good time. And the dime-a-dog night is dangerous.

Being in Columbus, the Detroit get-together would have been doable if I wasn't grading/passing out from grading/doing months worth of yard work Mrs. F has been patiently waiting for me to get to. Plus I would have had to do the trip solo, as my wife sort of disses the Wonk. The reasons aren't political, but they are complex and best explained over a cherry cola.

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