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$100,000 Bail for Teen in Taped Beating

Raymond Palomino's attorney told the judge the bond was a "spit in the face."



    Warning: Video contains graphic violence. An attack on a teenager behind a CPS school was caught on tape and posted to YouTube. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012)

    Bond was set at $100,000 for a Chicago boy charged in the videotaped attack and robbery of another teen over the weekend.

    Raymond Palomino, 17, of the 3500 block of S. Hoyne, went before a judge Wednesday facing charges of robbery and aggravated battery. Palomino was the only one of six boys and a 15-year-old girl charged as an adult.

    The rest, cited as juvenile offenders, were turned over to the Juvenile Detention Center for processing, police said. Their names were not released.

    Palomino's attorney, Ilia Usharovich, told the judge the bail was a "spit in the face" because the family couldn't afford it and the teen is presumably innocent.

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    Michael Palomino, a Cook County sheriff's deputy, said his 17-year-old son Raymond, accused of beating another teen in a south side alley, is being treated unfairly.
    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012)

    The teen's father, Michael Palomino, a Cook County sheriff's deputy, said his son is being made the fall guy in the case.

    "He’s the only one charged as an adult," said Palomino. "They’re making it sound like he did everything. It’s just one side of the story."

    Around 4 p.m. Sunday, a 17-year-old male was attacked and robbed in an alley behind James Ward Elementary School at 28th and Princeton.

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    "It is not tolerable, and it does not represent what this city's values are and the good people of this city," Emanuel said of the videotaped beating.
    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012)

    A video of the attack posted online shows five males kicking and punching the victim while taunting him with racial slurs. The victim was eventually able to run away. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

    Police said Tuesday in a statement the incident does not appear racially motivated.

    "The message is really simple. This isn't able to be tolerated,and we'll do everything we can, whether it's on video or whether it's not on video, to apprehend people who engage in this type of behavior. And honestly, this is very clearly mob-type behavior," said Supt. Garry McCarthy.

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