5 'Attackers' Appear Before County Judge, 2 'Targets' Charged Separately

Five Indiana men were accused of felony mob action, among other charges, during a Monday afternoon court appearance. Two men who prosecutors say were targeted in the Ashford House attack were charged separately.

Bail was set Monday for in . 

Two among those targeted in the attack, , were also charged. They appeared before a judge separately.

Dylan J. Sutherlin, 20, Cody Lee Edward Sutherlin, 23, and Alex R. Stuck, 22, all of Bloomington, Ind.; joined Jason W. Sutherlin, 33, of Gosport, Ind.; and John S. Tucker, 26, of Spencer, Ind., in front of Cook County Associate Judge Terence B. Smith. A group of about a dozen showed in court to support the suspects. Several of them collectively gasped when the highest bail amount—$250,000 for Jason Sutherlin because of his criminal background—was set.

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The men, three of whom are brothers, were charged with one count each of felony mob action, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. Bail for Cody Sutherlin was set at $200,000 and that for Dylan Sutherlin, Stuck and Tucker was set at $175,000 each.

Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Mike Deno said the group was among 15 to 20 people who stormed the Ashford House restaurant on 159th Street in Tinley Park around 12:30 p.m. May 19. They were there to attack members of the Illinois European Heritage Association, whom defendants allege are associated with white supremacy forums WhiteNewsNow and StormFront, Deno said.

Assistant Public Defender David Colaris declined to comment after Monday's court appearance, as did those in the group who showed in solidarity on behalf of the five defendants. While leaving the courthouse, some yelled at reporters, some flipped off television cameras and others insisted the group of attackers that day numbered 15—not as many as 30, as others have reported.

Two men who were among those attacked were arrested, too. 

Steven E. Speers, 33, of Grand Forks, N.D., was arrested that day on a warrant out of Dallas County, Texas, for possession of child pornography. Francis John Gilroy Jr., 65, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon. Court documents indicate that Gilroy is a "transient."

Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro said the arrests were made "through information they learned" by talking with those attacked. Gilroy admitted to police that he had a loaded semiautomatic handgun in his car, according to court documents. He was convicted in 2002 of manufacturing marijuana in Lowndes County, Georgia, prosecutors said.

Assailants were "partially masked," Deno said, noting that they wore black scarves, hooded sweatshirts and other facial coverings . Attackers were armed with steel batons and hammers, Deno said.

They drove from the scene in a red Dodge Neon, which was one of three getaway cars, according to Tinley Park police. Ashford House owner Mike Winston said Monday morning that the cars were parked behind the adjacent restaurant, Rocco's Little Italy.

Winston said he came from the kitchen area when he heard commotion in the restaurant that day and saw two men flipping tables in a dining area. Thinking the incident was isolated to the duo, he chased them and pinned one to the ground.

"If I knew there were 18 in the group, I wouldn't have done that," he said, adding that a cluster of five men began beating him while he detained the one assailant. He had a scrape on his head while working Monday but had not been hospitalized.

In court, assistant public defender Jack Verges pointed out scratches on Gilroy’s body and dried blood on his shirt, and then asked that, because Gilroy is both a victim and defendant, jail guards separate him from his accused attackers. Judge Smith said he would sign the order and set bail at $25,000.

Jack Norton, chief of the Fifth Municipal District Courthouse sheriff’s police, watched as about 15 of his deputies flanked Judge Smith’s courtroom.

“There will be no mob action in here,” he said.

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Chronicles of Bob May 25, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Did I put it somewhere else? I can't seem to find Chapter one of my Chronicles?
Whites Irish Heritage May 25, 2012 at 08:30 PM
This mob attack on Tinley Part was about the Race vs Anti-Race issue. There are races, science has proven this well with drugs and biology. Lenin was mixed-race, like Obama. Lenin set up the Anti-Race Gulag camp extermination system in which an estimated genocide of 60 million people was carried out. People of over 200 ethnic and racial groups in Russia, people who refused to destroy their own kind, people who loved their race, heritage, ethnic cultures. NAACP AJC WN Let race be. Race is Organic. Race is Natural. Race is Healthy. Race is Good. Denying race, destroying race, has led to genocide.
Bob Lewis May 25, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Denise Du Vernay. You insinuate that my comments are not relevant to the story or your comments. After I address that then you attempt to change your tact, most likely due to the circumstance that you have no semi intelligent retort. Denise Du Vernay, you chose to go down the path, when someone illustrates your missteps you resort to more ignorance. Check and Mate. Note to tom, I am exercising my right to free speech and the opportunity that this publication affords It's readers to post comment. I am in strong opposition to Ms. Du Vernay's comments on the subject matter and intend to reply as I deem necessary and prudent. This being America you are most welcome to repeat your request.
Denise Du Vernay May 25, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Bob Lewis, I don't know what missteps you're referring to, but I do know that you've ignored most relevant points made by many people on this thread that inconveniently don't fit into your narrow view. You've tried to suggest that my comment: "White is a skin color, not a culture, religion, heritage, or ethnicity. There is no white culture" should be applied to African-Americans as well, but that's simply not true. Your previous post explained why it's impossible when you discussed how most African-American and European-American emigration and Americanization experiences are vastly different (slavery vs. choice). Hence, they cannot generally be described in the same terms. That is what I meant by "you answered your own question."
Whites Irish Heritage May 25, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Anyone can join WN groups as well. Or the French National Front, or the BNP. The point of the American Jewish Congress or the Black Women for Obama groups is they are led by, and have an interest in, supporting a specific race.
Whites Irish Heritage May 25, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Denise Du Vernay, You have said "There is no white culture." . Culture gains an identity by the people who create it. So if White Europeans created what is known as Classical Music, with it's accompanying works, it is related to that race of people. Culture does migrate and invaders to take it over, the Roman Empire saw much of this, however there does retain the principle of authorship. The Race that authored the artwork or genre, owns that creative title and ouvre. It would violate UN Human Rights law to take away the right of a specific group's authorship.
Whites Irish Heritage May 25, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Culture is created by authorship, which is a protected identity right. Thus "White culture" would mean authorship by White Race people, or you can call them European. Existence of culture implies authorship. Migration of culture does not make culture, it modifies an existing, already authored, culture.
Whites Irish Heritage May 25, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Denying people, even Whites, authorship on culture would be like denying the Komi people their identity, and saying they didn't exist, that they were part of the glorious Global USSR socialist slave state now. This stripping of culture away from group identity was practiced in the deathly USSR. They killed so many native Komi artists that there were ghost towns. Whether micro-culture like the Komi of Russia, or macro-culture such as Indian music scales, or European music scales, there is still ethnic and yes, racial, identity that can never be negated.
Bob Lewis May 25, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Denise Du Vernay, It's amusing how you twist, turn and dodge a direct question. If that makes you feel better then more power to you. You have decided what is and what is not relevant for me. How very arrogant of you. Then you decided that my beliefs in regards to African Americans having ancestors from different countries in Africa is "simply not true". Are you the mysterious "Oracle", finally risen from obscurity to answer the infinite quests of humankind? Not every black person living in America is here because their ancestors were slaves. Just the ones you want to talk about. There is a white culture in America, deal with it. We like to attend sporting events, including baseball, football, basketball, hockey and auto racing. We favor rock n roll and country music. Check out the demographics for viewers of most sitcoms on TV. Surprise! There is a rich and wonderful white culture in America that has nothing to do with white supremacy or racism. Many white people like to spend time with other white people because of the many things they have in common. Thats why they call it a culture. Because you say it doesn't exist has absolutely no relevance to its actual existence. And that brings us back to the point. Yes, a group of white people CAN celebrate their white culture without being racist or promoting racism. Relevant enough for you now? Have a great Memorial Day weekend. I will.
Denise Du Vernay May 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM
That's not what my comment says. I reread it to ensure that the misunderstanding is on your end and not the fault of my wording, and the wording is fine. Apart from everything else that's wrong with what you're saying, I'll just point out the obvious: White people did not invent rock and roll.
WA Mama May 26, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Way to get outta paying the check.
WA Mama May 26, 2012 at 02:12 PM
And again, why would all those people, from all over, decide to meet at Ashford House? I know that technically, Ireland is in Europe, but it seems to be an oddly specific restaurant to just meet up in. Hard to get to off a highway, just an odd choice.
WA Mama May 26, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Okay, so for anyone keeping score, White Rabid has deliciouly found a recruit in Bob, and I will be voting for Denise in the next election, for any office of her choosing, because of her spunk and grace under fire. Although Denise, PLEASE stop posting here, now, because what we have now done is given a bunch of lunatics a forum in which to spew poison. I'm with you 100%, girl, but let's cut off communications with them starting now.
Whites Irish Heritage May 26, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Anti-Race terror gang attacked Tinley Park's Irish Ashford House restaurant. Now people have been trying to say the anti-race people are "really good". When in fact the ideology they come from, anti-race, was responsible for the genocide of USSR's marxism. The USSR constitution was in fact the world's first "anti-race" one, and its Gulag death camp system did the genocide of 62 million people. So there is nothing good or noble about the anti-racists, they support genocide. The Anti-Race masked, violent, gang need to be prosecuted for attacking White race people at an Irish restaurant. We must as a community stand together and not allow such anti-race hatred to take root here.
Bob Lewis May 26, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Denise Du Vernay, not quite sure which comment youre trying to interpret for me. Could it possibly be "There is no white culture. There is no shared white heritage." or "Organizations based on whiteness are not intended to celebrate a propensity for sunburn, a love of Diet Coke (or whatever it is that white people have a fondness for); rather, such groups are created to exclude those who are nonwhite and to emphasize difference." From 5:48 pm on Thursday? Also, if you can control your selective vision you may realize that I didn't say or infer that white people invented rock n roll, although I could surely present a compelling case on behalf of white rock n roll fans everywhere. I explained that rock n roll is part of white culture. Denise Du Vernay, I can do this all day. I am very appalled that a professional journalist such as you would take part in and promote the sarcasm that I've read from your earlier posts, long before I joined the discussion. I understand that you didn't write the story and that you are commenting as a citizen. That doesn't mean you have to step so far out of your profession as you exercise your constitutional rights. For that part, shame on you. Regrettably I must move on, my brother Jerry always confuses this holiday with Labor Day and is getting dressed for the telethon.
lynne May 27, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Wow. Someone can be socialist and fascist at the same time. That's incredible!! Someone obviously never paid attention in Economics class or even looked up big words in a dictionary. I didn't know two different ends of the political spectrum could be the same thing. I guess old Webster has it wrong.
George May 27, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Mr Winston of the Ashford House got what he deserved. He robbed a $100 deposit for a party he refused to reimburse. Well I hope it cost you a lot and besides I spent a lot of money going to your restaurant and will never go back again. I hope you suffer.
Marine Sniper May 27, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I am in agreement with you. I have had the unfortunate intervention of her moronic rantings. She usually does not hold up in any type of rebuttal. She will "quote" many of the other posters, thinking and probably hoping you are not familiar with a certain comment or analogy. Her "views" are plagiarized in many of her "comments". And like you posted, it is difficult to say you are proud to be White, without the unfounded and biased rant that you are a racist for openly being proud to admit to such. We could not start a White College Fund without the immediate attack of the biased media that has plagued and badgered our nation since the first affirmative action ?president? was put in place. Our nation needs a President that we can once again be proud to call our President! A man or woman who will lead us ethically and morally in the right direction our forefathers intended us to travel. May God bless our nation. I say this with White Pride NOT, white supremacy. Bless our White Forefathers and the intuitiveness they saw that made our nation a nation of free people, regardless of skin color, race, or religion, or lack there of. USMC Semper Fi!
George May 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM
http://southsideara.blogspot.com/2012/05/beckie-williams-hacked-private-info.html Take a look at their website I hope someone hacks those idiots.
Billable Hours May 28, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Dennis Miller how has this president not "led us ethically and morally in the right direction" (Happy Memorial Day BTW)? I truly can't wait for your answer. Make it good, we're having a lot of people over today and we need a good laugh! Don't let me down!!
Chronicles of Bob May 29, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Well Billable, I do have to take Snipers position on this. It was our forefathers who made sure to to write into the constitution that owning people was illegal, letting blacks, women, and the poor to vote would be allowed and protected.... Prior to this biased, lame stream media taking over, I swear I remember seeing footage of George Washington and Ben Franklin talking about it at a mixer. Here is the transcript I "googled", just so no one thinks I plagerized. (GW) "Yo BF! what is up with this crazy ass slavery thing!" (BF)I know right! G, seriously. We need to do something about this and why we all hating on the women. (GW) Dude, tell me about it. Martha is PISSED! (Hancock) What's up Bro's? Check this out. Wrote me my first article for the constitution. "Bless our White Forefathers and the intuitiveness they saw that made our nation a nation of free people, regardless of skin color, race, or religion, or lack there of." (GW) Wait, what? Like as in today? (Hancock) No, I was thinking like 1964.
White Irish Heritages3 May 31, 2012 at 10:04 AM
It has emerged that Steven Speers was an Anarchist with an "A" in a circle, anarchy tattoo on his chest and right arm. He was not a WN, but a Red. He was the one with the multiple battery convictions and child pornography warrant. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/576/snapshotgd.jpg/ So Steven Spears was one of the Anarchists, not one of the WN.
Rosenkr4nz June 14, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I thought the "Hatfields and the McCoys" fight was over! The ARA is going to lose this case and a civil suit. They will even lose their name "ARA" !
Ruby August 19, 2012 at 08:39 PM
White Rabbit- I am pure Irish out of Galway, reside south side of Chicago. Do your research on what you say!"our" people, those in Ireland have overcome,. Think speak. Every person has a right to be proud of who they are, where they came from, what they look like, and believe. In this country that is a luxury. Should anyone be hurt, no. Should millions of people be in the prison system no. I know a vast amount prideful Irish, Jew, African, Asian, Latino, Indian, European, rich and poor that have all faced racism in some form or another. There are groups that do defend the right to represent what ever you want, and are not considered racist in any way. The moment you separate and divide , phrasing with it "them" "us" "our people" "my people" you divide the human race. Groups not standing down to racism have done wonders in this country. Movement that started before any of us were born. Racism is present! disagree? stop,think real hard.Are you equal as the man across from you, in the next car over? Time is wasted, lives are subjected due to hate. Punishment is not the answer, education and awareness is. Communication and respect are lost on both sides when there is a line drawn down the middle. These people did not fly in and attack, there was so much information linked to this "meeting." Irish have done the same for years, we are full of pride and passion. Thank your heritage for fighting for equal rights. Have hope for all children to not be surrounded by any of this!!!!
Ruby August 19, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Respect each other for having pride. Be proud to me a man, a woman, pink, brown, tan, white, anything you decide you are. Do not fear others who are strong in beliefs. Define your own. Allow each other to take pride, walk tall. Respect is not hard. Non of us have more power, deserve a gold star. We all have struggles and pain. Walk in someone's shoes, live in their neighborhood. Lift each other up, not bash each other down. If you don't like someones opinion, walk on. Be better today and tomorrow. Knowledge and Self. Become involved to bring a positive tone during times of anger. Stop assuming anyone is right or wrong. You might be on the opposite end one day from where you are now.
lvent August 19, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Obama keeps demonizing the 1% ? Really Bob? In what way? The Warren Buffetts of the world are his spokespeople. Supremacists have hijacked the country. All of this in fighting is a mere distraction while the 1% steal the country. Obama is allowing them to do it. So are ALL of the politicians and law enforcement in general and most of the attorneys are bought and paid for by US via the crooks who continue the robbery of US. We are ALL PAYING FOR IT.
lvent August 19, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Fascism to install Complete Communism is the end stage result of Marxist Socialism. Marxist Socialism is the methodology of Communism. The LABOR FOR VALUE THEORY...which is slavery. Marxist Socialism is a set up to fail. They use Social Engineering to make people believe their lies such as the banks lend US money .... they don't. OBAMACARE, FRAUDCLOSURE, TBTF BAILOUTS are ALL fascism caused by the set up to fail of Marxist Socialism to create Complete Communism.
lvent August 19, 2012 at 10:40 PM
It's all a puppet show. The 1% would love to see all out anarchy. Then they could "fix" the problems they created with more ABUSE OF POWER... and declare martial law. Then they will have Obama institute all 900+ executive orders he signed and install Complete Government Control of everything....READ ABOUT IT HERE.... http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/do_obamas_executive_orders_reveal_a_pattern_.html#ixzz2152iJ2gV
lvent August 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Please allow me to repost that link..... http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/do_obamas_executive_orders_reveal_a_pattern.html
Mimereader2 October 01, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Youtube offers some very interesting videos of "Anti-racist Action," an organization which actually hopes someday to overthrow the United States and give all the rest of us the same treatment as they gave that resturant owner and the wedding party.


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