Hairston still civic-minded after attack

By MEREDITH OGILVIE
Staff Writer

According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), a well-known protestor was arrested Sept. 10, at 3:43 p.m. in the 1700 block of East 67th Street for one felony count of threatening a public official and one misdemeanor count of resisting/obstructing a police officer following an alleged confrontation over gun violence.

Lamon Reccord, 17, has recently gained notoriety for his infamous stare down with CPD during protests over the Laquan McDonald shooting and subsequent cover up.

Reccord posted a video on his Facebook page of the encounter, where he stood outside Ald. Leslie Hairston’s (4th) vehicle and asked her about gun violence. Hairston said she was scared and called the police.

“This was not a protest, this was not a stare,” Hairston told public radio station WBEZ. “I am a woman. You never approach women like that. You never know who’s got what.”

Hairston said she didn’t realize at the time that Reccord was a juvenile, citing concern for the number of young African American males in the court system, she is now trying to work with Reccord and has invited him to get involved with politics at City Hall.

m.ogilvie@hpherald.com