By Michael O'Brien

More charges filed against Bloom basketball players...

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From the SouthtownStar....

Two Bloom High School basketball stars accused of robbing a couple Oct. 13 in Chicago Heights have been indicted on additional charges.

Rajsaun Thompson and Brian Conway, both 17, initially were charged with armed robbery, but a Cook County grand jury also has indicted them for felony kidnapping and unlawful restraint, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office said.

They are accused of attempting to rob a 35-year-old disabled woman and her 32-year-old male friend near a bank in the 200 block of Joe Orr Road.

The woman contends that Thompson and a third attacker, who has not been charged, planned to sexually assault her before they fled when police arrived at the scene, responding to a call of shots fired.

Both teens' families have insisted that they are innocent. Thompson and Conway are next due in court Nov. 18.

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Can you say careers done? Can you say life turned upside down? What was going through those guys minds? Ruin a great future and for what? Once again where were the parents letting them be out at that hour of the morning? Well we will see what happens with the trial. Lots of talent, wasted youth.

YOU SAID THE PARENTS LET THEM OUT, HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY
LET THEM OUT!
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THEY EVER CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL?
GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU BLOG!
HOW DO YOU KNOW IT WAS THEM?
INNOCENT BEFORE PROVEN GUILTY, THE AMERICAN WAY!

Phil..., buddy,... Wake up and read the facts available to you.
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/1224757,101608bloomplayers.article

The arrest was for an action that happened after 1 am on a Wednesday. A school night. If they didn't come home from school by 1 am, than that makes the home life they had even sadder. Do prisons have basketball teams like the Longest Yard & football?

They are old enough to know if they had quality parents for the first 17 years of thier lives, but I doubt they had that, so they needed to be mirco-managed by parents, who failed them..

Sad - truly sad.

Phil, get a clue. The parents are responsible for kids no matter whwere they are and are to blame for them not being home. I hope they get tried as adults and go straight to the hooskow.

Barnyard excrement! Dist.206 should expel them asap. If they play bucketball for the Bloomers, there is no justice in the world.

If you are arrested usually you have done something wrong. If they did not come home from school then it is the parents fault. You should know where your children are. I hope they did not do it but where there is smoke there is fire. God Bless to all.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME THAT I COMMENT ON THIS,
BUT YOU ADVISED ME TO LOOK AT THE SO-CALLED FACTS IN
THE CASE FROM THE SOUTHTOWN NEWSPAPER, AND A WORD
JUMPED OUT AT ME FROM PARAGRAPH 1, IT SAID ACCUSED
NOW IF I AM ACCUSED OF SOMETHING THAT MEANS THEY THINK
I DID IT, NOT THAT I DID IT!
I KNOW SOME OF YOU SAY THROW THEM UNDER THE JAIL AND
THROW AWAY THE KEYS, BUT HONESTLY IF THESE YOUNG MEN
WERE YOUR CHILDREN WOULD YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY, WOULD
YOU NOT WANT DUE PROCESS FOR YOUR CHILDREN?
BUT PLEASE STOP TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY WERE
RAISED, AND WHO RAISED THEM, I DON'T KNOW, YOU DON'T
KNOW UNLESS YOU REALLY KNOW THIS FAMILY!
AND I HAVE A CLUE, SO WATCH YOUR FLIPPANT REMARKS,
I HAVE COACHED AND I AM A PARENT, I HAVE HELPED YOUNG
MEN GO TO COLLEGE, I AM ON THE PLAYING FIELD, I DON'T
LIKE THROWING PEOPLE UNDER THE BUS, AND YOU SHOULDN'T
EITHER!

MAYBE WE SHOULD TAKE THEM TO THE ZOO AND DROP THEM IN
THE LIONS DEN, THIS IS A SERIOUS SITUATION, IF YOU
CAN'T HELP, DON'T COMMENT, WE HAVE ENOUGH YOUNG PEOPLE
IN THE PRISONS OF AMERICA, IT IS BIG BUSINESS AND THEY
NEED CUSTOMERS, THAT'S WHY IF THEY DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY
ARE ACCUSED OF AND THEY GO INSIDE, THEY WILL NEVER BE
THE SAME!
I PRAY NONE OF YOU GO THROUGH WHAT THEIR FAMILIES ARE
GOING THROUGH!

Have they even gone into court yet?
I think a lot of people are jumping to conclusions.

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