|Screenshot of police photos of Tinley Park terrorists|
-- Top Row, left to right: Cody Sutherlin, Jason Sutherlin and Dylan Sutherlin, all brothers
-- Bottom Row, left to right: Alex Robert Stuck and John Steve Tucker
Five anti-racist terrorists have been charged with a host of felonies in association with the March 19th, 2012 attack upon 20 white nationalists at the Ashford House Restaurant in Tinsley Park, Illinois. Although South Side ARA initially bragged that 30 antifa participated in the attack, media sources almost universally set the number of attackers at anywhere from 15 to 18 now. But Tinley Park police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are working to identify up to 13 additional individuals who fled the scene.
None of the five are from Illinois, however. The five are identified as John Tucker, 26, of Martinsville, Ind.; Cody Sutherlin, 23, of Bloomington, Ind.; Dylan Sutherlin, 20, and Jason Sutherlin, 33, both of Gosport, Ind.; and Alex Stuck, 22, of Bloomington, Ind. All have been charged with felony mob action, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. A spokesperson for the Cook County State’s Attorney says more charges may be filed later pending the outcome of the initial investigation. Jason Sutherlin’s bail was set at $250,000 because of a previous felony conviction for a burglary charge. Cody Sutherlin’s bail was set at $200,000 in part because of a previous DUI in Indiana. The bail for the other three was set at $175,000. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Terence B. Smith approved the prosecution's high bail recommendation because the attacks were unprovoked and the perpetrators wore masks; their next court date is June 12th. According to information posted on Stormfront, mob action is a class 4 felony calling for 1-3 years in prison, while aggravated battery is a class 3 felony with a sentence of anywhere from 2-5 years.
The costs of the attack to the Ashford House are now being tallied. Restaurant owner Mike Winston, who was personally attacked by the antifas when he attempted to intervene, has said property damage repairs will cost $10,000 to $15,000, and that it has already cost him additionally in lost business revenue; a party that had booked a wedding shower for Sunday May 20th canceled, while Sunday brunch, which normally packs the place, filled only four tables.
It has also now been revealed that the white nationalist group meeting at the restaurant belonged to the Illinois European Heritage Association, said to be associated with the White News Now and Stormfront discussion forums. NBCChicago identifies one of the Heritage members as Beckie Williams, who was specifically targeted by One People's Project. Williams said she doesn't know where the "white supremacist accusations" came from, and added that the Saturday meeting was the first meeting of the group. Some have speculated on this Stormfront thread that the group might have contained an informant who was a pipeline to ARA, since ARA seemed to know when and where everything was going down.
The Chicago Tribune reports that two members of the Illinois European Heritage Association were also arrested. Steven Eugene Speers, 33, of Grand Forks, ND, was wanted on a warrant from Dallas County, TX, for possession of child pornography, while Francis John Gilroy Jr., 65, of West Palm Beach, FL, is charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon. VNN Forum members are concerned this information may be used to try and demonize the heritage group.