The father of one of seven Chicago teens charged with viciously beating another boy in a snowy South Side alley and then posting a video of it to YouTube says his son was being “made out to be the fall guy.” Michael Palomino, a 30-year veteran of the Cook County sheriff’s office, fumed on Wednesday after a judge slapped his son, Raymond, with felony aggravated battery and robbery charges and set his bail at $100,000. “He’s the only one charged as an adult,” Palomino said after the hearing, according to the Chicago Tribune. “They’re making it sound like he did everything. It’s just one side of the story.” Police and Michael Palomino say Sunday’s brutal assault was revenge for an earlier scuffle in which the victim and his friends jumped some of the goons seen in the video. After the video went viral, friends and relatives recognized Raymond — the only attacker not wearing a ski mask — and called his father, who then called the cops on his son, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “Being in law enforcement, I just couldn’t put my blinders on and not do anything after I saw what I saw,” Michael Palomino said. During the… Read full this story
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