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On the night of March 22, Anna Green was allegedly hustling on the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road. But you could call her Brustmore Brown to get a response, or any of the other aliases she has given the Chicago police. The police report filed that night recorded a new name-Cinthy Jones.
“What you about?” Green shouted as she inched toward Chicago Police Officer Michael Yzaguirre, according to the arrest report. He wondered out loud if she was working. The question puzzled Green. After 299 arrests, she apparently had learned to be suspicious of prospective clients, so she said: “Are you the police?”
The undercover officer was quick to deny any police affiliation, and Yzaguirre hardly needed to court her.
“How about a blowjob for $20,” Yzaguirre said, according to the arrest report. Green allegedly agreed and the couple started to head toward an alley when she was arrested and read her Miranda rights.
Not that this was the first time Green has faced felony prostitution charges. According to hundreds of pages of court records, Green had been arrested at least 300 times and had been convicted multiple times. She has served multiple prison stints over the last 10 years, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections Web site.
But she keeps landing back in Uptown and some community leaders want her off the streets.
As Anna Jackson, she paid her debt to society after an aggravated assault conviction in 1997. Two years later she was Vernoica Tate and back in court for battery. Justice reveled in its seemingly endless string of victories: convictions for solicitation, and possession of drug paraphernalia, among other offenses
For as many records that exist inside court computers tied to Green’s fingerprints there are innumerable other depraved acts witnessed by Uptown residents, said Richard Thale, vice-president of the Public Safety Committee for the Uptown Chicago Commission.
“I don’t want there to be an arrest number 301,” said Thale, the leader of Uptown’s court advocacy group.
Thale works to keep the public abreast of high profile criminal cases in the area, and wants to deliver a silent message to the trial judge in her current case with a display of force-community members filling in the court room gallery to persuade the judge or jury that Green belongs in prison. Green has been living on the North Side for about 17 years, according to Donlee Thomas, her boyfriend of six years. Most recently, she had been staying on and off at the Cornerstone Community Outreach homeless shelter.
In April, Green pled not guilty to the charge of having “knowingly agreed to perform an act of sexual penetration.” She was later incarcerated.