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3 killed, 17 injured in overnight shootings
Chicago Tribune ^
| Peter Nickeas
Posted on 10/08/2011 10:12:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
At least three people were killed and at least 17 others wounded, including nine teenagers, in shootings across the city late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
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KEYWORDS: chicago; shootings
Budget cuts to libraries and elimination of midnight basketball. What do you expect? /sarc.
"World Peace 1.20.09."
posted on 10/08/2011 10:13:44 AM PDT
Welly, this is Chicago. Just because they are dead doesn’t mean they can’t vote democrat. Haven’t you been reading FR?
posted on 10/08/2011 10:18:17 AM PDT
by Former Proud Canadian
(Obamanomics-growing poverty one day at a time)
After a couple weekends of cool, rainy weather. That was the first sunny warm Friday night here in Chicagoland. Weather will be the same tonight so expect another 15 shootings.
posted on 10/08/2011 10:24:53 AM PDT
I’m sure all the OWS patriots will descend on Chicago to protest this outrage any minute now! Those damn bankers shooting up the place. sigh.
posted on 10/08/2011 10:27:13 AM PDT
by Thom Pain
(OMG ABO USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
Or what is referred to as Friday in Chicago.
posted on 10/08/2011 10:27:42 AM PDT
(Slower traffic keep right)
As soon as I read the headline, I somehow knew it had to do with Chicago.
posted on 10/08/2011 10:29:21 AM PDT
(I don't suport any of them....)
Wow. Seven posts and no one has said it so it’s up to me. The Amish on a rampage again?
posted on 10/08/2011 10:30:34 AM PDT
(Please Lord. Come get the liberals.)
I’m sure there was a lot of community organizing that went into that shooting.
The street gang community has learned a lot from Obama about organizing.
posted on 10/08/2011 10:31:03 AM PDT
Not to be cynical; 19 of the 20 shootings were in heavily minority areas, some with severe gang problems. (Chicago has an estimated 50,000 street gang members, but at those numbers, who’s counting?) The one odd one was the shooting at Ashland and Irving Park, about a mile from Wrigley Field.The Lakeview area contains primarily a young, hip, professional, semi-professional people. Equal opportunity drive by? The new mayor, Rahm Emmanuel (nicknamed Tiny Dancer) knows the city is down 2,000 cops and another 250 retiring by year end (out of total 14,000) but can’t seem to find the money in the budget to hire more police officers. And the City of Chicago still has the most stringent gun laws in the U.S. hmmmmm get yours, sucka.
posted on 10/08/2011 10:34:01 AM PDT
by john drake
(Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
A quiet night in Chicago, no?
posted on 10/08/2011 10:34:38 AM PDT
(The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
To: john drake
Did the new DHS "Minority Report" system predict this?
(Hmmmm, naming the system after the movie would be strangely appropriate, don't ya think?)
posted on 10/08/2011 10:37:44 AM PDT
(So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
Sounds like Chicago needs a community organizer.
posted on 10/08/2011 10:59:25 AM PDT
(I will vote for Perry if he's the last man standing against Romney. ~ Jim Robinson 10/5/2011)
Meanwhile, in my part of armed to the teeth downstate Il. ......(crickets chirping)
posted on 10/08/2011 11:06:33 AM PDT
(Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
Well they could try a ban on handguns except for those registered with the city government prior to enactment of the law. The law would also specify that such handguns had to be re-registered every two years or owners would forfeit their right to possess them. And then they could toughen the law to require annual re-registration........
Well they could try outlawing all guns........
Well they could try those Gunshot location systems........(I know they always have the dead body)........
Well they could require Bullet Marking........
Well they could try a gun buyback program........
Well they could try snitching........
Well they could try making it illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison for those convicted of or under indictment for a felony punishable by more than one year in prison, someone convicted of a misdemeanor punishable by more than two years in prison, a fugitive from justice, an unlawful user of any controlled substance, someone who has been ruled as mentally defective or has been committed to any mental institution, an illegal alien, someone dishonorably discharged from the military, someone who has renounced his or her U.S. citizenship, someone subject to certain restraining orders, or someone convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor to possess a gun........
Well they could have a no issue Right-to-carry law where concealed carry is generally forbidden........
posted on 10/08/2011 11:07:51 AM PDT
More Amish running amok???
posted on 10/08/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT
A usual Friday night. Today is Saturday. Let’s see what they report tomorrow.
It sure gets quiet south of I-80, doesn’t it.
posted on 10/08/2011 11:18:16 AM PDT
(The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
Anyone got a running total for deaths in Iraq & Afghanistan vs Chicago & NYC or NOLA?
posted on 10/08/2011 11:41:00 AM PDT
(Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
Well, it's been an Indian—whoops, pardon—Native American Summer here in Chicago. Temperatures approaching the eighties. The natives are out and about. And restless. When the cold snap returns—we had one a week ago—the shooting/stabbing/clubbing numbers will decline. Also, much of the mayhem will move indoors as the natives quarrel over shoes, play stations, drugs, and all the other shiny objects of their failed, depraved subculture.
posted on 10/08/2011 11:49:39 AM PDT
Just venting anger from the Property Tax increase . . .
posted on 10/08/2011 11:59:02 AM PDT
(I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
Ever notice that most of these shootings take place well between mid-night and daylite? Don’t most rats and other vermin come out at night to play? Sarcastic but quite similar I’d say.
posted on 10/09/2011 4:56:36 AM PDT
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