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12-year-old girl among 10 shooting victims
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 6, 2012 | By Peter Nickeas

Posted on 05/06/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Ten people were shot between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning on the city's South and West Sides, including a man who died this morning after being shot on the Lower West Side and a 12-year-old girl who survived a gunshot wound on the West Side Saturday night.

The girl was standing on a sidewalk in the 500 block of North Springfield Avenue in East Garfield Park about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when she was shot in the left foot, police said. It's not clear exactly what the circumstances were that led up to the shooting, police said. She's in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

The girl's family didn't cooperate with the investigation, according to police.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; gangs; holderspeople; illinois; thugs
Where's Jesse Jackson? Al Sharpton? Does the 12 year old look like Obama's child?
1 posted on 05/06/2012 7:34:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Heartbreaker.

the whole country is as New York City under Abraham Beame.

2 posted on 05/06/2012 7:36:45 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Heartbreaker.

the whole country is as New York City under Abraham Beame.

3 posted on 05/06/2012 7:38:31 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hmmmm. 12 year old girl standing on a corner at 10:30 at night? Sure she’s going to get her some skittles.


4 posted on 05/06/2012 7:39:57 AM PDT by papageo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bogus story...guns are illegal in Chitown.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 7:40:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: papageo

“The girls family didn’t cooperate”........


6 posted on 05/06/2012 7:41:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: the invisib1e hand

“12-year-old girl among 10 shooting victims”

Impossible. Chicago has a “no guns” ban on firearm ownership. How could this be???????????

I do feel bad for the kids that get shot as MOST OF THE TIME, they are innocent victims. Why are these young kids still on the streets/sidewalks at 10:30 at night?


7 posted on 05/06/2012 7:42:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Sacajaweau
“The girls family didn’t cooperate”........

Sounds like a "snitches get stitches" neighborhood.

8 posted on 05/06/2012 7:45:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“a man who died this morning after being shot on the Lower West Side”
Just were on the body is the Lower West Side?


9 posted on 05/06/2012 7:46:36 AM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Man was shot on the Lower West Side.

Does that mean he was shot in the butt?


10 posted on 05/06/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: All

What kind of parent allows a 12-year old girl out on the streets at 10:30 at night?


11 posted on 05/06/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: 20yearvet

That really is one of the worst places to get shot.


12 posted on 05/06/2012 7:50:30 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: IMR 4350

LOL!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/06/2012 7:50:45 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Justice for Saint Skittles of Sanford!


14 posted on 05/06/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ChiCongo - what do you expect? Normal evening. Have to get the guns away from legal citizens so street gangs can’t steal them. See, that’s the gun problem. /sarc


15 posted on 05/06/2012 7:54:51 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: IMR 4350
Does that mean he was shot in the butt?

No, that would be the lower South side where all the asses are located.

16 posted on 05/06/2012 7:56:34 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Melinda in TN

None.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 7:57:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Sacajaweau

Ya, that jumped out at me too. Why in the heck would you NOT cooperate with police, if your child was shot? Assuming your child was an innocent victim of a shooting, why in the heck would you avoid cooperating with police?????


18 posted on 05/06/2012 7:59:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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CAPTION

19 posted on 05/06/2012 8:00:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Notice it said “family”, not parentS??


20 posted on 05/06/2012 8:01:26 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let me guess — all perps and victims are black? U.S. enemedia doesn’t want to touch these stories with a 10 foot pole. Reasons? They would be reporting on the epidemic of black on black crime which is very politically incorrect. And by reporting on the beyond abysmal amount of shootings in Chicago they would be highlighting the absolute failure of gun control legislation.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 8:07:21 AM PDT by jhroberts
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To: gibsosa

Yep, you’re right, the family wouldn’t cooperate.

It’s likely the girls doesn’t live with parents. She may be living in one of those ad hoc “family” arrangements, which are more common among ghetto people than among the rest of us.

And this “family” of hers wants nothing to do with the police.

Heck that right there is half the problem in the ghetto. Too many see the police an an enemy. Combined with the way the gangs intimidate people, it makes for many never solved drive by shootings and other crimes. Nobody will ever testify in court or file reports with police on things they have seen.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 8:08:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Melinda in TN

I guess things are different from when I grew up (1950s). Back than I wasn’t allowed outside after dark. And that included weekends. Most parents in my neighborhood were that way.

Today, even adults don’t hang around outside after dark unless they are buying drugs or something illegal.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 8:09:40 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Either ...

A) the parents are afraid of retribution from the gangs/dealers

or

B) she was being used a a courier for crack


24 posted on 05/06/2012 8:12:51 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ten people were shot between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning on the city's South and West Sides,...

Looks like an improvement of stats in Rahmtown this weekend.

Gun control must be improving things.

25 posted on 05/06/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Melinda in TN
What kind of parent allows a 12-year old girl out on the streets at 10:30 at night?

Maybe a parent who is also her pimp.

26 posted on 05/06/2012 8:16:11 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: Sacajaweau
any police investigation should END right then and there...
27 posted on 05/06/2012 8:29:26 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like the “little brothers” are warming up for this summer and fall. That is why you don’t see “Jesse & Al.”


28 posted on 05/06/2012 8:37:50 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, you must be mistaken. It is Canadians who are doing all the shooting.


29 posted on 05/06/2012 9:08:15 AM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, you must be mistaken. It is Canadians who are doing all the shooting.


30 posted on 05/06/2012 9:09:38 AM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I just read the article title - said to self “I bet this is Chicago”, clicked and “Voila!” - no surprise.

What does surprise me is how the media reports the weekly carnage in a gun-free city without any push for change. Its just like the reports for gas price increases. State the figure and there you go - that’s your news.

The real story is the complete collapse of a democrat controlled system with real people dying in a futureless society that makes gang-banging an attractive “lifestyle” to the poor “graduates” of the modern education system in a union-dominated, minority administered, corrupt government.

Its more than sad, it is criminal. IMHO.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 9:16:58 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just another normal weekend in Chicago.


32 posted on 05/06/2012 9:17:14 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Why would they not cooperate with police?

Maybe they were pimping the kid out, who knows?


33 posted on 05/06/2012 9:21:01 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Oh my God........ You may be right. Sickening to think that a 12 year old girl is out in the streets like that, but that could be why she was out there, and why her alleged family members won’t talk to the police.

This shows a different mindset, doesn’t it? Most of us here would take for granted, that if you are a crime victim, that of course you go to law enforcement to deal with it. But the mindset in the ghetto is different.


34 posted on 05/06/2012 9:25:21 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: GeronL
Why would they not cooperate with police? Maybe they were pimping the kid out, who knows?

Friendly fire.

35 posted on 05/06/2012 10:28:27 AM PDT by dznutz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We need to end this war in Chicago and pull our guys out of there......oh wait; I thought with the casualty count and all, well you know, my mistake.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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Reports from the fronts of the Black West and South sides. Obama’s South Side. Michelle said she wants to raise her girls to have “South Side values." Go figure.
The democrats have controlled Chicago for more than fifty years. One thing that keeps them in power is 99 percent of the African American vote. In return the African American community gets shot children, double digit unemployment and schools that produce functional illiterates. An appalling vista.
37 posted on 05/06/2012 12:56:26 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: P-Marlowe
I think I've been living in the rural back hills of Tennessee too long. The stupid things people in cities do amaze me sometimes. I can't imagine living in a place like Chicago or Memphis or any big city as far as that goes.

I'll never forget the first time my Dad drove us through downtown Chattanooga late one night. I was only about 10 but I was hanging out the window looking at all the lights and people. Suddenly I squealed “look at all those pretty women standing under the lights”. LOL Dad said “shut up and get back in the car”.

That was in the early 60’s so I can only imagine how much worse things are now!

38 posted on 05/07/2012 2:02:33 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Sacajaweau

And that right there is at the heart of the problem with serious crime in many urban black communities, yet no one wants to talk about things like that.


39 posted on 05/07/2012 3:00:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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