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Man, 7 teens charged in downtown muggings
Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2012 | Erin Meyer

Posted on 06/11/2012 6:56:10 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

An 18-year-old man was charged along with seven teenagers who were charged with mob action following a series of muggings carried out Saturday night by groups of attackers, including one that left a visitor from Michigan hospitalized with a broken jaw.

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KEYWORDS: barbarians; chicago; feral; muggings; urban
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"Groups of attackers." Sounds similar to "a herd of bison," "a colony of ants" or "a pack of coyotes."
1 posted on 06/11/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Or a gaggle of hoodies?


2 posted on 06/11/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

More hijinks by Holder’s people.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 6:58:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Amish are at it again...

4 posted on 06/11/2012 7:01:40 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why Ms. Meter, did you leave the race of the victims out?


5 posted on 06/11/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: MHGinTN
No, just wife beater tees.

He was just looking for skittles ya, know.

6 posted on 06/11/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: wac3rd

Well the web site does have a picture of the Obama’s son look alike


7 posted on 06/11/2012 7:05:14 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sudden Reparations Syndrome.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 7:07:06 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: MHGinTN

The youth gangs are coming up from the South Side, and invading formerly safe areas. This is very disturbing that this sort of thing keeps happening.

The gangs didn’t used to be so brazen about this. The gangs used to know their place and stay in their own neighborhoods.

I may get flamed for this. But, if the mayhem and chaos of the ghetto is going to spread to downtown and nice areas such as the Near North Side, areas where affluent residents live and tourists visit, is that good for the city of Chicago?

This article mentions upcoming events in the city such as Taste of Chicago. Do mob attacks such as this encourage, or discourage, people coming into the city?


9 posted on 06/11/2012 7:07:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Molon Labbie

Yep, the liberals might say, that these people are grappling with poverty, and are troubled by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, thus they commit crime.

I wonder if the liberals view of these people will change, if liberals more and more become the victims of mob attacks.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeStatement

they have to start having the same punishments for violent juveniles as adults and put them away for a good ten years in a very hard labor work camp.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 7:15:35 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: ConservativeStatement

If you’re not packin’ in Chicago, you’re crazy!

Screw their rules!

I have no obligation to be a victim.

And “NO!”, I wouldn’t stick around after defending myself, to answer a bunch of stupid questions.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 7:17:35 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Drugs like ‘bath salts’, cocaine, heroin, meth, etc. have the effect of lowering the persona to a primitive state. What we’re seeing is the junglizing of youth, black and white (here in E.TN it is the white youth being junglized via drug pyrolation of the brain). The primitive brain seeks stimulus. The culture feeds the freenzy mode via video games and over sexualized programming, while the illicit drug trafficking grows wealthy via the weeds they raise in the garden of a dying Republic.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 7:18:25 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Poverty my posterior. They do it because they like it, and they are being taught to do it from an early age.

Some liberals won’t see the light until they are beckoned to come into it.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 7:24:11 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Molon Labbie

Somebody wrote a song called “The Reparations Rap”. I heard a recording once of him singing it at some public event. The refrain was “I want my money, I want my money.........”

Yep, more and more mob attacks and flash mob reports will push the reparations movement forward.... (sarcasm)


15 posted on 06/11/2012 7:24:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Summer of Soetoro


16 posted on 06/11/2012 7:26:52 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well any fool that comes for an armed citizen’s gold make find the exchange rate will be in copper and brass.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 7:27:22 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Between political correctness run amok, utterly inept policing that’s leaving peaceful areas unprotected while trying to control the free-fire zones, and an unconscionable refusal by the city to hire more cops, downtown Chicago is coming unglued.

I refuse to go into the city any more than I absolutely have to.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 7:33:20 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: ConservativeStatement

An 18-year-old “man” and several “teens.” But if an intended victim shot one of them, suddenly they would be “our kids.”

I’m afraid I would cheer, and if my own children (an 18-year-old “man” and some “teens”) acted like that, I’d want them shot, too. People doing bad things should be stopped, period.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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To: M1903A1
and an unconscionable refusal by the city to hire more cops, downtown Chicago is coming unglued.

What are "more cops" going to accomplish, if the thugs are back on the street before the paperwork is done? The thugs need to be taken off the streets, as a first priority.

20 posted on 06/11/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Molon Labbie

Some liberals won’t see the light until they fry under it light ants under a magnifying glass at high noon.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“This article mentions upcoming events in the city such as Taste of Chicago. Do mob attacks such as this encourage, or discourage, people coming into the city?”

What conservative would want to go to Chicago, for any reason?

I spent 30+ years running trains into and out of New York City. For the last several years prior to my retirement, I rarely left the bowels of Penn Station to go up onto the street outside — once or twice a year, perhaps. Nothing up there for me to see....


22 posted on 06/11/2012 7:50:44 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"Do mob attacks such as this encourage, or discourage, people coming into the city?"

I worked in the Chicago loop for years and my daughter earned her master's from UIC. She didn't attend her own graduation, they mailed her diploma. I didn't encourage her to attend. Except for moving her out of Chicago when she finished, I haven't been back.

That city -- like most indigo-blue cities -- is a completely lost cause. I think we should just build fences and walls around them, and let the inhabitants do whatever they want.

23 posted on 06/11/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
if the mayhem and chaos of the ghetto is going to spread to downtown and nice areas such as the Near North Side, areas where affluent residents live and tourists visit, is that good for the city of Chicago?

Yes, it's very good for not only Chicago, but IL in general.

24 posted on 06/11/2012 7:54:07 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: ConservativeStatement

these attackers wouldn’t be so brazen if they started getting shot. Too bad the law abiding citizens are not allowed to protect themselves


25 posted on 06/11/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: ConservativeStatement

BTW, there were also 20 shootings and 8 killed this weekend in Chicago.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: M1903A1

It is very dangerous that we are losing so much of what was the American experience. We took our only trip to Chicago about ten years ago. Of course, old folks don’t much go out at night, but the trip was great. The Field Museum and Art Institute Museum were first rate as was the best Indian restaurant recommended by a cabbie. However, at the edges you could see the dangers.

In the LA riots, people couldn’t see why the looters and burners only really destroyed their oun neighborhood rather tan attack neighborhoods of those they saw as their enemies (the defense of Korea Town answered that in part). It looks as though now, they are attacking outside the ‘hood.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 8:42:35 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: G Larry
And “NO!”, I wouldn’t stick around after defending myself, to answer a bunch of stupid questions.

Good point! If you're walking near or in an inner city (Holder's people & 0dumb0's sons) and you have to defend yourself, then skedaddle out of there ASAP right after your defensive actions--whatever they may be. Although I have to question the mindset of why anyone, but especially a white person would be out walking in or near an inner city ghetto. OTOH, if you're a white liberal or a black liberal, by all means, enter in, go for nice leisurely stroll among the feral yutes.

28 posted on 06/11/2012 8:43:03 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Haiku Guy

Hat hair!


29 posted on 06/11/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: PapaBear3625

“What are “more cops” going to accomplish, if the thugs are back on the street before the paperwork is done? The thugs need to be taken off the streets, as a first priority.”

I cite the preceding part of my post: “...utterly inept policing that’s leaving peaceful areas unprotected while trying to control the free-fire zones...”.

The current top cops’ idea of “active policing” (politically driven of course) is to flood the problem areas on the south and west sides with cops. Since the force has been shrinking from attrition for years, they’ve had to strip cops from areas like Streeterville and downtown. Between the PC political atmosphere and the total lack of cops in prime areas, the ghetto scum know they can get away with everything short of murder right now.

If you’re gonna take the thugs off the street, you’ve gotta have somebody there to collar ‘em first!


30 posted on 06/11/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
This article mentions upcoming events in the city such as Taste of Chicago. Do mob attacks such as this encourage, or discourage, people coming into the city?

I live in central Illinois about 180 miles from Chicago. "Taste of Chicago" should be an event that I would want to take my kids to. As matters stand, you couldn't pay me enough to go to Chicago. Great cultural events happening there along with museums, major league base ball, basket ball and foot ball. Should be a fun place to visit but no thanks. I value my family more than that.

We took the kids to the zoo in St. Louis a week ago, about the same distance as Chicago and witnessed quite enough bad behavior at the zoo from the entitlement crowd.

31 posted on 06/11/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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“I live in central Illinois about 180 miles from Chicago. “Taste of Chicago” should be an event that I would want to take my kids to. As matters stand, you couldn’t pay me enough to go to Chicago.”

Not worth it anyway. It’s the same fifty restaurants, year after year after year....


32 posted on 06/11/2012 9:10:54 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: M1903A1
If you’re gonna take the thugs off the street, you’ve gotta have somebody there to collar ‘em first!

Or CCW. Perhaps this will convince more Chicago residents to be in favor of CCW and Stand Your Ground.

33 posted on 06/11/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Tax-chick

“..But if an intended victim shot one of them, suddenly they would be “our kids.”

..” yes and then the Race pimps would be there demanding justice....


34 posted on 06/11/2012 9:25:59 AM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I wouldn’t say disturbing, but interesting. The reason that gangs tend to stay in their own ‘hood is that when they leave it, the rules change.

I remember the Rodney King riots, when the first night, the rioters entered the Korean neighborhood, and looted it. But the important thing was that, by the second night, the Korean neighborhood was an armed camp. Had any rioter ventured in there, he would have been a dead rioter.

Yet another lesson was that the Koreans didn’t just stop at defense, but made a revenge contract with the Korean mob in Korea, to send over a plane full of tattooed mob killers to hunt down a bunch of rioters in *their* ‘hood and beat the heck out of them. When the LAPD discovered what was going on, they told the Koreans to keep it discreet.

In any event, back to Chicago, when these rich people find out that gangs are invading their turf, they will direct the police to send a message to the thugs. And the police will likely be more than happy to oblige. They will round up a bunch and put them on ice in a bad place for 48-72 hours, and not the typical juvenile hall either. Then they will send them on their way, maybe not even arresting them or pressing charges, just letting them know not to come back, or else.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 9:40:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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...is that good for the city of Chicago?

Paging Purple lips, Paging Mooch, Paging Mayor Emanuel, Paging Axelrod, Paging Blagojevich, paging all available Aldermen, paging Penny Pritzker, paging Eric Whitaker: Spill in aisle 7, Spill in aisle 7....

The dems made their bed. Now they can lay in it.

I'll be munching on the popcorn when the full-scale invasion of elite Chicago happens.

36 posted on 06/11/2012 9:43:43 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: PapaBear3625

>What are “more cops” going to accomplish, if the thugs are back on the street before the paperwork is done? The thugs need to be taken off the streets, as a first priority.<

You will never get the thugs off the street in Chicago; as long as the thugs are entrenched in and hold the reins of power, in City Hall.


37 posted on 06/11/2012 9:56:21 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
...is that good for the city of Chicago?

Paging Purple lips, Paging Mooch, Paging Mayor Emanuel, Paging Axelrod, Paging Blagojevich, paging all available Aldermen, paging Penny Pritzker, paging Eric Whitaker: Spill in aisle 7, Spill in aisle 7....

The dems made their bed. Now they can lay in it.

I'll be munching on popcorn, with my feet up on the ottoman, when the full-scale invasion of elite Chicago happens.

38 posted on 06/11/2012 9:59:52 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I was at Taste of Chicano, er, Chicago summer of 2007. I looked around and found my self surrounded by a bunch of thug looking characters, each of which had a tattoo on their necks. Never went back, never going again.


39 posted on 06/11/2012 10:05:35 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“”Groups of attackers.” Sounds similar to “a herd of bison,” “a colony of ants” or “a pack of coyotes.””

A gaggle of geese?


40 posted on 06/11/2012 10:10:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: uncbob

Reply #6 has his picture... I assume his gang also looks like Obama’s sons... The press needs to tell the truth - problems can’t be dealt with when people are afraid of being honest.


41 posted on 06/11/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: strange1

“Justice” for “just us.”


42 posted on 06/11/2012 10:46:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Can you recommend a source for more reading re your info on the LA riots?


43 posted on 06/11/2012 10:57:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Trouble is, the city government (which runs the police top brass like true puppetmasters) is in debt politically to the ghetto aldermen and “revruns”. If some zots get what’s coming to them on Michigan Avenue, the “revruns” are gonna scream bloody murder...and perhaps withhold their political support.

If the powers-that-be ultimately do respond to the situation as you described, it will be a long and bloody road to that point. They’ll keep lying, ignoring reality and kicking the can for as long as they can...and a lot of us normal working stiffs and tourists will end up paying the price.


44 posted on 06/11/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Tax-chick

Not really, I got it first hand from a former US Army Warrant Officer who had worked as a Korean translator after the fact.


45 posted on 06/11/2012 11:39:06 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: bushbuddy

No, No, No...The latest count is at least 50 shot, 9 dead. We wait for Monday mornings to get the weekend body count on Wls radio. And the Taste of Cheecago is coming soon, so they are just doing their dress rehearsals. But we’re not worried, the Mayor, Tiny Dancer and Gary McCarthy, the Police Chief have it under control.


46 posted on 06/11/2012 11:41:06 AM PDT by noobamamama (())
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well, there have been shootings in the crowd the last few years at the Taste. If that doesn’t cause a drop in attendance, I don’t know what will.


47 posted on 06/11/2012 1:25:32 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Between invariably getting screwed on the tickets (it’s virtually impossible for a visitor to not end up with tickets left over) and the same bunch of restaurants year after year, I wonder how it keeps going.

I wonder if there’s such a concept as “social inertia”...this might be a good example of it.


48 posted on 06/11/2012 2:05:14 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Graybeard58

Last time I was at the Museum of Science and Industry, there were groups of elementary age to middle school age kids, just running wild, no discipline, no restraint. Their behavior, and the numbers of them, just ruined the museum experience. Don’t know if they were there with any parents, or any responsible adult. But they just ran wild in there.

Liberals will say I am racist. But, it seems clear that certain types of people are uncivilized. The way they are being raised, or not raised, as the case may be, makes certain of them unfit to be out in public.

Liberals, flame away!!!


49 posted on 06/11/2012 4:33:09 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Oh. Well, it’s interesting anyway!


50 posted on 06/11/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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