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Gang wars at the root of Chicago's high murder rate
CBS News ^ | June 12, 2012 | Dean Reynolds

Posted on 06/13/2012 6:34:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

(CBS News) There are 228 dead: That's the number of murders this year in Chicago. It's nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35 percent over the same period last year.

There was a time it was called "gangland" Chicago and maybe that time has returned.

Chicago teen on living amid violence: "I don't expect to have a future here"

The cops tell us it's the gang members who have turned some neighborhoods into free-fire zones. More people were cut down today.

Across Chicago, nine people were killed between Friday and Sunday, and two more were gunned down just hours ago - a murder rate of two a day.

"It's tragic," Pastor Robin Hood told CBS News. "This is like Beirut was in the 70s. It's war."

Hood lives in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, where three of the victims were killed.

"People are scared to come outdoors," Hood explains. "They're scared for their kids to sit on the porches and play in the playground. It's total fear."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; blackviolence; democrats; gunfreezone
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To: KeyLargo; Condor51

CW2 coming soon to a neighborhood near you.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 7:21:07 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gangs are a problem in Chicago?

Don’t they teach prosecutors how to use RICO laws anymore?


22 posted on 06/13/2012 7:21:47 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Gang wars at the root of Chicago's high murder rate

And?

I just love the euphemisms that are used for black/ethnic crime.

23 posted on 06/13/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: ilovesarah2012
It's interesting to see how the media is so willing to report on the outcomes of Romney's leadership at Bain, but at the same time ignores the results we've seen in Chicago and Illinois after Obama’s time in political leadership in that state.
24 posted on 06/13/2012 7:27:16 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gang members killing gang members in a ghetto. What’s the downside? Every one of them that gets killed is one less criminal on the streets, one less criminal we have to support in our prison system, one less criminal to possibly rob or kill you or me, and one less welfare recipient. I ask again what’s the downside? As long as people who don’t live in the ghettos where these “wars” are going on don’t frequent these parts of town who the hell cares if they all kill each other. It’s their choice, so why should anyone throw money at this? It’s a good thing. It should be encouraged.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by bullcricker
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is the Blue world that they want us all to live in.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: bullcricker

“Gang members killing gang members in a ghetto. What’s the downside? Every one of them that gets killed is one less criminal on the streets, one less criminal we have to support in our prison system, one less criminal to possibly rob or kill you or me, and one less welfare recipient. I ask again what’s the downside? As long as people who don’t live in the ghettos where these “wars” are going on don’t frequent these parts of town who the hell cares if they all kill each other. It’s their choice, so why should anyone throw money at this? It’s a good thing. It should be encouraged.”

Yeah. Well. Except the disease of black flash mob THUGS is moving around to more “profitable” areas. You might want to read Kass’ article linked upthread for more information.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 8:35:51 AM PDT by battletank
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To: ilovesarah2012
The Preezee's hometown overrun with gangstas??

Call Ricky and the Sinolas!

28 posted on 06/13/2012 9:06:57 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Very good.

In the 50s & 60s, my family lived in Arl Hts (NW Suburbs), we had some family friends who lived near the lakeshore. We’d go snorkeling in Lake Michigan. South side was a no-no, but the rest of the city was safe. We moved in ‘67. All hell broke loose in ‘68 assassination riots.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 9:18:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Imagine the rumor that Holder had also been smuggling F&F guns to the Chicago gangs, but of instead of using them for “the revolution”, they are using them against each other.


30 posted on 06/13/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ilovesarah2012
Gang wars Democrats on the payroll of gangs at the root of Chicago's high murder rate

Fixed.

31 posted on 06/13/2012 11:34:46 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

I believe you are correct. The entire community leadership what it is is corrupt. I don’t think you can absolve the “Reverends” the politicians or the gang leaders they are all one big group of violent fanatics living out some race war fantasy. Small miracle they turn upon other gang members then.


32 posted on 06/13/2012 11:55:12 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The black population in Chicago fell over 16 % in the last census. I bet the vast majority were decent law abiding folks who wanted to work and raise a family. They likely left because they were sick and tired of living in a WAR ZONE, like what is playing out now.


33 posted on 06/13/2012 12:45:23 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: battletank

I have read every article about black flash mobs that I can find and if you are mobbed by blacks and don’t drop a few with your concealed or openly carried weapon, then shame on you. I have mine always ready and if you don’t have one, you better get one while you still can. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in firing at a group of flash mobbers with the intent of protecting your life. It’s not even racist if that word means anything to you. Protect yourself white men and women. Don’t expect help from the police.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 1:07:42 PM PDT by bullcricker
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To: TMA62

The black population in Chicago fell over 16 % in the last census. I bet the vast majority were decent law abiding folks who wanted to work and raise a family. They likely left because they were sick and tired of living in a WAR ZONE, like what is playing out now.”

Your thinking sounds like the usual line that liberals would use.

No the factual reason was that Mayor Daley leveled the housing projects and distributed housing vouchers to those people to encourage them to move to the suburbs. The suburbs have been seeing the resulting rise of gangs and drugs along with high black crime.

Did the Destruction of Chicago’s Public Housing Decrease Violent Crime, Or Just Move It Elsewhere?
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at 03:23 PM
By Whet Moser

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/The-312/April-2012/Did-the-Destruction-of-Chicagos-Public-Housing-Decrease-Violent-Crime-Or-Just-Move-It-Elsewhere/


35 posted on 06/13/2012 1:44:53 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Chicago will soon join Detroit in becoming a third world city. Once their benefactor is removed from the White House, what other options will the Windy City have to pay for their wasteful spending habits?


36 posted on 06/13/2012 2:05:18 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: littleharbour

Hey I thought Mayor Daily didn’t want his citizens to have guns> What the Hey...Cordon off the area. Do not let anyone out of the cordoned off zone, furnish them with all of the guns and ammo, they request, and let them have at it.It would be no great loss to anyone, and rid the city of Gangs and Gang Bangers...


37 posted on 06/13/2012 2:29:31 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: Lurker
Saw on today's news that two doctors from Northwestn Hospital, located in the Gold Coast neighborhood were attacked by a group of eight or so thugs....the hospital put out a notice to their employees on how to protect themselves. Hit Rahm where it hurts...don't go to the Michigan Avenue area, and don't shop...and tourists should consider cities other than Chicago to visit. It is not safe. There are not enough police to cover the needs of a city this large. Rahm will not hire more cops... he'd rather give the money to his voter base..the gime-gime blacks who always have their hands out for more entitlements. Rahm also turns his back on these thugs when they commit crimes, and ties the hands of the Chicago Police Department to do the kind of police work they were trained to do. And the courts give them light to no sentences and out the door they go. And the thugs feel more empowered to commit more crimes ‘cause obozo, rahm, jesse jackson give them the green light to do so.

That's it in a nutshell in Chicago. Corruption, greed, pandering, all for the damn demo-socialist/communist/marxist vote..

38 posted on 06/13/2012 3:42:08 PM PDT by itssme
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To: ilovesarah2012

See? Obama’s community organizing DID make a difference! How dare you attack his record of accomplishment!


39 posted on 06/13/2012 5:13:52 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: bullcricker

All fine and good. This is the People’s Republic of Chicago, Illinois. The only people with guns are the black flash mobs......and the protectors of our corrupt politicians.


40 posted on 06/13/2012 5:33:13 PM PDT by battletank
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