Skip to comments.7 Dead, 24 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings
Posted on 08/26/2012 4:45:00 PM PDT by mandaladon
The victims of another bloody weekend in the city were between 15 and 44 years old
The city saw another bloody weekend as seven people including a teenager were killed and 24 others were wounded in separate shootings since Friday evening.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Saturday defended the departments anti-violence strategy, which he believes is taking root.
"We're not winning, we're not losing. Were basically treading water," McCarthy said. He said that in the month of August, "we had some trouble because some of these retaliatory shootings are happening quicker than we can stop them."
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.
Rashad Pratt, 28, was found at 2:58 a.m. with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle near the intersection of East 91st Street and South East End Avenue, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiners office.
Pratt, of the 9000 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, was dead at the scene, authorities said. No one is in custody in connection with the slaying as of early Sunday.
About 1:20 p.m., Christopher Spraggins, 20, and Aaron Gaithan, 18, were fatally shot in the 7900 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, authorities said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...
Chicago values in action.
And that idiot Rahm is worried about a chicken sandwich shop....
Chicago is out of control, they could really use a good community organizer. Hopefully Zero will be available in January 2013 that could help them out.
Some FReepers verified that during the blizzard of Jan 2011 there were no murders.
Most of these deceased will become much more reliable voters in their new plan of existence.
Chicago, How’s that gun control working out far ya’?
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy:
“...we had some trouble because some of these retaliatory shootings are happening quicker than we can stop them.”
“We’re not winning, we’re not losing. Were basically treading water,”...
Lib-dems’ pretzel logic.
Not for the undertakers. ;-)
That was the most crime free weekend in Chicago history.
Obviously “NBC Chicago” and the NBC National network have a communication problem, otherwise the “TODAY” show with Matt Lauer would be headlining this news everyday. The fact that they don’t only shows that they consider deaths of American Negroes not to be newsworthy unless there is “white”, to use their term as in “-——”-Latino, involved.
Oh god, doesn’t it just make you want to cry.
You’re so right! Who are we to criticize the actions in their community? If this ‘honkey’ ever tries to make a suggestion I hear, “It’s a black thing. You wouldn’t understand.’ That why these black community organizers should be on the front lines.
Obama is running out of voters, good thing for ACORN, those dead voters will somehow all vote Dem in November
In other words, "We are worthless..."
My youngest son lives and works in Chicago. I have told my wife that he needs to take a few days off around Election Day in November and not be in the city. I think Election Day and a few days afterwards away from the city would be good.
I don’t have a good feeling about an Obama loss. Am I “crying wolf?”
It’s difficult to swim against a MSM tsunami.
Frankly I’m a bit surprised that we even have a chance at defeating Baraq.
Reminds me of the old football quote We didnt losewe just ran out of time
Damned glad I don’t live there. Feel sorry for decent people who have to.
Chicago is on track to reach 504 murders, or about 42 murders per month if the trend continues through 2012. By June of this year, the New York Times reported last month, the citys number of murders had jumped 39 percent over what they were last year at the same time...............This is a war zone.
So many black people are dying out of proportion to whites in Chicago and in other cities around the country.
Maybe Obama should write an Executive order to make it mandatory to shoot enough white people to even things out.
If it works for school discipline it should work for Chicago killings.
According to redeye, there were 46 homicides, this month, mostly shootings, as of Aug.25. But who’s counting?
We Virginia gun owners get blamed—with boring regularity—for the failure of gun control in D.C. and NYC by the politicians purporting to run those cities.
Which gun owners, I wonder, get blamed by Rahm?
Barry’s Home Town, he won’t be happy until all of America is like Chicago.
Chicago is now one of the most dangerous cities in the world, even worse than Baghdad.
To repeat: this is Obama’s “home town”, and Obama’s “peeps”, that we’re talking about.
Thus, no outrage in the NY Times, WashPost, Politico, CNN, etc. - all the usual Obama shills.
Do black people notice this at all??
Nowhere in the artcle is ethnicity or race mentioned. From the names, the dead could be from th Mid-East, the hills of WV(great grandchildren of N. Irish) and even Jewish (Aaron).
Rashad Pratt, 28
Christopher Spraggins, 20,
Aaron Gaithan, 18
Stephin Wilkins, 23
Phillip McCall, 34
Lucian Dreux, 17
Noah Cruz, 30
What is plain, danger is high for those age 15 to 47 and the South side of Chicago has more shootings.
2,707,120 - 7 = 2,707,113 to go.
Actually, probably the safest place in Chicago from shooting is a theater or at Chick-a-fil.... I haven’t heard of any in-theater or Chick-a-fil shootings lately, although I’ve heard of many killed sitting on their porches, in their hovels, pimping on the corner, buying dope in the alley, etc., but not in theaters or at Chick-a-fil.
1968, My 1st year back from ‘Nam there were 7 murders, 7 separate incidents, on MY BLOCK. All involved were white...mostly a teen street gang trying to convince the adults to coff up money so the street gang could keep the Latinos out. Chicago had many years with over 900 per year.
One issue is how you count murders. In ‘68 Roger went into the candy store on my block and pistol whipped the elderly owner who refused to help pay to protect the area from the Latinos. Roger left and the store owner died of a heart attack 30 minutes later. I call it murder. The political machine called it heart attack.
when I lived in Chicago, it always impressed me that you had the surreal good life for the wealthy and the tourists down in the Loop and in the area around the Magnificent Mile. City schools were uniformly atrocious, and if you lived on the South Side or the West Side, you had a broken down city with lesser city services. I see that nothing has changed - only that the people who create mayhem and make life miserable for those who have to live on the South or West Sides are starting to create mayhem downtown and make life miserable for the wealthy and the tourists. Mayor Rahm had better put a stop to this or he will have a stop to tourism, conventions and businesses that have no particular requirement to be located downtown.
This is Obama’s vision for America.
Arrogant SOB, please-pick-up-the-white-courtesy-phone...ping
Anyone know what the total is for the year so far?
And this was from Thurs:
7 shootings wound 19 over eight hours...
Detroit is on pace to have their highest homicide rate in a decade....
“””Little did we know, 15 people were shot in other parts of the city in a 24-hour period between Friday and Saturday morning, a cold splash of reality in the face of the palpable enthusiasm downtown.
Six of those people died, their lives reduced to a sad statistic as the city continues the march toward its highest per-capita homicide rate in a decade. The violence continued later Saturday, when a 14-year-old boy was killed as he and a 18-year-old played with a gun.”””
Article and quote above from Aug 15th
“From the names, the dead could be from th Mid-East, the hills of WV(great grandchildren of N. Irish) and even Jewish (Aaron).”
You are of course quite right, and you also could be posting from the Oval Office lavatory.
You might want to use your Google’s Search Image function to get an idea of the race of a few of the names you have posted.
This morning on the radio, I heard there were 35 shootings and 9 dead.
Was that intended to be funny? Clever? Cute?
Chicago is far from the U.S.’s most dangerous city much less the world’s.
It can be very dangerous in certain neighborhoods which refuse to cooperate with police and where the residents hang out on street corners at all hours. If the killers were the KKK would they not cooperate. Residents are enablers of these killings.
What percentage of those recently shot belong to street gangs or were associated with their members? How many were the result of gang wars? But most of the city is very safe. The biggest threat people face is the traffic. Now that threat is horrific.
Unfortunately there are not any Chick-fil-As in the City.
Rahm the Wonder Horse should push the welcome of C.f.A. as a CRiME fighting measure. Good idea.
A world with no Chicago would be a world worth less.
Cities are where civilization is created.
Where there is freedom bad things can happen.
Apparently you need learning in many areas, other than mindless nonsense.
In the late 1800s the Democrat Party was controlled by a coalition of saloon-keepers, gamblers and brothel owners. The biggest gambler in the city was the head of the Cook County Democrat Party, guy named Mike Cassius McDonald. He made and broke politicians throughout the state for decades.
At one period the residents of certain North side neighborhoods actually hired their own police force because of the crime. Crime closely associated with the Democrats.
Crooks operated out of the bars and when arrested their political allies (all Democrats, of course) would bail them out and make sure their cases were dismissed. Judges, aldermen, bureaucrats were all controlled by the criminal power.
So things are not that bad today. Now the crooks have to take care to disguise themselves.
The corruption of the cities is little different than the corruption throughout the nation. It is just magnified in size and audacity in the cities.
Heh heh heh....don't have to.
Actually I kind of like Chicago. It’s pretty nice, new, clean and articulate, compared to East Coast cities like Boston, Baltimore, Filthydelphia etc.
Except, of course, for the RATs and hoards of murdering little bastards.
Just watched a couple of episodes of “Boss” last night and I have to say the city looked absolutely stunning.
It is a mixture of insanity and genius. You have to laugh to be able to survive. And its history is riotous. Read “Gangs of Chicago” by Herbert Asbury. Hilarious stuff and all true. The Town that Billy Sunday could not shut down, indeed. You want the Best, it is here; you want the Worst, it is also here.
People here are pretty friendly, if they aren’t trying to kill you. Just kidding.
I loved the little Arkansas town of my youth, too and was very happy there.
Until the Black culture changes and it stops producing Vicious Bastards there will be no chance of changing the anti-social, misogynistic culture which produces them. Certainly Chicago is not unique in having this problem or in not facing the real issue.
The mob attacks you reference are very few even if widely reported and are not limited to Chicago.
Personal opinion on your part.
I hate cities and if you call what happens in Chicago on a daily basis civilization then you’ve got a lot to learn. 90% of America’s problem are the freaks that live in cities.
I’ll take small town America any day.