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7 Dead, 24 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings
NBC Chicago ^ | 26 Aug 2012

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 department’s anti-violence strategy, which he believes is taking root.

"We're not winning, we're not losing. We’re 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 Examiner’s 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.

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A total of 24 people were wounded in shootings since Friday evening. One of the youngest victims reported by police was a 15-year-old girl, who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest Friday night as she smoked marijuana in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.......................This is unreal...where's Al Sharpon, Jesse Jackson and all the other black leaders. These are are potential Obama voters killing each other. Zero needs these people.
1 posted on 08/26/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Slow weekend?


2 posted on 08/26/2012 4:47:16 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mandaladon

Chicago values in action.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: mandaladon
feh... dead or alive they'll still vote for him
4 posted on 08/26/2012 4:48:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mass55th

And that idiot Rahm is worried about a chicken sandwich shop....


5 posted on 08/26/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 4:50:31 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mass55th
Slow weekend?

Some FReepers verified that during the blizzard of Jan 2011 there were no murders.

7 posted on 08/26/2012 4:50:55 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: mandaladon

Most of these deceased will become much more reliable voters in their new plan of existence.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 4:53:02 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: mandaladon

Chicago, How’s that gun control working out far ya’?


9 posted on 08/26/2012 4:53:35 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: mandaladon

*shakes head*


10 posted on 08/26/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: mandaladon

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. We’re basically treading water,”...

Lib-dems’ pretzel logic.


11 posted on 08/26/2012 4:57:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: mass55th
"Slow weekend?"

Not for the undertakers. ;-)

12 posted on 08/26/2012 4:58:10 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: nascarnation

That was the most crime free weekend in Chicago history.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 4:58:20 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by BilLies (FOX NEWS, Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: mandaladon

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.


15 posted on 08/26/2012 5:01:06 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: mandaladon

Obama is running out of voters, good thing for ACORN, those dead voters will somehow all vote Dem in November


16 posted on 08/26/2012 5:02:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mandaladon
"Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Saturday defended the department’s anti-violence strategy, which he believes is taking root. "We're not winning, we're not losing. We’re basically treading water," McCarthy said. "

In other words, "We are worthless..."

17 posted on 08/26/2012 5:03:43 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: mandaladon

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?”


18 posted on 08/26/2012 5:03:55 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: mandaladon
A lone nut with a gun in Manhattan causes the net's to go crazy with wall-to-wall BREAKING NEWS coverage, but the ongoing collapse of law in a major US city..........

crickets.

19 posted on 08/26/2012 5:07:20 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

It’s difficult to swim against a MSM tsunami.

Frankly I’m a bit surprised that we even have a chance at defeating Baraq.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 5:11:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: mandaladon
"We're not winning, we're not losing..." McCarthy said..... "we had some trouble because some of these retaliatory shootings are happening quicker than we can stop them."

Reminds me of the old football quote “We didn’t lose—we just ran out of time”

21 posted on 08/26/2012 5:11:42 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: mandaladon

Damned glad I don’t live there. Feel sorry for decent people who have to.


22 posted on 08/26/2012 5:14:51 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: mandaladon

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 city’s number of murders had jumped 39 percent over what they were last year at the same time...............This is a war zone.

http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/12217-chicago%E2%80%99s-murders-for-2012-likely-to-exceed-2011


23 posted on 08/26/2012 5:28:46 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

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.


24 posted on 08/26/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: upchuck

According to redeye, there were 46 homicides, this month, mostly shootings, as of Aug.25. But who’s counting?


25 posted on 08/26/2012 5:36:18 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: fireman15

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?


26 posted on 08/26/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: upchuck

Barry’s Home Town, he won’t be happy until all of America is like Chicago.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

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??


28 posted on 08/26/2012 5:42:45 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: BilLies

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.


29 posted on 08/26/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: mandaladon
Chicago’s Shootings Didn’t Happen In a Movie Theater, But It’s Still the World’s Deadliest City

http://gawker.com/5934608/chicagos-shootings-didnt-happen-in-a-movie-theater-but-its-still-the-worlds-deadliest-city


30 posted on 08/26/2012 6:08:29 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: mass55th

2,707,120 - 7 = 2,707,113 to go.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 6:27:04 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


32 posted on 08/26/2012 6:32:22 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: RicocheT

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.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: mandaladon

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.


34 posted on 08/26/2012 6:48:39 PM PDT by laconic
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To: mandaladon

This is Obama’s vision for America.


35 posted on 08/26/2012 7:16:36 PM PDT by pallis
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To: arrogantsob
My neighborhood in Chicago probably has a lower crime rate than the town you live in. Rather than cowering in fear I can take a stroll at any hour day or night without feeling the slightest fear. Next home game I will stroll into Soldiers Field without fear or go to the Chicago Symphony (the world's greatest band, btw) without fear or eat in the best eateries in the world without fear.

Arrogant SOB, please-pick-up-the-white-courtesy-phone...ping

36 posted on 08/26/2012 7:47:33 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: mandaladon

Anyone know what the total is for the year so far?


37 posted on 08/26/2012 8:36:48 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: mandaladon
7 Dead, 24 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

And this was from Thurs:

7 shootings wound 19 over eight hours...

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-25/news/ct-met-chicago-overnight-shootings-20120825_1_shootings-wound-separate-shootings-chicago-police

38 posted on 08/26/2012 8:40:44 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

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

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/spate_of_fatal_shootings_kill.html


39 posted on 08/26/2012 9:04:07 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: RicocheT

“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.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 9:07:00 AM PDT by BilLies (FOX NEWS, Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: pallis

This morning on the radio, I heard there were 35 shootings and 9 dead.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8788012


41 posted on 08/27/2012 10:21:11 AM PDT by Basement Dweller
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Was that intended to be funny? Clever? Cute?

Try again.


42 posted on 08/27/2012 11:36:56 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


43 posted on 08/27/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: maddog55

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.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 11:53:41 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: BilLies
Before your tears flow too copiously let me give you a little perspective. Chicago has always been a violent place in certain areas and among certain groups. The murder rate hear has actually declined in the 50 yrs I have lived here. Like baseball the players in the Murder Game go through various ethnicities over time.

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.

45 posted on 08/27/2012 12:20:13 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob
Was that intended to be funny? Clever? Cute? Try again.

Heh heh heh....don't have to.

46 posted on 08/27/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: arrogantsob; All

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.


47 posted on 08/27/2012 2:38:19 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

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.


48 posted on 08/27/2012 3:29:18 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: laconic
The public schools here are not “uniformly atrocious” there are many excellent ones. It is the parents and the pupils who determine whether the schools are any good. Since the vast majority of Black students are Out of Wedlock there is virtually no chance any schools would be able to educate them in large numbers and they are not.

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.

49 posted on 08/27/2012 3:38:24 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

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.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 2:11:07 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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