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Gang-related funeral processions upset residents of Beverly, Mount Greenwood
Chicago Tribune ^ | September 25, 2012 | Jeremy Gorner

Posted on 09/25/2012 5:17:52 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

As the funeral procession headed through Chicago's Far Southwest Side, mourners weaved in and out of traffic, leaned out of car windows as they sang to music blaring from their stereos and flashed gang signs, a video on YouTube showed.

These rowdy processions for slain street gang members have upset many residents of Mount Greenwood and Beverly, who say they create a public safety problem. There have even been reports of shots fired, police say.

Neighbors want a number of cemeteries in the area as well as funeral homes to take more responsibility for the mayhem, but the businesses say there is only so much they can do to try to control the misbehavior.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: funerals; gangs
Comrade Chris Matthews may see this as another code word: funerals.
1 posted on 09/25/2012 5:17:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Low rider hearse?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TBPOPj3gyE


2 posted on 09/25/2012 5:25:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What a dilemma; More funerals, more disruption. Fewer funerals, more disruption.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: ConservativeStatement

In a rational city the decent residents of these neighborhoods would open fire on the next one of these processions to roll through.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 5:46:41 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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the decent residents of these neighborhoods...

“decent people shoudn’t live here”

my favorite line from Batman-Jack Nicholsons’s Joker.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 5:58:21 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: ConservativeStatement

Someone post that picture of the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait. I hope it doesn’t have to come to that, but it’s always good to plan ahead, and gang funeral processions seem like a good entrapment opportunity.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 6:57:29 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

The culture of death needs a hellish send off. At least it is honest. They know where they are headed. Now others can see it, too.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 7:31:23 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: muawiyah
Neighbors want a number of cemeteries in the area as well as funeral homes to take more responsibility for the mayhem, but the businesses say there is only so much they can do to try to control the misbehavior.

Sounds like it's good for business.

8 posted on 09/25/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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