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2 arrested after teen killed at end of game at Chicago State University
Chicago Tribune ^ | January 17, 2013

Posted on 01/17/2013 8:15:40 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed after a fight broke out at the end of a high school basketball game at Chicago State University.

Tyrone Lawson was shot around 9:20 p.m. outside the gymnasium near 95th Street and King Drive, according to Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.

Shortly before the shooting, an argument had broken out in a handshake line after the game between Simeon Career Academy and Morgan Park High School, police said. The argument spilled into the parking lot and someone pulled out a gun and shot Lawson, officials said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: basketball; chicago; guncontrol; secondamendment; shooting
Shots should have been limited to basketball plays.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 8:15:47 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Always avoid M L King Drive after dark, regardless of the city.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 8:20:11 AM PST by The people have spoken
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To: ConservativeStatement

ban high capacity courts.

limit them to the size of a pool table.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 8:20:52 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another handful of criminals off the street and if lucky, an illegal handgun as well...


4 posted on 01/17/2013 8:23:47 AM PST by Iscool
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ah, Chicago State. A venerable, dignified, well-staffed city university. The student body is well-qualified and highly diversified.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 8:27:59 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The argument spilled into the parking lot and someone pulled out a gun and shot Lawson, officials said.

Chicago should pass some laws that makes shooting a person a crime. I blame the politicians for not thinking about this before now.

6 posted on 01/17/2013 8:30:03 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Chicago

That pretty much sums it up right there.
Gun Free zone, no doubt.

7 posted on 01/17/2013 8:30:21 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Iscool
Another handful of Amish criminals off the street and if lucky, an illegal assault handgun as well..

There, fixed it.

8 posted on 01/17/2013 8:33:30 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My God! How many sons does Obambi have?


9 posted on 01/17/2013 8:37:46 AM PST by laweeks
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To: ConservativeStatement

So who won?


10 posted on 01/17/2013 8:38:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: The people have spoken
Always avoid M L King Drive after dark, regardless of the city.

Malcolm X said he could always find the "colored" (his word, not mine) part of any American city by looking for Abraham Lincoln High School.

11 posted on 01/17/2013 8:38:50 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This must be a hoax. Chicago is a gun free zone.


12 posted on 01/17/2013 8:38:58 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m sure the “chosen ones” will blame the gun instead of the lack of fathering these lowlifes received. The animal behavior of the feral breeders is coming home to die violently.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 8:39:39 AM PST by soycd
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To: The people have spoken
Always avoid M L King Drive after dark, regardless of the city.

Boy, ain't that the truth. Here in Cleveland, a lot of hospital personnel have to travel MLK to get to the big hospitals. They're told to have one in the chamber at all times, don't necessarily stop for red lights, and don't have your purse anywhere in sight because they'll have a street-side lookout who will signal ahead to thugs who'll try to stop the car.

Ain't race relationships great since we've tried "to just get along"?

14 posted on 01/17/2013 8:43:24 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

What’s wrong with the word “Colored?”

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’


15 posted on 01/17/2013 8:44:51 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: dfwgator
So who won?

LOL!

16 posted on 01/17/2013 8:46:07 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s old-school Mayan round ball: The losing side is put to death.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 8:51:40 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The game ended around 9:20 pm? That's too early, they should have been playing Midnight Basketball.
Bill Clinton told us that would keep the kids out of trouble. /s
18 posted on 01/17/2013 8:51:52 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: dfwgator
Who cares! That is not important. What matters is the point spread. :-)
19 posted on 01/17/2013 8:57:40 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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Another dead minor in Chicago, and no one has the guts to talk about, let alone address why this is happening. It’s not because of gun laws. In 2009 Derrion Albert was beaten to death close to Fenger high school on the Chicago south side. He was a good student and not involved in the fight between two gang factions (one of the gangs was from Altgeld Gardens, where Obama did community organizing). Still, he is gone.

There are a lot of things that contribute to why this happens, but essentially none of them is the subject of much conversation or debate, let alone attempts to correct them. Violence is part of the inner city culture, and in many ways this is glamorized by the entertainment industry - to the point that suburban kids try to emulate the glamorized aspects of this ‘culture’.

How does it happen that children and young adults grow up without an appreciation for the sanctity and value of life? What gives young women/girls the idea that getting pregnant at a young age, while unmarried, and becoming young single parents without an education or a job is a good idea? Why are high school drop out rates so high in the inner city? What insightful and passionate responses have we heard from the politicians who ask these same communities to vote for them? Midnight basketball? More welfare assistance?

Obama and the rest of the left are gutless ideologues who don’t have the integrity to admit what they are wrong about, and/or the courage to address these things substantively. It doesn’t matter, as long as they can depend on the votes.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:12 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just watched a story on ESPN about Ben Wilson, an up and coming star at Simeon back in the early 80’s, and he was gunned down. Ban Chicago high school basketball games!


21 posted on 01/17/2013 9:00:07 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
How does it happen that children and young adults grow up without an appreciation for the sanctity and value of life?

Leftist culture teaches them at a very young age they're victims of anything that creates a burden on them. Abortion eliminiates one of those burdens. If abortion works for one burden, why not abort other burdens as well?
You see, where ever theres a victim, some else has to be the villian. The victim gets to chose who the villian is, and who deserves to be aborted to eliminate the threat of that burden.

The politicians steal for the freeloaders. If a politician doesn't do the stealing, they feel they're forced to steal for themselves.
If a politician won't "abort" their burden, they feel they're forced to abort that burden themselves.

22 posted on 01/17/2013 9:16:14 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ConservativeStatement
someone pulled out a gun and shot Lawson, officials said.

Clearly this means that a 10-round or 7-round clip is too many... I'm sure that a 4-round or 3-round limit will fix this. I mean, if even one basketball player is saved...

23 posted on 01/17/2013 9:17:18 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Did he say the other guy’s girlfriend tasted like “Honey Nut Cheerios”?


24 posted on 01/17/2013 9:20:43 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: concerned about politics

somehow, a few years ago we took a “shortcut” after a stop just before we hit Chicago and drove right smack thru Chicago Heights....


25 posted on 01/17/2013 9:33:55 AM PST by cherry
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
"Malcolm X said he could always find the "colored" (his word, not mine) part of any American city by looking for Abraham Lincoln High School."

funny and ironic that after a century of trying to integrate and equalize blacks and whites, the old sterotypes keep popping up.....

no matter what they tried, the liberal do gooders have never removed the sterotypes...just like MLK blvd, and A.Lincoln Hs, etc...

26 posted on 01/17/2013 9:36:37 AM PST by cherry
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“An aunt told WGN-TV that Lawson was an honor student at Morgan Park High School and was six weeks away from his 18th birthday.”

Well, that just about tells all you need to know.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 9:36:56 AM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: Cowboy Bob
people of "color" get all kinds of special treatment....

I have brown (some grey) hair, blue eyes, pink lips and light skin and I think I'm pretty colored...

28 posted on 01/17/2013 9:38:51 AM PST by cherry
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To: ConservativeStatement

Conservatives and supporters of the 2nd amendment the Obama regime is using the 2nd amendment argument to blame gun owners for its inability to deal with the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings commited in areas under their solid control using illegally obtained firearms. Their solution to those inner city problems is to remove those rights provided by the constitution to have and bear arms from all US citizens.


29 posted on 01/17/2013 9:42:36 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: mosesdapoet
I traveled to Chicago frequently over the years but I have a hazy recollection of watching a woman who lost more than one family member in such a way and at different times. She told the reporter she was tired, knew the police could only do so much and that the political leaders were basically inept and such established laws could only harm someone like her. She said straight out she was getting a gun to protect herself.
30 posted on 01/17/2013 9:46:38 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: The people have spoken

post of the day.


31 posted on 01/17/2013 9:48:25 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: The people have spoken
Always avoid M L King Drive after dark, regardless of the city.

and Cesar Chavez Blvd...

32 posted on 01/17/2013 9:53:35 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Conservatives and supporters of the 2nd amendment the Obama regime is using the 2nd amendment argument to blame gun owners for his, the Demo-coms inability to deal with the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings commited in areas under their solid control using illegally obtained firearms.

This point and the points covered in the statements following included in the statement your commenting on, ( And by the way you miss the point,) I have been hammering away at for weeks here in FR’s .

Finally Limbaugh, Levin, and others are begining to connect the dots. The gun control argument is a diversion from the budget debate. What 2nd amendment supporters should respond with is those accusations I itemized here.


33 posted on 01/17/2013 10:32:49 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: ConservativeStatement
the game between Simeon Career Academy and Morgan Park High School

Did the writer misspell 'Simian Career Academy' on purpose?

34 posted on 01/17/2013 11:03:59 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Was it death by assault weapon?


35 posted on 01/17/2013 11:22:18 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

The culture of different races of people is certainly a societal phenomenon. I have read where intelligence, i.e. ability to develop change, of different races can be plotted as a bell shaped statistical grouping. I believe that similar groupings can be made for other societal behavior/activities. I believe that in such sport/athletic activities as baseball, basketball and football black skinned persons as an entire racial group have demonstrated to have an edge over other ethnic groups. This does not exclude a member of any other racial group from being in the high performing envelope. There are cultural envelopes for most if not all societal functions. I also believe that differences of cultural performance/capabilities can be the result of human existence from ages past even if not traceable to the beginning of divergence. For me it is a shame on humanity today to disregard or hide these God created cultural differences.


36 posted on 01/17/2013 3:20:15 PM PST by noinfringers2
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I understand your point, but to me it is a question of those things that we pass on to our children in ways that don't involve genes or epigenetics. Arguably we are little different now genetically or epigenetically than we were when we were feeding people to lions in the Coliseum. What makes us different now is what we have learned over time. We have learned more about the value of life, the respect of others irrespective of their societal rank, etc., and have become in some ways more humane and ethical because of what we've learned. What we've learned isn't hard-wired into our genes, but is ‘inherited’ by our children, and by their children, only because we pass what we've learned on to them. When we stop doing this, what we've learned can be lost. My view is that in some societal settings we are neglecting to pass on some of the most important spiritual messages that have been learned over the past centuries of human history.

I also strongly believe that there are very important emotional developmental needs that all children have, very early on in childhood, and when they aren't met these children are affected emotionally for life. Children who never receive nurturing and empathy may grow up not knowing how to give these things to others.

The bottom line is that there are way too many children who are deprived of the parental nurturing that they need and deserve at a young age. They grow up with a disadvantage, and often wind up unhappy and lost. Then the cycle can repeat (although this isn't inevitable by any means). I don't have any special knowledge or magical solutions, but I do know that we can't fix these things as a society if we can't even talk about them and debate the issues openly, honestly, and sincerely. That isn't happening. We are very much in a villains and victims mind-set, and that in and of itself can be highly destructive.

37 posted on 01/17/2013 4:46:27 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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