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Girl, 11, and boy, 16, among at least 6 shot overnight
Chicago Tribune ^ | August 25, 2013 | Rosemary Regina Sobol

Posted on 08/25/2013 7:01:56 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

At least six people were shot overnight in Chicago, including an 11-year-old girl sitting on the front steps of her Northwest Side home, a 16-year-old boy shot on the West Side and three men shot in a single incident on the Near West Side.

The girl, who is about 11, was sitting on the steps of her home in the 2300 block of North Kostner Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood with family members about 4 a.m. this morning when the shooter, possibly a woman, fired four or five times and struck the girl in the side, according to Grand Central District police Sgt. John Schuler.

The girl suffered a through-and-through wound to her side and was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital, said Schuler.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; guncontrol; secondamendment; shootings
4:00 a.m. and about 11 years old....
1 posted on 08/25/2013 7:01:56 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

And the whole family out there.

There’s a subcultural problem here that screams for a real national conversation. Almost no one on the Left wants to have it.


2 posted on 08/25/2013 7:03:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Young black men -- 3% of the population -- commit 50% of the murders in our society.

the shooter, possibly a woman, fired four or five times

And then there are the women folk ...

3 posted on 08/25/2013 7:04:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Idle hands...at 4 a.m. i am commuting to work.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: ConservativeStatement

They did it for Trayvon! Oh, wait...


5 posted on 08/25/2013 7:05:00 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

the whole crew out on the street drinking and shouting at 4 am


6 posted on 08/25/2013 7:05:20 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FreedomPoster
Kirsten Powers said “what about right-wingers and schools...” on BOR last week and basically echoed the sentiments of the guilt-ridden white class when she also said that these incidents happen in all segments of society.
7 posted on 08/25/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Chicago has been overtaken by the Amish.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 7:07:37 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: chasio649

Springsteen has his next song and tribute. Oh wait... he doesn’t recognize these crimes.


9 posted on 08/25/2013 7:08:34 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I looked it up on google maps, looks really nice compared to the hellhole slums in Kansas City, lots of nice cars parked around...........grass, not many weeds


10 posted on 08/25/2013 7:10:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://www.trulia.com/homes/Illinois/Chicago/sold/1000563353-2300-N-Kostner-Ave-Chicago-IL-60639

Seen worse


11 posted on 08/25/2013 7:11:22 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ConservativeStatement

An 11 year old girl sitting on the steps alone at 4;00 AM and a 16 year old boy in a vacant lot at 12:20 AM.

The rule at my house is you better be inside my house when the streetlight a come in or dad’s gonna chase you home with his motivator. And my lads are 18 & 21.


12 posted on 08/25/2013 7:18:54 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
4:00 a.m. and about 11 years old....

I'm sure the family was just up early to milk the chickens.

13 posted on 08/25/2013 7:23:49 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

too many Trayvons not enough Zimmermans...


14 posted on 08/25/2013 7:27:03 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: yldstrk
the whole crew out on the street drinking and shouting at 4 am

Drinking purple drank?

15 posted on 08/25/2013 7:27:46 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They’re like vampires. They sleep all day and stay up all night. They like to sit on the front stoops and count the starts and their blessings.


16 posted on 08/25/2013 7:28:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: gitmo

the girl was with her whole fam and extended fam members


17 posted on 08/25/2013 7:28:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Pick one

Monkeys - A troop, barrel

Apes A shrewdness
Asses A pace
Badgers A cete
Bats A colony
Bears A sloth, sleuth
Buffalo A gang, an obstinacy (I suspect these refer to old world buffalo; use “herd” for American bison)
Cats A clowder, a pounce; for kittens...A kindle, litter, an intrigue
Cattle A drove, herd
Deer A herd, bevy (refers only to roe deer)
Dogs A litter (young), pack (wild), cowardice (of curs); specific to hounds...A cry, mute, pack, kennel
Elephants A herd
Elk A gang
Ferrets A business
Fox A leash, skulk, earth
Giraffes A tower
Goats A tribe, trip
Gorillas A band
Hippopotamuses A bloat
Horses A team, harras, rag (for colts), stud (a group of horses belonging to a single owner, string (ponies)
Hyenas A cackle
Kangaroos A troop
Leopards A leap
Lions A pride
Martens A richness
Moles A labor
Monkeys A troop, barrel
Mules A pack, span, barren
Otters A romp
Oxen A team, yoke
Pigs A drift, drove, litter (young), sounder (of swine), team, passel (of hogs), singular (refers to a group of boars)
Porcupines A prickle
Rabbits A colony, warren, nest, herd (domestic only), litter (young); specific to hares...A down, husk
Rhinoceroses A crash
Seals A pod, herd
Sheep A drove, flock, herd
Squirrels A dray, scurry
Tigers A streak
Whales A pod, gam, herd
Wolves A pack, rout or route (when in movement)


18 posted on 08/25/2013 7:39:26 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Flick Lives

Could be or maybe dad had an early shift and mom and the child wanted to send him off with smiles and hugs. And then the local Zimmerman went wild.


19 posted on 08/25/2013 7:40:00 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: yldstrk

What?? Like you never sat out on the steps with your 11-year-old at 4 AM??? Oh, wait - neither have I.


20 posted on 08/25/2013 7:40:32 AM PDT by Bob
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To: gitmo

At 17 may daughter was in Lackland Texas. At 18 on a gate in Iraq . At 21 working on F22s in New Mexico.

Maybe someday your sons will forgive you.


21 posted on 08/25/2013 7:43:59 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bob

I have crawled out of bed at 4 am to catch a flight

But it is literally impossible for me to stay up that late “socializing”, I start to resent it about 10 pm

However, I do advise my adult kids that bad guys aren’t out early in the morning, maybe I need to revise that in light of the new drugs that let people go for days without sleeping....


22 posted on 08/25/2013 7:46:48 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There are times reenacting those block parties of the ‘70’s make sense. Like when hundreds of people died in Chicago 20 years ago without A/C and because they didn’t go outside or open windows at night for fear of crime...but last night was in the 50’s around here so I don’t think that was the reason either...


23 posted on 08/25/2013 7:47:23 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: ConservativeStatement
I found this comment on the internet and thought I would throw it out there:

Why are there so many crimes in hairy people countries? In China there are very few crimes.

24 posted on 08/25/2013 7:47:57 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: FreedomPoster
There’s a subcultural problem

We constantly hear from the Corporate Media, academia and government about gangs and gang violence as if there are these maundering outsiders invading the peace and tranquility of the inner city, i.e. black neighborhoods.

This is BS, of course, to obfuscate the fact that these so-called gangs and gangstas are the vanguard of modern black culture, idolized and emulated, lauded and praised in music and song. These black gangs aren't really gangs in any "organized crime" sort of way. They are just a loose association of people that grew up in the same street or neighborhood.

25 posted on 08/25/2013 7:59:02 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: ConservativeStatement

What has community organizing actually accomplished in Chicago?


26 posted on 08/25/2013 8:19:56 AM PDT by Sam Clements
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yep, that is what caught my eye, as well. At age 11, she should be in bed at that hour unless she lives on a farm and has to feed the livestock. Lord only knows what sorts of scenes this child has witnessed among the idiot adults in her life.


27 posted on 08/25/2013 8:44:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: ConservativeStatement

She’s out of her ever-loving mind. The idea that Sandy Hook occurred because of right-wing culture is insane.

These products of black ghetto thug culture are acting in accordance with their culture, plain and simple. We see the same Leftist refusal to face up to reality with their inability to admit that Islamic terrorists are acting in accordance with Islam, and are not anomalous.


28 posted on 08/25/2013 8:45:22 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Flick Lives

I’m sure the family was just up early to milk the chickens.

***
LOL!


29 posted on 08/25/2013 8:46:17 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: ClearCase_guy

>>And then there are the women folk ...

Do some YouTube searches on Denny’s fights and Chuck E. Cheese fights. The women folk feature prominently.


30 posted on 08/25/2013 8:48:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dog bites man. More at 11.


31 posted on 08/25/2013 8:50:53 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Uncle Chip

Perhaps, the fact that the Chinese gov’t murdered a couple hundred million of it’s citizens, has had a calming effect, on the current population. The prisoner organ transplants have also contributed, to a more compliant, yet somewhat- hairless society.


32 posted on 08/25/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Norm Lenhart

.....just trying to help you out here a little bit re where your daughter is. Having lived in this area of Central Texas for 65 years I was puzzled reading your post about your daughter being in Lackland, Texas since I never heard of such a “town”. Now, there is a Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio where all, or nearly all, basic training for the Air Force is done. I suspect that is what you meant. Below is the official list of Texas Cities. As you can see, there is no Lackland, Texas. Kudo’s though to you and your daughter for her service!!!!

L[edit source]

La Feria
La Grange
La Grulla
La Joya
La Marque
La Porte
La Vernia
La Villa
La Ward
LaCoste
Lacy-Lakeview
Lago Vista
Lake Bridgeport


33 posted on 08/25/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: RedHeeler

If I see the comment again I wlll ask him/her.

I would think that hair would be an early warning device for danger — especially the hair on the back of the neck.


34 posted on 08/25/2013 9:10:48 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cen-Tejas

Yes, Lakland AFB. It’s the size of a town, has the population of a town...close enough ;)


35 posted on 08/25/2013 9:13:49 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: al baby

Baboons A congress


36 posted on 08/25/2013 9:15:17 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Norm Lenhart

My sons are autistic, so they’re not ready yet to be on their own.


37 posted on 08/25/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Cen-Tejas; Norm Lenhart

Nationwide, more people know where “Lackland, Texas” is than “Lago Vista, Texas”...


38 posted on 08/25/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: gitmo

Well that is an entirely different story entirely. But I have see it argued here on FR by others that 19 YOs are children to be ruled as if they were 10.


39 posted on 08/25/2013 9:20:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Mr Rogers

LOL, I guarantee you that there are “people” right here in Austin that do not know where Lago Vista, 30 miles west, IS !!!


40 posted on 08/25/2013 9:34:05 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Uncle Chip
In China there are very few crimes.

They lie about other things as well.

41 posted on 08/25/2013 9:36:59 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah, I realized when you responded I failed to supply pertinent circumstances.


42 posted on 08/25/2013 9:38:41 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Uncle Chip

You would think, so, yes. Yet, the last 20 years- have lulled many to sleep, in the face of obvious danger. The castle keep of Our Republic, has been overtaken, by the most vicious group of liars, cheats and thieves to have ever assembled in Our US government.


43 posted on 08/25/2013 9:44:53 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: ConservativeStatement

Twin 60s mounted on the front porch, a couple runs of concertina wire, some sandbags and a kevlar vest&helmet..

Let’s get it on.. ChiCaaaagOOOO style..

Dead Fish is in charge now..


44 posted on 08/25/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKn7vkSMBc


45 posted on 08/25/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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