Skip to comments.Mass Shooting in Park stemmed from petty gang conflict
Posted on 09/25/2013 3:01:55 AM PDT by rellimpank
Bryon Champ decided to seek quick revenge last week after he was grazed in the leg in a gang-related shooting, authorities say.
The convicted felon reached out to Kewane Gatewood, who for a few months had been hiding an AK-47-style rifle under his bed for Champ, according to authorities.
Just hours after he had been injured, Champ and Tabari Young, one armed with the assault rifle and the other toting a .22-caliber handgun, indiscriminately opened fire Thursday night at a crowded South Side park that they considered the turf of the rival gang, police and prosecutors alleged. In one of Chicago's most chilling mass shootings in recent history, a 3-year-old boy and a dozen others enjoying a warm evening in the waning days of summer lay wounded in Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Five days after the bloodshed, police and prosecutors on Tuesday laid out their narrative for how a seemingly petty gang dispute again painted the city as gripped by gun violence. What stood out about the attack as well was the use of a military-grade weapon, highly unusual for gang warfare in impoverished pockets of the South and West sides.
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Just some ‘community organizing’ going on, that’s all.
If shooting 13 people is a petty conflict, what constitutes a serious conflict?
What would the crime rate be in Chicago if you took out all shootings and other crimes by blacks?
Of course, but I am curious. Why are so many blacks prone to crime? I think it’s an important question.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
This is a subject that luminaries like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams have written about at length, and I highly recommend their essays on the subject.
But in a nutshell, the political left subverted the 'civil rights movement' back in the 1960s, and since then blacks have been merely cannon fodder for the collectivist movement -- taught from birth that being law-abiding and productive is just 'sucking up to whitey', that all their problems are somehow 'whitey's fault', and that a violent, stupid thug culture is 'keeping it real'. They have been a stagnant subculture for the last forty years, and getting progressively worse. Now we are plagued with legions of 'superpredators' bred by a broken family structure and too many 'black community leaders' who egg them on and excuse their every wrongdoing.
Welfare. In the ‘50’s the illegitimacy rate among blacks was even lower than among whites, now I think it's over 50%. There are no male role models in far too many black homes so they look elsewhere; to the gangs.
Since you don't need an education to get on the dole the mothers don't care about the kids’ school performance, figuring they will just be parasites like her.
If you don't have a job you need to go to it isn't a big problem if you spend some time in jail; the welfare check will be waiting for you when you get out.
Good thing we took God outoftheschools and men out of the families.
That depends on the skin color of the combatants...
A couple of years ago, Ben stein reported that, since 9-11, over 40,000 Americans have been killed in gang related violence. By now, it must be closer to 50,000.
As I see it, some factors:
Inadequate upbringing resulting in little self-discipline
No long term goals
Lots of idle time
Escapism in alcohol and drugs
Feelings of inadequacy and being (self-)disadvantaged
Little respect for parents’ teachings (if any of note)
Rejection of the larger society
Too much testosterone + too little self control
So by being ‘gang related’ does that somehow negate that they are black?
Very sad, when just doing what is RIGHT to seen as wrong.
So it basically comes down to the family unit which”progressives” want to destroy.
But those who drink deeply of that culture -- whether black OR white or whatever are prone to crime.
I think you’d find the bottom 20-25% of the black population are responsible for the overwhelming percentage of black crime. Sterilization of the black underclass would do wonders for black Americans as well as the country.