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More Than 50 Shot, 7 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend
ABC News ^ | July 6, 2014

Posted on 07/06/2014 3:54:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least seven dead and 50 injured.

The first fatal shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday, kicking off a violent weekend for the city.

The city has been actively combating gang and shooting violence in recent years after a bloody year in 2012, when it was the only city in the nation to record more than 500 homicides.

The Chicago Tribune updated its tally of Chicago shooting victims today, bringing up the total of those shot to 1,129 so far this year. According to the Tribune, there were 2,185 shooting victims in Chicago last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; democrats; rhamtown
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1 posted on 07/06/2014 3:54:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Because guns are the problem. /s


2 posted on 07/06/2014 3:54:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

57 Trayvons. Where’s the outrage?


3 posted on 07/06/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Someone should rein in those wild Amish!


4 posted on 07/06/2014 3:55:46 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Chicago, the home of Obama... I don’t even care.....


5 posted on 07/06/2014 3:59:39 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh the SHAME!

What a PITIFUL percentage

7/51 or more = Less than 13.7%


6 posted on 07/06/2014 4:00:14 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In other Chicago news, we have this.

3 CPS students accused of robbing, raping girl, 16, on South Side

Sons of Obama

7 posted on 07/06/2014 4:00:25 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What Chicago needs is hundreds of thousands of third world migrants


8 posted on 07/06/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Their aim seems to be getting better.

Starting to worry...


9 posted on 07/06/2014 4:00:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Scrambler Bob

I was thinking the same thing. Those guys are horrible shots.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 4:01:34 PM PDT by mothball
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To: Scrambler Bob
Under the gun: Homicides down, shootings up in 2014 so far
11 posted on 07/06/2014 4:02:48 PM PDT by csvset
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To: mothball

Really. Aim more carefully.

That’s 53+ wounded nogs that we taxpayers have to foot the hospital bills for.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 4:04:18 PM PDT by Zman516 (Thought-Criminal #1)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They obviously need gun control. < /sarcasm>


13 posted on 07/06/2014 4:06:00 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

According to the progs, gun control is supposed to make a city safe, so what`s up with Fallujah on the Lake?


14 posted on 07/06/2014 4:07:57 PM PDT by nomad
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To: ilgipper
57 Trayvons. Where’s the outrage?

There is no outrage, because this is serving the Left's objective.

15 posted on 07/06/2014 4:09:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: All

Last ten years:

Afghanistan-——2196 American deaths
Chicago-————4797 American deaths

Go figure....


16 posted on 07/06/2014 4:12:35 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama’s people. Obama’s culture.


17 posted on 07/06/2014 4:14:34 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Some other Freeper suggested taking the injured to VA hospitals.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 4:15:13 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: JW1949

I figure the Americans killed in Afghanistan is an actual loss.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 4:19:58 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So 50 people were shot and seven others died from gunshots.

The statistic of 15% killed as a result of gunshots demonstrates just how difficult it is to kill a human being and why standard magazines should be the norm, as well as gun ownership.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 4:20:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Have they blamed the newly minted concealed carrying citizens yet?


21 posted on 07/06/2014 4:20:54 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: csvset

Where are they getting their ammo?

I can’t find any replacements after my boat accident.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 4:21:17 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: The Toll
I figure the Americans killed in Afghanistan is an actual loss.

I would also say that the violence in Chicongo follows tribal lines a lot stricter than in Afghanistan.

23 posted on 07/06/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy saints surrounded.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How can this possibly be true? They have strict “gun laws”. Lies...I tell you...lies!!!!


24 posted on 07/06/2014 4:26:45 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

black on black crime..that’s something you won’t be hearing in the media


25 posted on 07/06/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: JW1949

That’s not a fair comparison!

You compare murders in a city to murders in a country.

/tongue-in-cheek


26 posted on 07/06/2014 4:29:38 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Scrambler Bob
Gun violence in Chicago?

Let's see.. Who to blame?

White people, NRA, Tea Party, Republicans, Fox News and the Koch brothers.

27 posted on 07/06/2014 4:33:02 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Normal weekend in Chicago...


28 posted on 07/06/2014 4:34:13 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour gave me $15 to vote)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Better weapons or better tactics are needed.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 4:35:11 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Vendome

Human beings are actually quite easy to kill,the problem is the incompetent shooters and/or their choice of weapons.


30 posted on 07/06/2014 4:37:38 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Someone needs to teach these gangbangers to shoot better, and the problem will take care of itself.


31 posted on 07/06/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here’s a good website for on the street updates

http://heyjackass.com/


32 posted on 07/06/2014 4:49:37 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
50 shot. 7 Dead

Wow! Can you imagine how bad it would be if they didn't have scrubama in the White House to protect them from Whitey?

33 posted on 07/06/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: driftdiver

They didn’t swim over here by themselves

Maybe the people that brought them here and set them free instead of repatriating them caused the problem.

The solution isn’t going to be pretty.


34 posted on 07/06/2014 5:05:37 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: ilgipper

Almost 2.5 Sandy Hook shootings and not a dam word on the MSM news.


35 posted on 07/06/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why Chicago? I thought the Great Reformer came from there.


36 posted on 07/06/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: driftdiver; Oldeconomybuyer

Comparison death in Afghanistan/Iraq since 2001 vs. how many killed in Chicago by shootings alone same period???


37 posted on 07/06/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: JW1949

Bears repeating:

Americans killed in the last 10 years:

“Afghanistan-——2196 American deaths
Chicago-————4797 American deaths”


38 posted on 07/06/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why Chicago? I thought the Great Reformer came from there.


39 posted on 07/06/2014 5:12:48 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

50 shot and only 7 killed. Very poor marksmanship. It makes me wonder how many would be killers completely missed their target. Even if such victimless shootings were reported I doubt such stats would be announced to the public. The Rahm Regime certainly wouldn’t want the public to dwell on those armed wanna-be killers with murderous intent and bad aim roaming loose on the streets.


40 posted on 07/06/2014 5:17:21 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Chicago’s own type of “fireworks” for the July 4 weekend.

Hussein and Mayor Rahm, are you paying attention? No? Didn’t think so.


41 posted on 07/06/2014 5:35:04 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s just how they celebrate in Obamaville!


42 posted on 07/06/2014 5:44:55 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; expat_panama
Saw the bullet riddled car and the ambulance. It drove away with out the siren. Always a bad sign.

http://www.uptownupdate.com/2014/07/man-shot-in-parked-car-in-sheridan-park.html

43 posted on 07/06/2014 5:46:31 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: JW1949

Wonder how many of those 4,797 deaths were by “registered” lawfully owned guns?


44 posted on 07/06/2014 5:46:31 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: Fu-fu2
looks like June was shoot-em in the butt month,,,

45 posted on 07/06/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“bringing up the total of those shot to 1,129 so far this year. According to the Tribune, there were 2,185 shooting victims in Chicago last year.”

ABC did not read The Chicago Tribune’s description of the stats. Their shooting tally page is of events, not victims.

It is important to note that this is not the same data provided by the city about shooting incidents, and the numbers on our page will not match those the city tracks. One shooting incident may have multiple victims, but it still counts officially as only one shooting.


46 posted on 07/06/2014 5:51:31 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Rome2000

Yeah not buying it. Its not a racial thing. Its a broken culture/family/govt dependency thing.


47 posted on 07/06/2014 5:51:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like job security in Detective Heaven.


48 posted on 07/06/2014 6:05:22 PM PDT by stevem
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To: skimbell

>> not a dam word on the MSM news.

Because the MSM is in denial of the demographic facts. Let me restate that... the MSM is intentionally omitting the demographic facts.


49 posted on 07/06/2014 6:09:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, at mid-year they are above half of last year’s number.


50 posted on 07/06/2014 6:50:49 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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