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Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/7/2014

Posted on 07/07/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.

It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers.

It was just one of dozens of shooting scenes across Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend. In all, at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon when two woman were shot as they sat outside a two-flat within a block of Garfield Park.

Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, including two boys 14 and 16 who were killed when they allegedly refused to drop their guns.

Many of the long weekend's shootings were on the South Side, clustered in the Englewood, Roseland, Gresham and West Pullman neighborhoods that rank among the most violent in the city.

The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the Old Irving Park neighborhood to a 66-year-old woman grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch on the Far South Side. Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.

Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; chicagocrime; chicagomurders; crime

1 posted on 07/07/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s the guns, the guns I tell you! They just pop into the hands of choirboys and forces them to shoot people by some sinister means!


2 posted on 07/07/2014 12:44:59 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Altura Ct.

This is being encouraged, to undermine the 2nd.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Altura Ct.

QUAGMIRE !


4 posted on 07/07/2014 12:45:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Altura Ct.

This was Obama’s one job before pResident.
He was charged with solving the problem of gun violence in Chicago.
He failed massively, and is now pResident where he exceeds all expectations for massive failure.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 12:45:24 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Chicago sure does have a lot of disgruntled Obama supporters. They’re always killing one another. I guess that’s what happens when somebody thinks that somebody else is getting a “bigger piece of the pie” than they’re getting.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 12:46:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The number just keeps going up by the hour.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 12:46:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Altura Ct.

Black on Black crime..but hey let’s blame the gun, better than blaming the huge gang problem in Chicago..Id love to see these politicians go to the gang bangers and demand they give up their pieces


8 posted on 07/07/2014 12:46:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Altura Ct.

Some of the toughest gun laws in the country.

Pray America wakes up


9 posted on 07/07/2014 12:47:04 PM PDT by bray (Buy my book: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Altura Ct.

impossible....guns are illegal in chitown.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Altura Ct.

OK, Dems, what’s the exit strategy?


11 posted on 07/07/2014 12:48:25 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

How big is their “piece of the pie” going to be when millions more illegals show up?


12 posted on 07/07/2014 12:48:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Altura Ct.; All

Maybe George Zimmerman should go to Chicago and shoot some folks....seems he is the only one that motivates the Black Racists to care about Blacks getting shot


13 posted on 07/07/2014 12:48:33 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (I Voted, In Mississippi...so can every other American)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Black on Black crime

Soon to be outdone by Brown on Black crime with all the bandito gangs coming up from the south.
14 posted on 07/07/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: GeronL

Great point! There’s a real potential here for it to get very ugly around Chicago.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 12:49:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Every weekend there’s at least two dozen shootings in CHI-land by altar boys and choir boys. But they’re such good kids.....


16 posted on 07/07/2014 12:51:30 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Altura Ct.

In other words, a relatively quiet weekend in the Peoples’ Republic of ChiCongo.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Steely Tom
This is being encouraged, to undermine the 2nd.

I don't agree. High gun violence in areas of very strict gun controls undermines their argument.

Besides, it's extremely difficult to convince people to get into "kill or be killed" gun battles to advance your political agenda.

18 posted on 07/07/2014 12:52:18 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
I don't agree. High gun violence in areas of very strict gun controls undermines their argument.

May you be correct.

19 posted on 07/07/2014 12:54:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Altura Ct.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit.

Sounds like a regular Hatfields and McCoys.

20 posted on 07/07/2014 12:54:23 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

21 posted on 07/07/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: dead

Hey Rahm,

You’re the mayor - what’s up MAN? You’re not giving the brothers enough love or something///your city has the worst crime in the country. Those kids are safer joining the military (but they don’t take thugs or criminals, so that’s out)...


22 posted on 07/07/2014 12:55:49 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: princess leah
You’re the mayor - what’s up MAN? You’re not giving the brothers enough love or something

Shhh.. He's busy not letting this crisis go to waste.

23 posted on 07/07/2014 12:57:38 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Altura Ct.

Does the Tribune have comments? I’d love to read what the local paper readers say about this violence.


24 posted on 07/07/2014 12:57:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Here in the east coast liberal cesspool of New York city, the Marxist Mayor Bill De Blasio did away with stop and frisk because obviously a Marxist with absolutely no experience whatsoever in police work knows better than cops with 30 years on the job when it comes to street gangs. So naturally shootings have gone through the roof. Last night they had about 12 shot in 5 hours....

http://nypost.com/2014/07/06/holiday-weekend-sees-11-shot-in-5-hours-in-nyc/

I think the Marxist did this on purpose though because he WANTS shootings to go up so he can add another billion guns laws to the already 10 billion gun laws.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 12:58:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Old Yeller

That’s what Obama is hoping for


26 posted on 07/07/2014 12:58:23 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Darksheare; a fool in paradise; Tax-chick

Mr. Rodgers enters the house and shuts the door immediately, turning 8 locks and 5 latches as he starts singing “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood...”

Under his sweater is a ballistic vest.

He goes to feed his fishes when a bang is heard and he drops to the floor.

“How would you like to be my neighbor?” he asks as yelling is heard from above followed by a crash and something being slammed.


27 posted on 07/07/2014 1:00:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: princess leah

28 posted on 07/07/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Old Yeller
Old Yeller:" Soon to be outdone by Brown on Black crime with all the bandito gangs coming up from the south."

Seems appropriate !!
Wasn't it the Sinoloa Cartel that the FEDGov. was arming in Mexico during "Fast and Furious" ?
and now the Sinaloa Cartel cotrols Chicago drug traffficing
I would call that a 'coincidence' ,... except I don't believe in coincidences !

29 posted on 07/07/2014 1:02:54 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Altura Ct.
"Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town

Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around!

30 posted on 07/07/2014 1:06:30 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Let Chicago be Chicago.

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From Wiki: "The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as "wild onion" or "wild garlic", from the Miami-Illinois language.[16][17][18][19]"

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Oh, boy. French rendering of Native American word.

They need to change the name of the city what with the Native American connection.

31 posted on 07/07/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.”

Not gun violence, minority violence. Funny how nearly all the “gun violence” is being done by guns owned by minorities.


32 posted on 07/07/2014 1:16:44 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.

"Teenagers". Do I need to look?

33 posted on 07/07/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Altura Ct.
2014 Homicides in Chicago
34 posted on 07/07/2014 1:20:21 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Altura Ct.

Welcome to Liberal-topia!


35 posted on 07/07/2014 1:20:51 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Altura Ct.

Instead of staying in DC, the Obamas should go back to Chicago and work on cleaning up this crime, and he can work on his ‘library.’


36 posted on 07/07/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Altura Ct.

We got no stinking guns in the windy city!


37 posted on 07/07/2014 1:31:26 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Altura Ct.
This simply can't be happening in Chicago. Barack Obama was a community organizer there, and you know that if Obama was in charge of organizing the community, it got organized within an inch of its life. That's just the kind of leader he is. And things like these purported shootings just don't happen in an organized community. If there were all these shooting occurring in Chicago, why, it would have to be characterized as a "disorganized" community, which would tend to undercut the assumption that Barack Obama was a fine organizer of the Chicago community.

So all these stories about gun violence in Chicago must be mere slander against our Community Organizer-in-Chief, B. Hussein Obama.
38 posted on 07/07/2014 1:32:26 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Altura Ct.

According to the internets, CPD solved 25% of the murders in 2012 and 30% in 2013. I wonder how they’re doing so far this year.


39 posted on 07/07/2014 1:40:22 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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Go read Second City Cop a cop run blog fro Chicago
http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

Reads like a sitrep from Fallujah

And for your amusement. They break it down by shot placement to include “Shot in the Junk” or Shot in the Ass”
http://heyjackass.com/

40 posted on 07/07/2014 2:03:30 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: wbill

Nope.

“Urban Youths”...”teens”


41 posted on 07/07/2014 2:46:44 PM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: Altura Ct.

If only there was a role model the under privileged yutes could look up to..


42 posted on 07/07/2014 2:57:28 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: hummingbird

I also heard it means “the place where skunks live.” There’s an old Indian story about a hunting party coming through and asking the locals for a good place to hunt, and were directed to a place where skunks were the only “game.”

I always like that one better.


43 posted on 07/07/2014 3:08:36 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: GeronL

Obviously King Friday snapped.


44 posted on 07/07/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Update: Two that were in critical condition have passed on, so the final tally of the 4th of July weekend Shitshow is 16 dead 66 wounded.


45 posted on 07/07/2014 10:10:52 PM PDT by stbdside
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To: Kid Shelleen
You mean a role model like Dr. Ben Carson? The left would not allow that.
46 posted on 07/07/2014 10:21:08 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: hummingbird
Bet your bottom dollar, you'll lose the blues in Chicago
Chicago, the town that Billy Sunday could not shut down
47 posted on 07/07/2014 10:27:49 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: Chgogal
Just some interesting stuff.....
http://chicagocrimescenes.blogspot.com/2009/07/138-years-of-murder-in-chicago.html
48 posted on 07/07/2014 10:39:29 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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