Skip to comments.Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Posted on 07/10/2014 5:43:18 AM PDT by rellimpank
In 1929, when rivals killed seven members of Bugs Moran's gang, the world was shocked. Chicago's image as a corrupt, violent city was emblazoned in memory around the world.
More than eight decades later, if you stroll around Europe and tell people you are from Chicago, some still pretend to shoot with a submachine gun. They have never visited the Art Institute or strolled the Magnificent Mile. They don't know the modern, vibrant city or the miles of greensward along the lakefront.
No, when they think of Chicago, they think of Al Capone, organized crime and violence.
Sadly what's old is new again. Today the image of gang shootouts applies with more deadly force than ever. On Independence Day weekend, Chicago street gangsters (and the police fighting them) killed twice as many people as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The Chicago Tribune reported that 82 were shot, 14 of them fatally, during the long July Fourth weekend (the death toll rose to 17 after more shooting victims later died). Most of the victims and most of the perpetrators were in their late teens and 20s. Who knows how many innocents were hit by stray bullets or huddled under their beds for protection? How many children think gunfire is a normal background noise?
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
--article not what one might expect---
Damn, it’s never that colostomy bag Ayers.
Where I live, it literally IS, and none of it from violence. It's the sound of freedom! I'd imagine when 'city folks' come here to visit, their initial instinct is to hide under a bed.
So the libs plot to take guns away from honest, law-abiding, non-violent citizens and deliberately leave them in the hands of violent criminals.
I thought that “pop pop pop pop” was just fire crackers.
BS. The gangsters of the Prohibition era killed for business reasons and did not shoot up their own neighborhoods.
Obama's sons kill each other because of a bump, a look, or nothing at all. They just LIKE killing.
Note to the Chicago Tribune: Chicago and Cook County is a Gun Free Zone! Did you expect the bad guys to pay any attention? How stupid are you, cretins? Do you eat a huge bowl of Stupid flakes morning, noon, and night?
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