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Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
chicagotribune ^ | 2014-07-07 | Peter Nickeas

Posted on 07/12/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT by dennisw

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......

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; demagogicparty; demogogicparty; illinois

1 posted on 07/12/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Body count in Obama’s home town is 14 dead last July 4 weekend


2 posted on 07/12/2014 12:14:30 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Isn’t Chicago basically a liberal utopia city? Run for and by liberals?


3 posted on 07/12/2014 12:15:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: dennisw

MOST DANGEROUS..... Gun FREE Zones...


4 posted on 07/12/2014 12:15:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: dennisw

C’mon ChiTown. Your numbers are down. You can do better. Maybe it was a rainy weekend?


5 posted on 07/12/2014 12:17:05 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: dennisw

Na na! I've got armed guards around me!! How do you like that, inner city families?!!??

6 posted on 07/12/2014 12:17:38 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: dennisw

We need to trade all these folks at the border for Chicago and send Chicago to Mexico!


7 posted on 07/12/2014 12:22:50 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: dennisw

Now , that is one helluva street party.

Brought to you by the liberal powers that be.

Their fruits are dropping all over the globe, not just in CHI Town.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 12:23:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: dennisw

Don’t believe everything you read. Guns are illegal in Chicago and they have a lot of gun free zones.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: dennisw
GUN FREE ZONE"

"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."

10 posted on 07/12/2014 12:24:39 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: dennisw
It can't be long now...


11 posted on 07/12/2014 12:25:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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But.....but...but....all guns outlawed in “la-la land”?????
14 dead? Say it ain’ t so, Joe. Not in “la-la land”!!!! Not in the hometown of so many great and wonderful “la-la” folks. So tell us again, “la-la” folks, just one more time for the record: How’s all that great gun control workin’ for ya’ll up there????
Crickets...thought so. Idiots...all of ya.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 12:26:59 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: dennisw

How in the hell does the Chicago Tribune get away with publishing out and out LIES??

Guns are ILLEGAL in Chicago, not one person could have possibly been shot. It Has to be a LIE.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 12:27:47 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: dennisw
how's that Stop Snitchin campaign working out for ya???
14 posted on 07/12/2014 12:30:47 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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Obama Admin is sending some fresh Illegal blood to Chicago ,if they make it the cold weather they’ll love it there


15 posted on 07/12/2014 12:34:08 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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Should start sending their kids up to Canada to seek a better life.

How is this any different violence in Central American cities? And we’re just letting in more and more of it.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 12:38:35 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: dennisw

Where is Mrs. Mallory’s cow when it is needed?


17 posted on 07/12/2014 12:44:23 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: dennisw

Only 14 dead? Shoulda taken the injured to VA hospitals.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 12:52:15 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: dennisw
I grew up in the Detroit area in the early 1970s, and that would have been a slow Wednesday night back then.

In spite of the sensationalism, violent crime is down by half from its peak.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: dennisw

Too bad they always miss Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 1:08:25 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: dennisw

You’re doing a great job, Rahm!


21 posted on 07/12/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: dennisw

Is there any Central American country more violent than Chicago. And the WH claims the invasion of our country from down there is because of violence. I think not!!


22 posted on 07/12/2014 2:03:08 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: dennisw
The ballerina is doing a great job
23 posted on 07/12/2014 2:05:06 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Yo-Yo

yoyo, your numbers are skewed because once the brothers took over police departments they down graded all violent crime to make appear their doing better.
Aggravated assault down grades to disorderly conduct.
Armed Robbery - is now theft
Rape - domestic dispute
etc etc


24 posted on 07/12/2014 2:06:12 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: dennisw
Gee, Rahm, your Gun Free Zones are really working well in Obamaville by the Lake, eh? Here's a thought, Chicago and Cook County needs more gun control, don't you think? this time though, make sure you get the memo to the shooters, thugs, and wannabe gangsters, Rahm. So far, they just aren't getting it. I guess your plea to have them take their shootings to side streets and alleys to limit collateral damages didn't work either. What do you expect from a bunch of crooks, Rahm. They are a very antisocial bunch of people.
25 posted on 07/12/2014 2:56:50 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: dennisw

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.

I am sure they were legally owned/s


26 posted on 07/12/2014 4:38:53 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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