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What Chicago really needs (45 shootings over Easter weekend)
New York Post ^ | 4/17/2017 | Post Editorial Board

Posted on 04/18/2017 9:45:28 AM PDT by simpson96

Easter weekend was Chicago’s bloodiest since New Year’s, with 45 shootings, at least two of them fatal — a bad sign heading into the warmer months.

The Windy City’s only consolation is that it’s doing better than last year: 915 shootings so far, vs. 955 in the same period in 2016. Homicides are also down, from 171 to 166.

But the numbers are still higher than New York’s, though Chicago has about one-third the Big Apple’s population.

And the NYPD continues to bring its own crime stats down, year after year — progress it’s continued to deliver (with occasional setbacks) ever since 1993, when then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton fundamentally changed the city’s course with the shift to community policing strategies and CompStat accountability for managers.

Chicago’s leaders keep talking a good game: “We cannot afford to lose another generation to the gangs and to the streets and to the guns and to the violence,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel last year as he announced a three-part plan to combat crime. Maybe his voters are happy with those slightly lower numbers . . .

After two decades-plus of rising safety, New Yorkers approve of the NYPD’s results so strongly that even uber-progressive Mayor de Blasio hasn’t tried to turn back the clock. Maybe Chicago needs to elect a Rudy-style Republican to really turn the tide.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; blacklivesmatter; thuglife
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The MSM says nothing about the deafening silence of Barack and Michelle, re: Chicago shootings/violence. And most all the people in victimized areas love and support them. Don't have a criticism about either one. Lotsa luck seeing "a Rudy-style Republican" ever elected there. Liberalism and it's fruits are a mental disorder.
1 posted on 04/18/2017 9:45:28 AM PDT by simpson96
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Now that Obama has retired and moved back to his home town things will surely get better soon, won't they?



...oh

2 posted on 04/18/2017 9:48:17 AM PDT by Baynative ( Someone's going to have to pay for these carbon emissions, so it might as well be you.)
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Maybe Chicago needs to elect a Rudy-style Republican to really turn the tide.
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That will happen next time Chicago is under a mile thick ice sheet.


3 posted on 04/18/2017 9:48:47 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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They clearly need a high quality community organizer.

/sarc


4 posted on 04/18/2017 9:50:00 AM PDT by day10 (You'll get nothing and like it!)
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915 shootings so far, vs. 955

Eventually they'll run out of people to shoot.........Maybe the last two standing will call a truce.

5 posted on 04/18/2017 9:50:24 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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Time to send in Snake Pliskin.


6 posted on 04/18/2017 9:52:41 AM PDT by Gman
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Nothing to see, move along... oh by the way, we need more gun control laws. /sarc
7 posted on 04/18/2017 9:53:44 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: simpson96

a MOAB!


8 posted on 04/18/2017 9:54:56 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: Baynative

Another Democrat controlled big city success story.


9 posted on 04/18/2017 9:57:03 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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ABP is a TV show where a billionaire spends 90 million dollars to upgrade one district in Chicago with modern gadgets.

My comment is for that much money he could buy a gun for every non-criminal in Chicago along with shooting ranges and training classes. Problem solved.
10 posted on 04/18/2017 9:59:01 AM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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> 45 shootings over Easter weekend

Glad I live far away from that gun-free zone.


11 posted on 04/18/2017 9:59:18 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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Ramp up the “War on Poverty.” Yeah, that’s the ticket.


12 posted on 04/18/2017 9:59:39 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Baynative

More range time...


13 posted on 04/18/2017 10:01:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Poor demoncrats haven't been this mad, since the Republicans took their slaves away.)
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To: simpson96

Midnight Basketball ping!


14 posted on 04/18/2017 10:02:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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What Chicago needs is there very own Che Guavera to unite those guns against the white privileged controlled city, state and federal governments./S

Obama pretty much is prepared to lead this effort through his community hope and change organization funded by Soros and others.

What Chicago needs is a dozen versions of Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr..


15 posted on 04/18/2017 10:09:57 AM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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95 shootings. 2 kills. what they need is marksmanship training, and this problem would take care of itself in a month.


16 posted on 04/18/2017 10:15:25 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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How’s that community organizing working out for ya, huh?


17 posted on 04/18/2017 10:24:46 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: IncPen

Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson needed to tame Chicago


18 posted on 04/18/2017 10:31:00 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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It’s the culture.

All the rest is obfuscation.


19 posted on 04/18/2017 10:31:53 AM PDT by Stosh
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Lets call it what it is. This is gang warfare. In Chicago, many of the killings over the last few years have been hits. Its no more random robberies. Its gangs wielding their power. Mostly its in two black communities, on the west and south sides.

If the city and the communities wanted to get rid of it, it would happen. The reality is that the gangs have infiltrated. They are in the politics. They are in the local businesses. They are in the neighborhoods. They are in the schools.

Yes there is the heartache of the baby who’s life ends as a result of a stray bullet, or the promising teenager gunned down before they can escape the “hood”. But these have gotten too common. Every weekend we get a fist full of shootings. And every month there is at least one child being gunned down.

The politicians say its poverty, its guns, its education, its lack of jobs. But the reality is, that we have all those issues in other places. And we don’t have problems like these. Gangs and drugs are the issue. All the rest is corollary or responsive.


20 posted on 04/18/2017 10:34:15 AM PDT by poinq
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