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Chicago police sergeant: "Tribal warfare" on the streets
cbsnews.com ^ | July 11, 2012 | Dean Reynolds

Posted on 07/11/2012 8:17:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(CBS News) CHICAGO - Chicago is in the grips of a deadly gang war. At least 275 people have been killed in the city so far this year and many more have been shot, many of them innocent bystanders to the gang violence. Among the latest victims were 12- and 13-year-old girls shot Tuesday night. They survived.

Sgt. Matt Little leads one of the teams in Chicago's Gang Enforcement Unit. There are about 200 such officers in the city-- versus 100,000 gang members.

"Almost all the violence we're seeing now is from the gangs," Little said. "When there's a shooting we'll respond to the shooting. We'll figure out where we believe the most likely area for retaliation is and we'll work that area trying to both prevent retaliation and possibly build a case on offenders."

CBS News rode along with Little's team as dusk fell on poor neighborhoods of vacant lots and high anxiety.

"The gangs have lost their hierarchy, so to speak, and without a chain of command, there's really nobody keeping things in check," Little said. The leaders are mostly in prison -- or dead. Those left are young, reckless, and often terrible shots.

"Instead of a bullet with somebody's name on it, we have a bullet that reads 'To whom it may concern,'" Little said. The result is a spate of shootings that have killed or wounded young children, even toddlers.

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


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KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; chicagoway; gangs; guncontrol; rahmemanuel
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1 posted on 07/11/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
More gun control, more crime!

In the areas that are seeing the worst violence all you have to do is let the senior citizens own guns. They know what to do.

2 posted on 07/11/2012 8:21:17 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just wait until Obama loses the election. There will be rivers of blood in the streets, the Great Chicago Fire will look like a campfire.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 8:21:54 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If only they weren't sold into slavery by their forebears..

4 posted on 07/11/2012 8:22:27 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Eric Holder declares arresting perps would have a greater disproportionate impact on minorities than voter ID and will act to quash any such activity.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fence them in and throw in guns and ammunition then execute the survivors. They will all be guilty of murder by then.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for obastard.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What Chicago needs is gun control......oh wait.

So when do we issue a timetable for withdraw? I'm sick of this third world nation building......

7 posted on 07/11/2012 8:25:26 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: MrChips

The sooner, the better.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 8:26:00 PM PDT by Fireone (Traitors must be purged from Washington D.C.- Impeach, convict, and sentence!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obamaland. Ain’t it grand!/s


9 posted on 07/11/2012 8:26:22 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Tribal warfare”????

Absolutely accurate, but these days he may need to keep his resume updated for using that particular phrase/s;)


10 posted on 07/11/2012 8:27:44 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well spoken, Corporal.

(He won’t be a Sergeant much longer for using a loaded word like “tribal” in Øbamastan)


11 posted on 07/11/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: wmfights

I agree. Arm the citizens, put in strong stand your ground protections and wait for “a well armed society is a polite society”.

There will be a little peak in open warfare, but things will then get better.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 8:30:36 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: MrChips

A whole unGodly generation produced by humanists, democrats and public de-education camps. Chicago is going to collapse into chaos.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 8:32:32 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did you notice the news reporter was wearing body armor while on the ride along in Chicago?


14 posted on 07/11/2012 8:33:39 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, Rush was talking about this recently. Wasn’t midnight basketball supposed to fix this?

Of course, the real problem they are facing is finding a way to blame the violence on Bush and Republicans.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 8:37:20 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A Trayvon a day: The Chicago Way.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 8:37:46 PM PDT by InMemoriam (The quadrillions in derivatives may be intended as an instrument of global conquest.)
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To: MrChips

Obviously time to thin the gene pool. If these primitive vermin will riot for their favorite thug liar commie being ousted, they will riot for any reason aligned with anti-American manipulators. Bring it. Time to get them out of the demographics and take back America.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 8:38:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: wrench

This thread needs some background music....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl7Bk364UdY


18 posted on 07/11/2012 8:40:32 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bring back dueling with pistols. You have to admit, it is more civilized than this crap.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 8:40:41 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: MHGinTN

if Obama had a son, he’d look like......


20 posted on 07/11/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Sequoyah101

WINNER!

On a separate note, I noticed that the officer slipped and admitted it is ALL gang violence. Instead of cracking down on law abiding citizens, why don’t they just make possession of a gun by gang members a death penalty offense. I know it would never happen but why are they pretending that what they have been doing has any chance in hell of working?


21 posted on 07/11/2012 8:41:26 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: InMemoriam

It’s going to be more than Trayvon’s. Wait until all the illegals from other countries Rahm invited on the news today arrive. There is going to be a huge turf war and there will be no sanctuary for anyone.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 8:42:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So how long do you think it'll take before the Chicago mayor turns to the Ill. governor for help who then turns to the Feds for help and then the troops roll in?
About one more month of this, give or take?
23 posted on 07/11/2012 8:43:25 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chicago needs to tax the “rich”. And ban gun ownership.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 8:49:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t that Obama Former Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel become the Mayor of Chicago a couple of years ago?

If my memory serves me, Rhammy-Boy was fond of saying “Never let a crisis go to waste!”

Here you go Mayor Rhammy!

Git ‘er done!


25 posted on 07/11/2012 8:49:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a nice little public relations ‘news’ report for the pitiful Mayor of Chicago. He’s riding around with the cop who is utterly failing in his job to put gangs down, chirping like a parrot repeating the cop’s slogans. Not one independent thought, challenging failed business as usual.

Whatever the Chicago PD is doing, it’s not working. Time to mix it up before they turn Chicago into Detroit. At least he got one thing right - it is a tribal war. Liberals have finally succeeded in totally disconnecting Chicago blacks from their American idenity and into a bloody African idenity. And they should stop referring to gang members as ‘youth.’ If you are big enough to be in a gang and commit gang crime, you are big enough to be named a criminal or a thug.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 8:50:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you have TuneIn on your phone you can listen to the police scanner for Chicago. The other night it was taking two hours to get an officer to a domestic call.

A guy that had been car jacked waited on the street for 1 and 1/2 hours for a police officer. The dispatcher kept saying, the car jack victim at so and so street called and said he is still waiting the.


27 posted on 07/11/2012 8:52:18 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Fast & Furious’ moves from Mexico to Chicago. How creative.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Tribal" did he say TRIBAL??!!!!


29 posted on 07/11/2012 8:58:56 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: lightman
He won’t be a Sergeant much longer for using a loaded word like “tribal” in Øbamastan

Sad, but true. As a literal reference he is exactly correct. The other connotations will do him in. English is not spoken in America any more. Remember the guy that used the word niggardly and everyone got upset because they thought it was a racial slur.

nig·gard·ly/ Adjective: Not generous; stingy: "the company was particularly niggardly with salaries"

30 posted on 07/11/2012 8:59:08 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: MrChips

>> Just wait until Obama loses the election. There will be rivers of blood in the streets...

Maybe not. I’d anticipate equilibrium in the absence of Obama’s destructive policies, philosophies, and rhetoric.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 9:04:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The gangs have lost their hierarchy, so to speak, and without a chain of command, there’s really nobody keeping things in check,” Little said. The leaders are mostly in prison — or dead. Those left are young, reckless, and often terrible shots.

“Instead of a bullet with somebody’s name on it, we have a bullet that reads ‘To whom it may concern,’” Little said.


That cop has a way with words.


32 posted on 07/11/2012 9:09:57 PM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well.....these are Obama’s “folks” that he touts in EVERY, damned speech. (with that damned, folksy, lispy, changing-to-meet-the-demographic he’s speaking to... dialect of his).


33 posted on 07/11/2012 9:14:46 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

***Feral Gang War 2012 Alert***. Pay per view with the proceeds going back to the tax payer for all the monies stolen from us?


34 posted on 07/11/2012 9:16:40 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would anyone want to stop gang warfare. Let them kill each other one by one. Their choice.


35 posted on 07/11/2012 9:16:54 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All these major cites are following the path of Detroit.

A large population of people that are amoral, uneducated, unemployable, lazy,that continue to vote for corrupt politicians are doomed. These people manage to increase the entropy of these cities into chaotic sh—t holes.

It is clear that there is no solution for this problem except massive failure of the current system with culling the barbarians.


36 posted on 07/11/2012 9:18:53 PM PDT by pterional
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To: gunsequalfreedom
nig·gard·ly/ Adjective: Not generous; stingy: "the company was particularly niggardly with salaries"

When I see this happen in a Dem city with gun control, I just have to snigger.......

37 posted on 07/11/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: I see my hands

If only...


38 posted on 07/11/2012 9:24:00 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: freethinker

Maybe you are right and we need to send these “kids” to an army camp and learn how to shoot straighter.


39 posted on 07/11/2012 9:24:59 PM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: pterional

It might be time for the suburbs to start investing in concrete.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMH3yKfj6Cg&feature=player_embedded


40 posted on 07/11/2012 9:25:47 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1483206/posts

Nice job Lyndon, Democrats. What a great society: little kids getting shot to death by feral gangs.


41 posted on 07/11/2012 9:26:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s children, the legacy of welfare and Democrats, are restless.


42 posted on 07/11/2012 9:26:41 PM PDT by pallis
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I have that app on my phone, its amazing the amount of non stop action that comes across the scanner in Chicago. The cops there don’t use 10 codes either. I thank God I live in the middle of nowhere in Nebraska, and am allowed to own guns.


43 posted on 07/11/2012 9:38:22 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would say it’s “like Kenya” .. but Kenya is probably more civilized.


44 posted on 07/11/2012 9:46:24 PM PDT by The Duke
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Sounds like the gang members need marksmanship training. Any stimulus money left out there? Or did it all go to bundler-owned windmills in Finland?
45 posted on 07/11/2012 9:48:02 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: freethinker

Maybe you are right and we need to send these “kids” to an army camp and learn how to shoot straighter.


46 posted on 07/11/2012 10:13:47 PM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Yup, thunderdome the entire lot of them. Let them hack each other apart, we’ll mop up the survivors.


47 posted on 07/11/2012 10:21:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks like we need that UN Arms Control Treaty.

/Democrat

48 posted on 07/11/2012 10:27:39 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Secret Agent Man

only a dream

don’t get your hopes up


49 posted on 07/11/2012 10:31:22 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Soon people are not going to put up with Holder’s people taking them down. If things escalate I know there’s plenty of white folks in Chicago with guns to defend themselves. Or maybe start going after the problem before it goes after them.


50 posted on 07/11/2012 10:35:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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