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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Gang members using motor scooters to get around, hand bells go "bling-bling"   (suntimes.com) divider line 62
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2003-07-15 10:34:47 AM
When you're a geek
You're a geek all the way
From you first moped
To you last dying day.
 
2003-07-15 10:34:56 AM
When you're a geek
You're a geek all the way
From you first moped
To your last dying day.
 
2003-07-15 10:35:34 AM
When you're a geek
You're a geek all the way
From your first moped
To your last dying day.
 
2003-07-15 10:38:48 AM
dang, I just painted my scooter red.
 
2003-07-15 10:41:05 AM
They should go WOOWOO!
 
2003-07-15 10:41:51 AM
So, rather than go on shooting sprees, they go shooting on Sprees?!

Thank you, I'll be here all week!!!
 
2003-07-15 10:42:25 AM
"I'm worried that pedestrians will get hit and that gang-bangers are using them to get around to do their crime."

I don't think this nice old lady really knows what a gang-banger is. Maybe we should get a Pay-Pal account going to get her a subscription to hotgangbangs.com
 
2003-07-15 10:47:14 AM
deevo: damn, beat me to it...

 
2003-07-15 10:47:40 AM
...the 69-year-old woman dove into the parkway for safety.
"They're dangerous," Gallegos said. "I'm worried that pedestrians will get hit and that gang-bangers are using them to get around to do their crime."


Aww, I wish my grandma used terms like "gang-bangers".

/pouty
 
2003-07-15 10:49:41 AM
I think that picture is making me dumber... agghhhhh.
 
2003-07-15 10:50:18 AM
I'm waiting for the Segway Gang to emerge.
 
2003-07-15 10:57:21 AM
Think of it, a punk comes riding down the street on his scooter and you just so happen to have a baseball bat.

Nuff Said.

Yahmean
 
2003-07-15 10:58:47 AM
I knew there was something evil about those things. There's one house in my neighborhood where they congregate. When 4 of them go all at once they are *really* loud... I think the article actually means "gopeds" - like a motorized skateboard.
 
2003-07-15 11:01:15 AM
from the article:
" 'What makes the problem exceptionally dangerous is that many of these motorized scooters are used at street gang 'hot spot' corners," Ligas wrote in a letter to Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago) on June 20. "Gang-bangers pause on the scooter, shoot and drive away.' "

you know whats faster than scooters? CARS. where are the farkin cops? if you argue that the agility of a scooter can out manuever a squad car, then send five squad cars, or better yet, police motorcycles....otherwise youll have idiot kids with guns shooting people and then escaping at speeds in excess of 30 mph!!! this proves we dont need gun control, we need KID CONTROL. if your not fit to raise a kid, then dont fark all the time, you stupid worthless parents...bastards!
 
2003-07-15 11:01:53 AM

Remember the episode when George was chased down by the old-people Rascal gang? I think I can relate everything to the Simpsons and/or Seinfeld by one degree of separation.
 
2003-07-15 11:03:31 AM
"Blingophenia"-The rap opera.
 
2003-07-15 11:04:19 AM

Dat's gangsta.
 
2003-07-15 11:07:14 AM
What's the deal with gangs these days? Drive-bys on scooters? Have they no respect?

BTW, I wouldn't know my local gang leader if I fell over him/her.
 
2003-07-15 11:07:49 AM
So now we know which city has the nerdiest, wussiest gang members. That would be Chicago, for some reason I would have thought it would have somewhere in Maine or Vermont.
 
2003-07-15 11:12:38 AM
I'd feel a whole lot safer doing a drive-by from an Impala than on a scooter.

Reminds me of that spoof film that The Critic reviewed -- "Dennis the Menace II Society".

"Oh Mr. Wiiiilllson?!" blam-blam-blam-blam
 
2003-07-15 11:12:57 AM
I found that to be full of funny.
 
2003-07-15 11:16:04 AM

But Larry Ligas of Logan Square Concerned Citizens said gang-bangers are using them for crimes, just like they have used cars in the past.


That word.. I do not think it means what you think it means...
 
2003-07-15 11:21:16 AM
This is nothing new. Who hasn't experienced the joy of violent crime while at the helm of a pastel yellow Faggio?
 
2003-07-15 11:21:17 AM
sunbelly: BTW, I wouldn't know my local gang leader if I fell over him/her.

You haven't met? Mine came by with the Welcome Wagon people when I moved in. He gave me the lovliest basket of crack and assorted pipes. AND I get 20% off on protection from his rivals. What a sweetie!
 
2003-07-15 11:21:23 AM
Faggio?
 
2003-07-15 11:22:51 AM
Talk about going after the symptoms, not the cause.

This is why I don't go to neighborhood meetings anymore.
 
2003-07-15 11:27:02 AM
I was nearly ran down by one of these....
 
2003-07-15 11:28:49 AM
of course, it's gotta be hilarious when the recoil from the gun knocks gangsta x off his vespa
 
2003-07-15 11:29:20 AM
Hahahaha!!! j00 d0n't hav3 teh f4t SUV?!?! U R teh ghey!!!
 
2003-07-15 11:32:58 AM
Wasn't that a mission in vice city? the gun runner mission when all the bastards come at you on fagios. ?

stupid video games causing violence...
 
2003-07-15 11:34:26 AM
Good reference, ZzeusS.
 
2003-07-15 11:34:48 AM
vice city reference, excellent
 
2003-07-15 11:35:56 AM
vice city reference, excellent

/goes back to blowing shiat up.... 5 stars wooowoooo!
 
2003-07-15 11:42:20 AM
There is nothing better then knocking someone off of a Faggio. I'll go out of my way to do it.
 
2003-07-15 11:42:33 AM


People use these for drive by's? Psh.. i'd feel safer just running away.

 
2003-07-15 11:43:41 AM
"Gang-bangers pause on the scooter, shoot and drive away."

I have my doubts about this one?
 
2003-07-15 11:48:03 AM
Gang leader seen leaving the scene of the latest scoot-by:



Never thought someone would colorize that pic, and that it would take this long into a thread about a scooter gang for someone to post that pic.

FPJ made the reference, but I think quite a few missed it...
 
2003-07-15 11:48:25 AM
I don't think they are referring to motor-scooters like Vespas. These are more like Razor scooters or skateboards with small engines. The article quotes a high price of $400.

These are even nerdier than Vespa-like scooters but you could easily pick one up and carry it into a building.
 
2003-07-15 11:49:13 AM
Just throw a stick in there path...

Oh the fun begins
* Grabs some sticks *
 
2003-07-15 12:02:26 PM
I came out of my local grocery store yesterday and an older man and woman zipped by at about 20MPH on these suckers. I stared in amazement. They had zero interest in what was happening around them, just had the carts maxed out and damned if anyone was going to get in their way. I must confess I wanted to kick one over.
 
2003-07-15 12:04:14 PM
They are talking about those motorized razor scooter thingies.
Those would be hard to catch when they can zip through tight spaces where you cant get a squad car.
Luckily Chicago still uses horse patrol to corral these yutes.
 
2003-07-15 12:14:05 PM
And I'm talking about the old people's carts, not the little scooters in the article.
 
2003-07-15 12:16:26 PM
Problem:

Angry old ladies dont like to see kids having fun buzzing around on scooters.

Failed solution:

Convincing politicians to take scooters away from kids acting like..kids.

New solution:

Convince politicians that evil drug dealers and drive by shooters use scooters as weapons of mass destruction.
 
2003-07-15 12:16:31 PM
Meh, the article mentions 43cc gas engines, passenger seats and license plates, I think they're includin road scooters as well. An electric Razor-style with a license plate is an amusing mental image.
 
2003-07-15 12:19:30 PM
One of these would be more fun!

Best get out the knee pads.
 
2003-07-15 12:29:04 PM
concerns have prompted Ald. Billy Ocasio (26th) to propose a city ban on the increasingly popular vehicles

This is so fncking stupid!
The scooters are already illegal to operate on sidewalks, and require license plates, but they want to ban them because people are using thems for shootings and selling drugs. Lets see drugs are already illegal (how's that workin out for you?) hand guns are banned in Chicago (are you seeing a trend here?) next logical step is obvioously banning the scooters.

Hey, how about banning drug dealers and shooters and god-damned doing something about it?
 
2003-07-15 12:35:26 PM
Those punks would have to outrun this to catch me..
 
2003-07-15 12:53:54 PM
next thing you know they will graduate to go-karts, then they will be unstoppable.
 
2003-07-15 01:00:15 PM
"Remember any punk can fire from across the room, but it takes a real man to get close enough to stab."

-Chris Rock
 
2003-07-15 01:08:10 PM
When I go on my next driveby shooting spree, I will make a point of doing it from a moped, motorised skateboard or posibly just wearing my rollerblades with a large gas powered fan strapped to my back. not only would this confuse the police but would allow me to escape unnoticed and quite possibly improve my aim. not to mention that i could chalk up a few points for mowing down the seasoned citizen population out wandering the streets! maybe i could market the Ninja Stealth Cycle to bad neighborhoods in towns like chicago where the collective IQ is lower than the average shoe size.

Yes I just called these people dummer than a sack of hammers!!

and yes this applies to the kids on these things as well as the people too stupid to just push them down and beat them into submission.
 
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