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(CBS Chicago)   Four dead, 33 wounded. It's from a) firefight in Afghanistan b) bombing in Baghdad c) summer weekend in Chicago   ( chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Weekend Violence, Mount Sinai Hospital, Stroger Hospital, North St. Louis Avenue, Northwest Indiana, Deerfield, Baghdad  
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2013-08-12 09:17:35 PM  
Summer shootings in Chicago

http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/on-chicago/n21382/  .... Tina pretty much nailed this.... based on the map you could go maybe 6 blocks radius, even a bit further, that July 3rd shooting after the Fireworks was pretty out of place for that area.

But, you look at that map... where most tourists would go... is pretty good.... go West of 94 or South of 55,  watch out.
 
2013-08-12 09:24:19 PM  

dletter: Summer shootings in Chicago

http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/on-chicago/n21382/  .... Tina pretty much nailed this.... based on the map you could go maybe 6 blocks radius, even a bit further, that July 3rd shooting after the Fireworks was pretty out of place for that area.

But, you look at that map... where most tourists would go... is pretty good.... go West of 94 or South of 55,  watch out.


Chicago keeps its violence segergated.
 
2013-08-12 09:39:00 PM  
Hell, Oakland sees that on a weekday.
 
2013-08-12 10:27:18 PM  
I'm going to start requesting hazard pay anytime my boss sends me to Chicago.
 
2013-08-12 10:32:35 PM  
So obviously there is a huge gang war going on. Have the local papers done any pieces on it? Have the police identified the gangs involved?
 
2013-08-12 10:43:16 PM  
THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT GUN CONTROL's failure
 
2013-08-12 10:44:03 PM  
Gun control rocks.
 
2013-08-12 10:44:05 PM  
When are the armed black teens going to turn on the 1% instead of each other?  I kinda wanna see that.
 
2013-08-12 10:44:14 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: dletter: Summer shootings in Chicago

http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/on-chicago/n21382/  .... Tina pretty much nailed this.... based on the map you could go maybe 6 blocks radius, even a bit further, that July 3rd shooting after the Fireworks was pretty out of place for that area.

But, you look at that map... where most tourists would go... is pretty good.... go West of 94 or South of 55,  watch out.

Chicago keeps its violence segergated.


Police probably stick to the tourist areas and stay away from the ghetto areas. I wonder if there could be an affirmative action law for police coverage?
 
2013-08-12 10:45:40 PM  
This story is a repeat from last weekend.
 
2013-08-12 10:45:58 PM  
How many could have been Obama's son?
 
2013-08-12 10:46:32 PM  

elguerodiablo: When are the armed black teens going to turn on the 1% instead of each other?  I kinda wanna see that.


CAN YOU DIG IT?

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2013-08-12 10:47:20 PM  
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/ better to get this out of the way before the thread implodes
 
2013-08-12 10:47:52 PM  
But guns are illegal there.
 
2013-08-12 10:49:22 PM  

socodog: But guns are illegal there.




Not illegal enough, apparently.
They need to ban HARDER!
 
2013-08-12 10:49:57 PM  

dletter: Summer shootings in Chicago

http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/on-chicago/n21382/  .... Tina pretty much nailed this.... based on the map you could go maybe 6 blocks radius, even a bit further, that July 3rd shooting after the Fireworks was pretty out of place for that area.

But, you look at that map... where most tourists would go... is pretty good.... go West of 94 or South of 55,  watch out.


I live in the west loop.  I consider anything South if I-55 and anything west of Ashland to be no man's land.
 
2013-08-12 10:50:04 PM  

Dinki: So obviously there is a huge gang war going on. Have the local papers done any pieces on it? Have the police identified the gangs involved?


As long as gangs are killing other gangs, everyone is cool with it
 
2013-08-12 10:50:22 PM  
Think how bad it would be if Chicago didn't have al lthat strict gun control.
 
2013-08-12 10:50:35 PM  

socodog: But guns are illegal there.


Not anymore.

Was this in Pilsen or Lawndale?
 
2013-08-12 10:51:02 PM  

Feel_the_velvet: This story is a repeat from last weekend.
And the weekend before....wash, rinse, repeat.

 
2013-08-12 10:52:22 PM  
super_grass : THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT GUN CONTROL's failure

What gun control? Thirty seven people shot and only four people killed strongly indicates that these people have no gun control.
Either that or they have become as good as Jet Li at dodging gunfire.
 
2013-08-12 10:52:33 PM  
Is it C)?
 
2013-08-12 10:52:49 PM  
Wow, just RTFA and not a one from either. Even some up north.
 
2013-08-12 10:54:16 PM  

elguerodiablo: When are the armed black teens going to turn on the 1% instead of each other?  I kinda wanna see that.


Charles?
 
2013-08-12 10:56:50 PM  
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2013-08-12 10:57:01 PM  
Chicago, the next Detroit
 
2013-08-12 10:58:42 PM  
 
2013-08-12 11:00:56 PM  
"Chicago's violence is on par with most cities."

/post stolen from another (Chicago) Farker
 
2013-08-12 11:02:40 PM  

SlothB77: Dinki: So obviously there is a huge gang war going on. Have the local papers done any pieces on it? Have the police identified the gangs involved?

As long as gangs are killing other gangs, everyone is cool with it


Except they can't aim for shiat and hit bystanders half the time.
 
2013-08-12 11:05:31 PM  

socodog: But guns are illegal there.


So is murder.  What's your point?
 
2013-08-12 11:08:56 PM  
super_grass : THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT GUN CONTROL's failure

...and several more like that

TFA: Despite the violence, Chicago Police say citywide shootings are down 22 percent, murders are down 26 percent and overall crime is down 15 percent compared with last year. The murder rate has not been this low since 1965.

Reading is FUNdamental
 
2013-08-12 11:11:20 PM  
Black people's problems.
 
2013-08-12 11:12:53 PM  

pyrotek85: Except they can't aim for shiat and hit bystanders half the time.


The downside of the secret project to convince them all to hold their guns sideways so they'd be bad shots.
 
2013-08-12 11:13:37 PM  

Bucky Katt: socodog: But guns are illegal there.

So is murder.  What's your point?


that criminals will ignore laws, so increasing gun controls aren't going to necessarily lead to less gun crime.
 
2013-08-12 11:14:17 PM  

Dinki: So obviously there is a huge gang war going on. Have the local papers done any pieces on it? Have the police identified the gangs involved?


Actually, our current violence is the result of the police and the FBI targeting and arresting the heads of the local gangs a few years ago. Without strong leadership to keep its membership in line the gangs fractured into hundreds of independent groups, made up of 10 to 20 members each, with membership decided by one's street or block.
 
2013-08-12 11:14:36 PM  

SlothB77: As long as gangs are killing other gangs, everyone is cool with it


I sure as hell am.
 
2013-08-12 11:15:50 PM  
Moving from DC to Lincoln Park next month. Can't wait.
 
2013-08-12 11:15:59 PM  

pedobearapproved: Bucky Katt: socodog: But guns are illegal there.

So is murder.  What's your point?

that criminals will ignore laws, so increasing gun controls aren't going to necessarily lead to less gun crime.


He already knows that. He just wants to spite you.
 
2013-08-12 11:16:02 PM  
A gun-free paradise run by a former Obama administration member and where the King himself was a community organizer =  utterly shocking disaster area.
 
2013-08-12 11:16:58 PM  
"Four men were killed and at least 33 other people -including a 4-year-old girl-wounded in gun violence across the city since Friday night." "The murder rate has not been this low since 1965."

You don't say? Well Chicago here we come!
 
2013-08-12 11:17:50 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: pyrotek85: Except they can't aim for shiat and hit bystanders half the time.

The downside of the secret project to convince them all to hold their guns sideways so they'd be bad shots.


The only way you can miss a static target at less than 10 meters is to not aim.
 
2013-08-12 11:18:37 PM  

SirCodeAlot: Chicago, the next Detroit


Why does everyone keep saying that? (besides bashing liberal/union cities?) Detroit and Chicago have nothing in common, and even if/when Chicago has serious financial trouble, it still won't be Detroit.

Chicago is a big tourist destination. No one ever said "I can't wait for my vacation so I can go to Detroit!"
 
2013-08-12 11:19:12 PM  
 
2013-08-12 11:19:31 PM  

super_grass: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x467]

/ better to get this out of the way before the thread implodes


See, the irony of this isn't that we shouldn't be talking about gun control, because we should. We should absolutely be talking about gun control, how Chicago has long had some of the most stringent gun control laws in the United States, and how it hasn't made a damn bit of difference.

We could also talk about how crime has declined precipitously over the last 20 years, and how gun control has had nothing to do with it. You know what the cause of the decline in crime is? Unleaded gasoline.
 
2013-08-12 11:19:44 PM  
Black on black in Obama's backyard?

Meh
 
2013-08-12 11:19:49 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: dletter: Summer shootings in Chicago

http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/on-chicago/n21382/  .... Tina pretty much nailed this.... based on the map you could go maybe 6 blocks radius, even a bit further, that July 3rd shooting after the Fireworks was pretty out of place for that area.

But, you look at that map... where most tourists would go... is pretty good.... go West of 94 or South of 55,  watch out.

Chicago keeps its violence segergated.


That's racist! Where is Sharpton!
 
2013-08-12 11:20:15 PM  
Oh God, another one of these threads.   Yes, too many people are shot in most U.S. cities.  There are myriad reasons why U.S. cities struggle with stemming violence and poverty.   Chicago is not particularly notable in this. What sets Chicago apart is that unlike  the large cities of NYC and LA that it is compared to, crime has not dropped as quickly as it has in those cities, but it has dropped (I've lived here for 20 years, I've watched this happen) oh, and a certain US president happens to call it home so more than a few people have an axe to grind with the place for that reason alone.
 
2013-08-12 11:21:14 PM  

elguerodiablo: When are the armed black teens going to turn on the 1% instead of each other?  I kinda wanna see that.


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Cyrus can dig it.
 
2013-08-12 11:21:41 PM  

dletter: Summer shootings in Chicago

http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/on-chicago/n21382/  .... Tina pretty much nailed this.... based on the map you could go maybe 6 blocks radius, even a bit further, that July 3rd shooting after the Fireworks was pretty out of place for that area.

But, you look at that map... where most tourists would go... is pretty good.... go West of 94 or South of 55,  watch out.


I was just eye-ballin but it looks like individuals north of 55 are better marksmen.
 
2013-08-12 11:21:55 PM  
 
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