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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Don't you hate it when you're shoveling snow and someone decides to shoot you because they think you're in a rival gang?   (suntimes.com ) divider line 60
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2014-01-20 02:14:11 AM  
So the gist of this article is, it was a typical Sunday morning in Chicago?
 
2014-01-20 02:20:51 AM  
Neighbor says there were six shots. At close range presumably. This must be an undercover bust with police officers doing the shooting.
 
2014-01-20 02:23:04 AM  
An ugly reminder that you've got to wear your Kevlar 24/7.
 
2014-01-20 02:26:34 AM  
The neighbor, who declined to be named for the story because she fears for her safety, said she was at the home of a relative, just a few doors down, and couldn't believe what she was saw unfold Sunday morning.

Seriously unsafe. With all that snow still on the ground, she could slip and hurt herself.
 
2014-01-20 02:29:08 AM  
You know, it's the darndest thing. This happened to me 2 weeks ago and I'm really annoyed.
 
2014-01-20 02:30:53 AM  
In 70 years they will make movies about this and laugh
 
2014-01-20 02:33:20 AM  
We have a photo of the man who did it.

i1.ytimg.com

He's all smiles.
 
2014-01-20 02:36:43 AM  
Gotta keep it real. No matter what. fark a little snow.
 
2014-01-20 02:40:49 AM  
zerkalo:

In 70 years they will make movies about this and laugh.


In 2084,people will indeed be amused that it used to snow in Chicago.
 
2014-01-20 02:42:27 AM  
Quick someone ban snow.
 
2014-01-20 02:42:59 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Quick someone ban snow.


I'd rather ban people.

All of them.
 
2014-01-20 02:44:33 AM  
Was he representing climate change or something?
 
2014-01-20 02:45:23 AM  
Yeah, just shoveling snow. Just minding his own business out there. I am sure that dude never did anything wrong, and that this has nothing to do with any retaliation or anything like that.

Gang violence is a serious thing. Lots of people get shot and killed, and a couple of those people who get killed will have been actual innocents. It is the duty of everyone to do everything they can to stop these heinous acts, and that includes not buying recordings done by those who promote gang violence, or really any type of violence. Gang violence should be considered a hate crime. Do a gang crime, take your pick of the death penalty or life in a box.

If you play recordings that promote violence, then you should be arrested and put in jail for hate speech.
 
2014-01-20 02:45:27 AM  

SirEattonHogg: zerkalo:

In 70 years they will make movies about this and laugh.


In 2084,people will indeed be amused that it used to snow in Chicago.


Ha! By then Downtown Chi-town will be underwater and the 'Burbs will look like Detriot
 
2014-01-20 02:50:34 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Quick someone ban snow.



Already done. It's been in effect for over two decades, in fact.

Don't believe me? See for yourself:

www.back2the90s.com
 
2014-01-20 02:52:22 AM  

Lukeonia1: So the gist of this article is, it was a typical Sunday morning in Chicago?


No just the South Side of Chicago. The crazy thing is that you'll think the West side is worst from all the asshats out on the street, but the South Side loves to just shoot people. The West Side is all about drugs, while the South is more about gangs/cliques.
/In 2004 the average drug corner on the South side was making $1000 a night while the West Side the average was $20,000 plus a single farking night
//Yes that's $20k with line of hypes/junkies down the block
 
2014-01-20 02:58:28 AM  
Oh I hate that when that happens

i40.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-20 03:00:36 AM  

SevenizGud: Yeah, just shoveling snow. Just minding his own business out there. I am sure that dude never did anything wrong, and that this has nothing to do with any retaliation or anything like that.

Gang violence is a serious thing. Lots of people get shot and killed, and a couple of those people who get killed will have been actual innocents. It is the duty of everyone to do everything they can to stop these heinous acts, and that includes not buying recordings done by those who promote gang violence, or really any type of violence. Gang violence should be considered a hate crime. Do a gang crime, take your pick of the death penalty or life in a box.

If you play recordings that promote violence, then you should be arrested and put in jail for hate speech.


The same goes to anyone who sells a gun to a gang member, of course.
 
2014-01-20 03:11:34 AM  
6 shots and they only winged him??

cdn.screenrant.com
 
2014-01-20 03:15:46 AM  
Hmm, no description of the suspects.
 
2014-01-20 03:36:55 AM  
Oh, because they got into an argument.

I thought there was some gang-oriented way to shovel snow, and the guy got shot because THEIR gang shovels snow LIKE THIS and he was all shoveling snow LIKE THAT.
 
2014-01-20 03:42:54 AM  

Penman: Hmm, no description of the suspects.


Short, overweight white males with goatees and day jobs working in IT.
 
2014-01-20 03:57:14 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The neighbor, who declined to be named for the story because she fears for her safety, said she was at the home of a relative, just a few doors down, and couldn't believe what she was saw unfold Sunday morning.

Seriously unsafe. With all that snow still on the ground, she could slip and hurt herself.


Maybe someone should go out and shovel the snow.
 
2014-01-20 04:41:32 AM  
In other words, a gang member got shot by members of another gang.
 
2014-01-20 05:07:07 AM  
Most likely it was not about drug turf, probably something more serious, like a parking space
 
2014-01-20 05:15:31 AM  

rkelley25: Most likely it was not about drug turf, probably something more serious, like a parking space



      "dafuq bish got some crizy shizhovle yo, ima need me dat"

-dramatization-
 
2014-01-20 06:22:06 AM  
Obviously the solution to this is to expand "gang-free zones".  They have been demonstrated to work flawlessly.

Oh, and more gun control of course.
 
2014-01-20 07:12:03 AM  
"Asking" if he was part of X gang? Horribly inaccurate shots (even by street hood standards)? 16-17? Sounds to me like a couple new members trawling for a rival gangbanger to cap so they can get full membership in their little social club.

At least do your research you lazy brats.

And to the gun derpers... those guns came from somewhere. Likely stolen from a "responsible" gun owner who had an "isolated incident" of not locking up his freaking guns while he went to cosplay as a Confederate soldier in a Civil War "reenactment" for a weekend.
 
2014-01-20 07:17:48 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Oh, because they got into an argument.

I thought there was some gang-oriented way to shovel snow, and the guy got shot because THEIR gang shovels snow LIKE THIS and he was all shoveling snow LIKE THAT.


It's shovelers vs. plowers, man. it's a war out there.
 
2014-01-20 07:37:01 AM  

Molavian: Penman: Hmm, no description of the suspects.

Short, overweight white males with goatees and day jobs working in IT.


I LOL'd.  Dammit.
 
2014-01-20 08:16:17 AM  
free at last.
 
2014-01-20 08:27:03 AM  

here to help: "Asking" if he was part of X gang? Horribly inaccurate shots (even by street hood standards)? 16-17? Sounds to me like a couple new members trawling for a rival gangbanger to cap so they can get full membership in their little social club.

At least do your research you lazy brats.

And to the gun derpers... those guns came from somewhere. Likely stolen from a "responsible" gun owner who had an "isolated incident" of not locking up his freaking guns while he went to cosplay as a Confederate soldier in a Civil War "reenactment" for a weekend.


He was shot with this?

i.imgur.com

That many shots, he should enlist in the Army.  It took soldiers 3 minutes to fire that many shots in the 19th century.
 
2014-01-20 08:35:13 AM  
Another success of liberal gun laws.
 
2014-01-20 08:37:38 AM  

AngryDragon: That many shots, he should enlist in the Army. It took soldiers 3 minutes to fire that many shots in the 19th century.


Why would the gun spazz leave his Civil War era boomsticks at home when going to a reenactment?

Ladies and gentlegerms... I present for your perusal the infallible logic of the gun "enthusiast". Bask in its superiority.
 
2014-01-20 08:38:01 AM  

SevenizGud: If you play recordings that promote violence, then you should be arrested and put in jail for hate speech


Yeah, um no.
 
2014-01-20 08:38:41 AM  
SirEattonHogg
2014-01-20 02:40:49 AM


zerkalo:

In 70 years they will make movies about this and laugh.


In 2084,people will indeed be amused that it used to snow in Chicago.

I was told by a very snoty g.w. tinfoil hatter that you goof-balls never predicted the absence of snow. . . even after posting citations of you goof balls predicting No Snow Ever again (1 year prior to record snowfalls)

Keep fear mongering with your hyperbole. It's the best evidence going that you guys are nuts.
 
2014-01-20 08:43:17 AM  

OnlyM3: Another success of liberal gun laws.


See my post about improperly stored weapons getting stolen and I'll also bring up the fact that without consistent laws applied at the federal level across all states guns will just get brought in from elsewhere.

Another success of right wing loony boobs reckless obstructionism.
 
2014-01-20 08:45:24 AM  
Sounds like a blue, urban, culturally, progressive, diverse, lifestyle problem.
 
2014-01-20 08:49:01 AM  

here to help: OnlyM3: Another success of liberal gun laws.

See my post about improperly stored weapons getting stolen and I'll also bring up the fact that without consistent laws applied at the federal level across all states guns will just get brought in from elsewhere.

Another success of right wing loony boobs reckless obstructionism.


And yet, for reasons you don't explain, some areas with actual liberal gun laws seem to avoid the issues Chicago has.  Some might think that it is more of a cultural issue than a gun issue and there is little reason to impose more restrictive laws on one part of the country for the cultural failings of another.
 
2014-01-20 08:51:50 AM  

hasty ambush: And yet, for reasons you don't explain, some areas with actual liberal gun laws seem to avoid the issues Chicago has. Some might think that it is more of a cultural issue than a gun issue and there is little reason to impose more restrictive laws on one part of the country for the cultural failings of another.


And some might think you aren't a blathering trolly mctrollerson desperate for human attention.
 
2014-01-20 08:52:11 AM  

hasty ambush: And yet, for reasons you don't explain, some areas with actual liberal gun laws seem to avoid the issues Chicago has.  Some might think that it is more of a cultural issue than a gun issue and there is little reason to impose more restrictive laws on one part of the country for the cultural failings of another.


shut up and buy an assault rifle, already.
 
2014-01-20 09:26:41 AM  
If only he'd omitted the gang signs in his Calvin and Hobbes snowmen diorama.
 
2014-01-20 09:39:09 AM  

hasty ambush: And yet, for reasons you don't explain, some areas with actual liberal gun laws seem to avoid the issues Chicago has.  Some might think that it is more of a cultural issue than a gun issue and there is little reason to impose more restrictive laws on one part of the country for the cultural failings of another


You expect people to actually acknowledge urban decay, poor education, a bankrupt culture, and poverty as the root causes of crime?  That would take tax increases to help the poors instead of screaming "OMG!!  GUN CONTROLL!!!11"

Be serious, there's votes to be had.
 
2014-01-20 09:47:38 AM  

here to help: AngryDragon: That many shots, he should enlist in the Army. It took soldiers 3 minutes to fire that many shots in the 19th century.

Why would the gun spazz leave his Civil War era boomsticks at home when going to a reenactment?

Ladies and gentlegerms... I present for your perusal the infallible logic of the gun "enthusiast". Bask in its superiority.


Mostly because you need specialized reenactment boomsticks. They don't want anybody to, you know, accidentally get shot.

Also, somebody has to be the bad guy. It'd be kind of silly for everybody to be on the union side; and go through troop movements and fire on nothing.

/ you know, there's such a thing as WW2 reenacting. It's not unheard of for guys to get all kitted out in a waffen SS colonel uniform.
 
2014-01-20 09:50:51 AM  

iheartscotch: Also, somebody has to be the bad guy. It'd be kind of silly for everybody to be on the union side; and go through troop movements and fire on nothing.

/ you know, there's such a thing as WW2 reenacting. It's not unheard of for guys to get all kitted out in a waffen SS colonel uniform.


It's the dudes who enjoy being the "bad guys" a liiiiittle too much that worry me.
 
2014-01-20 09:53:04 AM  

AngryDragon: You expect people to actually acknowledge urban decay, poor education, a bankrupt culture, and poverty as the root causes of crime? That would take tax increases to help the poors instead of screaming "OMG!! GUN CONTROLL!!!11"

Be serious, there's votes to be had.


He meant "blah" people.

And now libruls are against social programs that help the poor? I didn't get the memo.
 
2014-01-20 09:56:31 AM  

here to help: iheartscotch: Also, somebody has to be the bad guy. It'd be kind of silly for everybody to be on the union side; and go through troop movements and fire on nothing.

/ you know, there's such a thing as WW2 reenacting. It's not unheard of for guys to get all kitted out in a waffen SS colonel uniform.

It's the dudes who enjoy being the "bad guys" a liiiiittle too much that worry me.


Hey! It's fun to be the bad guy, every now and then. Now, when they start wearing their bad guy uniform on non-reenactment days; then you can be concerned.

/ or when they reenact the Warsaw getto uprising in their very accurate waffen SS colonel uniform; with just a few too many hiels
 
2014-01-20 09:59:37 AM  

iheartscotch: Hey! It's fun to be the bad guy, every now and then. Now, when they start wearing their bad guy uniform on non-reenactment days; then you can be concerned.

/ or when they reenact the Warsaw getto uprising in their very accurate waffen SS colonel uniform; with just a few too many hiels



'Zactly.

On a side note... Smart voting Onlyd3rp's posts bends space and time just little closer to the breaking point where we will all get consumed in a horrible fiery implosion.
 
2014-01-20 10:11:47 AM  

here to help: He meant "blah" people.

And now libruls are against social programs that help the poor? I didn't get the memo


Selling the bullshiat story that gun control will make people safer instead of the more boring "stay in school, don't join a gang, don't get pregnant at 15, take responsibility for your future" is more in line with what I was talking about.  None seems to want to bash the gangsta/victim mentality and focus their energies on fixing the root causes.  As mentioned earlier, there are jurisdictions with far more permissive gun laws than Chicago has historically had that simply don't have these problems.
 
2014-01-20 11:09:42 AM  

here to help: AngryDragon: That many shots, he should enlist in the Army. It took soldiers 3 minutes to fire that many shots in the 19th century.

Why would the gun spazz leave his Civil War era boomsticks at home when going to a reenactment?

Ladies and gentlegerms... I present for your perusal the infallible logic of the gun "enthusiast". Bask in its superiority.


Wow, that went so far over your head you didn't even have a chance to hear a whizzing sound.
 
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