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(NBC News)   Chicago gets the weekend started with a bang by seeing 21 people shot on Friday night   (nbcnews.com) divider line 93
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2014-07-12 06:20:16 PM  
HHmm,
Sweeny Todd.
Chicago Pizza.
 
2014-07-12 07:42:02 PM  
Evidently, they need to put in some sight/scope stores, and more ranges.

That's deplorable.
 
2014-07-12 07:42:59 PM  
Also known as Friday night in Chicago.
 
2014-07-12 07:45:04 PM  
Yeah that right mothier##kers, we really know how to par..(bang) ...thud
 
2014-07-12 07:46:21 PM  
Sounds like they're having another killer weekend.
 
2014-07-12 07:46:35 PM  
Was it a 21 gun salute or did it involve more weapons?
 
2014-07-12 07:47:06 PM  
Why do we see so much attention paid this particular city's crime problem? Why is this so often noted, like some score card or tally? I understand it being a problem and all, but what's with the nearly daily posts about it?

How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week? Why would anybody care?
 
2014-07-12 07:47:21 PM  
I mean, drill is great music
 
2014-07-12 07:49:47 PM  
Are you allowed to carry weapons on a plane if you are flying to Chi-town? I have clients there, and it would help to know.
 
2014-07-12 07:49:58 PM  
Evidently, gangs are mostly to blame for this.  Sad.
 
2014-07-12 07:50:20 PM  

Dedmon: Why do we see so much attention paid this particular city's crime problem? Why is this so often noted, like some score card or tally? I understand it being a problem and all, but what's with the nearly daily posts about it?

How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week? Why would anybody care?


Because Chicago is a perfect example of what happens when you allow democrats to run a city.  If they would be sensible and let Republicans run it, everything would be absolutely perfect and no one would be shooting one another.
 
2014-07-12 07:50:29 PM  
three people wounded outside a Northwest Side pizza restaurant

I guess they really ARE serious about their pizza.
 
2014-07-12 07:51:43 PM  
The only thing that can stop a bad city with guns is a good city with guns!
 
2014-07-12 07:53:28 PM  
Well, what did you expect after they cancelled "A Taste Of Chicago?"

/Chicago trifecta now in play
 
2014-07-12 07:53:31 PM  
They bought their ticket to east Chicago, they new what they were getting into. I say let them ...uh...
Deal with the consequences.
Yeah. That's it.
/sorry Chicago
//sucks to be you, though
 
2014-07-12 07:56:18 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Dedmon: Why do we see so much attention paid this particular city's crime problem? Why is this so often noted, like some score card or tally? I understand it being a problem and all, but what's with the nearly daily posts about it?

How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week? Why would anybody care?

Because Chicago is a perfect example of what happens when you allow democrats to run a city.  If they would be sensible and let Republicans run it, everything would be absolutely perfect and no one would be shooting one another.


Pretty sure Most big cities are run by democrats.
 
2014-07-12 07:56:37 PM  
It's like the Bermuda Triangle of disrespectin'.
 
2014-07-12 07:57:46 PM  
Gee, Marco's Pizza in my city is boring in comparison. I say that with sarcasm
 
2014-07-12 07:58:04 PM  

iwantmypsychodad: Gangs are fighting for turf and with the stalling economy and lack of drug legalization regular jobs aren't going to help them get away from violence.

The more stories pop up about gang shootings the more the cries of legalizing drugs and taking away the flow of guns from outside city limits should be.

But neither will happen because partisans want the status quo to confirm their bias.


What stalling economy, the president said things are fine now. The border is as strong as ever, so no drugs are getting in. The waters have receded and the earth is beginning to heal. It's the dawning of a new age of peace and enlightenment.

Which Is pretty sweet, as long as you aren't in the shiatty parts of Chicago.
 
2014-07-12 08:03:15 PM  

USCLaw2010: Pants full of macaroni!!: Dedmon: Why do we see so much attention paid this particular city's crime problem? Why is this so often noted, like some score card or tally? I understand it being a problem and all, but what's with the nearly daily posts about it?

How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week? Why would anybody care?

Because Chicago is a perfect example of what happens when you allow democrats to run a city.  If they would be sensible and let Republicans run it, everything would be absolutely perfect and no one would be shooting one another.

Pretty sure Most big cities are run by democrats.


I'm just repeating what the Usual Suspects will spew when they get here.
 
2014-07-12 08:05:41 PM  

fusillade762: three people wounded outside a Northwest Side pizza restaurant

I guess they really ARE serious about their pizza.


Chicago deep dish is very good at absorbing incoming bullets. Maybe they should wear them Flavor Flav style.
 
2014-07-12 08:06:03 PM  
At what point do people start to flee the city for someplace safer... like the Gaza Strip or eastern Ukraine?
 
2014-07-12 08:09:57 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Dedmon: Why do we see so much attention paid this particular city's crime problem? Why is this so often noted, like some score card or tally? I understand it being a problem and all, but what's with the nearly daily posts about it?

How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week? Why would anybody care?

Because Chicago is a perfect example of what happens when you allow democrats to run a city.  If they would be sensible and let Republicans run it, everything would be absolutely perfect and no one would be shooting one another.


Close, but no cigar.  It's more like this what happens when you allow machine politics to essentially dominate all facets of city governance; and the black community's unwillingness to challenge the status quo by demanding better leadership/ being able to effectively vote.  Chicago hasn't been able to elect effective leaders for minority-majority neighborhoods for the last couple of decades-- principally because if you're a Democrat, and want to run for political office (outside of a community organizer role), you pretty much  require the blessing of Democrat Party in Chicago to do so.  And if your version of Kool-Aid ain't the flavor they're keen on serving; you don't get the nod, or the funding, and you're essentially unable to effectively run because you just don't have the resources required to win.

A guy like Jesse Jackson can waltz into a place like Chicago, run his mouth about needing $2 billion to 'solve' this violence problem, Rainbow Push this-and-that, and he'll get standing ovations and overtures from the black community for 'standing up' to this problem.

In a place like Chicago, where there is a ridiculous gang problem that has persisted for the better part of 50 years-- the only way to fight this problem is through better police presence and the increasing trust of the people.  And the cops NEED the funding.  They NEED more officers on the streets.  They NEED a stronger anti-gang unit...all things the police aren't getting because Rahm Emanuel is too busy musing about being re-elected as mayor and fluffing up his goddamn political resume.
 
2014-07-12 08:10:51 PM  
 
2014-07-12 08:17:19 PM  

praxis44241: Are you allowed to carry weapons on a plane if you are flying to Chi-town? I have clients there, and it would help to know.


I assume you mean transport firearms, properly declared, in checked baggage when your final destination is O'Hare or Midway airport?   If so, the answer is yes, but there are a lot of pitfalls for you to avoid.   It's not quite as bad as NYC, but close.

Illinois currently has no provisions for carry by non-residents (other than FOPA and an Illinois-specific FOPA variant).   Several towns near O'Hare have their own local firearms laws which apply even if you are just driving through.   Cook county still has an active "assault weapon" ban, and both Cook and Chicago have their own magazine limits.
 
2014-07-12 08:21:04 PM  

Dedmon: Why do we see so much attention paid this particular city's crime problem? Why is this so often noted, like some score card or tally? I understand it being a problem and all, but what's with the nearly daily posts about it?

How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week? Why would anybody care?


Chicago is a test for stricter gun laws.
 
2014-07-12 08:21:18 PM  
www.rebootillinois.com

Well when your mayor is the son of a terrorist it shouldn't be a surprise that the city has a violence problem.
 
2014-07-12 08:23:53 PM  
The problem is that Chicago has moved progressively forward to enact strict gun control to protect its citizenry, but all of these handguns used in these crimes are smuggled into the city illegally from surrounding gun-loving cities with fewer laws regulating guns on their books.

And yet somehow these darned handgun-filled cities where these guns are coming from just aren't having these issues on Chicago's scale ... whoopsie!
 
2014-07-12 08:27:59 PM  
Kill the gangs, anyone commit armed burglary,  should be killed. Capital Punishment  is a huge deterrent
 
2014-07-12 08:28:48 PM  
You really can't use a city with such a long-standing violent gang problem as a test for anything until you get rid of the gangs.

I'm willing to bet almost every one of the people shot was in a gang, related to a gang member, friends with a gang member, or in gang territory at the wrong time.

I say bands of roaming kodiak bears protected by Kevlar bear suits is the way to go. Release a few hundred armored bears into the gang-controlled parts of the city. Make sure they're really hungry. Wait a few weeks. The problem should be solved by then.

In Detroit, a similar program involving rabid wild dog packs was implemented accidentally, and it has been a rousing success in that specific area... However, nobody can get the rabid feral dogs who now dominate the factory to leave. Nobody dares even approach. The dogs have their own system of government now, and they don't like outsiders.
 
2014-07-12 08:31:03 PM  
Mob rules!!!
 
2014-07-12 08:31:13 PM  
Strangely, more people get shot in Summer than in Winter!
 
2014-07-12 08:33:16 PM  
When the Cubbies begin winning again, it will raise everyone's spirit, bring the city together and the only shooting going on in the future will be King James at the United Center.
 
2014-07-12 08:34:49 PM  
Yes, it's all because of politicians..It has nothing to do with criminal enterprise or gangs and the culture that they spring from.. *sarcasm*

It's really getting old hearing people blame politicians or political parties for this in a "would, could should " Nancy Grace way. Drugs and crime are more profitable than any 9 - 5 a barely
literate teenager could ever have.These barely literate kids form gangs for protection and to have a syndicate. Then the syndicates fight each other for turf. It's asinine, but it is what it is.
There is a big CULTURAL problem that is involved here that no politician can solve. These barely literate kids came from homes where being barely literate was not only acceptable but
something to be proud of. Where the guys with the cash are the gang/drug syndicate members and those members were sometimes their dad, uncle,cousins etc.. . No political party or
law is going to make a bit of difference to these folks. They live on the fringes of the law anyway.. If it isn't drugs, they will pimp or rob cargo or whatever it takes.

 No amount of speech making or peace walk / anti-violence protests are going to do anything either..
 
2014-07-12 08:35:28 PM  
FTA: "In the weekend's second homicide, a man was killed and his mother seriously wounded in a shooting in the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood."

Chicagoans really mean it when the say get of my lawn.
 
2014-07-12 08:36:25 PM  
I think that the government needs to take an entire major metropolitan city, evacuate all the law abiding civilians, and then send in all the gang bangers and criminals and such.  The city can be walled off and surrounded by armed soldiers.  But what city to use?  That is the question.  Maybe New York City?
 
2014-07-12 08:39:17 PM  
Sadly, the paper was going to publish the names of the suspects, but they ran out of apostrophes
 
2014-07-12 08:41:58 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sadly, the paper was going to publish the names of the suspects, but they ran out of apostrophes


amandablackwood.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-12 08:42:12 PM  

ElLoco: Evidently, they need to put in some sight/scope stores, and more ranges.

That's deplorable.


Seriously - 21 shot and only 2 dead, horrible marksmanship.  I blame the 9mm.


Dedmon: How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week?


Maybe 1 - no where near the shooting gallery of Chicago
 
2014-07-12 08:43:56 PM  
It's gonna get a lot more fun with the influx of MS-13 gangsters *ahem* border refugees being funneled into the city.
 
2014-07-12 08:47:30 PM  

Dedmon: Why do we see so much attention paid this particular city's crime problem? Why is this so often noted, like some score card or tally? I understand it being a problem and all, but what's with the nearly daily posts about it?

How many murders did Atlanta have in the last week? Why would anybody care?


Fewer, while places like Detroit, Atlanta, and New Orleans have incredibly high murder rates the smaller populations mean the number of murders committed on any given day is less.

The reason Chicago gets so much press because in terms of body count it's number one in the nation.

And the media loves violence.
 
2014-07-12 09:25:15 PM  

SithLord: It's gonna get a lot more fun with the influx of MS-13 gangsters *ahem* border refugees being funneled into the city.


Don't forget all the diseases they carry too!!

*jerk-off motion*
 
2014-07-12 09:28:33 PM  
I'll note that last night was a full moon. Probably makes it easier to hit your target with more light.
 
2014-07-12 09:32:51 PM  
Sounds like Rent-A-Rim is gonna be out some money if they're clients keep expiring at this rate...
 
2014-07-12 09:34:48 PM  
truthalliance.net

"Did I say $2B?  I actually meant $4B, directly into my pocket."
 
2014-07-12 09:36:55 PM  
21 people dead, who might be alive if they where allowed to legally defend themselves (only the criminals in Chicago have guns because... stupidity). Chicago....the future of America if the libtards get their way.

So what the article is saying is that... it's Chicago.... on a day that end in 'y'. How is this different from any other day in Chicago?
 
2014-07-12 09:40:49 PM  

ChicagoKev: praxis44241: Are you allowed to carry weapons on a plane if you are flying to Chi-town? I have clients there, and it would help to know.

I assume you mean transport firearms, properly declared, in checked baggage when your final destination is O'Hare or Midway airport?   If so, the answer is yes, but there are a lot of pitfalls for you to avoid.   It's not quite as bad as NYC, but close.

Illinois currently has no provisions for carry by non-residents (other than FOPA and an Illinois-specific FOPA variant).   Several towns near O'Hare have their own local firearms laws which apply even if you are just driving through.   Cook county still has an active "assault weapon" ban, and both Cook and Chicago have their own magazine limits.


I had understood that the state of Illinois offered a non-resident concealed weapons permit.
 
2014-07-12 09:49:44 PM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sadly, the paper was going to publish the names of the suspects, but they ran out of apostrophes

[amandablackwood.files.wordpress.com image 265x236]


It actually took me a long minute to get that.
 
2014-07-12 09:52:10 PM  

iwantmypsychodad: Gangs are fighting for turf and with the stalling economy and lack of drug legalization regular jobs aren't going to help them get away from violence.

what we need are more Mexican illegals taking our jobs

 
2014-07-12 09:53:31 PM  
thanks Obama, for pulling up that ladder
 
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