Skip to comments.10 slain, dozens injured in weekend shootings (Chicago)
Posted on 05/29/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT by Perseverando
Killings are double the figure for Memorial Day 2011
A man was shot dead near a raucous outdoor holiday party in the South Shore neighborhood late Monday night, bringing the number of homicides to 10 during a warm and violent Memorial Day weekend.
More than 40 shootings were reported during the four-day weekend. The city has had more homicides and shootings so far in 2012 than during the same time last year, according to unofficial briefing summaries prepared by the Chicago Police Department.
A department spokesman would not confirm the tally, saying several incidents were still under investigation and could not be classified at this time.
According to the summaries, there have been at least 200 homicides so far this year compared with 134 during the same period in 2011. That's a 49.25 percent increase over last year.
On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy are expected to hold a news conference where they discuss two new crime reduction strategies.
The 10 people killed over the long weekend outnumber the four reported slain during the 2011 holiday weekend, when severe storms hit the Chicago area and forced many people inside.
Shootings are up nearly 14 percent over last year, according to the unofficial summaries. There have been 851 shootings so far in 2012 compared with 747 during the same period in 2011, the police data showed.
The seemingly worsening violence comes as the Emanuel administration touts its efforts to combat gang crime and add officers and resources to some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.
Experts have cautioned that crime statistics from only a few months can be misleading and noted that in recent years, Chicago has been at historic lows for homicides.
In 2008, the city saw similar spikes early in the year and ended
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Rahm cannot speed those section 8 vouchers up fast enough.
Quagmire, time to pull out.
“Police reported multiple sightings of men dressed in black riding in black buggies pulled by horses slowly fleeing the scene of each shooting.”
Trayvon on Trayvon violence.
Wonder how many hoodies were involved.
LOL! Good one.
New directive from Rahm: voter drive this weekend, South Side, 11:00 pm through 5:00 am.
Get out the ammo . . . oops, I mean, Get out the vote!
Those wascully wabbit 0dumb0's people. Just enjoying the weekend the best way they know how! When will those guns ever cease & desist and stop shooting on their own? Surely the scum bag 0dumb0-perpetrators don't have anything to do with it?
Well they all must have been killed by police since only the police are allowed to be armed in the neo national socialist kingdom of Chicago from whence prince 0bama was annointed emperor.
Maybe, but they'll still vote for him. Death rarely stops democratic voters from voting for the biggest thief on the ticket.
But, but I thought putting a SOUL BROTHER sign in your window was supposed to stop that sort of thing!
Gee we here in Florida had a very warm and patriotic Memorial day weekend and no Homicide. Must be a shortage of skittles in Chicago.
That was a good show, too bad it didn’t make it (but at least they took the time to wrap it up at the end).
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