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10 slain, dozens injured in weekend shootings (Chicago)
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Stacy St. Clair

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: amish; banglist; barbarians; blackcrime; chicago; chimpout; collapseofsociety; democrats; democratutopia; diversity; guncontrol; gunfreezone; hoodiecrime; hoodies; illinois; memorialdayweekend; obamaland; obamaschildren; societalcollapse; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 05/29/2012 8:22:41 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

I don’t understand. Why aren’t these people obeying the anti-gun laws in ObamaLand?


2 posted on 05/29/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

No hoodies from Bobby Rush?


3 posted on 05/29/2012 8:24:51 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Perseverando

Chicago is more dangerous than Afghanistan.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 8:26:25 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: fwdude

We can expect the arrival of Sharpton and Jackson any time now. Oh, sorry, black on black crime. No need for the Righteous Brothers.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Perseverando

That is a lot of shootings for a place with such strict gun laws.

Oh, and GET OFF MY GRASS!


6 posted on 05/29/2012 8:29:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: thethirddegree

Chicago=Detroit but on steroids!


7 posted on 05/29/2012 8:29:23 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Perseverando
These serial postings of Chicago violence are amazing, even to those of us who expect a certain amount of inner city mayhem in America.

This has all the essentials for a TV series to rival Cops or 48 Hours.

8 posted on 05/29/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: fwdude

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/03/us/03brfs-CHICAGOCITYC_BRF.html


9 posted on 05/29/2012 8:31:40 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Perseverando

Between Chicago, Atlanta, and Detroit, the UN ‘peacekeepers’ will have to be called out. All the test score cheating is producing too many grad-e-ation parties....


10 posted on 05/29/2012 8:34:58 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Don Corleone

Will Snake Plissken be Escaping From Chicago ?


11 posted on 05/29/2012 8:35:21 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Perseverando

These guys are making the Capone era look like a walk in the park.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 8:37:41 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Perseverando

well, that’s too bad, but we’ve really got to get a handle on all the problems white racism is creating for black Americans.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 8:38:45 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Baynative

RE: This has all the essentials for a TV series to rival Cops or 48 Hours.

This may be pretty close:

The Chicago Code - http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Chicago_Code/70177070?trkid=4432595


14 posted on 05/29/2012 8:39:51 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords are our friends ! Let's use them.)
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To: Perseverando

10 less Obama voters?

Someone get me a tissue.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 8:40:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perseverando

Emanuel has two new crime reducing strategies?

1. Don’t call it crime. Call it redistribution of money and air.

2. Blame it on the Republicans.

Oh Rahm, dance little ballerina, dance.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 8:43:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Perseverando

Rahm should use the same “logic” for Chicago as Marion Barry did for D.C.: “Outside of the killings (along with robberies, carjackings and non-lethal shootings), Chicago has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”


17 posted on 05/29/2012 8:47:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: chris37
10 less Obama voters?

We wish. If anything, the probability of their voting in November just increased.

18 posted on 05/29/2012 8:48:37 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: MNDude
well, that’s too bad, but we’ve really got to get a handle on all the problems white racism is creating for black Americans.

I wonder if UPS or FedX will deliver cases of ammo and just leave it on the side of the street in some urban wonderland part of Chicago?
19 posted on 05/29/2012 8:49:13 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Perseverando

If drive-by shootings were a recognized sport, Boy Zer0 might’ve been able to land the Olympic Games for Chicago after all.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 8:49:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Perseverando

Sorry about the bad link. Try these for The Chicago Code:

http://www.hulu.com/the-chicago-code

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620950/episodes


21 posted on 05/29/2012 8:51:35 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords are our friends ! Let's use them.)
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To: Perseverando

Yep!


22 posted on 05/29/2012 8:53:04 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Perseverando

Rahm cannot speed those section 8 vouchers up fast enough.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 8:54:06 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Perseverando

Quagmire, time to pull out.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 8:54:23 AM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: A Big Ole Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.)
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To: ScottinVA

“Police reported multiple sightings of men dressed in black riding in black buggies pulled by horses slowly fleeing the scene of each shooting.”


25 posted on 05/29/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords are our friends ! Let's use them.)
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To: Perseverando
Emmanual is much like Obama, or any Chicago Democrat for that matter: He doesn't give a s*** about the office. It's just a stepping stone to the next office and more political power.
26 posted on 05/29/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Perseverando

Trayvon on Trayvon violence.
Wonder how many hoodies were involved.


27 posted on 05/29/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Charles Martel

LOL! Good one.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 9:08:49 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Charles Martel
Ha!

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!

29 posted on 05/29/2012 9:14:29 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: Charles Martel

bttt


30 posted on 05/29/2012 9:24:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perseverando
10 slain, dozens injured in weekend shootings (Chicago)

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?

31 posted on 05/29/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Perseverando
10 slain, dozens injured in weekend shootings (Chicago)

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.

32 posted on 05/29/2012 9:30:26 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: chris37
10 less Obama voters?

Maybe, but they'll still vote for him. Death rarely stops democratic voters from voting for the biggest thief on the ticket.

33 posted on 05/29/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Perseverando

Obama’s People.


34 posted on 05/29/2012 9:38:49 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Charles Martel
10 less Obama voters?

We wish. If anything, the probability of their voting in November just increased.


Yep. Before, they would have been too lazy to bother voting. Now that they are on the death roll, they'll be there at least once.
35 posted on 05/29/2012 9:43:09 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Perseverando

But, but I thought putting a SOUL BROTHER sign in your window was supposed to stop that sort of thing!


36 posted on 05/29/2012 9:52:25 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: Perseverando
Maybe Congress should issue a service ribbon to all Chicago residents with a combat star.
37 posted on 05/29/2012 10:12:10 AM PDT by MCF
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To: Don Corleone
Been to Chicago and I live about 20 minutes south on the freeway of Detroit as well as worked in the ghetto. I still think Detroit is generally worse off despite locals having better options to defend themselves.
38 posted on 05/29/2012 10:16:01 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Perseverando
Monday night, bringing the number of homicides to 10 during a warm and violent Memorial Day weekend.

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.

39 posted on 05/29/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: Perseverando

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).


40 posted on 05/29/2012 10:50:59 AM PDT by mykroar (Romney: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Shows daily.)
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To: Perseverando

Chicago, Ciudad Juarez del Norte.


41 posted on 05/29/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
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To: from occupied ga; Charles Martel

Touche.

I cannot argue these points at all >_>


42 posted on 05/29/2012 11:27:08 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: cuban leaf
Oh, and GET OFF MY GRASS!

Like this?


43 posted on 05/29/2012 12:08:49 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: Perseverando

Pity.


44 posted on 05/29/2012 4:29:50 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Perseverando

Withdraw from Chicagoland now.


45 posted on 05/29/2012 4:33:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Perseverando

In Chicago, it ain’t a party until Careflight shows up.


46 posted on 05/29/2012 8:34:08 PM PDT by fwdude
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