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Violent night: 3 dead, at least 16 wounded in shootings across city
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/1/2013 | MICHAEL LANSU AND BRIAN SLODYSKO

Posted on 05/01/2013 10:58:31 AM PDT by Petruchio

Three men were killed and at least 16 others wounded during a violent nine-hour spree of shootings across the city that began late Tuesday afternoon.

The spike in violence occurred as temperatures climbed into the 80s and the city basked in the warmest weather yet this year. It also coincided with an announcement by police that the city’s troubling murder statistics were down 42 percent when compared to the same period of time last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; gangs; shootings; urban
First day over 80 degrees and the gang-bangers came out of hibernation.
1 posted on 05/01/2013 10:58:31 AM PDT by Petruchio
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To: Petruchio

It’s a Quagmire....US out of Chicago...NOW!


2 posted on 05/01/2013 10:59:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Petruchio

Question: Does Chicago have any sort of stop and frisk laws..as they do in NYC, which has proven to be very effective? Has it ever been proposed? Has Emanuel attempted to borrow this from Bloomberg?


3 posted on 05/01/2013 11:02:04 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: Petruchio

This is a load of right wing propaganda. Chicago has strict gun laws. Ergo none of this happened.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Petruchio

For those that have the over of 500 deaths this year in your office pool, be assured the numbers pick up dramatically in May. Over 500 murders last year. So far about 110.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 11:04:21 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Not only that, the cpd says the murder rate compared to the same time frame last year is down 42%. I’m sure they meant 90% since that is the latest number the libs seem to be tossing out there about everything.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m guessing it was archery. Chicago doesn’t have any guns - just read their laws.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 11:04:48 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Petruchio
Second City Cop said . . .

Nice Job Garry Tonight on the Channel 5 10 PM news, Garry was bragging about a 40% drop in killings.

Immediately afterward, upwards of fifteen, possibly as many as twenty people managed to get shot on the first 80 degree day since October of last year:

Roseland? But Roseland is as safe as can be, according to CPS coaches, principals, Rahm and Pfather Pfleger. No violence there. Now go play ball.

The news missed the triple in 012 with one dead. And a few more trickling in from the south side.

So once again, nice job Garry - blow that horn and it pays you back with maybe 20 people shot. On a Tuesday night no less.

And Tiny Dancer & Madigan still are aginst CC for lawful Citizens.

8 posted on 05/01/2013 11:05:44 AM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: dfwgator
It’s a Quagmire....US out of Chicago...NOW!

*****************

Such a shame....

NW Illinois...after all...
....Used to be one of our allies...

9 posted on 05/01/2013 11:06:14 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: rktman
Not only that, the cpd says the murder rate compared to the same time frame last year is down 42%. I’m sure they meant 90% since that is the latest number the libs seem to be tossing out there about everything.

Last year it warmed up real early. This spring has been cold & wet until yesterday. And the temp drops again tomorrow.

10 posted on 05/01/2013 11:08:49 AM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Petruchio

it was in the low 20’s last night where I live....


11 posted on 05/01/2013 11:09:08 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Pollster1

The NSA needs to be on the lookout for a cache of illegal lawn darts. Might as well since they are blocked from tracking jihadists in America. Give them something to do.

THERE’s an idea for a twitter meme

#ThingsNSAcandoinstead


12 posted on 05/01/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Petruchio

Time to ban all 32oz sodas. They’re just too dangerous.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 11:11:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Petruchio

Obamaville, USA


14 posted on 05/01/2013 11:12:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Petruchio

So when are the powers that be going to do something about this? Is it okay for black people to get shot?


15 posted on 05/01/2013 11:14:17 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Petruchio

Clearly (?) the crazy guys didn’t like the lower murder statistics. There’s probably some kind of gang shooting contest. Had to keep their record good.

As for the (?), it’s doubtful that clarity and anything to do with it. Drugs probably played a part.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 11:15:07 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Petruchio
I'm sorry, but none of this could possibly be happening. There was a community organizer named Baraq Hussein Obama who labored mightily to organize all of Chicago into an orderly, peaceful, law-abiding, prosperous community.























































Oh, wait. Maybe that didn't really happen, either.
17 posted on 05/01/2013 11:16:38 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Petruchio
Violent, anti-authority video games are a contributor to many of these.

Seriously.

They play them by day, and act them out by night.

.

18 posted on 05/01/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Petruchio

Chicago, Detroit, this is what you get when liberals are in charge.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 11:35:56 AM PDT by True Grit
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“Violent, anti-authority video games are a contributor to many of these.

Seriously.

They play them by day, and act them out by night.”

Just like my sons in their nice suburban basement, and all their friends, too. Just like me when I was younger playing “army” with our BB guns and pellet guns. We watched TV shows like “Combat” and movies like “The Longest Day.” And those incredibly violent Looney Tunes cartoons. Don’t even get me started on The Three Stooges.

Yeah, we all wound up shooting each other for real, and dropping anvils on people. Like I was going to smack my brother in the head with a shovel, because Curley did it to Moe.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 11:45:07 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: ken5050

Exactly the correct question.

Short answer: no. Longer answer - racial tension is higher in Chicago than it is in most big cities, and minorities are very suspicious of anything that could even facilitate any kind of profiling. There may even have been stop-and-frisk laws in the past in Chicago that were thrown out by judges.

But things have gotten so bad that even the lefty Tribune has raised the question, by a black woman no less:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-01/news/ct-perspec-0301-frisk-20130301_1_gun-violence-illegal-guns-gun-buybacks


21 posted on 05/01/2013 11:50:35 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Petruchio
murder statistics were down 42 percent when compared to the same period of time last year.

Well, sure -- when you consider the late winter and early spring have been markedly colder than last year. When the temps rise, the gangbangers get itchy to do some killin'.

22 posted on 05/01/2013 11:50:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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It is so funny, the headline alone was enough to know it was in Chicago without even looking at the source. As usual before reading the details of exactly where it occurred in Chicago, I can already assume it is the usual suspects, the Amish.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 12:06:39 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Petruchio

Only 3..thats considered a good night in Chicago..but how could this be..Chicago has the strictest gun control laws in the country..I guess Rahmbo Dead Fish Emmanuel missed a few gang bangers in their sweeping confiscation of guns..but no biggie..after all according to Jay Carney..what happened last night was “Such a long time ago” no big deal


24 posted on 05/01/2013 12:19:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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“The spike in violence occurred as temperatures climbed into the 80s and the city basked in the warmest weather yet this year.”

OMG... it’s GLOBAL WARMING!!! Gore was right!! GORE WAS RIGHT!!

Perhaps there is something in the sunblock that is making these otherwise fine boys and girls act out.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 12:32:56 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Petruchio

Let’s all guess the race of these folks.


26 posted on 05/01/2013 12:35:09 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Petruchio

80’s be good killin weather.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 1:10:24 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Petruchio

Summertime is a comin, gonna be a hot time in the city.....


28 posted on 05/01/2013 1:31:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The Team: Progressives, Margret Sanger, Josef Mengele and the Butcher of Philadelphia)
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To: popdonnelly

They’re not going to do a thing. It’s part of their ‘agenda’, just as it is for 50% of the black population to be aborted in the womb.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 1:43:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Petruchio
.....murder statistics were down 42 percent when compared to the same period of time last year....

This is unacceptable. We simply must try harder to get those stats up where they belong. 3KIA and 16 Wounded! Pathetic. Pass out more ammo. Janet's got plenty.

This performance is not up to Windy City standards. Let's end this gangbanger sideways grip nonsense and get back to basics, we want results!

30 posted on 05/01/2013 2:55:21 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: Stosh

Many thanks for the link..the lady is smart...ya think the GOP needs someone to run for a city council seat?


31 posted on 05/02/2013 5:13:20 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: Kenny Bunk

It’s a week day. They’ll do better on the weekend.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 5:15:05 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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