November 6, 2015

Keeping Tabs on "Chicago, Chicago"

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The score so far: 2015 Stats | Chicago Murder, Crime & Mayhem | HeyJackass!

Chicago, Chicago that slaughterin’ town
Chicago, Chicago'll put ya in the ground
Bet your bottom dollar you lose your life in Chicago, Chicago
The town that Rahm Obama couldn't cool down

On State Street, that hate street, I just want to say
They shoot kids as they go out to play
They have the time, the time of their short life
I saw a man, shot dead with his wife,
In Chicago, O-bama’s home town

Chicago, Chicago that slaughterin’ town
Chicago, Chicago'll put ya in the ground
Bet your bottom dollar you lose your life in Chicago, Chicago
The town that Rahm Obama couldn't cool down

On State Street, that hate street, I just want to say
They shoot kids as they go out to play
They have the time, the time of their short life
I saw a man, shot dead with his wife,
In Chicago, O-bama’s home town!


"Come on out of that vehicle!" 9/18/2015 Chicago police response 87th and Morgan


Six Minutes with DJ Akademiks: What could possibly be the cause of the killings? Media confused. Not the people living in Chicago."You got to remember that most of the people who are dying are not gang-members but kids...."

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Blood being washed down a storm drain in the Loop, 2014

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 6, 2015 10:23 AM
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But Wait. It gets worse:

"Boy shot dead in Chicago was targeted in gang rivalry: police" By Mary Wisniewski Nov 6, 2015

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/06/us-chicago-shooting-idUSKCN0SU33720151106

CHICAGO | Reuters A 9-year-old boy was targeted by a gang and lured to an alley where he was shot dead earlier this week in what police on Thursday called a new low in Chicago's gang violence. Initially, police had believed that the fourth grader, Tyshawn Lee, was killed in crossfire on Monday on the city's South Side. At a news conference in the alley where the boy was killed, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Lee's father was involved in a gang and that the death was linked to rivalry with another group. McCarthy said the father was not cooperating with police.

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Like a number of other U.S. cities, Chicago has seen an increase in murders this year. Police reported 391 murders from Jan. 1 to Oct. 25, up 18 percent from the same period of 2014.

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Over the Fourth of July weekend this year, police said, a 7-year-old Chicago boy was shot dead by gang members going after his father, who allegedly is in a gang. A Chicago man has been arrested and charged in that case.

Posted by: Fat Man at November 6, 2015 12:52 PM

Clearly, this the fault of the evil Rethuglicans who have run Chicago for the lat century, and who have prevented it from adopting laws to ban the ownership of guns.

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 6, 2015 12:59 PM

This has got to be complete and utter bullshit because I've read many times that Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. WTF?

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 6, 2015 1:51 PM

What those Chicago statistics tell me is there's a fortune to be made in shooting ranges in Chi-town. One shot, one kill, bro'! Get your saggy-pants ass to the range.

Posted by: twolaneflash at November 6, 2015 2:02 PM

Say! That chart shows a pretty good survival rate for those getting shot!

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at November 6, 2015 3:07 PM