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Another Day in Chicago

longknife

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Sixteen shot in eleven hours, five are killed

How's that tight gun control working there?

In the first ten days of the New Year, more than 100 people were shot in Chicago. Given this recent string of shootings, we shouldn’t expect them to slow down any time soon.

I should check out Baltimore and Philly to see how they're doing. Anyone?
 

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But...but....but that damn republican governor in Michigan...he poisoned people with lead tainted water.


(just the latest shiny object to dupe some of the people)
 

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They're on pace to shoot 3560 people in Chicago in 2016. And that's assuming shootings in the summer stay even with the winter months.

Over/Under 4000 shot in Chicago in 2016?
 

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Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.
 

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Chicago gets off to a bang of a new year...

Chicago Police Report 51 Homicides in 2016's First Month
February 01, 2016 - Chicago police reported 51 homicides in the city during the first month of 2016, the bloodiest figure for the month in the past 16 years.
The city's homicide total compared with 29 in January 2015 and 20 in January 2014. Also, the number of shootings more than doubled in January to 242, compared with 119 such incidents in January 2015. The number of shooting victims more than doubled as well, to 292 from 136. In 2012, Chicago had more than 500 homicides, the highest of any U.S. city.

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Chicago police displayed some of the thousands of illegal firearms they confiscated in 2014 in their battle against gun violence​

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the city's street cops blamed the rise on the police department's agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to closely scrutinize police stops. "Cops say they have avoided making many of the stops they would have routinely done last year," the newspaper reported. "They fear getting in trouble for stops later deemed to be illegal and say the new cards take too much time to complete."

The newspaper said that beginning in January, officers have been required to fill out two-page forms "documenting every stop of a citizen for everything from traffic violations to investigative stops." Chicago police have come under scrutiny for several highly publicized shootings, including December's shooting of Quintonio LeGrier, a young man whose father described him as "mentally disturbed," and the 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. Video showing a white officer shooting McDonald sparked protests and launched a federal civil rights investigation of the police department.

Chicago Police Report 51 Homicides in 2016's First Month
 

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Chicago gets off to a bang of a new year...

Chicago Police Report 51 Homicides in 2016's First Month
February 01, 2016 - Chicago police reported 51 homicides in the city during the first month of 2016, the bloodiest figure for the month in the past 16 years.
The city's homicide total compared with 29 in January 2015 and 20 in January 2014. Also, the number of shootings more than doubled in January to 242, compared with 119 such incidents in January 2015. The number of shooting victims more than doubled as well, to 292 from 136. In 2012, Chicago had more than 500 homicides, the highest of any U.S. city.

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Chicago police displayed some of the thousands of illegal firearms they confiscated in 2014 in their battle against gun violence​

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the city's street cops blamed the rise on the police department's agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to closely scrutinize police stops. "Cops say they have avoided making many of the stops they would have routinely done last year," the newspaper reported. "They fear getting in trouble for stops later deemed to be illegal and say the new cards take too much time to complete."

The newspaper said that beginning in January, officers have been required to fill out two-page forms "documenting every stop of a citizen for everything from traffic violations to investigative stops." Chicago police have come under scrutiny for several highly publicized shootings, including December's shooting of Quintonio LeGrier, a young man whose father described him as "mentally disturbed," and the 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. Video showing a white officer shooting McDonald sparked protests and launched a federal civil rights investigation of the police department.

Chicago Police Report 51 Homicides in 2016's First Month
This means nothing when an R governor is contaminating Flint's drinking water with lead....just ask Rachel Madcow.
 

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Chicago must be a rougher place than it was in 1970. Pay graft to the Judge and you went free back then for a minor charge.
 

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20 shootings in 16 hours in Chicago...
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20 People Shot in 16 Hours in Chicago Violence
May 20, 2016 — At least 20 people were shot over 16 hours in Chicago on Wednesday into early Thursday, including a 12-year-old boy shot while at a restaurant and a couple in their 20s shot in the South Loop during a road rage incident that began on Lake Shore Drive, police said.
The boy and some friends were entering Golden Fish & Chicken shortly before 7 p.m. when a red SUV pulled up and shots were fired, according to Officer Kevin Quaid, a police spokesman. The boy suffered a graze wound to his leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. “I’m just thanking God,” the boy’s older brother, Johnny Lindsey, told WGN-TV. “It could have been worse. … He’s OK. I’m OK.” The road rage shooting happened about seven hours later, shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, police said. A 23-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were in a red car on Lake Shore Drive near Michigan Avenue when another vehicle followed them and someone inside it fired shots, police said.

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Members of the Chicago Police Department inspect a car that was involved in a shooting on the 600 block of South Jefferson Street on May 19 in Chicago.​

The man drove to Jefferson and Harrison streets in the South Loop, where the couple called 911, police said. The man was hit in the buttocks and the woman was hit in the head, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where the man was listed in good condition and the woman in serious condition. Police said the shooting appeared to stem from a road rage incident but had no details. The gun violence Wednesday and early Thursday also included two fatal shootings, both in the Austin neighborhood. One of them occurred on West Augusta Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. when someone in a car opened fire at two men, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

A 22-year-old man was hit in the wrist and the chest and was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Sweeney said. A 21-year-old man also was wounded and went to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was in good condition with a gunshot wound to his finger and arm, Sweeney said. In the same neighborhood, a 28-year-old man was found dead in a vacant lot on West Walton Street at 9:35 a.m., said Officer Laura Amezaga, a police spokeswoman. The man suffered a single gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, Amezaga said. Police News Affairs was releasing no further information about the killing.

Other shootings:
 
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Andf it hasn't stopped - even with out ex-Attorney General in charge:

Dozens Of People Have Been Shot During A Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Chicago

69 shot over 76 hours: A look at every shooting over holiday weekend

Really like that strict gun control there? Make you feel real safe?

Story with pictures and a rundown of each death and injury @ 69 shot over 76 hours: A look at every shooting over holiday weekend
 

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How do Chicago PD detectives even work that shit hole?
 
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How do Chicago PD detectives even work that shit hole?

They don't!

Patrol cops don't leave their vehicles unless there are two or more other units there. Same with detectives. And, there are sections of that rat hole where they won't even go.
 

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National Guard on every corner?
 

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Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

She's already addressed the two main issues affecting the middle class......wages and the economy.

Due to Republican efforts, the middle classes financial future is bleak at best.
 

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Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

She's already addressed the two main issues affecting the middle class......wages and the economy.

Due to Republican efforts, the middle classes financial future is bleak at best.

The problem is the way she addressed dealing with it will only further hurt the middle class.
 

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Chicago gets off to a bang of a new year...

Chicago Police Report 51 Homicides in 2016's First Month
February 01, 2016 - Chicago police reported 51 homicides in the city during the first month of 2016, the bloodiest figure for the month in the past 16 years.
The city's homicide total compared with 29 in January 2015 and 20 in January 2014. Also, the number of shootings more than doubled in January to 242, compared with 119 such incidents in January 2015. The number of shooting victims more than doubled as well, to 292 from 136. In 2012, Chicago had more than 500 homicides, the highest of any U.S. city.

Chicago Police Report 51 Homicides in 2016's First Month

Ferguson after effects.
 

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Patrol cops don't leave their vehicles unless there are two or more other units there. Same with detectives. And, there are sections of that rat hole where they won't even go.

That is what I have been told by relatives that live on the North Side of Chicago.
 

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Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

She's already addressed the two main issues affecting the middle class......wages and the economy.

Due to Republican efforts, the middle classes financial future is bleak at best.

The problem is the way she addressed dealing with it will only further hurt the middle class.

The problem is the way she addressed dealing with it will only further hurt the middle class.

Raising minimum wage? How so?
 

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No wonder Obie is staying in D.C. when his term is over............(I know......I know........I know.........he is using the excuse of his kid in high school, but I'll bet you your life that even, after she graduates, he'll still avoid settling down in Shitcago.........an thatz the truth.....).
 

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Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

Maybe if Hillary is elected she will start those midnight basketball leagues and solve the problem.

She's already addressed the two main issues affecting the middle class......wages and the economy.

Due to Republican efforts, the middle classes financial future is bleak at best.

The problem is the way she addressed dealing with it will only further hurt the middle class.

The problem is the way she addressed dealing with it will only further hurt the middle class.

Raising minimum wage? How so?

You don't raise people up by simply handing them something they didn't earn. I hear them saying they should be paid more yet have yet to hear one in favor of it say what they'll do in return for making more.
 

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