Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago


Locutus
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For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.

It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers.

It was just one of dozens of shooting scenes across Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend. In all, at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon when two woman were shot as they sat outside a two-flat within a block of Garfield Park.
Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, including two boys 14 and 16 who were killed when they allegedly refused to drop their guns.

Many of the long weekend's shootings were on the South Side, clustered in the Englewood, Roseland, Gresham and West Pullman neighborhoods that rank among the most violent in the city.

The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the Old Irving Park neighborhood to a 66-year-old woman grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch on the Far South Side. Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.

Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.


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82 shot, 14 fatally, in Chicago over July Fourth - chicagotribune.com
 
DaSleeper
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I wonder if they found any of the guns confiscated to be legally acquired ?
 
Walter
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BHO's town.
 
Locutus
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Surprise! Guess what Moms Demand Action blames for deadly Chicago holiday weekend | Twitchy
 
BaalsTears
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It seems like people in Chicago like to use guns on each other.
 
EagleSmack
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Another city fully controlled by the Democrat Party.
 
damngrumpy
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Some people don't understand fireworks has different meanings
I knew someone would attempt to say its Obama's fault
 
Blackleaf
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82 people shot in one city with a population of 2.7 million in one weekend? Americans and their guns, eh?

Between 2011 and 2012 - a whole year rather than just one weekend - there were 42 deaths which involved firearms in England and Wales - population: 56 million.

The number of homicides per year committed with firearms in England and Wales remained between 39 and 81 in each of the ten years to 2011/12, with an average of 56 per year.

Scary stats for the Americans.
 
taxslave
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When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. And governments. Whoops, same thing.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Some people don't understand fireworks has different meanings
I knew someone would attempt to say its Obama's fault

No one sais it was Obama's fault . They did mention that Chicago has been governed by democrats for a long time .
They even have gun control laws . How are they working ?
Notice 5 of the dead were shot by police .
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

No one sais it was Obama's fault . They did mention that Chicago has been governed by democrats for a long time .
They even have gun control laws . How are they working ?
Notice 5 of the dead were shot by police .

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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

BHO's town.

 
Locutus
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well, it was barry's state for quite a while eh, and is run by his step-bro-in-arms, rahm.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

see below


Ok... where did he say it was Obama's fault?
 
Twila
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Wow, what makes Chicago so violent?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Ok... where did he say it was Obama's fault?

lmao

I'm certain Walter meant it merely as an aside.
 
Count_Lothian
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Wow, what makes Chicago so violent?

Deep dish pizza joints
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Wow, what makes Chicago so violent?

Minimum wage. Before minimum wage became law black unemployment was less than white unemployment.
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Locutus
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In light of the recent violence in Chicago -- about 70 or 80 people were shot last weekend, depending on what source you read -- there's an interesting stat in an article in the NY Post that provides some larger context: The rate of nonfatal gunshot injuries in Chicago is 1.62 per 100,000 for caucasians, and 599.65 per 100,000 for black males between the ages of 18 and 34.

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IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

In light of the recent violence in Chicago -- about 70 or 80 people were shot last weekend, depending on what source you read -- there's an interesting stat in an article in the NY Post that provides some larger context: The rate of nonfatal gunshot injuries in Chicago is 1.62 per 100,000 for caucasians, and 599.65 per 100,000 for black males between the ages of 18 and 34.

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This sounds like racial profiling to me. I don't believe we are allowed to be keeping these stats.
 
Walter
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