Seven-year-old girl shot dead while selling lemonade in Chicago


Locutus
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Seven-year-old Heaven Sutton was selling cold drinks and candy at a street stand with her mother when she was shot to death, becoming the 253rd victim this year of Chicago’s surging murder rate, police said on Thursday.

Sutton and her mother, Ashake Banks, were about to close up their stand on Wednesday night when two men approached and began shooting. Heaven was shot in the chest, and a 19-year-old man standing nearby was wounded in the leg, police said.

“This is not about crime. This is about values. Take your gang conflict away from a seven-year-old,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel angrily told reporters.

“You have a seven-year-old selling lemonade,” he said. “Where were you raised and who raised you? Stay away from the kids.”
Emanuel pledged to make Chicago’s streets safe when he became mayor last year.

Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy, who has sought to counter a 37 percent rise in murders so far this year, said police had strong leads in the case but no arrests had been made.

Most of the 253 murders so far this year in the nation’s third-largest city have occurred in impoverished neighborhoods on the South and West Sides.


Heaven Sutton, 7, shot dead while selling lemonade in Chicago | News | National Post



Whose kind of town is it?
 
WLDB
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253 murders in 6 months in one city? Thats insane. Id expect that sort of thing in Baghdad.
 
Walter
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Chicago has been run by Obama style politics for decades and this is where it leads.
 
taxslave
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This is what happens when you don't pay off the right people.
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Chicago has been run by Obama style politics for decades and this is where it leads.

Right, after decades, BAM. Or is that OBAMA. Crime rate jumps nearly 40%. Yeah, that sounds like a plausible cause...
 
Bar Sinister
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Ah, once again proof of how guns make society so much safer. Oh, wait. Sorry gun-lovers. I forgot the seven-year-old wasn't packing heat.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Ah, once again proof of how guns make society so much safer. Oh, wait. Sorry gun-lovers. I forgot the seven-year-old wasn't packing heat.

In the state with the toughest gun control laws in the USA, in the city with another tier of idiot gun laws on top of that..................laws that are considerably tougher than the laws in Canada.

Helped a LOT, didn't it??????

Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

253 murders in 6 months in one city? Thats insane. Id expect that sort of thing in Baghdad.

see above.
 
Spade
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I don't think holding a gun as psychological penis-envy compensation makes men (or women, or bloggers) safer.

Or saner.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

In the state with the toughest gun control laws in the USA, in the city with another tier of idiot gun laws on top of that..................laws that are considerably tougher than the laws in Canada.

Helped a LOT, didn't it??????



see above.

Still waiting for proof that guns deter crime. Didn't in this case did it?
 

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