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2 gang members shot at
funeral: ´Please pray for Chicago´

Chicago Tribune, by Jeremy Gorner, Liam Ford*

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/26/2012 4:23:13 PM

Two reputed gang members were shot this afternoon at a funeral for a man who was slain on the South Side last week, with a minister at the services tweeting afterward, "This is Crazy." The two men were shot outside St. Columbanus Church in the 300 block of East 71st Street shortly before 12:30 p.m., across the street from the A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, police said. They were taken in critical condition to Stroger, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight. Both victims are convicted felons and known gang members, police said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/26/2012 4:30:43 PM     (No. 9034811)

Who cares? This isn´t news.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 11/26/2012 4:35:39 PM     (No. 9034817)

That community doesn´t seem very well organized.

Another success story courtesy of Chairman Zero.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 11/26/2012 4:36:57 PM     (No. 9034822)

but lets use the UN to grab guns from LAW ABIDING people..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/26/2012 4:40:13 PM     (No. 9034830)

I already did. Gigantic maw from the depths of Hell opening up under the city in 3..2..1..

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Reply 5 - Posted by: southron, 11/26/2012 4:48:26 PM     (No. 9034841)

This was obviously caused by white racism!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sternben, 11/26/2012 4:56:12 PM     (No. 9034844)

Chicago needs stronger gun control laws. /s

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Reply 7 - Posted by: William1, 11/26/2012 5:00:33 PM     (No. 9034852)

Now this has potential. If two thugs are killed per funeral, then......

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 11/26/2012 5:01:57 PM     (No. 9034853)

It is difficult to pray for those that won´t help themselves. Hard to feel sympathy for those who won´t do for themselves and have no problem taking from from others. Choices have consequences...big ones. They choose to live the life they do, they choose drugs, crime ridden lives, choose to live like animals, choose to live in a way that is not living, contributing, being a member of society.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 11/26/2012 5:04:42 PM     (No. 9034856)

The shooters did no favors -- now the taxpayers get to give them healthcare, and the shooters get away. Coulda been a 3fer or 4fer if the shootees had succumbed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: volksford, 11/26/2012 5:04:51 PM     (No. 9034857)

I don´t care. Move on

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/26/2012 5:12:51 PM     (No. 9034871)

More guns and ammo for Chicago, America´s Gaza. Praise God for his precept of "Heaven For The Fittest, and all the rest go elsewhere".

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/26/2012 5:17:05 PM     (No. 9034873)

Ole Rahm wants America to "do it the Chicago way"..that should tell us everything we need to know.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: federale, 11/26/2012 5:27:11 PM     (No. 9034884)

The State of Illinois should immediately reinstate the death penalty to reduce the death and injury occurring in Chicago. Reinstatement of the death penalty would seem to be a no-brainer since most of the victims in Chicago are Democrats who look like Obama.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: paloalto, 11/26/2012 5:27:46 PM     (No. 9034886)

Looked up St. Columbanus Church and found that it´s Catholic. Looked up Rev. Corey Brooks out of curiosity. (He didn´t sound like any Catholic priest I´ve ever met -- planning a run for JJJr.´s congressional seat and leaving by the side door to do a radio interview.)

Sure enough, the Reverend is not Catholic, but a bona fide "hoodologist." According to his website:

"A pastor to pastors, Pastor Brooks has ministered internationally in Asia, Africa, and South America; he is frequently called upon to teach church planting strategies, leadership and urban ministry development locally and nationally. Because of his success in urban ministry development, he has been deemed a “Hoodologist.”

So why is the Catholic Church in Chicago renting out its pulpit to hoodologists? What next? Ganstatarians?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/26/2012 5:32:56 PM     (No. 9034894)

Illinois may not have the death penalty but gangs sure do. This weekend we´ll probably hear about the shooting deaths of the suspected shooters and on and on it goes.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/26/2012 5:39:04 PM     (No. 9034903)

This means extra food stamps for everyone!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/26/2012 5:40:41 PM     (No. 9034906)

#15 - I also looked up St. Columbanus in Chicago, and their website says the Pastor is Father Mike Knotek. http://stcolumbanuschicago.org/mission.html

While Brooks may have "preached the funeral", he certainly isn´t a Catholic priest, and as for being a pastor, well, he´s likely a $10 pastor - e.g., $10 for the certificate.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MMC, 11/26/2012 6:04:32 PM     (No. 9034930)

Just exactly how is Rham going to address this problem? Will a jouralist ask the hard questions?

Ex: how did guns get into hands of gang members? How are law abiding citizens supposed to protect themselves?
What new law will you pass that will restrict my freedom, but not stop violence.

I swear, parts of this country are already third world dictatorships...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/26/2012 6:13:30 PM     (No. 9034939)

Who cares...Rham "Deadfish" Emanuel can just handle this.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/26/2012 6:35:53 PM     (No. 9034967)

Just a month ago the bros were told that the only thing they had to fear were Republicans.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: neanderthal, 11/26/2012 6:36:22 PM     (No. 9034970)

Build a wall around it. Keep emergency personnel and cops out. Don´t let them out to hospitals.Let them provide their own law enforcement, EMTs and ERs and let them work it out their own way. The Italians had this figured out 600 years ago. It´s called a ghetto...a real ghetto.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LWGII, 11/26/2012 6:54:21 PM     (No. 9034992)

I blame Bush.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 11/26/2012 7:11:51 PM     (No. 9035011)

It is not clear whether the funeral was being held at the church or the funeral home which is cross the street.

In the video Rev Brooks des not mention being in church...just the "funeral."

Since eulogies are not (supposed to be) permitted in Catholic funerals, I think the writer of the article assumed it was in the church because a church happened to be there.

With the in-depth reporting and fact checking done these days I don´t trust anyone or anything I read.

BTW..this Rev. Brooks seems to be a good guy and just might make a difference if he got JJJr.s seat.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/26/2012 7:14:28 PM     (No. 9035018)

Fro the NYT:

"Rahm Emmanuel shows how to get things done and streamlines essential tasks! Cuts out the middle men for gansta funerals."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Bazi, 11/26/2012 7:18:24 PM     (No. 9035025)

Sheesh.I know what happened. The church forgot to put out the " Guns Banned " sign. Next time.....

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Reply 26 - Posted by: sonofboomercat, 11/26/2012 7:24:41 PM     (No. 9035031)

Not to worry, both of the gangstas will be able to vote next around, dead or alive.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/26/2012 7:38:33 PM     (No. 9035042)

shame their aim was so bad - they coulda had a threefer...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dmzrn, 11/26/2012 8:09:59 PM     (No. 9035082)

I look at Africa, and am beginning to think that melanin is at play.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Beca, 11/26/2012 8:31:45 PM     (No. 9035098)

#8. U made me laugh. Home of dead fish. What a town. S/o

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Reply 30 - Posted by: noddy, 11/26/2012 8:41:20 PM     (No. 9035108)

The funeral that keeps on giving.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/26/2012 9:27:22 PM     (No. 9035138)

Embiggens their dead cred.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: lana720, 11/26/2012 10:29:32 PM     (No. 9035187)

Meanwhile, no mention of this savagery from the WH. His old neighborhood and he doesn´t care, his MO on everything.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/26/2012 10:34:22 PM     (No. 9035190)

Notwithstanding the fact that the ongoing violence in Chicago is very sad, today the internet had an article with the Mayor stating that the whole USA "should be like Chicago", which shows just how ignorant the man is. and
he was Obama´s aide in the WH !


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/27/2012 4:36:29 AM     (No. 9035357)

A bigger success story for that moron Emanuel.

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