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Church vandalized: Organ destroyed,
walls covered with gang slogans

Chicago Tribune, by Deanese Williams-Harris

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Posted By:AltaD, 5/20/2013 4:35:13 PM

Police are asking for the public´s help in finding the people who vandalized a church in Chicago´s East Side neighborhood. A deacon opening the International Harbor of Grace Church for a morning service on Saturday found pews uprooted, an antique organ destroyed and the walls full of gang slogans, according to Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The last time the church had been open was May 13. The vandals entered the church in the 9700 block of South Avenue L through a pair of rear windows, Mirabelli said. The vandals removed pews from their bases and cracked a porcelain baptismal

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Not the most serious crime that happened over the weekend but it is most disgusting.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Axeman, 5/20/2013 4:48:39 PM     (No. 9336524)

/Sigh> Chicago. (Looks sadly down.)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: djmed, 5/20/2013 5:00:50 PM     (No. 9336534)

how many get to heaven no one knows

but hell will be a$$es and elbows

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Reply 3 - Posted by: keekng, 5/20/2013 5:23:29 PM     (No. 9336570)

The result of another fun night in Chi brought to you by the low info dropouts. Was "race" mentioned at all?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/20/2013 5:42:32 PM     (No. 9336585)

"Car 54, Where Are You?...Calling Car 54...Inspector Obama, Where Are You?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: get er done, 5/20/2013 5:56:32 PM     (No. 9336598)

It should not be too difficult to track down the gang by their slogans. Did the church have security cameras? Were there any business security cameras rolling in the area?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: killerbee, 5/20/2013 6:00:39 PM     (No. 9336608)

#5: that´s what I was thinking. Aren´t the gang signs a confession of sorts?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bison65, 5/20/2013 6:26:28 PM     (No. 9336637)

The organization I worked for had an office in Chicago. In the early 80s one of the office staff once said that Chicago was the best big city in the country. Wonder what he thinks of It now? Just a few steps behind Detroit. Amazing how a few miscreants can ruin a city in just a generation. Do you think these philistines look like Obama´s boys?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wws, 5/20/2013 7:06:04 PM     (No. 9336688)

It must have been the Amish. You know how they gather in large gangs on busy street corners and intimidate passers by.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 5/20/2013 7:15:13 PM     (No. 9336699)

In another generation, Chicago will be Detroit.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: scurfie, 5/20/2013 7:41:03 PM     (No. 9336732)

And Philadelphia is headed in the same direction. Another 15 years or so should do it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 5/20/2013 8:11:23 PM     (No. 9336761)

Someone has just accrued some very bad karma.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: silencedogood, 5/20/2013 8:26:23 PM     (No. 9336778)

More mid-night basketball! Ya, that oughta do it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Psalm91:11, 5/20/2013 9:57:39 PM     (No. 9336904)

Were the gang slogans written in ebonics or spanish?

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