A series of shootings this weekend has Chicagoans on edge. A total of 11 separate shootings since Friday night have resulted in seven deaths and at least 30 injuries in the Windy City. The victims range in age from 16-years old to 40-years-old, according to multiple media reports. The last of the shooting deaths came early Sunday morning when police chased a man down a dark alley on the crime-ridden West Side. The suspect jumped out of the window of a moving car the officers were attempting to pull over, he fell down fleeing
"...Of the more serious injuries, a 34-year-old man somehow survived being shot in the head, back and leg about 4:10am Sunday, according to NBC Chicago. Taken to the hospital by a friend, the man refused to cooperate with authorities..." Refused to talk to authorities!!! Why do the police even bother to investigate these shootings?
I blame it all on Maury Povich. With his signature ´´Who´s the Daddy?´´ DNA tests he could have ended the confusion and resultant violence this Father´s Day weekend. Shame on you, Maury.
But seriously... As with Giuliani defeating Dinkins in a broken NYC, Chicago will start recovering when they out of desperation start taking a radically different approach. For now, much like America, they appear too dumb to save themselves.
I always bet "over" in the Chicago Shootings office pool - - but - - this week I figured I´d switch and bet "under." So what happens? The boyz and the gangstas get their mojos working - - and "over" wins easily.
Sheesh! I think I´m just going to stay out of the pool - - until I can get my figures straight again.
The solution is simple. Regulate, control and seize all the guns in the country owned by responsible gun owners who are not, nor have they ever been, involved in gun crimes. My gosh people, can´t you see the logic in that? s/
I checked abc, cbs, usatoday. No story on their mainpage about the shootings. However on cnn there is this "3 dead in 5 Nebraska shootings" No story for the mass murder going on in Chicago this weekend or at anytime.
#29, I noticed the same thing today. Our corrupt news media is censoring the news. We are now in the position we used to joke about regarding Russian propaganda in Pravda (English: ´´Truth´´) and Izvestia (English: ´´News´´). The Russian people themselves used to joke that there was no truth in Pravda and no news in Izvestia. For us today, CBS puts the BS in News and the other corrupt outlets do the same. Hence we are largely a nation of WrongFo´s, LoFo´s and NoFo´s.
As soon as Maduro is done cleaning up Venezuela,he´ll be headed to Chicago to give them some pointers.
The rowdy and belligerent teacher´s unions sacked Rahm for a big raise they couldn´t afford and he´s responded by closing a bunch of schools.Now the kids need escorts to get to school unscathed.It wouldn´t surprise me if the escort jobs went to laid off teachers with their old salary and bennies frozen in place.
I think most of these shootings are bounties put on people,more than likely from some form of double cross. They´re not going to rat out the shooter and have yet another bounty put on them.These people have their own legal system like the muslims have Sharia.The white rule of law need not apply.
Update: The Chicago Tribune this morning reports the number of shootings at 46. And the paper probably went to bed before the night was over.
I was on the jury for the trial of an aggravated assault which occurred on Father´s Day. One of the witnesses said, over and over, that Father´s Day was the biggest day of year because you get to go around to all of your children and you have a picnic at each stop and get a gift from each of your kids. Really.
President Obama and his family attended Sunday services at St. John´s Episcopal Church, which is across Lafayette Park from the White House. It is a day for reflection, not politics. When a pool reporter asked if the Obamacare website can be fixed by the end of November, Obama responded: "C´mon guys. I´m going to church." During the service, seminarian Sarah Taylor offered prayers "for Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority, for Afghanistan, and the Middle East, for this community, the nation and the world." After church, in the afternoon, Obama took
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