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    Wink Rash of Shootings Is Seen in Gun-Free Chicago Over Weekend - 36 Shootings, 9 Dead by Some Tallies.

    Thank God Firearms are Banned There...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/us...go.html?ref=us

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: April 21, 2008

    CHICAGO The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department on Sunday blamed an excess of guns and gangs for a rash of 26 shootings over the weekend that killed and wounded victims from 13 to 65 years old.

    [and I suppose excess of criminals in Chicago has nothing to do with it, you dufus!!! Maybe you'd better concentrate on locking these people up instead of taking every opportunity to proselytize your failed gun ban ]

    “There are just too many weapons here,” the superintendent, Jody P. Weis, said at a news conference. “Too many guns, too many gangs.”

    Four people were killed, the police said, and at least 14 of the shootings were gang-related. Seven victims were juveniles, five of whom were out after the 11 p.m. city curfew.

    There were 19 shootings, including four homicides, on the same weekend last year, police statistics show, and 21 in 2006.

    Since September, more than 20 Chicago Public Schools students have been killed by gunfire. Last school year, more than 30 students were killed, 24 of them shot — compared with 10 to 15 fatal shootings in the years before.

    “We’ve got to get children back into being children,” Superintendent Weis said. “Not cold-blooded killers. Law enforcement cannot replace parents. Parents have to take a very aggressive role.”

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    36 shootings, 9 homicides reported in Chicago over weekend


    The Associated Press
    Published: April 22, 2008


    CHICAGO: An outburst of gunfire rattled the city during the weekend, with at least nine people killed in 36 separate acts of violence.

    The shootings were reported from Friday until Monday morning, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said Monday. They included gang shootings, drive-by attacks, and even one case in which someone used an AK-47 to shoot up a plumbing supply store.
    Then on Monday evening, a man was shot to death and three other people were wounded in a robbery attempt at a McDonald's, police said.

    Authorities did not immediately say whether any of the weekend shootings were thought to be related.

    Police Superintendent Jody Weis blamed an excess of guns and gangs.

    "There are just too many weapons here," Weis said Sunday. "Too many guns, too many gangs."

    During the same weekend last year, there were 19 shootings, including four homicides, and 21 shootings were reported during the same weekend in 2006, police statistics show.

    New police data released Saturday showed Chicago's murder rate for March was down about 1 percent from March 2007.

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    POS thugs and gangbangers are all they are.
    Are you a 3%er? If you aren't, you should be.

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    I wonder how many shootings there would have been had the victims been able to shoot back?
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    What's so special about that particular weekend?
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    Idiots call gun free zones "safer streets", thugs call them target rich environments.

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    Yesterday was my first day back to work since breaking a bone in my foot 3 months ago. I was close to the Robbery where 3 were shot 1 DOA. I don't know what it is, but there must be something in the water. The funny thing is that it's not even Summer yet, and it's only gonna get hotter around here. We have a new boss, no contract with the city, no pay raises, and the powers that be don't want us to be the police. So let the thugs and gangbangers kill each other and don't forget to vote for Chicago for the Olympics bid. Have a great day stay safe
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    Oh... Well, if they're just killing each other, that's what they call a "non-problem"

    Only trouble is, some little kid seems to always get a stray slug here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    I wonder how many shootings there would have been had the victims been able to shoot back?
    I bet some of the "victims" did shoot back.
    "never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna

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    Add them to the total count, five more people shot and killed in the same house today. Thank God I'm off, tomorrow is another day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    What's so special about that particular weekend?
    This weekends date "4/20" signifies a lot of stuff, from marijuana, to gang related numbers.
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