Bloody Chicago - 7 Shot Dead In One Day

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Why do we never hear Rahm or Obama talk about the shootings in Chicago? 500 people were shot and killed in Chicago last year. It should be at the top of his talking points. He should tell us why strict gun control doesn't work there.

    Chicago authorities say seven people were killed and six wounded in gun violence in one day.

    Among those killed Saturday was a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Police say Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother's youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a car.

    "Right now, I'm totally lost because Ronnie was my only surviving son," said his mother, Shirley Chambers.

    Shirley Chambers' first child, Carlos, was shot and killed by a high school classmate in 1995 after an argument. He was 18. Her daughter Latoya, then 15, and her other son Jerome were shot and killed within months of one another in 2000.

    Police say two separate double-homicide shootings also occurred Saturday about 12 hours apart.

    In one, a 16-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were killed.

    In another, two men were shot at a hamburger stand on the city's South Side. Police say the victims were roommates in their 40s.

    Chicago's homicide count eclipsed 500 last year for the first time since 2008. Chicago's homicide rate was almost double in the early 1990s, averaging around 900.

    Last year's increase, though, stood in sharp contrast to New York, where homicides fell 21 percent from 2011, as of early December.

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  2. Hard to control guns when institutionalized gun running exists.
  3. It is those damn redneck gun owners and NRA standing in our way!
    %^?*! Rednecks!
  4. pspr


    Institutionalized gun running??? What the hell does that even mean? Is the University of Chicago in the gun running business? The only gun runners I know of are Obama and Holder. Is that what you mean?
  5. You mean like in "fast and furious"?
  6. pspr


  7. Look on the "bright" side. There was a news "blurb" yesterday saying that April 2013's shooting total was ~45% less than April 2012's total. :cool:
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  9. If they are just ghetto gangs bumping each other off, that should be encouraged not discouraged.
  10. Completely weather related. Only suckers believe in an "improvement".
    #10     May 1, 2013