Shootings, stabbings, looting: Wave of violence across the country during July 4th

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Artful D0dger, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Guess the "youths" got a little too excited again.... Yay for diversity!! It's our great strength!!

    Six dead and 28 wounded in Chicago
    Child shot and man stabbed to death in Baltimore
    Two teenagers shot in Indiana
    Eight shootings in Boston and four people dead
    Two shot dead in Atlantic City
    Two brothers shot dead in Jacksonville

    Police have been unable to make any arrests connected with the shootings and other spates of violence over the holiday weekend.
    Despite the deluge of shootings and other violent crimes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel congratulated the city's public safety agencies for making fewer arrests at the city's festivals.

    Police are looking for information in helping to identify this man, who is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing
    He said: 'I commend the City’s public safety agencies and employees for their efforts to make this year’s event the safest in recent memory.'
    In Baltimore, a child was shot in the leg and a man stabbed to death at the Inner Harbour after the city's fireworks display.
    As the fireworks kicked off and America the Beautiful was played, a fight unfolded on the promenade and minutes later a four-year-old walking nearby with his parents was shot. Police believe it was from a stray bullet.
    Authorities are currently interviewing a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of the 26-year-old man.
    In Indiana, police are investigating three shootings that injured two teenagers in the down town area in the early hours of this morning.
    One 17-year-old was shot in the foot and the other - also 17 - was shot in the lower back.
    In Jacksonville, a 19-year-old and his 16-year-old brother were shot after the fireworks in Monday.
    One of the brothers survived.
    The brothers were said to have been watching a fight when someone involved pulled out a gun and began shooting.
    In Boston, eight people were shot, four of them fatally over the holiday weekend.
    It culminated in a particularly violent week in the city when there were more than a dozen shootings.

    In Atlantic City, two people were shot dead outside a casino early tuesday morning. According to police, it started out as a fight between 15 people. An an officer attempted to break it up someone pulled out a gun and started to shoot.
    A 17-year-old and 22-year-old male were wounded but not believed to be critical.
    In Alabama, a teenager was grazed in the face by a bullet early this morning during a group fight in down town Mobile.
    Police say the shot was fired during a fight outside a teen dance party at a down town club.
    In Milwaukee, police are investigating reports that a number of teens looted several stores and then beat up passers by shortly after the fireworks ended.
    There were also two armed robberies in the area.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ountry-July-4-celebrations.html#ixzz1ROFCq8Mf
     

  2. +1 .Thats why we are considered the greatest nation on earth.You are always free to leave if you disagree though
     

  3. Of course the youths from your link had to be black :cool:
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Because of diversity? No it's not.
     
  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    You can mostly thank the democrats for that.
     
  6. Yes it is
     
  7. No you can't
     
  8. LOL! Considered the greatest nation on Earth by whom? I don't know if you've noticed but we aren't exactly very popular anymore. In fact, the more diverse we've become the more hated we've become. All this wonderful diversity has corresponded perfectly with the plummeting of America's popularity abroad. America has never been more diverse in history, and it has also never been more hated in history.

     
  9. You know it's funny I couldn't find any mass mob shooting, stabbing, and looting incidents which involved crowds of white youths. It's odd, for some reason, very few of them ever are. They are almost invariably non white kids. Given the fact that only 12% of the nation is black, yet almost 100% of the flash mob incidents involve almost all black participants, how is this not significant? Why do you think this is? Surely no reasonable person would conclude that it's NOT statistically significant, so why do YOU think that it's almost exclusively a black phenomenon?

     
  10. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    The child in Baltimore was wounded because of the practice that some city inhabitants have (I won't point out color or race, though this practice is only found in areas where race/color are of ONE particular type) of shooting firearms into the sky to celebrate the fourth.

    Of course, the same jackasses that fire their guns into the air either don't understand the concept of gravity or don't care. People get hit by stray bullets around the 4th every year because of this asinine behavior.
     
    #10     Jul 7, 2011