1000

Rahm-thousand BillIt seemed like only yesterday, or maybe a few weeks ago, when March wrapped up slightly less shittier than the previous March, the political linear Sharpie lines calculated crime is and will be down. In reality, this nonsense is fluid and a slower period will be made up for by a busier period. Hence today we find ourselves more or less on pace with 2016.

“Two people were killed and five others were wounded over a single hour in Chicago on Monday as the number of gunshot victims this year passed the 1,000 mark.

The city reached the grim milestone four days later than last year, which saw the worst gun violence in two decades, according to data kept by the Tribune.

As of Tuesday morning, at least 1,008 had been shot in Chicago this year. Last year, the city passed the 1,000 mark on April 20.

There have been at least 182 homicides this year, just two fewer than this time last year, according to Tribune data.”

Now that a new normal has been established there’s nothing to see here.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Card Sharks

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 41 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 23 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 9 killed, 39 wounded

Friday 4/21
1:30p 300 W 99th, Roseland, M/26
3:00p 8200 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, M/17
7:05p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, M/18
7:05p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, M/25
7:10p 5100 W Madison, Austin, M/17
7:10p 5100 W Madison, Austin, M/19
8:30p 2400 N Kildare, Hermosa, M/47
10:30p 5900 S Paulina, Englewood, M/29
10:30p 6000 S Hermitage, Englewood, M/18
Saturday 4/22
1:25a 5000 W Grand, Belmont Cragin, M/20
2:25a 1200 N Mozart, West Town, F/35
2:25a 1200 N Mozart, West Town, M/37
6:20a 1600 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, M/28
11:55a 800 E 79th, Grand Crossing, M/46
11:55a 800 E 79th, Grand Crossing, M/34
2:15p 4200 W Fullerton, Hermosa, F/51
2:45p 4700 W Erie, Austin, M/28
4:30p 500 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/26
5:55p 5800 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/25
5:55p 5800 S Calumet, Washington Park, F/34
6:15p 8000 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/18
6:25p 200 E 51st, Grand Boulevard, M/30
6:30p 2800 E 76th, South Shore, M/26
6:50p 1700 W 57th, Englewood, M/23
8:45p 800 N Waller, Austin, M/51
Sunday 4/23
12:05a 1400 E 69th, South Shore, M/28
12:50a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, M/36
3:05a 7900 S Damen, Auburn Gresham, M/22
3:40a 8200 S Damen, Auburn Gresham, M/19
12:30p 400 E Garfield, Fuller Park, M/30
1:05p 9700 S Yale, Roseland, M/21

1:05p 9700 S Yale, Roseland, M/24
2:30p 8700 S Honore, Auburn Gresham, M/40
4:00p 5200 S Albany, Gage Park, M/21
7:00p 200 W 61st, Englewood, M/22
7:15p 800 N Sacramento, Humboldt Park, M/19

9:10p 9400 S Harvard, Roseland, M/25
9:10p 1300 W 107th, Washington Heights, M/21
9:40p 1400 W 81st, Auburn Gresham, F/19

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Party Crasher

Party CrashersOne of this past weekend’s newly ventilated came at the hands of a disgruntled party crasher who will now have an opportunity to turn his life around.

“It all began sometime after 11 p.m. Saturday when Warren and a friend tried to crash a party in the 2900 block of North Sheffield Avenue, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said during a bond hearing.

The party was hosted by a local university student and his roommate, prosecutors said. A witness confirmed Monday that several guests attend DePaul University.

The host told Warren he wasn’t welcome, Scaduto said, but Warren soon pushed his way into the Lakeview apartment as a throng of guests arrived.

Several party-goers asked Warren to leave after he became aggressive and touched several women inappropriately, prosecutors said. According to Scaduto, Warren and his guest soon agreed to leave — but not before Warren slapped and punched two guests on his way out the door.

Warren returned a short while later, prosecutors said, and began asking guests if they wanted to fight while boasting that he had a gun.

Warren left once more, authorities said, but soon entered the party for a third time through a back entrance about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. That’s when Warren opened fire, Scaduto said, striking a West Ridge man four times in his thigh, ankle and knee.”

Once the Cook County State’s Attorney dismisses all charges just because, we’ll look for Mr. Warren to once again bestow his idiocy on another unsuspecting Chicagoan in the near future.

Hole(y) Weekend Stupidity

dead easter bunnyFor whatever reason, Easter weekend tends to be a shitshow with or without last year’s “Thou Shalt Not Murder” Easter Sunday.

Final Stupidity Tally: 2 killed, 44 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 3 killed, 33 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 10 killed, 36 wounded

Good Friday
4:35p 2400 S Michigan, Near South Side, M/15
7:45p 1600 S St Louis, North Lawndale, M/32
8:30p 2600 W 44th, Brighton Park, M/28
9:40p 3800 S Wood, Mckinley Park, M/31
9:45p 1800 N Drake, Logan Square, M/31
11:05p 6600 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/36
Saturday 4/15
2:40a 6100 S Kildare, West Lawn, M/24
12:50p 6100 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/20
12:50p 6100 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/23
5:00p 1500 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/27
6:15p 2000 W 68th, Englewood, M/24
8:25p 5500 W Rice, Austin, F/28
8:55p 9600 S Exchange, South Deering, M/28
9:20p 5100 S Wood, New City, M/20
9:20p 5100 S Wood, New City, M/23
9:20p 5100 S Wood, New City, M/29
9:35p 1200 W Touhy, Rogers Park, F/19
10:15p 9700 S Genoa, Washington Heights, M/27
10:25p 2900 S Fort Dearborn, Douglas, F/18
10:25p 2900 S Fort Dearborn, Douglas, M/27
10:30p 500 N Sawyer, Humboldt Park, F/31
11:00p 7900 S Champlain, Chatham, M/25
11:00p 7900 S Champlain, Chatham, M/26
11:40p 6900 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, F/17
11:00p 7900 S Champlain, Chatham, M/46
11:50p 1800 S Western, Lower West Side, M/21
11:55p 4400 N Racine, Uptown, M/15
Easter Sunday
12:00a 1800 S Racine, Lower West Side, M/14
1:15a 2900 N Sheffield, Lake View, M/21 (story)
2:05a 4800 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/30
2:25a 1300 S Fairfield, North Lawndale, M/?
2:25a 1300 S Fairfield, North Lawndale, M/19
2:30a 4200 N Pulaski, Irving Park, M/23
3:10a 4800 S Ada, New City, M/38
6:40a 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/24
6:45a 1100 N Ashland, West Town, M/34
11:00a 3500 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/28
12:10p 1400 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/23
12:45p 3600 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/16
4:30p 7200 S Halsted, Englewood, M/26
5:50p 7200 S Green, Englewood, M/24
9:15p 13000 S Evans, Riverdale, M/31
9:45p 4000 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/20
11:30p 2300 W 58th, Gage Park, M/18
Monday Overtime
12:25a 300 S Kilbourn, Garfield Park, F/40
2:40a 200 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/33

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

The Weekend’s Stupidity

CPD car crash

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 33 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 3 killed, 13 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 26 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded

Friday 4/7
1:30p 5600 W Corcoran, Austin, M/23
1:30p 5600 W Corcoran, Austin, M/17
1:30p 5600 W Corcoran, Austin, M/24
1:30p 5600 W Corcoran, Austin, M/30
1:30p 5600 W Corcoran, Austin, M/32
1:30p 5600 W Corcoran, Austin, M/46
6:50p 4900 S Kostner, Archer Heights, M/21
7:05p 6900 S Harvard, Englewood, M/22
7:05p 6900 S Harvard, Englewood, M/26
Saturday 4/8
4:30a 4700 S Loomis, New City, M/26
4:55a 10800 S Hoxie, South Deering, M/22
4:55a 10800 S Hoxie, South Deering, M/27
1:40p 4900 S Langley, Grand Boulevard, M/23
5:05p 1200 W 81st, Auburn Gresham, M/19
5:30p 4700 W Erie, Austin, M/30
5:30p 4700 W Erie, Austin, F/36
8:50p 1300 S Harding, North Lawndale, M/23
10:45p 11100 S Union, Roseland, M/20
11:20p 5100 S Kostner, Archer Heights, F/24
11:55p 4700 W Harrison, Austin, M/29
Sunday 4/9
1:45a 2700 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/22
1:50a 2700 W 22nd, Little Village, M/18
5:55a 4800 N Rockwell, Lincoln Square, M/42
8:20a 9100 S Woodlawn, Burnside, M/22

8:20a 9100 S Woodlawn, Burnside, M/43
9:30a 4400 S Wells, Fuller Park, M/15
12:15p 6400 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/34
12:40p 9000 S King, Chatham, M/36
5:25p 1200 S Keeler, North Lawndale, M/24
8:00p 13100 S Langley, Riverdale, M/20
8:15p 10700 S Green Bay, East Side, M/24

8:20p 5700 S Marshfield, Englewood, M/29
9:15p 1600 N Albany, Humboldt Park, M/?
9:45p 3308 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/26
9:45p 3300 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/29
Monday Overtime
3:30a 2600 S California, Little Village, M/18
3:45a 1700 N Talman, West Town, M/33
4:50a 9400 S Forest, Roseland, M/66 (story)
4:50a 9400 S Forest, Roseland, F/52
5:55a 8800 S Burley, South Chicago, M/27

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

March Wrap-up

Carnac the Magnificent After February’s disaster, March settled down a bit to a more historical run rate (with the help of winter weather) which was promptly interpreted as an epic CRIME IS DOWN! moment. Crime is now so far down that last year is the only year out of the past eight to (barely) outpace this year.

March 2017: 38 killed, 176 wounded
March 2016: 49 killed, 282 wounded
March 2015: 35 killed, 179 wounded
March 2014: 27 killed, 104 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 36 shot & killed
  • 1 non-fatal LEO shooting
  • Averaged 6.8 people shot per day
  • 15 days were homicide-free. Success!
  • 2 death investigations
  • 33 in serious or critical condition
  • 33 males killed vs 3 females
  • 50 teenagers shot, 7 killed
  • 8 grazed
  • 2 selfies
  • 14 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, April is always mixed bag – cold and rainy vs warm and sunny – will help dictate how the month plays out. As spring showers give way to May flowers, spring training for the summer shooting season will pick up in earnest. We’re looking for 47 homicides plus another 250 shot and wounded.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

3 Stooges

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 18 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 2 killed, 35 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 19 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 25 wounded

Friday 3/31
3:15p 9800 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/25
5:00p 8700 S Saginaw, South Chicago, M/21
April Fools Day
12:30a 1400 W 83rd, Auburn Gresham, M/27
6:20a 11700 S Normal, West Pullman, M/34
9:15a 7200 S Paulina, Englewood, M/21
12:35p 2100 N Tripp, Hermosa, M/15
3:25p 1700 N Central, Austin, M/25
3:45p 800 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/21
4:15p 1200 N Mason, Austin, M/24
11:00p 300 N Cicero, Austin, M/21
11:40p 5200 W Chicago, Austin, M/23
Sunday 4/2
12:40a 8500 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/?
12:25p 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/15
12:25p 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/21
12:30p 8200 S Ada, Auburn Gresham, M/20
12:30p 8200 S Ada, Auburn Gresham, M/19
2:05p 7800 S Kingston, South Shore, M/47
4:30p 3500 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/23
4:30p 3500 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/27

4:30p 3500 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/18
4:30p 3500 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/23
4:30p 3500 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/24
4:30p 3500 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/26
6:00p 3500 W Shakespeare, Logan Square, F/19
9:40p 1500 E 83rd, Avalon Park, M/17

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Chicago Values Update

Superbad Fake IDPlaying off of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s “Hug-A-Thug” program, the mayor seeks to shore up the gangbanger vote with this foolish idea:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a Chicago municipal ID card program this week specifically for the benefit of gangbangers and other lowlife criminals. The proposal brought before the City Council is aimed at further placating criminals and politicians who fear a federal crackdown may compromise the city’s values.

While the exact details have yet to be worked out, City Clerk Anna Valencia’s office would review the fraudulent documents provided by criminals used to prove their identities and gang affiliation, but the city would not have permission to keep that information, as was done with Chicago’s now defunct gun registry. The ordinance states “shall not maintain a record of an applicant’s address, IR number, wannabe rapper Youtube channel, Facebook account, stolen car’s license plate or government issued telephone number.”

The mayor’s move came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold federal money from cities that don’t cooperate with federal law. Emanuel downplayed the move instead saying “the ID will represent Chicago’s values as a crime welcoming city”.

“I’m fulfilling my pledge that we are going to be a city that is open and welcoming to gangbangers, crime and general mayhem,” Emanuel said. “We want our criminal class to feel comfortable while turning their life around and to not worry about arrest or anti-criminal persecution at the hands of so called “law enforcement”,” Emanuel finished with a double air quote gesture.

The ordinance requires all city departments and businesses to accept the card as a valid form of identification as Emanuel seeks to give gangbangers a way to identify themselves while engaged in a criminal acts, visiting the emergency room or lying dead in an alley.

“We’re hopeful that Chicago’s taxpaying victim class will be open to this ID and pledge to offer discounts at museums, sporting events, restaurants, shops and most importantly, hospitals and funeral homes,” Emanuel said.

When asked how much this program may cost, Valencia stated there currently isn’t an estimate however campaign donations, kickbacks, skimming, graft and votes are expected to increase inline with the crime rate. “We’re guessing the taxpayer will get f***ed over as usual,” Valencia chortled “but we [criminals] should come out way ahead.”

F’d over indeed.

Stroller Profiling

Armed baby stroller. Anyone with kids knows that the best time to take little Emma or Liam on a walk is at 2 o’clock in the morning. Coincidentally, it also happens to be the ideal time to do some neighborhood gunrunning.

“Police were monitoring cameras in the area of 45th and Wood streets because of gunfire there about 11 p.m. Sunday and saw two women enter a house about 2:15 a.m. Monday, one carrying a backpack and the other a bag.

They left with a stroller about five minutes later.

Police asked officers on the street to “conduct an investigatory stop,” which they did in the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, about a block from where the women were first seen, officials said.

After asking if there were any weapons in the stroller, which was covered, one of the women said yes, police said.

Officers said they found a Mossberg Model 472 30-30 rifle with two rounds and a spent shell casing wrapped in blankets.

Police also found a Smith & Wesson 9 mm with 15 live rounds, an extra magazine with 15 rounds, an extra magazine and a box of 9 mm ammunition in a diaper bag on the stroller’s seat.”

We’re now adding anti-stroller infantists to the the list of anti-, -ists and -isms that apply to the CPD.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Police woman throw

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 28 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 1 killed, 41 wounded*
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 19 wounded

Friday 3/24
2:30p 900 W 68th, Englewood, M/17
2:40p 900 E 63rd, Woodlawn, M/31
2:50p 6600 S Francisco, Chicago Lawn, M/16
3:15p 3800 S Langley, Oakland, M/17
3:20p 1700 W 72nd, Englewood, M/18
3:20p 1700 W 72nd, Englewood, M/29
4:50p 6600 S Laflin, Englewood, M/20

6:45p 2800 W Balmoral, Lincoln Square, M/19
7:55p 600 E 130th, Riverdale, M/22
10:00p 5100 S Kostner, Archer Heights, M/20
10:45p 700 N Pine, Austin, M/19
11:05p 4500 S Vincennes, Grand Boulevard, M/25
Saturday 3/25
1:00a 3800 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/36
5:20a 2200 N Laramie, Belmont Cragin, M/22
5:20a 2200 N Laramie, Belmont Cragin, M/29
1:35p 1500 E 95th, Burnside, F/24
3:00p 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/14
5:00p 1300 S Racine, Near West Side, M/16
9:00p 12200 S Carpenter, West Pullman, M/32
9:05p 12200 S Green, West Pullman, M/28
Sunday 3/26
12:25a 100 N Laporte, Austin, M/25
1:40a 900 W 76th, Auburn Gresham, F/28
1:40a 900 W 76th, Auburn Gresham, M/29
1:40a 900 W 76th, Auburn Gresham, F/30
2:45a 7600 S Winchester, Auburn Gresham, M/21
4:35a 300 S Pulaski, Garfield Park, M/54
8:30a 5300 W Grand, Belmont Cragin, M/17
11:30a 200 S Lotus, Austin, M/16
12:50p 4100 W 25th, Little Village, M/25
12:50p 4100 W 25th, Little Village, M/29
7:10p 7400 S Phillips, South Shore, M/30
9:45p 1700 N Cicero, Austin, M/35

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
*Easter Weekend

Ballsy Move

Junk shot26th and California is probably one of the more law enforcement/criminal justice populated areas of Cook County, yet here’s someone getting a hi-speed lead vasectomy in broad daylight.

A brazen midmorning shooting outside the bustling Cook County criminal courthouse on Monday left a 21-year-old man critically wounded and at least one regular to the sprawling Southwest Side complex rethinking his safety.

“These guys don’t have any boundaries,” said defense attorney Stuart Goldberg, who pulled into a parking lot next to the crime scene minutes after the shooting.

Police said the 21-year-old victim was walking on his way to the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th Street and California Avenue when he was hit by shots fired from someone in a white van at about 9:25 a.m. Two off-duty Chicago police officers pursued a man and made an arrest, authorities said. Police said a gun was recovered.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with six gunshot wounds to the groin area, officials said.

Six junk shots. Given the usual ‘spray and pray’ MO of the city’s excitable youth, that’s one hell of a tight grouping.

Update: “Trick Shot” Tabari Harris, 19, has been charged in the shooting.

Update II: So much for that tight group: Several witnesses reported hearing three or four gunshots, and the victim was struck twice in the stomach and once in the buttocks. Initial police reports said the victim was shot six times in the groin.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Simpsons Leprechaun fightAfter laying low for the past few weekends, Englewood and Garfield Park returned to midseason form with a handful of multis to goose an otherwise somewhat quiet weekend.

Final Stupidity Tally: 3 killed, 18 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 18 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 18 wounded

🍀 St. Patrick’s Day 🍀
1:40p 7000 S Racine, Englewood, M/32
2:15p 10200 S Calumet, Roseland, M/22
2:40p 2100 E 71st, South Shore, M/25
6:25p 7100 S Washtenaw, Chicago Lawn, M/17
11:00p 1300 N Rockwell, West Town, F/18
Saturday 3/18
3:00p 2500 E 79th, South Shore, M/23
3:00p 2500 E 79th, South Shore, M/33
5:05p 7200 S Paulina, Englewood, M/16
5:05p 7200 S Paulina, Englewood, M/18
9:05p 300 S Cicero, Austin, F/16
9:20p 5900 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/21
10:45p 5600 S Elizabeth, Englewood, M/24
10:45p 5600 S Elizabeth, Englewood, M/27
Sunday 3/19
2:00a 4700 N Virginia, Lincoln Square, F/35
11:00a 3600 W Sunnyside, Albany Park, M/19
5:30p 3200 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/17
5:30p 3200 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/18
5:30p 3200 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/22
5:30p 300 N St. Louis, Garfield Park, M/20
Monday Overtime
12:50a 2200 W Diversey, Logan Square, M/29
12:50a 2200 W Diversey, Logan Square, M/33

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

St. Patrick’s Stupidity

Drunk GirlHere we go again, vomit and fists up north, lead to the west and south. As always, CWBChicago will have the complete rundown of the weekend’s o’vent.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 16 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 6 wounded

Friday 3/10
12:05p 6700 S Chappel, South Shore, M/22
4:25p Somewhere over by der, M/29
7:35p 2200 W 21st, Lower West Side, M/25
9:40p 11600 S Yale, West Pullman, M/43
10:05p 5000 W Gladys, Austin, M/24
Saturday 3/11
5:45a 500 E 75th, Grand Crossing, M/34
5:45a 500 E 75th, Grand Crossing, F/34
1:00p 7000 S Wabash, Grand Crossing, M/20
2:40p 1400 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/24
2:40p 1400 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/25
3:00p 3400 W McLean, Logan Square, F/17
3:00p 3400 W McLean, Logan Square, M/22
6:00p 900 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/17
9:00p 5500 S State, Washington Park, M/41
10:35p 9500 S State, Roseland, M/36
Sunday 3/12
12:30a 6300 N Broadway, Edgewater, M/28
12:30a 6300 N Broadway, Edgewater, M/22

12:30a 6300 N Broadway, Edgewater, M/32
4:45a 1200 S Springfield, North Lawndale, M/21
7:00p 6800 W North, Austin, M/25
7:30p 11900 S Lowe, West Pullman, M/56
9:00p 8600 S Throop, Auburn Gresham, M/18
9:00p 8600 S Throop, Auburn Gresham, M/19
9:00p 8600 S Throop, Auburn Gresham, M/20

❄❄❄ Snow Delay ❄❄❄

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Self Cleaning Oven

Self Cleaning OvenSince Cook County can’t or won’t do their job, we’ll leave it to the street to dish out justice.

“A Chicago man accused of murder who beat his case when prosecutors couldn’t give him a speedy trial was killed after leaving Cook County Jail on Monday night, according to authorities.

Kamari Belmont, 23, was being held on separate murder and robbery cases stemming from a single night in 2015 in which he was accused of shooting one man during a robbery who later died and robbing another man a couple of hours later.

Cook County prosecutors in January dropped murder charges against Belmont and his co-defendant, Terrance Hogan, 23, after allowing too much time to elapse under the state’s speedy trial statute without bringing the case to trial…

[…]

At 5:30 p.m. Monday, a friend of Belmont’s posted $10,000 bond. Belmont was released at 11:12 p.m.

Someone pulled alongside him in a white SUV on California Avenue a couple of blocks south of Cook County Jail on Monday night before midnight and started shooting. Belmont was shot multiple times.

The white SUV crashed, and those inside fled, according to police. Belmont collapsed in the street trying to flee and died at the scene.”

In summary, Cook County did nothing in two years other than release an alleged killer and blow massive amounts of taxpayer cash yet the street handled its business in 6 hours.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

3 StoogesAfter a cold and quiet week, steadily improving weather over the weekend somewhat made up for lost time.

Final Stupidity Tally: 3 killed, 22 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 1 killed, 15 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 19 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 0 killed, 11 wounded

Friday 3/3
12:45p 7300 S Kenwood, South Shore, F/21
9:55p 300 W 95th, Roseland, M/39
Saturday 3/4
2:45a 2200 W 18th, Lower West Side, M/22
2:45a 2200 W 18th, Lower West Side, M/32
5:35a 1600 N Leclaire, Austin, M/31
5:35a 1600 N Leclaire, Austin, F/32
12:15p 5400 W Ohio, Austin, M/22
4:15p 1500 E 70th, South Shore, M/14
10:10p 900 W Cullerton, Lower West Side, M/39
11:45p 7200 S Blackstone, South Shore, M/22
Sunday 3/5
2:35a 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/26
3:15a 1100 N Central Park, Humboldt Park, M/21
3:15a 1100 N Central Park, Humboldt Park, M/29
6:50a 6100 S Morgan, Englewood, M/51
6:50a 6100 S Morgan, Englewood, M/55
9:00a 6900 S Merrill, South Shore, M/?
1:50p 7900 S Anthony, Avalon Park, M/37
4:30p 4300 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/19
6:25p 5300 S Wabash, Washington Park, M/33
7:55p 5100 S Kedzie, Gage Park, M/17
10:45p 13000 S Indiana, West Pullman, M/21
Monday Overtime
2:00a 400 N Sacramento, Humboldt Park, M/27
2:00a 400 N Sacramento, Humboldt Park, M/30
2:00a 9100 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/44
3:30a 6500 S Bishop, Englewood, M/26 (Drano?)

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

February Wrap-up

Carnac the Magnificent February is almost always the quietest month of the year but this February was anything but quiet by besting last year’s shitshow.

February 2017: 48 killed, 166 wounded
February 2016: 46 killed, 156 wounded
February 2015: 20 killed, 59 wounded
February 2014: 22 killed, 54 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 46 shot & killed
  • 2 stabbed
  • 2 fatal police shootings
  • Averaged 7.5 people shot per day
  • 10 days were homicide-free. Success!
  • 7 death investigations
  • 30 in serious or critical condition
  • 42 males killed vs 6 females
  • 44 teenagers shot, 7 killed
  • 7 grazed
  • 2 selfies
  • 7 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, March brings spring-like weather which means more outside activities involving groups and ultimately more people catching lead. The bottom is now in and spring training for the summer shooting season begins. We’re looking for 50 homicides plus another 275 shot and wounded.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

No snow dibsA 50° drop from the highs of Wednesday to the lows of Saturday morning will always put a damper on things.

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 10 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 2 killed, 26 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 0 killed, 5 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 5 wounded

Friday 2/24
All quiet on the Western and Southern fronts
Saturday 2/25
1:00a 6500 S Drexel, Woodlawn, M/20
1:00a 6500 S Drexel, Woodlawn, M/38

1:00a 6500 S Drexel, Woodlawn, F/29
3:55a 2900 N Sayre, Montclare, F/19
7:20a 3300 N Central, Portage Park, M/38
7:20a 3300 N Central, Portage Park, M/40
8:15a 7400 S Baldwin, South Shore, F/15
8:15a 7400 S Baldwin, South Shore, M/20
8:15a 7400 S Baldwin, South Shore, M/39
6:00p 6200 S Rhodes, Woodlawn, M/38
11:50p 300 S Damen, Near West Side, M/25
Sunday 2/26
1:20a 10900 S Mackinaw, East Side, M/18
10:50a 1300 S Kedzie, North Lawndale, M/24

6:30p 100 S Mayfield, Austin, M/15

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Arborists

Fallen TreeFirst the city decides to un-ban plastic bags thereby choking salmon and baby birds everywhere, now they’ve gone ahead and doomed us all with their institutional arborism.

“Mayor Rahm Emanuel made slight changes Wednesday to his plan to spend almost $15 million in leftover property tax rebate money, avoiding what could have been more sizable, embarrassing City Council opposition to the package.

After many council members balked at the mayor’s idea to spend $500,000 of the unused money to plant 1,000 trees, he agreed to pull that out and instead put that cash toward anti-violence technology like a test program to create crime-fighting intelligence centers.

That allowed some of those who had been in opposition to change their votes, saving Emanuel from having to publicly confront a larger bloc of aldermen voting against him and calling into question his commitment to fighting violence.

Aldermen approved his new proposal by a 35-10 vote Wednesday.

Freshman Ald. Raymond Lopez, 15th, had fronted the opposition to the mayor’s plan, saying the planned tree planting and lack of street-level anti-violence funding showed the wrong priorities at a time many Chicago neighborhoods are beset by violent crime.

But he came around to support it after the changes, with Emanuel also agreeing to find at least $1 million to finance toward violence interruption programs like the CeaseFire program.”

Unlike these “programs” and most other things the city blows cash on, trees are at least tangible and provide much needed shade for evidence technicians to gather crime scene evidence that the states attorneys can ignore.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Lost in SpaceTypically we have to wait until April for that first warm spring weekend however this year we’re two months ahead of schedule. Danger.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 28 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 9 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 7 wounded

Friday 2/17
1:00p 800 W 76th, Auburn Gresham, M/23
6:00p 1400 W 71st, Englewood, M/31
7:45p 300 E Kensington, West Pullman, M/23
8:55p 8300 S Winchester, Auburn Gresham, M/24
11:25p 5100 W Concord, Austin, M/13
11:25p 5100 W Concord, Austin, M/16
Saturday 2/18
2:55a 5000 S Ashland, New City, M/23
2:55a 5000 S Ashland, New City, M/28
4:25a 4500 S Wood, New City, M/29
4:25a 4500 S Wood, New City, M/26
4:25a 4500 S Wood, New City, M/32
3:30p 4900 W Van Buren, Austin, M/33
4:00p 6600 S Springfield, West Lawn, M/28
8:35p 7300 S Aberdeen, Englewood, M/36
8:55p 9800 S Oglesby, South Deering, M/28
8:55p 1200 N Lawler, Austin, M/43
10:00p 7900 S Talman, Ashburn, M/26
10:30p Dan Ryan at 43rd St, Fuller Park, M/?
10:30p 4700 W West End, Austin, M/31 (selfie)
10:50p 7100 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, F/18
10:50p 7100 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, F/36
Sunday 2/19
2:50a 1800 S Laflin, Lower West Side, M/30
6:00a 4200 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/49
5:00p 6400 Sangamon, Englewood, M/32
5:30p 7400 S Kenwood, South Shore, M/38
7:45p 9500 S Houston, South Deering, M/21
8:15p 7600 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/13
9:00p 1000 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/36
10:00p 2200 E 84th, South Chicago, M/69
11:50p 5000 S Drexel, Kenwood, F/33
Monday Overtime
1:50a 3100 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/33

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Street Justice Cont’d

Self Defense ZoneLast week we noted the story of a local car thief being given a taxpayer funded tour of the ER courtesy of concerned residents. Now residents in the far western neighborhood of Dunning are none too keen about having shitheads inquire about gang their membership.

From a pristine block of worker cottages near the city’s western border, Daniel is seven years and 15 miles removed from his former life as a gang member.

On Monday afternoon, he got a shocking reminder of that past.

Just before 5 p.m., the 23-year-old, who’s using a pseudonym out of fear for his safety, was walking with his brother in an alley behind the 3600 block of North Oriole Avenue when a man pulled up next to them in a green Honda sedan and demanded to know their gang affiliation, he said.

“He was revving his engine, and when we didn’t say nothing, he said ‘Hey, I’m talking to you, n—-!” said Daniel.

The driver veered out of the alley, wheeled back around and the man fired six gunshots from his window before screeching away, he said.

“Almost all my neighbors feel less safe now,” said Jeff Eichler, examining a bullet hole in the rear bumper of his Hummer. “I’ve even heard some people talking about moving.”

“This is what’s happening everywhere now,” Eichler said. “I told the cops that if they don’t do anything and the guy comes back, I might have to drop him myself.

Be warned Dunning dwellers, for if such an event were to occur, the outrage mobile will be quickly dispatched for scalp processing. Just ask Mt. Greenwood.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Chicago Daily News Headline from Feb 14th, 1929.Tuesday marks the 88th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre or what today equals a slow summer weekend.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 21 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 14 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 7 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 2 wounded

Friday 2/10
2:30p 3700 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/27
5:50p 3944 N Western, North Center, F/55 (story)
6:50p 10300 S Corliss, Pullman, M/17
6:50p 10300 S Corliss, Pullman, M/17
8:55p 6100 S Halsted, Englewood, M/27
Saturday 2/11
1:25a 3800 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/27
1:40a 5600 W Fulton, Austin, M/24
2:25a 300 N Lorel, Austin, M/29
4:45a 1200 W Lawrence, Uptown, F/29
6:55a 100 N Menard, Austin, M/33
7:15p 5600 S Winchester, Englewood, F/12
7:40p 6300 S King, Grand Crossing, F/11
(story)
8:40p 100 N Mayfield, Austin, F/21
8:40p 100 N Mayfield, Austin, F/25
8:40p 100 N Mayfield, Austin, M/25
8:40p 100 N Mayfield, Austin, M/18
Sunday 2/12
12:45a 1500 N Massasoit, Austin, M/16
2:50a 400 W Evergreen, Near North Side, M/24
3:30a 7100 S Cyril, South Shore, M/23
3:30a 500 E 80th, Chatham, M/40
1:45p 2400 E 75th, South Shore, M/45
1:45p 2400 E 75th, South Shore, M/54
1:55p 1400 W 84th, Auburn Gresham, M/25
4:30p 1200 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/37
8:10p 5700 W Fullerton, Belmont Cragin, M/28
9:15p 700 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/29
9:40p 7700 S Cregier, South Shore, M/16
11:00p 1100 S Whipple, North Lawndale, M/30
Monday Overtime
3:35a 11500 S Indiana, West Pullman, M/34

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Street Justice

Charles Bronson - Death WishWe suspect that stories like these are more common than reported and/or will become more commonplace as the CPD stays fetal.

“The shooting of a 17-year-old on Sunday might have been “street justice” for his attempts to break into a car, a police official said.

Speaking at a meeting of residents Tuesday evening, Near West Police District Cmdr. Ed Kulbida said the shooting near Racine Avenue and Huron Street came after the teen and someone else was seen breaking into someone’s car. They were followed and the teen was shot in the leg.

“These people in the neighborhood, they didn’t like that,” said Kulbida of the break-ins, adding of the pair, “I don’t think they’ll do that again.”

The police report said the shooting occurred at 5:35 p.m. and that the shots were fired from the back seat of a dark-colored car. The teen took himself to Stroger Hospital.

On Monday, some in a crowd of more than 250 residents in the basement of the Goldblatt’s Bros. Building, 1625 W. Chicago Ave., laughed at the explanation while others appeared uneasy.”

It’s likely that the neighborhood criminal justice system will provide a stronger deterrent against such future actions than Cook County’s.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Super Bowl XX

Final Stupidity Tally: 3 killed, 18 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 23 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 9 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 10 wounded

Friday 2/3
5:10p 11400 S Stewart, Roseland, M/15
10:10p 11200 S Avenue G, East Side, M/19
Saturday 2/4
3:30a 2100 E 97th, South Deering, M/15
5:30a 7900 S Phillips, South Chicago, M/23
4:45p 8000 S Marshfield, Auburn Gresham, M/23
6:40p 1000 N Lamon, Austin, M/25
9:30p 5700 W Adams, Austin, M/28
10:35p 9000 S Phillips, Calumet Heights, M/21
10:35p 9000 S Phillips, Calumet Heights, M/25
Sunday 2/5
3:15a 32 W 110th Pl, Roseland, M/59
9:45a 2900 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/26
12:05p 2900 N Laramie, Belmont Cragin, F/42
2:00p 1300 S Troy, North Lawndale, M/22
5:35p 600 N Racine, West Town, M/17
9:30p 4700 S Leamington, Garfield Ridge, M/27
9:30p 4700 S Leamington, Garfield Ridge, F/29
10:10p 1100 E 79th Pl, Avalon Park, F/31
11:15p 1200 W 108th Pl, Morgan Park, M/21
11:40p 200 S Cicero, Austin, M/21
Monday Overtime
12:05a 8200 S Blackstone, Avalon Park, F/39
12:05a 8200 S Blackstone, Avalon Park, M/40
Two people found shot to death in Brighton Park home

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

January Wrap-up

Carnac the Magnificent Last January set the tone for 2016 and this January just wrapped up singing the same tune. Buckle up. It’s going to be a long year.

January 2017: 55 killed, 258 wounded
January 2016: 57 killed, 246 wounded
January 2015: 32 killed, 120 wounded
January 2014: 24 killed, 82 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 53 shot & killed
  • 2 stabbed
  • 2 fatal police shootings
  • All 31 days tallied at least 2+ shot
  • 4 days were homicide-free. Success!
  • 48 in serious or critical condition
  • 53 males killed vs 2 females
  • 67 teenagers shot, 9 killed
  • 19 grazed
  • 2 selfies
  • 10 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, February is not only the shortest month of the year but also the quietest. Still, last February managed to put up 46 homicides with an additional 156 shot and wounded. Since the SS Shitshow seems to be stuck at full flank, we’re looking for 50 homicides (~7 St. Valentine’s Day Massacres) plus another 175 shot and wounded.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

LiberaceA summer weekend overtime scenario was put in place in order to desperately keep this January from besting last January. While there was a noticeable drop in stupidity from the usual west side dumpster fires, we still tallied a slightly about average weekend for this time of year.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 23 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 8 killed, 25 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 7 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 10 wounded

Friday 1/27
3:25p 5900 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/38
3:30p 6700 S Morgan, Englewood, M/20
4:00p 1800 S Racine, Lower West Side, M/31
6:00p 6700 S Ridgeland, South Shore, M/35
7:45p 400 W 129th, West Pullman, M/34
11:05p 7600 S Stony Island, South Shore, M/17
Saturday 1/28
12:45a 1400 S Avers, North Lawndale, M/21
1:30a 6800 S Peoria, Englewood, M/47
1:40a 1200 N Halsted, Near North Side, M/25
1:45a 5000 W 52nd, Garfield Ridge, M/27
2:50a 5600 W Grand, Belmont Cragin, M/34
3:30a 1200 N State, Near North Side, M/39 (story)
3:30a 1200 N State, Near North Side, M/33
3:30a 1200 N State, Near North Side, M/30
5:30a 2400 W Division, West Town, M/24
5:45a 3000 W 61st, Chicago Lawn, M/3
5:45a 3000 W 61st, Chicago Lawn, M/23
2:40p 2800 E 76th, South Shore, M/24
4:00p 3500 N Laramie, Portage Park, M/19
6:30p 7700 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/14
9:05p 3800 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/44
Sunday 1/29
1:45a 6300 S Prairie, Washington Heights, M/16
3:00p 6300 S Racine, Englewood, M/22
5:35p 6200 W Grand, Belmont Cragin, M/23
6:50p 4730 W Erie, Austin, F/51
6:50p 1900 N Pulaski, Hermosa, M/16
11:00p 3500 W 38th, Brighton Park, M/31
Monday Overtime
12:35a 8500 S Colfax, South Chicago, M/55

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Happy Anniversary

Three StoogesIt was on this date four years ago that we launched an idea based on the “Chicago values” we were told so much about during that violent, Chick-fil-A chicken sammich-infused summer of 2012. Since we were never told exactly what those values were, we assumed that it must be murder, crime and mayhem.

Since then we’ve recorded over 2,200 homicides, nearly 11,000 shot and wounded, dozens and dozens of “death investigations” along with hundreds of people who caught one in the ass.

As always, thanks to everyone who has visited, emailed, followed, linked, liked and donated helping make this idea a very minor success.

Here’s to four more years.

– The HeyJackass Crew

The Weekend’s Stupidity

1968 DNC RiotsJust your average summer weekend complete with three doubles, six hat tricks and a grand slam, in January.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 47 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 20 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 22 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 14 wounded

Friday 1/20
4:15p 1400 W 49th, New City, M/30
5:40p 600 S Sacramento, Garfield Park, M/19
9:00p 5200 W Congress, Austin, M/25
9:00p 5200 W Congress, Austin, M/27
9:00p 5200 W Congress, Austin, M/22
9:20p 2900 E 91st, South Chicago, F/27
11:10p 8100 S Drexel, Chatham, M/24
Saturday 1/21
2:00a 5400 W Ohio, Austin, M/28
3:15a 3900 W Thomas, Humboldt Park, M/?
3:15a 3900 W Thomas, Humboldt Park, M/36
3:15a 3900 W Thomas, Humboldt Park, M/42
3:15a 3800 S St Louis, Brighton Park, M/22
3:15a 3800 S St Louis, Brighton Park, F/27
3:15a 3800 S St Louis, Brighton Park, M/28
3:45a 7600 S Bishop, Auburn Gresham, M/26
11:35a 100 W 69th, Grand Crossing, M/24
1:40p 2600 W Monroe, Near West Side, M/24
2:25p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/27
4:00p 4400 W Fullerton, Hermosa, M/36
4:45p 7700 S Racine, Auburn Gresham, M/47
5:00p 100 W 104th, Roseland, M/21
5:15p 1300 N Mayfield, Austin, M/18
5:15p 1300 N Mayfield, Austin, M/21
5:15p 1300 N Mayfield, Austin, M/23
7:40p 7900 S Exchange, South Chicago, F/19
8:30p 300 S California, Garfield Park, M/17
8:30p 300 S California, Garfield Park, M/22
9:10p 8000 S Woodlawn, Avalon Park, F/20
9:10p 8000 S Woodlawn, Avalon Park, M/18
9:40p 3330 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/27
10:45p 600 N St Louis, Humboldt Park, M/26
11:15p 10 N Sacramento, Garfield Park, M/23
Sunday 1/22
12:20a 6100 N Winchester, West Ridge, M/29
2:50a 6500 W Irving Park, Dunning, M/23
3:20a 9600 S Peoria, Washington Heights, M/28
3:40a 500 S Central, Austin, M/27
4:00a 3200 E 91st, South Chicago, M/26
4:25a 700 N Hamlin, Humboldt Park, M/15
4:25a 700 N Hamlin, Humboldt Park, M/17
6:30a 3500 S Rhodes, Douglas, M/22
6:30a 3500 S Rhodes, Douglas, F/23
6:30a 3500 S Rhodes, Douglas, M/24
8:50a 1500 W Huron, West Town, M/25
8:50a 1500 W Huron, West Town, M/26
8:50a 1500 W Huron, West Town, M/30
11:00a 1100 N Lockwood, Austin, M/27
12:15p 1800 W 63rd, Englewood, M/26
12:15p 1800 W 63rd, Englewood, M/26
12:15p 1800 W 63rd, Englewood, F/56
12:15p 1800 W 63rd, Englewood, F/48
9:25p 2800 S Hillcock, Bridgeport, M/16
10:45p 4200 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, M/18
Monday Overtime
12:30a 3600 N Central, Portage Park, M/22
1:25a 2000 W Diversey, North Center, M/24
1:55a 5000 W Maypole, Austin, F/?

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
Photo borrowed from Time Magazine

“Another defeat…”

Self Defense ZoneWe’re quickly approaching the bonus level of self parody with the city not able to pass a constitutional law regarding firearms without it being struck down at first defense.

“The U.S. Court of Appeals handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city.

The appeals court on Wednesday ruled that city ordinances restricting gun ranges to manufacturing areas in Chicago are unconstitutional. The ordinances also placed limits on the distances they can be located in relation to other gun ranges and to residential areas, schools, parks and places of worship.

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals noted the city claimed the ordinances serve important public health and safety interests, specifically that they attract gun thieves, cause airborne lead contamination and carry a risk of fire.

“The city has provided no evidentiary support for these claims, nor has it established that limiting shooting ranges to manufacturing districts and distancing them from the multiple and various uses listed in the buffer-zone rule has any connection to reducing these risks,” the court wrote in its opinion.”

Besides, who needs those costly gun ranges and their boring paper targets. Numerous street corners, alleys, porches, avenues, boulevards and/or neighborhoods are free fire ranges with live, moving targets all with no cost or penalty for the user.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunAs is usually the case whenever there is a quiet period, last weekend, the following period, this weekend, more than makes up for it.

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 24 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 4 killed, 27 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 14 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 13 wounded

Friday the 13th
4:00p 600 N Central, Austin, M/21
5:15p 4000 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/19
9:50p 7200 S Washtenaw, Chicago Lawn, M/20
11:30p 10500 S Sangamon, Washington Heights, M/28
11:40p 2300 S Kedzie, Little Village, M/21
Saturday 1/14
12:30a 4000 W Ogden, North Lawndale, M/17
3:30a 6000 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/25
3:30a 6000 S Carpenter, Englewood, F/26
8:05a 1100 S Francisco, North Lawndale, M/27
8:05a 1100 S Francisco, North Lawndale, M/39
9:50a 1500 S Hamlin, North Lawndale, M/18
11:45a 1900 W 70th, Englewood, M/16
1:30p 100 S Kilpatrick, Austin, M/25
5:05p 200 N Kostner, Garfield Park, M/23
5:05p 400 S Central, Austin, M/18
6:55p 5500 W Rice, Austin, M/26

8:50p 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/22
Sunday 1/15
12:25a 3400 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/34 (story)
12:25a 3400 W Madison, Garfield Park, F/51
12:25a 3400 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/30
12:25a 3400 W Madison, Garfield Park, F/21
1:15a 4700 W Polk, Austin, M/34
3:50a 1400 N Rockwell, West Town, M/25
5:05a 7300 S Union, Englewood, M/25
5:30a 2600 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/?
2:25p 4600 S Marshfield, New City, M/31
2:25p 4600 S Marshfield, New City, M/60
2:45p 6300 S Cottage Grove, Woodlawn, M/16
7:30p 4500 N Kedzie, Albany Park, M/22 (story)
8:00p 600 W 95th, Washington Heights, F/36
8:10p 600 N Leclaire, Austin, M/33
Monday Overtime
12:25a 6900 S Normal, Englewood, M/28
1:10a 2200 W Chicago, West Town, M/36
1:45a 7500 S Wentworth, Grand Crossing, M/28

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Flip to ’17

Face PlantGiven how 2016 ended up being the most nonsensical year in a couple of decades, we’ve decided to let the year’s stupidity hang around for a bit longer than years prior. As 2016 basks in all its morbid glory, 2017 has been working behind the scenes and tallying similar counts to its older sibling. While all bad things must come to an end, we’ll look to retire 2016 and start rolling out the new stats and charts over the weekend.

UPDATE: For those of you looking for the Weekend’s Stupidity, as of 12:00a the tally stands at 5 killed, 12 wounded. We’ll post the usual rundown after we’re finished rolling over to 2017.

UPDATE 2: Flip complete. As always, we’ll be posting additional stats and graphics over the coming weeks and months as the stupidity accumulates.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

The Weekend’s Stupidity

HomerWhat was likely the coldest weekend of the winter shooting season, we were expecting a quiet one for a change and we did. This weekend was the quietest since early March.

Final Stupidity Tally: 2 killed, 10 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 14 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 8 wounded

Friday 1/6
1:40p 3800 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/19
1:40p 3800 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/20
1:40p 3800 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/26
5:30p 4800 S Wolcott, New City, M/23
11:10p 3900 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/23
Saturday 1/7
10:00a 1300 W Hasting, Near West Side, M/30
2:45p 10300 S Western, Beverly, M/25
9:25p 5300 S Maryland, Hyde Park, M/17
11:00p 800 S California, Garfield Park, M/24
Sunday 1/8
12:00a 4900 W Roscoe, Portage Park, M/33
1:40a 5600 N Western, West Ridge, M/21
9:40p 5400 S Laflin, New City, M/21

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday