The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

3 Stooges

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 11 killed, 34 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 12 killed, 44 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded

Friday 8/11
2:15p 7100 S Ellis, Grand Crossing, M/49
4:00p 2500 S Troy, Little Village, M/52
4:05p 1900 N Spaulding, Logan Square, M/17
10:30p 7900 S Springfield, Ashburn, M/22
11:35p 3300 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/36
Saturday 8/12
2:15a 300 N Lorel, Austin, M/24
2:20a 200 S Kildare, Garfield Park, M/18
4:25a 7000 S Emerald, Englewood, F/44
6:10a 6400 S Hoyne, Englewood, M/23
11:20a 8000 S Crandon, South Chicago, M/19
6:40p 5500 S Bishop, Englewood, M/52
8:25p 6200 S King, Washington Park, F/33
8:30p 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/26
8:50p 1300 S Karlov, North Lawndale, M/21
9:10p 2600 W 15th, North Lawndale, M/29
10:15p 800 N Cicero, Austin, M/17
10:40p 1200 W 71st, Englewood, M/37
11:10p 3400 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/50
11:20p 3900 W 18th, North Lawndale, M/18
Sunday 8/13
12:10a 1300 N Hudson, Near North Side, M/20
12:25a 1400 W 54th, New City, F/27

1:50a 2500 W Division, West Town, M/39
2:30a 900 W 54th, New City, M/32
3:00a 5900 W Wabansia, Austin, M/31
3:25a 11300 S State, Roseland, M/35
4:35a 100 N Central, Austin, M/37
5:05a 10900 S Hermosa, Morgan Park, M/18 (story)
6:50a 1000 W Montrose, Uptown, M/25
8:00a 4000 N Central, Portage Park, M/21
11:20a 200 S Laramie, Austin, M/34
11:20a 200 S Laramie, Austin, M/46

1:45p 5300 S Hoyne, New City, M/26
1:45p 5300 S Hoyne, New City, M/28
3:30p 3200 W Hirsh, Humboldt Park, M/25
4:15p 1900 E Hayes, Woodlawn, M/22
5:30p 10200 S Ewing, East Side, M/? (Self
5:30p 10200 S Ewing, East Side, M/? Defense
5:30p 10200 S Ewing, East Side, F/? Hat Trick??)
5:55p 200 W 113th, Roseland, M/26
6:05p 1400 W 109th, Morgan Park, M/28
7:35p 1200 N Mayfield, Austin, M/37
9:20p 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/20
9:20p 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/25
Monday Overtime
12:10a 3000 W 60th, Chicago Lawn, M/26
2:30a 800 W 75th, Englewood, M/49

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

Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin'We’re taking some time off which means minimal updates, unless the wheels come off. We’ll be back late Sunday for the usual round-up of the weekend’s stupidity.

Self Defense, Again

Self Defense ZoneWhile it seems like we’ve entered the eye of the stupidity hurricane with a quiet (by August standards) past week or so, the lead is still flying and for the better this time around.

“At 5:18 a.m., a 30-year-old woman was being battered by Damien Hernandez in the 6900 block of West 65th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The woman pulled out a gun and shot him three times [HJ – head, chest & junk], police said.

Hernandez, who lived on the same block, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Police called the incident a “domestic” situation. The woman was taken into custody after the shooting, but was released without being charged with a crime, police said Tuesday morning.”

A textbook case of self defense.

Shootapalooza Weekend

Shootapalooza We interrupt our regularly scheduled Shoot-o-Rahm-a for our annual Shootapalooza weekend which is not restricted by a “Nobody kill anybody“* clause.

Final Shootapalooza tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
Shootapalooza 2016: 10 killed, 42 wounded
Shootapalooza 2015: 3 killed, 44 wounded
Shootapalooza 2014: 1 killed, 28 wounded

Friday 8/4
12:20p 700 N Leclaire, Austin, M/25
1:15p 6100 S Langley, Woodlawn, F/24
4:20p 900 N Central Park, Humboldt Park, M/21
4:40p 2700 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, M/26
7:55p 1100 N Lockwood, Austin, M/29
8:10p 4000 S Francisco, Brighton Park, M/20
8:10p 4000 S Francisco, Brighton Park, F/24
10:15p 7500 S Union, Englewood, M/36
11:20p 1600 S Drake, North Lawndale, M/37
Saturday 8/5
1:00a 5200 W Addison, Portage Park, M/20
1:20a 4400 N Whipple, Albany Park, M/29
5:45a 5100 S Hoyne, New City, M/31
11:05a 3300 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/51
10:05p 2500 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/14
10:05p 2500 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/15
10:05p 2500 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/39
10:45p 5700 S Shields, Englewood, M/39
11:50p 3300 E 91st, South Chicago, M/34
Sunday 8/6
12:20a 5200 W Belden, Belmont Cragin, M/23
12:20a 5200 W Belden, Belmont Cragin, M/26
2:35a 1700 S Newberry, Lower West Side, M/14
3:20a 1300 N Rockwell, West Town, M/24
4:10a 200 N Homan, Garfield Park, F/35
4:10a 200 N Homan, Garfield Park, M/37
4:40a 1200 W Leland, Uptown, M/26
5:00a 800 W 19th, Lower West Side, M/19
5:20a 6900 W 65th, Clearing, M/33
7:55p 800 N Clark, Near North Side, M/26
7:55p 800 N Clark, Near North Side, M/33
10:40p 1200 N Washtenaw, West Town, M/27
10:50p 6700 S East End, South Shore, M/19
11:50p 12200 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/20
Monday Overtime
12:50a 7500 N Ashland, Rogers Park, M/20
4:00a 5200 S King, Washington Park, M/23

Key:
shooting
homicide
Shootapalooza = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
*Somebody killed somebody, maybe next time

July Wrap-up

Carnac the Magnificent We figured after overachieving in June, July would pull back a bit but instead it put up mid-90s like homicide numbers. A few more Shotspotters and Hunchlabs should do the trick.

July 2017: 77 killed, 355 wounded
July 2016: 74 killed, 382 wounded
July 2015: 58 killed, 271 wounded
July 2014: 47 killed, 277 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 70 shot & killed
  • 2 fatal PO shootings to blame
  • Averaged 13.7 people shot per day
  • 4 days were homicide-free
  • 1 death investigation
  • 57 in serious or critical condition
  • 73 males killed vs 4 females
  • 58 teenagers shot, 19 killed
  • 25 grazed
  • 1 selfie
  • 20 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead means August and August is almost always the worst month of the year. Last August posted a generational high of 98 homicides with an additional 398 experiencing non-fatal ventilation. It’s unlikely we’ll see the same again this year, but we’re still looking for 85 homicides plus another 375 wounded.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Soda Jerk“Sorry sir, but that Cherry Coke is going to cost you an extra $0.20. It’s for the children.”

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 48 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 36 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded

Friday 7/28
12:05p 1500 S St. Louis, North Lawndale, M/24
12:05p 1500 S St. Louis, North Lawndale, M/24
5:20p 5200 W Kamerling, Austin, M/4
5:20p 5200 W Kamerling, Austin, M/19
5:20p 5200 W Kamerling, Austin, F/27
6:35p 4200 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/32
6:35p 4200 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/89
9:00p 10800 S Normal, Roseland, M/18
9:00p 10800 S Normal, Roseland, M/20
10:50p 2500 W Lithuanian, Chicago Lawn, M/18
10:50p 2500 W Lithuanian, Chicago Lawn, F/33
10:50p 2500 W Lithuanian, Chicago Lawn, M/34
11:55p 2400 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/16
Saturday 7/29
3:00a 5000 W Madison, Austin, M/23
3:45a 1500 W 79th, Auburn Gresham, M/26
4:15a 1800 W 47th, New City, F/42
4:30a 7400 S Phillips, South Shore, M/33
4:15p 7800 W Belmont, Dunning, M/29
8:15p 5600 S Ashland, Englewood, M/19
10:15p 2900 W 57th, Gage Park, M/28
11:25p 100 E 80th, Chatham, M/21
11:25p 100 E 80th, Chatham, M/21
Sunday 7/30
2:55a 300 E 57th, Washington Park, M/31
3:00a 2200 W 18th, Lower West Side, M/32
3:25a 1900 S Shelby, Lower West Side, M/20
5:30a 6200 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/42
9:30a 3000 W Division, West Town, M/22
11:30a 1800 W 21st, Lower West Side, M/13
4:00p 7100 S Mozart, Chicago Lawn, M/15
4:15p 6800 S Winchester, Englewood, M/21
4:30p 9800 S Peoria, Washington Heights, M/20
7:00p 7200 S Phillips, South Shore, M/29
10:00p 7600 N Ashland, Rogers Park, M/27
10:30p 5600 S Michigan, Washington Park, M/18
10:30p 1000 N Lockwood, Austin, M/26
Monday Overtime
12:20a 2400 N Meade, Belmont Cragin, M/21
4:30a 2000 N Laporte, Belmont Cragin, M/20

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

“Shoot his ass!”

Ironically, if the officer did “shoot his ass”, the guy shooting the video would have likely gotten his ass shot as well seeing as how he’s directly in the line of fire.

UPDATE: The video was pulled. We’re surprised it lasted as long as it did. Back to cat videos and terrorist propaganda.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Mike Royko, Jane Byrne, Walter Jacobson

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 38 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 7/21
1:30p 4300 S Ashland, New City, F/? (PO shot)
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
7:55p 3500 N Laramie, Portage Park, M/?
8:15p 6900 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/17
8:30p 2600 W North, West Town, M/30
9:15p 7200 S Vincennes, Grand Crossing, M/27
10:20p 8800 S Eggleston, Auburn Gresham, M/?
11:05p 7500 S Ridgeland, South Shore, M/23
11:55p Dan Ryan @ Canal, Armour Square, F/?
11:55p Dan Ryan @ Canal, Armour Square, F/?
11:55p Dan Ryan @ Canal, Armour Square, M/?
Saturday 7/22
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
5:45a 1200 S California, North Lawndale, M/32
7:30a 8700 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/19
10:10a 900 N Long, Austin, M/29
7:35p 5700 S Paulina, Englewood, F/29
7:50p 6700 S Ashland, Englewood, M/20
8:00p 1200 S Komensky, North Lawndale, M/23
8:05p 1300 S Albany, North Lawndale, M/34
9:30p 1600 N Natchez, Austin, M/21
9:40p 7100 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/18
9:40p 7100 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/56
10:30p 6610 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, F/21
10:30p 6610 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/22
Sunday 7/23
2:05a 3600 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/35
2:05a 4500 S Karlov, Archer Heights, M/21
2:05a 4500 S Karlov, Archer Heights, M/46
2:50a 200 E 75th, Grand Crossing, M/23
2:50a 200 E 75th, Grand Crossing, M/30
3:55a 300 S Cicero, Austin, M/17
4:45a 6000 S Vernon, Woodlawn, M/29
5:15a 1500 E 82nd, Avalon Park, M/23
5:15a 1500 E 82nd, Avalon Park, M/31
5:15a 1500 E 82nd, Avalon Park, M/34
5:15a 1500 E 82nd, Avalon Park, M/40
5:40a 6600 S Evans, Woodlawn, M/56
5:45a 7900 S Phillips, South Chicago, M/24
5:45a 7900 S Phillips, South Chicago, M/?
6:35a 5400 S Michigan, Washington Park, M/28
11:15a 6800 S Ada, Englewood, M/19
12:15p 7000 S Vernon, Grand Crossing, M/23
12:15p 7000 S Vernon, Grand Crossing, M/15
7:45p 2900 W 38th, Brighton Park, M/29
8:05p 4400 W Carroll, Garfield Park, M/40
9:00p 5400 S Damen, New City, M/18
Monday Overtime
12:40 400 W 87th, Auburn Gresham, M/23
1:50a 2700 S Komensky, Little Village, M/54

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
Photo: Chicago Tribune Byrne Photo Gallery

Dispatch This!

Police Dispatcher

How many dispatchers does it take to dispatch multiple units to deal with a dispatcher dispatching a woman?

A city police dispatcher has been arrested in the shooting of an 18-year-old woman following a road rage incident in McKinley Park Wednesday, officials say.

The women were driving when they got into an argument that turned physical, police said. The 46-year-old dispatcher fired a shot that struck the younger woman around 1:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 3500 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

The teen was struck in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, according to police. The city worker was also taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a head injury, police said.

Police on Thursday said that the woman has been placed in custody, and that charges are pending.

Other accounts stated she is a concealed carry license holder, so we’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out.

UPDATE: Keli McGrath, 46, was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery – discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

The Old Man

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 8 killed, 55 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 10 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 45 wounded

Friday 7/14
3:10p 5200 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/27
3:15p 5700 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/26
4:45p 6700 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, M/26
4:45p 8300 S Hamilton, Auburn Gresham, M/40
6:05p 4500 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/20

6:05p 100 W Pershing, Douglas, M/19
6:05p 100 W Pershing, Douglas, M/21
6:05p 100 W Pershing, Douglas, M/22
10:25p 4600 S Washtenaw, Brighton Park, M/25
10:45p 10650 S Green Bay, East Side, M/49

10:45p 10650 S Green Bay, East Side, M/54
11:00p 6900 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/44
11:15p 3500 E 97th, East Side, M/10 (story)
11:15p 3500 E 97th, East Side, M/31
Saturday 7/15
12:10a 12800 S Peoria, West Pullman, M/41
2:15a 1800 N Leclaire, Austin, M/24
3:00a 5000 W Washington, Austin, M/26
3:45a 2800 W Division, West Town, M/26
4:00a 100 N Leclaire, Austin, M/27
4:00a 100 N Leclaire, Austin, M/29
4:15a 4400 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/20
4:55a 3200 W Franklin, Humboldt Park, M/60

11:35a 3000 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/21
11:35a 3000 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/25
12:45p 7300 S Halsted, Englewood, M/56
1:45p 1200 N Mozart, West Town, M/25
1:45p 1200 N Mozart, West Town, F/26
4:15p 100 W 95th, Roseland, M/50
4:20p 3600 W Augusta, Humboldt Park, M/27
4:20p 3600 W Augusta, Humboldt Park, F/32
7:00p 600 E 131st, Riverdale, M/30
7:10p 300 N Central, Austin, M/35
8:00p 12200 S Throop, West Pullman, M/27
8:00p 12200 S Throop, West Pullman, M/37
8:00p 12200 S Throop, West Pullman, M/37
8:00p 12200 S Throop, West Pullman, M/39
9:40p 6000 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/21
11:10p 5000 W Monroe, Austin, M/19
11:15p 5500 S Throop, Englewood, M/21
Sunday 7/16
12:05a 3900 W 66th, West Lawn, M/21
12:05a 3900 W 66th, West Lawn, M/22
12:20a 1000 N Sacramento, West Town, M/15
1:00a 8500 S Oglesby, South Chicago, M/18
1:05a 3900 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/31
1:05a 3900 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/32
2:00a 4900 W Ohio, Austin, M/23
2:50a 6800 S Perry, Grand Crossing, F/29
3:10a 6300 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/18 (story)
3:15a 2100 E 71st, South Shore, M/23
3:20a 1200 S Independence, North Lawndale, M/27
3:35a 2700 W 15th, North Lawndale, M/31
5:15a 5900 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/38
10:25p 6400 S Parnell, Englewood, M/18
Monday Overtime
12:10a 8600 S Lawndale, Ashburn, M/29
12:30a 8100 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/36
1:00a 1800 W Erie, West Town, M/27
1:50a 4500 W Madison, Garfield Park, F/26

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

Involuntary

We posted this story to our Facebook page shortly after CWBChicago broke the story and we still cannot believe it… no wait, we can believe it, this is Cook County after all.

“A woman accused of throwing her newborn baby from an 8th-floor apartment window in Uptown has been sentenced to four years probation.

Mubashra Uddin had been charged with four counts of murder for allegedly killing the baby girl moments after giving birth in her family’s apartment.

But prosecutors last week agreed to drop three of those charges and then reduced the fourth murder count to involuntary manslaughter of a family member. Judge Carol M. Howard handed down a sentence of probation.

[…]

Friends rallied around Uddin from the moment of her arrest, blaming her actions on the young woman’s upbringing in a strict Muslim family.

At Uddin’s bail hearing, her boyfriend’s mother told DNAInfo “No one is mad or upset [at Uddin] because we all know the household that she’s coming from.”

It looks like the two or three gangbangers that are arrested and charged with murder every year have themselves a new defense tactic.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

CPD at Eckersall Stadium, 1959

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 4 killed, 42 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 4 killed, 40 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 9 killed, 26 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 29 wounded

Friday 7/7
2:20p 5300 W Gladys, Austin, M/28
7:15p 6100 S King, Washington Park, M/20
7:50p 4000 W Palmer, Hermosa, M/20 (selfie)
8:00p 4000 S Kedzie, Brighton Park, F/18
8:15p 7500 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, M/25
11:40p 800 N Latrobe, Austin, M/34
11:40p 800 N Latrobe, Austin, M/36
Saturday 7/8
12:50a 5000 W Division, Austin, F/19
2:00a 11400 S Havard, Roseland, M/15
3:40a 9300 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/28
3:40a 9300 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/34
3:40a 9300 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/?
11:10a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/?
6:20p 6400 S King, Grand Crossing, F/17
6:20p 6400 S King, Grand Crossing, F/17
6:20p 6400 S King, Grand Crossing, M/25
9:35p 4200 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/18
9:35p 4200 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/22
9:35p 4200 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, F/25
11:10p 4000 S Vincennes, Grand Boulevard, M/43
11:20p 6600 S Halsted, Englewood, M/27
11:30p 1300 S Fairfield, North Lawndale, M/36
Sunday 7/9
2:00a 1500 N Lawler, Austin, F/21
2:00a 1500 N Lawler, Austin, F/26
3:35a 7100 N Sheridan, Rogers Park, M/26
3:40a 1900 S Trumbull, North Lawndale, M/31
3:55a 7700 S Yates, South Shore, F/29
5:10a 1200 S Fairfield, North Lawndale, F/25
11:00a 5055 W Wolfram, Belmont Cragin, M/?
12:35p 300 W 95th, Roseland, M/22
4:30p 2200 S Millard, Little Village, M/20
7:25p Rainbow Beach, South Shore, M/15
7:25p Rainbow Beach, South Shore, M/20
7:25p Rainbow Beach, South Shore, M/37
7:50p 3600 S Western, Mckinley Park, M/34
7:50p 3600 S Western, Mckinley Park, F/34
8:00p 4400 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/19
8:00p 4400 W Jackson, Garfield Park, F/26
9:05p 6200 S Francisco, Chicago Lawn, M/28
10:20p 2700 W 66th, Chicago Lawn, M/40
10:35p 6600 S Lowe, Englewood, M/23
11:00p 4300 S LaSalle, Fuller Park, M/28
11:00p 4300 S LaSalle, Fuller Park, M/29
Monday Overtime
1:25a 5100 W Madison, Austin, M/17
1:25a 5100 W Madison, Austin, M/22
1:35a 900 W 78th, Auburn Gresham, M/19

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

Shitshow of the Year

Marilyn MonroeReminder, this is the first year since 2013 where we’ll have an extra day of stupid to run up the score and it ended up being a “hold my beer and watch this” sort of extended weekend.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 15 killed, 89 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 62 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 11 killed, 55 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 16 killed, 66 wounded
2013 weekend tally: 15 killed, 63 wounded*

Friday 6/30
12:00p 4200 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/18
4:15p 3200 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/17
4:25p 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/17
4:25p 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/26
7:20p 5200 W Madison, Austin, M/26
8:50p 5700 S Wells, Englewood, M/32
8:50p 5700 S Wells, Englewood, M/50
8:50p 5700 S Wells, Englewood, M/51
(arrest!)
9:10p 8500 S Givins, Auburn Gresham, M/33
9:55p 9100 S Cottage Grove , Chatham, M/62
10:10p 4400 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/25
10:20p 300 W 120th, West Pullman, M/20
11:10p 1000 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, F/22
11:10p 1000 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, M/23
Saturday 7/1
2:05a 200 W 114th, Roseland, F/29
2:25a 2000 W LeMoyne, West Town, M/25
2:35a 2100 N Pulaski, Hermosa, M/23
2:40a 5500 S Talman, Gage Park, M/13
4:05a 2700 W Washington, Garfield Park, F/23
4:05a 2700 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/28
3:45p 2400 S St Louis, Little Village, M/27
6:45p 1500 W 63rd, Englewood, M/32
6:55p 6300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, F/44
6:55p 6300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, F/50
8:40p 4000 W Polk, Garfield Park, F/32
10:00p 900 E 79th, Grand Crossing, M/27
10:00p 900 E 79th, Grand Crossing, M/28
10:05p 5000 S Cottage Grove, Grand Boulevard, M/25
10:20p 7300 S Greenwood, Grand Crossing, M/19
10:45p 2200 S Kostner, N. Lawndale, M/? (story)
Sunday 7/2
12:30a 7200 S Evans, Grand Crossing, M/49
1:10a 2800 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/28
1:10a 2800 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/29
1:30a 4200 S State, Grand Boulevard, M/31
1:30a 4200 S State, Grand Boulevard, M/47

1:30a 4200 S State, Grand Boulevard, M/49
3:40a 3000 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/23
3:45a 4500 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/24
4:00a 1800 N Mason, Austin, F/22
4:15a 500 N Sawyer, Humboldt Park, M/27
4:40a 2400 S Washtenaw, Little Village, M/18
4:45a 5100 W Madison, Austin, M/30
5:25a 4400 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/25
11:55a 5400 W Gladys, Austin, F/?
2:00p 4900 W Adams, Austin, M/23
2:15p 5100 S Christiana, Gage Park, M/23
8:10p 3500 W Ogden, North Lawndale, M/17
8:10p 3500 W Ogden, North Lawndale, M/19
8:10p 3500 W Ogden, North Lawndale, M/19
9:00p 2400 S Pulaski, Little Village, M/29
9:05p 2400 S Harding, Little Village, M/?
11:35p 1800 W 14th, Near West Side, M/39
Monday 7/3
12:20a 1700 N Kildare, Humboldt Park, M/19
1:10a 7400 S Coles, South Shore, M/38
10:00a 1300 S California, North Lawndale, M/37
11:45a 1000 N Central Park, Humboldt Park, M/32
5:35p 4200 S Ashland, New City, M/22
5:35p 4200 S Ashland, New City, M/23
6:40p 100 S Pulaski, Garfield Park, M/21
11:30p 1500 S Hamlin, North Lawndale, M/60
Independence Day
5:00a 1600 N Sawyer, Humboldt Park, F/26
3:45p 11600 S State, West Pullman, M/18
3:45p 11600 S State, West Pullman, M/20
5:15p 200 E 132nd, Riverdale, M/21
7:20p 2600 W Grand, West Town, M/38
7:40p 6400 S Ellis, Woodlawn, F/26
8:15p 1600 N Major, Austin, M/19
8:15p 1600 N Major, Austin, M/56
10:00p 10500 S Aberdeen, Washington Heights, M/31
10:00p 8300 S Kerfoot, Auburn Gresham, M/54
10:05p 3400 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/26
10:05p 3400 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/36
10:45p 1200 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, F/22
11:10p 1900 S Spaulding, North Lawndale, M/24
11:10p 1900 S Spaulding, North Lawndale, M/25
11:25p 1600 S Loomis, Lower West Side, M/33
11:40p 5300 S Blackstone, Hyde Park, F/24
11:45p 100 E 43rd, Grand Boulevard, M/27
11:55p 2300 W Roosevelt, Near West Side, M/19
Wednesday, July 5th
12:00a 300 E 47th, Grand Boulevard, M/29
12:00a 300 E 47th, Grand Boulevard, M/33
12:00a 300 E 47th, Grand Boulevard, M/45
12:10a 10400 S Green, Washington Heights, M/22
12:15a 3900 W 13th, North Lawndale, M/21
12:25a 4000 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/30
12:25a 4000 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/37
12:30a 900 W 114th, Morgan Park, M/41
12:50a 8000 S Komensky, Ashburn, F/27
12:55a 200 W 95th, Roseland, M/22
12:55a 200 W 95th, Roseland, M/41
12:55a 3800 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, F/33
12:55a 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/28
1:00a 1500 N Sawyer, North Lawndale, M/26
1:15a 11000 S Eberhart, Roseland, M/?
1:15a 11000 S Eberhart, Roseland, M/?

1:15a 11000 S Eberhart, Roseland, M/29
1:15a 11000 S Eberhart, Roseland, M/37
1:45a 7900 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/21
1:45a ER Walk-in, M/22
2:10a 8100 S Coles, South Chicago, M/34
3:00a 1300 W 13th, Near West Side, M/?
3:30a 6200 S Laflin, Englewood, M/42
3:30a 8000 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/23

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Wednesday
*One additional day like this year

Editor’s Note

Ass Launch As June wraps up with more dead and slightly less lead than last June, it’s time to gear up for our annual Shitshow of the Year – The (Extended) July 4th Weekend. Items to watch for:

  • This is the first year since 2013 where we’ll have an extra day of stupid to run up the score – Friday 12p – Wednesday 6a.
  • Beware of the slow start head fake. As soon as the media trumpets a low tally on Sunday or the CPD touts some strategy is working, all hell will break loose, guaranteed.
  • The Lakefront fireworks display on the 4th provides some of the best scanner traffic of the year. Nonstop mayhem. Tune into Zone 4 and/or CW6 plus the usual Twitter feeds.
  • No matter what happens this weekend it is unlikely to be the worst of the year.

Past July 4th weekends were disasters. There is no reason to suspect anything different this year.

2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 62 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 11 killed, 55 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 16 killed, 66 wounded
2013 weekend tally: 15 killed, 63 wounded

Have an enjoyable 4th and stay safe.

-WHT

Pride Weekend Stupidity

Pride Weekend Stupidity

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 40 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 8 killed, 50 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 24 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 42 wounded

Friday 6/23
5:00p 600 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/32
6:00p 900 W Pershing, Bridgeport, M/15 (selfie)
6:35p 4700 W West End, Austin, M/21
6:45p 4000 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/18
7:20p 6700 S Stony Island, South Shore, M/24
7:20p 6700 S Stony Island, South Shore, M/29
7:25p 4900 W Rice, Austin, M/17
10:15p 4900 W George, Belmont Cragin, M/38
11:10p “highly uncooperative male”
11:55p 5800 W Ohio, Austin, M/28
Saturday 6/24
12:30a 7600 S Stony Island, South Shore, F/17
12:45a 1200 N Clybourn, Near North Side, M/49
1:05a Possible murder charges forthcoming here
1:15a 8800 S Ada, Auburn Gresham, M/26
1:40a 8000 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, F/56
1:55a 1400 N Kildare, Humboldt Park, M/22
1:55a 1400 N Kildare, Humboldt Park, M/23
2:05a 1300 N Lavergne, Austin, M/18
2:35a 7500 S Wentworth, Grand Crossing, M/52
2:55a 5400 S Campbell, Gage Park, M/15
5:00a 1600 N Menard, Austin, M/44
6:45a 1300 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/19
8:55a 1200 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/31
9:55a 3800 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/23
4:10p 8600 S Kingston, South Chicago, M/15
5:00p 1200 N Laramie, Austin, M/29
5:30p 3800 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/22
6:25p 6100 S King, Washington Park, M/26
8:20p 7900 S Ridgeland, South Chicago, M/26
9:25p 3649 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/23
10:50p 600 N Cicero, Austin, M/38
Sunday 6/25
12:50a 5400 W Thomas, Austin, F/28
2:40a 7900 S Brandon, South Chicago, M/44
3:05a 2200 S Hamlin, Little Village, M/30
3:10a 2700 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/38
4:00a 2200 S Christiana, Little Village, M/24
4:10a 3200 W Cermak, Little Village, M/25
3:10p 6800 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, M/25
3:55p 2000 W 71st, Englewood, F/25
4:15p 6400 S Parnell, Englewood, M/20
8:45p 1900 W Cermak, Lower West Side, M/29
9:15p 4200 S Campbell, Brighton Park, M/18
10:05p 11500 S Wentworth, West Pullman, M/15
10:20p 4400 S Richmond, Brighton Park, M/21
10:20p 4400 S Richmond, Brighton Park, M/23
10:50p 5200 S Western, Gage Park, M/17
Monday Overtime
12:35a 1800 W Maypole, Near West Side, M/13
12:40a 700 S Karlov, Garfield Park, M/34
Final Parade Stupidity Ticker via CWB Chicago

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
Photo credit: CWB Chicago

Danger

Lost in SpaceA cool and wet May helped tamp down the stupidity a bit which was good enough for “at least it’s not as bad as last year”. Now a warmer and therefore more violent June has been running up the score and as of this post, 2017 has now once again tied 2016. Of course this is “unacceptable” and we’ll be on the lookout for new strategies, including but not limited to further depletion of police manpower from the non-warzone parts of town and accelerated development of a supervillan weather control device.

Father’s Day Weekend

Happy Father's Day

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 14 killed, 55 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 13 killed, 46 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 24 wounded

Friday 6/16
12:55p 8000 S Ellis, Chatham, M/26
12:55p 8000 S Ellis, Chatham, M/21
1:30p 12300 S Yale, West Pullman, M/42
1:45p 5100 W Thomas, Austin, M/23
1:45p 9200 S Jeffery, Calumet Heights, F/7
1:45p 9200 S Jeffery, Calumet Heights, F/13
2:10p 4000 W North, Humboldt Park, F/50
3:15p 7000 S State, Grand Crossing, M/18
4:00p 1800 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, M/28
5:15p 2400 S Washtenaw, Little Village, M/26
6:30p 100 E 104th, Roseland, F/22
8:00p 1200 S Tripp, North Lawndale, M/20
9:25p 1150 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, M/21
10:25p 3500 W 13th, North Lawndale, M/20
10:45p 1600 S Throop, Lower West Side, F/33
11:50p 5900 S Union, Englewood, M/25
11:50p 5900 S Union, Englewood, M/23
11:50p 5900 S Union, Englewood, M/29
Saturday 6/17
1:20a 300 E 90th, Chatham, M/25
1:20a 300 E 90th, Chatham, M/27
1:20a 300 E 90th, Chatham, M/30
3:00a 2500 N Stockton, Lincoln Park, M/28
5:00a 5600 S Wabash, Washington Park, M/35
11:00a 3700 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/29
2:30p 6300 S Drexel, Woodlawn, M/31
4:15p 5500 S Shields, Englewood, M/16
4:15p 5500 S Shields, Englewood, M/15
4:35p 100 N Latrobe, Austin, F/20
4:35p 100 N Latrobe, Austin, M/21
4:35p 100 N Latrobe, Austin, M/22
4:35p 100 N Latrobe, Austin, M/24
5:55p 5200 W Chicago, Austin, F/16
5:55p 5200 W Chicago, Austin, M/19
6:25p 4800 S Racine, New City, M/32
7:25p 3000 W Wabansia, Humboldt Park, M/18
7:25p 3000 W Wabansia, Humboldt Park, M/19
7:30p 1600 W 44th, New City, M/32
7:30p 1600 W 44th, New City, M/36
7:30p 1600 W 44th, New City, F/36
11:45p 600 E 77th, Grand Crossing, M/25
Father’s Day
1:10a 2500 S Homan, Little Village, F/3 (story)
1:10a 1400 N LeClaire, Austin, M/67
1:10a 1400 N LeClaire, Austin, F/69
(story)
2:00a 10100 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/58
2:05a 3300 W Crystal, Humboldt Park, M/25
2:05a 3300 W Crystal, Humboldt Park, F/26
2:05a 3300 W Crystal, Humboldt Park, F/26
2:05a 3300 W Crystal, Humboldt Park, M/27
2:40a 500 E Ohio, Near North Side, F/25 (story)
5:00a 3500 W Huron, Humboldt Park, F/17
5:00a 3500 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/30
11:35a 8400 S Muskegon, South Chicago, M/34
3:45p 600 E 82nd, Chatham, M/27
7:30p 3800 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/16

8:40p 800 S Central Park, Garfield Park, M/25
10:35p 8800 S Justine, Auburn Gresham, M/21
10:35p 8800 S Justine, Auburn Gresham, M/21
11:00p 8100 S Calumet, Chatham, M/30
11:10p 2500 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/25
11:10p 2500 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/32
11:50p 2500 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/17
11:50p 2500 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/18
11:50p 2500 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/22
11:50p 2300 W Adams, Near West Side, M/29
Monday Overtime
12:05a 8500 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/25
12:20a 6400 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/20
12:20a 6400 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/32
1:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/25
2:30a 1000 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/33

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

Self Defense, Again (x2)

Self Defense ZoneAs is the case every summer, as the weather heats up, the amount of lead flying around town goes up as well. While most of said lead comes from and/or is directed towards the usual suspects, occasionally, non-aligned individuals are keen on keeping what’s theirs. First up, down on the south side:

A man shot and killed the person who wounded him during an attempted robbery Monday night in the South Side Gresham neighborhood, according to police.

A 39-year-old man was in the 8300 block of South Elizabeth at 8:15 p.m. when he was approached by Dana Matthews, 18, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Matthews shot the older man in the abdomen, but the older man returned fire, striking the alleged robber twice in the legs and twice in the neck, police said.

Meanwhile, downtown of all places, the same idea with less deadly results:

A concealed carry holder who was being robbed in the Loop Wednesday afternoon fired his gun as he was being robbed, Chicago police said.

The man was sitting in traffic in the first block of East Wacker Drive, near State Street, around 3 p.m., when a male attacker distracted him and another male snatched belongings from his vehicle, police said.

The victim, who has a concealed carry permit, fired his gun and the robbers fled the scene.

The pearl clutching from the betters would have been epic if Wacker and Michigan guy connected. We’re positive there will be additional opportunities soon enough.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

It was a warm one this weekend and with this June currently outpacing last June’s shitshow, it may get got a bit chippy.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 38 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 24 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 33 wounded

Friday 6/9
12:05p 3900 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/41
5:15p 1500 N Linder, Austin, M/18
6:45p 5700 W Belden, Belmont Cragin, M/21

Saturday 6/10
3:00a 1500 S Keeler, North Lawndale, M/26
4:00a 100 W 117th, West Pullman, M/26
11:45a 6100 S Throop, Englewood, M/20
8:40p 7700 S Throop, Auburn Gresham, F/15
8:45p 9100 S Ada, Washington Heights, M/27
9:35p 7100 S Vincennes, Grand Crossing, M/29
10:40p 7500 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham, M/16
10:45p 7600 S Merrill, South Shore, M/24
Sunday 6/11
12:20a 5600 S Elizabeth, Englewood, M/27
12:20a 5600 S Elizabeth, Englewood, M/28
12:40a 1400 N Lawler, Austin, F/25
12:40a 1400 N Lawler, Austin, F/37
1:25a 4400 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/33
1:25a 6300 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, M/25
1:25a 6300 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, M/25
1:25a 5500 W Iowa, Austin, M/24
1:25a 5500 W Iowa, Austin, M/25
1:30a 1000 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/29
2:05a 55 W Wacker, Loop, M/28
2:05a 55 W Wacker, Loop, M/30
3:15a 5300 S Seeley, New City, M/20
3:15a 5300 S Seeley, New City, M/22
3:15a 5300 S Seeley, New City, M/33
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/17
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/17
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/22
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/23
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/26
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/29
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/30
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, F/33
3:15a 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/35
4:00a 6200 W North, Austin, M/39
5:05a 1400 S Avers, North Lawndale, M/24
5:30a 5100 W Madison, Austin, M/28
12:50p 4100 W 30th, Little Village, M/19
5:10p 4700 S Winchester, New City, M/24
6:40p 31st St Beach, Douglas, M/16 (crappy video)
6:40p 31st St Beach, Douglas, M/16
9:45p 1425 E 66th, Woodlawn, F/35
9:45p 4600 N Beacon, Uptown, F/12 (story)
11:00p 7700 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, F/32

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

Kids Will Be Kids v2

Kids on a pedal carA few weeks ago, we brought you the story of juvies jacking high end cars. Apparently, that no longer presents enough of a challenge for today’s idle youth and shooting it out with the cops is where it’s at.

A 12-year-old boy and two 17-year-olds have been charged with attempted murder after police say they fired at two Chicago cops while riding in a stolen car in Lawndale on the West Side.

No officers were injured and the three boys were arrested after a brief chase Monday night, police said in a statement.

[…]

All three suspects were charged with felony counts of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm at a police officer, aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, police said.

Per usual, we expect the charges to be downgraded and/or mostly dropped, but if they do happen to stick, at least the 12-year-old will have plenty of time to turn his life around.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

"Pigasus" - DNC 1968

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 8 killed, 30 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 31 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 33 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 6/2
12:45p 4200 W Congress, Garfield Park, F/20
12:45p 4200 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/27
1:45p 7800 S Champlain, Grand Crossing, M/23
2:00p 7900 S May, Auburn Gresham, F/16
3:50p 200 W 95th, Roseland, M/27
6:20p 200 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/21
6:20p 200 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/29
6:45p 100 E Garfield, Washington Park, M/16
9:20p 3200 W Ohio, Humboldt Park, M/17
11:15p 5834 S Wabash, Washington Park, M/17 (story)
Saturday 6/3
12:20a 3200 W Cortez, Humboldt Park, F/27
12:40a 4600 N Monticello, Albany Park, F/29
11:45a 6100 S Throop, Englewood, M/21
1:00p 5400 W Cortez, Austin, M/19

4:00p 9100 S Laflin, Washington Heights, M/20
4:30p 800 W 54th, New City, M/34
8:20p 6300 S Ashland, Englewood, M/25
10:20p 8400 S Vincennes, Auburn Gresham, M/28
11:05p 8100 S Maryland, Chatham, M/? (PO shot)
11:05p 8100 S Maryland, Chatham, M/? (story)
11:55p 6600 S Damen, Englewood, M/41
Sunday 6/4
2:10a 2200 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/23
2:10a 2200 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/34
2:10a 2200 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/?
2:15a 1400 S Springfield, North Lawndale, M/50
2:15a 6200 S Mozart, Chicago Lawn, M/19
3:15a 1800 S Maypole, Near West Side, M/41
3:15a 200 N Leavitt, Near West Side, M/33

3:15a 200 N Leavitt, Near West Side, M/34
10:00a 2600 W 19th, Little Village, M/29
11:00a 5500 W Jackson, Austin, M/20
12:30p 2500 W Lyndale, Logan Square, F/22
2:30p 6700 S Langley, Woodlawn, M/23
5:45p 3600 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/21
5:45p 3600 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/22
5:45p 3600 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/31
9:40p 2600 E 74th, South Shore, M/22
11:25p 4300 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/39

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

May Wrap-up

Carnac the Magnificent No amount of overtime can match the power of Mother Nature and nothing stops the stupid better than 40° temps matched with the wettest spring ever. No matter, “strategies” are working and we haven’t witnessed a May this slow since two Mays ago.

May 2017: 57 killed, 270 wounded
May 2016: 69 killed, 339 wounded
May 2015: 50 killed, 281 wounded
May 2014: 47 killed, 230 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 53 shot & killed
  • 1 fatal PO shooting to blame
  • Averaged 10.4 people shot per day
  • 5 days were homicide-free.
  • 3 death investigations
  • 51 in serious or critical condition
  • 50 males killed vs 7 females
  • 58 teenagers shot, 19 killed
  • 12 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 23 #ShotInTheAss

Our May prediction wasn’t too far off especially given our thought that the cooler and wetter forecast would tamp things down. Now that the weather seems to becoming more in line with what everyone expects this time of year, we’re looking for 70 homicides plus another 350 shot and wounded vs last June’s 76 homicides and 373 wounded.

Memorial Day Weekend

Chicago Memorial Day ParadeAs has been our tradition, this weekend will mark the start of the annual Summer Stupidity & Shooting Season. Much like last year, we’ll expect to see around 250 homicides and an additional 1,200 shot and wounded between now and Labor Day weekend.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 44 wounded
2016 Memorial Day tally: 10 killed, 67 wounded
2015 Memorial Day tally*: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014 Memorial Day tally*: 8 killed, 21 wounded

Friday 5/26
7:15p 1800 W 87th, Auburn Gresham, M/18
Saturday 5/27
2:10a 1200 W 97th, Washington Heights, M/32
2:30a 2000 S Marshall, Little Village, M/18
2:30a 2000 S Marshall, Little Village, M/26
3:50p 5500 S Honore, Englewood, M/23
5:45p 7700 S Cottage Grove, Grand Crossing, M/21
7:00p 1100 N Lockwood, Austin, M/23
7:00p 1100 N Lockwood, Austin, M/24
10:55p 1300 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/19
Sunday 5/28
12:30a 7100 S State, Grand Crossing, M/29
12:30a 4200 W Addison, Irving Park, M/22
1:05a 6600 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/27
2:00a 1300 S Throop, Englewood, F/25
4:10a 400 E 62nd, Woodlawn, M/27
4:10a 400 E 62nd, Woodlawn, M/28
5:00a 6800 S Crandon, South Shore, M/34
7:55a 6900 S Morgan, Englewood, M/24
11:40a 700 E 67th, Woodlawn, M/24
6:35p 1600 S St Louis, North Lawndale, M/15
6:35p 1600 S St Louis, North Lawndale, F/16
7:50p 11700 S Wallace, West Pullman, M/28
8:45p 200 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/23
9:10p 5800 S King, Washington Park, M/21
Memorial Day
1:45a 4500 S Pulaski, Archer Heights, M/21
1:45a 4500 S Pulaski, Archer Heights, M/22
2:45a I57 & 115th, Morgan Park, M/?
2:45a I57 & 115th, Morgan Park, M/?
11:00a 2900 S State, Douglas, F/25
1:25p 1900 W Maypole, Near West Side, M/42
1:35p 1700 N Narragansett, Austin, M/52
2:45p 4300 S Parnell, New City, M/41
4:55p 6200 S Cottage Grove, Woodlawn, F/24
5:40p 9800 S Wallace, Roseland, M/18
7:35p 100 N Central, Austin, M/23
8:15p 900 N Cicero, Austin, M/30
9:10p 7700 S East End, South Shore, M/28
9:15p 4900 S Seeley, New City, M/45
9:25p 5000 S Drexel, Kenwood, M/21
9:40p 6900 S Harvard, Englewood, M/17
9:40p 6900 S Harvard, Englewood, M/17
9:40p 6900 S Harvard, Englewood, M/20
10:00p 5500 W Lake, Austin, F/24
10:00p 5500 W Lake, Austin, F/30
10:00p 5500 W Lake, Austin, M/36
11:30p 1500 E 74th, South Shore, F/20
11:30p 1500 E 74th, South Shore, M/20
11:30p 1500 E 74th, South Shore, M/21
Tuesday Overtime
1:30a 7700 S Sawyer, Ashburn, F/18
1:30a 7700 S Sawyer, Ashburn, M/26
1:45a 6400 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/?
2:50a 5700 S Prairie, Washington Park, M/21

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Tuesday
*Please note: Memorial Day weekends of 2014 and 2015 fell a week earlier than this year. Adjust your year-over-year comparisons as needed.

Threat of Force?

Self Defense Zone?As the CPD runs rampant throughout the city causing mayhem, death and destruction, the Betters decided it would be best to reign in these marauding hordes, specifically when it comes time for some use of force.

Last week, as the Chicago Police Department announced a new use-of-force policy to focus of de-escalation and the sanctity of life, Supt. Eddie Johnson touched on the possibility of an officer being injured by a vehicle.

“If a vehicle is coming at an officer and that’s the only threat of force, the officer can get out of the way of it,” Johnson said.

Since a speeding, multi-ton vehicle that contains exponentially more kinetic energy than a bullet is not considered a weapon, officers simply need to step aside and let the good citizen through.

“The officers, along with another unit, come, get out of the vehicle to approach the individual, giving him verbal commands,” Nagode said. “The individual refuses to listen again, and is using the car to kind of ram the two vehicles in an attempt to escape.”

An officer was then pinned between the resident’s vehicle and his own squad car, Nagode said.

The pinned officer continued to tell the suspect to stop and get out, but he ignored him.

“The officer fires a shot,” Nagode said. “The subject, again, is . . . trying to ram the vehicles to get out. The officer, again, fires again. The subject was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.”

The officer suffered “severe damage to his right leg,” Nagode added.

Because the vehicle was the only threat of force, we expect CCSA to bring attempted murder charges against this negligent officer ASAP. After all, there is clearly no need to shoot someone who is attempting to flee to choir practice in a stolen car while ramming other cars and people.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

The BatComputer

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 4 killed, 37 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally*: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014 weekend tally*: 8 killed, 21 wounded

Friday 5/19
4:00p 8300 S Ashland, Auburn Gresham, M/23
11:45p 2800 W 40th, Brighton Park, M/22
Saturday 5/20
12:20a 8000 S Essex, South Chicago, F/53
12:45a 5800 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/20
2:15a 800 N Central, Austin, M/23
2:25a 4100 N St Louis, Irving Park, M/43
9:30a 3100 W Monroe, Garfield Park, F/29
9:55a 4200 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/18
12:15p 4900 W Washington, Austin, M/28
1:30p Woman Found Stuffed Into A Garbage Can
1:40p 700 S Western, Near West Side, M/22
5:55p 300 W 118th, West Pullman, M/19
5:55p 300 W 118th, West Pullman, M/19
6:05p 9700 S Throop, Washington Heights, M/32
7:00p 7000 S King, Grand Crossing, F/18
8:10p 2500 W 69th, Chicago Lawn, M/9
8:55p 4600 S Cicero, Garfield Ridge, M/28
10:40p 100 N Parkside, Austin, M/18
10:40p 100 N Parkside, Austin, M/20
10:40p 100 N Parkside, Austin, M/21
Sunday 5/21
1:10a 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/34
1:10a 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, F/23
1:10a 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/33
2:30a 5400 W Monroe, Austin, M/36
3:00a 4800 W Gladys, Austin, M/35
3:00a 4500 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/25
3:30a 3700 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/19
3:45a 300 S Sacramento, Garfield Park, M/37
3:45a 2700 W 55th, Gage Park, M/46
4:00a 5300 N Milwaukee, Jefferson Park, M/30
4:00a 5300 N Milwaukee, Jefferson Park, M/50
4:00a 5300 N Milwaukee, Jefferson Park, M/51
11:45a 10725 S Cottage Grove, Pullman, M/31
11:45a 10725 S Cottage Grove, Pullman, M/34
1:30p 6100 S Union, Englewood, M/16
2:40p 100 N Parkside, Austin, M/18
2:40p 100 N Parkside, Austin, M/15
4:55p 6700 S Wolcott, Englewood, M/38
4:55p 6700 S Wolcott, Englewood, M/41
11:40p 100 N Lockwood, Austin, M/30
11:50p 7900 S Vernon, Chatham, M/35
Monday Overtime
1:50a 10600 S Ewing, East Side, M/16

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
*Memorial Day Weekend = an extra day for stupid

Kids Will Be Kids

Brady Bunch Car Jacking SceneWhile shootings and homicides get most of the low trafficked crime headlines, other even less newsworthy, yet must-report crimes are way up as well.

Whether it’s a Bears wide receiver’s Maserati or the 2006 BMW heisted in an incident that led to a man being shot early Tuesday, carjackings are making headlines around downtown Chicago and on the West and North sides.

And city crime statistics show their numbers have been on the rise: Vehicular hijackings in Chicago nearly doubled between 2015 and 2016 and are occurring with the same frequency this year.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the uptick “appears to be a pattern between Area Central and Area North involving juveniles and targeting higher-end vehicles.”

And why the hell not? When you have a 90%+ chance of getting away with killing or maiming someone, especially as a juvie, lifting someone’s Beemer is damn near a sure thing…

Of the 270 carjackings this year, 14 cases have ended in an arrest, records show.

And of those 14 arrests, we’ll wager that most go no where once the State’s Attorney gets the case. The last thing the Cook County Jail needs is more people attending the daily taxpayer funded Jail Guard Beat Down Pizza Party.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Peg Bundy

Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 16 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 17 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 47 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 7 killed, 24 wounded

Friday 5/12
1:30p 200 E 109th, Roseland, M/45
2:25p 4600 W Maypole, Austin, M/? (CPD Officer Shot)
2:25p 4600 W Maypole, Austin, F/25
9:50p 2100 W Maypole, Near West Side, M/35
11:10p 4000 W Carroll, Garfield Park, M/24
11:10p 11400 S May, Morgan Park, F/18
Saturday 5/13
12:45a 500 N Kedzie, Humboldt Park, M/32
12:45a 1700 W Huron, West Town, M/22
12:45a 400 N Halsted, West Town, M/47
4:40p 6300 S Cottage Grove, Woodlawn, M/24
8:05p 12000 S Lafayette, West Pullman, M/26
8:35p 10500 S Lafayette, Roseland, M/17
10:30p 8100 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/35
Mother’s Day
2:35a 4800 W Madison, Austin, M/24
2:35a 4800 W Madison, Austin, M/25

1:10a 1200 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, M/17
3:10a 100 W 95th, Roseland, M/45
3:45a I90 at Armitage, Logan Square, F/?
8:00a Mothers Bum-Rush Botanical Garden
12:00p 13100 S Ingleside, Riverdale, M/28
12:15p 6100 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/44
1:35p 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/?
2:00p 10600 S Parnell, Roseland, M/19
2:45p 7300 S Union, Englewood, M/18

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

Self Defense (Junk Shot Edition)

Self Defense ZoneWhile some Aldermen are growing a pair and saying what many have been thinking for decades, their constituents on the other hand are taking a pair.

“A man with a conceal carry license shot an armed man who tried to stick him up late Wednesday morning on the Southwest Side, Chicago police said.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the victim was standing outside his vehicle in the 5300 block of South Pulaski Road when two men approached and demanded his car keys, police said.

Instead of handing over his keys, the victim shot one of the men in the groin area. The other man took off, but he was caught a short time later, police said.”

“No innocent balls were lost” – Ald. Raymond Lopez probably.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

1927 CPD Detectives

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 6 killed, 27 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 43 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 25 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 19 wounded

Friday 5/5
1:00p 4800 W Argyle, Forest Glen, M/45
5:00p 4500 S Drexel, Kenwood, M/19
Saturday 5/6
12:25p 1200 W 51st, New City, F/39
12:25p 1200 W 51st, New City, M/39
12:25p 1200 W 51st, New City, M/44
2:25p 6100 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/14
10:00p 2700 S Komensky, Little Village, M/18
11:55p 4800 S La Crosse, Garfield Ridge, M/16
11:55p 4800 S La Crosse, Garfield Ridge, M/19
11:55p 900 W 54th, New City, M/22
11:55p 900 W 54th, New City, M/24
11:55p 900 W 54th, New City, M/24
Sunday 5/7
12:15a 1500 N Sedgwick, Near North Side, M/20
2:00a 2700 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/17
2:50a 7100 W Diversey, Montclare, M/19
2:50a 7100 W Diversey, Montclare, M/22
4:30a 2700 W 46th, Brighton Park, M/26
5:30a 4500 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/40
High Capacity Killing Machine Leaves Four Dead
9:15a 6300 S Troy, Chicago Lawn, F/27
5:00p 9800 S Harvard, Roseland, M/33
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, F/29 (story)
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/25
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, F/19
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/25
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/26
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/23
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/26
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/26
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, F/25
5:15p 4600 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/23
5:35p 5400 W Fulton, Austin, M/25
7:30p 300 S Central Park, Garfield Park, M/22
7:30p 300 S Central Park, Garfield Park, M/23

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

April Wrap-up

Carnac the Magnificent Where March produced chants of “CRIME IS DOWN” due to a slight decrease in the increase, April is being ignored and is instead being rolled into the entire year as proof the decrease is increasing.

April 2017: 48 killed, 270 wounded
April 2016: 40 killed, 274 wounded
April 2015: 37 killed, 204 wounded
April 2014: 37 killed, 232 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 46 shot & killed
  • 0 CPD shootings to blame
  • Averaged 10.5 people shot per day
  • 8 days were homicide-free. Success?
  • 4 death investigations
  • 58 in serious or critical condition
  • 47 males killed vs 1 female
  • 81 teenagers shot, 11 killed
  • 19 grazed
  • 1 selfie
  • 17 #ShotInTheAss

Our March prediction was pretty good, however we’re not so sure about May. While last May jumpstarted the summer shooting season with 69 homicides and 339 wounded, this May is starting off much cooler and wetter. We’re looking for 60 homicides plus another 300 shot and wounded along with the usual 70+ ventilated over Memorial Day weekend.

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

The Hunter stunt scene A Saturday that clocks in with a couple inches of rain along with some 40 degree temps is always more effective than a tip app and some microphones.

Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 4 killed, 19 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 28 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 31 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded

Friday 4/28
5:10p 100 N LaPorte, Austin, M/19
5:30p 200 W 98th, Roseland, M/26
5:30p 200 W 98th, Roseland, M/27
6:25p 9200 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/17
7:00p 600 N Lorel, Austin, M/31
11:05p 4300 W Altgeld, Hermosa, M/31

Saturday 4/29
Special Ed’s SUV Burglarized
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
4:05p 4400 N Magnolia, Uptown, M/17
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
10:00p 12100 S Eggleston, West Pullman, M/18
Sunday 4/30
12:15a 400 S Kostner, Garfield Park, M/23
1:15a 10600 S Green Bay, East Side, M/29
3:35a 2400 S Canal, Armour Square, M/27
6:40a 1700 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, F/32
10:30a 4500 W Jackson, Garfield Park, F/19
1:35p 400 E 95th, Roseland, M/20
2:25p 600 S Independence, Garfield Park, M/26
3:20p 9100 S Mackinaw, South Chicago, M/39
3:25p 8500 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, M/18
3:45p 10200 S Princeton, Roseland, M/18
6:10p 7000 S Indiana, Grand Crossing, M/25
8:25p 9500 S Racine, Washington Heights, M/20
9:30p 7300 S Racine, Englewood, M/20
11:10p 4401 W 55th, West Elsdon, M/16
Monday Overtime
1:45a 2700 W 51st, Gage Park, M/?

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
*The story behind the image

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.