Wait ‘Til Next Year

Posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017

L Flag Oh well. We were surprised they made it this far. In any event, it’s back to ignoring baseball for the next 11 months and time to pay attention to the only sport that matters, hockey.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, October 13th, 2017

Gabby Harnett of the Cubs and Al Capone

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 9 killed, 17 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 22 wounded

Friday the 13th
3:30p 1700 N Keeler, Humboldt Park, M/21
3:30p 1700 N Keeler, Humboldt Park, M/30
3:40p 4200 W Grand, Humboldt Park, M/?
4:00p 9400 S Yale, Roseland, M/19
4:00p 8000 S California, Ashburn, M/26
4:00p 8000 S California, Ashburn, M/26
5:15p 100 E 70th, Grand Crossing, M/28
6:00p 2100 W Touhy, West Ridge, M/13
6:30p 6900 N Glenwood, Rogers Park, F/64
8:15p 4400 S Marshfield, New City, M/52

Saturday 10/14
πŸ’¦ β˜‚β˜ Rain Delay β˜β˜‚ πŸ’¦
2:30p 7000 S Chappel, South Shore, M/24
2:30p 4500 W Cortez, Humboldt Park, M/27
πŸ’¦ β˜‚β˜ Rain Delay β˜β˜‚ πŸ’¦
Cubs lost
10:20p 8900 S Union, Auburn Gresham, M/17
10:20p 8900 S Union, Auburn Gresham, M/19

10:30p Dan Ryan @ 76th St, Grand Crossing, ?/?
10:30p Dan Ryan @ 76th St, Grand Crossing, ?/?
10:40p 5000 W Huron, Austin, M/19
πŸ’¦ β˜‚β˜ Rain Delay β˜β˜‚ πŸ’¦
Wettest October day in Chicago history
Sunday 10/15
12:00a 9600 S Forest, Roseland, F/26
2:00a 10800 Avenue H, East Side, M/29
10:45a 6800 S Ridgeland, South Shore, M/20
11:10a 6700 S Jeffery, South Shore, M/22
12:30p 8300 S Justine, Auburn Gresham, M/26

2:35p 9800 S Green, Washington Heights, M/18
3:00p 9100 S Blackstone, Calumet Heights, F/7
6:55p 5900 W Adams, Austin, M/23
8:10p 5400 W Schubert, Belmont Cragin, M/22
Cubs lost again

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

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Self Defense, Again (x2)

Posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Self Defense ZoneWe have ourselves a rare two-fer edition of Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes. First up is Rudy, who got caught being someplace he shouldn’t have been:

“A man has been charged after he was shot multiple times while trying to break into a home late Saturday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

Rudolph Bailey, 44, faces one felony count of home invasion, according to Chicago Police.

At 10:54 p.m., he was using a crowbar to break into a home in the 4500 block of South St. Lawrence when the resident opened fire, police said. Bailey suffered multiple gunshot wounds and jumped into a vehicle, which sped to Mercy Hospital. He was then transferred in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

The homeowner, a 60-year-old man, has a valid FOID card and concealed carry permit, police said.”

Then there’s Pleasure, who picked a fight with the wrong woman:

“Police say the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Pleasure Cardell Singleton Jr. was a case of self-defense, and the woman who shot him will not be charged.

The woman shot Singleton after he stabbed her multiple times Thursday afternoon in a domestic fight in his West Side Lawndale neighborhood home, Chicago Police said.

About 4:05 p.m. Oct. 5, Singleton, a father of three, was shot in the chest after he stabbed the 25-year-old woman multiple times in the 4000 block of West 21st Street, police said.

The woman was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, and Singleton was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:48 p.m., authorities said.

The citizenry is now tied with the police for the most justifiable homicides this year with 10 each.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Police firing line

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 10 killed, 28 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 18 wounded

Friday 10/6
1:15p 3200 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/25
1:25p 5800 S Sawyer, Gage Park, M/47
2:10p 4600 N Central Park, Albany Park, M/22
4:45p 800 E 83rd, Chatham, M/18

5:55p 12300 S Wallace, West Pullman, M/19
7:35p 3900 W 69th, West Lawn, M/18 (selfie)
8:45p 200 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/17
8:45p 200 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/17
CUBS WIN!!!
11:55p 11600 S Church, Morgan Park, M/31
Saturday 10/7
1:00a 200 W Root, Fuller Park, M/23
1:00a 200 W Root, Fuller Park, M/29
6:00a 6700 S East End, South Shore, F/1mo (story)
9:00a 4500 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/26
10:50a 1800 S Throop, Lower West Side, M/18
10:50a 1800 S Throop, Lower West Side, M/20

12:45p 4300 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/32
β˜‚β˜ Rain Delay β˜β˜‚
Cubs lost
10:55p 4500 S St. Lawrence, Grand Boulevard, M/44
11:15p 7900 S Drexel, Chatham, M/29
11:15p 7900 S Drexel, Chatham, M/30
Sunday 10/8
1:55a 4500 S Cottage Grove, Grand Boulevard, M/25
1:55a 4500 S Cottage Grove, Grand Boulevard, M/32
1:55a 4500 S Cottage Grove, Grand Boulevard, M/32
2:30a 1900 S Wentworth, Armour Square, M/25
2:50a 300 S Sacramento, Garfield Park, M/28
3:40a 2400 W Hadddon, West Town, M/24
5:20a 2400 S Whipple, Little Village, M/21
12:40p 2900 E 87th, South Chicago, M/27
1:00p 12200 S Aberdeen, West Pullman, M/42
7:25p 1300 N Mason, Austin, M/30
8:00p 1400 N Latrobe, Austin, M/24
10:05p 4100 W Hirsh, Humboldt Park, M/32
10:40p 100 N Western, Near West Side, M/21
10:40p 300 S Leamington, Austin, M/27
11:25p 6500 S Sangamon, Englewood, F/23
11:30p 1000 N Massasiot, Austin, F/34
Monday Overtime
12:40a 8300 S Ingleside, Chatham, M/24
1:15a 4300 W 79th, Ashburn, M/34

1:45a 3300 S Morgan, Bridgeport, M/20

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

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September Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent With the current trend running around 10% below last year’s Shitshow-0-Rahm-a, our September forecast of 62 homicides with an additional 275 wounded was much closer to the mark than Queen Sugar’s estimated pop tax haul.

September 2017: 58 killed, 273 wounded
September 2016: 69 killed, 301 wounded
September 2015: 63 killed, 303 wounded
September 2014: 46 killed, 211 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • All 58 shot & killed
  • 1 fatal police shooting
  • 1 self defense homicide
  • 4 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 11 people shot per day
  • 4 days were homicide-free
  • 5 death investigations
  • 67 in serious or critical condition
  • 50 males killed vs 8 females
  • 53 teenagers shot, 5 killed
  • 12 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 20 #ShotInTheAss

Prior to last year, now would typically be the time of year when the stupidity becomes slightly less so, yet we’re not confident that’ll be the case. Last October behaved like August by posting 82 homicides with an additional 348 catching lead. The same amount of stupid is unlikely but another 60 homicides plus another 275 wounded is probable with the year end body count slogging towards 700+.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, September 29th, 2017

Shooting Gallery

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 30 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 41 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 32 wounded

Friday 9/29
2:50p 5900 S Princeton, Englewood, M/21
5:20p 1900 S St Louis, North Lawndale, M/25
5:20p 1900 S St Louis, North Lawndale, M/27
5:20p 1900 S St Louis, North Lawndale, M/27
7:00p 2600 W Harrison, Garfield Park, M/37
7:10p 4200 W 25th, Little Village, M/27
8:50p 700 N Waller, Austin, M/42
9:00p 4700 W Jackson, Austin, M/49
9:00p 2600 S Central Park, Little Village, M/34
10:25p 3000 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/26
10:25p 3000 W Lexington, Garfield Park, F/36
Saturday 9/30
12:45a 4100 W Fifth Ave, Garfield Park, M/27
4:40a 2600 W Cermak, Little Village, M/42
9:30a 4300 W 26th, Little Village, M/? (Hammertime)
2:40p 2500 S St Louis, Little Village, M/13
7:15p 4800 S Loomis, New City, M/19
7:15p 4800 S Loomis, New City, M/23
8:10p 7500 S Union, Englewood, M/52
8:10p 7500 S Union, Englewood, M/53
8:10p 7500 S Union, Englewood, M/53
10:05p 6000 S Karlov, West Lawn, M/28
Sunday 10/1
2:20a 5000 N Bernard, North Park, M/?
2:15a 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/38
2:15a 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/40
3:05a 100 E 102nd, Roseland, M/20
3:50a 3100 S Aberdeen, Bridgeport, M/30
4:00a 2100 W 19th, Lower West Side, F/25
8:00a 3900 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/34
10:30a 2600 E 75th, South Shore, M/28
10:30a 2600 E 75th, South Shore, F/26
2:45p 9100 S Ellis, Burnside, M/25
8:50p 13100 S St. Lawrence, Riverdale, M/20
9:00p 2300 N Kenneth, Hermosa, M/27
??:??p 100 N Long, Austin, M/22
Monday Overtime
1:30a 700 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/42

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

1970s CPDThe calendar says fall, the weather says summer, the outcome says stupid.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 4 killed, 36 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 11 killed, 46 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 53 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 44 wounded

Friday 9/22
7:50p 7200 S Green, Englewood, M/16
7:50p 7200 S Green, Englewood, M/23
7:50p 7200 S Green, Englewood, M/?
8:15p 13700 S Torrance, Hegewisch, M/28
11:20p 6300 S Francisco, Chicago Lawn, M/42
Saturday 9/23
:05a 5400 W Van Buren, Austin, M/28
12:20a 2400 W 72nd, Chicago Lawn, M/25
12:30a 1400 W Potomac, West Town, M/23
1:30a 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/20
1:30a 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/21
3:15a 5900 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/?
3:35a 7600 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/23
3:35a 7600 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/29
3:40a 3000 W 25th, Little Village, M/22
3:45a 2500 S Kedzie, Little Village, M/47
4:30a 8100 S Maryland, Chatham, M/27
12:30p 1600 N Central, Austin, M/63
1:45p 10100 S Princeton, Roseland, M/25
3:40p 9300 S Ridgeland, Calumet Heights, M/31
9:15p 120 E 120th, West Pullman, M/18
10:00p 3800 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/18
10:00p 3800 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/29
10:00p 3800 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/35
Sunday 9/24
12:40a 1600 W 36th, Mckinley Park, M/26
1:00a 6600 S Maryland, Woodlawn, M/36
2:00a 1500 S Trumbull, North Lawndale, M/33
2:35a 2100 N Kilbourn, Hermosa, M/20
2:50a 2600 W Wilcox, Near West Side, M/22
3:05a 3400 S King, Douglas, M/23
4:00a 3600 E 99th, East Side, M/24
4:40a 6800 N Sheridan, Rogers Park, M/29
9:30a 900 N Massasoit, Austin, M/34
10:30a 7900 S Coles, South Chicago, M/37
3:30p 2300 S Leavitt, Lower West Side, M/48
3:45p 5900 S Union, Englewood, F/18
4:45p 7400 S Ingleside, Grand Crossing, M/50 (ass selfie)
5:40p 5500 W North, Austin, M/27
5:50p 3500 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/25
11:35p 1100 N Central Park, Humboldt Park, M/16
Monday Overtime
2:45a 10100 S Wallace, Washington Heights, M/36

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, September 15th, 2017

Punt Gun

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 11 killed, 31 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 38 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 10 killed, 47 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded

Friday 9/15
1:50p 4900 W Kinzie, Austin, M/19
3:40p 400 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/22
3:40p 400 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/23
4:30p 7400 N Rogers, Rogers Park, M/29
4:55p 4400 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/24
8:35p 4700 S Fairfield, Brighton Park, F/21
8:35p 4700 S Fairfield, Brighton Park, M/24
8:35p 4700 S Fairfield, Brighton Park, M/27
8:35p 4700 S Fairfield, Brighton Park, M/?

11:40p 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/33
11:45p 8800 S Throop, Auburn Gresham, M/28
Saturday 9/16
12:50a 2300 S Blue Island, Lower West Side, M/31
12:50a 2300 S Blue Island, Lower West Side, M/57
2:25a 500 N Kedzie, Humboldt Park, M/27
2:55p 2200 W 19th, Lower West Side, M/19
5:00a 11500 S Perry, West Pullman, M/28
10:15a 2500 W 58th, Gage Park, M/21
11:00a 4400 S Hermitage, New City, M/24
11:00a 4400 S Hermitage, New City, M/26
5:40p 900 W Eastwood, Uptown, M/17
5:50p 6100 W Bloomingdale, Austin, M/26
8:45p 9700 S Merrion, South Deering, M/33
9:30p 10400 S Perry, Roseland, M/31
11:10p 600 S Homan, Garfield Park, M/27
Sunday 9/17
12:05a 400 E 61st, Woodlawn, M/19
1:30a Somewhere over-by-der, M/31
1:35a 7100 S St. Lawrence, Grand Crossing, F/24
1:50a 600 S Homan, Garfield Park, M/23
2:00a 9200 S Halsted, Washington Heights, F/30
2:10a 200 N Francisco, Garfield Park, M/21
3:00a 2700 E 75th, South Shore, M/41
3:05a 500 N Leclaire, Austin, M/30

5:55a 800 N Trumbull, Humboldt Park, F/22
9:50a 10600 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/20
9:55a 10100 S Princeton, Roseland, F/26
2:00p 9200 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/17
4:30p 2400 S Western, Lower West Side, M/20
8:20p 6000 S Richmond, Chicago Lawn, F/42

8:20p 6000 S Richmond, Chicago Lawn, M/37
8:20p 6000 S Richmond, Chicago Lawn, M/?
11:20p 10100 S Racine, Washington Heights, M/47
Monday Overtime
1:20a 3000 W Cermak, Little Village, F/18

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

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200 Million Dollars

Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Dr EvilA million here and a million there and soon we’re talking someone else’s real money.

The Chicago Police Department is on pace to spend nearly $200 million on overtime in 2017 β€” 40 percent more than last year’s record β€” despite a two-year hiring surge intended to allow for attrition and bolster the force by 970 officers.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported in July that officers racked up $30.9 million in overtime during January, February and March alone β€” cold-weather months when crime typically is lower.

That was 26.6 percent more than the $24.4 million spent on overtime during the same period last year, when City Hall set a record by spending $143 million on police overtime.

Records released Monday in response to a Freedom of Information Request show the pace of overtime spending has quickened considerably.

First off, the 970 officers thing is a joke as has been throughly documented by CWBChicago – 10 Months After Rahm Promised 1000 More Cops, Chicago Had Gained 37β€”Most Districts Have LOST Officers

Secondly, there’s no need for a FOIA request. It’s all available for anyone to see on the city’s data portal. 10 minutes or so of digging shows lots and lots of overtime.

  • 2017: $95,018,775*
  • 2016: $143,032,724
  • 2015: $116,144,553
  • 2014: $101,460,132
  • 2013: $103,532,931
  • 2012: $51,732,169

Even with a negligible drop in violent crime, one would be hard pressed to illustrate exactly how an additional $50-$60MM lead to the dip and not poor shot placement and/or superior medical services.

* Jan thru July.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017

Chicago Police with Thompsons

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 6 killed, 34 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 36 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 16 wounded

Friday 9/8
1:25p 4900 W Augusta, Austin, M/36
4:35p 6400 S Honore, Englewood, M/29
7:20p 1600 W Lake, Near West Side, M/30
7:45p 8800 S Eggleston, Auburn Gresham, M/23
9:00p 3800 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/24
Saturday 9/9
2:00a 8600 S Kingston, South Chicago, F/41
2:20a 5300 S Seeley, New City, M/22
3:30a 2200 W 21st, Lower West Side, M/21
6:15a 8000 S Ashland, Auburn Gresham, M/23
9:30a 2900 S Dearborn, Douglas, F/27
1:45p 800 E 46th, Kenwood, M/67
1:55p 300 S Campbell, Near West Side, M/23
1:55p 300 S Campbell, Near West Side, M/23
1:55p 300 S Campbell, Near West Side, M/28
4:00p 4700 W Gladys, Austin, M/16
5:15p 100 E 105th, Roseland, M/39
5:15p 100 E 105th, Roseland, M/40
7:45p 8000 S Richmond, Ashburn, M/19 (selfie)
9:35p 11500 S State, West Pullman, M/42 (selfie)
10:10p 4000 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, F/27
11:40p 11400 S Yale, Roseland, F/26
11:40p 11400 S Yale, Roseland, F/30
11:40p 11400 S Yale, Roseland, M/36

Sunday 9/10
12:15a 2100 N Melvina, Belmont Cragin, M/29
1:00a 2200 N Laramie, Belmont Cragin, M/19 (story)
1:30a 2300 N Cicero, Belmont Cragin, M/29
2:10a 100 N Western, Near West Side, F/27
2:25a 5100 W Chicago, Austin, F/29
2:25a 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/39
2:35a 3300 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/21
4:00a 4300 W North, Humboldt Park, M/28
4:00a 5400 S Wabash, Washington Park, M/31
4:00a 5400 S Wabash, Washington Park, M/41
3:35p 3400 W 16th, North Lawndale, M/16
3:35p 3400 W 16th, North Lawndale, M/29
8:05p 11100 S Michigan, Roseland, M/22
8:10p 9500 S Jeffery, South Deering, M/21
11:40p 1400 N Kildare, Humboldt Park, M/24
Monday Overtime
12:10a 3100 W Byron, Irving Park, M/23

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

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Summer Lovin’

Posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Grease: Summer Lovin'Thanks to a mean reverting August, the Summer Shooting Season failed to eclipse last year’s “That 90s Shitshow”. Our lofty prediction of 250 homicides and an additional 1,200 shot and wounded was slight more accurate than your average drive by, but still missed its target.

Summer ’17*: 236 killed, 1,069 wounded
Summer ’16: 275 killed, 1,284 wounded
Summer ’15: 212 dead, 999 wounded
Summer ’14: 169 dead, 847 wounded

A breakdown of the Season’s stupidity shows:

  • 217 shot & killed
  • 12 stabbed
  • 6 killed via other means
  • A person killed every 10 hours, 6 minutes
  • A person shot every 1 hour, 53 minutes
  • >90% of homicides were on South & West sides
  • 9 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 9 police-involved shootings, 4 fatal
  • 173 in serious or critical condition
  • 214 males killed vs 22 females
  • 248 teenagers shot, 40 killed
  • 67 grazed
  • 6 selfies
  • 67 #ShotInTheAss

The current trend puts 2017’s final numbers slightly north of 700 homicides and on the south side of 3,800 total people shot. Those numbers are just enough for “crime is down” New Years Eve press releases despite them still being 40-50% above the post Y2K trend.

*Summer ’17 = 100 days, 18 hours or 2,418 hours
Summer ’16 = 100 days, 18 hours or 2,418 hours
Summer ’15 = 107 days, 18 hours or 2,568 hours
Summer ’14 = 100 days, 18 hours or 2,418 hours

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Summer’s Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, September 1st, 2017

Closing Scene from The Blues BrothersLabor Day weekend signals the end to yet another Summer Shooting Season. Since the season’s kick off on Friday, May 26th, we’ve tallied 229 homicides plus another 1,034 shot & wounded (~10% less than last summer). We’ll look to add to those totals given the tendency for this particular weekend to be really stupid.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 40 wounded
2016 Labor Day weekend: 13 killed, 53 wounded
2015 Labor Day weekend: 10 killed, 46 wounded
2014 Labor Day weekend: 7 killed, 36 wounded
2013 Labor Day weekend: 12 killed, 27 wounded

Friday 9/1
2:45p 6900 S Indiana, Grand Crossing, M/19
2:45p 6900 S Indiana, Grand Crossing, F/22
3:30p 900 N Lavergne, Austin, M/24
3:50p 6200 S May, Englewood, M/31
3:50p 6200 S May, Englewood, M/56
11:20p 4100 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/24
Saturday 9/2
1:20a 8300 S Hermitage, Auburn Gresham, M/26
1:20a 8300 S Hermitage, Auburn Gresham, M/23
1:20a 8300 S Hermitage, Auburn Gresham, F/23
1:20a 8300 S Hermitage, Auburn Gresham, F/25
2:35a 4300 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, F/26
2:35a 4300 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/27
2:40a 1800 N Mason, Austin, M/29
3:05a 2800 N California, Logan Square, M/27
5:00a 1000 N Waller, Austin, M/?
1:35p 6900 S Paulina, Englewood, M/15
Sunday 9/3
12:30a 3100 N Luna, Belmont Cragin, M/18
1:55a 4700 W Madison, Austin, M/48
2:40a 2500 S Spaulding, Little Village, F/22
4:30a 900 N Central, Austin, M/23
4:30a 900 N Central, Austin, F/34
1:50p 4800 W Chicago, Austin, F/18
1:50p 4800 W Chicago, Austin, M/26
5:15p 4300 W North, Humboldt Park, M/25
6:55p 6400 S Ingleside, Woodlawn, M/25
7:55p 1800 W 44th, New City, M/25
8:45p 10200 S Green, Washington Heights, M/20
10:40p 5900 W Belden, Belmont Cragin, M/26

10:40p 5900 W Belden, Belmont Cragin, M/29
11:55p 2400 S Harding, Little Village, F/17
11:55p 2400 S Harding, Little Village, M/31
11:55p 2400 S Harding, Little Village, M/46
Labor Day
12:00a 6300 S Cottage Grove, Woodlawn, M/27
4:15a 3300 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/26
4:30a 1800 W Armitage, Logan Square, M/39
9:00a 7000 S Merrill, South Shore, M/24
10:30a 1500 E 68th, South Shore, M/24
10:30a 1500 E 68th, South Shore, M/30
10:45a 8200 S Clyde, South Chicago, M/39
3:05p 5100 S Western, Gage Park, F/?
3:45p 3100 W 61st, Chicago Lawn, M/19
4:00p 6600 S California, Chicago Lawn, M/24
6:35p 4900 W Washington, Austin, F/26
7:50p 1500 S Drake, North Lawndale, M/15
10:55p 4400 S Lawler, Garfield Ridge, M/38

11:55p 1300 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/38
Tuesday Overtime
4:05a 100 W 103rd, Roseland, M/40

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

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August Wrap-up

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent Since the end of yet another Summer Shooting Season will be upon us this Labor Day weekend, we figured we post our August Wrap-up prior to the final shitshow and tweak it as needed.

As for August, we assumed that it was highly unlikely that we could match last August’s Shitshow-0-Rahm-a, but we didn’t forecast falling short of January’s homicide count (57).

August 2017: 55 killed, 289 wounded
August 2016: 98 killed, 398 wounded
August 2015: 56 killed, 307 wounded
August 2014: 46 killed, 250 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 52 shot & killed
  • 1 fatal, 2 nonfatal police shootings
  • 4 self defense homicides
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests, yes 2
  • Averaged 11 people shot per day
  • 8 days were homicide-free
  • 4 death investigations
  • 45 in serious or critical condition
  • 51 males killed vs 4 females
  • 64 teenagers shot, 8 killed
  • 24 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 16 #ShotInTheAss

Now that the Summer Shooting Season will come to a close, a relative peace will settle across the heavily taxed land. Unlikely. Last September posted 69 homicides with an additional 301 adding an extra orifice or two. The trend of late is more 2015 than 2016, therefore we’re looking for 62 homicides plus another 275 wounded.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, August 25th, 2017

Fainting CouchOne year ago, Chicago hit peak summer stupidity with much consternation and pearl clutching to follow… down the memory hole.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 26 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 15 killed, 57 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 30 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 7 killed, 36 wounded

Friday 8/25
6:55p 6900 S Prairie, Grand Crossing, M/35
10:45p 3200 W Franklin, Humboldt Park, M/22
11:20p 5900 S Morgan, Englewood, M/35
Saturday 8/26
12:05a 6300 S Ashland, Englewood, F/24
12:10a 300 S Albany, Garfield Park, M/46
12:35a 5000 W Division, Austin, M/20
1:30a 1400 N Talman, West Town, M/34
1:30a 1400 N Talman, West Town, M/37
2:05a 3200 W 60th, Chicago Lawn, M/32
2:15a 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/31
3:50a 3600 W Ohio, Humboldt Park, M/16
7:10p 3300 W Potomac, Humboldt Park, M/18

7:45p 6900 S Prairie, Grand Crossing, M/18
11:05p 6200 S Laflin, Englewood, M/24
11:10p 3900 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/20
11:10p 3900 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/25
11:30p 6300 W Montrose, Portage Park, M/15
11:40p 2900 W 40th, Brighton Park, M/20
Sunday 8/27
1:00a 3100 W Monroe, Garfield Park, F/30
1:00a 3100 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/38
1:40a 6400 S Champlain, Woodlawn, M/35
2:35a 4200 S State, Grand Boulevard, F/27
4:00a 4300 S Western, Brighton Park, F/19
5:00a 1000 N Cicero, Austin, M/31
11:45a 1000 N Kildare, Humboldt Park, M/17
12:20p 9900 S Paxton, South Deering, M/16
6:25p 2300 S Sacramento, Little Village, M/?
6:25p 2300 S Sacramento, Little Village, M/29
8:55p 2100 S Leavitt, Lower West Side, M/51
11:00p 2700 W 23rd, Little Village, M/18
11:45p 3600 W Dickens, Logan Square, M/52
Monday Overtime
1:25a 7300 S Yale, Grand Crossing, M/27
2:05a 1100 W 101st, Washington Heights, M/19

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

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Self Defense, Again

Posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Self Defense ZoneWhile the CPD is reminded that vehicles are not to be considered deadly weapons, unwilling-non-CPD-participants are not beholden to such rules while partaking in a round of Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

“Authorities have identified a 17-year-old boy fatally shot by an off-duty fire lieutenant during an alleged car theft Monday morning on the West Side.

Charles Macklin, of the 5300 block of West LeMoyne Street in the North Austin neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Macklin lived about a block from where he was killed, in the 1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue.

The 45-year-old fire lieutenant had left his car running and came out to find the 17-year-old attempting to steal the car, according to a statement from police. He fired his gun toward the teen to “stop the offender from running him over with his vehicle.”

The lieutenant was not working at the time and has a concealed-carry permit, according to police sources. He also has a firearm owner’s identification card, authorities said.”

Morale of the story, don’t take what’s not yours and don’t leave your car running.

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Air Show Weekend

Posted on Friday, August 18th, 2017

Blue Angels While the lakefront may sound like a war zone this weekend, parts of the South and West sides will continue to behave like war zones.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 9 killed, 55 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 49 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 35 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 44 wounded

Friday 8/18
5:35p 5400 S May, New City, M/30
9:30p 900 W Cullerton, Lower West Side, M/14
11:35p 100 N Kilbourn, Garfield Park, M/34
Saturday 8/19
12:50a 1200 N Campbell, West Town, M/22
1:30a 2700 E 78th, South Shore, F/23
2:40a 100 S Kildare, Garfield Park, M/16
3:45a 200 N Homan, Garfield Park, M/21
3:45a 200 N Homan, Garfield Park, M/23
4:00a 8300 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/25
4:20a 10000 S Avenue M, East Side, M/24
4:30a 12200 S Green, West Pullman, M/26
4:30a 12200 S Green, West Pullman, F/45
4:20p 6300 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/24
6:30p 2700 N Monticello, Logan Square, M/21

6:30p 2700 N Monticello, Logan Square, M/20
7:45p 900 W 83rd, Auburn Gresham, M/20
8:15p 4700 W Fulton, Austin, M/17
8:50p 5600 S Artesian, Gage Park, M/?
9:15p 5809 W Augusta, Austin, M/42
9:35p 700 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/16
10:00p 2800 W Augusta, West Town, M/36
11:15p 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/19
11:15p 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/24
11:15p 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/30
11:30p 5000 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/30
11:30p 5000 W Ferdinand, Austin, F/32
11:30p 5000 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/62
Sunday 8/20
12:45a 4500 S Wood, New City, M/27
1:25a 7000 S Paulina, Englewood, M/22
1:25a 7000 S Paulina, Englewood, M/23
1:35a 100 E 43rd, Grand Boulevard, M/60
2:00a 1000 W Maxwell, Near West Side, M/22
2:15a 5100 W Concord, Austin, F/34
2:30a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, M/33
2:30a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, M/30
2:30a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, F/31
2:30a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, F/32
2:30a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, M/32
2:30a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, F/33
2:30a 11900 S Loomis, West Pullman, M/36
3:45a 800 W 19th, Lower West Side, M/17
4:30a 7700 N Ashland, Rogers Park, M/32
4:30a 7700 N Ashland, Rogers Park, F/23
4:30a 7700 N Ashland, Rogers Park, M/23
5:10a 3800 S Archer, Brighton Park, M/30
8:00a 1400 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/40
8:45a 5700 S Paulina, Englewood, M/27
1:15p 2300 W 21st, Lower West Side, M/24
4:50p 5100 W North, Austin, M/20
5:10p 10600 S Green Bay, East Side, M/49
5:55p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/20
6:00p 5400 W Madison, Austin, M/19
6:00p 5400 W Madison, Austin, M/22
6:25p 3000 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/20
6:25p 3000 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/17
6:25p 3000 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/18
6:25p 3000 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/19
8:05p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/26
9:05p 10100 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/16
9:05p 10100 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/48
9:05p 10100 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/58
9:50p 6300 S Vernon, Woodlawn, M/32
10:40p 3300 W Beach, Humboldt Park, M/38

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

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Self Defense(?) Hat Trick

Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Self Defense Zone?The feel good story of the weekend was about Jose fatally ventilating a burglary crew of three making it the unicorn of Chicago self defense tales. However, there are some inconsistencies with Jose’s story which first showed up in Second City Cop’s comment section:

“Everyone had been dead for several hours before police were called. Dude half-assed staged a home invasion. More details to follow.”

Followed they did with some comments from officialdom:

“Detectives on Monday were seeking to verify the story of a South Side man who told police that the three people he shot dead inside his house were home invaders.

“We have noticed inconsistencies in his story… we’re pressing pretty hard,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Monday morning of investigators who were interrogating the man.

Police were investigating the shooting as self-defense. Area South detectives were conducting the homicide investigation.

Under mounting pressure, the man hired an attorney Monday afternoon, Guglielmi said.

No charges have been filed against the 31-year-old man, who has a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.”

Regardless of the legal outcome, three homicides have been added to August’s and 2017’s tally.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Sunday, August 13th, 2017

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

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Gone Fishin’

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017

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.

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Self Defense, Again

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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.

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Shootapalooza Weekend

Posted on Friday, August 4th, 2017

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

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July Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

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.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, July 28th, 2017

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

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“Shoot his ass!”

Posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, July 21st, 2017

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)
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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
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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

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Dispatch This!

Posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017

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.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, July 14th, 2017

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

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Involuntary

Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, July 7th, 2017

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

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Shitshow of the Year

Posted on Friday, June 30th, 2017

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

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Editor’s Note

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

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

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Pride Weekend Stupidity

Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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

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Danger

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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.

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Father’s Day Weekend

Posted on Friday, June 16th, 2017

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

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Self Defense, Again (x2)

Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, June 10th, 2017

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

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Kids Will Be Kids v2

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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.

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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.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017

"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

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May Wrap-up

Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent No amount of overtime can match the power of Mother Nature and nothing stops the stupid better than 40Β° 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.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on Saturday, May 27th, 2017

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.

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Threat of Force?

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

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

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