The Chatham Four

Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Latoya JacksonIt should be obvious to anyone paying attention that only certain mass murder events deserve the national media spotlight. However, there’s been a couple of mass murders lately that have received very little national press.

First was a quintuple domestic related homicide in Oklahoma that we suspect would have gotten more press if 1) the murder weapon wasn’t a knife and 2) it wasn’t domestic in nature. The second mass murder happened right here in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.

“A young mother and her three children whose bodies were found inside a home in the South Side Chatham neighborhood were strangled to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The medical examiner ruled the cause of death for 28-year-old Latoya Jackson and the three children was strangulation and the manner of death was homicide.

Jackson and the three children were found inside a home in the 8300 block of South Drexel on July 18 after neighbors noticed a potent smell coming from the home and realized they had not seen the children, all boys, outside playing for several days.

Police then investigated the home and found four bodies deceased inside. Leon Ervin, the boys’ grandfather, identified the boys as 11-year-old Andrew Simms, 9-year-old Cameron Jackson and 5-year-old Kentrell. He said all of the children attended Caldwell Elementary School.”

The Tribune as well as others state that the cause of death for the children is yet unknown:

Determination of the cause and manner of death for the boys is still pending, and the office is working with Jackson’s family to officially identify them, a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.

Regardless of official proclamations, why do two stories of families being wiped out garner such little attention while the crazy dude that shoots up a [insert gun free zone here] receive wall to wall media coverage?

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The Weekend’s [Non]Hysteria

Posted on Saturday, July 25th, 2015

HYSTERIA!Frequent visitors should know the routine by now: National media outlets, mildly retarded politicians along with their social media hangers-on will lose their collective shit/cream their shorts over another “mass shooting” where [X] number of people are killed by [insert favored description here] because [pick one reason: flag, NRA or Religion of Peace workplace violence] all while completely ignoring the same [X] that happens here day after day.

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 7/24
3:00p 6500 S Justine, Englewood, M/24
6:45p 1200 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/17
7:45p 8801 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, F/25
11:05p 1000 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, M/16
Saturday 7/25
12:50a 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/32
2:10a 2600 W 24th, Little Village, M/40
2:40a 8100 S Loomis, Auburn Gresham, F/24
4:05a 2500 W Iowa, West Town, F/22
5:15a 6400 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/24
7:00a Woman found dead on Loop El platform
7:00a 2300 W Chicago, West Town, M/21
5:00p 7800 S Seeley, Auburn Gresham, F/37
7:30p 3100 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/21
7:30p 3100 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/21
10:15p 1100 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, M/21
10:15p 1100 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, M/21
10:15p 7900 S Ingleside, Chatham, M/53
11:40p 7900 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/27
11:40p 7900 S Exchange, South Chicago, F/19
11:45p 6800 S Paulina, Englewood, M/20
Sunday 7/26
12:15a 7500 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, M/16
12:35a 6100 S King, Washington Park, M/40
1:00a 1400 N Milwaukee, West Town, M/40
2:05a 1700 E 69th, South Shore, F/22
2:05a 1700 E 69th, South Shore, F/35
2:35a 500 N Avers, Humboldt Park, M/32
2:35a 500 N Avers, Humboldt Park, M/?
(video)
2:35a 500 N Avers, Humboldt Park, F/26
5:00a 1600 W 53rd, New City, M/39
5:30a 2600 W 23rd, Little Village, M/27
9:15a 8100 S Manistee, South Chicago, M/18 (photos, video)
2:30p 700 W 48th, New City, M/32
3:30p 8000 S Washtenaw, Ashburn, M/22
5:45p 700 W 103rd, Washington Heights, M/42
6:05p 7900 S Stony Island, Avalon Park, M/22
6:45p 2859 S Kedvale, Little Village, M/16
11:55p 6800 S Morgan, Englewood, M/24
Monday Overtime
12:00a 8100 S Muskegon, South Chicago, M/28
12:20a 8500 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/24
1:55a 2300 W 19th, Lower W Side, M/23
2:35a 1700 W Montvale, Morgan Park, M/19
3:00a 4700 S Drexel, Kenwood, M/21

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

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“Y’all shot first!”

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Chicago Police BadgeCompared to years past, there have been a surprisingly low number of police-invovled shootings so far this year. However, this month there have been five shootings (2 deadly) which is nearly more than the first six months of the year combined.

Early Wednesday morning tallied July’s 5th shooting and as the song says, nothing attracts a crowd, like a crowd:

“After the shooting, an agitated crowd surrounded the crime scene tape police used to block off a stretch of South Morgan Street. Dozens of people gathered along a sidewalk by a vacant lot, yelling and swearing at about 35 police officers stationed on the other side of the tape.

“Y’all hiding behind your guns,” shouted a man in a blue shirt. “I’m mad as f—. I’m hurt. I’m hurt, bro.” A nearby man took him in his arms and tried to calm him down.

“Y’all going to stereotype the f— out of him,” said a man in a White Sox cap. “Y’all got Tasers, for what? Y’all got mace, for what?”

“Y’all shot first!” shouted the man in the blue shirt.”

Isn’t shooting first sort of the point?

Also, ever notice when the CPD is involved in a shooting, everyone within 3 miles sees everything in great detail all while donning their CSI hats and jackets, but when a gangbanger or innocent bystander catches some lead, no one sees anything?

So strange.

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Friendly Fire

Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Edgar MartinezA couple of times a year we’ll get see an event that’ll leave one “turing his life around” gangbanger dead at the hands of a fellow “he is a caring and loving father” gangbanger. Edgar and Danny were two such peas in a pod:

“A West Ridge man was charged with murder after apparently shooting a fellow gang member in the back, prosecutors said Monday.

Prosecutors allege Martinez was in a car with Daniel Rivera, 27, and Rivera’s cousin shortly before midnight on May 23. Martinez and Rivera are both Latin Kings, according to authorities.

Rivera told his cousin, who was driving, to pull into an alley in the 4700 block of North Troy Avenue about 11:40 p.m., Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Keating said during a bond hearing Monday.

Martinez and Rivera got out of the car, walked toward a group of unarmed men, pulled guns and began shooting, prosecutors said. Keating pointed out that Rivera had been walking in front of Martinez when the pair opened fire.

Rivera was shot once in his back, and the man driving the car began to back out of the alley in reverse, prosecutors said. Rivera collapsed, and Martinez went to his body and grabbed what appeared to be a gun, according to Keating.”

Obviously, Edgar didn’t pay attention to a single hour of his Illinois mandated 16 hours worth of concealed carry training – Rule #5 – don’t shoot your fellow gangbanger in the back while shooting at rival gang members. Duh.

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Heatwave Weekend Stupidity

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015

Simpsons: Moe with his head in the ovenHot town, summer in the city
‘Bangers getting all drunk and giddy
Downtown, it isn’t very pretty
This weekend gonna be shitty in the city

Lovin Spoonful – Summer In The City (probably)

Final Stupidity Tally: 6 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 45 wounded

Friday 7/17
1:40p 2000 W Arthur, West Ridge, M/22
2:30p 4600 N Kostner, Irving Park, M/?
2:30p 4600 N Kostner, Irving Park, M/?
(story)
5:00p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/21
5:00p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/19
5:00p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/19
5:00p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/22
5:00p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/23
7:00p 2800 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/26
9:20p 5200 S Lowe, New City, M/36
10:30p 3300 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/18
11:20p 2700 W 65th Chicago Lawn M/24
11:50p 5400 S Carpenter, New City, M/33
Saturday 7/18
1:00a 3500 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/25
1:00a 3500 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/18
1:25a 7900 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/34
2:00a 900 N Mozart, West Town, M/24
2:20a 400 E 64th, Woodlawn, F/24
2:35a Wrigleyville Brawl via CWBChicago
2:55a 200 W Garfield Blvd, Fuller Park, M/29
5:00a 7400 S Eggleton, Englewood, M/30
5:10a 1114 S Central Park, North Lawndale, M/26
5:10a 1114 S Central Park, North Lawndale, F/60
☂☂ Rain Delay ☂☂
5:55p 4700 N Albany, Albany Park, M/22
8:25p Woman & 3 children found dead*
9:55p 500 N Avers, Humboldt Park, M/25
Sunday 7/19
12:15a 2100 S Pulaski, North Lawndale, M/12
1:15a 3800 W Gladys Ave Garfield Park, M/20
1:30a 100 W 110th, Roseland, M/21
1:30a 100 W 110th, Roseland, M/23
2:20a 800 S Central Park, Garfield Park, F/22
3:05a 9000 S Ashland, Washington Heights, F/30
3:05a 9000 S Ashland, Washington Heights, M/25
3:45a 2300 W 21st, Lower W Side, M/? (story)
7:40a Floater Found in the Lake
1:05p 2400 S Archer, Bridgeport, M/36
3:30p 5300 S King Drive, Washington Park, M/23
8:00p 4500 W 16th, North Lawndale, M/21
10:30p 6100 W Bloomingdale, Austin, M/20
Monday Overtime
1:10a 4400 N Kedzie, Albany Park, M/21
1:45a 4100 S Albany, Brighton Park, M/20
2:50a 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/22
4:00a 1500 N Halsted, Near North Side, M/?

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
* Homicide determination forthcoming

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Halftime Report

Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Super Bowl Wardrobe MalfunctionJuly (and 2015) are on a tear. Even though the July 4th weekend wasn’t as stupid as last year, the homicide tally continues on a steep upward trajectory. If the current pace keeps up, July will be the first month with 60+ homicides since August 2010 with another 275+/- shot and wounded.

Here’s how the first half of July played out:

  • 31 homicides (2 police involved)
  • All killed were males
  • 135 shot and wounded
  • Ages <=19, 6 killed & 35 wounded
  • Some shot every 2:19
  • Englewood tallied just 3 shot
  • 3 ongoing death investigations
  • 9 #ShotInTheAss

Supposedly, this weekend will see temps pushing into the 90s w/ high humidities. The warmer and muggier it is, the more people will be out and about, which makes for more targets, intended or not.

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F*ck Off

Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Safe PassageYou’ve likely heard of the 13-month-old boy who was run over by a jagoff fleeing the scene of a shooting where some other jagoff caught some lead. In response to all of this idiocy, yet another jagoff complains that there’s no trauma center nearby to stitch up his jagoff buddy in a timely fashion:

“The push for a hospital with a Level One trauma center on the South Side of Chicago now has a new supporter: Chicago rapper Fredo Santana.

The day after his friend Marvin “Capo” Carr was slain on the South Side, Fredo Santana tweeted: “Why the f— ain’t no trama units on the south side of chicago that’s s— so f—– up somebody @ the mayor ask him.”

Capo was shot at 77th and Kingston Saturday afternoon and taken 11 miles to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the North Side Streeterville neighborhood. Northwestern Memorial has a Level One trauma center, which is equipped to care for critically injured gunshot victims.”

We’ll answer for the mayor, FUCK OFF. If you want to continue to kill, shoot, rob and beat one another, terrorize residents and those passing thru and then glorify it all through your shit music, then enjoy the long ass ride in the back of a taxpayer funded ambulance to a hospital where you’ll receive first class, taxpayer funded medical care.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunNow that the July 4th weekend is in the books and the spotlight has moved onto more inane issues, we’ll now return to the stupidity already in progress.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 25 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 7/10
4:00p 10600 S Cottage Grove, Roseland, M/23 (story)
7:15p 8300 S Pulaski, Ashburn, M/20
11:10p 7500 S Langley, Grand Crossing, M/27
11:20p 700 S Homan, Garfield Park, F/31
11:25p 7900 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/22
11:25p 7900 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/24
Saturday 7/11
12:10a 5035 W Division, Austin, M/22
1:00a 11400 S Normal, Roseland, M/21
1:15a 9900 S Lower, Washington Heights, M/39
2:15a 6900 S Lafayette, Grand Crossing, M/23
2:40a 1400 W 79th, Auburn Gresham, M/24
3:00a 1500 N Lockwood, Austin, M/25
3:15a 200 S Laramie, Austin, M/26
3:15a 200 S Laramie, Austin, M/24
3:15a 200 S Laramie, Austin, M/27
9:15a 700 E 92nd, Chatham, M/23
9:15a 700 E 92nd, Chatham, M/35
1:40p 7700 S Kingston, South Shore, M/22 (video)
2:00p 6300 S Ellis, Woodlawn, M/1 (story)
5:00p 8700 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/12
9:40p 7300 S Champlain, Grand Crossing, M/23
Sunday 7/12
12:40a 7638 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/29
2:00a 700 E 37th, Oakland, M/26
6:40a 500 S Wood, New City, M/24
3:20p 7300 S Vernon, Grand Crossing, M/15
3:20p 7300 S Vernon, Grand Crossing, M/24
3:20p 6900 S King Drive, Grand Crossing, M/21
3:50p 8300 S Baker, South Chicago, M/19 (photos)
9:15p 3000 W 40th, Brighton Park, M/15
10:10p 4800 W Potomac, Austin, F/17
10:40p 404 E 71st, Grand Crossing, M/23
11:10p 900 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/30
Monday Overtime
12:10a 2400 N Luna, Belmont Cragin, M/24
4:30a 2400 S Sawyer, Little Village, M/21

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

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Party Foul

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Beer pong idiotsThe July 4th weekend is typically the peak of stupidity for the year so why not add this shithead to the list:

“Manus Shannon, 27, was playing beer pong at a Fourth of July party in Roseland about 9:20 p.m. Saturday when he pulled out a 9mm semiautomatic gun, according to police and prosecutors.

Shannon began waving the gun in his opponent’s face to distract the 24-year-old South Chicago man during his turn, Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said during a bond hearing Monday.

The opponent pushed Shannon away, and as he did, the gun went off — striking the opponent in his finger and a 20-year-old Roseland man in his shoulder, prosecutors said.”

Dumbass. Manus should know better, he should have left beer pong to the experts, frat boys and douchebags.

The silver lining in all this is the CPD was able to collar one moron for two people shot bringing the total number of arrests so far for the July 4th weekend shootings up to 6 (out of 65).

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Hands Off The Caddy!

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Cadillac logoOne of Cadillac’s first slogans was “You Can Kill a Horse but not a Cadillac“. Fast forward to today and GM’s ad agency may look to revive the slogan only with a slight twist:

“John Watley, 58, had spent the day drinking with Anthony Strong, 48, several relatives and neighbors near Watley’s home in the 9200 block of South Harper Avenue, Assistant State’s Attorney Enrique Abraham said during a bond hearing Tuesday.

At one point, several people were gathered near Watley’s car, a Cadillac, which was parked in front of his house, prosecutors said. Watley became angry that people were touching his car, so he went inside, grabbed a machete and told everyone to get away from the vehicle, Abraham said.

Most people scattered, according to prosecutors, but Strong stayed near the car, drumming his fingers on it. Watley went back inside, Abraham said, and returned with a gun. He allegedly asked Strong to stop touching the car, but Strong refused.

Strong’s wife, who was part of the larger group, heard Watley say, “Motherf—–, you keep messing with me,” before pulling a gun and shooting Strong once in the chest, prosecutors said.”

Apparently one does not mess with another man’s Cadillac while said man is hammered and armed.

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Shitshow of the Year

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2015

American FlagAs is the case every 4th of July weekend, the stupidity will get cranked to 11 as local jagoffs with coping and anger management issues lose their shit and end up beating, robbing, ventilating and killing others with reckless abandon.

Final Stupidity Tally: 11 killed, 55 wounded
2014 tally: 16 killed, 66 wounded
2013 tally: 15 killed, 63 wounded*

Thursday 7/2
12:10p 6100 S Langley, Woodlawn, M/17
2:55p 4800 S Justine, New City, M/31
3:05p 10100 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/26
4:45p 11800 S State, West Pullman, M/19
6:25p 2700 S Karlov, Little Village, M/20
8:10p Body found in burning garage
Friday 7/3
12:05a 4800 S Justine, New City, M/26
12:25a 2100 W Randolph, Near West Side, M/25
1:20a 9100 S Ashland, Washington Heights, M/47
1:20a 9100 S Ashland, Washington Heights, F/43
4:45p 4300 S King, Grand Boulevard, M/17
4:45p 4300 S King, Grand Boulevard, M/19
7:45p 3500 W 24th, Little Village, M/33
11:40p 200 W 104th, Roseland, M/19
11:45p 700 E 44th, Grand Boulevard, M/41
Independence Day
1:45a Auto violence wounds two in Logan Square
3:10a 4200 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/42
6:00a 4700 W Addison, Portage Park, M/23
6:00a 4700 W Addison, Portage Park, M/21
11:45a 6600 S Bell, Chicago Lawn, M/24
9:20p 9200 S Forest, Roseland, M/20
9:20p 9200 S Forest, Roseland, M/24
10:05p 211 E Ohio, Near North Side, M/19 (story)
10:20p 3000 S Trumbull, Little Village, M/19
10:50p 4800 S Kilbourn, Archer Heights, M/20
11:55p 1113 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/7
11:55p 1113 N Harding, Humboldt Park, F/26
Sunday 7/5
12:05a 9700 S Greenwood, Pullman, F/18
12:10a 800 N Milwaukee, West Town, M/24
12:10a 1418 N Cleveland, Near North Side, M/16
12:10a 1418 N Cleveland, Near North Side, F/15
12:40a 4201 W 24th, Little Village, M/19
1:00a 7700 S South Shore, South Shore, M/26
1:00a 3200 W 38th, Brighton Park, M/25
1:10a 5300 S Union, New City, M/32
1:55a 5800 W Bloomingdale, Austin, M/?
2:00a 1900 E 71st, South Shore, M/27
2:25a 7000 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/22
2:45a 4500 N Kimball, Albany Park, M/26
2:45a 4500 N Kimball, Albany Park, F/26
2:45a 4500 N Kimball, Albany Park, M/17
2:45a 11100 S Parnell, Roseland, F/33
3:20a 5100 W Washington, Austin, M/24
3:20a 5100 W Washington, Austin, M/25
3:20a 5100 W Washington, Austin, M/29
3:20a 5100 W Washington, Austin, M/31
3:55a 5100 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/31
3:55a 5100 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/31
4:00a 400 N Cicero, Austin, M/25
4:45a 1000 S Kedzie, North Lawndale, M/28
5:00a 1100 S Francisco, North Lawndale, M/27 (story)
6:10a 1800 W 89th, Auburn Gresham, M/25
6:10a 1800 W 89th, Auburn Gresham, M/31

11:15a 900 N Mayfield, Austin, M/24
12:00p 3300 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/33
1:20p 8000 S Ellis, Chatham, M/30
1:20p 8000 S Ellis, Chatham, M/34
2:30p 4545 S Honore, New City, M/22
3:40p 10600 S Prairie, Roseland, M/24
5:00p 9232 S Harper, Calumet Heights, M/48
8:15p 8000 S Stewart, Chatham, F/48
8:15p 8000 S Stewart, Chatham, M/33
Monday Overtime
12:30a 7700 S Eberhart, Grand Crossing, M/52
12:50a 1200 W 87th, Auburn Gresham, M/22
12:50a 600 S Independence, Garfield Park, M/?
2:25a 400 N Cicero, Austin, M/22
5:40a 900 W Cullerton, Lower W Side, M/15
5:40a 900 W Cullerton, Lower W Side, M/21

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Thursday – 6a Monday
*2013 had an additional day

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June’s 50

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

CarnacThe wettest and cloudiest June on record didn’t do much to stop the stupidity. June, like most of 2015, continues to churn and burn at a quicker pace than the last two years, yet somehow crime is still down.

Our prediction was “dead” on for homicides, but a bit low on the wounded side: … we’ll predict a total of 46 (+/-4) homicides plus another 290 (+/-10) shot and wounded. Close enough.

Final Stupidity Tally: 50 killed, 244 wounded
Last June’s Tally: 39 dead, 247 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 44 shot & killed
  • 4 stabbed
  • 2 killed via other means
  • 5 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 1 police-involved shooting
  • 44 in serious or critical condition
  • 46 males killed, 4 females
  • 68 teenagers shot, 9 killed
  • 14 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 16 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead to July, the stupidity knob will be cranked up to 11. Last July tallied 46 homicides and 277 shot and wounded. However, since we have yet to experience any sort of hot & humid weather this year and assuming it does hit, watch out… therefore we’ll predict a total of 50 (+/-4) homicides plus another 300 (+/-10) shot and wounded.

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Pre-game Warm-ups

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Warm UpLast 4th of July was an unmitigated shitshow. Starting on the 3rd when “large groups” partook in wildings, fights, batteries, assaults, robberies, thefts, mass shopliftings, property damage and shootings in and around River North to the meltdown of that Sunday when a record 27 people were ventilated, this year Rahm and Garry are looking to avoid worldwide headlines again:

“Mayor Rahm Emanuel called together his Cabinet Tuesday to put together a “coordinated plan” to avert the Fourth of July weekend violence that left 13 dead and 70 wounded last year.

“Our plan is to get ahead of it,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday in a City Hall news conference following the Cabinet meeting.

Emanuel called for “safety in the neighborhoods” over the weekend.

Yet he also called on his Cabinet officers to “make sure we have a coordinated plan” to avert last year’s violence, which began with July Fourth falling on a Friday rather than on a Saturday like this year.”

The same song and dance was played prior to last year’s extended weekend after 2013’s 4th left a similar scar. In any event, we’ll know how it all plays out soon enough.

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Pride Weekend Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Idiots dancing on top a CPD carWe’re headed into maximum stupidity territory with this weekend’s Pride parade. Along with the usual idiocy found in the usual places, post parade festivities always produces a level of stupidity rarely seen. While most of the media will ignore it, the fellas over at CWBChicago will have all the stupid details.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 24 wounded
6/27 – 6/29/14 weekend tally: 2 killed, 44 wounded

Friday 6/26
2:00p 5100 S Prairie, Washington Park, M/21
4:00p 7700 S Racine, Auburn Gresham, M/17
4:00p 7700 S Racine, Auburn Gresham, M/17
9:30p 9400 S Elizabeth, Washington Heights, M/22
11:55p 6000 S Champlain, Woodlawn, M/47
Saturday 6/27
1:55a 10200 S Hoxie, South Deering, M/30
2:25a 2500 W 51st, Gage Park, M/26
2:40a 200 S Laramie, Austin, M/38
2:55a 6300 N Washtenaw, West Ridge, M/23
3:40a 4500 S Hermitage, New City, M/32
1:20p 11500 S Laflinm West Pullman, M/42
5:10p 11300 S Racine, Morgan Park, M/17
5:55p 1600 W Irving Park, Lakeview, M/19
7:00p 7300 S Dorcester, South Shore, M/21
10:10p 700 N Lavergne, Austin, F/28
11:55p 4300 W West End, Garfield Park, M/27
Parade Day
1:45a 8000 S Ellis, Chatham, M/25
1:45a 8000 S Ellis, Chatham, M/35
2:00a 700 W 59th, Englewood, M/16
3:10a 9100 S Carpenter St, Washington Heights, M/23
5:20a 5200 S Talman, Gage Park, M/22
1:25p 6900 N Ashland, Rogers Park, M/48
2:10p 9900 S State, Roseland, M/22
5:45p 1000 W Wilson, Uptown, F/19
7:55p 3620 S Rhodes, Douglas, M/37
8:50p 5242 W Quincy, Austin, M/40
9:20p 800 E 92nd, Chatham, M/17
10:30p 12200 S Wallace, West Pullman, M/19
Monday Overtime
3:00a 1900 N Rockwell, Logan Square, M/25 (story)

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

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Desk Duty

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Chicago Police StationIn an effort to expand its congested facilities to better meet the department’s staffing needs, the Chicago Police Department announced Tuesday the construction of a new addition to its headquarters that will allow it to accommodate officers who have been placed on desk duty due to allegations of misconduct.

“As an increasing number of our patrolmen are reassigned to administrative tasks pending the resolution of their internal investigations, we have found it necessary to expand our floor plan,” police chief Garry McCarthy told reporters, saying that the new annex includes ample space for officers removed from active duty and relegated to clerical tasks such as filing reports and categorizing evidence.

“We were simply running out of places to put officers who had been taken off the streets for disciplinary reasons. This extension should allow us to accommodate the overflow for the foreseeable future.”

At press time, the new addition was already filled past capacity, with many officers working two to a single desk.

Source: The Onion (a little humor before two upcoming back-to-back weekend shitshows.)

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Work It

Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Chicago Police BadgeWe’re fast approaching the shitshow of the year, the extended 4th of July weekend. In preparation for fireworks, fights and firearms, the CPD is telling it’s rank and file to get ready for some long hours:

“Chicago police are requiring that thousands of officers work extended hours over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend as shootings and homicides continue to outpace last year’s levels.

The holiday weekend is often one of the Police Department’s biggest challenges, juggling crowd control at fireworks displays, other festivities and this year the Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field. It can also be among the most violent weekends of the year. Last year, during an 84-hour period, more than 80 people were shot, 16 fatally.

According to a memo distributed to officers and obtained by the Tribune, patrol officers assigned to the first or second shifts will work up to 12 1/2 hours July 3, 4, 5 and 6, up from the usual 8 1/2-hour shifts.

That could significantly boost overtime costs.”

Given the pace of this year’s stupidity and how the last two 4th weekends played out, million$ in overtime isn’t going to do much except add to the taxpayers’ tab.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Al BundyWe’re back… and a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

Next up, a weekend filled with stupid people making poor decisions of which, none will be considered newsworthy, except for maybe the police-involved one.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 33 wounded
6/20 – 6/22/14 weekend tally: 6 killed, 24 wounded

Friday 6/19
12:45p 700 E 92nd, Chatham, M/19
5:40p 11800 S Perry, West Pullman, M/21
11:15p 6400 S Vernon, Woodlawn, M/23
Saturday 6/21
12:10a 7100 S Merrill, South Shore, M/23 (story)
2:15a 5700 W Bloomingdale, Austin, M/37
12:00p 8400 S Colfax, South Chicago, M/21 (story)
12:00p 8400 S Colfax, South Chicago, F/46
2:00p 6500 S Justine, Englewood, M/27
3:00p 5000 S Cottage Grove, Grand Boulevard, M/34
3:00p 2200 N Karlov, Hermosa, M/21 ^
3:30p 3100 W Belden, Logan Square, M/23
5:20p 3500 W McLean, Logan Square, M/27
5:20p 3500 W McLean, Logan Square, M/34
5:30p 4500 S Francisco, Brighton Park, M/17
6:30p 2600 W Division, West Town, M/17
9:50p 1200 N Maplewood, West Town, F/35
10:45p 7600 S Exchange, South Shore, M/24
11:20p 4248 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/18
Father’s Day
1:25a 3000 W Armitage, Logan Square, M/29
1:35a 7700 S Racine, Auburn Gresham, M/35
1:40a 2400 N Pulaski, Logan Square, M/33
2:30a 3800 S Honore, Mckinley Park, F/44
4:20a 4500 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/32
10:00a 155 N Parkside, Austin, M/27 (story)
2:00p 7100 S King, Grand Crossing, M/21
5:40p 7300 S St. Lawrence, Grand Crossing, M/16
6:55p 3000 S Harding, Little Village, M/29
9:25p 11700 S Peoria, West Pullman, M/?
10:15p 1500 N Lockwood, Austin, M/28
10:35p 4900 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/27
11:05p 7900 S Eberhart, Chatham, M/23
11:05p 7900 S Eberhart, Chatham, M/25
11:15p 6000 S Justine, Englewood, M/23
11:30p 6000 S Champlain, Woodlawn, F/31
11:45p 2100 N Kilpatrick, Belmont Cragin, M/15
11:45p 2100 N Kilpatrick, Belmont Cragin, M/20
11:45p 2100 N Kilpatrick, Belmont Cragin, F/21
Monday Overtime
12:20a 5200 W Quincy, Austin, M/37

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

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Gone Fishin’

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Gone Fishin'We’re taking off a few days which means minimal updates. We’ll be back this weekend with a new shop hocking t-shirts and other useless crap. Open post until then.

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Dynasty

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks win their 3rd Stanley Cup in 6 years. Photo by @jkimpicturesPhoto by @jkimpictures

For the traditional post victory stupidity, checkout CWB’s wrap-up of the evening’s festivities.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Blues Brother CrashIt’s the weekend and it’s summer, therefore a pile-up of stupidity is pretty much a sure bet. However, a rain-soaked Saturday evening and early Sunday morning helped keep a lid on the idiocy.

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 24 wounded
6/13 – 6/15/14 weekend tally: 3 killed, 33 wounded

Friday Pre-game
11:00a 5128 W Thomas, Austin, M/55
Friday 6/12
4:30p 4800 S Langley, Grand Boulevard, M/20 !
5:35p 200 E 58th, Washington Park, M/28
5:35p 200 E 58th, Washington Park, M/48
6:20p 7300 S Dante, South Shore, M/16
9:05p 9600 S Merrion, South Deering, M/27
10:30p 13200 S Vernon, Riverdale, M/21
10:30p 13200 S Vernon, Riverdale, M/60
11:50p 2700 S Avers, Little Village, M/27
Saturday 6/13
12:10a 4000 N Laporte, Portage Park, M/22
2:50a 7300 S Green, Englewood, M/20
2:50a 7300 S Green, Englewood, F/23
3:45a 8800 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/17
5:00p 1500 S Hamlin, North Lawndale, M/18 ^
6:20p 1900 S Leavitt, Lower W Side, M/18
7:45p 900 N Central Park, Humboldt Park, M/22
☂☂ Rain Delay ☂☂
Body Found in Burning Garbage Can
!!!HAWKS WIN!!!
10:25p 100 W 119th, West Pullman, M/21 !!
Sunday 6/14
12:30a 4400 S Honore, New City, M/40
12:30a 4400 S Honore, New City, M/38
12:45a 4300 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/34
☂☂ Rain Delay ☂☂
1:00p 3800 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/20
6:20p 900 N Lorel, Austin, M/31
6:20p 900 N Lorel, Austin, M/31
6:20p 900 N Lorel, Austin, M/36 !
9:45p 4400 N Broadway, Uptown, M/?(story)
10:45p 4900 W Chicago, Austin, M/28
Monday Overtime
12:20a 2500 W Monroe, Near West Side, M/18
2:10a 3100 N Drake, Avondale, M/25
3:35a 2200 W Adams, Near West Side, M/39 !

Key:
shooting
homicide
! #ShotInTheAss
!! #ShotInTheJunk
^ #Selfie
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Party Pooper

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Party PooperAs you’ve probably heard, Spike Lee is in the process of directing a movie entitled “Chiraq”. That’s upset a few people, so much so that a local Aldercreature is taking his ball and going home (and denying a permit too):

“Ald. David Moore (17th) issued a statement Wednesday saying he had denied a permit for a party that Lee had planned near St. Sabina Catholic Church this weekend to celebrate the filming of his movie, reportedly called “Chiraq.”

In the statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Moore said he applauded “the fact that [Lee] wants to bring national attention to senseless gun violence taking place in the city’s black communities.”

But he took issue with the working title of the film.”

While we think that moniker is stupid, Spike has every right to title his movie however he likes and the pearl-clutching, stompy-feet act over said title is misplaced. Maybe the Alderman should take issue with a subset of his constituents assaulting, battering, robbing, shooting and killing one another instead of a film title.

UPDATE: Party on Spike!

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PSA: Fireworks or Gunshots

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

It’s that time of year when Chicagoans get to play the old summertime classic game of “Fireworks or Gunshots?” Fortunately, if you’re not sure which is which, a local neighborhood watch pulled together the above video to make telling the difference easier.

Regardless, which ever it is, the CPD will typically look to code out any “shots fired” 911 calls as fireworks. 19-Paul.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunApril-like weather on Friday night didn’t slow down the stupidity which in turn didn’t bode well for the rest of the weekend which was much more summer like. “There’s nothing to see here…”

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 33 wounded
6/6 – 6/8/14 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 6/5
6:00p 1300 W 122nd, West Pullman, M/34
7:45p 1000 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/25
8:35p 11100 S King, Roseland, M/35
9:55p 2300 S Washtenaw, Little Village, M/27
11:20p 7300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/27
Saturday 6/6
2:15a 700 W 36th, Bridgeport, M/17 (story)
2:15a 700 W 36th, Bridgeport, M/18
2:40a 6500 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/39
3:00a 100 N Lorel, Austin, F/33
3:00a 100 N Lorel, Austin, F/38 !
3:00a 100 N Lorel, Austin, F/37
3:00a 100 N Lorel, Austin, M/26
3:00a 100 N Lorel, Austin, M/23
6:45a 10700 S Champlain, Pullman, M/21
9:15a 1800 W 71st, Englewood, M/21
3:45p 4000 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/66
9:10p 1200 W 48th, New City, M/18
9:10p 1200 W 48th, New City, M/15
10:00p 3300 W 84th, Ashburn, M/24
10:05p 9000 S Drexel, Burnside, F/17
10:05p 9000 S Drexel, Burnside, M/29
Sunday 6/7
12:05a 8600 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham , M/25
12:30a 3600 W Fifth, Garfield Park, M/17
12:30a 3600 W Fifth, Garfield Park, M/21
12:30a 3600 W Fifth, Garfield Park, M/27
1:20a 11100 S Eggleston, Roseland, M/47
3:00a 3300 W 15th, North Lawndale, M/19
3:45a 7300 S Peoria, Englewood, M/28
3:50a 1600 N Cicero, Austin, M/19
3:50a 1600 N Cicero, Austin, M/19

3:50a 10500 S Green, Washington Heights, F/20
5:05a 5700 S Lowe, Englewood, M/38
11:15a 3500 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/29
12:00p 900 W 87th, Auburn Gresham, M/21
12:00p 900 W 87th, Auburn Gresham, M/23
Monday Overtime
2:50a Dan Ryan/31st, Armour Square, M/23

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

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On The Lighter Side…

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

This video brings back a lot of memories of long ago 4th of Julys. Yeah, it’s stupid and there’s a chance you’ll shoot your buddy’s eye out or get a nice burn, but Roman candle and/or bottle rocket fights sure were fun and made for some lasting memories.

Fast forward to 0:45 if you’re the impatient type.

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May Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

CarnacLast month we said that May acts like a warm-up act to summer’s headliner, and did it get the crowd warmed up. May made significant additions to the shooting totals, so much so that our prediction was way off: This May we’ll predict a total of 45 (+/-4) homicides plus another 230 (+/-10) shot and wounded. At least we nailed to homicide number.

Final Stupidity Tally: 47 killed, 284 wounded
Last May’s Tally: 46 dead, 231 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 38 shot & killed
  • 4 stabbed
  • 5 killed via other means
  • 6 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 2 police-involved shootings
  • 42 in serious or critical condition
  • 40 males killed vs 7 females
  • 58 teenagers shot, 7 killed
  • 22 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 18 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, stupidity is a guarantee for June. Last year June tallied 39 homicides and 247 shot and wounded. Given how things have been progressing this year, we’ll predict a total of 46 (+/-4) homicides plus another 290 (+/-10) shot and wounded.

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Weekend Cold Front

Posted on Sunday, May 31st, 2015

StormsAfter two consecutive weekend shitshows (here and here), a hat trick was developing Friday evening and into Saturday when a shitfaced Mother Nature stumbled home and turned the thermostat back to March instead of up to June. However, not even Mother Nature can completely stop the stupidity, she can only hope to slow it down.

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 25 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 9 killed, 25 wounded

Friday 5/29
4:00p 3100 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/18
8:40p 4900 S Winchester, New City, M/24
10:30p 9200 S Bishop, Washington Heights, M/28
11:05p 8900 S Houston, South Chicago, M/20
11:55p 6900 S Cornell, South Shore, F/25
11:55p 6900 S Cornell, South Shore, M/25
11:55p 6900 S Cornell, South Shore, M/22
Saturday 5/30
12:20a 6400 S Eggleston, Englewood, M/43
12:20a 6400 S Eggleston, Englewood, M/39
12:20a 6400 S Eggleston, Englewood, F/31 !
12:00a 2100 S Fairfield, Little Village, M/24
12:40a 960 W 18th, Lower W Side, M/43
(story)
1:25a 6800 S Ridgeland, South Shore, M/19
2:00a 900 W Oakdale, Lakeview, M/25
(story)
3:15a 12100 S Front, West Pullman, M/35
3:40a 3200 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/23
4:00a 1300 W 87th, Auburn Gresham, M/14
5:00a 2400 W 47th, Brighton Park, M/27
5:15a 3000 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/27
7:55a 3000 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/20
2:45p 3200 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/13
4:00p 2200 W 21st, Lower W Side, M/19
HAWKS WIN!! HAWKS WIN!!
10:40p 6200 S Hermitage, Englewood, M/16
Sunday 5/31
5:25a 3900 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/18
12:25p 8700 S Wabash, Chatham, M/25
2:20p 5400 S Albany, Gage Park, M/42
7:10p 4900 W Lake, Austin, M/53 !
7:15p 140 N Cicero, Austin, M/27

7:40p 621 N Christiana, Humboldt Park, M/36
7:50p 8000 S Burnham, South Chicago, M/23 #
10:25p 3400 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/?
11:45p 6700 S Western, Chicago Lawn, M/18

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
! #ShotInTheAss
# #Selfie
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Strike 3

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015

UmpThe Uptown neighborhood has been on a tear this year in no small part to local jagoffs taking potshots at a one “Young Pappy” (rapper or something). This morning they finally connected:

“A Chicago rapper who had twice been the target of shootings that killed innocent bystanders last year was gunned down on a sidewalk in Uptown early Friday, authorities said.

Shaquon Thomas, 20, who posted rap videos under the name Young Pappy, was found shot to death around 1:35 a.m. in the 4800 block of North Kenmore Avenue, authorities said.”

In the process of trying to take out Mr. Pappy, two innocent people were gunned down:

“The first one occurred in February 2014 when a masked gunman opened fire at a McDonald’s restaurant at Pratt Boulevard and Clark Street. Markeyo Carr, 17, who had grabbed a few bucks from his mother before heading to the McDonald’s, was shot in the head and collapsed in the driveway. Three other teens were wounded.

The second one happened in July when a man fired shots in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue and hit Wil Lewis in the back and the head as he waited for a bus. The 28-year-old was about to a new job as a photographer.”

In addition to the trail of bodies left behind, Mr. Pappy was also known to be a significant drain on city resources by partaking in hours-long SWAT standoffs.

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N. Mayfair Shootout

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015


Our initial thought here is that the shooter seen in the video has a pretty good idea of how to handle a firearm which is contrary to the typical 90°-tilt-held-above-your-head-gangbanger bullshit. The Tribune says:

“No one was wounded in the incident about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 4800 block of North Kenneth Avenue in the North Mayfair neighborhood, said Chicago police spokesman Sgt. Bob Kane.

Police were called to the area because of shots fired and determined that two male suspects exchanged gunfire, but no one was hit, Kane said.”

Another item we immediately noticed are the small poofs of pavement dust, likely indicating rounds from another shooter who was holding their shitty, stolen semi-auto in a similar fashion to what we described above. Or better said in plain newspeak:

“Meanwhile, at least three bursts of dust can be seen on the street, possibly someone firing from behind the car with the dashcam.”

Right. What they said.

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Summer Kickoff

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

American FlagThe Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer shooting and killing season. Now through Labor Day, we’ll expect to tally somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 homicides and another 800 shot and wounded.

Final Stupidity Tally: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 8 killed, 22 wounded

Friday 5/22
2:45p 3000 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/21
7:05p 2909 W 66th, Chicago Lawn, M/37 !!
8:00p 7039 S Justine, Englewood, M/17
8:00p 7039 S Justine, Englewood, F/4
8:00p 7039 S Justine, Englewood, F/15
11:10p 640 N Menard, Austin, M/26
Saturday 5/23
12:15a 900 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/20
12:15a 900 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/21
12:15a I55/Damen, Bridgeport, M/15
12:30a 9200 S Normal, Washington Heights, M/44
12:30a 9200 S Normal, Washington Heights, M/19
12:30a 1100 W 104th, Washington Heights, F/45
12:30a 1100 W 104th, Washington Heights, M/18
1:05a 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/21
1:15a 100 E Garfield, Washington Park, M/20
1:45a 1700 W Pierce, West Town, M/34
2:10a 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/20

3:00a 11200 S Steward, Roseland, M/26
12:45p 100 N Laramie, Austin, M/24
3:15p 5yr old killed in hit-and-run
5:30p 6800 S Stony Island, South Shore, M/25
9:10p 100 N Kildare, Garfield Park, M/28
!!!!HAWKS WIN!!!!
11:30p 7300 S Damen, Englewood, M/30
11:45p 4717 N Troy, Albany Park, M/27
Sunday 5/24
12:10a 1300 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/20
12:20a 3805 W Hirsch, Humboldt Park, M/32
12:30a 7900 S East End, South Shore, M/32
12:30a 7900 S East End, South Shore, M/24 !
12:35a 10100 S Yale, Roseland, M/33
12:50a 6135 S Honore, Englewood, M/39
12:50a 6135 S Honore, Englewood, F/29
12:50a 6135 S Honore, Englewood, M/25
3:30p 3200 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/38
4:00p 3300 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/28

☂☂ Rain Delay ☂☂
5:35p 4500 N St. Louis, Albany Park, M/19
8:15p 800 E 45th, Kenwood, M/15
8:15p 800 E 45th, Kenwood, M/14
10:30p 2000 W 69th, Englewood, M/20
10:30p 2000 W 69th, Englewood, M/25
Memorial Day
2:00a 5900 W Montrose, Portage Park, M/20
3:25a 11300 S Stewart, Roseland, M/25
3:25a 11300 S Stewart, Roseland, M/25
4:30a 10800 S Avenue N, East Side, M/20
11:00a 1600 S Springfield , North Lawndale, M/17
11:30a 3800 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/22
2:30p 4100 N Hamlin, Irving Park, M/29
5:25p 100 E 36th Pl, Douglas, M/19

7:50p 5927 S Laflin, Englewood, M/21 !
7:50p 4956 W Erie, Austin, M/18
9:20p 1200 N Central, Austin, M/20 !
9:35p 5yr old boy killed by family dog
9:55p 1540 S Ridgeway, North Lawndale, M/32
9:55p 1540 S Ridgeway, North Lawndale, M/39
10:20p 6700 N Clark, Rogers Park, M/27
10:30p 7100 S Emerald , Englewood, M/27
10:45p 6500 S Normal, Englewood, M/25
Tuesday Overtime
12:30a 1400 N Lotus, Austin, M/20
12:30a 1400 E 66th, Woodlawn, M/34 !
2:00a 4800 W Madison, Austin, F/47

Key:
shooting
homicide
! #ShotInTheAss
!! #ShotInThJunk
Memorial Day Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Tuesday

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Shootings Are Down

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Chicago Police BadgeWe’re constantly told how crime is at its lowest level since Potawatomi Chief Blackbird reclassified killing Fort Dearborn civilians from casualties of war to workplace violence. However, one stat that has fallen no matter who is doing the counting is the number of people shot by the CPD:

“Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy credited better training and supervision as well as restraint by officers Wednesday for police-involved shootings plummeting so far this year.

Through Tuesday, officers fired their weapons at people on 10 occasions, down sharply from 18 over the same period last year and 25 in both 2013 and 2012, according to department statistics.

Of those 10 police-involved shootings this year, people were shot in half of them, one fatally, McCarthy said. The department released comparable numbers for only 2011, saying at the same point in the year police had shot at 37 people, striking 21 of them, nine fatally.”

That’s good news for a number of different reason, but on the flip side the number of non-police people shooting other non-police people has jumped nearly 18% since last year. And that would be bad news.

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Weekend Recap

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No EvilComing off the most violent weekend of the year, you may expect to see a lot of news stories and political hand wringing over “the children”, but you’d be wrong because no one really gives a shit. In any event, the Redeye penned a story breaking down some of the stats and attempting to explain why things got so stupid:

“In what likely will shape up to be the most violent weekend so far this year, 49 people were shot—two fatally—in a stretch lasting from Friday afternoon to early morning Monday. Chicago police wouldn’t talk about what may have caused the outbreak in violence scattered across the city, but at least one expert believes there’s a correlation between the mercury rising and the large number of shootings.

“The one weather variable that fairly consistently shows a relationship between most kind of crime is temperature.” Heat doesn’t cause crime, she [Dr. Ellen G. Cohn] said, but “people just tend to be more relaxed in the summer; people have more opportunity to interact”—and drink. That combination of factors can lead to Chicago’s bloody summer homicide tallies.”

Nonsense. It’s really simple. When shootings, homicides and crime in general is low, say in January or February, it’s due to “effective policing strategies” and “working with the community”. When shootings, homicides and crime is high, say now through October, it’s because of guns, guns, guns.

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The Weekend Shitshow

Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Triple FacepalmWhat did the warmest weekend of the year thus far bring us? A lot of really stupid people doing a lot of really stupid shit.

Final Stupidity Tally: 2 killed, 47 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 6 killed, 25 wounded

Friday 5/15
2:00p 6011 S Wentworth, Englewood, M/22
2:00p 6011 S Wentworth, Englewood, M/19
2:00p 6011 S Wentworth, Englewood, M/21
3:25p 919 E 82nd, Chatham, M/23
5:00p 7800 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham, F/81
5:00p 7800 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham, M/34
7:25p 7400 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/24
7:25p 7400 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/28
9:50p 11900 S Wallace, West Pullman, M/33
10:40p 6700 S Cornell, South Shore, M/25
10:50p 7400 S Wentworth, Grand Crossing, M/25
Saturday 5/16
12:00a 1300 W Hastings, Near W. Side, M/24
12:15a 200 W 38th, Armour Square, F/58
12:15a 100 S Leamington, Austin, F/24
12:15a 100 S Leamington, Austin, M/38
1:00a 3600 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/22
1:00a 3600 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/23
1:20a 100 S California, Garfield Park, M/29 !
2:55a 8800 S Princeton, Roseland, M/21
2:55a 8800 S Princeton, Roseland, M/24
3:25a 200 E 120th, West Pullman, M/33 !
5:30a 1700 N Western, West Town, F/18
10:55a 3900 S Calumet, Grand Boulevard, M/17
10:55a 3900 S Calumet, Grand Boulevard, M/25
12:10p 1400 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/15
12:10p 1400 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/26
1:50p 7200 S Princeton, Grand Crossing, M/24
2:30p 4300 S Oakenwald, Kenwood, M/21
4:05p 1529 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/?
9:10p 2500 S Harding, Little Village, M/35
9:10p 4500 N Malden , Uptown, M/29
Sunday 5/17
12:30a 5300 S Campbell, Gage Park, M/31
12:35a 900 W 116th, West Pullman, M/52
1:15a 3700 S Wentworth, Armour Square, M/30
1:20a 2400 W 62nd, Chicago Lawn, F/25
1:35a 8200 S Kimbark, Avalon Park, M/48
2:30a 900 N Harding, Humboldt Park, F/25
2:50a 900 W 52nd, New City, F/25
2:50a 900 W 52nd, New City, F/25 !
3:20a 6100 S King, Washington Park, M/31
12:20p 400 W 65th, Englewood, M/22
6:00p 7000 S Emerald, Englewood, M/23
8:15p 7320 S Claremont, Chicago Lawn, M/25
11:50p 5800 S Morgan, Englewood, M/25
Monday Overtime
12:10a 6100 S Bishop, Englewood, M/24
12:30a 1700 W 21st, Lower W Side, M/14
1:10a 7800 S South Shore, South Shore, M/28
1:10a 7800 S South Shore, South Shore, M/29
2:50a 2900 E 78th, South Shore, M/24

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

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1, 2, 20+ Homicides Missing

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The CountWhen Chicago Magazine published its two missives (here and here) last spring on how the Chicago Police Department jukes the stats so that certain individuals can proclaim #CrimeIsDown, many of our suspicions were confirmed.

Chicago published a follow-up and much to no one’s surprise, nothing has changed.

“A full year has passed since Chicago raised serious questions about the accuracy of the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics under Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his handpicked top cop, Garry McCarthy.

After publication, did the police superintendent’s office check into the truth behind the cases we flagged? It doesn’t appear so.

The day the article was published, a producer from WTTW’s Chicago Tonight reached out to Adam Collins, then the director of the police department’s Office of News Affairs. Collins turned down the producer’s request for a police official to appear on the show and tried to persuade her to cancel the segment altogether. “What a joke,” he updated his City Hall counterparts. “Spent all afternoon arguing with the people who air Sesame Street.”

What a joke indeed. At least Big Bird, Elmo and The Count can count. The article continues on to document case after case of homicides that don’t, for various reasons, don’t show up in the official stats.

Seeing as how we are consistently lied to about anything and everything of any significance, it’s no wonder why so many people have lost trust in all levels of government.

PS – All the cases listed as missing, except for the time shifted ones, were always a part of our 2014 stats. Maybe that makes us more official than the official stats.

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Mother’s Day Weekend

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015

Throw Momma From the TrainAs usual, cool temps and ample amounts of precipitation assisted the CPD with their duties on Friday and into Saturday. However, not even Mother Nature on Mother’s Day can keep the usual jagoffs from ventilating one another.

Final Stupidity Tally: 3 killed, 25 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 5 killed, 19 wounded

Friday 5/8
3:00p 4700 S Greenwood, Kenwood, M/18
9:00p 400 W 80th, Chatham, M/20
11:20p 31 assholes standoff w/ SWAT
Saturday 5/9
2:20a 6200 S May, Englewood, M/27
12:00p 13200 S Langley, Riverdale, M/31
1:00p 7200 S Green, Englewood, M/22
2:30p 7900 S Champlain, Chatham, F/23
3:25p 7000 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/32
5:50p 3100 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/38
9:00p 300 S Wood , Near West Side, F/17
11:55p 7458 S Cottage Grove, Grand Crossing, M/23
11:55p 7458 S Cottage Grove, Grand Crossing, M/23
Mother’s Day
4:35a 0 N Long Ave, Austin, M/23
5:50a 1600 W Lake, Near West Side, M/32
8:45a 4200 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/50
10:40a 5200 W Thomas, Austin, F/38
3:35p 1700 W Warren, Near West Side, M/17
4:00p 7400 S St. Lawrence, Grand Crossing, M/32
5:50p 5323 S Hamilton, New City, M/15 !
5:50p 5323 S Hamilton, New City, M/16
6:45p 2500 W Madison, Near West Side, M/?
10:30p 2300 W Monroe, Near West Side, M/?
11:55p 1200 W 82nd, Auburn Gresham, M/27
Monday Overtime
2:35a 1000 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, F/27
3:00a 4800 N Sheridan, Uptown, M/23
3:30a 7700 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, M/21
3:30a 7700 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, M/24
3:30a 7700 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, M/28
3:45a 6700 S Jeffery, South Shore, M/23

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

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Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Carol BradyHappy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Have yourself a relaxing and enjoyable day.

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Unhappy Meal

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Unhappy MealMcDonald’s announced a turn around plan this week that included well known fast food delectables like kale. However, not mentioned anywhere was the addition of cast iron fire hydrant caps to the menu:

“A toddler and 7-month-old baby were hurt Monday when two Little Village men attacked the boys’ family minivan in a McDonald’s drive-thru, prosecutors said.

Jonathan Gonzalez, 18, and Luis Olvera, 20, were targeting the kids’ father, a rival gang member who was sitting in the front passenger seat, Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said in court Thursday.

According to prosecutors, Gonzalez removed two caps from a nearby fire hydrant and tossed them into the minivan’s backseat — shattering the window and sending glass into the young boys’ faces.”

Of course, what would two upstanding citizens like Johnny and Luis be without some priors?

“Gonzalez… was charged with aggravated battery to a child and criminal damage to property. He’s currently on juvenile parole for robbery.

Olvera… was charged with aggravated battery to a child and reckless conduct. He’s currently on probation for a 2014 conviction for drugs and aggravated battery to a police officer.

Not even a conviction for the battering of a police officer can keep these jagoffs off the street.

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Eat Fresh

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Fredrick WarrenWe’ve been conditioned over the past few years to only pay $5 for a footlong sub. When the price goes up to an awkward, two hands-needed, jingle offsetting $6, some people take their business elsewhere… with the aforementioned sub shop’s money:

“Police say a Chicago man robbed a Subway sandwich shop with a knife, and then crossed the street and bought a sandwich at Subway’s competitor, Potbelly, where he was arrested.

Fredrick Warren, 43, was still eating his Potbelly sandwich when police arrived just before 5 p.m. on April 26, police said.

About 20 minutes earlier, Warren had walked into the Subway at 6449 N. Sheridan Road and held up the cashier with a folding knife, police said.

[Surveillance video] showed Warren walking south down Sheridan Road, crossing the street and then walking back north to Potbelly at 6464 N. Sheridan Road, police said.

There was no sign of him leaving the Potbelly, so they went inside and found him eating near the back of the shop, his gold coat draped over his seat, police said.”

Take away: don’t rob a sub shop on an empty stomach.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

The Triple Facepalm“It’s beginning to get warmer. When it gets warmer, things happen…”

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 31 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded

Friday 5/1
1:40p 600 N Hamlin, Humboldt Park, M/21
5:00p 4200 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/29
5:00p 4200 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/30

5:00p 4200 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, F/54
5:20p 1300 E 75th, South Shore, M/24
5:30p 4400 W Armitage, Hermosa, M/30
9:30p 13068 S Greenwood, Riverdale, M/18
9:30p 13068 S Greenwood, Riverdale, M/19
10:10p 7949 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, M/26
Saturday 5/2
1:35a 5300 S Justine, New City, M/28
1:35a 5300 S Justine, New City, M/56
1:35a 6400 S Justine, Englewood, M/21
1:45a 4400 N Sacramento, Albany Park, M/15
2:20a 5700 S Bishop, Englewood, M/21
4:00a 5100 S Marshfield, New City, M/40
4:15a 5300 S Winchester, New City, M/19
4:15a 5300 S Winchester, New City, M/19
4:15a 2200 W Touhy, West Ridge, M/18
5:35a 5016 W Quincy, Austin, M/23
10:00a 6700 S Union, Englewood, M/23
5:20p 800 W Agatite, Uptown, M/19
10:00p 6200 S Wood, Englewood, M/20
10:15p 6400 S Wood, Englewood, M/27
Sunday 5/3
12:40a 3100 W 64th, Chicago Lawn, M/26
5:15a 300 W 103rd Pl, Roseland, M/58 (story)
5:15a 300 W 103rd Pl, Roseland, M/17
6:30a 5900 S Kedzie, Chicago Lawn, F/23
6:30a 5900 S Kedzie, Chicago Lawn, M/28
10:30a 6700 S Bishop, Englewood, M/23
10:30a 6700 S Bishop, Englewood, F/24
2:40p 1900 W Birchwood, Rogers Park, M/14
3:55p 400 S Kostner, Garfield Park, F/26
4:50p 8900 S Blackstone, Calumet Heights, M/20
4:50p 8900 S Blackstone, Calumet Heights, M/24
6:00p 5500 W Quincy, Austin, M/16
8:40p 1600 S Loomis, Lower W Side, M/21

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

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April’s Thirtysomething

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015

CarnacAnother April bids adieu and not much has changed since the previous April – same crime, same mayor, same old same old.

Final Stupidity Tally: 36 killed, 205 wounded
Last April’s Tally: 37 dead, 232 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 31 shot & killed
  • 2 stabbed
  • 2 strangled
  • 1 auto
  • 3 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 2 police-involved shootings (1 killed)
  • 28 in serious or critical condition
  • 29 males killed vs 7 females
  • 57 teenagers shot, 8 killed
  • 8 grazed
  • 5 selfies
  • 20 #ShotInTheAss
  • Rahm won a 2nd term

We were a little to aggressive on our prediction of 40 (+/- 3) homicides and 225 (+/- 10) shot and wounded for the month. As for our little Rain Delay contest we declare commenters Ben Lujan and Eddie as winners. The rest of you were too high, like us.

Looking ahead, May tends to behave like a warm up act for the summer headliner – hit or miss. Last year was a hit with 46 homicides and 231 shot and wounded. This May we’ll predict a total of 45 (+/-4) homicides plus another 230 (+/-10) shot and wounded.

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Stat Inflation

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Inflation aheadWhenever the wheels come off, the stats tend to fly fast and furious – X% of people are/do/believe/watch/think/drink/kill this, them, these or those or Y out of Z think/thought/are/won’t/will/do/don’t this, that or the other thing.

In light of recent events, the haughty and enlightened Economist penned a short missive on the CPD’s police brutality issue with an eye popping stat:

“TODAY we stand together as a city to try and right those wrongs, and to bring this dark chapter of Chicago’s history to a close,” said Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s mayor, on April 14th as he announced a $5.5m reparations package for (mostly black) suspects who were tortured by police in the 1970s and 1980s.

The next day the city council revealed that it is paying the family of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager fatally shot by a cop last autumn, as much as $5m to dissuade them from suing. The police refuse to release a video of the shooting, saying the investigation is still going on. Many Chicagoans are unimpressed.

Ok, count us as some of the unimpressed. They continue with…

Chicago’s cops shoot about 50 suspects dead each year—more than 75% of them black.

What, the, !@#$?! 50? Dead? A year? Where the hell did they get 50? Granted our police-involved shooting data only goes back to 2008, but never did the CPD come anywhere close to gunning down 50 people. Total shot, maybe, but not dead.

It’s bad enough that taxpayers are shelling out lots of money for the actions of a few. The last thing that is needed are some junk stats to get spread around the internet and Upper East Side dinner parties as truth, when it’s anything but.

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Weekend Wrap-up

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2015

The Triple FacepalmIt’s pretty clear from the timeline below when the fall-like rain rolled through Chicagoland – or when “strategies” were working. On the flip side, it’s obvious to see when it wasn’t raining – or when guns became the issue again.

Final Stupidity Tally: 3 killed, 23 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 9 killed, 41 wounded

Friday Pre-game
9:55a 7000 S Talman, Chicago Lawn M/26
Friday 4/24
12:40p 7200 S Champlain, Grand Crossing, M/16
5:20p 700 N St. Louis, Humboldt Park, M/18 !
7:40p 800 N Lockwood, Austin, M/16
7:45p 7145 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/15
11:00p 9300 S LaSalle, Roseland, F/19
11:00p 9300 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/28
11:00p 9300 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/30
Saturday 4/25
1:05a 3400 S Hamilton, Mckinley Park, M/18
11:00a 4100 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/26
7:30p 5900 S Maplewood, Chicago Lawn, M/14
9:45p 12200 S Union, West Pullman, M/19
Sunday 4/26
12:10a 1800 W 89th, Auburn Gresham, M/26
1:00a 6600 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, F/35
1:00a 6600 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/25
1:15a 6500 S Maplewood, Chicago Lawn, F/41
12:40p 3500 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/20
1:15p 3000 S Kedvale Ave, Little Village, M/21
2:30p 1000 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/13
2:30p 1000 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/15 !
4:50p 5500 S Lafayette, Washington Park, M/25 !
4:50p 5500 S Lafayette, Washington Park, , F24
6:00p 12000 S South Parnell, West Pullman, M/24 !
9:30p 5400 S Prairie, Washington Park, M/24
11:10p 600 S Independence, Garfield Park, M/28
Monday Overtime
3:55a 900 W Wilson, Uptown, M/24

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

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Rain Delay Weekend

Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2015

Rain delayA wet, fall-like weekend is on tap for Chicagoland. Therefore, we’re not expecting the same level of stupid that usually populates the weekends this time of year. We’re going to take it easy this weekend and leave you all with an open post and a little contest:

Guess the final April tallies (homicides & wounded) and the closest without going over wins some stickers. Price is Right rules apply.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who took a guess. No more guesses. We’ll see who is closest on Friday.

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Uber Shooter

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Uber logoSince Illinois’ concealed carry law went into effect last March, around 4.5 million Illinois residents have been killed or critically wounded during shootouts in Wal-mart parking lots statewide. Adding to the body count was an Uber driver who should have done the right thing and called the police while sheltering in place, cowering in fear.

“Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.

The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records. Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said.”

Nice shooting. According to our notes, this is only the 2nd shooting where a CCW permit holder has connected. The other 3,000+ didn’t require such paperwork and hoop-jumping.

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Springtime for Stupid

Posted on Saturday, April 18th, 2015

3 StoogesThis weekend last year was Easter Weekend and in celebration the honor students ventilated one another to the tune of 10 killed and another 36 shot and wounded. With no holiday to celebrate this year, they’ll have to make due with just your average stupidity.

Final Stupidity Tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 10 killed, 36 wounded

Friday Pre-game
6:00a 100 W 71st St, Grand Crossing, M/24
9:30a 7454 S Perry Ave, Grand Crossing, M/24
11:55a 6400 S Eberhart Ave, Woodlawn, M/19
Friday 4/17
4:20p 518 W 104th St, Roseland, M/27
4:30p 5400 S Laflin St, New City, M/30
5:50p 400 W 118th St, West Pullman, M/18
5:50p 400 W 118th St, West Pullman, M/19
9:00p 9300 S Eggleston, Washington Heights, M/22
9:00p 9300 S Eggleston, Washington Heights, M/24
9:00p 9300 S Eggleston, Washington Heights, M/23
9:45p 1000 W Congress Pkwy, Near W. Side, M/33
10:10p 800 N Lamon Ave, Austin, M/16 !
10:10p 7400 S Merrill Ave, South Shore, M/18 (story)
10:50p 1100 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/35
10:50p 1100 N Springfield Ave, Humboldt Park, M/36
11:50p 2900 N Milwaukee Ave, Avondale, M/22 (story)
Saturday 4/18
12:45a 1500 S Central Park Ave, N Lawndale, M/28
1:05a 2640 W Chicago, West Town, M/50
1:30a 3900 W Addison St, Irving Park, M/39
4:20a 1200 N Homan, Humboldt Park, M/40 !
6:35a 3200 W Le Moyne, Humboldt Park, M/25
3:45p 1500 N Massasoit Ave, Austin, M/24
Sunday 4/19
12:35a 100 W 127th St, West Pullman, M/21 !
5:20a 2300 S Washtenaw, Little Village, M/43
6:35a 5000 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, F/34
6:35a 5000 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/?
1:00p 200 W 59th St, Englewood, M/20
1:50p 900 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/18
1:50p 900 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/21
1:50p 900 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/18 !
1:55p 900 N Trumbull, Humboldt Park, M/16
1:55p 900 N Trumbull, Humboldt Park, M/16 !
3:05p 7900 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, M/23
3:05p 7900 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, F/23
3:05p 7900 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, M/29
7:35p 4700 W Van Buren St, Austin, M/32 !
8:45p 8141 S Muskegon, South Chicago, M/26
Monday Overtime
12:30a 5400 S Ellis, Hyde Park, F/22
12:30a 5400 S Ellis, Hyde Park, M/24
12:30a 5400 S Ellis, Hyde Park, M/35

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

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Millions Here, Millions There

Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

$100 dollar billsIt seems like there’s been quite a few news stories of late about city taxpayers paying millions here (Burge) and a quarter million there (Koschman) for the stupidity of others. However, the story of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald from last October is most peculiar.

There’s been no trial, no lawsuit, no discovery, no depositions, yet city taxpayers are offering up $5 million to make it go away and make it go away now. Why? Video exists:

“The city does not want you to see video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Attorney Jeffrey Neslund is barred from releasing the dash-cam video he obtained from the city under conditions of a $5 million settlement expected to be approved Wednesday by the Chicago City Council.”

Click-through and read a description of what’s on the video. It would appear that our betters have decided that $5 million is a small price to pay to keep the peace.

What say you?

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Springtime Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, April 11th, 2015

3 StoogesThis time last year, the weather finally started to turn and the lead started to fly en masse. While 37 shot did seem unlikely, we did topped 500 shot and tallied our 100th homicide on the year.

Final Stupidity Tally: 3 killed, 26 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded

Friday 4/10
3:00p 1900 W 69th St, Englewood, M/24
7:25p 7400 S Peoria Ave, Englewood, M/28
10:35p 11300 S Green St, Morgan Park, M/39
Saturday 4/11
1:30a 4600 W 82nd St, Ashburn, M/?
2:30a 2100 S Wabash Ave, Near South Side, M/27
4:50a 800 N Mozart St, West Town, M/31
4:50a 800 N Mozart St, West Town, M/33
7:00p 1800 Blue Island Ave, Lower W Side, M/33
7:00p 100 E 117th St, West Pullman, M/20
8:40p 400 E 72nd St, Grand Crossing, M/22
11:00p 1400 E Hyde Park Blvd, Kenwood, M/19
Sunday 4/12
12:10a 4200 S Kedzie, Brighton Park, M/22
12:25a 11200 S Wentworth Ave, Roseland, F/30
12:30a 7700 S Kedzie Ave, Ashburn, M/30
2:30a I-290/Independence Blvd, Garfield Park
2:35a 3300 S Lituanica Ave, Bridgeport, M/30
2:40a 5500 W Gladys Ave Austin, M/21 !
2:40a 5500 W Gladys Ave Austin, M/22
3:05a 5500 S State St, Washington Park, M/51
3:15a 8700 S State St, Chatham, M/34
5:00a 5200 S Winchester Ave, New City, M/43
12:40p 8500 S Stony Island Ave, Avalon Park, M/20
2:00p 3600 N Oleander Ave, Dunning, F/35
4:20p 6100 S Ellis Ave, Woodlawn, M/32
6:35p 4500 N Magnolia Ave, Uptown, M/30
9:15p 7100 S State St, Grand Crossing, M/29
Monday Overtime
1:05a 11900 S Prairie Ave, West Pullman, M/22
2:20a 12500 S Yale Ave, West Pullman, M/17 !
2:20a 12500 S Yale Ave, West Pullman, M/22

Key:
shooting
homicide
! #ShotInTheAss

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Rahm 2.0

Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

darth-vader-faceExcept in the case of one movie franchise, sequels are rarely better than the originals. When it comes to second terms, they typically blow and blow hard.

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Go Vote

Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

runoffYeah the choices suck, but we’re pretty much screwed either way.

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