Enlightening Commentary

Halloween Stupidity

Posted on October 31, 2014

decide-whether-sluttyHoliday weekends in Chicago seem to bring out the best in people, and by best we mean worst, and by worst we mean your typical booze/pot-infused stupidity and by people we mean honor students. At least the weather will be shittier than last weekend.

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 15 wounded
Last year’s weekend tally: 5 killed, 12 wounded

Friday 10/31
7:00P 1905 W 64th St, Englewood, M/19
7:10p 5200 W Madison St, Austin, M/45 (story)
7:20p 9100 S Green St, Washington Heights, M/18
Saturday 11/1
2:15a 5900 W Walton St, Austin, F/37
4:40a 3500 W Diversey Ave, Avondale, M/19
7:00p 6700 S Morgan St, Englewood, M/18
7:00p 6700 S Morgan St, Englewood, M/19
8:00p 1200 S Albany Ave, North Lawndale, M/23
8:15p 5800 S Morgan St, Englewood, M/33 (story)
Sunday 11/2
12:30a 3300 W Beach Ave, Humboldt Park, M/21
4:45a 1500 W 72nd Pl, Englewood, M/29
9:30a 11800 S Eggleston Ave, West Pullman, M/17 !
9:30a 11800 S Eggleston Ave, West Pullman, M/19 !
2:20p 1400 W 72nd Pl, Englewood, M/21
4:20p 7000 S Harper Ave, South Shore, M/24 !
4:25p 5600 W LeMoyne St, Austin, M/16
Monday Overtime
12:10a 1200 W Randolph St, Near W. Side, M/28
12:20a 3000 E Cheltenham Pl, South Shore, M/46
5:10a 1600 N Hamlin Ave, Humboldt Park, M/18

Key:
shooting
homicide
police-involved
! #ShotInTheAss

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. JOHN CASS October 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    W.H.: you have a tally for the number of homicides happening in each mayoral administration. is it possible to also extract the number of shootings in each mayoral administration? sorry if this is a repeat question. keep up the outstanding analysis and commentary.

    • W.H.Thompson October 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      That’s a tough one. Those homicide numbers came to us through a colleague’s FOIA request. Using today’s shooting-to-homicide rate won’t work for a number of reasons – superior medical care, cell phones, etc… In other words, shootings aren’t as deadly as they once were. Also, until recently the CPD used to count shooting incidents, not people shot so any old stories likely reference that useless stat.

      We’re open to suggestions as to how about obtaining those stats.

  2. Mayberry RFD October 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Three shootings and one that required chalk and a bag. Hopefully, this ratio continues.

  3. a November 2, 2014 at 6:10 am

    cpd surge – is problem fixed or just shifted elsewhere? – http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/most-dangerous-block-chicago/fri-10312014-725pm

  4. Mayberry RFD November 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Seems the Savages are better Marksman when school is in session. 4 dead on only 18 shootings. Keep up the good work.

  5. a November 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    latest from chicago suntimes – …”Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 367 Chicago deaths in 2014 a homicide — including 14 people killed by police.Chicago Police, which counts murders different by following federal guidelines, have ruled some of those homicides as involuntary manslaughter, justified self-defense or accidents.”

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