Enlightening Commentary

So Long Farewell

Posted on September 6, 2013

sound-of-music-goodbyeAnother summer in Chicago has come and gone and now it’s time to lovingly look back at the summer that was.

From the start of the Memorial Day weekend through the end of the Labor Day weekend, we tallied a total of 173 homicides and another 717 shot and wounded. In other words it was average despite all the #CrimeIsDown chatter because:

  • 2012: 172
  • 2011: 163
  • 2010: 173

Summer 2013 by the numbers:

  • 173 dead
  • 717 wounded
  • 782 males
  • 107 females
  • 27.6 average age
  • 143 blacks killed
  • 36 teenagers killed
  • 138 killed < 35 years old
  • 19.4% shot-to-kill ratio
  • 7 police involved shootings
  • 59 shot in the head
  • 38 shot & wounded in the ass
  • Team Englewood lead w/ 18 dead

As Cubs fans have been saying for the last 105 years, wait until next year.


Posted on Sept 6, 2013 at 8:15 AM

What Others Are Saying

  1. Robert Klein Engler September 7, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Before there was a Detroit, there was Englewood: WHAT WE FOUND WHEN WE CAME HOME:

  2. BillBobDogWan September 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Hey Jackass, thanks for the accurate reporting. At least you don’t “white” wash the facts.

    • W.H.Thompson September 7, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Thanks for the compliment and who you calling jackass? :-)

  3. Mairi September 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

    No one ever says a word about “Operation Gang Runner” (or Gang Walker…) I wonder just how many of the guns used in these crimes were sold to Chicago gangs through ATF’s program out of Indiana. Oh, that pesky 2nd Amendment…..
    I never hear a peep about the ATF’s program to have crimes scenes in Illinois filled with the guns they supplied, just like in Fast and Furious. Hmmmmmm……wonder if there is a way to find out……?

  4. John September 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I feel sorry for you people who keep reelecting clowns and expecting different results. I also feel sorry for those of you who want to move out but can’t afford to. My recommendation to you- Get out of there as quickly as possible and at any cost. You are quickly becoming Detroit. I and everyone one of my neighbors have guns, we are relatively safe. We can go to work and leave our houses and vehicles unlocked. The inconvenience of living country life away from the city is easy to overcome. We enjoy peace, quiet and security. I encourage you to imagine a life without sirens and gun shots every day. Another recommendation for everyone of every race- Vote with your feet, get out of there.

    • Montana September 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      You don’t have peace and quiet and if you do “Mr move to da Country” , city is coming to a neighborhood near you .

      • John September 8, 2013 at 8:23 am

        Like I said, we’re well prepared for you. Come get some.

    • ConradCA September 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Need to reenact Death Wish a 50,000 times before Chitcago will be safe.

  5. John September 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Forgot to thank you Jackass for letting me vent.

    • W.H.Thompson September 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Anytime. Thanks.

  6. cutter September 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Nice site. Philly needs one like it. The mayor would have a fit.

    • Parker September 8, 2013 at 8:44 am

      That’s it! Franchise it! Make tens, perhaps three or four tens of dollars in franchise fees alone!

      While its on my mind, Are you doing t-shirts or not? Safe Passage (Oh Mah Feets Hurt!) t-shirts would add a least another $23 net profit. Just sayin, I don’t want to see $$ left on the table

      There’s got to be a way to partner up with a corporate sponsor to make this work. Say the word and I’ll start reaching ou to Whole Foods. My understanding is they’ve got an extra $10M floating around at the moment, if we did this using an organic Guatemalan cotton tee maybe they’d go for it.

      • W.H.Thompson September 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

        Safe Passage t-shirts will be coming at some point in the future. Doing anything on a black t-shirt instantly doubles the price. Once we get a price we like, we’ll have some printed up. They’ll make for a perfect stocking stuffer for your loved one this holiday season!

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