The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunWednesday marked the 89th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre or what today we call the weekend.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 6 killed, 22 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 28 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 9 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 7 wounded

Friday 2/16
12:25p 3300 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/23
6:10p 1900 N Harding, Hermosa, M/18
6:15p 3900 W Potomac, Humboldt Park, M/19
8:00p 2900 W Cermak, Little Village, M/25
8:15p 10200 S Hoxie, South Deering, M/19
8:15p 10200 S Hoxie, South Deering, M/18
9:20p 4700 S Ada, New City, M/37
Saturday 2/17
2:00a 4000 S Archer, Brighton Park, F/22
2:10a 3000 W North, Humboldt Park, M/38
4:40a 1200 W 60th, Englewood, M/33
6:25a 4000 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/18
6:25a 4000 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/23
6:25a 4000 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, F/56
2:30p 4000 W Armitage, Hermosa, M/19
8:50p 700 E 133rd, Riverdale, M/28
10:30p 3100 W Carroll, Garfield Park, M/18
11:25p 2900 S Loomis, Bridgeport, F/50
Sunday 2/18
12:25a 8300 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham, M/18
1:00a 1500 W 80th, Auburn Gresham, M/23
1:00a 1500 W 80th, Auburn Gresham, M/33
5:20a 7700 S Kilbourn, Ashburn, M/?
5:50a 4500 S Hermitage, New City, M/37
9:05a 2400 S Albany, Little Village, M/36
12:20p 400 W Chicago, Near North Side, M/31
4:40p 9200 S Manistee, Calumet Heights, M/21
5:55p 4000 E 134th, Hegewisch, M/17
Monday Overtime
2:10a 7400 S Stony Island, South Shore, M/34
4:20a 2200 S Keeler, North Lawndale, M/24

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

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End of Watch

Posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Chicago Police Commander killed:

“A high-ranking Chicago police officer was shot to death at the Thompson Center on Tuesday afternoon while assisting a tactical team that was chasing a person who was acting suspiciously, police said.

Cmdr. Paul Bauer of the Near North District was shot several times a little before 2 p.m., according to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. He said a suspect was taken into custody and a gun recovered.

Bauer was shot after a man started running from tactical officers who had tried to stop him for questioning, according to Johnson. The officers radioed a description that the commander heard, he said. Bauer, at the Thompson Center for a training session, confronted the suspect, who opened fire.”

RIP Commander Paul Bauer.

Find additional commentary over at Second City Cop.

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The Weekend’s Dibs-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Dibs in Chicago

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 3 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 8 killed, 21 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 14 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 7 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 2 wounded

Friday 2/9
10:30p 8100 S Drexel, Chatham, M/40
10:50p 5200 S May, New City, M/45

Saturday 2/10
1:00a 7700 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/27
5:25p 1502 N Western, West Town, M/47
Sunday 2/11
2:55a 2500 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, M/18
12:05p 7300 S Bell, Chicago Lawn, M/21

Monday Overtime
1:15a 2700 S State, Douglas, M/52
2:50a 2800 N Whipple, Avondale, M/33

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Super Bowl XX

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 8 killed, 17 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 18 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 23 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 9 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 10 wounded

Friday 2/2
3:00p 6400 S Kedzie, Chicago Lawn, M/24
4:35p 3900 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/19
6:15p 6600 N Damen, West Ridge, M/24
9:50p 8600 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham, F/56
10:00p 3000 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/18

10:45p 3200 S Ashland, Mckinley Park, M/20
Saturday 2/3
12:05a 100 E 119th, West Pullman, M/53
1:10a 3200 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/20
2:00a1500 W Jonquil, Rogers Park, M/28
10:30a 7700 S Yates, South Shore, M/25
12:20p 10000 S Bensley, South Deering, M/24
12:20p 10000 S Bensley, South Deering, M/25
12:55p 4100 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/18
2:45p 11300 S King, Roseland, M/26
3:00p 9300 S Escanaba, Calumet Heights, M/25
3:15p 140 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/23
8:30p 2400 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, F/29
Sunday 2/4
12:35a 11700 S Sangamon, West Pullman, M/18
12:35a 11700 S Sangamon, West Pullman, F/19
12:35a 11700 S Sangamon, West Pullman, M/23
7:25p 9500 S Halsted, Washington Heights, M/30
10:00p 3200 E 91st, South Chicago, M/32
10:10p 6600 S St. Louis, Chicago Lawn, M/32
Monday Overtime
12:55a 11800 S Indiana, West Pullman, M/?
1:40a 6600 S St. Louis, Chicago Lawn, M/25

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

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January Wrap-up

Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Carnac the Magnificent An average January posted average numbers with average being touted as “remarkable” because last year was such a shitshow.

January 2018: 41 killed, 173 wounded
January 2017: 57 killed, 258 wounded
January 2016: 57 killed, 256 wounded
January 2015: 32 killed, 120 wounded
January 2014: 24 killed, 82 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 36 shot & killed
  • 1 non-fatal police shooting
  • 1 fatal CCW shooting
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 6.7 people shot per day
  • 12 days were homicide-free
  • 0 death investigations (hmm)
  • 21 in serious or critical condition
  • 37 males killed vs 4 females
  • 41 teenagers shot, 3 killed
  • 8 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 6 #ShotInTheAss

February is always the slowest and quietest month of the year which will result in a “remarkable” decrease in the increase. We’re forecasting 35 homicides with another 150 shot and wounded which will be the low point of the year as spring is due to arrive and warm-ups begin ahead of the annual summer shooting season.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked Gun

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 2 killed, 20 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 23 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 8 killed, 25 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 7 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 10 wounded

Friday 1/26
1:45p 1800 N Luna, Austin, M/20
1:45p 1800 N Luna, Austin, M/26
4:55p 5400 S Winchester, New City, M/21
7:35p 1300 E 76th, South Shore, M/19
10:15p 1800 S Avers, North Lawndale, M/12 (selfie)
Saturday 1/27
12:20a 2500 W Division, West Town, M/28
12:20a 2500 W Division, West Town, M/38
2:30a 2500 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/26
3:30a 1800 W 36th, Mckinley Park, M/30
5:20a 12000 S Eggleston, West Pullman, F/26
11:15a 1300 W 110th, Morgan Park, M/20
11:15a 1300 W 110th, Morgan Park, M/23
1:45p 2000 W 52nd, New City, M/13
4:00p 2400 S Albany, Little Village, M/22
4:00p 2400 S Albany, Little Village, F/39
6:00p 800 E 76th, Grand Crossing, M/64
6:40p 1800 S Western, Lower West Side, M/29
Sunday 1/28
1:35a 5700 W Huron, Austin, M/33
2:00a Somewhere over-by-‘der, F/32
3:00a 6000 S Troy, Chicago Lawn, F/23
4:00a 7300 S Halsted, Englewood, M/24
4:30p 3800 W Augusta, Humboldt Park, M/?

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

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Happy Anniversary

Posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Three StoogesFive years ago today we launched an idea based on the “Chicago values” we were lectured about during the violent, political-anti-Chick-fil-A chicken sammich-infused summer of 2012. Every now and then we’re reminded about these values, but since we were never told exactly what those values are, we assumed that it must be murder, crime and mayhem.

In the past five years, we’ve recorded nearly 3,000 homicides, 15,000 shot and wounded, a crapload of “death investigations” along with many hundreds of people who caught one in the ass.

As always, thanks to everyone who has visited, emailed, followed, linked, liked and donated helping make this idea a very minor success.

– The HeyJackass Crew

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Flip to ’18

Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Face PlantWe’ll begin posting the 2018 stats and graphics over the next day or so. Per usual, not everything will be posted at first, but as the stupidity accumulates over the coming weeks and months, additional stats will make their appearance.

UPDATE: Flip complete.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

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Sorry Folks

Posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018

Sorry folks, we're taking some time off.Again, no Weekend-Shoot-O-Rahm-A nor much of anything else for the next several days. 2018 stats may be posted sometime next week or maybe not at all, we haven’t decided yet. Have a good weekend.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Chicago: Iced over parked carWe now join our frigid weekend programming already in progress.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 2 killed, 10 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 14 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 8 wounded

Friday 1/5
12:10p 1500 E 62nd, Woodlawn, M/29
1:00p 3700 W Montrose, Albany Park, F/19
6:05p 5300 W Lake, Austin, M/35
7:10p 4100 W Armitage, Hermosa, M/30
8:15p 3900 W 26th, Little Village, M/27
Saturday 1/6
12:30a 2800 N California, Logan Square, M/30
2:20a 2300 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/31
6:30a 3100 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/29
11:10a 2300 E 69th, South Shore, M/35
11:30a 2500 W Flournoy, Near West Side, M/16
1:05p 7200 S May, Englewood, M/47
1:30p 6700 S Champlain, Woodlawn, M/16
Sunday 1/7
2:55a 5700 S State, Washington Park, M/26
6:10a 5000 S Hoyne, New City, M/15
6:10a 5000 S Hoyne, New City, M/43
1:30p 500 N Laramie, Austin, M/49
4:05p 700 N Christiana, Humboldt Park, M/53

7:30p 1900 N Sawyer, Logan Square, M/30
8:00p 1400 W Washburne, Near West Side, M/41
8:50p 1200 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/17
Monday Overtime
3:30a 5400 W Eddy, Portage Park, M/31

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

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Year In Review

Posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Father TimeIt’s that time of year when we make a piss poor attempt to summarize the year that was. We classified 2016 simply as a “shitshow”. We’re going to say that 2017 was slightly less shitshow-y, but a shitshow nonetheless.

For more than half of the year, 2017 was running ahead of 2016 with such performances like the disastrous July 4th weekend that tallied over 100 shot or the annual Father’s Day Shoot-O-Rahm-a. By August-time, the idiocy, for whatever reason, retraced back to 2015 levels where rainbow farting unicorns grazed along the lakefront and songs of “#crimeisdown” filled the air.

Come midnight Jan 1, 2018, 16.5% less people were dead and nearly 20% less people were found themselves with additional ventilation. Aside from comparing 2017 to the worst year in two decades, a decline in the incline is parade worthy (just don’t invite the carjackers or the $200 million overtimers).

Fortunately, we fell way short with our 2017 prediction of 850 homicides and 3850 shot and wounded. 2018 may likely fall somewhere in-between 2017 and 2015 with 600-650 homicides and 2500-3000 shot and wounded. If the Polar Vortex decides to hang out for much the winter, we think we’ll end up closer to the lower end of that range.

Finally, many thanks to everyone who visited, liked, retweeted, emailed and hit the tip jar this past year. Have yourself a safe and prosperous new year.

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New Year’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017

New Year's  DrunkThe final weekend Shoot-o-Rahm-a of 2017 is here and it’s looking as if Officer Weather will be key in seeing the year out on a quiet note.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 3 killed, 24 wounded
2016 New Year’s weekend tally: 9 killed, 52 wounded
2015 New Year’s weekend tally: 4 killed, 40 wounded

Friday 12/29
8:30p 12500 S Emerald, West Pullman, F/57
10:10p 1000 N Campbell, West Town, F/34
Saturday 12/30
2:20a 3000 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/43
4:10a 5700 W Washington, Austin, M/20
7:00p 5300 W Ohio, Austin, M/25
7:10p 300 S Kilbourn, Garfield Park, M/26
9:00p 1400 N Lotus, Austin, M/33
New Years Eve
1:15a Somewhere overbyder, M/23
1:35a 2335 W Howard, West Ridge, M/24
1:35a 2335 W Howard, West Ridge, M/38
1:35a 2335 W Howard, West Ridge, M/42
1:35a 2335 W Howard, West Ridge, M/54
2:00p 7300 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/17
10:45p 1900 S Sawyer, North Lawndale, M/26
11:50p 11500 S State, West Pullman, F/30
11:50p 11500 S State, West Pullman, M/33
New Years Day
12:05a 4000 W Oakdale, Avondale, M/24
1:25a 8100 S Drexel, Chatham, M/35
1:30a 5400 W Jackson, Austin, F/18
1:30a 5400 W Jackson, Austin, M/21
1:45a 100 N Wabash, Loop, M/31
2:15a 6100 N Claremont, West Ridge, M/24
2:20a 3900 W Cornelia, Avondale, M/51
3:25a 500 W 127th, West Pullman, M/24
12:00p 2600 N Hampden, Lincoln Park, F/29 (story)
5:00p 4700 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/34
5:50p 3800 W 71st, West Lawn, M/19

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

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Christmas Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Cousin EddieWe’ll be making minimal updates over the next couple of days as we enjoy some downtime and rest up for the annual year end quota run. Have yourself a safe, relaxing and enjoyable Christmas.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 21 wounded
2016 Christmas weekend tally: 12 killed, 51 wounded
2015 Christmas weekend tally: 13 killed, 23 wounded

Friday 12/22
4:30p 1300 S Troy, North Lawndale, M/29
6:35p 5900 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/33
11:30p 3300 W Marquette, Chicago Lawn, M/22
?:??p Somewhere over-by-der, M/25
Festivus
1:00a 2500 S Marmora, Belmont Cragin, M/34
1:30a 3300 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/22
2:20a 7100 W Diversey, Montclare, M/31
4:45a 5900 S Western, Chicago Lawn, M/24
4:45a 5900 S Western, Chicago Lawn, F/18
6:15a 7000 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/27
10:30a 600 N Leamington, Austin, M/15
12:50p 4700 W Belmont, Portage Park, M/21
2:35p 5200 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/21
2:35p 5200 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/?
5:30p 11200 S Michigan, Roseland, M/19
5:55p 8700 S Wallace, Auburn Gresham, M/19
5:55p 8700 S Wallace, Auburn Gresham, M/20
6:55p 600 S Austin, Austin, M/20
10:45p 100 N Leclaire, Austin, M/19
10:45p 100 N Leclaire, Austin, M/27
Christmas Eve
1:05a 5800 S King, Washington Park, M/24
3:50a 1200 W Van Buren, Near West Side, M/26
6:10p 5600 S Christiana, Gage Park, M/55 (selfie)
6:15p 1200 S Jefferson, Near W. Side, M/34 (CCW)
Christmas
12:15a 8100 S Wabash, Chatham, M/57
5:00p 6300 S Hamilton, Englewood, F/26

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

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Self Defense, Again

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Self Defense ZoneIn the last week and a half, we’ve tallied four CCW-related incidents (plus one offduty PO dispatching a carjacker) leaving one assuming room temperature and three others making due with an extra orifice or two. The latest happened earlier today:

The owner of a store in the East Garfield Park neighborhood shot a would-be robber Thursday morning on the West Side, according to police.

The 17-year-old boy tried to rob the store in the 200 block of North Kedzie at 10:46 a.m., according to Chicago Police.

The robbery was interrupted by the store owner, a 40-year-old man, who exchanged gunfire with the suspect, police said.

The teen was shot in the upper right shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said. He is in police custody, and was previously arrested for armed robbery on Nov. 28.

Wait a second… was previously arrested for armed robbery on Nov. 28… Well done CCSA. Everyone knows you need at least four weeks to turn one’s life around, not just three.

Whatever the circumstances, we’ve introduced a new chart and corresponding metrics to keep track of the citizenry attempting to do us all a favor.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017

70s CPD Cushman

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 20 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 31 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 26 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 29 wounded

Friday 12/15
4:00p 7900 S Ashland, Auburn Gresham, M/13
4:00p 7900 S Ashland, Auburn Gresham, M/28
11:10p 800 W Windsor, Uptown, M/20
11:10p 800 W Windsor, Uptown, M/20
Saturday 12/16
3:40p 5600 S Emerald, Englewood, F/20
3:40p 5600 S Emerald, Englewood, M/18
8:55p 1700 S Wood, Lower West Side, M/39
9:40p 5900 S Richmond, Chicago Lawn, F/?
9:40p 5900 S Richmond, Chicago Lawn, M/?

9:40p 5900 S Richmond, Chicago Lawn, M/?
Sunday 12/17
12:35a 10200 S Commercial, South Deering, M/22
12:35a 10200 S Commercial, South Deering, M/29
1:55a 4000 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, M/?
2:00a 1100 N Ashland, West Town, M/?

2:10a 2500 W Potomac, West Town, M/37
2:25a 5500 S State, Washington Park, M/36
6:50a 5100 W 47th, Garfield Ridge, M/15
2:15p 300 S Homan, Garfield Park, M/20
2:30p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/20
2:30p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/23
3:10p 9100 S Harper, Calumet Heights, M/21 (selfie)
4:15p 5300 N Cumberland, O’Hare, M/29
5:50p 8900 S Commercial, South Chicago, M/34 (selfie)
11:00p 7600 S Coles, South Shore, M/34
11:00p 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/30
Monday Overtime
12:15a 3200 W Hirsch, Humboldt Park, M/19
12:15a 3200 W Hirsch, Humboldt Park, M/23

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017

No snow dibsLast weekend we were enjoying sun and sixties, this weekend we’re paying for it with twenties and thirties and snow.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 14 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 3 killed, 12 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 32 wounded

Friday 12/8
5:50p 4300 S Honore, New City, M/34
8:20p 6900 S Cornell, South Shore, M/45
8:35p 400 E 133rd, Riverdale, M/23
10:00p 10200 S State, Roseland, M/?
10:40p 7500 S South Shore, South Shore, M/13
10:40p 7500 S South Shore, South Shore, M/18
Saturday 12/9
12:50a 2200 N Lorel, Belmont Cragin, F/26
12:50a 2200 N Lorel, Belmont Cragin, M/26
7:30a 4200 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/22
2:00p 6700 S Michigan, Grand Crossing, M/27
4:50p 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/24
Sunday 12/10
2:20a 3000 S Trumbull, Little Village, M/26
4:05a 10600 S Perry, Roseland, M/50
4:05a 10600 S Perry, Roseland, M/62
4:20a 2700 W 23rd, Little Village, M/23
5:35a 5300 S Washtenaw, Gage Park, M/?
6:25p 1300 S Komensky, North Lawndale, M/24

6:30p 5900 S Wood, Englewood, M/27
8:30p 6400 S Western, Chicago Lawn, M/21

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

3 StoogesTommy Skilling said we were looking at the warmest weekend in six weeks with maybe a 6-handle on Sunday. Did that translate into extra stupidity? Not really…

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 4 killed, 21 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 28 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 22 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 25 wounded

Friday 12/1
12:30p 100 E 41st, Grand Boulevard, M/26
1:15p 300 S Campbell, Near West Side, M/22
2:30p 3600 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/42
8:35p 400 W 38th, Bridgeport, M/?

11:50p 2800 S Harding, Little Village, F/31
Saturday 12/2
12:15a 3800 W Leland, Albany Park, M/28
3:55a 4700 W Wellington, Belmont Cragin, M/23
6:00a 3500 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/47
11:00a 5800 S Indiana, Washington Park, Ma/36
1:15p 2600 N Long, Belmont Cragin, M/?
2:25p 1300 W 78th, Auburn Gresham, M/17
6:30p 5900 W Madison, Austin, M/14
6:30p 5900 W Madison, Austin, M/16
6:30p 5900 W Madison, Austin, M/16
7:15p 10500 S Edbrooke, Roseland, M/24
7:55p 7100 S Troy, Chicago Lawn, M/20
10:30p 3800 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/25
Sunday 12/3
2:00a 5200 S Whipple, Gage Park, F/21
3:50a 100 111th, Roseland, M/21
11:30a 100 W 79th, Grand Crossing, M/23
2:10p 5000 S Winchester, New City, M/19
4:15p 2500 S Homan, Little Village, M/44
4:25p 7000 S State, Grand Crossing, F/19
7:40p 4500 S Hermitage, New City, M/22
11:10p 700 W 129th, West Pullman, M/18

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

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November Wrap-up

Posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent A bit of reversion to the mean happened this November with the end totals way down from last year’s epic shitshow but falling right in line with past years. Watch the betters boast about a 50% decline in stupidity while ignoring just how average this month ended up being.

November 2017: 39 killed, 165 wounded
November 2016: 83 killed, 323 wounded
November 2015: 37 killed, 165 wounded
November 2014: 39 killed, 125 wounded
November 2013: 28 killed, 111 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 36 shot & killed
  • 1 fatal police shootings
  • 5 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 6.7 people shot per day
  • 7 days were homicide-free
  • 0 death investigations (hmm)
  • 36 in serious or critical condition
  • 37 males killed vs 2 females
  • 42 teenagers shot, 5 killed
  • 12 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 10 #ShotInTheAss

At this point, no one cares about December (or this stuff in general) and what few people are paying attention, are eyeing the year end tally. 700 is an outlier case now as a well above average 68 is needed. The more likely scenario is an additional 40 homicides will help end 2017 with 672. Add in a few late expirations, reclassified death investigations and found bodies and we’re easily into late 1990s territory. However, since we’re off 15-20% from last year, the CrimeIsDown parade kicks of at noon on Jan 1 at the corner of Hermitage and Berteau.

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Turkey Shoot-o-Rahm-A

Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

3 Stooges ThanksgivingLast year, this extended weekend put up July 4th-like numbers. This year, we’re looking for more booze-infused domestics, shopping idiocy and run-of-the-mill Chicago stupidity than a summer weekend rerun.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 8 killed, 37 wounded
2016 Thanksgiving weekend: 11 killed, 64 wounded
2015 Thanksgiving weekend: 9 killed, 22 wounded
2014 Thanksgiving weekend: 5 killed, 23 wounded
2013 Thanksgiving weekend: 4 killed, 12 wounded

Wednesday 11/22
5:30p 1900 S Pulaski, North Lawndale, M/30
6:15p 4300 W Wrightwood, Hermosa, M/27
7:00p 500 N Lavergne, Austin, M/19
Thanksgiving
1:05a 7100 S Hermitage, Englewood, M/31
1:35a 400 E 77th, Grand Crossing, M/38
4:20a I290 @ Ashland, Near West Side, M/?
12:35p 1800 W Maypole, Near West Side, M/23
3:40p 300 E 47th, Grand Boulevard, M/22
5:00p 4500 S King, Grand Boulevard, F/24
10:00p 4700 W Warwick, Portage Park, F/24
Black Friday
1:30a 7500 S St. Lawrence, Grand Crossing, M/18
10:15a 10000 S Avenue M, East Side, M/22
5:05p 1500 S Ridgeway, North Lawndale, M/23

6:35p 6900 S Fairfield, Chicago Lawn, M/?
6:55p 5900 W Division, Austin, M/22
8:00p 6400 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, M/22
8:10p 5000 S Wood, New City, M/16
8:45p 1000 N Austin, Austin, M/26
8:50p 6600 S Peoria, Englewood, M/31
9:55p 500 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/15
9:55p 500 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/16
9:55p 500 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/16
Saturday 11/25
2:30a 4100 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/17
2:30a 4100 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/19
2:30a 4100 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/20
3:50a 6100 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, M/58
8:05a 1200 S Independence, North Lawndale, M/20
8:05a 1200 S Independence, North Lawndale, M/29
12:00p 200 N Pine, Austin, M/21
12:35p 1500 S Ridgeway, North Lawndale, M/42
6:20p 5400 S Cottage Grove, Washington Park, M/25
8:40p 2700 S Tripp, Little Village, M/24
9:00p 11500 S Bishop, West Pullman, M/61
9:20p 3000 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/32
10:20p 3000 S Halsted, Bridgeport, M/25
10:20p 9700 S Greenwood, Pullman, M/20
Sunday 11/26
7:35a 6200 S Seeley, Englewood, M/29
10:30a 200 N Lockwood, Austin, M/18
8:40p 6800 S Paxton, South Shore, M/29
9:00p 900 S Drexel, Chatham, M/22
9:00p 900 S Drexel, Chatham, M/24
9:30p 2600 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, M/18
9:30p 2600 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, M/27
9:50p 600 N Sawyer, Humboldt Park, M/19
11:15p 6200 S Aberdeen, Englewood, M/17

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017

Wheels coming offGiven the current trends, we will likely see many more carjackings this weekend than homicides, especially given the suboptimal shooting conditions.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 1 killed, 12 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 20 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 11/17
5:30p 2300 S Sacramento, Little Village, M/18
2 carjackings reported
Saturday 11/18
3:30a 1300 S Albany, North Lawndale, F/21
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4:25p 3900 W Hirsch, Humboldt Park, M/21
5:35p 4600 S Federal, Grand Boulevard, M/28
10:45p 7500 S State, Grand Crossing, M/24
Sunday 11/19
9:45a 600 N Laramie, Austin, M/22
10:00a 2400 W Taylor, Near West Side, M/26
11:40a 2500 N Lotus, Belmont Cragin, M/14
1:50a 1600 N Mango, Austin, M/30
3:00p 3900 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/17
6:35p 7100 S Kedzie, Chicago Lawn, M/19
6:40p Morgan Park carjacking
Monday Overtime
12:35a Logan Square carjacking
3:10a 5000 W Fulton, Austin, M/24
3:10a 5000 W Fulton, Austin, M/35
19 carjackings reported in the last week

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

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Carjack-O-Rahm-A

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Brady Bunch Car Jacking SceneWhile the band is practicing for the big, year-end Crime Is Down parade celebrating the minuscule drop in lead poisoning, other noteworthy crimes won’t be invited due to their stat busting performances – namely carjackings.

As our new, yet hardly improved, graphic shows below, carjackings have skyrocketed this year and with an arrest rate of just 6%, the old self cleaning oven makes a much overdue appearance to help goose the stats:

“One person was killed and another person was seriously hurt after they hijacked a car from an elderly man on the South Side, then crashed while fleeing police Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The two, wearing masks, confronted the 88-year-old owner of the car at gunpoint in the 1000 block of West 61st Street around 9:45 a.m. as he was returning home from the gym, according to authorities and his family.

The owner handed over the keys and the two sped off in his 2003 silver Lincoln, police said. Officers spotted the car going north on Aberdeen Street, then minutes later going north on Wentworth Avenue about 2 miles away.

In seconds the Lincoln struck a semitrailer truck, then slammed into a retaining wall in the 4900 block of South Wentworth Avenue, authorities said.

The driver of the stolen car was dead at the scene and the other person was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, authorities said.”

Case closed.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, November 10th, 2017

No snow dibsWinter arrived earlier than some bros at a free kegger on St. Patrick’s Day. Since nothing puts a damper on the stupidity better than some unseasonable cold and snow, ERs around town should see less stretcher traffic than is typical for this time of year.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 3 killed, 17 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 1 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded

Friday 11/10
7:00p 2200 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/20
8:00p 4100 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/24
8:00p 4100 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/26
8:40p 800 N Homan, Humboldt Park, M/27
9:20p 4500 S St. Louis, Brighton Park, M/19 (Ken’d)
10:40p 7300 S Damen, Englewood, M/23
Veterans Day
1:50a 200 W 37th, Armour Square, M/34
2:05a 800 N Waller, Austin, M/41
2:45p 3900 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/25
7:45p 7100 S Cyril, South Shore, M/18
10:15p 1200 S Fairfield, North Lawndale, M/22
Sunday 11/12
1:55a 2400 W 47th, Brighton Park, M/29
1:55a 2400 W 47th, Brighton Park, M/29

3:30a 3200 N Lake Shore, Lake View, M/40
3:45a 3900 N Lake Shore, Lake View, M/34
5:40p 5200 N Washtenaw, Lincoln Square, M/24
8:05p 900 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, M/21 (story)
11:00p 10700 S Langley, Pullman, M/15
Monday Overtime
12:30a 2800 N Kedzie, Avondale, M/35
3:45a 10500 S Normal, Roseland, M/34

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Saturday, November 4th, 2017

1968 Chicago Riots

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 14 killed, 45 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 13 wounded

Friday 11/3
4:05p 6300 S Wentworth, Englewood, F/27
6:15p 1300 S Spaulding, North Lawndale, M/19
9:45p 6200 S Union, Englewood, M/26
11:05p 5400 W Madison, Austin, M/26
11:55p 7400 S Halsted, Englewood, M/20
Saturday 11/4
3:30a 7400 S Colfax, South Shore, M/31
3:45a 4700 S Harding, Archer Heights, M/?
5:30a 11600 S Racine, West Pullman, F/31
5:30a 11600 S Racine, West Pullman, M/34
9:15a 1300 S Troy, North Lawndale, M/23
12:15p 2200 S Oakley, Lower West Side, M/14
12:15p 2200 S Oakley, Lower West Side, M/22
12:45p 1200 W 89th, Auburn Gresham, F/21
5:30p 1300 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/25
9:40p 7900 S Kolin, Ashburn, M/20
11:10p 5900 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/26
11:20p 5600 S Emerald, Englewood, M/18
11:20p 5600 S Emerald, Englewood, M/41
11:55p 100 E 117th, West Pullman, F/29
11:55p 100 E 117th, West Pullman, M/25
Sunday 11/5
1:20a 500 E 38th, Douglas, M/20 (self defense)
1:25a 10500 S Green, Washington Heights, M/26
4:15p 6500 S Cicero, Clearing, M/24
4:30p 100 N Hermitage, Near West Side, M/36
5:50p 8400 S Hamilton, Auburn Gresham, M/39
5:55p 4300 S Richmond, Brighton Park, M/20
6:15p Skyway @ 66th, Grand Crossing, M/38
7:10p 1700 E 79th, South Shore, M/38
7:45p 6300 S Mozart, Chicago Lawn, M/41
Monday Overtime
5:15a 2000 N Pulaski, Hermosa, M/32

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

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October Wrap-up

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent Our October forecast fell a bit short but a handful of reclassifications from the summer pushed the month-end homicide tally to just one shy of our month-start prediction, 590 vs 591. Staying on time and on target, it took less than 12 hours for November to reach 591.

October 2017: 55 killed, 228 wounded
October 2016: 82 killed, 348 wounded
October 2015: 31 killed, 203 wounded
October 2014: 39 killed, 215 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • All 50 shot & killed
  • 0 police shootings
  • 1 self defense homicide
  • 5 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 9 people shot per day
  • 4 days were homicide-free
  • 7 death investigations
  • 39 in serious or critical condition
  • 49 males killed vs 6 females
  • 59 teenagers shot, 10 killed
  • 10 grazed
  • 8 selfies
  • 16 #ShotInTheAss

By last November, there was no stopping the stupidity as it posted a multi-decade high of 83 homicides with an additional 323 wounded. Like we predicted for October, the same amount of hi-speed lead making contact is unlikely but another 55 homicides plus another 225 wounded is probable. Our year end homicide forecast is now looking like it’ll be somewhere in the gentrification-free neighborhood of 690-710.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, October 27th, 2017

A Rahm kind of HalloweenWhile this weekend may be second only to St. Patrick’s in terms of drunken idiocy, last year it was first in terms of homicide idiocy.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 2 killed, 23 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 17 killed, 45 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 10/27
2:40p 9700 S Calumet, Roseland, M/34
3:15p 3100 W 13th, North Lawndale, M/24
4:55p 4200 S Michigan, Grand Boulevard, M/58
5:40p 5500 W Jackson, Austin, M/47
9:25p 6800 W North, Austin, M/21
Saturday 10/28
1:00a 12300 S Normal, West Pullman, M/54
3:50a 8100 S Crandon, South Chicago, F/26
3:50a 5800 W Waveland, Portage Park, M/20
4:30a 2800 W Division, West Town, M/?
11:10a Body Parts in Bags Near the Zoo
3:15p 3800 W Augusta, Humboldt Park, M/37
3:30p 6200 S Laflin, Englewood, M/39
7:20p 1000 W Argyle, Uptown, M/?
9:30p 5000 S Hoyne, New City, M/17
10:00p 4800 W Hutchinson, Portage Park, F/21
10:35p 2600 W Peterson, West Ridge, M/30
11:45p 3500 N Lavergne, Portage Park, M/25
Sunday 10/29
12:30a 100 E 60th, Washington Park, M/3
1:45a 5700 S Archer, Garfield Ridge, M/26
3:00p 6200 S Ada, Englewood, M/27
3:00p 11800 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/18
3:00p 11800 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/18
7:00p 6600 S Marquette, Woodlawn, F/16
9:15p 6900 S Indiana, Grand Crossing, M/24
11:45p 100 E Ontario, Near North Side, M/28 (story)
Monday Overtime
12:30a 300 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/24

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
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Self Defense(?)

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Self Defense Zone?Hmm, the police are saying robbery (and we’re implying self defense)…

“An attempted robbery Tuesday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood led to an exchange of gunfire that left one man dead and another wounded.

About 8 p.m., a 22-year-old man and two other people were in the rear of a building in the 1500 block of West 71st Street when they were approached by a 23-year-old man and another person, according to Chicago Police. The older man and his accomplice tried to rob the group, and shots were fired.

The 23-year-old alleged suspect, identified as Robert Ward, was shot on the left side of his body, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

But the family is saying something different

“Chicago Police say it all started when Ward and another man tried to rob two men. But family members say that is not true, and the 23-year-old was shot in his aunt’s back yard.

[…] family members say Ward was in the backyard of his aunt when someone ran up to him with a gun and shots were fired. They say Ward knew the other people in the incident and there was no robbery.

A 22-year-old man, who police called a robbery victim, was shot in the leg, and his condition was stabilized at Christ, police said.”

Usually the police win this blame game. If that’s the case, then we may see the citizenry take the lead in the justifiable homicide count.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

Anti-lunatic Squad

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 29 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 35 wounded

Friday 10/20
2:30p 1300 S Spaulding, North Lawndale, M/24
2:30p 1300 S Spaulding, North Lawndale, M/26
4:20p 6000 S Union, Englewood, M/25
7:30p 6900 S California, Chicago Lawn, M/28
9:25p 6200 S Marshfield, Englewood, M/23
9:25p 6200 S Marshfield, Englewood, F/25
9:45p 600 E 37th, Oakland, M/34
Saturday 10/21
12:40a 2300 N Central, Belmont Cragin, M/21
12:40a 2600 W Potomac, West Town, M/42
2:00a 3300 W Fulton, Garfield Park, M/31
2:40a 600 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/24
2:45a 10000 S Parnell, Washington Heights, M/21
4:20a 800 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/26 (video)
4:20a 800 W Jackson, Near West Side, F/26
4:20a 800 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/31
11:15a 1300 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/18
11:15a 1300 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/22
4:00p 1100 S Whipple, North Lawndale, M/29
4:00p 1100 S Whipple, North Lawndale, M/46
5:40p 3300 W Marquette, Chicago Lawn, F/36
5:55p 7900 S Manistee, South Chicago, M/25

6:20p 5500 W Corcoran, Austin, M/50
7:00p 12300 S Lowe, West Pullman, M/19
10:10p 3100 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/19
10:35p 200 W 109th, Roseland, M/27
11:00p 9800 S Carpenter, Washington Heights, M/27
Sunday 10/22
2:15a 5700 S Kedzie, Gage Park, M/21(#BanTrucks)
5:35a 4700 S Western, Brighton Park, M/27
11:00a 400 E 63rd, Woodlawn, M/55
1:15p 11100 S Halsted, Morgan Park, M/20
1:15p 11100 S Halsted, Morgan Park, M/34
3:15p 11000 S Emerald, Roseland, M/23
8:25p 1000 N Lavergne, Austin, M/?
10:00p 4800 W Chicago, Austin, M/49

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

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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
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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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