Enlightening Commentary

Blue Line Blues

Posted on October 9, 2014

Lorenzo JonesThe poor CTA Blue Line, besides being known for questionable service and hi-speed escalator runs, some this jagoff decided to take a few shots at it this morning.

“A man in his 20s with a long arrest record fired an assault rifle five times at a Blue Line train at the LaSalle station Thursday morning but did not hit anyone, police said.

The man was arrested within minutes as he was walking with the rifle about a block from the station, police said. He was carrying 60 extra bullets, police said.

The gunman was seen on CTA surveillance video boarding a train at LaSalle Street, traveling in a loop and then getting off back at LaSalle, according to McCarthy. On the platform, the gunman opened fire on a train five times, he said.

McCarthy said the gunman has a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, but the rifle was reported stolen from Indiana. The fact that the gunman fired on the train and not any people, McCarthy said, was “a bit perplexing.””

What’s even more perplexing, G-Mac, is:

  • how someone rides a CTA train with a rifle without being noticed?
  • how does someone with a “long arrest record” get a FOID card?
  • how can someone get an “assault rifle” into Chicago – those are like really, really, super illegal and stuff (and scary!).

UPDATE: Our hero used a Hi-Point Carbine, hardly an assault rifle, and is being held on $2 million dollars bond, which is $1MM more than the typical murder suspect.

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. James Manos October 10, 2014 at 6:11 am

    We live in an insane time.

  2. Russ October 10, 2014 at 6:29 am

    How does someone with,”a long arrest record” get a firearms I.D. card?

    • EZ October 10, 2014 at 7:29 am

      ISP has some explaining regarding this individual getting a foid

    • W.H.Thompson October 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Excellent point. We’ll update the post. Thanks!

  3. bobdog October 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Russ, you took the words right out of my mouth, and I mean word for word.

    Thank goodness for Officer Krupke Chief McCarthy. Without such a fine administrator, people would be getting shot on a daily basis.

  4. rob October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    W.H. Thanks for of the hard work that you put into this website!

  5. Chiraq or Afcago? October 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Hi-Point…well, he can use the same mags for both the alleged rifle and a pistol…

  6. Mr. Obama October 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    It is against CTA ordinance to possess a firearm on CTA property, I’m sure the signs are posted. Maybe this guy just didn’t see them. I’m sure he’s a good boy as well ( with a valid FOID) who was bringing home his newly obtained self defense weapon when it maulfunctioned 5 times. We can only hope he doesn’t sue the city for another wrongful arrest. McCarthy should ask the CTA to make the signs bigger to keep this from happening again.

  7. john cass October 11, 2014 at 2:47 am

    What does one have to do to not get shot in Chicago?

  8. Shikahgho October 11, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Wtf is wrong with these ppl

  9. John L October 11, 2014 at 5:00 am

    But his mama, in a tv interview, said he did not mean to shoot a person, that he is mentally ill and needs help.
    Help him to a psycho ward, please.

  10. Mayberry RFD October 11, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I love it when the “mama” gets interviewed after the savage she bred with a baby daddy she can’t pick out of a Sesame Street game. The young savage was either leaving the gang or has some sort of issue whitey is responsible for. Sometimes they push all in and say the young savage was framed or a gentle giant.

  11. meme October 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    The website is missing the number of migrating Chicago thugs killed in other states and cities. In the past few days a Chicago thug was shot and killed in Pittsburgh, the others in the shootings are hospitalized….Thanks Chicago !!
    I read it this morning however the article has been taken down off the wpxi website, huuum wonder why?

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