Enlightening Commentary

Weekend Wrap-up

Posted on September 16, 2013

safe_passage_chalkieCooler temps, a Sunday filled with rain and typical lousy accuracy combined for the least deadliest weekend in a long time. This past weekend saw just one (1) two (2) dead and another 10 nine (9) wounded.

A breakdown of the 11 shootings shows:

  • 9 Males
  • 2 Females
  • 24.8yo average age
  • Youngest 14
  • 5 hit in head or torso
  • 1 in “very critical” condition
  • 9% 18% shot-to-kill ratio
  • 9 neighborhoods
  • 3 shot on Team Austin

Comparing to recent past weekends:

  • 9/6 weekend: 5 dead, 17 wounded
  • 8/30 weekend: 9 dead, 15 wounded
  • 8/23 weekend: 2 dead, 17 wounded
  • 8/16 weekend: 9 dead, 35 wounded
  • 8/9 weekend: 4 dead, 33 wounded


Posted on Sept 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM

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. I Abrams September 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    One of my more motivated and capable students was uncharacteristically sleeping in my class this morning. After trying my tried and true student wake-up comedy routine without success, I asked him what was wrong. He said he’d been in the hospital all night. His brother had been shot the night before. According to my student, his brother, age 20, isn’t in a gang but had some kind of run-in a week ago with some members of one of the city’s noble fraternal organizations. These gentlemen apparently did not have their trademark equipment with them at the time of the original encounter and the tete-a-tete ended amicably enough. However, it appears that they had second thoughts and, meeting him on the street last night with pistols handy, they shot him in the face. The bullet traveled through his oral cavity and out the back of his neck. As of this morning, it looked like he would live to argue another day.

    • W.H.Thompson September 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Was this incident here in Chicago or elsewhere? No need to identify exactly where, just a simple yes or no. Thanks.

      • I Abrams September 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

        West Side. Murder Capitol of the United States. (You have to guess what city that is.)

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