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Chicago police shoot and kill person on Southeast Side

There are 77 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 22, 2008, titled Chicago police shoot and kill person on Southeast Side. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Chicago police shot and killed a person about 1 a.m. Sunday on the Southeast Side, police said.

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Officer Bob

Melrose Park, IL

#2 Jun 22, 2008
Another criminal bites the dust. Good.
SameOld

Naperville, IL

#3 Jun 22, 2008
I'm sure the guy was an upstanding employed citizen who was simply working in his yard at 3am in gangland, right cMe? I guess you think it's unfair for Police to shoot bad guys with guns?
Terri

Chicago, IL

#4 Jun 22, 2008
I'm not a big fan of the Chgo.Police Dept.but to headline an article Chicago police shoot and kill man on Southeast side is to me very misleading.Why wouldn't the Tribune have worded it in a way showing this was there job,It sounds like this man had guns so it sounds like they had no choice.Your headline has convicted the police.Our the police suppose to be afraid of everyone to protect thierself and society.
Joe

Springfield, IL

#5 Jun 22, 2008
cMe wrote:
Did they shoot him in the back? That seems to be their modus operandi.
By law it can be done. Did you see that two guns were recovered?
jim a

United States

#6 Jun 22, 2008
Although it is always sad when a life is lost, we can more or less assume that other lives, innocent lives were saved by the police. With two guns recovered and the offender deceased, it is far less likely that new victims, odds are African American victims will not be killed or shot.
Over the last 30 years, nearly 20,000 black citizens have been murdered by other blacks in Chicago and apporximately more that 30,000 have been shot and wounded. Where are the black leaders???
Lawyers R Thieves

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 22, 2008
cMe wrote:
Did they shoot him in the back? That seems to be their modus operandi.
Your father should take you and drop you off in the middle of the ghetto on a hot saturday night, with a sign on your back "Victim In Wating". Let's see if the junkies and Gang Bangers will afford you the courtsey of shooting you in the face before they rob you?
insider

Springfield, IL

#9 Jun 22, 2008
No Contract=No Contact! Blame the Police as usual.
steve

Chicago, IL

#10 Jun 22, 2008
cMe wrote:
Did they shoot him in the back? That seems to be their modus operandi.
Well then tell them to stop turning around. The Gangsters M.O is to shoot and run. Is it the cops fault the bullet found thier back? Nice job CPD thx for helping get two guns off the street!
loose cannon

Lombard, IL

#12 Jun 22, 2008
Congratulations, CPD!
Nice Marksmanship!
American First

Sterling, VA

#13 Jun 22, 2008
My old neighborhood. Glad I left. No one saw anything; unless, a cop shoots a gangbanger; then: "dem saw". If a gangbanger shoots someone; "da don't see"! Life in the Ghetto: self inflicted genocide, parracide.
no obama

Chicago, IL

#14 Jun 22, 2008
jim a wrote:
Although it is always sad when a life is lost, we can more or less assume that other lives, innocent lives were saved by the police. With two guns recovered and the offender deceased, it is far less likely that new victims, odds are African American victims will not be killed or shot.
Over the last 30 years, nearly 20,000 black citizens have been murdered by other blacks in Chicago and apporximately more that 30,000 have been shot and wounded. Where are the black leaders???
In church listening to Rev.Wright and Fr. Pfelger listening to their racial garbage talks.
Terrell

Des Plaines, IL

#20 Jun 22, 2008
Leave us alone CPD. We don't need you policing us. When you come on a crime scene and see how we don't talk to you, its because we will settle the problem on our own. Gangs are good, police are bad is the motto of the ghetto.
Don

United States

#22 Jun 22, 2008
Great work, glad no one was hurt...other than the hoodlum. I have a handful of friends that are CPD and God Bless them. People like Terrell who claim there is no need for CPD...laughable. The motto of the ghetto may be that, but the motto of the rest of Chicago is...."get rid of the ghetto". Maybe our tax dollars can continue to support your current state of unemployment in the ghetto. The motto of the ghetto.."ha"..give me a break. Grow up, get a job, and contribute to society, that is the motto of the rest of the United States of America.
lady1

Chicago, IL

#23 Jun 22, 2008
Terrell wrote:
Leave us alone CPD. We don't need you policing us. When you come on a crime scene and see how we don't talk to you, its because we will settle the problem on our own. Gangs are good, police are bad is the motto of the ghetto.
If it was gangbangers killing each other, your idea would work. Problem is, too many innocent people, children included, are getting killed.What is your solution to that?
Bob

Mokena, IL

#26 Jun 22, 2008
So when does the family, Jessie, and Father Pfleger come out and start talking police used deadly force for no reason. I mean I am sorry that the guy had to die, but he had two guns (by the way are supposed to be illegal in Chicago)and most likely pointing them at the police for them to shoot.
no one

New Lenox, IL

#28 Jun 22, 2008
The news article itself is poorly written, it gives no motive or detail on what was taking place that the CPD shoot the person. I believe that there is so much violence going on in certain areas of Chicago that the police are left with no other choice (again, I said I believe because I don't know I can only tell from the news articles and don't anyone tell me to go there thats not my point)

Since the only solution to the gangbanger is to shoot and kill its too bad we couldn't round them all up, no matter what race they are put them on "Gangbanger" Island and let them shoot it out, problem solved!!!

Has these areas of Chicago always been this violent or is it the media that is writing more about it?
Jeeez

Elk Grove Village, IL

#29 Jun 22, 2008
Dirty Sanchez wrote:
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Lillian, way back when I was a little kid the Chicago Police had a rather unique way of handling bums, child molesters, street punks and other ne'r do wells. The Paddy Wagon. The trip was usually to Cook County Hospital with a few cops in the back of the wagon to keep the crook secure. Since then the criminal justice system has, via shylock lawyers, created an air of criminal rights. And those criminals now think they can pillage a large, beautiful city as they see fit.
The Chicago Police or any trained gun carrying person will automatically draw and fire at the sight of a gun. It is only human nature and survival. I grew up on both side of Chicago and the South side is definitely something else. Add to that employment by Illinois Bell during the 60's and 70's and you will realize that I saw a lot. Not all of it pretty. This was the era of Richard Speck, the Grimes sisters and the Race Riots starting with the Peurto Rican neighborhood on the North side.
Don't start belaboring me with tales of the Chicago Police doing bad things to your people. I saw the Chicago Police specifically stay out of your neighborhood during the riots so your neighbors could burn their own houses down. No, you live in a world created by yourself.
I just wonder what it will take to reintroduce the Paddy Wagon. How far is the closed community of the South Side going to go?
Well said,Well said.
imho

El Dorado Hills, CA

#32 Jun 22, 2008
American First wrote:
My old neighborhood. Glad I left. No one saw anything; unless, a cop shoots a gangbanger; then: "dem saw". If a gangbanger shoots someone; "da don't see"! Life in the Ghetto: self inflicted genocide, parracide.
parracide? what is that? when someone kills a parrot?
Dirty Sanchez

Arapahoe, NE

#35 Jun 22, 2008
Terrell wrote:
Leave us alone CPD. We don't need you policing us. When you come on a crime scene and see how we don't talk to you, its because we will settle the problem on our own. Gangs are good, police are bad is the motto of the ghetto.
Terrell you don't realize that because of the Civil Rights that Dr. King fought and died for is the reason that you are part of the community of Chicago. Like it or not your community is part of the real world.
If you are the spokesman for that neighborhood then I would suggest that you all pack up your bags and move because that is the way a civilized community solves its problems.
As for gangs being good and the police being bad....I will personally send a check to Chicago to make sure that you and your kind get on board the next boat outta here. I'm positive that there will be many more checks following mine.
anonymous said

Washington Court House, OH

#36 Jun 22, 2008
Joe wrote:
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By law it can be done. Did you see that two guns were recovered?
I will never understand why people feel the police do not have the right to shoot someone in the back. People, please read the "Officers Use of Force Model" and update yourself on criminal law. No where in the history of policing has there ever been a rule that a police officer cannot shoot someone in the back. Believe it or not a police officer can legally use deadly force to merely prevent an offender from escaping if the offender is armed with a deadly weapon and the officer reasonably believes the person may, or has, used said weapon.

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