2 fatally stabbed; 2 shot dead in sep...

2 fatally stabbed; 2 shot dead in separate incidents

There are 59 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 8, 2007, titled 2 fatally stabbed; 2 shot dead in separate incidents. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A man and woman were found stabbed to death in their homes in separate incidents on the South Side and two other men were shot to death in what police are calling gang-related slayings this weekend.

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John Lindh

Spartanburg, SC

#1 Sep 9, 2007
Safer in Iraq than on the streets of Chicago. Who is Boss Daley going to blame for this?

Since: Sep 07

Chicago, Ill.

#2 Sep 9, 2007
I totally agree with you John L. It is safer in Iraq. The National Guard should be on the streets of America helping the police, so we can walk the streets day or night without fear; and be able to sleep in our own beds; have our children in their own backyard or front porch without drive-by shootings.
jcruz

Tampa, FL

#3 Sep 9, 2007
WE MOVED FROM CHICAGO TO FLORIDA AND WE ARE GLAD THAT WE TOOK OUR FOUR BOYS FROM CHICAGO. WE CAN SLEEP AND NOT THINK ABOUT DRIVE-BYS AND NOT HAVING TO LOOK BACK TO SEE WHO'S BEHIND YOU.WE MOVED FOUR YEARS AGO AND WE ARE HAPPY THAT WE MADE THAT MOVE.
mrsbasemore

Franklin, WI

#4 Sep 9, 2007
I know Cory Dillard and his family. I am so saddened by is death because he was a good child. Even though he lived in the projects, as did I, he was not in any gang and was very respectful. I am praying for his family to seek GOD and HIS strength during this time. May GOD bless them all in their attempt to deal with this senseless murder.
UNKOWN

Dothan, AL

#5 Sep 9, 2007
I HOPE THEY CATCH THE PERSON DAT KILLED MII CUZIN JEREL SMITH, IF THEY DONT I HOPE HE SUFFER.....
RIP JEREL I LUV U ALWAYZ U WILL NEVA B 4GOTTEN
Junior

Berwyn, IL

#6 Sep 9, 2007
Man they were cowards they shot him when his back was turrned !!! R.I.P Jerel Smith we miss u cuz love Junior ~Tracy Coopers Soon~
Junior

Berwyn, IL

#7 Sep 9, 2007
I HOPE THEY CATCH THE PERSON DAT KILLED MI CUZIN JEREL SMITH, IF THEY DONT I HOPE THEY SUFFER because they can't alwayz run 4 eva
RIP JEREL I LUV U ALWAYZ U WILL NEVA B 4GOTTEN !!!

W3 GOT U NewNe
Just for info

United States

#8 Sep 10, 2007
Minimal Coverage?
Thirteen people get shot at a party in 015 and the Tribune gives it two sentences at the end of a throwaway article?

On the West Side, a 17-year-old boy was killed and at least nine others were wounded after a man opened fire with a shotgun on a group leaving a party about 12:15 a.m. at Long Avenue and Iowa Street, in the Austin neighborhood, Taylor said.

Jerel Smith, of the 5400 block of West Augusta Boulevard, was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner's office.
Granted, most of the wounded were pellet wounds, not exactly life threatening. But in terms of sheer numbers, one would think that the media would.... oh wait. They weren't shot by the police, and it was just vice lords versus black p-stones, so it doesn't matter. We understand.
Withheld

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 10, 2007
yall bogus as hell fa only givin him 4 sentences, well us 4 sentences cuz i was a victim of tha shootin, i was hit 7 times, mah brotha got hit twice, mah man got shot in tha back of tha head n mah homie still in tha hospital cuz he was hit 9 times n i heard he cant even walk n dat aint even all 13 people got shot dat night n we still depressed but tryna move on but it jus aint dat easy when u lose one of yo niggahs out tha hood u feel me, one of tha youngn's u was always quick ta ride fo but theres a better day n we aint trippin but tha "A" will neva b tha same wit out him no matter wat or who we bring ta tha hood cuz his spot cant b replaced~duces~
lucinda

Plainfield, IL

#10 Sep 11, 2007
there should be more information on jerel smith because i'm sure there was more to the story ,stuff like this should atleast roam the news because this stuff with teenagers getting killed is outragous.
lucinda

Plainfield, IL

#11 Sep 11, 2007
I love you jerel . Love cindy always.
cindy

Plainfield, IL

#12 Sep 12, 2007
I love you so much.
cindy

Plainfield, IL

#13 Sep 12, 2007
Withheld wrote:
yall bogus as hell fa only givin him 4 sentences, well us 4 sentences cuz i was a victim of tha shootin, i was hit 7 times, mah brotha got hit twice, mah man got shot in tha back of tha head n mah homie still in tha hospital cuz he was hit 9 times n i heard he cant even walk n dat aint even all 13 people got shot dat night n we still depressed but tryna move on but it jus aint dat easy when u lose one of yo niggahs out tha hood u feel me, one of tha youngn's u was always quick ta ride fo but theres a better day n we aint trippin but tha "A" will neva b tha same wit out him no matter wat or who we bring ta tha hood cuz his spot cant b replaced~duces~
I was going with jerel for months and he never did anything to any body so why him?
Alarm is Ringing

United States

#14 Sep 12, 2007
Why when death occurs we tend not to want to hear the Truth? We find all the nice things to say and almost everyone overlook real life.

Jerel Smith was a member of those 4 corner bangers. He started disobeying his mother,cursing her out showing her NO RESPECT. You want more? He phsically fought his own GrandMother but this is the Jerel you don't wanna hear about. Many of his family members tried talking to him tring hard to get him to change direction but he did not listen.

This massage is for all of you young teens out there gangbanging and disobey your parents, staying out late at night when you should be home.

Get out of the gangs, joining gangs mean you join satan's army and God will judge you Read Below:

Ephesians 6:2 Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with (promise);

Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and,(He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death).

This may sound hard and it seem to make you mad but the truth cuts both way Much Love Jerel maybe your death will change the hearts and minds of the people who love you R.I.P

Since: Sep 07

Chicago, Ill.

#15 Sep 12, 2007
Alarm is Ringing wrote:
Why when death occurs we tend not to want to hear the Truth? We find all the nice things to say and almost everyone overlook real life.
Jerel Smith was a member of those 4 corner bangers. He started disobeying his mother,cursing her out showing her NO RESPECT. You want more? He phsically fought his own GrandMother but this is the Jerel you don't wanna hear about. Many of his family members tried talking to him tring hard to get him to change direction but he did not listen.
This massage is for all of you young teens out there gangbanging and disobey your parents, staying out late at night when you should be home.
Get out of the gangs, joining gangs mean you join satan's army and God will judge you Read Below:
Ephesians 6:2 Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with (promise);
Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and,(He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death).
This may sound hard and it seem to make you mad but the truth cuts both way Much Love Jerel maybe your death will change the hearts and minds of the people who love you R.I.P
AMEN !
JEREL LIL SIS O

Chicago, IL

#16 Sep 12, 2007
I knew Jerel personally annd was at the party on the 5400 block of Iowa. Jerel was a good person he always kept the party going and i never heard him say anything negative towards anyone that night. An argument started inside of the party not a fight the fight didnt sart unti around 12:15 am when about 25 boys from off Augusta came to fight and throw brinks at the house next door to mine. A gentleman siad wait befor you throw that brick becaus all of yo are 4's (Four Corner Hustler's) and that they shoudnt be fighting. Ohter words were said when four gunshots from a shot gun was blasted toward the crowd of Augusta boys and innocent bystanders like me who were just trying to have fun coming from a party. Jerel was the only one killed and not 9 people but 13 people were shot! I'm gon miss seing you'r face Jerel but now this should be a little hint for all us teens who aint livin right!
cindy

Plainfield, IL

#17 Sep 13, 2007
he's in heaven because he was an angel.
cindy

Plainfield, IL

#18 Sep 13, 2007
marie -chicago wrote:
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AMEN !
See that might be the problem but at the same time you have to look at it he never did nothing to anybody in that party and if anything he tried to stop it from happening. Jerel was a nice person. okay he might have did bad things but he has did good things because people have they ups and downs know that.
Alarm is Ringing

United States

#19 Sep 13, 2007
Answer this? If you younger people wanna have fun why do it at a location were you know gang members are? Late night parties means the freaks come out at night. Are all of you in gangs? I know you are NOT! Please I'm begging you denonce the gangs get jumped out, find yourself a church home and turn your lives around, you do not need a gang. Jerel got a strong family who loves him he had no reason to feel lonely or lrft out enough to want to be a 4 corner banger. Let this serve as your warning, the gangs make things seem loving and family like but they serve satan, did you know that before you joined? You are pledging your life to the devil when you join a gang. Do a google search (teens died Chicago)and read how many other teens are dying, you'll be shocked.
My young sista and brothas take a stand and take back your lives join JESUS not a gang He needs you more. Much love to you all.
Tee-Tee

Harvey, IL

#20 Sep 13, 2007
I will miss you Laru!!!

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