15 Minutes In Chicago: 2 Dead, 3 Hurt, 3 Shootings

Apr 17, 2009 Full story: Cbs2chicago.com 26

Apr 17, 2009 6:55 pm US/Central Two men are dead and three others wounded after shootings within 15 minutes of each other citywide Friday afternoon.

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Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#1 Apr 18, 2009
Of course, it was warm yesterday. This is going to be a bad summer.
wow

Hazel Crest, IL

#2 Apr 18, 2009
Citizen wrote:
Of course, it was warm yesterday. This is going to be a bad summer.
got a point there....and i suppose they'll say it is CPS to blame even in the summer....

Since: Jun 08

Chicago

#6 Apr 20, 2009
To many kids running around like stray cats and dogs. Most are fatherless and the ones with mothers are to busy getting their hair and nails done, while waiting on the LINK card re-up. To much dumbass rap music feeding the brain. Every sentence cannot be completed without a curse word or an insult. No one knows their friends by there full name. Just some dumbass street name like "Lil G from up the street." Lets not add the fact these kids don't have a father figure to show them how to where their pants.

I'm black and live in Engelwood.:P

Since: Jun 08

Chicago

#7 Apr 20, 2009
typo...."wear their pants."
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#9 Apr 20, 2009
Yam Fam wrote:
To many kids running around like stray cats and dogs. Most are fatherless and the ones with mothers are to busy getting their hair and nails done, while waiting on the LINK card re-up. To much dumbass rap music feeding the brain. Every sentence cannot be completed without a curse word or an insult. No one knows their friends by there full name. Just some dumbass street name like "Lil G from up the street." Lets not add the fact these kids don't have a father figure to show them how to where their pants.
I'm black and live in Engelwood.:P
Very interesting; how come you have a Tulsa OK ISP?
truth

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 21, 2009
we need to stand together and STOP THIS VIOLENCE that has taken so many innocent lives.
for real

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 21, 2009
Yam Fam wrote:
To many kids running around like stray cats and dogs. Most are fatherless and the ones with mothers are to busy getting their hair and nails done, while waiting on the LINK card re-up. To much dumbass rap music feeding the brain. Every sentence cannot be completed without a curse word or an insult. No one knows their friends by there full name. Just some dumbass street name like "Lil G from up the street." Lets not add the fact these kids don't have a father figure to show them how to where their pants.
I'm black and live in Engelwood.:P
Wow... You must be a perfect person, that lives In a perfect Mr. Rodgers neighborhood. How are they (saggy pants, link card having nobody's, with no dad) getting a hold of guns, cocaine, weed, etc.? Do you think they are growing cocaine in their yard? Or building guns in their garage? No, they ain't. The problem Is bigger then rap music, and saggy pants. Who and where are these drugs and guns coming from? It can't be the "stupid people" waiting to re-up their link card. Think about It dumbass! Lil G from down the street might have a 10 dollar rock for sale, but who has the kilo's for sale? Who has the A-K 47 's for sale (like what killed those 3 kids last month). It can't be the fatherless link card guy.
scooby

Lombard, IL

#12 Apr 21, 2009
for real wrote:
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Wow... You must be a perfect person, that lives In a perfect Mr. Rodgers neighborhood. How are they (saggy pants, link card having nobody's, with no dad) getting a hold of guns, cocaine, weed, etc.? Do you think they are growing cocaine in their yard? Or building guns in their garage? No, they ain't. The problem Is bigger then rap music, and saggy pants. Who and where are these drugs and guns coming from? It can't be the "stupid people" waiting to re-up their link card. Think about It dumbass! Lil G from down the street might have a 10 dollar rock for sale, but who has the kilo's for sale? Who has the A-K 47 's for sale (like what killed those 3 kids last month). It can't be the fatherless link card guy.
Hmmmmm...interesting dont hate the player hate the game post. Problem is it doesnt matter who is supplying Lil G from down the street ( whitey if i can take the direction of your post ) it comes down a personal decision to join a gang, deal drugs, rob and kill people. So basically what your saying is yet another excuse for they way things are on the friggin ghettos, its not the people who live there fault?? How about making a personal decision to stay in school, get good grades, dont habg out on the street corner, you know, things civilized people do to get ahead
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#13 Apr 21, 2009
for real wrote:
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Wow... You must be a perfect person, that lives In a perfect Mr. Rodgers neighborhood. How are they (saggy pants, link card having nobody's, with no dad) getting a hold of guns, cocaine, weed, etc.? Do you think they are growing cocaine in their yard? Or building guns in their garage? No, they ain't. The problem Is bigger then rap music, and saggy pants. Who and where are these drugs and guns coming from? It can't be the "stupid people" waiting to re-up their link card. Think about It dumbass! Lil G from down the street might have a 10 dollar rock for sale, but who has the kilo's for sale? Who has the A-K 47 's for sale (like what killed those 3 kids last month). It can't be the fatherless link card guy.
All people have access to the kilos and the AKs; so why is this happening mostly there?
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#14 Apr 21, 2009
truth wrote:
we need to stand together and STOP THIS VIOLENCE that has taken so many innocent lives.
Any suggestions as to how?
truth

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 22, 2009
yes band together talk to our youth report anything you may see illegal talk to the police do not be afraid write our congressman about stiffer penalties for carry a illegal weapon.....report any and all gang activity
Yam Fam

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Apr 22, 2009
truth wrote:
yes band together talk to our youth report anything you may see illegal talk to the police do not be afraid write our congressman about stiffer penalties for carry a illegal weapon.....report any and all gang activity
The "Death Penalty" has never made someone think twice about murder. Stiffer penalties won't keep guns out of gang members hands; just your's and mines. Criminals don't care or pay attention to ANY laws. Can you see the picture I'm painting here? More laws regarding guns won't help. What will help is when they allow those who will obey the law, the ability to 'carry and conceal' so we can protect ourselves from 'Lil G'. It's not the police's duty to defend you from harm. It's your duty and RIGHT!

The gangs know we don't have guns.
Yam Fam

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Apr 22, 2009
for real wrote:
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Wow... You must be a perfect person, that lives In a perfect Mr. Rodgers neighborhood. How are they (saggy pants, link card having nobody's, with no dad) getting a hold of guns, cocaine, weed, etc.? Do you think they are growing cocaine in their yard? Or building guns in their garage? No, they ain't. The problem Is bigger then rap music, and saggy pants. Who and where are these drugs and guns coming from? It can't be the "stupid people" waiting to re-up their link card. Think about It dumbass! Lil G from down the street might have a 10 dollar rock for sale, but who has the kilo's for sale? Who has the A-K 47 's for sale (like what killed those 3 kids last month). It can't be the fatherless link card guy.
I use to think just like you! Then I thought to myself, "I grew up in Englewood. Why haven't I killed, gangbanged, sold drugs, or not finish my education?" The answer is my parents wouldn't allow it. It was my own choice to continue and complete my education beyond high school. It was my choice to not have childeren from a "hood rat" that's gonna sit on her ass all day talking gossip with her 'hood rat' friend about all their "baby daddy's" issues. You know they usually have 3 to 5 kids all by different guys and none of them have with a high school diploma.

Its your choice to be an asset to your neighborhood and community, or a liability to it.
Yam Fam

Jacksonville, FL

#18 Apr 22, 2009
Citizen wrote:
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Any suggestions as to how?
Require all pregnant women with less than a high school diploma to take some form of parenting class. Require the "soon to be absentfathers" to also be present. If not, you can't qualify from public assistance.

I also like the idea of drug testing all those that accept public assistance. Its time to make people accountable for their lives and stop living off the system and making excuses for why they can't get up in the morning, washup, brush teeth, eat breakfeast, get dressed, go to work, and pay bills like everyone else.

I'm through making excuses for my people. And like said before, I live in Englewood. I see this crap everyday.
truth

Chicago, IL

#19 Apr 22, 2009
Yam Fam wrote:
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The "Death Penalty" has never made someone think twice about murder. Stiffer penalties won't keep guns out of gang members hands; just your's and mines. Criminals don't care or pay attention to ANY laws. Can you see the picture I'm painting here? More laws regarding guns won't help. What will help is when they allow those who will obey the law, the ability to 'carry and conceal' so we can protect ourselves from 'Lil G'. It's not the police's duty to defend you from harm. It's your duty and RIGHT!
The gangs know we don't have guns.
true but so many people are scared to say a word to a cop because theyre intimidated by these gangs my daughter's 14 yr old next door neighbor was shot and killed in a car right in front of his aunts after a basketball game he went to with his cousins he leaned over and protected his 2 yr old and 4 yr old cousins he died a hero but it is just so hard for her as well as so may others to understand why? no one will talk to the people trying to solve this heinous murder so another killer is on the streets we need to SPEAK UP AND SHOW THES GANGS WE WILL NOT ALLOW THEM INTO OUR NEIBORHOOD KILLING OUR INNCONET CHILDREN ANYMORE!!!!!!! Take Back our streets!! ALLOW US AS CITIZENS to carry concealed weapons then these gangbangers will not know who is gonna fire back on their azzes!@!
truth

Chicago, IL

#20 Apr 22, 2009
BRAVO YAM FAM GREAT IDEAS!!!! clap clap
Yam Fam

Jacksonville, FL

#21 Apr 22, 2009
truth wrote:
BRAVO YAM FAM GREAT IDEAS!!!! clap clap
The way I see it is if the community is armed and can defend itself from gangs, then people won't be afraid to speak up. People are afraid because they can't defend themselves. If we take back the streets its gonna have to be in the manner the gangs have taken over the streets...with guns!

Wouldn't you love to hear a story like this:

"A 60yr old woman who home was envaded in the middle of the night, kills her intruders."

"Father kills gang member threating and harrassing his child outside home."

"Female college student kills convicted rappist well trying to enter her appartment."

Now thats good news to me!
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#22 Apr 22, 2009
Yam Fam wrote:
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Require all pregnant women with less than a high school diploma to take some form of parenting class. Require the "soon to be absentfathers" to also be present. If not, you can't qualify from public assistance.
I also like the idea of drug testing all those that accept public assistance. Its time to make people accountable for their lives and stop living off the system and making excuses for why they can't get up in the morning, washup, brush teeth, eat breakfeast, get dressed, go to work, and pay bills like everyone else.
I'm through making excuses for my people. And like said before, I live in Englewood. I see this crap everyday.
I agree with you on the parenting classes; and it should not just be one class but a continuing effort. Early childhood programs would be good also. Education about birth control and STDs would be good. Maybe somebody from a family who was a victim to gang violence can come talk in he schools to let the young people know just how hard it is when this happened to you.
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#23 Apr 22, 2009
truth wrote:
<quoted text>true but so many people are scared to say a word to a cop because theyre intimidated by these gangs my daughter's 14 yr old next door neighbor was shot and killed in a car right in front of his aunts after a basketball game he went to with his cousins he leaned over and protected his 2 yr old and 4 yr old cousins he died a hero but it is just so hard for her as well as so may others to understand why? no one will talk to the people trying to solve this heinous murder so another killer is on the streets we need to SPEAK UP AND SHOW THES GANGS WE WILL NOT ALLOW THEM INTO OUR NEIBORHOOD KILLING OUR INNCONET CHILDREN ANYMORE!!!!!!! Take Back our streets!! ALLOW US AS CITIZENS to carry concealed weapons then these gangbangers will not know who is gonna fire back on their azzes!@!
I tip my hat to you.
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#24 Apr 22, 2009
Yam Fam wrote:
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The "Death Penalty" has never made someone think twice about murder. Stiffer penalties won't keep guns out of gang members hands; just your's and mines. Criminals don't care or pay attention to ANY laws. Can you see the picture I'm painting here? More laws regarding guns won't help. What will help is when they allow those who will obey the law, the ability to 'carry and conceal' so we can protect ourselves from 'Lil G'. It's not the police's duty to defend you from harm. It's your duty and RIGHT!
The gangs know we don't have guns.
You are so right; but you know, a lot of citizens do have guns despite the 'laws'. You are right; it 's important for self protection.

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