Boy, 3, crushed by gate on Near North...

Boy, 3, crushed by gate on Near North Side

There are 58 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 27, 2008, titled Boy, 3, crushed by gate on Near North Side. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A 3-year-old boy was critically hurt Friday evening when he was crushed by a metal gate on Chicago's Near North Side , authorities said.

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Mount Prospect, IL

#48 Jun 27, 2008
Yukan Blomie wrote:
I'm truly sorry for this tragedy but where were the parents? A three year old? Come on people!!! Dad was selling drugs and Mom was turning tricks?
These were a couple kids playing on a gate...in the projects. No grren grass playgound with swings and slides. Folks were watching. F---cked up terrible accident. Little boy gets his head caved in... Accident!!! Accident Accident!!!!!

FU Toucan Sam...don't want to blow you. Stick it up your ---!!!
Do Shane

Mount Prospect, IL

#49 Jun 27, 2008
Yukan Blomie wrote:
I'm truly sorry for this tragedy but where were the parents? A three year old? Come on people!!! Dad was selling drugs and Mom was turning tricks?
Y'know what? Noone is interested in your negative BS. Show some anger at the mother who's three year old just shot himself to death. Or the family who's 3-yr old got hit and killed by the freight train. How about the 3-yr old who recently was killed because he fell down the stairs? Where the F____U___C___K were their parents??????

These were kids playing...in the yard...on a gate. A tragic accident. A beautiful life lost!!!!

God help this family through this.
About Damn Time

Mount Prospect, IL

#50 Jun 27, 2008
A 3-year old weighs, what, 50 pounds at most (and those are the outliers), he wasn't the cause of this. This is just a sad situation in general. Those of you cracking jokes, you better hope there is no God, because if there is you are going to Hell.
About Damn Time

Mount Prospect, IL

#51 Jun 27, 2008
A child lost his life, and you think it is funny to crack jokes? Who is going to read your comment? Maybe 50 people, get a life...You are pathetic and sad. A child lost his life, show some compassion. I only hope no one laughs at you when you or one of your family members die.
Joe

Skokie, IL

#52 Jun 27, 2008
Regarding the residents who were protesting: if you don't think public housing is nice enough for you, leave. Oh yeah, you'd have to get jobs. My bad. When you can pay market rents, then you can start complaining that you want nicer digs.
Borrow and Spend Repubs

Elmhurst, IL

#53 Jun 27, 2008
About Damn Time wrote:
A child lost his life, and you think it is funny to crack jokes? Who is going to read your comment? Maybe 50 people, get a life...You are pathetic and sad. A child lost his life, show some compassion. I only hope no one laughs at you when you or one of your family members die.
Racists and Republicans (usually the same group of people) simply love death. That's all there is to it. A poor little babies dies, these scum are popping corks. It tells you everything you need to know about this country, and the 23% who still continue to support Bush...
Be Practical

Chicago, IL

#54 Jun 27, 2008
Borrow and Spend Repubs wrote:
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Just another hidebound, fearful Republican, seething with bitterness and hatred toward not just fellow human beings .. but BABIES
Incredible. What scum Repubs are .. screw them all
?? B & S... sounds like more appropriate name for you would be "BS"

What on gods green earth does being republican (or anything else for that matter) have to do with this story?...go troll some other forum where venting about republicans or democrats is more appropriate.

(While I'm on my soap box - same goes for all you other trolls who take potshots and make horrendously stupid and insensitive comments.)
Curtis

Mount Prospect, IL

#55 Jun 27, 2008
Shannon wrote:
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show some compassion you ignorant Ass! That was just a BABY that lost his life.
RIP sweet baby and my deepest condolences go to the family!!!!!!
Why T-F are you here defending me right now?

Don't you have a sister to mourn?? Or a Puentes to screw--??
Art Jinkson

United States

#56 Jun 27, 2008
Borrow and Spend Repubs wrote:
Republican racists love these types of stories. Republicans simply don't care about human life. It's a little kid who dies, but Republicans celebrate the death (even as they hypocritically get on their high horse outside of abortion clinics.)
Borrow-and-spend Repubs are scum of the lowest order, not worth urinating on.
Oh please you goof
James

Chicago, IL

#57 Jun 27, 2008
Wow, what a really sad story. Rest in Peace, Curtis.
Borrow and Spend Repubs

Elmhurst, IL

#58 Jun 27, 2008
what is "has to do" with this story is that, yes, these cowards who post toxic reprehensible crap "blaming" the mother (whom the story very clearly indicates was watching her child play) are Repubs. That's all there is to it.

Are you honestly trying to tell me that these wastes of life celebrating the death of a 3 year old are left-wingers? You know .. "libs" ? are the "libs" celebrating this sorrowful event ... or maybe , just maybe .. it's another group of people?
Mark

Villa Park, IL

#59 Jun 27, 2008
Borrow and Spend Repubs wrote:
Republican racists love these types of stories. Republicans simply don't care about human life. It's a little kid who dies, but Republicans celebrate the death (even as they hypocritically get on their high horse outside of abortion clinics.)
Borrow-and-spend Repubs are scum of the lowest order, not worth urinating on.
Is this a drug or alcohol induced rant or are you just an angry person? Where is there anything in this article about politics? What republicans are "celebrating"? As a republican, I can tell you that I wouldn't let my kid hang on a gate with several other kids. The weight was probably too great to handle.
Be Practical

Chicago, IL

#60 Jun 27, 2008
Borrow and Spend Repubs wrote:
what is "has to do" with this story is that, yes, these cowards who post toxic reprehensible crap "blaming" the mother (whom the story very clearly indicates was watching her child play) are Repubs. That's all there is to it.
Are you honestly trying to tell me that these wastes of life celebrating the death of a 3 year old are left-wingers? You know .. "libs" ? are the "libs" celebrating this sorrowful event ... or maybe , just maybe .. it's another group of people?
- "BS" still applies.
- Don't recall anyone but you trying to link this story to republicans, liberals or any other flavor of politics. Go troll your politics somewhere else.
Mark

Villa Park, IL

#61 Jun 27, 2008
Borrow and Spend Repubs wrote:
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Racists and Republicans (usually the same group of people) simply love death. That's all there is to it. A poor little babies dies, these scum are popping corks. It tells you everything you need to know about this country, and the 23% who still continue to support Bush...
Are you off your meds TOO?
Borrow and Spend Repubs

Elmhurst, IL

#62 Jun 27, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text> Is this a drug or alcohol induced rant or are you just an angry person? Where is there anything in this article about politics? What republicans are "celebrating"? As a republican, I can tell you that I wouldn't let my kid hang on a gate with several other kids. The weight was probably too great to handle.
It's not at all about the article, Mark, it's about the responses to the article on this forum.

I'd like you to try to defend these responses, then, from communities like "wheeling" and so forth (wherever the hell that is), and why there is so much anger coming from people with so much wealth?
Be Practical

Chicago, IL

#63 Jun 27, 2008
[QUOTE who="Borrow and Spend Repubs[/QUOTE]

Just because the IP address says they're from Wheeling and "so forth" - there's nothing to indicate they do or don't have $$. Odds are, they're just angry (or stupid) people....which is entirely unrelated to political affiliation.(none of the political camps can claim they're "idiot free")
coffee addict

Valparaiso, IN

#64 Jun 27, 2008
Sure is alot of baiters on the boards tonight. RIP in the Angels arms little one.
cpfoutz

United States

#65 Jun 27, 2008
Borrow and Spend Repubs wrote:
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It's not at all about the article, Mark, it's about the responses to the article on this forum.
I'd like you to try to defend these responses, then, from communities like "wheeling" and so forth (wherever the hell that is), and why there is so much anger coming from people with so much wealth?
I'm wondering how you can assume these comments come from republicans? hmmm...maybe because your stereotyping...the same activity your condemning (racism is nothing more than stereotyping)...so what makes you better than the people you condemn? how do you know who they vote for? Is it purely location? I live in Andersonville and I'll be d@mned if you call me a liberal.

You condemn anyone who believes in God. you condemn anyone who lives in Lake County. You condemn anyone who votes for a particular candidate. You condemn people who come from a rural area. you condemn people with a high socioeconimic status. how does that make you better than the racists you condemn (who may be liberals...I know many unionized racists who've never voted republican in their life).

As a Christian Republican, I feel sorry for this child. I feel sorry for his family. This was a tragic incident. Like any loss of a child this young, it could have been prevented, but hindsight is 20/20 and I can't blame the mother for allowing her child to do this.

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