Busy morning for bank robbers in Chicago

Busy morning for bank robbers in Chicago

There are 73 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Busy morning for bank robbers in Chicago. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Two Chase bank branches were robbed within minutes of each other Thursday morning in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood and on the Near North Side , police said.

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Waste of Time

Chicago, IL

#62 Aug 7, 2008
Apparently Ray Quintanilla failed to contribute a description of the offenders to this report.
dmm

New Lenox, IL

#63 Aug 7, 2008
Dan wrote:
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So not wanting a gun makes me dumb? I'm confident enough to go through my day without fretting over who is going to pull a gun on me and how I will be prepared to respond. Carrying a gun in an attempt to protect yourself from harm is tantamount to carrying around a mouth guard in case you get into a fist fight and don't want to chip your teeth.
And if actually in the situation where youíd need a gun; the ability to access the weapon, turn the safety off, aim, and fire prudently and at an angle that wonít send errant bullets towards bystanders or windows sounds totally plausible. Especially if youíre only requirement is not committing a felony. Every person who hasnít committed a felony is completely capable of that. Iím not at all sure why police officers and military personal go through so much training, because itís easy enough for anyone to understand and perform responsibly.
What else should we be ready for? Maybe I'll sport some body armor. Or a kevlar helmet. A bowie knife could come in handy. What if there are multiple assailants? Youíd probably want something with an extended clip and probably something that fires in three shot bursts just to be sure. And what if someone does wind up robbing you and attempts to escape in a car? You'd probably want an RPG just to be sure you can stop that car, because sometimes a gun isn't enough.
You're right, if we all paraded around in full military accoutrements, we'd be less likely to be subjected to petty crime. That's sound reasoning and I canít imagine how it could go wrong.
Dan, do you have a fire extinguisher in your house? Do you have insurance on your home and car? What happens when the bad guy wants your daughter or wife and decides you are no threat and hurts them in front of you? What would you do then call 911? You may not want to defend yourself but your family might need defending someday. You really cannot hide your head in the sand and say it will not happen to you sometime in the future. Being prepared is not the same as being paranoid. Remember when secondís count the Police are minutes away. Check the average response time to call in Chicago and see what it is. I think it will surprise you. The CPD is at lease 3000 officers short right now thru no fault of their own. I pray that you never get into a situation that you cannot get out of.
Trufax

Chicago, IL

#64 Aug 7, 2008
Dan wrote:
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So not wanting a gun makes me dumb? I'm confident enough to go through my day without fretting over who is going to pull a gun on me and how I will be prepared to respond. Carrying a gun in an attempt to protect yourself from harm is tantamount to carrying around a mouth guard in case you get into a fist fight and don't want to chip your teeth.
And if actually in the situation where youíd need a gun; the ability to access the weapon, turn the safety off, aim, and fire prudently and at an angle that wonít send errant bullets towards bystanders or windows sounds totally plausible. Especially if youíre only requirement is not committing a felony. Every person who hasnít committed a felony is completely capable of that. Iím not at all sure why police officers and military personal go through so much training, because itís easy enough for anyone to understand and perform responsibly.
What else should we be ready for? Maybe I'll sport some body armor. Or a kevlar helmet. A bowie knife could come in handy. What if there are multiple assailants? Youíd probably want something with an extended clip and probably something that fires in three shot bursts just to be sure. And what if someone does wind up robbing you and attempts to escape in a car? You'd probably want an RPG just to be sure you can stop that car, because sometimes a gun isn't enough.
You're right, if we all paraded around in full military accoutrements, we'd be less likely to be subjected to petty crime. That's sound reasoning and I canít imagine how it could go wrong.
If you are so confident you shouldn't even feel the need to be trolling comments for crime stories.

It's always the "confident" fools that don't believe in the right to defend oneself or even just the opportunity to defend oneself instead of dying as a helpless victim. The same people that don't fear crime but constantly follow it around in the news to say how it isn't a big deal.

I am not telling you to be afraid of crime. I'm telling you to stop telling me not to be afraid of it. If you are so "confident" that you don't fear criminals than you should have no fear of a law abiding citizen that wants nothing more than the opportunity to protect himself. So maybe you can explain your fear of law abiding citizens. Rationalize it for me, explain why you don't fear criminals but you fear regular people.
hfhs

Homewood, IL

#65 Aug 7, 2008
cosmo of chicago wrote:
I agree with Not Impresse by Bravado, Get out of Chicago Carl... and Clyde.
Incidentally, I read a Southtown news piece about 3 armed gunmen robbing 3 youths in Homewood, IL the other day. No description of the perps. The Village of Homewood, however, sent a neighborhood alert to those who subscribe to these alerts that the gunmen were black males. Their approx age, height, weight, description of clothing (baggy black jeans and oversized white t-shirts, all three of them) were provided as well. Why can't the paper include this information? It's a question I've asked the Southtown reporters... they have yet to respond.
I read that too. I guess the papers don't want blacks complaining that they are being accused?
Trust no One

United States

#66 Aug 7, 2008
dmm wrote:
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Dan, do you have a fire extinguisher in your house? Do you have insurance on your home and car? What happens when the bad guy wants your daughter or wife and decides you are no threat and hurts them in front of you? What would you do then call 911? You may not want to defend yourself but your family might need defending someday. You really cannot hide your head in the sand and say it will not happen to you sometime in the future. Being prepared is not the same as being paranoid. Remember when secondís count the Police are minutes away. Check the average response time to call in Chicago and see what it is. I think it will surprise you. The CPD is at lease 3000 officers short right now thru no fault of their own. I pray that you never get into a situation that you cannot get out of.
Carrying a gun doesn't equal insurance.

If a bank robber came up BEHIND you at an ATM, grabbed your cash as it came out of that machine and held his gun to your head, you would grab your gun, and he would blow your head off!!

More guns, doesn't deter these kinds of crimes. It is that simple. You are sitting in a lecture hall in NIU, a guy walks in and starts shooting his AK-47 or shot-gun, spraying bullets every where. You go for your Carry and conceal, and he blows your head off!!

Look, I am for the 2nd Admendment, but MORE guns is NOT the answer to these kinds of problems. You want to carry a gun to feel safer, good for you, it is your right, but it won't stop people from trying to rob banks.
dmm

New Lenox, IL

#68 Aug 7, 2008
Trust no One wrote:
<quoted text>Carrying a gun doesn't equal insurance.
If a bank robber came up BEHIND you at an ATM, grabbed your cash as it came out of that machine and held his gun to your head, you would grab your gun, and he would blow your head off!!
More guns, doesn't deter these kinds of crimes. It is that simple. You are sitting in a lecture hall in NIU, a guy walks in and starts shooting his AK-47 or shot-gun, spraying bullets every where. You go for your Carry and conceal, and he blows your head off!!
Look, I am for the 2nd Admendment, but MORE guns is NOT the answer to these kinds of problems. You want to carry a gun to feel safer, good for you, it is your right, but it won't stop people from trying to rob banks.
First off if I was at an atm and a gun was held to my head I would not grab for my gun. I will not defend any property other than my house with a firearm. With your second statement you do not know me well enough to make it a fact. One thing for certain I would have a much better chance with it than with out it. You do not to seem to have any training in this area. I would suggest taking some concealed carry classes to be able to comment with some accuracy. Remember that concealed carry is the norm in 48 states the only two that do not allow it are Illinois and Wisconsin. If you know no one carrys in this state it becomes a target rich enviroment to be in and add no death penalty to the mix and you will have a crime problem just like Chicago and DC have.
da truth

AOL

#69 Aug 7, 2008
b-dog wrote:
Robbing the robberes is not crime. Banks rip peoples off all time becuse of fees and stuff like that all the time. Its redickulous. These so called robbers should get a medal. They probbly just getting revenge from all the fees. I dont care if all bank get robbed. they are covered by fdic anyways
you are not to smart are you?
sigh

Chicago, IL

#70 Aug 7, 2008
steve
Palatine, IL
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so why don't you move you world class loser!!! And take your cigar outside you fat slob.

One word- residency. And Im not fat, Im big boneded.
b-dog

Kuwait, Kuwait

#71 Aug 8, 2008
Excuse me wrote:
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The real robbery is that you go to a job and getting paid.(If you have one.) Did you go to second grade? Or any grade? Your post shows that you are completely illiterate. Ridiculous is not spelled REDICKULOUS. Probably are--not PROBBLY JUST. Don't has an apostrophe. If you are referring to multiple banks that you wish to be robbed, that would be BANKS - Plural. Robbers doesn't have an extra E to make it plural. People is already plural, so it doesn't need an S at the end. Oh, wait, I'm probAbly wasting my time, since education must have been wasted on you in the first place. But you aren't alone, a large portion of these posts show that illiteracy is rampant in Tribune readership. If you aren't intelligent enough to use proper grammar and proper spelling, keep your less than intelligent thoughts to yourself.
LOL. I post like that purposefully. The reason being is that people like you have no other answer than to comment on my grammar. You suck because you are telling me that since I did not have good grammar in my post or anyone with bad grammar should keep our thoughts to ourselves. Wow, You really suck! You must be a regular genious since you can put two sentances together. Too bad you suck though because you discriminate against anyone who does not write as good as you. You suck!
The point I was trying to make was that Banks have been ripping people off for years with all the fees. You can not comprehend the written word. You must be uneducated.
b-dog

Kuwait, Kuwait

#72 Aug 8, 2008
Excuse me wrote:
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The real robbery is that you go to a job and getting paid.(If you have one.) Did you go to second grade? Or any grade? Your post shows that you are completely illiterate. Ridiculous is not spelled REDICKULOUS. Probably are--not PROBBLY JUST. Don't has an apostrophe. If you are referring to multiple banks that you wish to be robbed, that would be BANKS - Plural. Robbers doesn't have an extra E to make it plural. People is already plural, so it doesn't need an S at the end. Oh, wait, I'm probAbly wasting my time, since education must have been wasted on you in the first place. But you aren't alone, a large portion of these posts show that illiteracy is rampant in Tribune readership. If you aren't intelligent enough to use proper grammar and proper spelling, keep your less than intelligent thoughts to yourself.
Your first sentence is improper English. You suck!
b-dog

Kuwait, Kuwait

#73 Aug 8, 2008
da truth wrote:
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you are not to smart are you?
See "Excuse me" poster so she can correct your grammar which sucks by the way. According to the poster or imposter "Excuse me" you should keep your opinions to yourself until you can write as good as her.
Trust no One

United States

#74 Aug 8, 2008
dmm wrote:
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First off if I was at an atm and a gun was held to my head I would not grab for my gun. I will not defend any property other than my house with a firearm. With your second statement you do not know me well enough to make it a fact. One thing for certain I would have a much better chance with it than with out it. You do not to seem to have any training in this area. I would suggest taking some concealed carry classes to be able to comment with some accuracy. Remember that concealed carry is the norm in 48 states the only two that do not allow it are Illinois and Wisconsin. If you know no one carrys in this state it becomes a target rich enviroment to be in and add no death penalty to the mix and you will have a crime problem just like Chicago and DC have.
So, you are telling me that crime in the other 48 states is less because of CC? I highly doubt it. There are MANY factors that contribute/deter crime. Bank robberes go up during a depression. check out the 20's and 30's, also right after the Cival War.

Big cities are easy targets for several reasons. Here, I will give you my opinion, it is just thst, AN OPINION. I don't think that CC deters or prevents crime. More guns being carried by more people, doesn't bring violence down.

You want to carry a gun because it makes you feel safer, good for you. I have no problem with that. the more guns that are out on the street ready to be used for "safety" won't reduce crimnal behavior like the one in this story.
Sucks

United States

#75 Aug 8, 2008
b-dog wrote:
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LOL. I post like that purposefully. The reason being is that people like you have no other answer than to comment on my grammar. You suck because you are telling me that since I did not have good grammar in my post or anyone with bad grammar should keep our thoughts to ourselves. Wow, You really suck! You must be a regular genious since you can put two sentances together. Too bad you suck though because you discriminate against anyone who does not write as good as you. You suck!
The point I was trying to make was that Banks have been ripping people off for years with all the fees. You can not comprehend the written word. You must be uneducated.
So, let me see if I understand you. You think that that person sucks? I couldn't tell if suck was used enough by you. I think in your next posting you should be more clear as to weather they suck or not.

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