123 shot dead in Chicago over summer - more than in Iraq

123 shot dead in Chicago over summer - more than in Iraq

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    123 shot dead in Chicago over summer - more than in Iraq

    So how's that gun ban working for ya Mayor Daley?


    Source: cbs2chicago.com - Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer

    CHICAGO (CBS) ― An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

    In May, cbs2chicago.com began tracking city shootings and posting them on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters, wire service reports and the Chicago Police Major Incidents log indicated that 123 people were shot and killed throughout the city between the start of Memorial Day weekend on May 26, and the end of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

    According to the Defense Department, 65 soldiers were killed in combat in Iraq. About the same number were killed in Afghanistan over that same period.

    In the same time period, an estimated 245 people were shot and wounded in the city.

    The South Side's Englewood District, which includes the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods on the city's South Side, fared the worst over the summer. A total of 14 people were shot dead there, and 48 were shot and wounded.

    The next highest totals came in the Grand Crossing District, which includes the South Shore, Woodlawn, Park Manor and Grand Crossing neighborhoods on the South Side, 12 people were killed and 31 were injured.

    Also hit severely by gun violence over the summer was the Ogden District which includes the Near Southwest Side's Lawndale and Little Village neighborhoods where 10 people were killed and six were injured.

    The South Chicago District on the Southeast Side saw nine people killed and 11 injured, almost all concentrated in the South Chicago and Avalon Park neighborhoods at the north end of the district.

    The West Side's Austin District saw also saw nine people killed and 12 injured, while the Far South Side's Calumet District including the Roseland, Fernwood and Pullman neighborhoods saw eight killed and 20 injured.


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    Question

    How the heck can this happen in Chicago if there's a gun ban?
    I'm so confused..........



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    Safer to hang out with the insurgents than with the boys in Chicago, eh?

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    What the report fails to tell you is firearms were not used. Mostly drive by bow & arrows.

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    Maybe we should withdraw our people from Chicago. It is obviously too dangerous to risk the lives of any more Americans.
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    Isn't one of the candidates from that area?
    Could be a model for the entire nation if the correct gun control measures were put into place...
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    Kinda impressive but how many strapped on a vest and blew themselves up
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    Anyone looked at the gun homicide rates for the areas with strict gun control and removed them from the national figure? Might make for interesting numbers, if I recall the US in 2005 was somewhere around 16,000 homicides.

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    Only the bad guys have guns ! Guess what, they improvises they use knives,broken glass ,whatever tool will kill or maim in the heat of the moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpk View Post
    Safer to hang out with the insurgents than with the boys in Chicago, eh?
    Actually, I think it's saying it's safer to hang out with the soldiers. I'll bet the insurgent casualties were a lot higher than the 65 soldiers that were killed.

    That might actually a good recruiting slogan in Chicago.

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    Daley's war zone. No doubt. I hope he's proud as hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    How the heck can this happen in Chicago if there's a gun ban?
    I'm so confused..........

    Yes, I am forced to concur. I remain totally baffled by statistics like these. I thought our illustrious politicians had this all figured out. Gun bans were the way to safety and reduced violence, at least, that's what they continually proclaim.

    The pols never stop to consider the thousands upon thousands of gangbangers and drug dealers who simply don't give one whit about gun laws. Maybe if they figured out a way to keep these kids in school, things would be better...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post
    Maybe if they figured out a way to keep these kids in school, things would be better...............

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    Can't keep the kids in schools, they are gun free zones. What would they do with their pieces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    What the report fails to tell you is firearms were not used. Mostly drive by bow & arrows.


    Instead of checking for GSR on a suspect they look for string slap.
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    It's a good thing those Chicagoans are protected by local government. Gawd help 'em if a bunch of socially responsible CCL's were up there defending the Second Amendment, and other personal freedoms.

    It could be chaos.

    No offense, but Daley, and Chicago, suck. They suck bigtime.

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