Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush’s Chicago District

Dan Riehl, Breitbart, March 30, 2012

Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) made quite a fuss when he donned a “hoodie” during a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “applauded his courage” for doing so.

Meanwhile, back home in Rush’s district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or “hoodies,” were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured.

In fact, during a span of six-hours Thursday night, 13 people were shot, leaving two dead in Chicago. It would seem it takes more courage to simply walk down the street in Rush’s district than it does to wear a hooded sweatshirt in the House of Representatives by way of a stunt in a bizarre tribute to a young man shot and killed in Florida during a shooting incident still under investigation.

13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night 

The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.

One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24. The gunmen fled in an SUV and police continued searching for them this morning.

There’s also another report on that particuar incident here.


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  • Hirschibold

    Hoodies are ideal for criminals for a simple reason. An assailant/robber wants to mask their face, without calling excessive attention to the means of concealment. If a man walks around, for instance, in a Richard Nixon mask or with a length of sheer pantyhose over his head, he will thwart the security cameras but also arouse the suspicion of anyone he passes. Thus the hoodie is the go-to method for those who wish to remain anonymous while still not calling an undue amount of attention to their disguise.

    Also, since so many young black males wear them it makes a positive ID based on description next to impossible. The police know that they will exponentially increase their chances of being accused of harassment and brutality if they thoroughly stop everyone who fits the description when so many  youths are wearing them. The oversized white t-shirt serves this same purpose in the summer time.

  • Alternate headline:

    Hoodies Murder Hoodie in Bobby Rush’s Hood

    Some local community activist was trying to recruit a lot of these victims into a boxing program he ran.  Maybe he doesn’t realize that a boxing program at a rec center in St. Louis is the genesis of the Knockout Martin Luther King phenomenon.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Boxing programs are not a panacea but they do some good.

      Last year a boxing gym in the Bronx burned down (faulty wiring) and on the Daily News website a number of middle-aged Hispanics posted that they’d be dead or in prison right now if not for that particular gym as it kept them out of trouble in their youth.

      A whole lot of famous fighters like Mike Tyson and Carmen Basilio have made similar statements. I have no doubt that were boxing or mma ever outlawed it would cause a slight increase in the crime rate.  

      • The_Bobster

        Yeah, it did Mikey a lot of good. 😉

        Mike Tyson chipped in $50,000 for a contract to kill members of a Brooklyn drug gang that murdered his bodyguard in 2000, a government witness testified Thursday.

        A former member of the violent Cash Money Brothers gang said the ex-heavyweight champ and another thug, Muhammad Nur, who was also close with the victim, each contributed $50,000 to the bounty on the heads of CMB leaders Damion (World) Hardy and Edward (Taz) Cooke.

        “Why would Mike Tyson put a hit out on Taz and World?” asked Assistant U.S. Attorney James Loonam.

        “He was close friends with ‘Homicide,'” replied witness Dwayne Meyers, referring to victim Darryl Baum by his nickname.

        Tyson dedicated his 38-second whupping of heavyweight Lou Savarese in 2000 to Baum, who was shot dead two weeks earlier.Baum was suspected of pumping nine bullets into 50 Cent a month before he was killed, and the rapper refers to him in the song “Many Men.”

        “‘Cause he got hit like I got hit but he ain’t f—— breathing,” 50 Cent rapped.

      •  It depends on the individuals.  Marginal whites and Hispanics and a few blacks:  Yes.  Most blacks:  No.

      • Anon12

        Mike Tyson is a good example of this? 

        • Oil Can Harry

          Although Tyson hasn’t been exactly a model citizen he would have been worse off without taking up the Sweety Science.

          Before taking it up he was a teenage predator and street thug.

      • Tell that to the guys who gutted the Kronk Gym in Detroit. Heck, they even boosted the copper wiring for a quick buck.

        One of the reasons for the decline of boxing – especially in the heavyweight divisions – is that Caucasians finally got sick and tired of it all. The crooked promoters. The thug boxers. The bouts always held in Las Vegas. The hoary excuses of the reason why Bantus were the way they were, was because of poverty. Heck, they wound up making millions, and STILL they were thugs. People got sick and tired of throwing out some $ 35 for lousy pay-per-view fights.

        The advent of mixed martial arts is another reason. It’s bereft of the phony hype and slobs you see in boxing, for the most part.

        With the tearing down of the housing projects, as well as the deterioration of the cities further; the inner city boxing gym is becoming a thing of the past (like the Kronk Gym). That leaves the armed forces as the other major alternative for a road to a boxing career, but one that is being resisted by Bantus and mestizos pursuing other athletic options.

        The rise of foreign boxers in the heavyweight divisions, particularly from those in Eastern Europe is another factor. 

        • Oil Can Harry

          The Caucasians in Europe and Australia aren’t “sick and tired” of boxing; the sport is very popular there and they have a number of outstanding white champions.

          One reason for mma’s growth in popularity was the fact that it was dominated by whites. Sadly, that’s changing and most of the champs are now black and Hispanic.

  • Good show! That’s the best news I’ve read all day!

  • chuck_2011

    so long as the shoot their own kind then its a win win for everyone. That said the main stream media are very biased and untruthful in covering these matters. 

  • The_Bobster

    Yes, cRap “music” has been around for three decades, with no signs of dying a well-deserved death.

  • Anon12

     One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in
    age from 16 to 24. The gunmen fled in an SUV and police continued
    searching for them this morning.

     I would like to know who the victims were?  Were they thugs also?  Most black on black crime is thugs shooting thugs.