47 Shot. 5 Dead. Chicago Officials Meet

Lorenzo Ferrigno, CNN, July 21, 2014

After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend’s bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city’s recent surge in gun violence.

The girl was just one of 47 shooting victims in Chicago over the weekend, five of which were fatal, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met Monday with the Chicago Police superintendent and community leaders to discuss violence in their city, an event scheduled before the uptick in gun violence over the weekend.

“Our kids only get heard when there is a shot, be it a basketball shot or a bullet shot. There are other kids out there,” Emanuel said at the meeting.

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Emanuel went on to say that public safety in Chicago goes beyond police and into investments in after-school and summer job programs, gun law enforcement and penalties and community building.

The violent weekend in Chicago follows a deadly Independence Day weekend when more than 60 people were shot and nine were killed, according to police statistics.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy blamed weak gun laws for the spurt of holiday violence.

“There has to come a tipping point where this changes,” McCarthy said then of the violence. “The illogical nature of what’s happening here–that government can intercede and prevent this from happening is overwhelming. And I refuse to think otherwise in a great country like America that we can continue to allow this to happen–not just on a state, but on a federal level.”

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  • shatwood

    The only thing these people succeed at is poor marksmanship.

    • Ed

      Lol it’s because of world class medicine. Do you realize these morons protested the lack of a trauma center in the hood?

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Excellent, that means when these hoodie rats shoot each other, they can risk bleeding to death slowly of a bullet wound in an arm or leg. Only others who are victims of the filth should be taken to a trauma center.

        • Adolf Verloc

          Hell, forty years ago Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia stopped taking gangbangers with gunshot wounds. They used to have gunfights up and down the halls of the ER between campus police and bad lads trying to finish off a rival. They started sending them to the Albert Einstein Medical Center trauma center a few miles further north. Tragically, not all of the victims survived the longer trip despite the best efforts of EMS personnel.

          • It would have been nice if the wounded gang members were transported to a run-down hospital 30 miles aways by cart and donkey driven by an old, blind Mexican man.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Over a very bumpy road at that.

          • IBWHITE

            Or a hospital staffed by their own – which would be about the same.

          • Ed

            Sounds about right now they have security guards in the hospitals. Not just to guard against gangbangers but irate relatives.

          • Erasmus

            “Tragic.” Yes, “tragic,” indeed.

          • awb

            Tragic?

          • bilderbuster

            So very……Very tragic.

        • Demo P. Seal; PouponMarks

          Since they are sub-human, a special veterinary hospital should be opened, where entrance and treatment is conditional upon sterilization before discharge.

          A heated alligator pond will be provided to dispose of rotten meatheads. A video CD will be provided to the family and gang members. The disposal of this human waste will suffice as a funeral and burial, as customary for humans.

      • WR_the_realist

        Army doctors practice their trade in inner city hospital trauma centers. It’s good training for Iraq and other hell holes.

        • Those doctors are practicing on society’s WORST so they can learn to save society’s BEST!

          • APaige

            outstanding post

          • Paleoconn

            Excuse me, but since when are the guys over in Iraq ‘society’s best’?

          • I understand what you mean, but I generally view our U.S. soldiers and marines to be the better one’s of our society, certainly much better in every way compared to the feral gutter rats that plague our inner-cities.

          • Paleoconn

            Thanks for your answer, bluffcreek. My comment was deleted by the mods for reasons unknown.

        • Nonhumans

          I would be making a lot of “Mistakes” just shy of success.
          Darn, if only I had…. Nope, nothing I could have done differently. 😉

    • propagandaoftruth

      They live on one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and can’t pay their water bills. They sit on top of a treasure mound of resources in Africa but can’t even extract them themselves, so live in poverty.

      So many slaps in the face of libtardian crypto-Marxist canon. The libtardian crypto-Marxist SHOULD detest the negro, the living abnegation of “imagine-ology”, but instead clings all the harder to that same thing compulsively repeated with the same damning result over and over…

      This nut will crack.

      Until then, just sing the Lego movie song and let’s all play games!

      “Everything is awesome!

      Everything is cool when yer on the team!

      Everything is awesome…

      When yer living a dream!”

      God that’s creepy…

    • With only five dead out of 47 shot, I am not at all worried about Civil War Two.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Usually a head shot is more likely to be fatal, but there are some for whom such is less fatal than others.

  • Emanuel went on to say that public safety in Chicago goes beyond police and into investments in after-school and summer job programs, gun law enforcement and penalties and community building.

    Because that has never been tried before.

    “If you know anything, you should say something because this wasn’t for her. This was not for my child. She was not supposed to die from a bullet to her brain,” she said.

    Saying that to a people inculcated into the stop snitching no snitching mentality? Good luck.

    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy blamed weak gun laws for the spurt of holiday violence.

    Weak gun laws? In Chicago?

    • willbest

      Earlier this year, if you could perform a triple backflip, blindfolded, off a 3-meter board, and shoot center mass 3 for 3 with a handgun at 30 yards before hitting the water you were entitled to conceal carry on the 5 properties within the city limits that don’t have “no firearms” signs. It is apparently somewhat difficult to allow conceal carry in your establishment, because do gooders run around with “no firearms” stickers and put them up.

      So yes this is weak relative to last year where you just weren’t allow to own a gun unless it was disassembled and locked up in a separate location from your bullets which also had to be locked up.

  • Lewis33

    Yes Garry we know, as he once said, these gun problems go all the way back to “the pilgrims.”

  • MekongDelta69

    As always, I’m looking for the word black in this article – or ANY article, for that matter…
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    Nope – don’t see it.

    • Alexandra1973

      My idea of stronger gun laws would mean no selling them to blacks. Not that they couldn’t get hold of them anyway.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        They’ll steal them, but stronger penalties for them committing crimes with weapons of any kind is something else. Ditto for illegals.

      • Nonhumans

        My idea of stronger gun laws would be to allow the police to profile and literally hunt any gangbangers (as in shoot to kill on sight). I would change careers.

  • Ed

    Another meeting with community activists, I’m sure that will stop the shooting & mayhem.

    Here’s the deal if Rahm was to unleash strict policing like stop & frisk the community activist will cry foul. The brutal truth is that the black community tolerates criminality.

    Rahm is already projected to lose re-election because he had the temerity to close crappy schools in Black neighborhoods.

    • Cid Campeador

      The solution is all night basketball!!!!!

    • Conrad

      …meeting with community activists? Was there a shooting AT the meeting?

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy blamed weak gun laws for the spurt of holiday violence.

    _________________________________________________

    There is no gun control problem, but there is a black control problem. Bring back Jim Crow !!

    • I agree! ‘Jim Crow’ laws were designed to protect whites from the very Bantu plague that has destroyed every American inner-city.

      When one looks at the totality of the evidence, blacks by and large were in much better shape when Jim Crow laws were in place.

      The ‘civil rights’ movement was one of the biggest frauds foisted upon the American people. It resulted in giving to a race of people freedoms and privileges that they could never handle – and has not history proven the truth of this? What fools we were!

  • Luca

    47 shot with 5 dead and the Police superintendent blames lax gun laws.

    I blame poor marksmanship.

    • Conrad

      Less that an 11% success rate.

    • Dave West

      Blacks invented the drive by shooting ………
      At least the one where everyone gets shot but the intended target.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Ho hum. This matters to me as much as “Suicide Bombing in Gaza Strip”, or some other headline I’ve been reading since Reagan was President.

    • Nonhumans

      Nonhumans Shooting Nonhumans = Noncrimes

  • Groovy

    Do you ever think that maybe some of these shootings have something to do with getting on disability. Wouldn’t you imagine that many of the victims of these shootings are seriously and permanently injured. Quickly,many of these victims qualify for lifetime disability payments. You think the word,is out?

  • Ashley Johnson

    Illinois has strict gun laws, yet Chicago is out of control with the highest murder rate in the country. Crud!

  • dd121

    When are liberals going to petition to make gun ownership for blacks illegal? They commit most of the violent crime. That’s a movement I could get behind.

    • UncleSham

      That movement started in Virginia in 1640, but it fizzled out a few decades after the civil war.

      • dd121

        It goes to show, blacks are the wedge that has driven this country apart from the very beginning.

    • Nonhumans

      If libtards stopped being stoopid enough for five seconds to even consider that, it would be better to put shipping all of the nonhumans out to Africa on the table instead. That would at least be fair to Whites and to the nonhumans. I care about nonhumans shooting each other in Africa about as much as I care about the few crumbs of toast that find themselves on the floor after breakfast in the mornings.

      • dd121

        I was being a little facetious. Actually, I think it’s already illegal to own a gun in Chicago. Lot of good that’s done. I’ll take what’s behind door number 3: back to Africa with them.

    • Firearms are already illegal for me, so why not them?

  • TruthBeTold

    Welcome to a ‘progressive’ liberal (dys)Utopia.

    Funny how they get the opposite results of all their good intentions.

  • WR_the_realist

    New Hampshire has much laxer gun laws than Illinois or Chicago in particular. Yet we are not wracked by gun violence and have the lowest murder rate in the country.

    I wonder why, I wonder why…

    • Sloppo

      Perhaps Chicago has a warmer climate than New Hampshire.. I’ve read a few articles about large mobs of ultra-violent hominids whose bad behavior was attributed to excessively hot weather. Yeah, that must be it.

      • WR_the_realist

        It has been my experience that liberals will grasp at straws to explain away differences in crime rates without resorting to race. My liberal brother, for example. When I pointed out that New Hampshire has lax gun laws and the lowest murder rate in the nation, he said that was because of our low population density. “You’d have to drive miles just to find a victim.” Needless to say, this is nonsense. (It takes less than a minute for me to walk to my neighbor’s house.) He can’t explain why Louisiana has 10 times the murder rate of New Hampshire. New Hampshire has 142 people per square mile, Louisiana has 88 people per square mile.

        • Sloppo

          I think it’s fun to get liberals to attempt to explain those things because I enjoy laughing at them. Sometimes it can be good for them too because ridicule can occasionally inspire critical thinking.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    It doesn’t it matter to the Democrat machine in Chicago if they’re alive or dead…they’ll still get to vote.

    Past 10 years:

    Deaths in Afghanistan: 2,193

    Deaths in Chicago: 4,979

    In Chicago, it’s guns that kill, not people and making guns illegal there has worked just as well as making drugs illegal.

    Maybe a march would help or a few more “gun free zone” signs. Good thing all those illegal MS-13 members were shipped to Chicago to help quell the violence.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      …or a gun buyback program. Yeah, that’ll work!!

      Thank God those victims couldn’t defend themselves, things might have been really bad.

      • Nonhumans

        I bet knife and blunt object crimes skyrocket once they take away the guns….right?

  • Sloppo

    Guns shouldn’t be allowed to be held or possessed by black people because that kind of contact makes guns become evil, cruel, and stupid.

    • Ashley Johnson

      especially when they hold it like this -__-

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        LOL, that is a surefire how to make a pistol jam, and thus give police and citizens alike the opportunity to blast a thug to the disco inferno beneath the Earth.

        • There was a NYC perp with a Mac-11 or some such silly thing who got a stovepipe jam holding the gun exactly that way. The cops shot him stone-dead.

          There was a link to the article posted here several years ago. All the police wanted to do at first was write him a ticket for peddling music CDs without a street vendor’s permit, and then the African’t started shooting at them.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Then he did the gene pool a favor, getting killed over a ticket for some bureaucratic nonsense really shows he was the dimmest bulb in the box. I’m sure his maker will be asking him, “Was getting shot dead worth it?”

      • UncleSham

        There would be a spike in the murder rate if these people learned to aim correctly.

    • Ashley Johnson

      ahh why didn’t the picture upload? it was so funny.

      • Ashley Johnson

        There it goes it works now haha.

      • Alexandra1973

        It takes a few moments to appear.

  • LHathaway

    “Our kids only get heard when there is a shot, be it a basketball shot or a bullet shot. There are other kids out there,”

    I was expecting this to come from a ‘community’ leader. But the mayor of Chicago said this. I suppose, since he was able to link two ideas together, a basketball shot and a bullet shot, the mayor must imagine himself to be good writer if not a great thinker.

  • Conrad

    As an experiment, I would like to see what would happen if a law was passed in Chicago requiring everyone to be armed.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      Hmmm? I wonder if many of the Homies would refuse to carry a weapon, you know, to keep their “Ima roll braka son, I dont falla da white mans rolls naimeen” credibility. It be interesting to find out.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      A vibrant black market. There are only ~4 gun shops in the area.

  • Brian

    The simple solution would be to demand sterilization in exchange for food stamps. The problem would mostly sort itself out in a century or so.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Half that, 50 years. The breed faster and die younger (the ‘beetus’, gunshots, gouging out of eyes over the TV remote-google it!, et al.).

      They are not us. They are very much not us.

      We lack the will to cut them off, alas. I’m with you, though.

  • kjh64

    These people in the “hood” aren’t getting their guns legally as they don’t follow the law, so gun laws have no effect on them.

    • It occurs to me that murder is also illegal, but that fact doesn’t seem to register on these idiots, either.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    “The illogical nature of what’s happening here–that government can intercede and prevent this from happening is overwhelming. And I refuse to think otherwise in
    a great country like America that we can continue to allow this to
    happen–not just on a state, but on a federal level.” < Says the Police Superintendent of a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country! )

  • Darb Janowsti

    42 bad shots

  • A Freespeechzone

    So….let me understand this–lax gun laws?

    Well, WHEN will the State Guard be enlisted to go house to house collecting guns from gang members—probably most being felons, to strengthen the gun laws?

    It will NEVER happen there because that would be racist—but, make NO mistake, they’d LOVE to do that in the the law-abiding, White areas….

  • BenRothstein

    While not as good as a staged school shooting we should use this as another propaganda tool in our toolbox to take the arms of the white goyim. I know my friend Rahm agrees since we discussed this back in Israel. Our grand plan for the world requires the goyim be disarmed.

    • tlk244182

      You wicked anti-Semite, you!

  • MBlanc46

    “[A]fter-school and summer job programs….” We’ve had hundreds, maybe thousands, of programs. We’ve spent tens of millions of dollars on programs. You can have programs until the moon comes over the mountain and young black men will continue to shoot other young black men (and whoever else might happen to get in the way of the bullets). Until people finally admit the truth about young black men shooting other young black men–that young black men like to shoot other young black men–nothing will change. It probably wouldn’t change even in that unlikely event, because young black men like to shoot other young black men.

  • B.E.L.

    They continue to point the finger at everything but the real problem. Blacks are the problem. That’s it! Mystery solved.

  • Caucasoid88

    Nothing really to say other than…

    • Evette Coutier

      He’s not holding the gun sideways. The chimp has better technique than the thugz.

      • Thumb on top of the slide is never a good idea.

        • Evette Coutier

          Didn’t say good technique just better.

  • Evette Coutier

    Oh, no, it’s not the fault of criminals, blacks, parents, police, the mayor, or anyone else in Chicago. It’s the fault of the gun laws blacks can’t stop killing each other. It seems the real issue Chicago has is that no one takes personal responsibility for their actions. It’s a black thing, all you crackers wouldn’t understand.

  • Nonhumans

    Those damn stray bullets strike again!! Why oh why do they only terrorize nonhumans? Where oh where do these stray bullets come from? If we could only figure out where these raaaaycisss stray bullets come from we could save countless nonhumans and chillens!!
    .
    Somehow my white privilege keeps me safe from these raaaayciss stray bullets terrorizing these poor underserved nonhumans and chillens.

  • blanjm5

    Other branches have been doing this for decades.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    I don’t believe you even need a permit to carry a concealed handgun in Vermont. So much for the lax gun law excuse.

  • USN Veteran

    Weak gun laws. Wow. it’s incredible that nobody will discuss the real problem, black & hispanic crime.

  • Mark Hillyard

    The Bible warned us against being lenient towards criminals. A speedy trial and swift execution of murderer’s would obviously take care of repeat offenders and would put some fear into others. But dips like Pelosi want us to look at all those dear children as if they had a spark of divinity within them.

    • Robert Haschberg

      The booble also says that all men are equal before god. There can be no peace trough racial segregation as long as white christians have a voice in our white community.

  • Professor Bloodnock

    The chickens are coming home to roost for you Rahm Emanuel. For many years you and your leftists enablers created this Black epidemic through your civil rights movement. You are now exposed as pathetic neophyte when it come to reality and its all spiraling out of control.
    I am pleased to see Chicago dying under the likes of you and your kind who told the rest of us how your would created a socialist paradise. Detroit and now Chicago, will new York City be next under another member of you brotherhood of slime?

  • saxonsun

    Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t Chicago have tough gun laws?

  • Demo P. Seal; PouponMarks

    How much money did it take to buy the Chief’s lies? Does he charge by the word? How far did Rahm put it in? Every death that could have been prevented by an armed citizen is on his head.

  • Who Me?

    Off topic: WHAT IDIOTS ARE RUNNING THE POST OFFICE????????

  • bilderbuster

    I’d like to see Eli “The Weasel” Wiesel explaining why “Death Camps” had theaters, orchestras, soccer fields and hospitals among many other things one wouldn’t expect to find.
    He could produce the lampshades made from Jewish skin and the soap made from Jewish corpses that the German women loved having in their living rooms enjoyed bathing with while he’s at it.
    That worm claimed the grounds at the camp were shaking for months and geysers of blood were shooting from the ground.
    Blacks are superstitious enough and already believe the pilgrims are causing the shootings without Wiesel scarring them by blaming “Nazis”.

  • That would work if the extractor and ejector were reversed and the ejection port was on the other side.

  • SSkreelings

    Only 4 dead?

  • 4321realist

    “Police superintendent blames lax gun laws.”

    Wait a minute. I though it was Sarah Palin’s fault and the pilgrims?

    How typical of these clueless fools. They also think the answer is midnight basketball and other programs, too foolish and simple-minded to understand the problem is not enough programs or other things they deem remedial, but in the individuals themselves.

    Stone-age people do not belong in ANY civilization, because they are heart and soul into the hunter/gatherer stage of evolution.

    Thinking they will magically change by moving from Africa to the West is no more than wishful thinking from people too silly to offer an opinion. And I would prefer that they be kept in a huge walled off area right along with their white weenie supporters.