Chicago Shootings: (Only) 24 Shot, 2 Killed In Last Weekend's Violence

In the Saturday and Sunday preceding Labor Day, 24 people were shot across Chicagoland, two fatally.

Jeffrey Smith, 38, of the 5100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was found dead in the driver's seat of his vehicle parked near Warren Elementary School around 3 a.m. Sunday, CBS Chicago reports.

About two hours later, 45-year-old Yolanda Holmes was found shot to death in her Uptown apartment at Broadway and Montrose, according to WLS. A man with lacerations to his face was also in the apartment, but no one is in custody in connection with Holmes' or Smith's shootings.

Twenty four people were injured in shootings around the city, including a robbery attempt in River North where a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg, and an apparently gang-related shooting in Belmont Craigin that left a 22-year-old in critical condition, authorities told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, four people, including an 11-year-old girl, were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a family party in Pill Hill on Chicago's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reports. The girl suffered a graze wound to the left calf, a 51-year-old woman was wounded in the buttocks, an 18-year-old man was struck in the right elbow and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the back. All were hospitalized, but were listed in good condition by 3 a.m. Monday.

Not included in this weekend's tally was the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jalen Stogner Friday afternoon. The teen was shot in the back in front of a laundromat on the South Side after an altercation with another man in the parking lot escalated to violence.

At least seven people were wounded in shootings citywide Friday evening into early Saturday in Chicago, NBC Chicago reports.

Earlier Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced that 50 federal agents will be joining Chicago police and the Department of Justice to expand the city's violence reduction initiative. Emanuel and McCarthy say the new initiative has already been effective in two of Chicago's most crime-ridden police districts.

Again how's that whole gun control thing working out... hmmm?

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obviously all guns should be outlawed

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Trendies would argue that the 2nd needs to be banned on a national level and only the loving state should have them.
So you're saying that there are very few trendies... because I've only ever seen a handful of neurotic Fez Whatley types ever make that argument.

And there are certainly few, if any, trendies on wackbag if that's the case.


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So you're saying that there are very few trendies... because I've only ever seen a handful of neurotic Fez Whatley types ever make that argument.

And there are certainly few, if any, trendies on wackbag if that's the case.
Trendy said:
I'm for 2nd amendment rights but...
followed by the trendy saying how they really aren't for 2nd amendment rights. Anyone that says "but", isn't really for 2nd rights. Its like Norton saying hes all for 2nd rights but he wants the government to track all gun owners with chips.

The trendy goal is to turn our rights into privileges that the government can take away on a whim and I would say they have been successful.

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followed by the trendy saying how they really aren't for 2nd amendment rights. Anyone that says "but", isn't really for 2nd rights. Its like Norton saying hes all for 2nd rights but he wants the government to track all gun owners with chips.
You think that because you're too isolated and sheltered in your basement world to understand and/or accept the fact that in the real world compromises and special circumstances always do exist, must exist, and always will exist.

It is much easier for you to think in terms of black-or-white, right-or-wrong... no gray areas... no "buts". This mode of thinking is the hallmark of an immature and inexperienced mind. And you, Kirk... are the poster boy for immature and inexperienced.

You have the luxury of espousing the opinion that 2nd amendment rights should be universal and subject to no restrictions... you enjoy that luxury, because you'll never stray far enough from your basement to suffer the consequences were such a ridiculous situation to actually exist.

You're not concerned with the actual real-world ramifications were your anarchic black-and-white dreamworld to become a reality... because your real world reality will always be the safe and secure cement walls of your basement world.

Kirk... you have very strong opinions about how the world you have never seen should be run, don't you?


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followed by the trendy saying how they really aren't for 2nd amendment rights. Anyone that says "but", isn't really for 2nd rights. Its like Norton saying hes all for 2nd rights but he wants the government to track all gun owners with chips.
What's that?


Shall not be infringed*

*Unless voided by some piece of shit control freak with a pen.
Guess that extra day "off" helped the stats a bit... ummm nope...

33 Shot — 3 Fatally — Over Holiday Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) – At least 33 people were shot – three of them fatally – around the city over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
In addition, one person was killed and three others were wounded when they allegedly pointed weapons or opened fire at police, prompting officers to return fire.

The first deadly shooting happened early Sunday. A 38-year-old man identified as Jeffrey Smith was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle, dead of multiple gunshot wounds, in the 9200 block of South Chappel Avenue near Warren Elementary School, about 3 a.m. that day.

Smith, of the 5100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was dead at the scene.
Around 5 a.m. Sunday, a 45-year-old woman was found shot and stabbed to death in an apartment in the Uptown neighborhood. Around 5 a.m., Yolanda Holmes, 45, was found in her apartment in the 1000 block of West Montrose Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A man with lacerations to his face was also in the apartment, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Holmes operated a beauty salon in Uptown, and resided in an apartment in the Wilson Yard development, a low-income housing complex on Montrose Avenue near Broadway. After the popular Target store a block north on Broadway, Holmes was quoted in the Local Initiatives Support Coalition’s “Working Capital” newsletter as hoping her business would prosper “because of the people Target will attract.”

Finally, a 27-year-old man was shot in the neck and shoulders outside his home in the 5300 block of South Hamlin Avenue about 2:27 a.m. Tuesday, by someone inside a passing vehicle.

Eduardo Acosta was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 a.m., according to the Medical Examiner’s office. The shooting appeared to be gang-related, according to police, who were searching for a dark-colored sedan believed to be involved.

In the non-fatal shootings:

• A 39-year-old man was wounded while standing on the sidewalk in the 1000 block of West Hollywood Avenue – a stretch where thousands of commuters head to and from Lake Shore Drive night and day.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the right ankle and was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

• A gunman opened fire at a group early Sunday in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, critically wounding one man in the apparently gang-related shooting.

The 22-year-old victim was standing with the group of people about 1:35 a.m. in the 5000 block of West Montana Street when the gunman started shooting, police said. He was shot multiple times in the chest and was in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Authorities said the attack appears to be gang-related.

• A 25-year-old man leaving a bar in the River North area early Saturday was shot when a suspect on a bicycle attempted to rob him, police said.

The man was leaving a bar in the 700 block of North Franklin Street at 3:15 a.m. when a male on a bicycle approached and announced a robbery, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The suspect then shot the man and fled on the bike but didn’t get anything from the man, who was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

• About 4 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the West Town neighborhood. The victim, in his 20s, was shot in the abdomen in the 1100 block of North Western Avenue, according to police. He was in “stable” condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

• About 10:40 p.m. on Friday, a man and a woman were shot during an argument on the Near West Side. They were in the 100 block of North Damen Avenue at 10:42 p.m. when they got into an argument with an unknown male, who took out a handgun and opened fire in their direction, police said.

Both the man, 23, and the woman, 25, were shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said. The woman suffered gunshot wounds to both legs, police said.

The shooting happened a couple blocks from the United Center and close to the Suder Montessori Magnet School at Washington Boulevard and Damen Avenue.

The male victim has a gang affiliation and a criminal record, according to a law enforcement source.

In incidents involving police, a suspect was shot and killed by officers just after 3 a.m. Tuesday near 74th and State streets.

The suspect was pronounced dead following the shooting. No officers were wounded, authorities said.

Earlier, officers shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy on 90th Street between Union and Lowe avenues, after he pulled pointed a gun at one officer, and began firing at another officer even after the first officer shot him down.

The suspect was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with several gunshot wounds, Chicago Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said. His condition was not known.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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[h=2]Chicago’s Murders for 2012 Likely to Exceed 2011[/h]

The number of murders in Chicago is on track to exceed last year’s number by at least 16 percent, crime data show.

Some weekends in the City With the Big Shoulders are violent to the extreme, with as many as 10 murders and dozens of shootings.

Chicago is on track to reach 504 murders, or about 42 murders per month if the trend continues through 2012. By June of this year, the New York Times reported last month, the city’s number of murders had jumped 39 percent over what they were last year at the same time.

The 2012 Figures

According to, which tracks the monthly number of murders, 294 persons have been murdered as of July 23. Thus far in July, 37 have been murdered.

Starting with 40 murders in January, the numbers fluctuated but barely dipped below one murder per day, with 28 in February, 50 in March, 41 in April, 51 in May, and 47 in June.

In June, the New York Times reported that Chicago’s violence is increasing, and described the first chore of leftist Mayor Rahm Emanuel each morning: “Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first reading material each morning, at 5:30, is not a budget update, a legislative proposal or a packet of headlines.”

It is an e-mail from the Chicago Police Department listing the crimes that were committed during the night that just ended. By 7 a.m., he is calling Garry F. McCarthy, the police superintendent. That is unlikely to be their final conversation of the day, or even of the morning.

The Times delivered the grim news in paragraph two: “Homicides are up by 38 percent from a year ago, and shootings have increased as well, even as killings have held steady or dropped in New York, Los Angeles and some other cities. As of June 17, 240 people had been killed here this year, mostly in shootings, 66 more deaths than occurred in the same period in 2011” the newspaper reported.

Despite the numbers, the Times noted, murders have “dropped precipitously in Chicago since the 1990s.”

In 1991, Chicago Police data show, 943 persons were murdered, up 1.6 percent from 1990. That’s 2.58 murders per day. From there, the city seemed to stanch some of the bloodshed. The number of murders dropped to 855 the next year, but rose again nearly 9 percent to 931 in 1994. The number of murders dropped to a more manageable 633 in 2000 (less than two murders per day), rising to 667 in 2001. By 2007, the number had dropped to 448, rising to 513 in 2008 and landing at 433 in 2011.

Chicago is a dangerous place. At least one person a day is murdered.

Taking note of the drop in murders over the years, the Times detailed trends in other major cities. “Homicides are down so far this year in New York and in Los Angeles, a fact that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration in New York has pointed to in defense of that city’s controversial stop-and-frisk program,” the newspaper reported.

But Chicago is not alone among major cities dealing with more killings. In Philadelphia, for instance, 173 homicides were reported as of June 20, compared with 143 in the same period last year.

Weekends Of Mayhem, Blacks Are Dying

During the past year, murderous violence swept over the city in waves of shocking brutality. On Friday and Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reported, three were killed and 22 shot in gunfire across the city. The article describes a veritable war zone. The newspapers and television stations have become diaries of murder, bloodshed, and violence, most of it gang related.

Before last weekend, the body count was at least 42 dead and 188 wounded just for July 4 and five other weekends of gunfire from February through May.

Aside from turning Chicago into a charnel house, the gunplay also affects one group more than any other: blacks.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “Violent crime has long afflicted minorities in Chicago at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, and the spike in homicides in the first half of this year provides an especially stark measure: 201 of the 259 homicide victims were African-American.”

While blacks make up about 33 percent of the city's population, they accounted for nearly 78 percent of the homicide victims through the first six months of 2012.

By comparison, just 11 homicide victims in the first six months of the year were white, and 44 were Hispanic, according to police data.

The newspaper reported that most violent crime occurs in black neighborhoods, and that “a majority of both homicide victims and offenders are young black men with criminal records. With one exception, African-Americans have made up more than 70 percent of homicide victims in Chicago every year for the last two decades.”

The newspaper also reported that about 75 percent of the victims were boys or men aged 15 to 35, and that 143 of the victims were gang members or had gang affiliations. And 133 of those had arrest records.

Of the 44 Hispanic victims, 27 were males ages 15 to 35 and had arrest histories, according to the data. Three of the 11 white victims were males in that age range with arrest histories.

Data Nothing New

The data from Chicago reprise what libertarian columnist Walter Williams, who writes frequently about race and crime, disclosed about crime in black communities: blacks suffer the most.

In his column entitled “Should Black People Tolerate This,” Williams, a black man, reprised the grim numbers, noting that life in a major American city is more dangerous for a young black man than a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.

“Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered,” he wrote.

Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Using the 94 percent figure means that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation’s population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites. Coupled with being most of the nation’s homicide victims, blacks are most of the victims of violent personal crimes, such as assault and robbery.

Williams also denounced the silence of so-called civil rights leaders, who refuse to discuss the problem. He also criticized them for their “silence and concealment about black racist attacks” on whites and Asians, citing the “attacks on two Virginian-Pilot newspaper reporters set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks.”

The story wasn’t even covered by their own newspaper. In March, a black mob assaulted, knocked unconscious, disrobed and robbed a white tourist in downtown Baltimore. Black mobs have roamed the streets of Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles and other cities, making unprovoked attacks on whites and running off with their belongings.

Racist attacks have been against not only whites but also Asians.

Williams hammered black leaders from President Obama on down for “racial demogoguery.”

Williams is obviously correct. Blacks are exploited by other blacks and liberal politicians to build political power; blacks are treated as a "victim group" to get them to buy into a political ideology; blacks have been the victims of political policies that demean them and keep them poor; blacks are victims of crime from other blacks because of the societal rot engendered by these liberal policies. And if the same thing happened to any other race, would things be any different? If whites were led to believe they were being held down by another more populous race and laws were put into place, such as welfare laws that pay more to women who have children but no husband, that had the function of destroying two-parent families, morality, and work ethic, wouldn't whites be where blacks are now? The answer is obviously yes.