Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bang, Bang, Welcome to Rahmaland

The Sun-Times reports on the Rahmaland southside, Michelle Obama country, where getting shot can be part of the fun:
3 Teens Among 12 Hurt in Shootings since Friday Night

Three teenage boys -- one as young as 14 -- were among at least 12 people hurt in separate shootings across the city since Friday night.

The 14-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 12400 block of South Perry at 8:34 p.m. when the shooter walked out from between two houses and opened fire, police said.

He was shot in the back and leg and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

Two other teen boys -- ages 16 and 18 -- are in good condition after a shooting about 11:10 p.m. in the 700 block of West 51st Street, police said. The younger boy was shot in the hand and taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers, while the older teen was shot in the leg.

The evening’s first shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Malden Street, police said. A 21-year-old man was wounded and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition.

Later in the evening, a roughly three-hour time span saw eight people -- including the teenagers -- wounded in South and Southwest side attacks.


  1. Where is the outrage of the parents and relatives or neighbors? Where are the facts such as the weather or demographics? What was the police and ambulance service response times?

    Who is responsible for everyone's safety, e police or the individual or his parents? I deliberate mentioned parents, not parent or grandmother.

  2. Sorry for the typos. It's not easy typing on an iPad 1 which periodically locks up or crashes.

  3. Why do people live on the south side again? Do they get a thrill out of putting their children in danger?