Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday in Rhamaland: 10 Shot, Including 4 Teens

In a city with some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, the bad guys (surprise) ignore the law and are packing.

The Chicago Tribune reports:
Shootings across the city Friday afternoon and night wounded at least ten people, according to Chicago police, including four teens in three separate South and West side attacks.

Someone shot two boys, both 16, about 5:11 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of East 71st Place in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. Both were taken to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to their legs.

Two other teens were wounded Friday afternoon -- a 15-year-old near North Avenue and Lorel Avenue in the Austin neighborhood and a 16-year-old near Western Avenue and Taylor Street in the Lawndale neighborhood.

A man in his 20s was in a car when someone shot him about 6:30 p.m in the 8300 block of South Maryland Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was shot in the bicep and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

One man was shot in the 5400 block of South Komensky Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood about 8:15 p.m., police said. He was shot after chasing people who robbed his brother's store, police said.

About 9 p.m. a 30-year-old man was shot near Damen and Fullerton avenues in the Logan Square community area on the North Side, police said. He walked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the lower back. He was getting in a car when someone fired from a nearby alley, police said.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the left buttocks about 9:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of North California Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital. He was walking on a sidewalk when someone shot him.

Another person was wounded about 10 p.m. near 15th Street and Sawyer Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the South Side. The 26-year-old was dropped off by friends at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said. Police said he "was not being particularly cooperative."

A 21-year-old man was shot about 11 p.m. in the 3800 block of West 26th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. He was walking with another man when he heard shots and felt pain. Police said a dark SUV was seen fleeing the area but it's not clear if it's related to the shooting.

 Gun laws are idiotic in a country with 285 million guns.

(ht Travis Holte)


  1. I live in the Quad-cities.
    On the Iowa side the mall is packed with People each holiday night.
    On the Illinois side the mall is practically empty.

    Iowa has concealed carry.

    There really isn't much difference between the two sides of the state in this city other than the heavy hand of goberment on the Illinois side.
    [Not that the heavy hand of goberment isn't everywhere, it's just more-so there. Well, except they seem to have fewer cameras at the street intersections - I hate those cameras - maybe it's because of the way they point into a vehicle as if they were facial recognition cameras. But they do have cameras all over the downtown drinking area, it's sickening ...But I digress.]

    I tested this several times during the holidays, sampling the crowd size at the malls, always it's the same, so far.
    It wasn't always like this in the past, both malls used to be equally packed. And Iowa malls had the same troubles, that is until Iowa passed concealed carry. I don't think it was a coincidence that trouble in Iowa malls decreased at that time... that's not exactly a fact, it's just my perception.

    When asking others why the Illinois mall is so empty, they say, "I guess they've been having "problems" over there."

    Problems with thugs acting like LBJ's grand-children is what they mean. Maybe they know better on this side of the river?

    Every time I come back from that state I think of the song by CCR, "Just got back from Illinois, lock the back door, oh boy."

    I hate going over there.

    Also, the smokers in that state are flooding across the river to buy cheaper tobacco. A new tobacco shop opened up at the foot of the bridge to offer less-taxed tobacco specifically for Illinoisans. All the other gas stations have signs up welcoming Illinoisans with cheaper tobacco.

    Usually, most Iowans cuss the Illinois drivers because they don't drive very well over here, but lately I've been ok with them and their bad driving because some of them are trying to escape the heavy tax hand of goberment.

    [Not that Iowans don't drive terribly over there.]

    There, now you know more about the Quad-cities than you ever wanted to.

    - IndividualAudienceMember

  2. I am re-posting this on facebook!