Sunday Night Stuff
Watching the game and hoping all 3 teams can pull out wins today. Bears won, Blackhawks won (hooray!) and the Sox just fell behind, damnit. Anyway, here's some amusing articles we ran across in our irregularly scheduled internet viewing:
- That pesky homicide rate is climbing again. Double homicide in Logan Square this afternoon. That'll put us up about a dozen or so over last year. Here's our take on the whole thing - there's only so low you can drive a homicide rate when 2.8 million people live in close proximity to each one another. Call it 550 or so a year, and learn to deal with it.
- Dateline - Mexico City. Motorcycle accident, police arrive, driver flees while leaving behind a dead body, but it isn't a recently dead body. The motorcyclist was driving around with a corpse! Again, a story that appeals to our darker sense of humor.
- And of course, 100 people protest a police shooting, the very shooting we wrote about twice already, and the dead guy is identified as the #3 ranking gangster disciple in the city. The family is complaining that he was shot through and through under both arms and this proves he had his hands raised when the police shot him. What the family and the press AREN'T telling anyone though, is that his hands were raised in front of him, holding a gun in a shooting position, and drawing a bead on a cop. Second copper came around the side and drilled him through and through. Even OPS signed off on the shooting, so it's done with.