Thursday, June 14, 2007

Naughty Guns

  • [Roberto Duran] was the 24th Chicago Public Schools student to die this year by gunfire, according to the CPS, which began recording gunfire deaths in 1998.

    The total is one shy of a record 25 shooting deaths during the 2001-02 school year.

  • Such recent incidents of deadly violence involving Chicago's youth prompted hundreds of people to join in an anti-violence rally and march in the Auburn-Gresham community Tuesday night. Mayor Daley and the Reverends Michael Pfleger and Jesse Jackson addressed the rally, which also featured a minister of the Nation of Islam and CPS officials, among others.

    "We adults must say, 'Enough is enough!' " Daley shouted to the cheering protesters, demanding more gun control legislation.

Because as everyone knows, it was a fully registered, licensed and legal handgun that ran up of its own accord and shot this poor altar boy. Oh wait:
  • In many ways, Roberto "was a typical freshman, but the problem was getting him to show up to school," Martinez said, noting Roberto did not attend class the day he was killed.

    According to relatives, he stopped attending class several weeks ago after a group of boys chased him as he walked to school.

  • "He could have been anything, a doctor, a lawyer -- who knows," said Samuel Garcia, a youth mentor with Stroger Hospital of Cook County. "It was not too late, but life got ahold of him, at least the lifestyle here in this community did."
Would that have been the gang banging lifestyle? He was wandering the streets, truant, because he was bored. We are surprised the teachers haven't been blamed for not making the lessons more interesting or the police for not catching him out of school. But every politician and preacher runs to blame the gun and avoids any talk of the shooter, the gangs, the attitude that education doesn't matter. And the politicians and preachers will run and raise money on the body of a child they failed.

We really ought to outlaw guns someday.

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it been more appropriate for Daley to say no mas? RIP Berto

6/14/2007 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Mayor Daffy about these guns getting out of hand.

Why just today I was sitting at home watching the white Sox blow another game when I noticed my Beretta coming out of the drawer where I keep it and looking at me in a strange way. It then cocked itself and started to look really mean at me. I fled from my home with that dam gun in pursuit. Fortunately I live near St. Sabina church and Father Phleger held up one of his protest signs and the gun backed off.

We gotta do something abut these guns. They are the cause of all out troubles.

6/14/2007 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where were his parents? why do they call sundays at home depot "great America days", inside joke among workers it is because the illegal mexicans bring all the kids there to look around and play with shit! A friend manages a home depot he told me lawsuits are up at the store because they let their kids run wild (What else is new) and they get hurt on saws and etc.. CONTROL YOUR KIDS ASSHOLES SIMPLE AS THAT AND IF YOUR NOT LEGAL WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE BACK TO THE BORDER!

6/14/2007 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that the CAGE unit and the State Police are working on gun seizures by checking FOID cards in the city. They see what was bought on that card and hit that address if the card expires.

6/14/2007 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I work midnights & sometimes I get a little cranky but I always like to look at the glass half full.

You know, if it wasn't a gun that befell this young hood rat he probably would of been the subject of any number of police services in the future.

Imagine the number of contact cards that would of been made out on him.

Or all the gang loitering dispersals used to disperse him from a hot spot.

And even how many times this studious young pupil would of been arrested for reckless conduct.

Think about it. Sure it's sad now but you know, it's probably less paperwork for us in the long term.

But you know, we'll never see him grow up and get his first really, really bad Latin King tattoo.

6/14/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why just today I was sitting at home watching the white Sox blow another game when I noticed my Beretta coming out of the drawer where I keep it and looking at me in a strange way.....

My never does that to me since I registered it..

6/14/2007 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is our great asshole mayor taking the easy way out again. Why blame the schools and parents for bringing up such idiots. No, blame the guns, the more popular subject. Blame the ghetto people for not raising their kids correctly and you get these assholes marching downtown. Blame the legit gun owners, what are they going to do? Since there is a ban on guns in the city, how many are going to march. I would venture to say that most legit city gun owners are white? And how offen do you see white marching downtown for anything? For da mayor it is a easy choice project all the assholes and screw the whites.

6/14/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cage unit. are they getting hi points, ravens, etc.... out of the hands of gang bangers or are they confiscating beretta silver pigeons and colt national match's from taxpaying citizens?

6/14/2007 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like everything else......
It's the Po-leese's fault.

6/14/2007 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous the rock said...

Not to mention a court date to.

6/14/2007 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no shootings at private/catholic schools???

6/14/2007 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say we outlaw outlaws...

McGruff

6/14/2007 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Mayor Daffy about these guns getting out of hand.

Why just today I was sitting at home watching the white Sox blow another game when I noticed my Beretta coming out of the drawer where I keep it and looking at me in a strange way. It then cocked itself and started to look really mean at me. I fled from my home with that dam gun in pursuit. Fortunately I live near St. Sabina church and Father Phleger held up one of his protest signs and the gun backed off.

We gotta do something abut these guns. They are the cause of all out troubles.

6/14/2007 03:29:00 AM




LOL now thats funny

6/14/2007 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what gang was the punk running with? where are mommy and daddy? bet the public system caused all of this!

6/14/2007 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need another GUN TURN-IN

6/14/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your Baretta was pissed at you because you were watching the Sox!

6/14/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that disgusting display on the so called news.Yet again they fail to put the blame where it really belongs, on the criminals who did the crime.Inanimate objects do not commit crimes, bad people do.A lot of polititians and priests also commit crimes, should we ban the offending male organ or the polititian or priest it's attatched to.

6/14/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, riddle me this:

What's the difference between the CAGE team & an area gun team?

6/14/2007 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger CJN said...

Why god, oh why do all the potential doctors get killed in gang violence?!

6/14/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Did you know that the CAGE unit and the State Police are working on gun seizures by checking FOID cards in the city. They see what was bought on that card and hit that address if the card expires.

6/14/2007 08:10:00 AM "

It's not just the cage unit doing this. They're looking to let the Area Gun teams to do the confiscations with search warrants issued for violating the city ordinance!

6/14/2007 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did poor Roberto Duran say "no mas" before he was popped?

6/14/2007 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

My Raven .32 placed itself against my head and marched me to the liquor store. It finally went away after I bought some St. Ide's and pork rinds. When I got home, my Davis .380 got upset that I didn't bring him any! The damn thing kneecapped me!

6/14/2007 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Did you know that the CAGE unit and the State Police are working on gun seizures by checking FOID cards in the city. They see what was bought on that card and hit that address if the card expires.

6/14/2007 08:10:00 AM "

It's not just the cage unit doing this. They're looking to let the Area Gun teams to do the confiscations with search warrants issued for violating the city ordinance!

6/14/2007 10:25:00 PM

what if you bought the guns and they are not on the city?negative search warrant.. lawsuit is this a legaly obtained search warrant when they really do not know if the weapons are at the household????mayor daley s idea...

6/15/2007 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just think. If that Latino kid had only taken his ass to school, we wouldn't have to look at his picture on the news. Instead of walking his Mom to the door and kissing her goodbye on her way to work, maybe she should have walked him to school every day, since, according to his teachers, he definitely had attendance issues.

6/15/2007 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley is the paper again talking about guns! How many bodyguards does he have and how many guns does that add up to? "we don't need stinkin badges or guns" right mayor? Here is a suggestion since your like the regular people you and huberman take a el ride on the red line different times of the day to observe how the people you want to give so much free things we pay for act! No bodyguards no police as you and ron could be the next "BATMAN AND ROBIN" CRUSADERS AGAINST CRIME! "Why is the red phone ringing batman", "AHH IT IS SILLY SILLY I DUNNO", "ANSWER IT" "OK" "MAYOR I MEAN SORRY BATMAN WE HAVE A A CITY WITH LOW POLICE MORAL, ILLEGALS YOU ALLOW EVERYWHERE CAUSING TROUBLE, THE CTA IS CLOSING DOWN, YOUR FILLING YOUR POCKETS, WHAT SHOULD WE DO"? "OH MY GEE I THINK WE SHOULD I DUNNO DUNNO NOTHIN". JUST THEN ROBIN (HUBERMAN) "WHAT SHOULD WE DO", MAYOR "RON THAT IS IT YOUR THE GREATEST YOU CAN BE KNIGHTED KING OF THE CITY AND YOU WILL FIX IT RIGHT". ROBIN CONFUSED "I DUNNO". THIS IS TYPICAL DALEY THINKING!

6/15/2007 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep all my non duty guns outside the city.Safe house.

6/15/2007 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it was another great idea to disband the school unit. Add another TRU platoon that will stop the violence.

6/15/2007 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could of been anything but instead was a gangbanger. shit happens.

6/15/2007 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, riddle me this:

What's the difference between the CAGE team & an area gun team?

6/14/2007 08:24:00 PM

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A lawsuit stemming from a fight at the Jefferson Tap.

6/15/2007 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:05 is absolutely right, Daley and the lib politicians always take the easy way out by blaming guns, because to do otherwise would require real WORK to commit to,in order to achieve results, and politicians aren't in their positions to do any real work, otherwise the'd have a real job, like bein a cop or fireman.

6/16/2007 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, it would be nice if these Chicago Politicians would come up with a new idea that worked, even a bit, instead of beating the same old drum they've been pounding for 40+ years. We must have really stupid taxpayers to keep electing these dopes.

6/16/2007 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't there a shooting event in the Olympics?

6/19/2007 08:15:00 AM  

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