Sunday, December 28, 2008

Just as a Comparison

How about this headline?
  • Kankakee sees this year's first homicide

    The Kankakee Police Department is looking for two "persons of interest" in the shooting death early this morning of Ryan M. Graefnitz of Manteno, which the Kankakee Daily Journal said is the first homicide in the county this year.

    Graefnitz, 23, a former student athlete, was shot just after midnight and found in a parking lot of an apartment house in the 500 block of South Chicago Avenue, according to a release from Kankakee Police Chief Mike Kinkade. It was the first homicide this year in the city of Kankakee and in Kankakee County.
Four days before the end of the year and they just had their first homicide. It took Chicago what? Eighteen hours to record a double homicide in 025 to start the year if we remember correctly.

UPDATE: Post corrected for District

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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How ironic it happened on Chicago Avenue, don't you think?

12/28/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid white kid got shot buying drugs in Kankakee

12/28/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was triple homicide in 025 on the 2400 block of monticello

12/28/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first of 2008 was a triple in 025. 2400 block of monticello. still looking for the offenders, they fled to mexico...

12/28/2008 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look @ Kankakee's predator population that will give you an idea why it's a safe place to live. Give it timeas the city&suburbs continue to purge the element from their ratholes Kankakee will see unbridled violence the likes they never had before

12/28/2008 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forger that is George Ryan's home. They are used to a different type of criminal.

12/28/2008 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the victim in Kankakee from Chicago? Section 8 perhaps?

12/28/2008 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the article says that this was the first homicide IN THE COUNTY for the year! Can that be right? What is the total for COOK COUNTY? Wow!

12/28/2008 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

The deaths George Ryan caused occurred in Wisconsin so they don't count in Illinois. Now if only shortshanks could figure out how to do that, he would be golden.

12/28/2008 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that they have that low of a homicide rate. Kankakee has been turning to crap for the last 15 years.

12/28/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Flew into Midway the other day what a disaster, people everywhere,floights canceled, witnessed a fight in baggage area, no coppers anywhere! Finally a copper shows up I went to assiste her got the dispute settled. I asked her where all the coppers were at she said the new feamle Lt has no clue how to be the police, she has implemented so many idiotic ideas like no overtime for airport coppers especially around the busy holiday season. That Lt is the same one who worked in 009 and being from an outside unit had dealings with here just a rich girl who should of never been the police! The feamle went on to explain how she has ruined morale and barely works a 4 hour day but yet she connived airport management to buy her a brand new city car! Must be nice! Clout is still alive and well! Guess when you were the commanders of the airport partner you get things even though you are not qualified!

12/28/2008 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murders, Robberies in New York Rose in 2008

Created: Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008, 8:53
MyFoxNY.com -- Overall, New York City's crime rate is down, however, murder is up. Murders rose 5 percent in 2008 after hitting a record low the year before.

City police also reported a slight increase in robberies, but all other major crime categories fell and the overall rate dropped 4 percent.

The city's overall crime rate has fallen each year for the past 18 years. This year, there were 501 murders reported in the city as of Sunday, up from 476 murders during the same period last year.

Robberies were up 1.8 percent this year. Felony assault cases fell 8 percent and burglary and auto theft cases fell 6 percent.

The city recorded 496 murders in 2007, the lowest since it started keeping comparable records in 1961. The most homicides -- 2,245 -- happened in 1990.

12/28/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a triple at 2415 N. Monticello; almost a quarduple, but 4th victim shot point blank in the head is still alive.

12/28/2008 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Nyctalus Lasiopterus said...

I am surprised that this was Kankakees first this year.

12/28/2008 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kankakee is a shithole, a mini Englewood. I have buddies that use to be cops there. A lot of Chicago shit migrated there back in the 70's & 80's. It's amazing they just had the first homicide for 2008. I remember Kankakee use to have 15 or 20 a year, back in the 90's (considering they only have 35,000 residents, that's a lot). Stay clear of that little armpit city.

12/28/2008 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

I have a funny feeling that the wooded swampy areas of Kankakee County have a few bodies out there that were never discovered. This maybe the first reported homicide but back beyond the mobile home courts I am sure there are some unaccounted bones out there.

12/28/2008 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overall, New York City's crime rate is down, however, murder is up. Murders rose 5% in 2008...

...The city recorded 496 murders in 2007, the lowest since it started keeping comparable records in 1961. The most homicides -- 2,245 -- happened in 1990.

12/28/2008 11:34:00 AM

SAY WHAAAAAAAAATTT!!!

So we are supposed to believe that their murder rate has DROPPED by, what, 450% ?????

Sounds like somebody is taking advantage of the public by adding the totals with the NEW math... only 6 of each 10 is counted or something? Or maybe we taught them how to play CAPS?????

12/28/2008 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

To Anonymous that said "Stupid white kid got shot buying drugs"...

That "stupid white kid" was my cousin and it's interesting that you would think that. Maybe I need to contact the authorities and have your IP traced seeing as you think you know details of what happened.

To everyone else...

Ryan was not Section 8, Ryan lived in Manteno and was raised in Manteno. Ryan was living with my uncle (my mother's twin brother) and had a family who loved him.

Now I need to get to tracing Anonymous' IP....authorities being contacted.

12/28/2008 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jennifer said...

That "stupid white kid" was my cousin and it's interesting that you would think that. Maybe I need to contact the authorities and have your IP traced seeing as you think you know details of what happened.

To everyone else...

Ryan was not Section 8, Ryan lived in Manteno and was raised in Manteno. Ryan was living with my uncle (my mother's twin brother) and had a family who loved him.

Now I need to get to tracing Anonymous' IP....authorities being contacted."

You can't trace jack s***, this is not a criminal matter. Can't take criticism?

12/28/2008 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous math cop said...

Back to school, 4:12 PM.

If homicides declined from 2,245 to 496, a still amazing 78% drop occurred.

Even if they dropped from a million (or even just one) to zero, a 100% decline would have occurred.

12/29/2008 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't trace jack s***, this is not a criminal matter. Can't take criticism?

12/28/2008 10:32:00 PM

I hope every real copper read your comment and though what an asshole you are. This girl's response is how normal people react when they see someone throwing out some shit about someone they love who was killed. It may be right and it may not, but you should get out of the ghetto and recognize normal grief.

12/29/2008 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer said...
To Anonymous that said "Stupid white kid got shot buying drugs"...

That "stupid white kid" was my cousin and it's interesting that you would think that. Maybe I need to contact the authorities and have your IP traced seeing as you think you know details of what happened.

To everyone else...

Ryan was not Section 8, Ryan lived in Manteno and was raised in Manteno. Ryan was living with my uncle (my mother's twin brother) and had a family who loved him.

Now I need to get to tracing Anonymous' IP....authorities being contacted.

12/28/2008 10:07:00 PM

Go ahead and trace it no crime idiot!

12/29/2008 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as George Ryan's corruption, of course we all know it was not just the Willis' Children:

From CBS News quoting a recent book out about Ryan:

The illegally licensed drivers had caused at least 55 accidents, including a 74-car pileup in California that killed two people and injured 51. As James Merriner recounts in his new political biography of Ryan, The Man Who Emptied Death Row, a total of eleven traffic deaths were attributable to the licenses fraudulently obtained from Ryan’s office.

I got the book out this weekend from my local library, read it through. I was surprised at the time at how much I had forgotten about Ryan's bullshit.

The most interesting thing I thought was Merriner's contention that by emptying Death Row, Ryan actually increased homicides by negating the "deterrent factor" in death penalty cases.

I hope Ryan rots in hell after he rots in prison, and his meek little wife, who knew what was going on and benefited from the corruption, she can eat shit too.


One wonders how many other accidents happened as a result of this corruption ?

--civilian supporter

12/29/2008 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That "stupid white kid" was my cousin and it's interesting that you would think that. Maybe I need to contact the authorities and have your IP traced seeing as you think you know details of what happened."

The Authorities? They're going to tell you to buzz off, they're busy trying to solve a Homicide w/o having to be bothered with some trivial blog nonsense.

12/29/2008 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is really immature and rude for someone to sit there and say "stupid white kid got shot trying to buy drugs" when you have absolutely no idea what happened. I wonder where you get your information and why you would think it would be ok for you to put something out there like that for a grieving family to read. How would you like it if something happened to one of your family members and there were people saying ignorant things like that? I did not know Ryan personally but no matter what the situation, you should keep your stupid comments to yourself since he does have family and friends who care about him.

12/29/2008 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

18 hours? I was guessing two hours after midnight.

12/30/2008 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Rhonda Blair said...

Ryan's murderer has been arrested, and hopefully the cowardly bastard will be convicted and given his just punishment. Our family is shattered over the loss of Ryan. I hope the murderer understands the devastation and sorrow he has caused all of us, especially Ryan's mother and father. The people of the city of Kankakee who helped police hunt down this criminal should be praised for their efforts. It's not easy living where the murderer lives, and still coming forward like they did. The Kankakee police did a great service to their people by doing an outstanding job investigating and apprehending this guy, along with all others connected to this heinous crime. They should be commended. As a former Kankakee County resident, I don't believe for a minute that this was the first homicide for Kankakee in 2008. Ask me to believe the possible, not the impossible. Kankakee is too close to that rotting corpse of the Chicago south side to be plausibly murder free until December 2008. To Anonymous, who thinks "a stupid white kid got shot buying drugs" - An even stupider, callous and thoughtless black kid took a precious life, destroying the dreams and future of that life and all who loved him, and brought down a massive gauntlet of unimaginable grief and horror upon not only Ryan's family, but to his own as well. Who was the most stupid one?

1/02/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who was the most stupid one?

1/02/2009 02:11:00 PM"


We all die, it's just a question of when.


And the why, where, how and who of it matters not to the dead.

1/04/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Rhonda Blair said...

"Who was the most stupid one?

1/02/2009 02:11:00 PM"


We all die, it's just a question of when.


And the why, where, how and who of it matters not to the dead.



Anonymous: If you have to ask "who the MOST stupid one" was, you haven't grasped the basic premise of what separates us from savages. You may not care how, or when the dead have died, but all who love Ryan DO. We need less of your kind in this world. Because you don't care, doesn't release all responsibility we share for humankind. You are pathetic.

2/04/2009 04:56:00 PM  

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