Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Condensation Killing

This one will rank right up there with "chicken wing," "turkey leg," and many others:
  • A dripping window air conditioner led to the execution-style killing of a West Side man, police said Monday.

    Charles Sims, 28, shot Jimmy Parker eight times about 2 a.m. on June 2, police said. Sims appeared in court Monday on a charge of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

    Sims’ sister had complained to him that Parker dropped water on her from the window of an apartment building in the 5600 block of West Washington, police said.

This story has everything! Drama. Suspense. An unforgettable cast of characters. And another example of exactly what's wrong with Chicago's 9-1-1 system:
  • The warm water fell on Sims’ sister when she returned home to the building shortly before midnight on June 1, police said. She called police to report the incident.
The ghetto understanding of thermodynamics notwithstanding, how in the hell was this a police matter (before the shooting we mean)? Air conditioners drip. They also hang out windows and are difficult to move quickly, so she had to have looked up and seen it wasn't Parker, but a machine in the window. And someone took this call. Amazing.

And here's a miracle of sorts:
  • Six witnesses have identified Sims as the shooter...
That has to be a rarity. We would have labeled this entire piece "un-fucking-believable," but in actuality, we aren't even surprised. Judging from the comments in the Sun Times though, plenty of people are surprised. Welcome to the real world.

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73 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long will these animals continue to act like damn animals?

7/19/2011 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You done disrespected my sisser.
Blam! Blam! Blam!...

7/19/2011 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous big-dewey said...

from the archives:

"I loved my brotha.... but dat pork chop was mine!"

7/19/2011 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it's time to strengthen Chicago's gun laws... (note sarcasm)

What an absolute nightmare this City has become if you're an actual law-abiding citizen. Forget us becoming Detroit, try Somolia.

7/19/2011 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guns don't kill people ... ghetto skidmarks whose sisters be disrespected by small appliances kill people.

7/19/2011 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Det. C. Darwin, Homicide said...

With all due respect to the late Jimmy "The Drip" Parker, how can we ever forget the abrupt leaded demise of Samuel "The Chef" Muse who was martyred over the stench of his cooking catfish in the community kitchen of the boarding house at 45th and Vincennes.

Naaaaah.

I still give it to the THIRD imbecile demanding HIS Thanksgiving turkey drumstick--a classic ghetto motive for the ages.

Hilarious but deadly.

7/19/2011 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 30 plus years working the West Side I'm convinced that there are folks out there whose gene pool needs a serious Update. They have the intellect of snails & rocks have evolved more than they have.

7/19/2011 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the life of a human being isnt much in some areas....so lets blame someone else and throw more ''tax dollars'' at the problem.

7/19/2011 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicken wing, turkey leg . . . according to legend at the State's Attorney's office, there's a case in which a man shot his brother over a pork chop. When questioned, the hungry gunman said "he was my brother, but that was my pork chop."

7/19/2011 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS said...

If it was not for these animals in all citys across the nation we would only need half the police resourses.

Our department would only have to be 6000 members instead of the quickly declining 11000 or so we have now.

7/19/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too funny. luv headline.

7/19/2011 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One that does not get enough credit is the Englewood Play Station execution a couple years back. The guy lost a game to his friend, went home got his gun and came back and killed his buddy. Who hasnt thought about doing that after losing a game? It beats the shit out of knocking all the pieces off the Monopoly board.

7/19/2011 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a lick of sense to move over out of the way of a drippy a/c. Two in the morning.... What time do they have to get up for work? Do you think 6 witnesses will show up at 26th & Cal for a 9:00 court call?
19 P.

7/19/2011 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/6509061-418/bankrupt-country-club-hills-police-chief-part-of-several-failed-ventures.html#.TiDAtWjXSE8.email

7/19/2011 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...because no one answering 911 calls has the balls to tell the caller that it is not a police matter. The supervisors hang the threat of discipline and law suits over every one's head. When in doubt, send it out they say.

Now the other side of it is the caller most likely threatened to kill the landlord if police did not come... why you ask? Ghetto culture of calling the police for everything and using violence to resolve conflict.

They have no knowledge of laws or understand why situations have only civil remedies. If they are wronged somehow, they call 911 and want a report for it. In fact they call 911 for just about everything... directions, where my baby daddy got locked up, locked my keys in the car, do I gots a warrant, I aint gots no minutes on my phone, can you connect me with my cousin, the power is out in my house, whatchoo mean call comed, cant you do something about it?

I can go on and on...

I have taken too many calls for civil issues when the caller is openly threatening the gas station employee or fry cook. Even after telling them that it is a civil issue, they call 911 again and again to get another call taker to make it a disturbance. In fact I have received a call from the employee after being attacked by the very caller I just told I am not sending the police.

I would bet a paycheck that she screamed into the phone that the landlord dumped water on her head and the police need to do something about it...

see complaint regarding a disturbance with the landlord, no further information

7/19/2011 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cpt. In 023 gets 45 mins a day and gets to sell back 200 hours a year and he is bitching about people being on the medical? Give me 200 hours a year sell back and I will never hit the medical!

7/19/2011 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a true story. All the fourcorner hustlers on madison/parkside swear this is how it went down. Don't worry though, the victim was no big loss to society, he was a local neighborhood drug dealer.

7/19/2011 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, i'd say unfuckin believable, but i've been around enough to say typical. Adult five year olds with no impulse control and limited critical thinking skills. Just wait for the week to warm up. I can see it now. Another couple of justifiable shootings, combined with the medias attitude, (remember last weeks headline on why are minorities unfairly targeted for tickets) and poof.

7/19/2011 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Benn did a great job!!

Union wins round over Quinn in raises


The state’s largest employee union won the first round in its battle with Gov. Pat Quinn over his decision to block pay raises for 30,000 workers after an arbitrator ruled today that the administration is violating its contract by not doling out the increases.

Workers were scheduled to get a 2 percent pay bump on July 1, but Quinn refused to pay the raises for workers in 14 agencies. The governor said lawmakers did not set aside enough money to cover the $75 million cost and keep government running for a full year.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees took the matter to an arbitrator, in addition to filing a lawsuit in federal court. Today, arbitrator Edwin Benn directed the state to pay the increases and to make up the difference in lost wages to workers within 30 days.

“These are hard fiscal times for the state, no doubt. However, when the state did not pay the increase… the state did not keep its promise,” Benn wrote. “The state must now keep its promise.”

7/19/2011 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical. One west side dog kills another west side dog over bullshit that matters to no one. And no one cares that one is dead and the other will go to prison for years. Lots more west side dogs ready to take their place.

7/19/2011 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame that the old El Rukn "Temple Of Moorish Science" on Stony Island is not still around to help us research the complex phenomenon of "Condensation Killing."

The "ghetto understanding of thermodynamics" also encompasses the famous principle of "Too much air (pronounced "a") on me!" I'm sure people have been killed in fights over opening and closing windows as well.

Seriously, I have indeed heard threats shouted about the operation of lawn sprinklers in the summertime.

"It th'owin' water!"

Imagine it!

"I get wet, I gon' get violent. I gon' get violent!"

They're not kidding, either. I imagine that this would be classified under "Irrigation Homicide."

Look at the mug shot here for an example of type -- the tiny ears, the compressed lips, the rage-filled eyes. It's the human equivalent of a pit bulldog, selected out for its ability to leap, to run, to communicate with shouts and blows.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-ford-heights-teen-charged-in-fight-over-bicycle-20110716,0,944341.story

To The Jailhouse Born. How the concrete walls echo with the shrieks and bangs...

7/19/2011 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Animals

7/19/2011 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The murder of Mr. Parker illustrates how many of these "tough guys" are punks. Sims throws a punch,Parker shrugs it off and hits back,and bitch-ass Sims pulls a gun. Because he realized he was about to receive a good old fashion ass whipping.

7/19/2011 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if these folks had central air this would never have happened. Not really. In the Babble Crazy bullshit world of the inner city ghetto this is how folks settle their disputes....VIOLENCE. Doesn't matter how small or big the diss is..... you are gonna get hurt. Any wonder this city is in decline.

7/19/2011 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Charles Sims, 28, shot Jimmy Parker eight times about 2 a.m. on June 2, police said. Sims appeared in court Monday on a charge of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

"Sims’ sister had complained to him that Parker [not differentiated from Parker's home appliance] dropped water on her from the window of an apartment building in the 5600 block of West Washington..."

...so Charles strapped up and went and took care of business. Ain't no Carrier or Emerson gon' disrespect his sister.

Dare we say it? Blood is thicker than condensate...

Drip. Drip. Drip.

The stupidity here is sublime enough that I think a plaque would be appropriate at the location. This story deserves to become a Chicago summer legend.

7/19/2011 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this case wont hold water.

7/19/2011 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the water dripping reminded him of waterboarding?

7/19/2011 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of water condensation, did you see that 2 beaches had swim bans (not closings) today due to fog? I am not making this up. Of course Breaking News did not say which ones. Comments (soon to be censored, I'm sure) are pointing this out. Doubtless this omission is deemed good journalistic practice, in the interests of fairness and safety.

Law Abiding Citizen

7/19/2011 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes these savages. They have no regard for basic decency. The only thing that matters is that I and my fellow officers stay safe and hopefully retire with good health and hopefully, our sanity.

7/19/2011 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a wise old cop often said...."Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you".

7/19/2011 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley stated "heat is dangerous"...and banned it.....
he also said "water is dangerous" and banned it....
he was going to ban air conditioners, but retired first.

Funny how life is..

7/19/2011 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly sad,but just be glad you don't have neighbors living below you who are jealous cause you have this futuristic device that cools the air, they just be waiting for a chance to confront you about it......it dripped...go get my gun!

7/19/2011 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember: Guns don't kill people, Air conditioners kill people.

7/19/2011 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there a turkey leg involved?

Come on, there has to be a turkey leg component in there somewhere...

7/19/2011 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Vile said...

I just moved to Chicago and now I'm a little worried about my window unit. Maybe I should consider a drip pan?

7/19/2011 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tend to laugh at this stuff normally, but this one makes me absolutely sick. The piece of shit sister should be charged too for this shit. F'in savages.

7/19/2011 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article failed to mention that she had just had her hair and nails done in anticipation of attracting another suitable baby daddy to add to her growing list of fatherless children!

7/19/2011 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These savages care about two things primarily:

Reproducing as much as possible with whomever, and finding their next meal. No other thought is given to:
Impulse control
Rational thought
Consequences for actions
The value of life (one's or others')
Respect for property
Respect for self
Achievement


We need a cleansing. Cut off welfare for anyone on it longer than 18 months. A small percentage will "get it" and be productive. The rest will come for us and what we worked hard for, and we'll give them a lead sandwich.

-Edison Park Resident

7/19/2011 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extreme heat warnings, warning, warning...etc.. I am a child 0f the fifties. I don't get it . I live in Gage Park . Its nice outside.

7/19/2011 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most violent predatory being ever to inhabit the earth. Each genration becoming more ignorant& prone to violent actions.

7/19/2011 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gmac sounds like a fun name in a 'we like you' sort of way. McNuts is so much better.

7/19/2011 07:46:00 AM

Yes, but McGoof is so much more descriptive.

7/19/2011 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I wrong for not caring at all about another dead ghetto rat?

7/19/2011 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

15 dist animals. wish death penalty were restored

7/19/2011 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, can you expect any more from an animal?

7/19/2011 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone keeping up with the numbers on all the murders, and agg batts w handgun?? What are the totals just for month of July?? 4 shot in englewood just moments ago. Anyone have the numbers??

7/19/2011 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous 018Lou said...

The shallow end of the gene pool just got a little help.

7/19/2011 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Did arbitrator benn just agree to give state workers a pay raise but denied ours? Is this really the same guy?

7/19/2011 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the trolls that often visit the SCC site.
In our business, the act shooting someone after their condensation befalls you is technically referred to as the, "Drip, Drop."

Go impress your friends.

7/19/2011 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a comment copied from chicagobreakingnews.com. under the triple shooting in 007 today

minoso1 at 6:23 PM July 19, 2011
you need to get rid of that corrup chicago police commander anthony corruthers who is in charge of the 7th police district.  He does not care about us and is friends with the gangs.  From the people on the block Ive heard he has met with some of the gang leaders in the area on personal time and had bought them dinner and drinks and nights out on the town... why is that??  maybe the commander corruthers is getting kickbacks from the gangsters to keep the heat off of them.  This is just a rumor but it wouldnt suprise me considering his brother is Ike corruthers who was the chicago alderman that went to prison last year for taking kickbacks and money...  Get rid of anthony corruters!  We need a real police in charge.  We are living in fear!

7/19/2011 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An actual heat-releated killing.

7/19/2011 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So a drug dealer is dead and another p.o.s. is going in for life. Society wins!!!!

7/19/2011 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Cpt. In 023 gets 45 mins a day and gets to sell back 200 hours a year and he is bitching about people being on the medical? Give me 200 hours a year sell back and I will never hit the medical!

7/19/2011 11:44:00 AM
one word....Chinaman.

7/19/2011 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous C. White said...

Noted in the nationwide article that one fist met with a fist in return. Then idiot pulls out a gun shoots the guy and adds final shots "to finish him off." How sad that a fist fight cannot be a fist fight anymore but has to end as an execution.

7/19/2011 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
LOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's senior press secretary announced today she is leaving Los Angeles for her native Chicago to be the communications director for that city's police department.

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_18501143

7/19/2011 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a gonna hang an air dish out the winda, piss out the udder one, and blames it on my unit.

7/19/2011 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I called y'all!

7/19/2011 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no choice whether to take a call or not take a call..as i'm sure has been expressed many many times...however...the sgt, who should be monitoring the air can code the job.....if he gets a number or suspension..you all will have a benefit and take care of him...i doubt you'd do the same for the call taker who takes a day for refusing to send the police

7/19/2011 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I wrong for not caring at all about another dead ghetto rat?

Some people might say "yes."

Who or where they are, I have no idea.....or interest.

Too bad we can't get the murder rate above the birth rate. Then we would make some progress.

7/19/2011 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This seems to be another case of "he done disrespected me". You wouldn't understand, it's a cultural thing.

7/19/2011 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who could've predicted that 45 + years after LBJ declared his "War on Poverty" that it would come to this. Worthless dreg's of society dependent on Government handouts that we (Taxpayer's) have to basically tit-feed them to keep them under control.

I am horrified at what will happen when the money run's out.

7/19/2011 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

conduct premise checks of bars in the 7th district and how many after hours bars in englewood

7/19/2011 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story. Last week 021 tact on-views shots fired in 003 while on the way to the gas pumps. They chase dude home and he runs thru a glass door severing a artery in his arm. Dude bled out in about 10 minutes. Dude was locked up for homicide in 2008...poetic justice!

7/19/2011 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One should always start their day with a good breakfast!!

7/19/2011 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Cpt. In 023 gets 45 mins a day and gets to sell back 200 hours a year and he is bitching about people being on the medical? Give me 200 hours a year sell back and I will never hit the medical!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++

study for and pass a test. I know it's all clout, except for the 70% off the list. At least up to Capt. NOW, it would be nice if the city would make some off of the current lists, but that's another story. And Lemmer is a dork.

7/20/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Did arbitrator benn just agree to give state workers a pay raise but denied ours? Is this really the same guy?
___________________________________

Are you new?? Quinn violated the contract, we didn't have a contract.

Just forget it, you haven't got a clue!

7/20/2011 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes these savages. They have no regard for basic decency. The only thing that matters is that I and my fellow officers stay safe and hopefully retire with good health and hopefully, our sanity.
---------------------------------
x1,000 on the the former, good luck with the latter.......

7/20/2011 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked 20 plus years on the west side. Never saw an air conditioner. Is this progress?

7/20/2011 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This gets even better if you actually read the Sun-TImes story --

Charles Sims, 28, shot Jimmy Parker eight times...Sims’ sister had complained to him that Parker dropped water on her from the window of an apartment building in the 5600 block of West Washington...but the water was simply condensation falling from an air conditioner in a third-floor apartment where the 29-year-old Parker was visiting a woman."

Parker was killed for being NEAR someone else's dripping air conditioner...

What can you say?

7/20/2011 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the death penalty!!!!
Why should we pay to keep this scum in jail for ever????
Free Food
Free Sex
Free everything for these killers
While joe six packs works his ass off to fund the bullshit!!!!!!!

7/20/2011 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nymous said... The Cpt. In 023 gets 45 mins a day and gets to sell back 200 hours a year and he is bitching about people being on the medical? Give me 200 hours a year sell back and I will never hit the medical! +++++++++++++++++++++++++ study for and pass a test. I know it's all clout, except for the 70% off the list. At least up to Capt. NOW, it would be nice if the city would make some off of the current lists, but that's another story. And Lemmer is a dork. 7/20/2011 12:36:00 AM

++++++++

Study the answers like all the Secret Study Group Kiddies do!

7/20/2011 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people are utterly weird about "water." I have seen them "clean" a bathroom by dipping a rag into the toilet and wiping everything down -- water is water, regardless of the source.

It also has magical powers. Spider bite? Filthy dirty mattress? In both cases -- "I put water on it."

Even the billions of Gates and Buffett will not "eliminate disease in the Third World" where abysmal ignorance and outright sorcery are major players on the mental stage -- as they are here.

7/21/2011 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Worked 20 plus years on the west side. Never saw an air conditioner. Is this progress?

7/20/2011 08:02:00 AM
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Oh, come on, there have been air conditioners hanging out of windows on the West Side since the late 60's, same with the project windows on the west and southsides.

7/22/2011 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one in this country would ever believe this shit...but we know don't we. Oh and that was the second time McGoof was in a court house, the first time is when he got cuaght shooting out street lights, and resisting. Rahm you're an asshole.

7/22/2011 04:20:00 PM  

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