Uh...A Lot of People Got Shot
At least 10 people were killed, including a 6-year-old girl, in shootings over the weekend in Chicago.
The slain were among at least 49 people wounded in shootings from 5 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, according to information compiled by the Chicago Tribune.
At the Tribune link, Mc(insert insult here) says he and his crack staff was able to "connect the dots" between shootings that occurred and then a few hours later, the retaliatory shooting. Color us underwhelmed. Any asshole with a basic knowledge of street gang territories can draw a line from Point A to Point B after a shooting occurs. We went through two-years-plus of the Crystal Ball Unit that was supposed to use Deputy Officer Chief Goldfinger's magic restaurant reservation system to "predict" crimes, especially Aggravated Batteries.
After two years and a few million dollars, the number of shootings predicted by the downtown eggheads stood at exactly ZERO. Oh, they claimed at least one accurate prediction, but if you gather info on one shooting in the Insane Assholes territory, then draw a "box" about a mile-and-a-half square on the border between the Insane Assholes and the Unknown Assmunchers, you're going to get a hit in a few days, but that doesn't actually prevent the shooting.
The city of Chicago will step up efforts to combat gang violence in light of a bloody weekend in which 10 people were killed and 39 shooting victims were wounded, Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Monday.
“The violence this past weekend is unacceptable to me and every law-abiding Chicago resident,” Emanuel said. “ Our streets belong to the families and children of our city; not to the gangs and gangbangers.
“The violence this weekend underscores that Chicago has a unique gang problem, and I have discussed with Supt. [Garry] McCarthy a citywide anti-gang strategy similar to the successful strategy CPD recently used with the Maniac Latin Disciples.”
Chicago police officers arrested more than 1,800 members of the Maniac Latin Disciples gang from last June through the end of February, after McCarthy declared war on them for shooting and wounding two young girls by mistake at a Northwest Side park in June.
Which proved exactly what? There are still hundreds of MLD's around. One of them even designed the recently canceled city sticker if we recall. And since we're retired, we'll reveal that little Herbie had a record any gangster would be envious of - and in each case, was a self-admitted gang banger and proud of that fact. The word "unrepentant" comes to mind.
That "animal" tag cuts both ways and a child paid the price.