Monday, September 17, 2012

Hiding the Homicides

Check out this Sun Times headline:
  • 5 dead, 20 wounded in shootings since Friday night

Then the opening sentences:

  • Five men were killed and at least 20 people were wounded in gun violence in the city from Friday night to Sunday.

    The fatal shootings include one man who was fatally shot and two others who were wounded by police in two separate incidents this weekend.

Are we counting police shootings in the "killings" category now?

But the phrase Sun Times uses is "gun violence." Hope over to the Tribune site and you can find these two stories without even trying today:

  • The body of a "young male" found by firefighters after a South Side home fire on Saturday died from multiple stab wounds, officials said today.

    The body of the male, who remained unidentified, was found in the front room of the home and his death has been classified a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The office said he died of multiple stab and incised wounds.

Whoops - not "gun violence," so don't look over here.

  • A man in his 30s who was robbed in Little Village early Sunday morning died after he was hit by a car following the attack, authorities said.

    Police are investigating whether the robbers – four or five men in a white Ford Taurus – ran him down and hit him. The car that hit the man and the car carrying the robbers – which may be the same car – left the scene.

Ah, ah, ah....not "gun violence" so probably doesn't even rate a mention. But if they ever find the car and the driver (a big "if" at this point), or the robbers who chased him into traffic (another "if") they'll be charged with homicide.

Numbers being twisted.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Numbers twisted and gutless media acting as the propaganda arm of this banana republic dictatorship.

Welcome to Third World values. You voted for it when you put the socialists in by voting democrat.

9/17/2012 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....all I got to say is Karen Lewis for Mayor. She'll straighten this cities mess out. Impeach Rahm.

9/17/2012 02:31:00 AM  
Blogger West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Speaking of killing things, check out Tiny Dancer again trying to circumvent the CTUs strike.

The Deli Pro is sending the city's attorneys to court for an injunction to force the teachers back to class. Says they can't legally strike because the issues keeping them from settling are no longer about wages.

But it was OK for him to rescind their 4% raise as negotiated last year.

The teachers need to march at least once on the 4200 block of north Hermitage before they agree to anything.

9/17/2012 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Scum Times does not print those stories because they are buddies with Rahm. Google Rahm Emanuel and Sun Times and see what interesting reads pop up.

9/17/2012 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous MINIMIZE GSW MURDERS said...

Chicago needs more fatal cuttings, bludgeonings and strangulations to minimize fatal criminal shootings.

Be discrete.

9/17/2012 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many more people are killed each year in the U.S. with fists than with so called assault rifle. To the media, ever weapon is an assault rifle.

9/17/2012 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Needless to say, the car incident will be made a traffic accident, so the district will be told to write more movers, which will make the city more money!

9/17/2012 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

......The car that hit the man and the car carrying the robbers – which may be the same car – left the scene.

I'm sure they will "give" this to Major Accidents. Another opportunity to hide a homicide which has been happening for the last couple years with the assistance of the CO in charge.

9/17/2012 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now SCC how are we going to win the hearts and minds of the people for more gun regulations if we're clouding up the homicide message with homicides from stabbings and vehicular homicides. Those are not guns.


9/17/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is like a little Barney Fife screaming "Citizens arrest, citizens arrest" isn't he?

Didn't get his way with the teachers and he's throwing a lil' hissy fit now. This will not reflect well on your party come Nov elections me thinks Rahmmy. Enjoy it while you can. That's all.

9/17/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bread And Circuses Dept. --

This town really does run on hide-in-plain-sight, "cognitive dissonance," complete institutional schizophrenia. How the hell can you roll a multi-night thing called "RiotFest," and it seems like A. no one over 17 and B. no one who was not detailed to work it ever heard of it?

I started wondering when I kept hearing the name in radio traffic reports. All I could find was one puff piece in the Sun-Times --

How much did this RiotFest cost the taxpayers? How many arrests, how much damage, how much police OT, etc.

You can live your life in this city, radio on, TV in the house, on line every day, talking to people, traveling around conducting your business, and still not find out about something like this until it's over.

A blessing in disguise?

9/17/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Are we counting police shootings in the "killings" category now?...But the phrase Sun Times uses is "gun violence."

Day to day to day distraction. All this activity, this sound and light and motion, constantly "adjusting the dial."

It doesn't matter how many people get killed, or "once So-and-So is elected we'll be OK." Please. All of the bounds of civilized behavior have been sundered already. Someone just got pushed through the window at what used to be Marshall Field's, right downtown.,0,6250733.story

Barring an upheaval of the sort that simply is not allowed to be discussed in conventional media, there is no prospective "threshold event" after which everything will change. The current situation is the desired situation.

It is sad to see the stick-and-knife-waving South African platinum miners being shot down by policemen who are materially only a little better off than they are, who themselves live in the next hut over -- while the metals speculators make cocktail reservations on their smartphones.

...and someone posts a video on "youtube" and the world blows up exactly on cue.

Ever get that "being used like a Kleenex" feeling? I don't like it.

Stay extra safe, all.

9/17/2012 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ten minutes ago...

Person struck by auto 26th/Christian | vic. is likely DOA, hit coupla times, offndr fled s/b Kedzie, Major Accidents Inv.

9/17/2012 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not Karen Lewis for President!!!! And if she chose not to run, then this lifelong Democrat is turning Republican and voting all Republican. Its all because of Rahm. He is supposed to serve MY interests. Rahm works for me, and so far he got what I don't want....lets start with those speed school cameras... and so on, and so forth.

9/17/2012 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous W.G.A.S. (who gives a shit) said...

It was Gomer Pyle who yelled "citizen's arrest, citizen's arrest " He wanted to arrest Barney for making a u-turn in front of the courthouse.Barney had previously given Gomer a ticket for going 5 over the limit.

9/17/2012 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a word for the wise. if you owe taxes on real estate, be aware the city can take the money from your bank account, and will!

9/17/2012 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the crystal ball unit that is supposed to predict all this crime before it happens?

9/17/2012 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS Teachers Union put rahmmie the commie in place , nothin but a school yard bully runnin to mam , courts, that he controls when the little kid stands up to him .

yelly bellied coward from the suburbs , ballet boy , wear your tutu

9/17/2012 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago police investigate shooting at 59th Street and Normal Avenue. (Eric Clark for the Chicago Tribune / September 17, 2012)
Why are the detectives at this crime scene not wearing their protective body armour? the female detective is wearing sun glasses, and high heels, where is her Coach purse?! Neither detective is wearing their duty belt, no flash light.


now i know why this department has reached rock bottom!

9/17/2012 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Assault weapons ban will surely make it all better!

9/17/2012 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

@ 9/17/2012 02:38:00 PM...

"Threshold Event"

The Queen's English... It's a wonderful thing.

That is excellent phraseology and context!

We do admire the fierce cut of your jib sir...

A splash of Booker's bourbon and an upward head-tilt of recognition and comraderie to you...

9/17/2012 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck about the Scum times, no one reads the rag anyway. They haven't had a true reporter at the Scum in years.

9/18/2012 08:20:00 AM  

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