Friday, February 28, 2014

Shooting Buses

Great, someone figured out that they're big, slow moving, easy to hit, usually full of people and will guarantee you a headline for anti-social behavior:
  • Shots, possibly from a pellet gun, damaged windows on two CTA buses in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side today, police said.

    The buses were in traffic on the Jackson Boulevard route near Kenton Avenue when the drivers reported that their windows had been broken, possibly from gunfire, around 10:15 a.m., police said.

    The No. 126 Jackson buses were moving in opposite directions, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis. No one was injured.
Someone make sure we start some sort of initiative or special employment opportunity for this right away.

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36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the leaders may have been training the youth on how to handle a weapon.

2/28/2014 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooting at buses is one thing but what kind of moniker is Lambrini Lukidis?

2/28/2014 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry CTA Driver, the NEW and IMPROVED busses yalls is getting has a BULLET PROOF SHIELD!

(And NO, you cant take it home with you!)

2/28/2014 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contact cards and seat belt missions NOW!

2/28/2014 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most likely a joke and a prank, or at worst a warning. If they were serious a higher caliber weapon would have been used. Were the buses crossing some gangs turf, without paying the toll?

2/28/2014 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shots were probably fired from Clark Playground just west of the RR track viaduct.

2/28/2014 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happened on North Ave in 025 not too long ago. On 3rd watch.

2/28/2014 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISP did this down state years ago. First they did Trooper in a train to catch gate violators. Then they started following yellow school buses.

Both lasted long enough for the media to go away.

2/28/2014 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ammo shortage has finally trickled down to the gangbangers!

2/28/2014 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minorities are making a social statement regarding income inequality and social injustice. These stinking buses represent the chains of the running dog capitalists that are keeping the collective peoples on the plantation of greed and the almighty dollar. The masses are eager to shed their chains and claim their just rewards.

2/28/2014 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 80's cars with white people used to get pellet gunned on the Ryan all the time. If it didn't shatter your window it would knock it off the track. My family was hit in traffic near 103rd. You could see the stoop sitters laughing after they hit you.

2/28/2014 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing we are down po's and VRI is getting cut......

2/28/2014 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous 2 year wonders said...

Anonymous said...
The shots were probably fired from Clark Playground just west of the RR track viaduct.

2/28/2014 12:43:00 AM

Gee, thanks for checking in with your post-crime scene examination theory. You must be one of the new 3/W 1106 car know-it-alls with a whopping 2 years on the job. Now shut up and go get the Lt. some contact cards as was discussed for allowing you goofs to work in blue jeans.

2/28/2014 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Those devils, you never can tell what mischief *Obama's Boys* will be up to next. Shooting at windows of buses with their pellets guns, those little rapscallions, shame on them.

--- The only thing we shot with our Benjamin-Sheridan pellet rifles and Daisy BB guns were tin cans, beer bottles, pigeons, and rats. (snowballs were for the buses, and not their windows) ---

2/28/2014 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


the snitches get stitches street creed is now being replaced with

'..am i my brothers keeper'

thanks rahm, obama -- big brothers

2/28/2014 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a non-story...

Now if the savages would do something constructive like dropping shots at the Revenue'er and parking enforcement vehicles then that might be worth a giggle and putting a splash o' bourbon in the morning coffee over...

2/28/2014 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


as long as the cta buses keep tripping the speed trap cams and the red light cams, inflating the number of tickets issued that's all that matters.

we need those high numbers for the corporate propaganda reports.

never mind that the tickets don't get paid and the behavior isn't changed because there are no consequences.

even in places where 'the children' are present.

damn-it. we need more cam tickets issues....oh and more contact cards too.

2/28/2014 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i think the buses should drive faster, as fast as they can.

because a moving target is hard to hit.

/sarcasm

2/28/2014 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'...we are approaching kenton street, next stop kenton...everybody get down'

2/28/2014 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a show on PBS once in which the engineer of a Union Pacific train described how awful it was to have to maneuver his engine through the Englewood neighborhood. Not surprisingly, there were shots fired DURING THE INTERVIEW at the moving train. I guess we're just not being culturally sensitive to the hobby that is most prevalent in these neighborhoods. Shame on us racists.

2/28/2014 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


the gun shot detection microphones that can i.d. locations of gunfire with pinpoint accuracy.

that was money well spent eh.

2/28/2014 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


whelp, another 'broken windows' failure. garry is gonna be pissed.

2/28/2014 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Overtime? I'm in!

2/28/2014 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not enough police have been hired in the last five years.

Rahm, McCarthy (and Daley) should be held accountable.

None of them should be able to show their faces anywhere without getting hammered about that.

Why isn't FOP shouting about this? That's is a big an indictment of the FOP leadership as anything I have ever heard.

2/28/2014 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just some good clean fun in the hood.

2/28/2014 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I having a solution to this program, raise the fares, at least double, add 1 or 2 more members to the CTA board at ridiculous salaries & pensions...yea, that's the tickets.
For the children don'tcha know.

2/28/2014 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big, fat, slow targets. Even a banger would find a bus hard to miss.

2/28/2014 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to just throwing snowballs at buses? That was always a lot of fun.

2/28/2014 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bus drivers have a real shit job having to deal with all the crap they do. They earn their money everyday.
Shooting at buses are the lowest form of humans. People that work!!! Use buses.

2/28/2014 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you sure it wasn't McDrunk trying to shoot out street lights?

2/28/2014 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Shart Shanks... Oops! said...

Anonymous @ 2/28/2014 07:31:00 AM said...

The ammo shortage has finally trickled down to the gangbangers!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yep, that's gotta be it. Gun and ammo control are working so well.

Now for those pesky air rifles. Watch how the merry band of morons, lead by Rahm, institute a heavy tax on air (except for their own hot air) to prevent this stuff.

It's for the children... never mind that they will turn blue when we take the air, er, ammo, away from them. At least by taxing the air we'll be able to compensate for the parking meter deal and there will still be plenty of cash for us to steal!

2/28/2014 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't need to be a pellet gun... could be a slingshot filled with an iceball...

2/28/2014 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooting at buses is clearly a terrorist act designed to prevent working people from using public transportation... or traveling via other means.

How about gun ports on the buses so the citizens can shoot back at the terrorists?

2/28/2014 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've started to improve my shooting. I can do streetlights pretty good. I figure moving targets are harder, so I am starting with buses.

- Garry M.

3/01/2014 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a solution contact card everyone on the bus.

3/01/2014 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send in the elite mass transit tact teams. They can swoop in driving their brand new fed bought vehicles and and maybe sgt mj will have his best team out instead of locking up cigarette sellers at 95th st!!

3/03/2014 07:34:00 AM  

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