Wednesday, July 08, 2015

What Life is Worth in the Hood

  • A Calumet Heights man shot and killed his longtime friend over the July Fourth weekend because the pal touched his Cadillac, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.

    John Watley was angry that Anthony Strong and others were touching his car Sunday, so he went back inside his home in the 9200 block of South Harper Avenue, returned with a machete and told everyone to get away from his ride, Assistant State’s Attorney Enrique Abraham said.

    Most of the crowd walked away from the parked vehicle but 48-year-old Strong, who had been drinking with Watley and other neighbors earlier, started drumming his fingers up against the Cadillac, Abraham said.

    Watley, 58, went back inside his house.

    When Watley came back outside, Strong continued drumming on Watley’s car, Abraham said.

    “Mother——, you keep messing with me,” Watley yelled before he fired at the friend he had known for over 40 years, Abraham said.

    A bullet went straight to Strong’s chest.

    As Strong’s wife came to his aid, Watley allegedly said, “Let that mother—— die.”
In the defense of the accused, it was his car after all.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cadillacs are overrated.

7/08/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The house is shit but have to have a cadillac.

7/08/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a really nice Cadillac though!!!!

7/08/2015 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Entire neighborhoods
full of ticking time-bombs
just like this. Male and female.
Young and old.

"Imma growed-ass MAN, muh-fukkah!"

These life-long hard-head, arm-strong,
dick-swinging, peace and quiet hatin'

"WE ain't crazy, y'all is!"


7/08/2015 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Ald. I.B. Grafter Gladhander said...

Touched his Cadillac? Well, that's high crime!!

I would say that's justified in this case. If someone touched MY Cadillac, I would be mad.

I say the case should be dismissed.

7/08/2015 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was a Honda I could understand but how can ya touch a man's Cadillac?

7/08/2015 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He may be spending the next few years in jail, but them MotherF____ won't be messin with him no more!

7/08/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't profane a man's car with a rough touch. You only get one warning.

7/08/2015 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you know what they say: you don't fuck with a man's money, car/motorcycle or woman.
Some people just have to be reminded the hard way.

7/08/2015 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Lives Matter MotherF_____r!

7/08/2015 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All that over a car that is destined to be repoed.

7/08/2015 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, the man just washed and waxed his ride. Don't touch it!

7/08/2015 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't have anything nice in this city!

7/08/2015 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck?

That's what the hood is for.

Keep it away from us, and us away from them.

7/08/2015 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better a Caddy, than a pork chop.

7/08/2015 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Cadillac have a name of ...Christine?

7/08/2015 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Friendships in the ghetto are not as important as cars.

7/08/2015 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a fellow Caddy owner, I understand.
Don't be touchin my car, bro!

7/08/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In the defense of the accused, it was his car after all."

Cadillacs kill. He should have been "empowered" with a $5.00 Divvy bike instead.


7/08/2015 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, he just came out the house.

7/08/2015 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

What Life Is Worth In San Francisco --

San Francisco -- Five-times-deported, seven-felony-convictions illegal alien kills innocent woman on popular pier, using a handgun stolen from a federal agent's car.

A__hole claims he found the gun on a park bench, picked it up "and it start chooting all by itself! I hear three chots!"

Also a different story about how he was "just on the pier to shoot sea lions." Complete wet-brain retard.

He had just been released from prison, but "Sanctuary City" SFPD ignored a federal immigration detainer order and just let him walk, refusing to notify ICE so that he could have been handed over and deported to Mexico again.

Now CBS radio tells us that the idiot mayor of SF is "trying to steer the conversation away from illegal immigration and "sanctuary" policies, and onto the subject of 'gun safety.'" "With the easy availability of guns, many people are killed every year in TRAGIC GUN ACCIDENTS like this..."

Christ, she believes the guy.

Why don't you just take him into your home, Ms. Mayor?

Or -- to hell with the victim, murdered for no reason at all. Turn S__thead over to Fish & Wildlife and have them exhaustively investigate the "sea lions" angle instead. They can issue him a slip of paper, a citation of some kind -- or perhaps give a stern, finger-wagging lecture he won't understand a word of -- before he disappears into the American interior again.


7/08/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't touch a mans Cadillac.
Lesson learned

7/08/2015 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where I grew up, you didn't mess with a man's PU truck or his dog.

7/08/2015 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


On San Francisco murder on pier -- SF's mayor is male, Ed Lee. I must have heard his "spokeswoman" blowing this off as a "gun accident."

Facts remain the same, and there is a tremendous stink being raised about this from both sides of the aisle -- even Clinton, Feinstein, Boxer, other Democrats are complaining.

"California State Sen. Jeff Stone, a Republican, announced Tuesday he is drafting a bill that would require all California cities and counties to fully cooperate with federal immigration officials.

"The murder of this woman may have been prevented had there been a state law in place to prohibit so-called Sanctuary Cities, like San Francisco, from releasing previously convicted felons who are in the United States illegally," Stone said in a statement"

Gunman Sanchez is being held on $5 million bond and could face life in prison if convicted.

7/08/2015 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: "Sanctuary City" laws -- Try this.

No cooperation with ICE = no federal funding for municipality. None.

That will put any town on its knees instantly.

The sugar tit has been used as a weapon before, to get all sorts of federal wants and mandates into place. They forced New Hampshire to put MLK Day on the calendar in this way, by threatening their highway funding.

It'll work here too, if needed.

Probability of the Obama administration going along is not high, though. He was the one who opened the floodgates to the tens of thousands of undocumented, "Unaccompanied Alien Children" last year -- 86% of whom simply tossed away the immigration court date they were given, and now cannot be found.

7/08/2015 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only was it his car but remember, it was a CADILLAC!

7/08/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not much of a friend....

7/08/2015 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and to think he used to be seinfelds dentist.

7/08/2015 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There have been recent academic studies that indicate most of the homicides in black communities are not drug related, but the settlement of personal disputes that result out of the neighborhood informal justice system. It is a mindset, a lot of it formed by way too many people in prison, some formed by distrust of the police and legal system, and then just throw in plain old ignorance and substance abuse. Not much the police can do about that. It would take another generation, at least, and that is if you start now. I don't see the democrats who are in control doing anything new so don't expect any changes anytime soon.

7/08/2015 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's up there the last turkey leg at Christmas, the last piece of ham at a birthday party, a dispute over a quarter on a alley dice game. My civilian friends accuse me of making stuff like this up

7/08/2015 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that 40 year friendship wasn't as strong as dude thought.

7/08/2015 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't mess with a brutha's short, know what I'm sayin?

7/08/2015 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're gonna live in a "different" society, follow the damn rules! Don't touch his mother fuckkin' car!

7/08/2015 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Edison Carter said...

Justified shooting, after all, it was a Cadillac.

7/08/2015 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, wait don't tell me!

The Caddy had a Confederate Flag decal, right?

7/08/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, it's not like it was a Ferrari or anything.

7/08/2015 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man tells u not to touch his car don't touch his car. Chiraq

7/08/2015 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither one will do that again. At least he didn't step on his Nikes, there are serious consequences for that.

Thank all of you for keeping us citizens safe. Most of us still care.

7/08/2015 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Property over life...yep

7/08/2015 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cadilac's matter not black lives!!!!!!! Hands up.....

7/08/2015 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Well it was a Cadillac.....

7/08/2015 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Brown will set bail at $5000

7/08/2015 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lance: Still got your Malibu?
Vincent: Aw, man. You know what some fucker did the other day?
Lance: What?
Vincent: Fucking keyed it.
Lance: Oh, man, that's fucked up.
Vincent: Tell me about it. I had it in storage for three years, it was out for five days and some dickless piece of shit fucked with it.
Lance: They should be fucking killed. No trial, no jury, straight to execution.
Vincent: Boy, I wish I could've caught him doing it. I'd have given anything to catch that asshole doing it. It'd been worth him doing it just so I could've caught him doing it.
Lance: What a fucker!
Vincent: What's more chickenshit than fucking with a man's automobile? I mean, don't fuck with another man's vehicle.
Lance: You don't do it.
Vincent: It's just against the rules.
-Pulp Fiction

7/08/2015 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also, he just came out the house."

7/08/2015 07:05:00 AM

Is this supposed to be some kind of halfwit excuse?

He apparently went into the house once, got a machete, and came out waving it and yelling. Then he went back into the house, got a gun instead, and came back out again and let fly.

7/08/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious. Was that the '78 Caddy up on blocks, with rust holes fore and aft? Yeah, that must have been his baby.

7/08/2015 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...neighborhood informal justice system."

7/08/2015 09:22:00 AM

Is that a fancy name for beating someone to death because he lost control of his car and damaged someone's porch?

Nothing better to do than sit waiting and watching all day long for someone, anyone to dump their own jump-right-out-of-your-skin craziness on. Even kill someone you've known for 40 years, for "touching a car." This one was like the two got into a death dance that neither of them could stop.

It's a pathology. Police can't fix it, they can only try to contain it.

7/08/2015 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
That's up there the last turkey leg at Christmas, the last piece of ham at a birthday party, a dispute over a quarter on a alley dice game. My civilian friends accuse me of making stuff like this up

7/08/2015 09:30:00 AM
I long retired, but worked homicide decades ago. I heard the same excuses for murder back then. Just goes to show you the mentality has not changed in decades and I really do not think that it ever will. And, that is sad. Yes, just drop many more millions into the black community for job programs and drug programs. This give the political class more money to pay themselves in wages and benefits for these phony useless programs. Look at Dorthy Brown and her husband, they got over a million and have nothing to show for it.The daughter of Rev. Wright, the niece of Congressman Davis and the former police chief and her husband from Country Club hills. " I am My Brother's Keeper" buys a lot of cars and new homes and vacations for the connected, but nothing for the poor.

7/08/2015 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did this happen within the boundaries of a box or a zone?

7/08/2015 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not like he tugged on Superman's cape or spit into the wind, or even messed around with the Lone Ranger..but messed around with Jim's CADILLAC! oh..snap!

7/08/2015 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, I certainly agree and confirm a few of the previous posters above...
The annual Thanksgiving Turkey shooting or stabbing became so prevalent and commonplace, the Thanksgiving Ghoul Pool only wagered on the time (15 min.intervals) of the 1st expected massacre, not the possibility.
Colorful Culture I tell ya.

7/08/2015 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember the brothers over the last pork chop...?

or one my guys handled in the 70's: "I told him not to be around me!!" this one withg his Grandmama's carving knife..

7/08/2015 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody will EVER touch that car again; no sir

7/08/2015 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he gets a jury of his peers he shouldn't have any trouble getting off.

7/08/2015 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome. A textbook "disrespect murder." Stay classy, Chicago.

7/08/2015 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least it wasn't over a pork chop sandwich.

7/08/2015 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd feel the same way if it were my BMW....


7/08/2015 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He fucking warned him not to touch it. 19 Pail.

7/08/2015 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the natural product of an increasingly desensitized culture. Forecast ? WE ARE FUCKED

7/09/2015 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nobody will EVER touch that car again; no sir"

7/08/2015 08:38:00 PM

Owner gets cuffed and hauled off for murder, the whole block knows it. There were probably subsequent fistfights, etc. as a dozen people tried to steal that lousy car at the same time. If there's no one else in that house, it'll get emptied out too.

Law Of The, uh, Jungle?

7/09/2015 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the problem with these fools. They go off shooting, littering the ground with dead bodies and expect that nothing is going to happen to him. Is he going to able to drive his Cadillac now?

Now the old school crew, the kind that had the Westside 50-60 years ago would never let that that happen. They would wait and that goof and his car would disappear, it would be rumored that they went to a Westside junkyard where they got squeezed into the size of a mailbox and shipped off to a steel mill. But that would be just a rumor. Know what I mean.

7/09/2015 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook county? Not Guilty.

7/09/2015 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just never cease to amaze me.

7/09/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would this fall into the Micro or Macro-Aggression category?

7/09/2015 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he has a FOID, then he gets life in prison without parole. If he doesnt have a FOID, he gets 30 days supervision with home confinement at his grandmothers house.

7/09/2015 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kinda guy. NOBODY touches MY Caddy for no shit reason at all. REAL family values there ( sarc )

7/09/2015 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some friend. That is why I have few friends.

7/09/2015 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mixed feelings watching Wilder drive off a cliff in my new masseratti.
-Gordon Gekko 1987

7/09/2015 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jepordy Question: Catagory: GUYS & CARSCROSSROADS: "A man aint a man without wheels"


7/09/2015 08:18:00 PM  
Blogger The Chicago Syndicate said...

Cue to the next GM commercial with Clint Eastwood hired away from Chrysler.

Tagline: A man's Cadillac is his castle.

7/09/2015 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the radio call? "1234Z, in your travels, handle the dispute, neighbors arguing over parking space..."


7/10/2015 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tolt him

7/11/2015 10:11:00 AM  

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