Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Waste of Space

  • Pierre Loury talked about going to college and becoming an engineer, yet he skipped classes for nearly a year in high school.

    He encouraged his little brother to stay in sports and out of gangs, yet he claimed to have joined the New Breeds around the age of 10.

    He spent hours recording rap music in a converted bedroom closet, but toward the end of his short life his Facebook postings show him posing with guns, cash and drugs and talking of chasing rival dealers off his block.

    Still, his family and friends never imagined he would die in an alley not far from his home at age 16, shot and killed by a Chicago police officer last month after allegedly threatening him with a gun.
This isn't so much journalism as the groundwork for a hagiography of a dead gang banger who never would have amounted to a hill of beans.
  • "He was becoming a man," said his stepfather, Vantrease Frazier, who disputes the police account. "You know every teenage boy made mistakes and did stuff they ain't supposed to do, but you got to learn from that."
"mistakes." Right.
  • Loury, a flashy dresser who liked to impress girls, smoked marijuana every day, bounced around from school to school and often didn't go to class, according to friends and court records.

    He argued with his mother and ran away from home, staying with friends for extended periods on a block that police once closed down for weeks because of its rampant drug trade.

    He had his first court case when he was 14 and within a year was busted on a heroin charge.

    By 16 he had a tattoo across his throat in honor of a friend who was slain.

    At the time of his death, Loury was serving a sentence of five years of probation for his involvement in the robbing and beating of a woman on a CTA train.
Sounds like just the type of individual that Judge Hooks would release on his own recognizance regularly.

If you want to read the rest of this crap-tacular article, click at the link up top. The comments at the bottom of the article (some 300-plus at last count) convey our disgust as well as anything we could have written - this is a spectacular waste of writing, newsprint and bandwidth. The Trib ought to be ashamed of it.

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61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like Nickeas, but he needs to distance himself from this type of writing.

You cannot humanize a rather horrible human being. Pierre Loury was a horrible person who was hated by his neighborhood. He was responsible from multiple shootings and homicides. I have talked to people who are happy the police killed him and felt safer knowing he was dead.

Where is the article on the Police Officer? How is the Police Officer doing? How is the Officers family coping?

Pierre Loury, with a premeditation went looking for someone to shoot, and DID shoot at someone. I am 100% certain that Officer did not come to work saying, "I'm going to shoot someone tonight!"

How many other deaths has this officer prevented?

It's unfortunate they were only able to get a hold of one of Loury's victims.

I don't care about Loury's background, I don't care how everyone failed him. He was a menace, a horrible, awful human being and the world is much safer with him gone.

5/10/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just canceled my 25 year subscription. Why in God's name does this maggot merit press!?? Stay strong CPD!

5/10/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trib is used to it. The real question is, do they spit or swallow?

5/10/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune is trouble.

5/10/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talk about winning the lottery.

5/10/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP cb#

5/10/2016 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never pointed a gun at an officer when i,was a teen. Simple teen mistakes can be getting caught smoking or skipping scool every now and then. Not living a dangerous lifestyle.

5/10/2016 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COMPLETE LACK OF PARENTING AND ANY STRUCTURE..............Good riddance

5/10/2016 04:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Trib ought to be ashamed of it......

........but they are not.


This is like the White House Press Secretary all but spiking the ball laughing about how he mislead the Press Corp (not hard at all) in the Iran nuke deal. You see the White House said they were dealing with the moderate when in fact they were making a deal with the hard liners that want to see us all dead. This was just so they could push ANY deal through. Of course Mr. Press Secretary thought it was a hoot and the press just lapped it up. Did as they were told.

Real investigative reporting is all but dead. Using you head is not what they want. Get in line. Don't stick your neck out.

5/10/2016 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous DaveL said...

Let's see, according to the article, he:

-Smoked marijuana every day;
-Regularly skipped class;
-Illegally possessed guns;
-Was in a gang;
-Had been arrested for trespassing in a stolen car,threats, heroin possession, and aggravated battery;
-Had been, according to his own mother, "angry and aggressive", and had been stealing from family members.

He had a gang tattoo in memory of another gangster who was shot dead. His mother describes standing apart from the crowd at bus stops in case of drive-by shootings, and a friend of his mentions three other friends he's lost to shootings in the past two years.

Yet the article still says "nothing prepared them for the day they would see their friend in a coffin."

5/10/2016 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good bye Pierre. Another piece of shit with big dreams who did not want to do anything legally to achieve them. Rather he wanted his dreams like everything else he had in his miserable life given to him. He was entitled to be a famous rapper. The firt poster has it correct while the Tribune staffer suffers from a wierd kind of lunacy inflicted at journalism school. Professors love and highly mark the so called human interst story juxtiposed by the reality or cruelty of life. That Tribune garbage is the kind of trash aspiring Pulitizers write and who do not receive any recognition. Just like Pierre wanted to be a rapper but lived the kind of life that brought him to death. Or me, a former Tribune reader who cancelled the subscription years ago when they began juxtiposing the news instead of factually reporting it became their MO.

5/10/2016 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:15am

Peter did not write any of the article.

Not sure how much further he can distance himself from it then...🤔🤔🤔

5/10/2016 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should they be ashamed? They're proud of their efforts at communist subversion. The communists took over higher education and educated all of these assholes so that they could take over media to support the communist cause. No mystery here. What do you think Bill Ayers and his bitch wife were doing at UIC and Northwestern all of those years? Being good Americans? They are communist scum with a dangerous agenda to destroy America.

5/10/2016 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Wayne Gacy was a hard-working business man. He also had an artistic side, and in his off time he tried to spread cheer as a clown. But he had his demons just like everybody else. Alcohol, and sexual frustration occasionally led him down a dark path...

Sometimes you just have to say good riddance.

5/10/2016 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's his step-father's rap sheet look like?

5/10/2016 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. The Chicago Public Schools have just decided that anyone can use whatever bathroom, locker, or shower that they feel like so that the gender confused don't feel uncomfortable. So when your daughter is in the shower with the kid who felt like a girl that day, she can watch him scrub his junk.

That's where your taxes are going. This is what you voted for every time you voted for a democrat socialist. Enjoy your city, state, and country under the socialist scum.

5/10/2016 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Nope. Not gonna read it.

5/10/2016 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COMPLETE LACK OF PARENTING AND ANY STRUCTURE..............Good riddance

5/10/2016 04:17:00 AM
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Add morals, values and respect and you have the problem with the black community.

5/10/2016 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they do tribute articles for the many mutts killed by other mutts? He was so special because he was exterminated after he tried to shoot a Police Officer! He put the Officer in fear of losing his life and the life and safety of others! Are they trying to make the mutt a folk hero? Don't the newspapers have better ideas for stories? I wonder how many times this mutt actually read a newspaper?
Seems that the reporter was just writing to try for some award from the other asshole, agenda driven goofs in the made up unreal world of the news industry!

5/10/2016 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Sol Rosenberg said...

The Step Pappy is right, you got to learn from your mistakes. I guess this honor student just learned not to point guns at cops.

5/10/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The parents are absolutley at fault for that mess of a kid. No guidance and no structure period. Nothing but bullshit excuses from the ghetto breeders for their complete failures as parents and they have the audacity to sue the city and police officers for monetary gain. What a fucked up place we live in. Its an outrage if these parents get even one dime from the tax payers or the police.

5/10/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priceless comments from the family

"We never knew he was doing all this stuff because we gave him his privacy," he continued. "He never brought a gun into this house. He has little brothers and sisters, and he's their role model."

So which one was it? Privacy (code for not parenting), or you were on him and knew he had no guns in the house?

"The picture was surrounding a song, his finger's not even on the trigger, he just holding a gun," Hudson said. "I don't like the fact that he did the picture, but it's social media, it's a way of expressing yourself. I may have posted something on my Facebook that somebody might take wrong."

His finger isn't on the trigger in a picture!. Ok, there must be no way he could ever use a gun on someone.

Insane

-Just a citizen

5/10/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet another success story from Englewood!

5/10/2016 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"skipping scool every now and then."

maybe a little to often?

5/10/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why when I read that article I feel like I am reading science fiction? These people are nuts, and to think the newspaper covers this BS.

5/10/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah geez, another aspiring physicist gone....how will I ever sleep!!!!

5/10/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


OMG! Priceless quote from the kid's mother.

"...his finger's not even on the trigger, he just holding a gun," Hudson said.

Because I guess it's always okay for a 16 year old with a criminal record a mile long to just be "holding a gun".

Not making any excuses here for this 16 year old dead thug but the truth is, with a mother like that, this kid never had a chance. E.P.

5/10/2016 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Pigpen said...

This is why I won't pay one red cent to the Trib or any other paper for that matter. Garbage.

5/10/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Sweet Chuck said...

This officer took out the trash plain and simple, and did so 100% justifiably. Chicago is better off with out this horrible human being roaming the streets looking for his next victim.

5/10/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next a tribute article to Hitler? How about Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot? If the libune had any serious journalists they would ask where were the parents? What about all of the victims of Pierre Loury. Good riddance to that POS and may he burn in hell for eternity.

5/10/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is another article from the female reporter




Alexis Myers
Chicago Tribune
A Muslim family of five from Libertyville wants an apology from United Airlines after the family was removed last month from a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.




U should get the idea

5/10/2016 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous kel744 said...

The Tribune article made me want to puke...Mama is only concerned with winning the ghetto lottery now,her countless boyfriends,bastard children,LINK card,and all the other freebie's that come with being a high school drop out,unemployed,bastard making machine, that only looks as far as her mail box to get her next "paycheck"

I can't wait to see how much the spineless City Counsel ponies up for this low-life bottom feeder.

Stay Safe Boys and Girls !!

5/10/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lawyer walked these naive reporters right through everything he is planning on using in the lawsuit and the swallowed it hook line and sinker.

I'm sure the reporters thought they were trying to tell a balanced story, but they will realize they got used someday. They never challenged one thing, and worse yet, the editors didn't either.

The trib is all about the narrative and does nothing to look outside of it.

5/10/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this bullshit. What a waist of print media. 10 minutes of my life I will never get back. Should have been written on toilet paper so I could wipe my ass with it. Fuck him and his momma and his step daddy. Piss poor ass parenting A waist of space should have been swallowed 16 years ago

5/10/2016 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Gerry Francisco said...

The article is the launch pad for his family winning the proverbial Ghetto Lottery!

They will be $4-5MM richer (minus attorney's fees) within the next year.

5/10/2016 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He won't make that mistake again. God bless the officer who taught Pierre a lesson.

5/10/2016 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/09/facebook-made-black-lives-matter-trend-by-inserting-it-into-news-feeds/

Not sure why any of you have Facebook...zuckerberg is a huge police hater

5/10/2016 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lived the life of a thug, died the death of a thug. He was a violent career criminal who would have killed many more people had he lived.

5/10/2016 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago local media is a gangbanger shitbird's best friend! Be an asshole your entire life, and when you're gone they will portray you as a martyr!
(Fart Noise)

5/10/2016 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexis Myers and Jeremy Gorner could never succeed in getting a tribune publisher to print the facts in this story without disguising the story as a tribute to the dead offender. They printed that he joined the new breeds at 10 years of age, that he smoked cannabis daily, failed to attend school, spent all of his time with fellow gang members, posed with guns for photographs, his "parents" claim nearly complete ignorance of these facts and justify his choice of joining a gang as one of necessity. Some of the very best internet trolls use similarly disguised comments to avoid censorship and provoke thought.

5/10/2016 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like always whenever these criminals have their live ended in a confrontation with the police, they automatically were on their way to becoming saints. The parents, who are now seeking damages never gave a crap about this kid and let him run around like an animal with no supervision. No school, dealing and who knows what else. Hey step dad is that what you consider becoming a man? BTW, how does one become an engineer when you don't attend school?, and who would hire him with a gang tattoo across his throat.........The Trib should be ashamed of themselves for trying to paint this kid as something else other than what he was, a street thug.

5/10/2016 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He was becoming a man," said his stepfather.

Yeah, he sounds like he was on his way to becoming the next Albert Schweitzer. When does his statue go up on the South Side?

5/10/2016 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He was becoming a man", his stepfather said, and was on his own once he left the front door, as dangerous as that could be for a rebellious teen like Loury. "(It's) how we grow up," Frazier said. "We let kids ... see themselves about what they want out of life." Later on, the parent says how they gave him his privacy. Well, he's sure got a lot of privacy now.

5/10/2016 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at this video and please remember no matter how hot the chase is, no matter what the felon does cameras are everywhere:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/10/us/deputies-charged-san-francisco-beating/index.html

When you listen to the story felon stolen car, rahms squad cars injures deputies and runs now coppers looking at losing everything, the thugs are not worth it, let the animals that are the strongest survive! life is about survival for you, your partner,police families and everything Blue! To survive sometimes in this day and age makes you more of an observer than a doer, writing a report is easy getting involved deeply "just don't do it!" You younger coppers no matter the "go get em" bosses think use your head is it worth losing everything when the same bosses say "I never said that?"

5/10/2016 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any policeman who has this rag delivered to his residence daily is the same dummy that probably votes democratic and then whines about getting screwed by the media and the democrats.

5/10/2016 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Still, his family and friends never imagined he would die in an alley not far from his home at age 16,"

Detective friend of mine told of a case where he made the death notification to a set of parents who 15 year old had taken up the gang life but turned bad and his life ended with a bad case of lead toxicity.

Father not real surprised at the occurrence. Said "We did everything we could to keep him straight and safe. Couldn't. So we bought life insurance on him."

5/10/2016 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 5/10/2016 12:15:00 AM

I hear you.

Years ago I had a conversation with a yuppie who lamented the number of people the police shot. Told him the reason the number so low (he thought it was too high) was becasue the police exercised great restraint. Said most police could probably justifiably shoot 1 or 2 people a year. Yuppie was horrified. Said "What kind of city would we have if the police shot 300 or 400 people a year?"

Some bystander chimed in "In about 3 or 4 years, we would have a very nice city to live in."

5/10/2016 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to stop reading it after about the first 5 paragraphs. I don't care what his idiot "family" has to say about how he was a "victim" of society. When i read it there were over 435 comments, many of which appeared to have the same theme of GFY. Adios you fucking POS.

5/10/2016 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joey Bag A Donuts went to Church on Sundays,Joey was a Hit man that Wacked 23 guys in his lifetime...So he had a good Heart because he went to Church,Ridiculas....

5/10/2016 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:15am

Peter did not write any of the article.

Not sure how much further he can distance himself from it then...🤔🤔🤔
5/10/2016 06:39:00 AM

He contributed.

5/10/2016 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely the funniest article I've read all year. The writers practically shout, "what a piece of shit this kid is!"

5/10/2016 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Still, his family and friends never imagined he would die in an alley not far from his home at age 16,"

Detective friend of mine told of a case where he made the death notification to a set of parents who 15 year old had taken up the gang life but turned bad and his life ended with a bad case of lead toxicity.

Father not real surprised at the occurrence. Said "We did everything we could to keep him straight and safe. Couldn't. So we bought life insurance on him."

5/10/2016 03:40:00 PM

This response is not unique. I made one death notification of a youth killed and the family said they knew he was hanging out with a "bad crowd." They were not surprised, not jumping for joy, but having a fatalistic view.

5/10/2016 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeremy Gorner...
I wonder if he took the CPD test and failed?
Maybe revenge is the motive for the embellished articles he spews in what used to be a fine newspaper.
Now it's more trash like the National Enquirer...

5/10/2016 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Canada is clearing some land for the Trump haters who are moving up there in Dec.

5/11/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Absolutely the funniest article I've read all year. The writers practically shout, "what a piece of shit this kid is!"

5/10/2016 07:39:00 PM

Same thing I saw...not sure what everyone else was reading. It came off as satire to me. They reported what the family thought, as if they agreed with them, then listed his history almost on key to unravel everything the family said...without questioning the family. I've seen several reports written the same way.

5/11/2016 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And yet another success story from Englewood!

5/10/2016 08:00:00 AM

You're not from the city are you?

5/11/2016 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure why the Trib chose to publish this article. I just hope the bleeding hearts read it and realize no amount of money or jobs will fix this problem. They are a lost generation with parents that have completely failed to parent. That is what I got out of the article. The Trib presented the facts without pointing a finger so they couldn't be called racist.

5/11/2016 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love how they justify the 'child' for his gun-pointing Facebook photo. "Dat was just to publicize for a rap song he wrote! His finger ain't even on the trigger!'
The article is laughable about makin' this p.o.s. 'a role model.' 'He always lookin' after his 'lil brother tellin' him to stay in school.' He also wanted to go to college!

5/11/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing as Sneed breathlessly & exclusively reported the day that Rahm's wife has been putting the squeeze on Navy Pier, Potbelly, the Cubs, etc. to provide 25,000 summer jobs for high risk teens. They're nobly trying to get these do-nothings off the deadly summer streets and learn a skill. Too bad they couldn't help Pierre.

5/11/2016 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune article failed to mention the age of Pierre's mother. Her age of birthing Pierre into the world usually seals his fate.

5/11/2016 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune needs to give the same amount of print space to the female artist that Pierre & 4 other black 'teens' beat on the CTA Blue Line. Guess his hood life is more important than hers.

5/11/2016 01:43:00 PM  

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