There were 67 people shot and 11 killed over the long Independence Day weekend in Chicago. Of the 67, eight were shot, with one killed, in a single Saturday evening attack in the West Side neighborhood of Lawndale.
The Chicago Tribune lists the details of the some of the gruesome shootings:
At Stroger [Cook County Hospital] were: a woman, 72, with a wound to an ankle; a woman, 41, with a wound to her right thigh; a man, 43, with gunshot wounds to the leg and back; a man, 45, shot in the penis and right thigh; and a man, 48, shot in the leg and buttocks. At Mount Sinai were: a man, 31, shot in the wrist, and a woman, 20, shot in the right leg. Police described all the victims as having had their conditions stabilized. Man shot in penis? And we know the victim was a man how?
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy issued a press release in June boasting of the more than 2900 firearm seizures the department had made in 2013: Boasting was he?
"We continue to achieve significant decreases in murders, shootings, and overall crime this year, yet there are too many illegal guns on our streets," said Superintendent McCarthy. "The passage of significant legislation in Springfield last week requiring reporting the loss and theft of guns is an important step forward and there's more work to be done to keep illegal weapons off our streets."
Despite the seizures, and technically lower overall crime statistics for the year, of which Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy consistently remind Chicagoans, the murder rate since early May is rivaling the same period for 2012's year-long bloodbath in the city of Chicago. Chicagoans, like the rest of America, must constantly be reminded..... bad news is actually good news.
For the 28 days leading up to this past Father's Day weekend--another bloodbath itself, in which 46 were shot and 8 were killed, including one shot by a police officer--murder numbers matched 2012 exactly with 41. Chicago Police data show that in the two weeks following, another 27 were gunned down and killed. Look for the 'silver lining'. Funeral business is BOOMING !
I wonder if the recent WIA/KIA spike is the criminal element taking care of business, before it will be legal for anyone to carry concealed in IL, starting tomorrow. Y'know, like stocking up on smokes before a tax hike.
So "too stupid to live" really is a valid diagnosis.
Posted by: Barbara ||
Does anyone else have a problem with Fox News freezing up one's pooter? It's constant and the only site that does it to moi. Ima gonna avoid it like the plague now. It even changed my nym here at the Burg and memory holed Dopey Sinatra this time.
Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, The Center for Investigative Reporting has found.
At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years -- and there are perhaps 100 more dating back to the late 1990s, according to state documents and interviews.
From 1997 to 2010, the state paid doctors $147,460 to perform the procedure, according to a database of contracted medical services for state prisoners.
The women were signed up for the surgery while they were pregnant and housed at either the California Institution for Women in Corona or Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, which is now a men's prison.
Former inmates and prisoner advocates maintain that prison medical staff coerced the women, targeting those deemed likely to return to prison in the future.
Those involved should be hanged with extreme prejudice.
Oceania is already overpopulated. A successfully green planet requires a degree of population control. The procedure comes at no cost to the resident. Funding and permits are available for tubal ligation reversals. Same-sex couples are free to opt out and accept cash settlements.
The states (all 50 of them) have a century-old tradition of sterilizing people considered by the states to be inferior or defective. This is nothing new.
Posted by: Steve White ||
Excuse-me but isn't California a liberal state?
Ah, the confusion of classical liberalism with modern neo-socialism. The policies of Margaret Sanger are alive and being implemented. Her concepts were a big hit with other socialists. While American acts of use were somewhat selective and limited, the European implementation was run with full scale enthusiasm. The bureaucrats goals though were basically the same.
Rethuglican governor during this time period, Rob.
Overruled -- member (by marriage, but still) of the Kennedy family.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
More than a RINO Schwarzy is a democrat running fir the Republicans. Actually it was the only kind of "Republican" electable in California; Also I doubt Schwarzy had a free hand with the megislature or that he could nominate whoever he wanted to head the Department of Corrections.
[Al Ahram] Turkish riot police on Monday fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to block demonstrators from entering a small Istanbul park, the birthplace of deadly unrest that engulfed the country last month.
The police move comes after Turkish authorities reopened Gezi Park to public use earlier in the day.
"Four people died for this park. This park will reopen!" a young demonstrator shouted, while others were trying to convince the police that their action was unfair and they should stop emptying the park.
But later in the day after police sealed off access to the central Taksim square and the adjacent park, a the cat-and-mouse game with protesters ensued in the nearby thoroughfares.
Earlier Monday when Turkish authorities reopened the park they warned that no further protests would be tolerated.
"Gezi Park has been reopened to public but there are many calls for unauthorised protests aimed at turning the park into an occupation zone," Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu wrote on Twitter.
If only we could exploit a vast pool of former missionaries and near-native linguists who have served in stakes throughout the globe, along with a massive, world-wide genealogic data base. Rico, bring the car around. We need to go downtown.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.