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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chicago: Holiday week end WIA/KIA report
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 !
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Latest numbers are 70 wounded, 13 dead. Oh, the Funeral Homes are on strike. As for the bragging, only the Newsbunnies buy that nonsense.
Posted by: Jimp Forkbeard8158 || 07/09/2013 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: RandomJD || 07/09/2013 16:50 Comments || Top||

Darwin winner in NY
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [421 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's wicked pissah...
Posted by: Raj || 07/09/2013 1:07 Comments || Top||

#2  A paradoxical death for Mr Zeno?
Posted by: OldSpook || 07/09/2013 1:53 Comments || Top||

#3  There's enough of these stories to rate a special pic, but I lack the Photoshop skills. How about something like this, but with the Nazi cross replaced with a Darwin fish?
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 07/09/2013 2:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Cause of death listed as Zenocution ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 2:51 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought it would be a piss-take.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/09/2013 6:51 Comments || Top||

Posted by: junkiron || 07/09/2013 7:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Mythbusters tested and debunked this as an urban legend.

Think they'll be called on to recreate?

I don't doubt the electrocution, I'm skeptical about the details.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/09/2013 8:13 Comments || Top||

#8  I wonder who they're going to get to test it.
Posted by: gorb || 07/09/2013 10:32 Comments || Top||

#9  gorb, I bet 'burgers would have no problem coming up with a suitable list of "volunteers".
Posted by: AlanC || 07/09/2013 11:12 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh, not an election update.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/09/2013 11:42 Comments || Top||

#11  So "too stupid to live" really is a valid diagnosis.
Posted by: Barbara || 07/09/2013 13:24 Comments || Top||

#12  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.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra || 07/09/2013 15:41 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Female inmates sterilized in California prisons
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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [544 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Excuse-me but isn't California a liberal state?
Posted by: JFM || 07/09/2013 2:17 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 2:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like an example of ObamaCare. Doing things for the convenience of staff, not the needs of patients is what you'll get when you remove customer choice.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/09/2013 6:55 Comments || Top||

#4  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 || 07/09/2013 7:23 Comments || Top||

#5  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.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2013 8:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Eugenics is very popular with the Lefty set. After all, lesser peoples shouldn't be allowed to breed. Only their finest slaves will be allowed to have more slaves for their utopia.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 07/09/2013 8:53 Comments || Top||

Excuse-me but isn't California a liberal state?

No, it's a "progressive" state. The most famous "progressive" was a guy named Hilter or something.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/09/2013 9:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Notice that the major problem seems to be that the sterilizations were done without state approvals. In other words, if the state had approved, it would have been ok.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/09/2013 9:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Remember it's the right wing bible thumpers who want to control a woman's body. /sarc off
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2013 10:21 Comments || Top||

#10  Rethuglican governor during this time period, Rob. He even had a German accent.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/09/2013 10:38 Comments || Top||

#11  Actually, he spoke Austrian. Obumble told me so.
Posted by: Spot || 07/09/2013 10:54 Comments || Top||

#12  "Ah, the confusion of classical liberalism with modern neo-socialism."

Ahem. Classical liberalism is the time honored term for belief in the liberty of individuals and a severely limited role for government.

Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 07/09/2013 11:58 Comments || Top||

Rethuglican governor during this time period, Rob.

Overruled -- member (by marriage, but still) of the Kennedy family.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/09/2013 12:40 Comments || Top||

#14  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.
Posted by: JFM || 07/09/2013 14:23 Comments || Top||

#15  Since this was done without state approval I don't think who was governor matters, unless that is why they did it secretly.

It is scary to think there is even government approval/disapproval of this sort of thing or that doctors would knowingly go along with it. The world is darker than I had hoped.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/09/2013 14:44 Comments || Top||

#16  This is just like the IRS scandal. A bunch of lawless bureaucrats know what's best and do it.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 07/09/2013 15:21 Comments || Top||

#17  I know that the governator probably didn't' have much to do with it, and is a sorry excuse for a republican, but I also suspect that isn't how things are going to be reported.

Maybe this will spare us further bloviating from the global-warming alarmist driving around in his hummv.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/09/2013 16:35 Comments || Top||

#18  St. Joe Hospital, Organ Harvest Division: Hey you SOB's, I ain't dead YET !!!!!
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 17:01 Comments || Top||

Gov't bureau monitoring your credit card purchases - Breitbart
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [388 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With embedded RFID tag technology, the purchase is NOT the primary goal. It is simply a handy marketing by-product and unseen revenue producer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 2:47 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey police fire tear gas to disperse Istanbul protesters
[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.
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [381 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

NSA and CIA to provide 'cloud services' for new intel IT strategy - Fed Times
May require massive new infrastructure, new buildings, remote storage capabilities, local LDS linguists, etc.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Forbin cometh.
Posted by: WhiskeyMike173 || 07/09/2013 4:28 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2013 6:44 Comments || Top||

#3  This is a very silly idea.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/09/2013 6:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Forbin cometh.

If not Skynet...
Posted by: Steve White || 07/09/2013 7:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Forbin cometh.

I believe you mean Colossus. Forbin was the person who designed and built it.

"This is the voice of Colossus! ..."

Does anyone think this will work? This is a massive IT project being run by the government and managed by a 'committee'.

Still it's a pretty stupid idea.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/09/2013 7:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Everybody, hackers and govt alike, welcome to the cloud. What could go wrong?
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/09/2013 15:10 Comments || Top||

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Tue 2013-07-09
  Massive car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut
Mon 2013-07-08
  51 dead, 435 hurt in clashes near pro-Morsi sit-in
Sun 2013-07-07
  Clashes resume outside Cairo, dozens of pro-Morsi protesters arrested
Sat 2013-07-06
  Thirty killed in alleged Boko Haram attack on Nigeria boarding school
Fri 2013-07-05
  Morsi Loyalists Clash With Soldiers in Cairo Protests
Thu 2013-07-04
  Big party in Tahrir Square!
Wed 2013-07-03
  Egypt army dumps Morsi
Tue 2013-07-02
  Guards of senior Muslim Brotherhood figure arrested in Egypt
Mon 2013-07-01
  Egyptian military gives 48 hour ultimatum to Brotherhood, political forces
Sun 2013-06-30
  Boomers kill 43 in Pakland on Sunday
Sat 2013-06-29
  Muslim Brotherhood, FJP offices attacked throughout Egypt
Fri 2013-06-28
  Dagestani lawmaker arrested for ties to Islamist insurgents
Thu 2013-06-27
  Top Somali militant leader flees former Shebab comrades
Wed 2013-06-26
  FBI pulls ‘Faces of Global TerrorismÂ’ ads after Muslims get offended
Tue 2013-06-25
  Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace

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