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Old 04-22-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’

chicago has the strictest gun control laws in the country...how's that working out for em... but yet they still think it's the key to solving the problem. this is a fucking people problem . gangs are growing and the feds aren't doing shit to prevent the spread.
why are they not passing legislation relating to these gangs ? are they not just as
detrimental to society as terrorist ?


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President Obama may have gotten our troops out of Iraq, but the gunfire in his hometown of Chicago is still earning it a searing nickname coined by young people who live there.
Chiraq.
On Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city, six of them children.
Five youngsters under the age of 15—four girls and a boy—were shot in a playground where they had gone after Easter services at a nearby church.
Witnesses agree that a car pulled up and one of the occupants asked the youngsters if they were in a gang. There is some dispute about whether the youngsters even got a chance to say no before the people in the car started shooting.
The most seriously wounded, 11-year-old Tymisha Washington, was listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. She is expected to survive.

“Prayers Going Up Blessings Coming Down,” read a posting on her aunt’s Facebook page.
A Facebook argument had apparently sparked a completely unrelated shooting at the start of the weekend. Best friends Jordan Means, 16, and Anthony Bankhead, 18, got into the online spat with a man in his 30s. The man is said to have followed his final post by appearing in the flesh and shooting the two teens to death.

Two other men were fatally shot later in the weekend as they sat in a car that was also occupied by two kids, ages 3 and 7. The children were physically unharmed but no doubt will join those who are as mentally scarred by living in Chicago as were some combat veterans who returned from the war in Iraq.
And this bloody Easter weekend was preceded by a weekend in which 37 people were shot, four of them fatally. FBI Director James Comey happened to be in Chicago the following Monday, and he ascribed much of the violence to the gang culture so deeply ingrained in the city. But Comey had little to say about what Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy recognizes as the core problem.
“Until we do something about guns, don’t expect things to change overnight,” McCarthy said at a press conference that same day.
McCarthy noted that Chicago cops have seized 1,500 illegal guns so far this year, but the people caught with the weapons are all too often back on the street all too soon.

“It’s like running on a hamster wheel,” McCarthy said of the effort to grapple with the problem. “We’re drinking from a fire hose, seizing these guns, and people are back out on the street. They’re not learning that carrying a firearm is going to have a serious impact on their lives.”
McCarthy invoked the memory of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old who was killed by a stray round in 2013, just days after performing at Obama’s second inauguration. McCarthy noted that her suspected killer had been at liberty despite having been convicted of illegal gun possession just two months before.

“If he’s not out on the street, Hadiya Pendleton is out there being an honor student and continuing on with her life,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy emphasized that the Chicago Police Department is pursuing a wide range of strategies to stem the violence, much of which is gang-related. And the murder rate is actually down this year. But even the smartest policing by the most dedicated cops can only do so much in the absence of effective gun laws.

“If you don’t go to jail for gun possession, you continue to carry guns,” McCarthy said. “You continue to carry guns, and people get shot.”
Other people who have gotten shot in Chicago in recent days include 17-year-old Ronald Hayes, who was expected to be the first in his family to graduate from high school and who had promised to take his mother to the prom because she never had the opportunity to attend one. He was gunned down in February as he shoveled snow outside a neighbor’s home.

There was also 17-year-old Gakirah Barnes. Her Twitter moniker was @tyquannassassin, apparently in honor of a 13-year-old relative named Tyquann Tyler who was killed by a stray bullet in 2012. Barnes reportedly was allied with the rapper Lil Jay and the late rapper Lil JoJo, who was killed in 2012 by a not at all stray round after releasing video dissing Chief Keef, the rapper. Keef’s 30-year-old cousin Mario “BigGlo” Hess was shot to death on April 9. Barnes tweeted a reference to a Notorious B.I.G. lyric the next day.
“u Nobody until Somebody kill u u dats jst real Shyt.”
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chicago has the strictest gun control laws in the country...how's that working out for em... but yet they still think it's the key to solving the problem. this is a fucking people problem . gangs are growing and the feds aren't doing shit to prevent the spread.
why are they not passing legislation relating to these gangs ? are they not just as
detrimental to society as terrorist ?
Are you granting "the feds" jurisdiction over the streets of Chicago?
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Any kind of prohibition of a once legal product will be hard to adjust to. Guns and high crime have always, and will always, be a part of American society. It's a type of curse that once started, will always be. Every American citizen should expect when they go outside to either 1) get their head blown off or 2) blow somebodies head off. If it's one today, it could be the other tomorrow... It's the "wild-wild western hemisphere".
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Are you granting "the feds" jurisdiction over the streets of Chicago?
no i'm suggesting that they pass laws against the formation of street gangs and gang involvement. in other words , being a gang member would in itself be a federal crime.
they should be dealt with in the same manner as a terrorist organization.
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Any kind of prohibition of a once legal product will be hard to adjust to. Guns and high crime have always, and will always, be a part of American society. It's a type of curse that once started, will always be. Every American citizen should expect when they go outside to either 1) get their head blown off or 2) blow somebodies head off. If it's one today, it could be the other tomorrow... It's the "wild-wild western hemisphere".
watch this video ... this is what todays youth has been brought up on. and they wonder why society is so fucked up..



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