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Published on January 12, 2017

Chicago: Poster-Child For How Anti-Gun Laws Don’t Work

Chicago man charged with shooting cabdriver in Aurora

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-man-charged-with-shooting-cab-driver-in-aurora/A Chicago man has been charged with shooting a cabdriver during an attempted robbery early Tuesday in west suburban Aurora.

Deonta X. Nabors, 23, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm …

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OPINION:

I think this woman is seriously deluded. It’s not that no one cares because they’re poor and black, it’s that in Chicago, a city whose mayor publicly declared it an illegal-immigrant-harboring sanctuary city and said it would remain that way i.e. a lawless city that openly ignores federal law, and despite everyone’s best efforts, Chicago still has an overwhelming atmosphere and culture of lawlessness. So why is anyone surprised when someone points out that there is an epidemic of mostly young black men who are CHOOSING to continue murdering other mostly young black men? It’s not that no one cares; it’s that they themselves don’t care.

And until they do, nothing is ever going to change.

National attention hasn’t helped, neither has billions of dollars in federal funding nor some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the country and blaming everyone else for “not caring because they’re poor and black” doesn’t help either. And targeting and suing the police who are basically the only ones doing anything to curb the violence certainly hasn’t done anything to stop the black-on-black killings.

I think the key point she is missing is this:

If the poor black men who are doing all the killing of other poor black men don’t care enough about preserving their own lives to stop killing each other  – even after all the attention and resources that have been paid to stop the violence – then what’s the point of blaming everyone else for not caring about them because they’re poor and black? That’s just a cop-out. Until they’re all dead or locked up, the only thing anybody is ever going to care about is getting out of their line of fire and staying out of the way of the bullets of these “poor black men” who continue to insist on trying desperately to kill all the other “poor black men”.

Man dead, another wounded in West Side shooting

Three men were in a vehicle heading east in the 4500 block of West Lexington at 9:47 a.m. when a black SUV pulled up alongside them and the driver started shooting, according to Chicago Police.

A backseat passenger, 21, and a front seat passenger, 23, …

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Police: 1 killed, 13 wounded in city shootings on Wednesday

A man was killed and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings Wednesday across the city, according to Chicago Police.

The homicide happened during a mass shooting about 6 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Talman in the Brighton Park …

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1 dead, 4 injured in Brighton Park shooting

An 18-year-old man was found dead at the scene of the shooting in the 4200-block of South Talman Avenue around 6 p.m., according to the Chicago Police Department.

Multiple others got into a car and drove to the intersection of Western Avenue and Archer …

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Man charged with fatal shooting in Hermosa

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-charged-with-fatal-shooting-in-hermosa/Tony T. Browley, 40, was charged with a felony count of first-degree murder for fatally shooting 28-year-old Sergio Zaragoza, according to Chicago Police.

Just after 3 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2016, Zaragoza got into an argument with a female in the 1600 …

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13-year-old seriously wounded in North Lawndale shooting

A 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

At 3:18 p.m., the boy was standing in the 3500 block of West 16th Street, according to Chicago Police.

A vehicle drove …

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1 dead, 4 wounded as gunman with high-powered rifle fires at car

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20170111-story.htmlOne person is dead and at least three others were wounded in a gang-related shooting in Brighton Park on Wednesday evening, officials said.

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5 wounded in Tuesday shootings on South, West sides

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/5-wounded-in-tuesday-shootings-on-south-west-sides/At least five people were wounded in shootings Tuesday on the city’s South and West sides, according to Chicago Police.

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Charges brought in Lake Zurich shooting and North Chicago homicide

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/crime/ct-lns-lake-county-shootings-updates-st-0111-20170110-story.htmlPolice said in a statement that they had Demar Moore in custody soon after the incident, and he remained in custody until he was charged on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Lazarro Perez of North Chicago Police said they appreciated a quick call when the shooting …

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Chicago police honored for saving fellow officer’s life after South Loop shooting

I have to emphasize that they are typical of the dedicated, hard-working police officers that work the streets every single day with the Chicago Police Department.

There might be a perception that the officers are anything but that, but these guys …

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Chicago High School Employee Killed in Weekend Shooting

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/10/chicago-high-school-employee-killed-weekend-shootingJason Goodfriend, 31, worked as the finance and business manager at Chicago Tech Academy.

He was shot and killed inside a vehicle over the weekend. (Jason Goodfriend Facebook). A Chicago high school employee was found shot to death over the …

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2 killed, 6 wounded in shootings in Chicago

Two men were killed Monday in shootings on Chicago’s West Side, including in one attack a block from the Eisenhower Expressway, police said.

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1 dead, 1 injured in West Side shooting

A man died and another was critically wounded Monday morning in a shooting on Chicago’s West Side, police said.

Officers responded around 9:45 a.m. to a report of shots fired near West Lexington Street and South Kolmar Avenue in the …

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One Killed, Seven Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/08/one-killed-seven-wounded-in-weekend-shootings-in-chicago/The weekend’s most recent shooting happened about 1:40 a.m. Sunday on the North Side, when officers responded to a call of a person shot and found a 21-year-old man lying in an alley in the 5600 block of North Western, police said.

The man was shot in …

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