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Shooting in Chicago park

Postby Bezombia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:17 am

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/justice/c ... ?hpt=hp_t2

A mass shooting at a Chicago park left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition and returned the spotlight to gun violence in the city with the nation's highest number of homicides.
The child was among 13 people shot in Cornell Square Park on the city's South Side late Thursday night. None of the other victims were listed in critical condition early Friday.
The January shooting death of another child, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, brought national attention to Chicago because the band majorette had performed in Washington at events surrounding President Barack Obama's inauguration in January.
The president invited Pendleton's parents to his State of the Union speech in February. Obama mentioned her in that speech and a few days later when he returned to Chicago, his hometown, for another speech in which he pressed for stricter gun laws.
Police charged two men in Pendleton's death. They said the two were gang members seeking revenge and mistook Pendleton for someone else.
Investigators believe Thursday night's shooting was also gang-related, said Officer Ron Gaines of the Chicago Police Department.
The 3-year-old victim was shot in the ear, and the bullet exited through his mouth, said Officer Ron Gaines of the Chicago Police Department.
The other victims included two 15-year-olds who were listed in stable condition, Gaines said. The remainder were adults ages 21 to 41. Four were in serious condition. The conditions of the others were listed as stable or good. One adult was treated and released from a hospital.
The shooting occurred in Cornell Square Park. Video from CNN affiliate WLS-TV showed police had taped off an outdoor basketball court.
No suspects were in custody late Thursday.
The FBI's annual crime report this week showed Chicago had 500 homicides in 2012, up from 431 in 2011 and more than any other American city. Chicago officials have said homicides this year are below the 2012 pace.




Thirteen wounded, no suspects...
This is how many days after the Washington shooting?
Ugh.
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Postby Hetalian Indie Rio de Janeiro » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:20 am

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Postby Agritum » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:22 am

Damn.


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Postby Bezombia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:23 am

Hetalian Indie Rio de Janeiro wrote:http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=262009

Oh Bezombia


What?
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Postby Dunroaming » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:25 am

The United States pays a very high price for its love affair with the gun.

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Postby Imperializt Russia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:26 am

inb4 Faux blames this one on videogames too.
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Postby Hetalian Indie Rio de Janeiro » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:27 am

Bezombia wrote:What?

Sorry, didn't read the quoted part, believed it was a repeated thread. :D
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Postby Big Jim P » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:27 am

Dunroaming wrote:The United States pays a very high price for its love affair with the gun.


Four posts before someone made this a gun control thread. w00t.
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Postby Ailiailia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:28 am

Shootings in Chicago?? What is the world coming to?
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Postby Big Jim P » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:29 am

Gang related. Go figure.
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Postby Agritum » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:30 am

Imperializt Russia wrote:inb4 Faux blames this one on videogames too.

Rockstar, why the fuck you released GTA V right now?


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Postby Ailiailia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:30 am

Big Jim P wrote:
Dunroaming wrote:The United States pays a very high price for its love affair with the gun.


Four posts before someone made this a gun control thread. w00t.


Actually, Dunroaming didn't mention gun control. You did.
Also, oloroso.
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Postby Bezombia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:31 am

Agritum wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:inb4 Faux blames this one on videogames too.

Rockstar, why the fuck you released GTA V right now?


Because if they delayed it after this, they'd make the whole damn industry look bad.
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Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
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Postby Big Jim P » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:31 am

Ailiailia wrote:
Big Jim P wrote:
Four posts before someone made this a gun control thread. w00t.


Actually, Dunroaming didn't mention gun control. You did.


Fair enough. Four posts before someone started crying about American Gun Culture.
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Postby Dunroaming » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:34 am

Big Jim P wrote:
Dunroaming wrote:The United States pays a very high price for its love affair with the gun.


Four posts before someone made this a gun control thread. w00t.

As A UK citizen, who loves the US, I was merely pointing out the obvious. I was in Chicago in July. It is a vibrant beautiful city. I suspect that the vast proportion of NSGers who live outside the US cannot understand why you allow guns to be such a cancer on your society. How many innocent persons have to die?

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Postby Risottia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:35 am

Agritum wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:inb4 Faux blames this one on videogames too.

Rockstar, why the fuck you released GTA V right now?

Btw, I blame Bethesda for all the dragon-related violence. *nod*

On the (new) topic, it really seems that making systematical background checks on current and perspective owners and carriers of firearms - both about criminal record and psychological profile - is quite urgent.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:35 am

Agritum wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:inb4 Faux blames this one on videogames too.

Rockstar, why the fuck you released GTA V right now?

The funny thing is, GTA is a satirical social commentary.

It's satirising gun violence and gang culture, not endorsing it.
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Postby Bezombia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:36 am

Risottia wrote:
Agritum wrote:Rockstar, why the fuck you released GTA V right now?

Btw, I blame Bethesda for all the dragon-related violence.



I blame From Software.

I mean, their website is preparetodie.com.
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Risottia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:39 am

Bezombia wrote:
Risottia wrote:Btw, I blame Bethesda for all the dragon-related violence.



I blame From Software.

I mean, their website is preparetodie.com.


It's all written already in the domain name. Coloured for your own visual convenience.
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Postby Ayreonia » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:52 am

The obvious solution is to give all three-year-olds guns, so they can protect themselves.

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Postby Aquafireland » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:10 am

Why is a thread made about this now? It happened days ago.
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Postby Hetalian Indie Rio de Janeiro » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:12 am

Aquafireland wrote:Why is a thread made about this now? It happened days ago.

*goes to the BBC link* *september 20th*

I felt bad for generalizing "important city that is not New York and not in California" into the same blurred category in my mind.

Glad an American did the same now.
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Postby Mewtinigrad » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:14 am

You people DO realize that most of these attacks are staged, right? They make some sob story about made up people who were shot by "an EVIL white guy with guns!", and then they use that as a good enough excuse to take our rights away. Now to get weapons, I have to go to some kind of test and prove my allegiance to the government. Not even kidding, I've been to those "background checks", and they're all designed to test whether or not you could be harboring antigovernment thoughts. It's kinda obvious, actually. You sheeple will believe anything.
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Postby Dunroaming » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:23 am

Mewtinigrad wrote:You people DO realize that most of these attacks are staged, right? They make some sob story about made up people who were shot by "an EVIL white guy with guns!", and then they use that as a good enough excuse to take our rights away. Now to get weapons, I have to go to some kind of test and prove my allegiance to the government. Not even kidding, I've been to those "background checks", and they're all designed to test whether or not you could be harboring antigovernment thoughts. It's kinda obvious, actually. You sheeple will believe anything.

Why do you need weapons?

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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:26 am

Mewtinigrad wrote:You people DO realize that most of these attacks are staged, right? They make some sob story about made up people who were shot by "an EVIL white guy with guns!", and then they use that as a good enough excuse to take our rights away. Now to get weapons, I have to go to some kind of test and prove my allegiance to the government. Not even kidding, I've been to those "background checks", and they're all designed to test whether or not you could be harboring antigovernment thoughts. It's kinda obvious, actually. You sheeple will believe anything.


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