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Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    If they start ratcheting the arms race in Chicago how long before they use IEDs and truck (stolen) bombs....

    I guess handguns are acceptable but AKs are not...
    "Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference this morning. “Illegal guns, illegal guns, illegal guns drive violence....A military-grade weapon on the streets of Chicago is simply unacceptable.”

    A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem.

    At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs.

    Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62 mm rounds, which are traditionally used in AK-47 assault rifles and rarely found in gang attacks on Chicago’s South Side. Though gun violence has long plagued the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, offenders almost never use military-style weapons.

    “It's a miracle there has been no fatality,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference this morning. “Illegal guns, illegal guns, illegal guns drive violence....A military-grade weapon on the streets of Chicago is simply unacceptable.”

    13 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park - chicagotribune.com
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    What do you bet it was a Ruger Mini-30... purchased Legally somewhere....
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    My money is on a Tokarev pistol.
  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Naa, AK-47, Gang-Banger rifle of choice.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    mebbe so, but unless they publish the bullet weight, we'll never know if the banger has better than average taste.
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    He might be an uptown banger with a AK and a Tokarev :rolleyes:
  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Like to know his ammo connection ? Pretty dry down here on some calibers.
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If the Perp was on Obummer FoodStamps, it was likely just an SKS ......
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  9. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

    two bangers shooting .... 16 Russian ammo casings were found .... yep, McCarthy automatically knows it was a AK47 ..... it could have been any number of weapons .... his bitching just goes along the commandments from his New God on Earth - Obammy .....

    nothing will ever stop these shooting with the ghetto culture currently ... "No Snitch" ..... nobody is allowed to talk ..... just watch the news ..... there'll be a revenge shooting that will up the ante .... 3-5 dead and 20 wounded .... most likely this weekend
  10. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    THe Trib had this to say -
    The park is in a gang-infested area, but not in a so-called impact zone flooded by officers to deter crime, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday. The nearest such zones are three blocks to the north and three blocks to the south, leaving Cornell Square as a no man's land protected only by occasional patrols.

    Back of the Yards also is a no man's land when it comes to politics — it's a neighborhood shared by five aldermen. In Chicago's notoriously ward-centric political system, local issues often get addressed only when the alderman for the given area throws his weight behind it.

    With so many aldermen sharing Back of the Yards, residents have to go from office to office trying to build consensus to address their concerns. That difficulty has carried over into crime fighting, said Cardenas, whose ward includes part of the neighborhood but not the park where the shooting occurred.

    In 2011, community members rallied to try to persuade the City Council to create a single Back of the Yards ward, lamenting the fact they were having trouble getting things as simple as new curbs or repaved streets because none of their aldermen had enough constituents in the neighborhood to make it worthwhile to spend money there.

    The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund pushed a map the organization said would create a single ward covering much of the neighborhood, with a population about 86 percent Hispanic. (The neighborhood was about 59 percent Hispanic and 31 percent black in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.) That proposal failed to gain traction"

    Gangs+politics+drugs=Back of the Yards.
  11. C.T.Horner

    C.T.Horner Monkey

    Since Chicago has a magazine capacity limit of 12, and the nearby town of Aurora has a limit of 15.

    16 rounds fired in a spray and pray by a gangbanger without much if any target acquisition and trigger control looks a lot like he ran it dry. Probably means full mag and one in the pipe.

    My money is on a SKS because you can buy a 15 round detachable mag off the shelf, and there are no factory 15 round mags for the AK, in 762. Of course you can make one, but why would a gangbanger bother?

    Just sayin.
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  12. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

    ditto .... CPD Chief McCarthy jumped on the AK ASSAULT RIFLE line almost immediately .... they found Russian ammo casings on the scene !!!!!! .... why? ..... because he's following the commandments passed down by his Lord & Master - The New God on Earth - Obammy .....
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