Chicago has very strict gun control.
Criminals know that few of their law-abiding victim pool have the means with which to fight back.
That makes them brazen.
The pervasive violence in Chicago should cause every reasonable and prudent person to give pause in whether they would continue living there. Certainly for those of us who might consider a trip to Chicago on vacation with our families, the prudent thing would be to travel to a safer city.
How bad is it?
A Chicago cop tells it well: ‘Anywhere you think you’re safe, you’re really not’
Let’s start our tour of Chicago with a pregnant woman.
Chivalrous men will go out of their way to assist women, especially a pregnant woman. Not in Chicago. In Chicago, they attack and beat pregnant women, causing this one to lose her baby.
CHICAGO (STMW) – A pregnant woman lost her baby after a group of people beat her Monday night on a sidewalk in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The woman, 25, was walking in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street about 11 p.m. when a group of males and females approached her and exchanged words, police said.
The group punched the woman and knocked her to the ground, before continuing the beating, landing blows to her arms and stomach, police said.
The woman was at least 7 1/2 months pregnant at the time of the assault, a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
She was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital, where the baby girl was born stillborn Tuesday afternoon, the medical examiner’s office said.
The woman’s home address is listed in the 4700 block of South Paulina Street, the medical examiner’s office said — roughly four blocks away from the site of the attack.
Remember: Chicago is home to of some of the strictest gun control laws in Illinois, and indeed, the nation.
Some folks think Chicago is a little more cosmopolitan than their own hometown, especially when it comes to welcoming a diverse set of people, including gays.
Not so much.
There’s no shortage of bigots in Chicago. Even the street robbers…
Chicago (Tribune) - A West Side man is accused of being part of a group who beat and robbed two women while attacking their sexual orientation early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood.
A judge today set bail at $1 million for Terry Glover, 24, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Glover, of the 0-100 block of North Parkside Avenue, was charged with two counts of felony hate crime and two counts of felony robbery for the attack on two women, 25 and 23, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
Minutes after midnight early Sunday in the 0-100 block of North LeClaire Avenue, Glover was part of a group who robbed the women of cell phones and cash while kicking and punching them and using derogatory terms regarding their sexual orientation, Zala said.
The victims were taken to hospitals to be treated but have been released, the officer said.
Armed gays don’t get bashed.
Independence Day crowds that came to Chicago’s beachfront to see the fireworks were greeted with mobs of young black kids beating people in wilding attacks (some call it “flash mobs”), stealing phones and brazenly acting like hooligans.
Remember: The only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts – especially armed evil men – is a good guy with a gun.
Chicago is home to of some of the strictest gun control laws in Illinois, and indeed, the nation. Good guys don’t have guns in Chicago, by law.
Here is just a narrow slice of police call activity from that Fourth of July event, as reported by Second City Cop:
- 21:35:20 BLACK GANGS ARE RUNNING THROUGH THE BEACH SNATCHING PEOPLES PHONES PEOPLE ARE DROPPING ON THE GROUND TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
- 21:38:59 CALLER WAS STRONG ARM ROBBED OF HER CELL PHONE AND THA LARGE GROUP OF OFFENDERS ARE NEARBY AND TAKING OTHER PERSONS CELL PHONES ) BIKE PATH NORTH OF THE DRAKE NEAR (SCOTT STREET CITY SIGN)
- 21:39:41 flash mob stole his cell phone he will point them out to police upon arrival
- 21:43:18 BY THE LAKE SIDE OF UNDER GROUND PATHWAY ..30 MALE BLK FIGHTING NFI
- 21:46:10 CALLER CLAIMS THERE ARE SEVERAL M/B GANG MEMBERS FIGHTING ON THE BEACH NFI
- 21:46:25 organized gang, violent mob of m/b steal phones
And if the criminals don’t get you, other criminals will run you over and then drive away!
Chicago (Tribune) – A 33-year-old woman from Merrill, Wis., is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday, charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Bellwood man last weekend in Maywood.
Tiffany L. Jenkins, 33, of Merrill, Wis., is charged with leaving the scene of an accident which caused death, driving on a revoked license and failure to yield, police said. She is scheduled for a bond hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Maybrook Courthouse.
And then there’s a 6′, 200-pound Chicago off-duty cop beaten to within an inch of his life by a group of thugs on State Street…
Beaten officer: ‘Anywhere you think you’re safe, you’re really not’
Chicago (Tribune) – Chicago police Officer Jimmy Sherlock is recovering at his home after being beaten unconscious while off duty during a robbery in the South Loop that he barely remembers, a frustrating circumstance that has he and his police brethren looking for the public’s help.
…”I just remember seeing a group at about 20th and State and. . . I don’t remember anything after that,” said Sherlock, whose father, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather were all Chicago police officers.
“They came from behind; I don’t really remember much at all,” Sherlock said Monday. “I was knocked out cold.”
Sherlock, whose father, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather were all Chicago police officers, is a six-year Chicago Police Department veteran assigned to the South Chicago District on the South Side.
He has hearing loss in his left ear, an injured arm and a broken collarbone, shoulder blade and rib, he said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s solution?
More gun control, of course.
Chicago (CNN) - “Having effective gun control is essential to providing safety around the city,” Emanuel said at a Tuesday press conference. Stressing that Chicago laws on guns need to be different than those around Illinois, Emanuel said that “gun control is essential.”
In order to pass stricter gun laws, Emanuel has called a special session of the City Council for next week. His hope, he said, is the council will vote on an updated assault weapons ban and approve stiffer penalties for those who commit gun crimes.
When asked why it was so urgent to call a special session, Emanuel said “we had a stark reminder over the weekend.”
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result, of course.
Anway, are you ready to plan that trip to Chicago anytime soon?
If you insist to tempting Darwin, then at least make sure your insurance is up to date, along with your will.
Right-to-carry can’t come to Illinois soon enough.