Tag Archive: South Side Chicago


6 Dead Among 24 Shot Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Morning

 

 

 

” Two dozen people were shot Saturday afternoon into Father’s Day Sunday across the city, according to authorities.

Of the 24 people shot, six died either at the crime scenes or at local hospitals. The youngest was 16. One of the men killed was an armed man shot by police after he raised a 9-millimeter handgun in their direction after bailing from a moving car, authorities said.

The shootings stretched from 9400 S. Loomis Avenue on the South Side up to about North Avenue and Pulaski in the Hermosa neighborhood.”

 

 

    This is the utopia promised us all if we just let the Left have their way on a nationwide scale . Who wouldn’t want their neighborhood to be a replica of Democratic controlled Chicago or Detroit ? 

 

 

 

 

 

Gangs And Politicians In Chicago: An Unholy Alliance

 

 

A gang member and a politician

 

 

 

“A few months before last February’s citywide elections, Hal Baskin’s phone started ringing. And ringing. Most of the callers were candidates for Chicago City Council, seeking the kind of help Baskin was uniquely qualified to provide.

Baskin isn’t a slick campaign strategist. He’s a former gang leader and, for several decades, a community activist who now operates a neighborhood center that aims to keep kids off the streets. Baskin has deep contacts inside the South Side’s complex network of politicians, community organizations, and street gangs. as he recalls, the inquiring candidates wanted to know: “Who do I need to be talking to so I can get the gangs on board?”

Baskin—who was himself a candidate in the 16th Ward aldermanic race, which he would lose—was happy to oblige. In all, he says, he helped broker meetings between roughly 30 politicians (ten sitting aldermen and 20 candidates for City Council) and at least six gang representatives. That claim is backed up by two other community activists, Harold Davis Jr. and Kublai K. M. Toure, who worked with Baskin to arrange the meetings, and a third participant, also a community activist, who requested anonymity. The gang representatives were former chiefs who had walked away from day-to-day thug life, but they were still respected on the streets and wielded enough influence to mobilize active gang members.”

 

 

 

 

HT/ Instapundit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seven Shot At Nightclub In Chicago

 

 

 

” The shooting occurred inside Mr. G’s Entertainment Center in the Gresham neighborhood after a fight broke out around 1 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reported.

Three gunmen opened fire, striking seven people. It was not clear whether the gunmen were among those shot.

Police said the incident appeared to be gang-related but the cause of the fighting and shooting was unclear, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.”

 

 

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