Monday, July 07, 2008

Several shootings this weekend

At 11:30 p.m., Friday, July 4, on 64th Street between Kimbark and
Kenwood Avenues, a woman and two men were shot on the street by two
men who then fled in separate vehicles – one a midsized four door
silver car with racks on the top; and the other a midsized white car.
Two of the victims were treated and released from a hospital; the
other victim was in good condition at a hospital.

At 10:54 p.m., Saturday, July 5, on Drexel Avenue between 62nd and
63rd Streets, a male juvenile was shot on the street by another male
juvenile who was arrested shortly thereafter by police. The victim
was taken to a hospital where he was in critical condition.


Anonymous said...

When will blacks stop commiting so much crime?

Anonymous said...

when whites stop supplying drugs and guns to black communities. Or maybe even when they stop commiting gruesome serial killings/school shootings.

Slinky said...

Anonymous said...
When will blacks stop commiting so much crime?

It's their culture...not black culture, but the thug culture. Many inner city blacks grow up in that culture and become thugs and bangers. The city has to examine how to change that. Woodlawn has been the community area with the lowest per-capita income for many decades. Crime and poverty persists. Development has changed the northern part of that neighborhood somewhat...that's a good thing, but the developers should not advertise their properties as being in Hyde Park, as some do on the web and on UChicago Marketplace. The residents of Woodlawn got a new alderman last year. The former alderman who pled guilty recently to corruption is alleged by the FBI to have been romantically involved with a high-ranking leader of the Black Disciples. Woodlawn is home to many Stones, BDs, and Gangster Disciples. The Stones started out in Woodlawn, and later expanded to Hyde Park and Kenwood, among other places. The U of C agreed in the 60s after heavy protests from The Woodlawn Organization (TWO) not to expand south of 61st street. It is still keeping that pledge.

if you haven't figured out why i'm talking about woodlawn...well, the shootings referred to in the blog post happened there.