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2018-08-06 07:01 by Karl Denninger
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Shoot-o-Rahm-a town is doing great these days.

If you like getting shot, that is.

As of 9:00 last night the count for Shootapalooza weekend counted up 9 dead and 57 wounded according to Heh Jackass, the unofficial tally site (which is shockingly accurate, incidentally.)

This is what Demoncrat political theory and philosophy get you.

Remember, Chitcago has 100% Democrat control in the city.  All the Alderman. The Mayor. The chief of (worthless) police.  The entire teachers' union and 99% of the teachers in the schools gang recruitment centers. And probably the gangbangers themselves too, since voting for "free stuff" and "gun control" (can't have your victims shooting back at you!) is fantastic, right?

The strictest gun laws in the country and yet gee, all those bad guys seem to have no problems obtaining all the guns and ammunition they would like.  Let's remember -- you must have a state-police FOID card to buy firearms and ammunition.  No card, no sale.  Period.  You must register guns as a result.  Until the USSC ruled it unconstitutional it was explicitly unlawful to own a pistol unless you were a cop and had been for nearly 50 years.

Yeah.

It's working out real good for you up there, isn't it?

The only reason the homicide count isn't much worse is that the various hospitals get lots of practice with gunshot wounds, and thus the death rate has gone down a lot over the last 30 or so years.

Chicago is a war zone -- in America.  But unlike most war zones you can't even go armed yourself in an attempt at self-defense -- that's illegal, and as an ordinary citizen who would prefer not to be shot, they will arrest YOU.

Thank a Demoncrat, especially BlowBama and Rahm.

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Jfms99
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I just found that website HeyJackass last night and checked the stats. It is unreal the shootings and killings going on in Chicago.

We have heard requests and even demands for Federal Troops to go to Chicago to bring Law & Order. Having given some thought to this, it sounds fine on the surface, but I think not.

One how long would they have to be there? What orders will they have and how will they operate? How would they enforce the law there?

Putting troops there. In my opinion, would signal failure and if there where else, Baltimore, New Orleans?

The only way to bring order to Chicago with troops would be to divide the city up like Berlin after W.W. II, have the locals given papers, and track everyone through checkpoints. Then bring the Hammer down whenever and where ever violence breaks out. Basically control the population and it's movements.

No Chicago has reaped what it sowed and until the people of that City wake up and demand change then let it sink into Abyss and take Illinois with it.
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Anywhere there is Section 8 housing, you are going to find greatly increased crime and violence. This is virtually everywhere since the Obama Administration greatly expanded scattered site public housing.

The upscale suburb where I grew up, Long Grove, Illinois, just had to set aside 10 acres for low income housing. They have not had a police force since 1838, but I suspect that will now have to be addressed. Most of that village would be almost impossible to patrol for the police.

Even in Eastern Iowa, they are starting to experience ghetto violence.

Rockford, Illinois is a free-fire zone, and here at my current home in DeKalb, since a recently resigned University President managed to drop the enrollment at Northern Illinois University by a third, now has ghetto violence in a McDonalds restaurant, that made the Daily Mail in Britain. Most of the former student apartments are now rented by Section 8 people from Chicago.

This is not going to end well, nor any time soon.
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"Shoot-o-Rahm-a"

That's funny right there.
Beango
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Warring gang members isn't the only problem the city has. These thugs often walk around in the city and along the lakeshore in groups and then just suddenly and randomly start attacking people -- basically flash assault mobs. You don't hear about these in the nEwS but they've been happening for years now.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/tag/mob-att....
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You never hear anything about Hillbilly Moonshine turf wars any more.

Did Capone's gang ever randomly shoot into crowds?

When the case closure rate for murder drops below 75%, the murder rate will accelerate in that legal jurisdiction.

At some point, people will have to deal with the criminals themselves or flee.

Government becomes a shield for the criminals when the people are disarmed and prosecuted for trying to protect themselves.

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Krzelune
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The Chicago murder clearance rate was 17.5% in 2017.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/murder....
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If they (Chicago) wanted my help, I would make them declare that all citizens have the right to bear arms with no permit required. Let that work it's course for a short time.

I bet within 1 month the crime rate would drop in half or better.

Start with that, then we can talk about financial issues, rule of law, etc.
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17.5% case closure rates are good odds you get away with killing a stranger on the street.




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