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But they repopulate quicker...1 dad, 4 baby producers...do the math...THEN figure in NBA guys traveling to other cities with multiple baby mommas...

True, but blacks abort babies at a proportionately higher rate than white.
 

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Birf kunt roll.

Get it right.



I had to read that a couple of times to perceive it...

Well played.
I am fully tri-lingual, and can get along in 2 other languages, but "ebonics" is not one of my specialties
 

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Only 2 fatalities......rookie numbers. The urban hood Africans can't shoot to save their lives
That's what holding the gun sideways gets 'em.
Ie : poor poor gun control.
 

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Yeah, that's the ticket!
Put your daughter in a car with a Uber driver!!
Why would you worry?
Wait until they are having to put pictures of the Uber and Lyft drives on milk cartons, Chicago's liberal but they won't put up with child molesters.
 

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Wait until they are having to put pictures of the Uber and Lyft drives on milk cartons, Chicago's liberal but they won't put up with child molesters.
I wouldn't bet on that
 

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has anyone else thought:
Such a large forehead, such poor choices, where does she actually keep her intellect?
 

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3 anti-violence workers charged with felony gun violations — while on bail for felony gun violations​

September 4, 2021 CWBChicago Citywide
There are a lot of things that will send your eyebrows rising during Chicago’s daily felony bond court hearings. But among the more perplexing are the people accused of illegally carrying firearms while, according to their defense attorneys, they are active members of anti-violence groups.
The past few days have been extra perplexing. At least three men who are supposedly working to end gun violence in Chicago were charged with illegally carrying guns this week while they were already on bond for other felony gun cases. One of the men’s pending cases includes allegations that he shot at two people.
When Sendalio Williams, 25, appeared before Judge John Lyke on Saturday afternoon, it was the second time in four months that he stood in front of the same judge on a new gun charge. Prosecutors said cops watching a CPD surveillance camera feed Friday saw Williams pull a handgun out of a satchel and point it at a woman who appeared to be recording him on her phone.
Prosecutors said officers went to the scene, chased Williams, and found a loaded gun in his satchel.
Williams also appeared before Lyke on May 3. In that case, cops watching a CPD surveillance camera feed allegedly saw him fire a gun and jump into a black SUV. Police pulled the car over and allegedly found a gun in the trunk behind him. Prosecutors said he admitted to police that he fired the gun in the direction of two other men.
He was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Lyke ordered Williams to pay a $1,000 deposit to get out of jail on electronic monitoring in the May case, but another judge nixed the ankle monitor requirement at a later hearing, court records show.
On Saturday, after Williams was charged with a fresh unlawful use of a weapon case, his defense attorney told Lyke he studied criminal justice at Westwood College and “works with CeaseFire to educate kids about gun violence.” He’s been with the group for about two months, the attorney said.
Lyke ordered Williams held without bail for violating the terms of bond in the May case and set bail on the new gun charges at $80,000. Williams will need to post $8,000 and go onto electronic monitoring after his no-bail hold is cleared up, Lyke said.
Also appearing before Lyke on Saturday was 41-year-old William Jenkins, who has worked for two years “canvassing neighborhoods and high crime areas to cut down on shootings,” according to his public defender.
Police allegedly found a loaded handgun with an extended ammunition magazine sticking out of a backpack between the front seats of his car during a traffic stop on Friday. Jenkins, who received a 20-year sentence for attempted murder in 1999, has a pending unlawful use of a weapon by a felon case, prosecutors said.
Lyke ordered him held without bail for violating the terms of bond in that pending case. Jenkins will need to post a $10,000 deposit to get out of jail on electronic monitoring if he becomes eligible for release, Lyke said.
Last Sunday, Darnell Hite appeared for a bond hearing in front of Judge Charles Beach.
When police pulled Hite over for a traffic stop near the Magnificent Mile around noon last Saturday, he reached into his fanny pack to get his license. That’s when police allegedly saw the butt of a handgun sticking out of the bag. According to court records, Hite already has an unlawful use of a weapon case pending from June 2020.
His defense attorney told Beach that he’s married, “works outreach to stop violence,” and is an active church member.
Beach ordered him held without bail for violating the terms of release in the pending gun case and set bail on the new charge at $75,000. Hite will need to post $7,500 to get out of jail after the no-bail hold is cleared up.

 

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Beach ordered him held without bail for violating the terms of release in the pending gun case and set bail on the new charge at $75,000. Hite will need to post $7,500 to get out of jail after the no-bail hold is cleared up.


just read that several times and think:
these people are trained to do this...

the judges are....such utter non-sense
 

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More kids shot in Chicago than have died of COVID-19 across US this year​

A total of 214 minors have died of COVID-19 in the country; 261 were shot in Chicago​


Over the course of 2021, more minors have been shot in Chicago than have died of COVID-19 in all of the United States, according to data from police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A total of 214 children 17 years old or younger have died of COVID-19 so far this year in the country. Comparatively, Chicago police told FOX 32 Chicago earlier this week that 261 children have been shot — 41 of whom have died.

While COVID-19 cases among children increased significantly between August and September, deaths among this group make up 0-0.27% of all COVID-19 deaths in the states reporting data. Seven states reported zero deaths among children, according to the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)

Pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)
More children have been fatally shot in Chicago alone than have died of COVID-19 in the entire state of Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed to Fox News that 25 people under the age of 18 have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, or six in every 100,000 people under 18 in Illinois. The CDC has recorded 18 total COVID-19 deaths in Illinois in 2021, as Outkick first reported.

CHICAGO LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOOTINGS WOUND 63, INCLUDING EIGHT CHILDREN: POLICE

Over Labor Day weekend alone, 63 people were shot, including eight children. Among the six deceased out of the 63 total wounded was one 4-year-old Alabama boy who died after he was shot on Friday while getting his hair done inside a west side apartment, according to authorities.

Mychal Moultry, 4, was shot on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 when bullets shot through the window of his home struck and killed him. (Dalet)

Mychal Moultry, 4, was shot on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 when bullets shot through the window of his home struck and killed him. (Dalet)
The boy’s mother, Angela Gregg, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday that she had no idea about a motive, but she knows her son was "not supposed to lose his life at 4 years old, and somebody needs to step up and say something."

AFTER CHICAGO LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOOTINGS WOUND 8 CHILDREN, TOP COP PLEADS WITH PUBLIC

"The police don’t know anything yet because no one is talking. No one is coming forward," she told the outlet. "People aren’t answering their doors, and the people that are answering their doors are saying they don’t know anything. … Somebody in Chicago knows something."

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown had a message for criminal offenders, asking them: "Why are you continuing to be around young people, our children?"


He urged such offenders to "stay away from children if you want to live that life."

"You’re harming this community. You’re harming these families," he added. "And we will be relentless in pursuing you as an offender."

CHICAGO SHOOTING LEAVES 12-YEAR-OLD BOY AND 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL WOUNDED

Mayor Lori Lightfoot added her own entreaty Monday, expressing frustration that often, people in the neighborhoods where incidents occur know the people involved but are reluctant to cooperate.

"I understand the fear that’s out there but I’m just calling upon people in these neighborhoods...," Lightfoot said. "You’ve got to have your faith overcome your fear, you’ve got to step up."



President Biden met with Lightfoot in July to discuss potential solutions to the city's gun violence problem after 100 people were shot over the July 4 weekend. In June, the president introduced a series of proposals aimed at combatting crime in major cities across the country, targeting illegal guns in particular with help from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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The globalists and their tools in political office, know this. The Good Reason for a government program, is never the real reason.

The sheeple can't perceive it. They just bleat what they're told.

We know this - and a fat lot of good that's doing.
 

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The globalists and their tools in political office, know this. The Good Reason for a government program, is never the real reason.

The sheeple can't perceive it. They just bleat what they're told.

We know this - and a fat lot of good that's doing.
Not my problem!
 

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Esteemed lawyer may be blinded after suffering 7-minute beating on Loop street corner, prosecutors say​

September 19, 2021 CWBChicago Loop
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A successful lawyer, entrepreneur, and champion of Chicago’s minority business owners was brutally beaten for seven minutes after he stopped to comfort a young child whose father was involved in a domestic altercation on a Loop street corner last week, according to prosecutors and CPD records. The victim’s wife is a former high-ranking staff member in the city’s government.
The victim, age 44, was unconscious for most of the beating and may lose vision in one of his eyes, prosecutors said. CWBChicago is not naming the man because he is a crime victim.
He was walking near Monroe Street and Wacker Drive — steps from the Sears Tower — when he came upon 24-year-old Pasquel Nava and a woman who were arguing while looking for their car around 11 p.m. Tuesday, prosecutors said. When Nava grabbed the woman, who was carrying a baby, the victim stepped in to comfort the 11-year-old child who was with them, according to prosecutors.
Nava turned his attention to the attorney and pushed the man, causing his keys, wallet, and legally possessed handgun to fall to the ground, prosecutors said. As the man tried to pick up his property, Nava allegedly punched him in the face, causing him to fall unconscious to the ground.
For the next seven minutes, Nava stomped on the man’s head, punched him, kicked him, and dragged him around, according to prosecutors.
When police eventually arrived, they saw Nava yelling at the fallen man with blood on his hands, prosecutors said. Officers took Nava into custody at the scene.
The victim, who underwent surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and will require more surgeries, was still hospitalized this weekend, prosecutors said. He suffered a torn left retina, fractured orbital bone, fractured nose, and received more than a dozen stitches, according to court records.
Prosecutors said Nava admitted to hitting the man. Nava was convicted of shooting a man in 2015 but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated battery by discharging a firearm in exchange for a four year sentence.
On Friday, prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, simple assault, and failure to comply with gun offender registration requirements.
His defense attorney said he expects to launch a self defense claim because the victim “approached his minor child while armed with a gun.”
Judge Susana Ortiz set bail at $30,000. Nava posted 10% of that amount and went home on electronic monitoring.
Tuesday night’s attack again illustrates the long response times that have become typical of Chicago’s police department, which has moved over 1,000 cops out of patrol duties to work on specialized citywide units. Last month, CWBChicago shared video of two men being beaten and robbed in the middle of State Street for more than four minutes while witnesses watched. It took Chicago police at least six minutes to arrive at the scene.

 

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CHICAGO SHOOTING

Chicago shootings: 54 shot, 9 fatally, in weekend violence​

5 killed over span of 4 hours in Chicago weekend shootings
CHICAGO -- At least nine people have been killed and 45 others wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, police said.

Five men were killed over the span of about four hours early Saturday morning.

Two of the five were killed in a drive-by shooting in Lawndale on the West Side. Two men, 29 and 34, were struck by someone in a passing red vehicle about 12:15 a.m. in the 1900-block of South Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago police said. The 29-year-old was struck in the eye and hand and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said.

His name hasn't been released yet. The 34-year-old was struck once in his head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Charles Jackson Jr.


Less than an hour later, officers found Marwin Sanders-Price, 31, on the ground unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his torso and buttocks about 12:50 a.m. in the 200-block of East 121st Place, police and the medical examiner's office said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police said.

A man was fatally shot during an argument in East Garfield Park on the West Side. The 21-year-old was arguing with a woman about 2:40 a.m. when a man approached and opened fire in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street, striking him in the chest, arm and hip, police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai, where he later died, police said. His name hasn't been released yet.

A man was fatally shot in a drive-by on the Near North Side. The 33-year-old was standing next to his vehicle about 3:50 a.m. in the 800-block of North Orleans Street when someone inside a blue SUV opened fire, police said. He was struck once in the chest, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died, police said. He was identified as Royal Shorts by the medical examiner's office.



A tow truck driver attempting to provide service Sunday morning was fatally shot in Englewood on the South Side, police said. The 27-year-old, who hasn't been identified yet, was attempting to provide service about 3:50 a.m. in the first block of West 57th Street when someone approached and opened fire, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, police said.

Two men were fatally shot Sunday in West Pullman on the Far South Side, police said. About 1:25 p.m., the men, 33 and 28, were in the 11800-block of South Emerald Avenue, when two people walked up to them and fired shots, police said. Chahine Younger, 28, was struck in the head and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said. The 33-year-old was struck in the head, chest and rear, police said. He was also taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he died. He was identified as Deangelo Lamont.

A man was fatally shot driving and three others were injured when the vehicle crashed Sunday night in Chatham on the South Side. An unidentified man, believed by police to be in his 30s, was driving southbound about 11:35 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Vincennes Avenue when he was shot in the head by someone in a red van, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into a steel beam, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt confirmed he was an adult. Three women, who were also in the vehicle, were injured in the crash, police and fire officials said.

In nonfatal attacks, a 3-year-old boy was shot in the back Saturday morning inside a home in Calumet Heights on the Far South Side, police said. The shooting happened about 10:45 a.m. in the 9300-block of South Escanaba Avenue, according to Chicago police. The circumstances weren't immediately known. The boy was taken to Trinity Hospital and later transferred to Comer's Children Hospital in good condition, police said. More than 250 minors have been shot in Chicago so far this year.

Five people were shot and seriously wounded Sunday morning in South Austin on the Northwest Side, authorities said. Three men and two women were sitting on a porch about 3:05 a.m. in the 900-block of North Massasoit Avenue when a white SUV stopped and two males opened fire, Chicago police said. A 20-year-old man was struck twice in his leg and once in his arm and was taken to the Loyola University Medical Center, where he was in serious condition, police said. A man, 18, was struck in his back and a woman, 41, was shot in her leg, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were in serious condition, police said. A 42-year-old man and 47-year-old woman were both shot in the left thigh, and also taken to Stroger, where they were listed in serious condition, police said.

A 15-year-old girl was one of two people shot Saturday night in West Englewood on the South Side. The teen and a 20-year-old woman were standing outside with a group of people about 11:20 p.m. in the 5900-block of South Paulina Street when someone opened fire in the distance, police said. The girl was shot once in the buttocks and was taken to Comer, where she was listed in good condition, police said. The woman was shot in the thigh and was taken to the University of Chicago, where she was also in good condition, police said.

Two men were shot and wounded in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side. Two 20-year-olds were outside on a porch about 12:35 a.m. in the 2600-block of North Melvina Avenue when they were shot at, police said. One of the men was grazed in the buttocks, while the other was shot twice in his leg, police said. Both were taken to the Loyola in good condition, police said.

Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)

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So, is there any "deadline" for "verifying" whether Chicago's "gun laws" ever "gave positive results"? Or is just ENACTING the "laws" the "end of it", no "verification of effective results" needed?
 

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So, is there any "deadline" for "verifying" whether Chicago's "gun laws" ever "gave positive results"? Or is just ENACTING the "laws" the "end of it", no "verification of effective results" needed?
Nobody really cares, not even in Chicongo!
 

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So, is there any "deadline" for "verifying" whether Chicago's "gun laws" ever "gave positive results"? Or is just ENACTING the "laws" the "end of it", no "verification of effective results" needed?
that would require an investigation and some personal-responsibility

no, it's easier to hire a PR firm, they'll have all the angles worked out.....no matter the reality
 

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5 injured as gunbattle rolls through West Loop on Wednesday afternoon: Crime scene is “almost a mile, two miles long,” cop says​

September 29, 2021 CWBChicago West Loop
Update 9:40 p.m. — CPD Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott confirmed that one of the persons shot is a possible suspect.

Update 8:53 p.m. — Chicago police just released the following statement:
In the 800 block of N. Milwaukee, on Sep. 29, 2021, at approx. 4:54 p.m., two unknown vehicles were driving on the street when an occupant inside one of the vehicles began firing shots towards the second vehicle. There were five total gunshot wound victims. There are no offenders in custody. Area Three Detectives are investigating.
Male, 25 – gunshot wound to the buttocks and transported to Northwestern Hospital initially reported in good condition.
Male, 27 – gunshot wound to the arm and transported to Stroger Hospital initially reported in good condition.
Male, 29 – gunshot wound to the back and transported to Northwestern Hospital initially reported in critical condition.
Female, 30 – graze wound to the leg and transported to Northwestern Hospital initially reported in good condition.
Male, 48 – gunshot wound to the leg and transported to Northwestern Hospital initially reported in good condition.

Five people were shot as a rolling gun battle tore through the West Loop neighborhood early this evening, according to preliminary reports from the scene. The injured include a bicyclist, a ride-share passenger, and a man who may have been inside one of the gunman’s vehicles.
“Man, this scene is almost a mile, two miles long,” one evidence technician assigned to document the shooting told a dispatcher.
At least one victim was shot near the 600 block of West Kinzie, close to the Blommer Chocolate Factory, where a woman was shot last week.
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Here is what we know so far about Wednesday’s shootings, based on initial information. This story will be updated as new details are confirmed.
Witnesses reported seeing the occupants of two or three SUVs shooting at each other as the cars drove through the West Loop area around 4:55 p.m. According to officers, the gunbattle left shell casings littering streets from Jefferson and Lake to Desplaines and Kinzie and as far north as Milwaukee and Chicago.
“It was wild,” one witness said. “Two cars shooting at each other, fully automatic. They continued south down Desplaines. Lots of people walking home. One girl was injured in the dog park, not shot but hurt diving to the ground.”
Other witnesses also reported hearing automatic gunfire.
“Just witnessed a car chase shoot out on Desplaines and Jefferson,” another said in a social media message to CWBChicago. “Auto. At least 50 rounds. I called 911.”
According to preliminary information, police found three men and a woman shot near the 600 block of West Kinzie. None of them appear to be the intended targets of the gunmen.
CPD surveillance camera operators said three vehicles were involved.
Police found a fifth shooting victim in an alley on the 1000 block of West Monroe around 5:10 p.m. He was with a Nissan Murano that resembled an SUV that the camera operators said was involved the shooting. Its back window was shot out.
As of 8 p.m., Chicago police had not released any official details about what happened.
Not including the man who may have been in one of the SUVs, the fire department said it transported four victims from the West Loop shootings — two from near Grand and Milwaukee and two from near Milwaukee and Hubbard. According to CFD, two male victims were in critical condition while the other man and the woman were in good condition.
Early last Tuesday, September 21, a 27-year-old woman was shot while sitting in a parked car outside the Blommer Chocolate Factory, 600 West Kinzie. The woman said someone fired shots at her car from a dark-colored vehicle, and one round struck her in the left thigh. Investigators found shell casings on Kinzie street and a nearby sidewalk.
 

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Since this is NEVER going to STOP...
Will the School District PLEASE take all the kids to the shooting range, to develop accurate targeting? Enough with the "collateral damage to uninvolved bystanders" due to "poor targeting skills"!!!
 

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I wouldn't go near those "deep-blue Dem ex-NICE CITIES" in anything but an ARMORED VEHICLE...
 

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I wouldn't go near those "deep-blue Dem ex-NICE CITIES" in anything but an ARMORED VEHICLE...
Most normal people would agree with you
 

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Maybe if they had better laws....... wait.
Maybe if they had a black lesbian mayor...... wait.
 

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5 injured as gunbattle rolls through West Loop on Wednesday afternoon: Crime scene is “almost a mile, two miles long,” cop says​

September 29, 2021 CWBChicago West Loop
Update 9:40 p.m. — CPD Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott confirmed that one of the persons shot is a possible suspect.

Update 8:53 p.m. — Chicago police just released the following statement:


Five people were shot as a rolling gun battle tore through the West Loop neighborhood early this evening, according to preliminary reports from the scene. The injured include a bicyclist, a ride-share passenger, and a man who may have been inside one of the gunman’s vehicles.
“Man, this scene is almost a mile, two miles long,” one evidence technician assigned to document the shooting told a dispatcher.
At least one victim was shot near the 600 block of West Kinzie, close to the Blommer Chocolate Factory, where a woman was shot last week.
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Here is what we know so far about Wednesday’s shootings, based on initial information. This story will be updated as new details are confirmed.
Witnesses reported seeing the occupants of two or three SUVs shooting at each other as the cars drove through the West Loop area around 4:55 p.m. According to officers, the gunbattle left shell casings littering streets from Jefferson and Lake to Desplaines and Kinzie and as far north as Milwaukee and Chicago.
“It was wild,” one witness said. “Two cars shooting at each other, fully automatic. They continued south down Desplaines. Lots of people walking home. One girl was injured in the dog park, not shot but hurt diving to the ground.”
Other witnesses also reported hearing automatic gunfire.
“Just witnessed a car chase shoot out on Desplaines and Jefferson,” another said in a social media message to CWBChicago. “Auto. At least 50 rounds. I called 911.”
According to preliminary information, police found three men and a woman shot near the 600 block of West Kinzie. None of them appear to be the intended targets of the gunmen.
CPD surveillance camera operators said three vehicles were involved.
Police found a fifth shooting victim in an alley on the 1000 block of West Monroe around 5:10 p.m. He was with a Nissan Murano that resembled an SUV that the camera operators said was involved the shooting. Its back window was shot out.
As of 8 p.m., Chicago police had not released any official details about what happened.
Not including the man who may have been in one of the SUVs, the fire department said it transported four victims from the West Loop shootings — two from near Grand and Milwaukee and two from near Milwaukee and Hubbard. According to CFD, two male victims were in critical condition while the other man and the woman were in good condition.
Early last Tuesday, September 21, a 27-year-old woman was shot while sitting in a parked car outside the Blommer Chocolate Factory, 600 West Kinzie. The woman said someone fired shots at her car from a dark-colored vehicle, and one round struck her in the left thigh. Investigators found shell casings on Kinzie street and a nearby sidewalk.

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CBS Chicago Special Report: Why I Carjack; Teens Tell All​


The city is on pace to top last year’s numbers. You’ve heard from victims of those crimes. You’ve heard from police and community leaders trying to prevent those crimes.

But, for the first time you’re hearing from some of the youngest carjackers committing those crimes. They talk about why they do it, how they do it and what it will take to get them to stop.

Three teens sat down with CBS 2’s Irika Sargent for a candid conversation.

We’re giving them a voice, not to glamorize to take advantage of them, but to understand why they do it. Could what they say help you stay safe?

‘David’ is 14 years old.

“If they fight back, I drag them out of the car and get in,” he said.

‘Nicole’ is 16 with a long list of carjackings on her record.

“I’d say like six. I don’t know. I don’t count. (laughs)”

The Crimes

There could be hundreds of teens in Chicago looking for their next victims. We know from Chicago Police data CBS 2 received through a public records request that police arrested 50 kids between the ages of 12 and 17 for carjacking. That was in the first four months of this year.

‘David’ had not been arrested when we talked with him over the summer. He told us he didn’t have any regrets after committing his first carjacking.

Anyone anywhere can be carjacked. It’s happening in dark alleys, busy parking lots, even steps away from your front door.

Victims described their carjackers: “I could just feel her hands around my neck.” And “…leaned over into the car and put the gun to my head.” And “…put a gun to my chest and said, ‘If you move, I’ll kill you’.”

We’ve been tracking a surge in carjackings for two years with many victims shocked at the age of their attackers.

The wife of a man shot dead when teens couldn’t figure out how to drive his car said through tears, “I want my husband back. It’s the worst day of my life.”

The daughter of an Army veteran beaten to death by teens said, “It makes no sense to me.”

Chicago Police have expanded its carjacking task force twice already this year. However, without much success. Through the end of September, CPD has made arrests in just 73 of 1,203 carjackings. That’s an under 6% arrest rate.

The arrest data reveals 54% of those arrested for carjackings (January through April) were 17 years old or younger.

Until now, you haven’t heard from young carjackers on what motivates them to commit these crimes, how they choose their targets and if anything will make them stop.

CBS 2 set up a room to speak with the three teens. CBS 2 set it up in a way that we wouldn’t see them, and they wouldn’t see each other. Nothing else was off the table.

‘David’ is 14 Years Old

Sargent:
“What drew you to it?”

‘David’: “The game. GTA.”

GTA is the longstanding, popular video game, Grand Theft Auto.

‘David’: “If you don’t got a car on there, you can just take the car from people. It looked fun. I wanted to do it.”






Sargent: “Take me back that first time.”

‘David’: “Me and my friends, three of us, we was walking and I told ‘em ‘Let’s take a car.’ We saw a man and we just ran and stuck him up and got in the car and drove off.”

Sargent: “Did he seem scared, shocked to see someone so young doing it?”

‘David’: “Yeah.”

Sargent: “Would you say that it was easy?”

‘David’: “Yes.”

He says getting the gun was also simple.

‘David’: “People on Facebook and stuff. They sell guns.”

Sargent: “So you were able to buy a weapon off Facebook?”

‘David’: “Yes.”

Sargent: “And do you find a lot of kids your age do that?”

‘David’: “Yes.”

‘Nicole’ is 16 Years Old

‘Nicole’ carjacks for different reasons.

‘Nicole’: “I had some place to go and I didn’t have a way there. Sometimes I even sell a car, like get a car just to get money.”

She says being a girl works in her favor.

‘Nicole’: “They wouldn’t probably expect a younger aged female to be out here carjacking.”

Sargent: “What kind of weapons do you use when you commit a carjacking?”

‘Nicole’: “A knife.”
Nicole has been arrested before. But, after a short stay in juvenile detention, she was back out and back to carjacking.

Sargent: “Is this something that you still are doing?”

‘Nicole’: “Yes.”

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The Community

“In my mind there is no child that is irredeemable,” says Tyrone Muhammad.

He spent 21 years in prison for murder. And, before that as a teenager he says “I did the drive-by. I did the carjacking,” Muhammad said.

Now he runs a mentoring group called Ex-Cons for Community & Social Change (ECCSC). The goal? To stop teens from landing behind bars, using his own life as a cautionary tale. Does mentoring work?

“If you don’t replace their activity with something constructive., where they can see themselves making a living, then you’ll never fix this problem,” Muhammad said.

And there’s a lot of work to be done.

CBS2 has been tracking carjackings in Chicago. With 1,203 carjackings so far in 2021, this year is on track to top last year’s number of 1,414.

These two years together have already netted more carjackings than the pervious three years combined. 2,617 compared to 2,307. Nearly every neighborhood has been hit.

The five hardest hit communities so far this year:

  • Austin, 93
  • Garfield Park, 75
  • North Lawndale, 75
  • Humboldt Park, 47
  • South Shore, 44
‘Nicole’ often targets the Loop where there have been 11 carjackings this year. That’s two more than last year.

Sargent: “What about that area makes it a prime spot?”

‘Nicole’ says it’s all about how people act, “They will think that it’s like more safer for them…like they don’t have to worry about nobody running up on them.”

Sargent: “Have you ever hurt someone?”

‘Nicole’: ”No. No. It hasn’t got that far.”

Though, she admits it can quickly escalate.

Sargent: “People are losing their lives because of this. People are paralyzed because of this. Do you think of the victims?”

‘Nicole’: “I want to say yeah. But like in that moment you might not be thinking.”

Remote Learning Impact

With the increased carjackings over the past two years, could remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic be partially to blame?

‘Nicole’ says, “I would sometimes go to school and sometimes I won’t. If I’m feeling it or not.”

She adds, “If I was like doing the in-person school, then it would be less of me like thinking to go carjack somebody.”

‘David’ says he also didn’t take remote learning “…that serious.” He says he was “bored.” And, had more time on his hands to commit a carjacking.

And, recently released first day attendance numbers from Chicago Public Schools back up what ‘Nicole’ and ‘David’ said.

For the 2020-2021 school year, first day attendance was 84%. Last year, CPS started the school year remote learning. First day attendance numbers dropped 10% drop from previous years.

‘Chris’, 19 Years Old

‘Chris’, now 19, committed his first carjacking at 15. His sights set on areas like the north side and “Neighborhoods that have low crime rate but like wealthy people,” he said.

He also tracks the police, looking for gaps in service, “Which area is the slowest on police cars coming around.”

Chris said he has carjacked drivers just to ride around the city. But there’s another deadly reason. What he calls hot cars are often used in drive-by shootings.

Sargent: “Has there been a time when you used a hot car for retaliation with an enemy or gang-related?”

‘Chris’: “That’s touchy topic. I have been in a situation where a hot car was involved.”

Chris said he recently stopped carjacking. His mother discovered what he was doing and kicked him out. He also became a father.

“She told me get yourself together and you’ll be able to be here for your son. That’s what really changed me,” he said.

The Past and The Future

‘Nicole’ and ‘David’ said their families were unfortunate examples.

“Seeing my brothers go in and out of jail for this type of stuff,” said ‘Nicole’.

“I got family members that are also doing the same thing,” said ‘David’. He says that played a role in him carjacking.

Muhammad tries to change teens’ paths by getting them jobs at construction sites, partnering with local businesses, pastors and legislators. But is that enough to make kids like ‘David’ and ‘Nicole’ successful?

“Absolutely not. Not without right mentors being positioned. ‘Cuz the moment those young people are interrupted by feelings, anger, frustration with life they’ll go back to what they know,” said Muhammad.

While David’ and ‘Nicole’ haven’t reached a point where they want to stop carjacking, they still talk of big dreams.

‘Nicole’ wants to be a doctor. “Working in UIC Hospital or something. Taking care of people or saving lives,” she said. What does she say to people who are skeptical? How would she show them she wants to change? “Graduate high school and go to college,” she said.

‘David’ wants to own his own car dealership and feels he can accomplish that.

Reverend Robin Hood knows stories of kids like these well. He mentors teen carjackers and often partners with Muhammad.

“They’re not mature enough to see the whole picture, like we would love for them to do. They don’t see they can kill somebody. They don’t see, they can go to jail the rest of their life,” said Rev. Hood.

But, at this point, many don’t agree with that. They want them locked up and they won’t have sympathy for even the youngest children when they come with such a serious threat.

‘David’: “See, I won’t shoot them. If they fight back, I like, drag them out of the car and get in extra fast.”

Sargent: It’s just having that thrill again that’s what would make you do it again?

‘David’: “Yeah.”

This is not the end of the conversation. It’s a multi-layered issue with a lot of opinions. CBS 2 is committed in the coming weeks to exploring the complexities of this surge in carjackings and specifically those carjackings committed by teenagers like ‘David’, ‘Nicole’ and ‘Chris’.