Crisis is Chicago – 42 Shootings Since Friday, Six Dead

Posted by Tina

Isn’t it time the Obama administration and the leaders of the black community turned their attention to the much more immediate problem of black on black violence in our nations inner cities?

I’m sure there are more than a few families in Chicago that would appreciate some of the attention that’s been heaped on Ferguson in their community.

The trouble is nobody wants to admit to the basic problems that cannot be solved by white folks, money, or government programs. The basic problem is that black entitlement and black grievance is no substitute, and could never replace, a sense of personal responsibility and the self-respect that comes from striving for goals. They can never make up for a life that is devoid of meaning, participation, goals, ambition, striving, overcoming, and ultimately, success. They will never fill the emptiness of an amoral soulless life.

Since Friday there have been 42 shootings on the streets of Chicago leaving six dead, including a two year old toddler and a couple of young teens. Two additional deaths were the result of police shootings

The two police shootings are under review. And that’s the usual procedure when a cop kills a citizen! It is unusual to hype these cases with a two-week media circus, complete with riots, looting, and accusations of racism. That is done for political gain and then only white guys…or “white Hispanics”…get that very special treatment. (In case you missed it that was sarcasm)

We live in a civilized nation; people, including cops, are innocent until PROVED guilty in a court of law.

If the real problem in Chicago and elsewhere was seriously addressed and solved most of the accusations of racism in America would disappear. Most of the shootings occur when the perpetrator behaves in an uncivilized, thuggish manner, increasing danger to himself and to others…find the source of that and we’ll have done something.

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16 Responses to Crisis is Chicago – 42 Shootings Since Friday, Six Dead

  1. Dewey says:

    preschoolers with guns have taken more lives so far this year than the single U.S. terrorist attack, which claimed four lives in Boston.

    11 Deaths in Five Months Where Shooter Was 3 to 6 Years Old

    Listed below are the 11 gun fatalities I found where a preschooler pulled the trigger (from Jan. 1 to June 9, 2013). Starting with a list of five toddler shooting deaths The Jewish Daily Forward published in early May, I unearthed six additional cases. This tragic, unthinkable event has happened every month, like clock-work.

    Jan. 10: 6-year-old playmate shoots and kills 4-year-old Trinity Ross, Kansas City, Kan.

    Feb. 11: 4-year-old Joshua Johnson shoots and kills himself, Memphis, Tenn.

    Feb. 24: 4-year-old Jaiden Pratt dies after shooting himself in the stomach while his father sleeps, Houston.

    March 30: 4-year-old Rahquel Carr shot and killed either by 6-year-old brother or another young playmate, Miami.

    April 6: Josephine Fanning, 48, shot and killed by 4-year-old boy at a barbecue, Wilson County, Tenn.

    April 8: 4-year-old shoots and kills 6-year-old friend Brandon Holt, Toms River, N.J.

    April 9: 3-year-old is killed after he finds a pink gun that he thinks is a toy, Greenville, S.C.

    April 30: 2-year-old Caroline Sparks killed by her 5-year-old brother with his Cricket “My First Rifle” marketed to kids, Cumberland County, Ky.

    May 1: 3-year-old Darrien Nez shoots himself in the face and dies after finding his grandmother’s gun, Yuma, Ariz.

    May 7: 3-year-old Jadarrius Speights fatally shoots himself with his uncle’s gun, Tampa, Fla.

    June 7: 4-year-old fatally shoots his father, Green Beret Justin Thomas, Prescott Valley, Ariz.

    Why is everything always Black People?

    How about Americans?

  2. Tina says:

    It isn’t!

    This just happens to be in the news.

    Besides Dewey…don’t you think they deserve some help given all of the statistics…high incarceration rates, bad schools, broken families, high unemployment, high abortion rates?

    If this was a patient the doctor wouldn’t ignore the symptoms…he would address them and look for solutions to make them well.

    Whatever we have been doing since 1965 it is not working!

  3. Dewey says:

    Tina the market crash, sending jobs overseas, everything the politicians for the Tea party sell is part of the problem.


    Was it not said they wanted to reduce the power of Democracy by making USA a 3rd world country? Well we rate below most industrial nations and the answer is always more tax cuts for the corporations and cut services for the public to teach them a lesson.

    But anyway what do we do about all the red states with many poor white people? Why are the states with Tea party Gov’s going broke? bad policies designed to bankrupt them and sell off the assets to the 1%.

    Tea Party Austerity

    We have more people in general living in poverty

    We privatized education and a kid is in debt for decades to learn… We had a good respected ed system before, other countries give ed basically free.

    To complain about the status of people and support conservative policies that created it is hypocritical.

    Reagan made the biggest difference for sure…privatized us into poverty and every other prez has followed.

    Reagan was even the one who stopped prosecuting employers for hiring illegals… every prez has followed…

    the list goes on Conservative politics is the goal for an oligarchy well you got it so be happy democracy hanging on by a thread

    Maybe research the Koch’s, WW2, John Birch Society, and it all goes to JFK murder….. they all tie together in a conspiracy to remove democracy for power, the hate of a liberal…. JFK message was sent…… now we resort to impeach every liberal president…ect

    Well Obama is an old school republican not a liberal sorry…. There has not been a liberal president in years if ever

    Next up Hilliary/Jeb both corporatist hawks

  4. Dewey says:

    When the corporation runs the gov who runs the military it is called fascism…. a modern version

    When the corporation are the people, run the state it is not democracy

    Now we have a militarized police force…. wake up

    California just put in a law for a police kill switch on your cell phones while selling it for theft protection…

    Where is the liberty to film with your cell phone a police action to keep them honest?

  5. Tina says:

    Dewey when our comments are absent a basic understanding of how things work, not to mention facts, and your delivery is arrogant and condescending…why would anyone read them much less comment?

  6. Harold says:

    Just a response to Tina’s question in post 5,

    “why would anyone read them” …. ‘WE DON’T!

    However your critic of his and others is where the real value of information comes through. I guess those people are your ‘devils advocates” and because you take the time to help correct their paths, we all benefit. Thanks from a reader of your commentary.

  7. Tina says:

    Harold I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Its difficult to tell how my comments are being received given the nature of a blog. I put a lot of time and effort in here and my reward is the value our readers might get from their experience here.

    I very much appreciate those who take the time to post comments here; the more the merrier. We can all benefit from a slightly different perspective.

    So thank you, Harold, for your continued support.

  8. Al Sharptin says:

    Dewey asks why does it always have to be about black people? As Tina told you, IT DOESN’T!!!! This is a current news story involving black people because of rioting in Ferguson, MO. If Post Scripts tried to expand the spectrum to include all possibly related sub-subjects it would be so long and involved we would never have the time to finish it. And you couldn’t read it if we did. If you don’t like how PS reports daily news stories why don’t you get your own blog?

  9. Jack Kinnedy says:

    You know what’s funny here? It’s liberals like Dewey that try to draw a moral equivalency between mass shooting of a criminal nature in big cities where the suspect and victim are black and a few accidental shootings by children who came across a firearm. The creative, but imaginary world that Dewey lives in is so entertaining.

  10. Jessay Jacksone says:

    “…preschoolers with guns have taken more lives so far this year than the single U.S. terrorist attack, which claimed four lives in Boston.” Dewey

    Q. Hey Dewey, 11 accidental deaths involving kids under 6 in a nation of 350,000,000 guns proves what EXACTLY? That most 99.5% gun owners are careful and responsible?

    Q. How is this relevant to the story there in a few days there have been 42 shootings on the streets of Chicago leaving six dead, including a two year old toddler and a couple of young teens?

    Question, which is more dangerous: Guns or swimming pools? Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14. Every day 9 people drown in the USA.

    Among children ages 1 to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools.

    DEWEY ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS OR NEVER POST ANOTHER COMMENT HERE. I’m sick and tired of liberals who come here just to kibbutz, but offer nothing of relevance.

  11. Shela Jackson-Lea says:

    Dewey; Answer the questions in #10 or be gone.

  12. Barrak Hussein O'Bummer says:

    I agree, answer the question!

  13. god says:

    Psalm 11:5

    The Lord tests the righteous,but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

    Proverbs 28:27 Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

    Editors note: Dewey I edited your name (above) in deference to those who believe.

  14. Tina says:

    Dewey, the Lord admonishes individual human beings to love one another and give of themselves….personally

    He does not say we cannot be critical of one another or debate about how to solve problems. (He certainly never instructed that we must agree with you always)

    He also does not instruct people to be charitable through government. Charity should come from the heart.

    Given your postings here I would say your “preaching” could land you in hot water as an hypocrite!

  15. Harold says:

    What the heck, If God can post than I can quote his book:

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 New International Version (NIV)

    “The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
    but the heart of the fool to the left.”

    And so it has come to be proven here on Post Scripts, my words not Gods 🙂

  16. Post Scripts says:

    Dewey: The kill switch on your cell phone is user activated in the case of theft. It is not a button for the police to use to turn off your phone so you can’t video them!!!!! Wow, the stuff you come up with, unbelievable. This should have been a free market endeavor, something offered by the mfg. as an upgrade to increase sales, it should not be a mandate of the government – should be my choice if I want this feature or not…period.

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