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#1734874 - 08/24/12 05:58 PM 19 wounded in one night - where was it?
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19 people wounded by gunfire in one night, 13 of them in a 30 minute period. Guess where it was:

a. Afghanistan
b. Juarez, Mexico
c. Damascus, Syria
d. Chicago
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#1734875 - 08/24/12 05:59 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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#1734879 - 08/24/12 06:05 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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The Sovereign State Of Oklahom...
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#1734883 - 08/24/12 06:11 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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Yep, my childhood home. 19 shot on a weekday night. Mostly kids, gang related.
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#1734890 - 08/24/12 06:19 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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#1734898 - 08/24/12 06:25 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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Would that be Chicago or Mexico?

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#1734906 - 08/24/12 06:31 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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Chicago.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-shootings-chicago-violence-august-23-august-24-violence-gunfire-20120823,0,49779.story

It could be worse. The weekend of June 8, 8 died and 39 were wounded. Is it time to have the National Guard patrolling the streets?



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#1734919 - 08/24/12 06:41 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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I'm willing to be that "all of the above" is the real answer. smile
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#1734920 - 08/24/12 06:43 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? A_G
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#1734954 - 08/24/12 07:04 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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That can't be true. Illinois has some of the most strict gun laws in the land.
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#1734964 - 08/24/12 07:10 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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We can pass as many gun laws as we want, I'm pretty sure criminals couldn't care less.
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#1734986 - 08/24/12 07:30 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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Amen sista.

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#1734994 - 08/24/12 07:39 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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Too bad Chicago couldn't be removed from the great state of Illinois.
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#1735005 - 08/24/12 07:48 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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There were 2,101 killings tied to organized crime in Cuidad Juarez in 2010, although things have become safer since the feud between two of the drug cartels has subsided this year.
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#1735059 - 08/24/12 08:34 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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If these Chicago kids could shoot straight, they could match the Juarez death numbers. But when you read about the shootings, it seems a lot of people get hit in the foot or leg.

I do think it's disturbing that 15 year old kids can find nothing better to do with their lives than shoot each other. They must not see any hope for a decent life at all.
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#1735060 - 08/24/12 08:37 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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That is so sad.

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#1735108 - 08/24/12 10:23 PM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? MyBrainHurts
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The rash of violence in the city is indeed shocking and distressing. Many neighborhood groups led by parents and church members are marching in the streets, hoping to interrupt the cycle of violence many nights lately.

It's a very complex problem, mostly stemming from poverty, drugs and gangs, and I am scared for our youth.

Chicago is a great city with great people, the vast majority of whom detest violence and aren't running around shooting one another. It's very easy to make snide jokes and broad, sweeping generalizations. We don't need to "be removed" from the state. We need to figure out how to solve our poverty, drug, and gang problems. And it's certainly not just Chicago... drugs are a problem nationwide and worldwide.
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#1735173 - 08/26/12 05:36 AM Re: 19 wounded in one night - where was it? BurntSienna
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I know that it was Chicago, but I thought I read that it was withing a span of 30 minutes, as opposed to an entire night.
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