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Don't Demonize Weekend #16
A round-up and rundown of all the mostly peaceful, yet sometimes violent and "unacceptable" events in and around Chicago this past weekend from 12pm Friday, April 21st – 6am Monday, April 24th.
Despite calls for another dress rehearsal to last weekend’s preview of Summer of Joy 2 – Exploding Car Batteries Because Root Causes, missing 30° of warmth will slow activity resulting in claims of everything is under control until they’re not come the next warm weekend full of silly decisions.
Final Demonized Tally: 3 killed, 23 wounded
2022 weekend tally: 8 killed, 41 wounded
2021 weekend tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded
2020 weekend tally: 3 killed, 18 wounded
2019 weekend tally: 7 killed, 24 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 2 killed, 20 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 4 killed, 19 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 28 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 31 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded
Average tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded
1:10p 4500 S Honore, New City, M/46
1:35p 400 W 77th, Grand Crossing, M/27 (homicide)
3:40p 7700 S Jeffery, South Shore, M/17
4:40p 10200 S Halsted, Washington Heights, M/32
9:40p 3800 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/35
11:40p 1800 W 50th, New City, M/17
11:40p 4700 W Fullerton, Belmont Cragin, F/22
11:40p 3200 W Cermak, Little Village, M/18
12:05a 1000 W Vermont, West Pullman, M/59
1:35a 8900 S Brandon, South Chicago, M/33 (homicide)
3:40p 8800 S Euclid, Calumet Heights, M/3
5:10p 6600 S Drexel, Woodlawn, F/6
5:10p 6600 S Drexel, Woodlawn, M/33
5:10p 600 E 44th, Washington Park, M/36
11:25p 4900 S Leamington, Garfield Ridge, M/14
11:25p 1300 W 111th, Morgan Park, M/24
11:25p 1300 W 111th, Morgan Park, M/37
11:25p 1300 W 111th, Morgan Park, M/38
12:55a 1800 E 71st, South Shore, M/38
3:20a 5100 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/31
5:10a 5700 W Addison, Portage Park, M/26
6:25a 7800 S Yates, South Shore, M/63
4:55p 1300 S Central Park, North Lawndale, M/38
5:35p 7800 S South Shore, South Shore, M/26 (homicide)
Don’t Demonize Monday
2:30a 9300 S Eggleston, Washington Heights, M/50
4:50a 5300 N Cicero, Forest Glen, M/? (homicide)
Clown City Update 🤡
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxxxxxxxxxx is at it again. This time her office is (at the time of this post) gently slapping, more like nuzziling, two teens on the wrist for killing a 6mo old baby boy.
Two teenagers are only facing misdemeanor charges after the crash of a stolen car resulted in the death of a 6-month-old infant.
In an update Wednesday, Chicago police said two male juveniles, ages 17 and 14, each face one misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing, though charges could be upgraded pending the department’s investigation.
According to police, there were multiple hospitalizations in this crash — including a 6-month-old boy who died from his injuries. The medical examiner has identified the baby as Cristian Uvidia. (full story)
Fox 32 Chicago has the video of the crash itself. It’s a surprise more weren’t killed.
DON’T DEMONIZE TEEN DRIVERS!!
Truth to Power, or Something…
Where was this for the last four years? It must be ok to say something now…
Ousted Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on Democrat mayors to "speak the truth" on violent crime in their cities amid the crime spike in Chicago.
While speaking on a panel at the African American Mayors Association Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Lightfoot called on Democrat mayors to address the growing crime in their cities.
"As Democrats, if we do not speak the truth about violent crime in our cities, we will be the worse for it," Lightfoot said. (full story)
Blah, blah, blah. The best part of the was the following snippet:
Lightfoot asked if "somebody musters the courage to come forward and identify the person who just shot up their neighborhood, and then sees Pookie walking bold as day back on the street two days later, what does that say to them?"
Pookie? Sounds kind of like an ist-a-phobic slur to us or is she talking about Chris Rock’s character from New Jack City? We’re confident that if Pookie in real life was as portrayed in the movie, he would have been dead decades ago.
DON’T DEMONIZE POOKIE!
Some Good News
With the CPD being all out of medals to give, it’s time for this jackass to move on.
As he once famously said, “we don’t have time for this shit”.
DO DEMONIZE CARTER!
New Carnival Poster!
We spent tens and tens of minutes last week pulling this one together and it shows! Let everyone know that demonization-free fun and enjoyment await downtown all summer long!
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