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Don't Demonize Weekend #17
A non-demonizable rundown of all the mostly peaceful, yet sometimes violent and "unacceptable" events in and around Chicago this past weekend from 12pm Friday, April 28th – 6am Monday, May 1st.
The good news is Kim Foxx has decided to not run for another term. The bad news is she will be around for another 20 months including for the upcoming Summer of Joy 2 – Exploding Car Batteries Because Root Causes and Summer of Joy 3 – Moar Silly Decisions.
Final Demonized Tally: 6 killed, 27 wounded
2022 weekend tally: 10 killed, 26 wounded
2021 weekend tally: 8 killed, 42 wounded
2020 weekend tally: 7 killed, 42 wounded
2019 weekend tally: 6 killed, 28 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 6 killed, 35 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 6 killed, 27 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 43 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 25 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 19 wounded
Average tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
5:40p 1600 E 69th, South Shore, M/28
5:55p 800 E 79th, Chatham, M/25
5:55p 800 E 79th, Chatham, F/25
6:20p 3800 S Indiana, Douglas, F/32
6:20p 3800 S Indiana, Douglas, F/39
9:20p 2900 S Dearborn, Douglas, M/22
10:50p 5000 W North, Austin, M/39
10:50p 3400 W Ogden, North Lawndale, M/24
12:30a 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/39 (homicide)
4:00a 100 N Lacrosse, Austin, M/31
10:30a 1400 E 75th, South Shore, M/25
11:35a 7900 S Marquette, South Shore, M/47
12:10p 5200 W Adams, Austin, M/32 (homicide)
12:20p 3800 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/18
1:15p 5300 S Kilbourn, West Elsdon, M/29
1:15p 5300 S Kilbourn, West Elsdon, M/32
1:40p 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/29
1:40p 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/?
4:45p 8900 S South Chicago, South Chicago, M/20
9:00p 5600 S Elizabeth, Englewood, M/31
11:10p 100 W 92nd, Roseland, M/16
1:00a 5000 S Wood, New City, M/25
4:00a 10600 S Wentworth, Roseland, F/29
9:10a 3700 S Michigan, Douglas, M/16 (homicide)
11:20a 7100 S Jeffery, South Shore, M/37
12:55p 100 W 113th, Roseland, M/40 (homicide)
3:05p 5400 S Fairfield, Washington Park, M/31
5:30p 6000 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/48 (homicide)
8:00p 1900 W 47th, New City, M/15
10:10p 2900 W 59th, Chicago Lawn, F/20
10:30p 6200 S Kimbark, Woodlawn, M/29 (homicide)
10:30p 6200 S Kimbark, Woodlawn, F/22
Don’t Demonize Monday
12:00a 1100 E 72nd, Grand Crossing, M/22
Clown City Update 🤡
Few virtue signal better than our outgoing mayor. Her instant hot takes on national issues would almost always blow up in her face like Elmer Fudd’s shotgun. And the rule of thumb when it comes to virtue signaling is to signal harder, because harder is always better since there’s no need to ever worry about the outcome or the result. Let someone else clean up that mess and move on to the next current thing.
Act 1: Introduce the cast and setting for the rest of the shitshow.
Act 2: Turn up the virtue signaling with claims of success despite no evidence of success. Oh, and throw out some -ists and -phobes to further amplify the signal.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot welcomed 75 immigrants bused to Chicago by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday as “our new neighbors” and vowed to provide them sanctuary after a harrowing journey.
Lightfoot, who is running for re-election, relished the chance to welcome the immigrants to Chicago, most of whom arrived in the United States after fleeing Venezuela, where the collapse of the economy has triggered political instability.
“We are Chicago, a welcoming city, a city where we live our values every single day — a city where immigrants and refugees have been a part of the fabric of the city from our earliest days,” Lightfoot told reporters at a Salvation Army shelter on the North Side. “What we have and will continue to do is welcome them with open arms and refuse to turn our backs on them in a time when they need support the most.”
While vowing to do whatever is necessary to help the city’s newest residents, Lightfoot blasted Abbott as a “man without morals” and said his decision to send two bus loads of immigrants to Chicago was “inhumane, unpatriotic, racist and xenophobic.” (full story)
Act 3: Everything turns to shit, as usual.
75 new neighbors, oh hell yeah, take that -ist! Over 6000? Whoa, wait a minute, there’s not enough sanctuary for that.
Don’t Demonize Parents
We’ve been told that we’re not supposed to demonize kids and teenagers for their “silly decisions”. Does the same principal apply to their shithead parents? Probably.
Oh noes! So you’re thinking an excitable yet impressionable young’un made a silly decision by bringing some mustard gas to school, but you’d be wrong you stereotyping ist-a-phobe:
Of course there’s video, but since embeds don’t work, click through on the link below to watch honor students battle it out over who gets the last full ride to MIT.
At that time, the parent instigated an altercation with a small group of students and used pepper spray toward students and staff.
The school contacted campus security and the Chicago Police Department and a soft lockdown was initiated to ensure the safety of staff and students.
The parent was escorted out of the building by campus security staff and then arrested by CPD.
She was identified as 36-year-old Anita Wikens. She was charged with two misdemeanors for criminal trespassing and reckless conduct. (full story)
Instigated? That term is demonizing. Let’s go with “gently persuaded” instead.
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! We have some new tees as well. Check them out at shopjackass.com.
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