Re: In Which Reading Comments Elsewhere Is Rewarded, In A Way

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Chicago's facing an ugly summer. I believe there were over 30 shootings and six killed this weekend.


Posted by: 56 and Sunny | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:25 PM
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That kid needn't have died. If only Chicagoans could restrict their vigilantism to deploying the Bum Bot, like this guy in Atlanta, this tragedy might have been avoided.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:26 PM
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Five more today.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:26 PM
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Baghdad is safer!


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:30 PM
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Five more today.

Fuck.

And Daley's going to downplay all of this with the Olympics in his sight.


Posted by: 56 and Sunny | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:31 PM
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That's sad. You can imagine the surprise of the 15 year old: we're gonna rob this guy and it will be so easy!


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:04 PM
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The muggee whips out a knife and stabs a fifteen-year-old in the chest, and the people shout hooray, bravo?!? Damn.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:54 PM
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I believe there were over 30 shootings and six killed this weekend.

Economy's going down the shitter. I'll be surprised if we don't see a spike in violent crime across the country.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 6:15 PM
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I thought the violent criminals were already in jail. At least that's what it said in the other thread.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 6:19 PM
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Hasn't there already been a noticeable increase in crime in the last few years? Or maybe something like 2004-6? I thought I read that somewhere.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 6:20 PM
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Body-more and Newark are doing pretty well, murder-wise. Check out the Sun's most morbid google maps mash-up ever - it shows where the bodies have been dropped !


Posted by: Willy Voet | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 8:04 PM
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Did they look in the abandoned and boarded up buildings where the boards were placed using a nail gun?


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 8:11 PM
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I always get tough love and tragedy confused, too.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 8:31 PM
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That BumBot is cool, but I'm waiting for the upgraded ED-209 version.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 8:33 PM
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My robot will not scare people. It will be scared of people.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 8:36 PM
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I thought the violent criminals were already in jail. At least that's what it said in the other thread.

Don't be silly, TLL. The jails beds are all occupied by guys who got pulled over for a burnt out taillight and got caught with weed in the vehicle. And the cops are too busy confiscating cameras and beating up innocent bystanders to worry about trifles like armed robbery.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 8:44 PM
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It's kind of funny though, that when drugs (well, weed and hash) are legal, all cops have to do are simple buys-and-busts.

http://www.copinthehood.com/


Posted by: Willy Voet | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 9:13 PM
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I really want to read that. I once saw his father, Charles, debate a gay professor who had served in Korea about whether gays should be allowed to serve in the military. It didn't seem to me to go so well for the elder Moskos. I remember the gay prof saying something about Alexander The Great's "other steed," a fellow soldier whose name I've forgotten.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 9:24 PM
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I'm just as surprised as Lamar about the existence of "gay-ass gangsters."


Posted by: Willy Voet | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 9:43 PM
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15: http://www.ansible.co.uk/sfx/sfx056.html

"Two notable robots emerge from Anode Enzyme's laboratory. One is the Doom Module, an agile globe on legs which is programmed to flee in terror from anything that moves (`Serve it right,' says Lord Doberman) and will continue to be Doomed for 20 years until its fuel cells are exhausted. The inventor reveals the next step: imagine ten million Doom Modules, all madly running away not only from anything that moves but from each other. His lordship is awestruck by the concept: `You're a genius.' Enzyme: `I know.'"


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-24-08 8:58 AM
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