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A basketball player's cousin was shot in Chicago!

FisheadgibFisheadgib Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
Last night on the news and most of the morning, the talking heads are going on and on about some basketball player's cousin being shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend. There was a huge manhunt and they already caught the guys. It turns out that they were both convicted felons that happened to be out on bond from their most recent crimes. The basketball player has been on the news talking about gun violence and the liberals are using this incident as proof that we need more gun control. ? Where in the course of this incident did anything occur that wasn't already against the law? It's unfortunate when anyone is killed or injured but why is a basketball players cousin more important than any of the other 74 people that have been killed or the 365 people that have been wounded in Chicago so far this month? There's been six people shot and killed in Chicago since yesterday! In just one day, the police already caught the suspects and I wonder if the Chicago police put that much effort into investigating all of the shootings that occur?
snake284 wrote: »
For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me


  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    What makes this ghetto thug's relative getting killed different than any of the other victims, other than the fact he gets paid a few million bucks to play a kid's game on national TV? He didn't care enough for his family to call a limo (or even a taxi) for the woman who got killed, instead of letting her walk down the street in a combat zone that's had more casualties than the middle east for several years!
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Posts: 12,419 Senior Member
    So THIS is the Chicago murder we care about?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • snake284snake284 Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    So THIS is the Chicago murder we care about?

    Of course it is! We have 30-40 at least every week get killed here, you don't expect us to get worked up about all of them do you? But a Basketball player's kin folk, oh that makes it worthwhile and news worthy. An all you Law Abiding Citizens need to give up your guns so we don't have to worry about getting shot when we break into yo house! Or try to rob you or beat you up to teach you a lesson.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Snake, there has been 464 people killed this year in Chi. Hardly 30-40 a week, more like 10. Still a lot.

    I'm sure her cousins fame had something to do with it being such a big story but the fact she was walking back from school after registering her kids with her newborn may have some impact too.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • BigDanSBigDanS Posts: 6,992 Senior Member

    FWIW, I know Dwyane. Here is a picture of me with him and LeBron James from 2010,


    He played for the Miami Heat for 13 years, and I have met him several times. He is a very solid guy. He returned to his hometown, Chicago, to try to make a difference, and was on a committee regarding gun violence the week prior. His cousin being shot was a tragic exclamation point.

    If anything can come of this, maybe they will begin to address the criminal elements in Chicago and crack down on it.

    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • JeeperJeeper Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    Nope. They will push for more gun laws.

    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • tennmiketennmike Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    40+ shot per weekend with several dead is a normal Chicago weekend. There have been over 5,000 people shot for the year so far in Chicago.
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  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Looks like there is a need for a new "Community Organizer" on Chicago's south side...doesn't it? The strictest gun laws in the nation have absolutely NO effect in Chicago. The Judges that are releasing these animals back on the streets instead of occupying jail cells aren't helping matters either.
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