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Old 04-04-2017, 04:47 PM   #1651
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Everyone thinks Chi is this incredible armpit of violence...but it can be like that anywhere. When I lived in Denver, you could go from a charming, peaceful neighborhood to a gang-ridden slum in 10 blocks.
A lot of the violence here is pretty much just gangs on gangs, or drug deals gone bad, like the times someone tried stealing from a dealer and it spilled over on to the expressway and they got chased down and shot. The people that report this shit aren't in touch with what really goes on, so they just sensationalize the hell out of it and tell you it's a "random act of violence" when it's anything but that, and the problem isn't cast in a realistic light. It's not as all-encompassing as they'd like you to believe. If you're not in a gang, or not trying to score drugs, you're very safe around here.
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:45 PM   #1652
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The people that report this shit aren't in touch with what really goes on, so they just sensationalize the hell out of it and tell you it's a "random act of violence" when it's anything but that, and the problem isn't cast in a realistic light
I'm not surprised in the least by this assessment. Maybe if journalism was about the TRUTH instead of ratings, advertising dollars, and website clicks, the reality of these situations would be more apparent.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:27 AM   #1653
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A lot of the violence here is pretty much just gangs on gangs, or drug deals gone bad, like the times someone tried stealing from a dealer and it spilled over on to the expressway and they got chased down and shot. The people that report this shit aren't in touch with what really goes on, so they just sensationalize the hell out of it and tell you it's a "random act of violence" when it's anything but that, and the problem isn't cast in a realistic light. It's not as all-encompassing as they'd like you to believe. If you're not in a gang, or not trying to score drugs, you're very safe around here.
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I'm not surprised in the least by this assessment. Maybe if journalism was about the TRUTH instead of ratings, advertising dollars, and website clicks, the reality of these situations would be more apparent.

It doesn't help when Trump is spewing from the mouth about how Chicago is the most crime ridden place on the plant.

I hear he overturned the equal pay for women legislation, I bet that will lead to some violence, lol !
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:04 AM   #1654
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So cool! I'm up in the northern suburbs. No bullets flying around in my area.
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:43 PM   #1655
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It doesn't help when Trump is spewing from the mouth about how Chicago is the most crime ridden place on the plant.

I hear he overturned the equal pay for women legislation, I bet that will lead to some violence, lol !
Is there a greenfly infestation in Chicago with so much crime on the plants
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So cool! I'm up in the northern suburbs. No bullets flying around in my area.
Well, howdy neighbor.
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It doesn't help when Trump is spewing from the mouth
Don't EVEN get me started on trumpf. This isn't the thread for it. But despite my "news boycott" (I watch/read as little as possible, as it's so infuriating), every time I see reporting on him, his actions, his words, his behaviors, I want put a screwdriver in one ear and out the other.
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It doesn't help when Trump is spewing from the mouth about how Chicago is the most crime ridden place on the plant.
Yeah, but its violent crime rate *is* several (like six, seven) times the national average.

Plankton is right though—it's mostly drug/gang-related (like most of the country).
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