From yesterdays Chicago Sun Times June 27, 2005:
Shots rang out across the city Saturday night and Sunday morning -- from the Far North Side to the Far South Side -- with preliminary reports of nearly two dozen people shot.
The overnight tally -- which is unofficial -- included two shootings on the same corner, a fatal shooting near the Taste of Chicago and several on the West Side, where detectives were swamped. "We're just spinning up here,'' one detective said. Numerous incidents of gunfire and related injuries were reported overnight Saturday. Among them:
*At 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 20-year-old Christopher Sanders of Chicago was fatally shot during a fight one block from the Taste of Chicago.
*At 6:06 a.m. Sunday near Damen and 38th, a man was shot in the shoulder, police said. In between:
*A man was shot in the head at 11:52 p.m. at 4129 W. Van Buren.
*A 38-year-old man was shot and killed at 3:15 a.m. in the street in the 1400 block of West Carmen.
*And a man was left in critical condition after a drive-by shooting at 5:30 a.m. at 12434 S. Wentworth, police said.
There were two shootings at the corner of 52nd and Mozart:
*The first came at 9:47 p.m. when a man was shot in the foot.
*Hours later, at 1:38 a.m., two men sitting on a porch at the corner were shot by someone who pulled up in a dark Ford Escort wagon, police said.
Several other incidents involved multiple victims, and there were reports of more than 20 people wounded, police said.
First Deputy Chicago Police Supt. Dana Starks was on patrol near the Taste of Chicago late Sunday. Starks would be reviewing that fatal shooting and other incidents.
All kidding aside, I have been saying for a very long time that if you are depending on the police to protect you, you will be in trouble someday. There is no way all of these acts of violence will be investigated properly, and no way the cops in Chicago or anywhere else can protect the populus. They are reactive, not proactive. I know, sounds gloomy, but the truth hurts.