Even in the People’s Republic of Chicago Self-defense Works

They go out of their way to note that the law-abiding citizen had a CCW license, even though he was in his own home. Concealed carry holder shoots, kills would-be robber: police.

A 58-year-old man told police that an armed man entered his home and tried to rob him. The victim has a conceal carry license.

Still, the got the designation of victim vs criminal right this time. Chicago is getting the hang of the whole self-defense thing.

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The Tale of Two Cities Told Via Crime Rates

The two cities being Chicago and New York. One is seeing increasing crime, and the other is becoming safer every month. Here is the comparison.

First is New York. With this year’s crime statistics, New York is officially safer than London, UK. NYPD Announces Fewest Annual Murders & Shooting Incidents Ever Recorded in the Modern Era

This reduction in murders has resulted in the lowest per-capita murder rate in nearly 70 years. Additionally, several other index crime categories have achieved historic reductions, including: robbery, burglary, and grand larceny auto.

On the other hand, we have Chicago. For years people have been predicting that Chicago was going to become the next Detroit, but even Detroit is making a comeback.

As always, Hey Jackass has the best statistics on Chicago.

We classified 2016 simply as a “shitshow”. We’re going to say that 2017 was slightly less shitshow-y, but a shitshow nonetheless.

For more than half of the year, 2017 was running ahead of 2016 with such performances like the disastrous July 4th weekend that tallied over 100 shot or the annual Father’s Day Shoot-O-Rahm-a. By August-time, the idiocy, for whatever reason, retraced back to 2015 levels where rainbow farting unicorns grazed along the lakefront and songs of “#crimeisdown” filled the air.

But while murders were down over 2016 levels, other crime was not. Chicago is currently experiencing an epidemic of carjacking.

If you go back over some of my posts on Chicago Crime, you can see a recurring theme. People charged – and in some case convicted – of violent crime, and gun crime, spend little or no time in jail. And Chicago Wonders Why It Has a Crime Problem – Part 2 is a good illustration of the problem, as is part 1.

Whatever the explanation, Chicago needs to do something very different from what it has been doing.

Somebody Show Chicago PD How to Read an Address. Or a Map

You would think that a city agency would have access to information about which house is which address. Police officers break down door, raid wrong house

This is isn’t the first time that cops have raided the wrong house. At least they didn’t kill anybody.

So cops show up, break down the door, point guns at everyone. (Cause how else you gonna do it?) Only one problem.

So she turned the questions on them.

“Where is the warrant and for what address,” Cross said. “One of the guys goes, ‘8203’ and I’m like ‘This is 8209 you ****ing idiot. You’re in the wrong house!'”

These guys would give the Keystone Cops a bad name. Is it REALLY that hard to determine which address is which for a house in Chicago? Is it not procedure to be 110% sure? I bet the tax auditor’s website for the county would tell you exactly which property is which. So, is this cops behaving badly, or just cops being idiots?

Supposedly the city will pay. Good luck getting a bureaucrat to do anything between now and the end of the first week in January.

More Self-defense In Chicago

Robbery is getting to be a hazardous business in Chicago. Attempted robber shot, critically wounded in South Loop

After the attempted robber stole his property, the victim shot him in the chest, police said.

The guy-who-got-shot was taken to Chicago’s Stroger Hospital.

Good Guys defending themselves in the People’s Republic of Chicago? Who would’a thought it possible? Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense: A Trend Catching on in Chicago

But the system has a way to go before it straightens out the crime problem in the city. Police: East Garfield Park store owner shot would-be robber

The paper tries to convince us that this is a juvenile, but he was 17-years-old, old enough to know better. He tried to rob a store in Chicago.

The robbery was interrupted by the store owner, a 40-year-old man, who exchanged gunfire with the suspect, police said.

The guy who got shot was recently arrested, and apparently released. He was arrested for armed robbery on November 28th, less than a month ago. He could do federal time for both those crimes, but Chicago won’t refer the cases to the feds. (Why? You tell me.) Anyway, Chicago needs to get its act together vis-à-vis keeping bad guys behind bars before they will solve their crime problem. I’ll leave you with the response from HeyJackas!

Wait a second… was previously arrested for armed robbery on Nov. 28… Well done CCSA. Everyone knows you need at least four weeks to turn one’s life around, not just three.

[Second City Cop also has a few observations, and the comments are interesting as well.]

It Isn’t Just Police You Are Going To Wait For After Calling 911

In the once-great City of Chicago, you might wait a very long time from emergency medical attention. 2 Investigators: Ambulance Shortage, Patients At Risk

When somebody is shot (which happens all too frequently in Chicago) or is hit by a car, it can be critical to get them to the hospital as quickly as possible, especially if they are bleeding out. That can be a problem in Chicago.

One day recently in Chicago (not specified):

That day in question, there was a 19-minute response for an overdose; a 20-minute response for a child hit by a car and a 23-minute response for a high-risk pregnancy

One of the paramedics interviewed for the story says this kind of thing is a daily occurrence in Chicago. Three years ago, the city said they would by more equipment and hire more people, but so far that hasn’t happened.

“I absolutely believe that people have died already because ambulances couldn’t get there in time,” says one of the paramedics.

A good reason to learn basic first aid. [Hat Tip Second City Cop]

Even in Chicago, Self-defense Works

The bad guy with a gun was not expecting to run into a good guy with a gun. Store clerk fires shot at would-be robber on Near West Side – Story | WFLD

About 11:10 a.m., a man entered a convenience store in the 700 block of South Western, displayed what appeared to be a weapon and demanded property, according to Chicago Police.

The clerk fired one shot at the suspect, and the man ran away, police said. The clerk was not certain whether or not the man was struck by the bullet.

I would say, “Practice, practice, practice!” but in the City of Chicago I doubt there is anyplace too practice.

Still, self-defense works, and it is a human-right.