Monday, April 7, 2008

Englewood, violent repeat offenders, murders, nothing new here

South Side man charged in teen's fatal bat beating

A 22-year-old man on parole for a weapons conviction was charged with murder Monday in the beating death of a South Side teen in a melee that erupted after a weekend party on the South Side, authorities said.

Records show Tucker is on parole for a 2005 conviction for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison in that case, and his parole was scheduled to end in June 2009, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The party in an Englewood home was supposed to be a haven for young teens, a chance for them to drink Kool-Aid and dance to their favorite songs, free from the fear of violence that often stalks the streets outside, according to neighbors.

Then enter the ones who really drink the Kool-Aid:

At a news conference Monday morning at the Englewood High School campus, schools chief Arne Duncan said the latest killing shows how fractured neighborhoods are becoming. He said residents must do more to make sure guns are off the street and children are safe.

Wait. Did I read that right? He's going on about "guns" during an interview about a teenager killed w/ a bat by a convicted felon out on parole?

He goes on:

"People are walking with baseball bats . . . with golf clubs . . . with guns. We have to take back our streets. We have to take back our communities. We cannot give in to the gangs," Duncan said.

You already have Chief, you already have.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

People with baseball bats?

People with golf clubs?

People with guns?

I know i'm just a retard gun-nut but it seems to me that living breathing people are the common denominator.

Hows 'bout we get violent people off the street.