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Why are the Chicago shootings last night (19 ppl shot) getting ignored

#1Mr_Red_HerringPosted 8/24/2012 11:35:06 AM
by the media?

While the news is all over the Empire state shooting this morning? Shootings happen everyday but it seems like only those involving certain demographics are reported. And no, I don't mean just race.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-shootings-chicago-violence-august-23-august-24-violence-gunfire-20120823,0,49779.story
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#2Xenogears15Posted 8/24/2012 11:36:41 AM
WTF. I live in Chicago and even I didn't know about these damned shootings. They weren't even in the front page of the ****ing Chicago Tribune, like they damned well should be. The hell is going on here?

Need to watch more local news, I guess.
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#3xeionpPosted 8/24/2012 11:42:08 AM
Because, it wasn't 19 people shot at one incident, it was ,19 people shot at many different incidents.
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#4Xenogears15Posted 8/24/2012 11:43:39 AM
xeionp posted...
Because, it wasn't 19 people shot at one incident, it was ,19 people shot at many different incidents.


That's still worthy of a front page news article. 19 total people dying in one night, even at seperate shootings, is worthy of a big, bolded "WTF" by anyone with a heart and brain. At the very least people should be concerned.

Let me guess: most of the shootings took place in Englewood, didn't they?
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#5kmick2Posted 8/24/2012 11:45:31 AM
Because gang-bangers shoot each other every day, so it's really not that shocking.
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#6sobergermanguyPosted 8/24/2012 11:45:37 AM
Because the victims are poor and black
#7Xenogears15Posted 8/24/2012 11:46:46 AM
sobergermanguy posted...
Because the victims are poor and black


Hence my comment "this happened in Englewood, didn't it?". Yeah, disgusting.
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#8NoName999Posted 8/24/2012 11:49:18 AM
The same reason the Sikh temple shooting got coverage for like 3 seconds:

Victims weren't white people
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#9Anarchy_JuiblexPosted 8/24/2012 12:00:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWILhrSzw5o
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#10GS4LifePosted 8/24/2012 12:03:27 PM
NoName999 posted...
The same reason the Sikh temple shooting got coverage for like 3 seconds:

Victims weren't white people


Granted the Sikh temple shootings didn't get covered as much as the Colorado incident but it did get a lot of coverage I don't know what you are talking about.
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