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Date: 01/10/17 06:20
Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: kevink

Thsi morning's Chicago Tribune has a follow-up story on the shootout between a murder suspect and police on a Metra train last weekend:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-police-shooting-on-commuter-train-metra-met-20170109-story.html

Plan was to detain the suspect after he left the train at the Lake-Cook station in Deerfield, IL. When he did not exit the train, the police boarded and attempted to arrest him leading to the shootout.



Date: 01/10/17 07:19
Re: Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: GenePoon

A satisfactory end, both to the suspect and to the incident   Had he escaped, he would have been among the public again...a dangerous felon who already had taken a life in anger, no asset to society.

As was pointed out in the original thread: 

> Chicago area police kill very few people. 
> Chicago area residents kill each other with scary frequency. 
> 15 or so per year for the police, about 750 for the locals in 2016 

(EDITED: Parts of) Chicago are a jungle, out of control.  

And we complain about Amtrak there!   :-)



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/17 11:30 by GenePoon.



Date: 01/10/17 09:24
Re: Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: trainjunkie

Chicago: The model city for gun control laws.



Date: 01/10/17 10:26
Re: Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: Setandcentered

trainjunkie Wrote:
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> Chicago: The model city for gun control laws.


But but but more laws make us safer!

Uh huh...

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Date: 01/10/17 14:18
Re: Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: DevalDragon

Consealed carry has been legal in Chicago for several years now. And gun violence has risen considerably since then. Are the two related? 

Back on topic, I don't know why they held the train at the Lake-Cook station so long. Since the shootout was contained in the Metra coach, the train could have been moved ANYWHERE for the investigation to be completed.



Date: 01/10/17 15:05
Re: Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: illini73

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> . . . I don't know why they held the
> train at the Lake-Cook station so long. Since the shootout was contained in the Metra coach, the
> train could have been moved ANYWHERE for the investigation to be completed.

Maybe not, if the Deerfield, IL police had jurisdiction over the crime scene.



Date: 01/10/17 16:42
Re: Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: goneon66

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> Consealed carry has been legal in Chicago for
> several years now. And gun violence has risen
> considerably since then. Are the two related? 
>
> Back on topic, I don't know why they held the
> train at the Lake-Cook station so long. Since the
> shootout was contained in the Metra coach, the
> train could have been moved ANYWHERE for the
> investigation to be completed.

legal concealed carry laws and being APPROVED for concealed carry permits are 2 very different things........

66

 



Date: 01/11/17 06:19
Re: Follow-up to Shootout on Metra
Author: Setandcentered

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> Consealed carry has been legal in Chicago for
> several years now. And gun violence has risen
> considerably since then. Are the two related? 
>

No, they aren't.

If that was true, there wouldn't be anyone left standing just a few miles away in Indiana.

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