Six people were shot -- two hospitalized with serious injuries -- when the gunmen opened fire on about 100 partygoers about 5:30 a.m. [Sunday, 12/30/06] at the house is in the 7900 block of South Woodlawn Avenue.Police are NOT calling it a hate crime, because the gunmen didn't say anything while they were shooting. Right, the fact that they shot up a bunch of gay folks is not enough of a clue for Chicago's finest.
"They just bust[ed] through the door, and everything went haywire," said a partygoer, who would not give his name. "I hope to God they catch whoever did this."
The reaction of "the man in the street" would be comical except for the fact that it is laced with hate.
"We always be seeing them, and they always be looking at people," said Kevin Carter, 18. "They give you that gay look, like you're a female or something. That ain't cute. People be ready to fight . . . I knew something was going to happen to that house."But there is no hate in this situation.... at least Chicago's finest can't find any.
Chicago police will never find who did this, because the people in that neighborhood - if the "man in the street" is to be believed - hate gays. As to the attitude of the cops.... no indication here of what it might be. But if you think that every cop in Chicago - or any city - would vigorously pursue justice in case like this, I can tell you that is not the case. Some cops hate gays, just as some cops hate blacks. These guys are both gay and black.
Those gay men - all of the shooting victims were men - should arm themselves for self-defense. Oh, but of course Richie Daley says no one needs guns in the city of Chicago. And since guns are outlawed - long guns I guess are still OK, as long as they are not "evil, black guns" - but I have no idea what hoops one would have to jump through to get one.