“If this woman was carrying concealed and was waiting to take the bus, she was in violation of 430 ILCS 66/65. In fact, just standing under a bus stop in Chicago with a concealed firearm is a violation of 430 ILCS 66/65.
“This has been a problem as muggers know that people on train platforms are unarmed by 430 ILCS 66/65 and make for easy targets.”
From a tip by a reader, I looked into a shooting that recently happened in Chicago.
A woman fatally shot a man who was trying to rob her at a bus stop Tuesday morning in Chicago’s Fernwood neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The shooting and attempted robbery occurred at a bus stop in the 500-block of West 103rd Street at about 6:15 a.m., police said.
The incident was captured by surveillance video. The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was waiting for her bus when a 19-year-old man attempts to rob her at gunpoint.
The woman, who has a conceal carry license, was armed as well. Surveillance video shows as they struggle, she pulled out her gun and shot him in the neck.
This woman defended herself. It was caught on security camera. In many other places in America, I would say this is a good shoot, no questions asked. Being Chicago, there are complications.
Neighbors in the area say they are proud the victim protected herself.
“It’s tragic that he did die, but the lady had to do what she had to do,” said neighbor Bianca Daniel. “She’s on a bus stop, probably going to work, you know, and she has to encounter that early in the morning. I’m kinda of proud that, like, that’s what she did because she stuck up for herself.”
Those that know the area well say it’s unfortunate someone was killed, but the victim had the right to fight back.
This doesn’t surprise me. One of the stories that goes untold by the national media is just how much the working class black population of Chicago absolutely hates the criminals that have taken over their neighborhoods. There are good cops in Chicago, but the political machine of Chicago, which includes the high ranking CPD brass, doesn’t care about working class blacks because they are already in the pocket of the machine. As a result, these neighborhoods are under patrolled and people feel like they have no choice but to defend themselves.