black teen in casket*(Via LA Times) – No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.

At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend in a row that at least 36 people were shot in Chicago.

No armor-clad gunman invaded a movie theater. No gunman went into an elementary school, killing 20 children and six educators. No white supremacist opened fire on places associated with Jewish activities.

Instead, the deadly toll in Chicago was the stuff out of which the piece-meal urban tragedy is made — just more so.

Over the weekend, police reported deaths from typical blotter material:

There was an attempted car robbery, a domestic quarrel that turned into a murder-suicide involving armed law enforcement officials, a dispute that began with heated words on Facebook and a group of children in a playground as bullets flew from a car in which the gunman was looking for members of an opposing gang.

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