It's already been a bad week for crime on the CTA.
A 68-year-old woman died Tuesday after being pushed down the steps at the Fullerton L station by a
doofusthug trying to escape with the iPhone he had just snatched.
- A CTA bus driver and four passengers were among 11 people hurt in an incident on the South Side. As a couple of guys fired automatic weapons at a black car, the car veered down the street near 75th and Vincennes, striking a #75 bus and injuring car passengers and bystanders.
- A rash of purse snatching on the #55 Garfield prompted bus patrols by the Guardian Angels.
Has this town gone crazy?
That woman murdered - yes, murdered - at Fullerton was someone's mom, grandma and aunt. She was a church deacon. She worked with the homeless. But to her killer, she was just in the way. I'm glad there is not capital punishment in Illinois, because he needs to think about what he did to this woman and her family every day for the rest of his life.
As for the shooters, can someone explain why you would need an automatic pistol to hunt animals? I'm OK with the right to bear arms to protect yourself and to hunt. But I don't think you need an automatic weapon to do either.
And how ballsy does a criminal have to be to grab a purse from an unsuspecting woman and run off a bus. They're all cowards.