Shootout at the Walmart. The shooters, Pittman and Neal, are both career criminals. Pittman was actually not suppose to be released until Sept 24th, and was in a community transition program. This is a terrible transition. Let's hope they are sentenced to longer terms, and stay behind bars for a decade or so, and since this would be a violation of parole, we'd hope he'd get his original sentence reapplied and then more time. I have to ask, why was Pittman out right now if he was sentenced to 4 years in Jan of 2010?
Location was near the intersection of 86th and Michigan in a Walmart parking lot. It is more commercial. That is at the nexus of 3 different census tracts which are all experiencing white flight (big time). Those census tracts, per the NY Times 2010 census map, are:
52% white, 34% black, 8% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 21% since 2000.
46% white, 32% black, 16% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 38% since 2000.
69% white, 21% black, 5% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 16% since 2000.