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Silence is a killer in Chicago crime investigation

In Chicago, forty people were shot in a span of 59 hours between April 18-20 in 2008; not one has faced charges


By Mark Konkol and Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — On an alarmingly bloody weekend in April 2008 — a weekend so violent it put Chicago on the national news — Angel Ramirez was the last to die.

The burly 26-year-old whom friends called "Buttercup" was next door to his buddy''s house in a gang-infested corner of Little Village where a birthday party was breaking up.

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