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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, February 28

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The numbers are still coming in, but apparently a total of 15 people were killed in violence over the long holiday weekend. Highlighting the body count is an ambush at a funeral. The cops weigh in over here, mostly with mock support of the tactics of Cease Fire, the group which last week lost lots of Illinois funding, in part because of allegations of misappropriation of funds.

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