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  • Man convicted of shooting into murder victim’s grave sentenced to 15 years in prison

    07/06/2020 6:26:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 6, 2020 | By WILLIAM LEE
    A Chicago man with a long criminal history was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after he was convicted of firing a gun into the open grave of a man murdered just two days prior, authorities said. U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. handed down the sentence Wednesday after Elston Stevenson, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a news release Monday from the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago.
  • Letter to Clarence Page RE;Team Name Change piece

    All sports fans, and most everybody else, will get a kick out of this letter written to the Chicago Tribune. No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this guy is hilarious. This is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins. Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly jilted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans...
  • Chicago Mayor blames yet another bloody weekend on “guns”

    07/06/2020 9:31:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The violence in Chicago over Independence Day weekend may not have been quite as bad as the massacre that John wrote about two weeks ago, but it was still pretty awful. There were crowds of people out and about in the Windy City, but not all of them were looking to celebrate our nation’s independence. By the middle of the day on Sunday, the Associated Press reported that there were “at least” 13 people killed and nearly 60 more shot around the city. And as it turns out, the AP was lowballing the figures.
  • Natalia Wallace, 7-Year-Old Fatally Shot July 4th, Was ‘Sweet, Shy, Loving, And Good At Math,’ Family Says

    07/06/2020 7:16:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    cbs ^ | July 5, 2020 | Marissa Parra
    Natalia Wallace, 7, was shot in the head in South Austin, a Chicago neighborhood, around 7 p.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.Natalia, known to her family as Natalie, had just finished the first grade at Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts Center. “Natalia was a very quiet and sweet little girl,” her school, Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts, said in a statement. “She completed every assignment during class, got along with all of her peers, and colored the most precious pictures ever given to me. Natalia never hesitated to ask for clarity when needed. Sometimes, her quiet spirit gave...
  • At Least 70 Shot, 14 Dead by Sunday Night over July 4th Weekend in Chicago

    07/05/2020 7:16:19 PM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 5, 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Over 70 people have been shot, at least 14 of them fatally, by Sunday night over the Fourth of July weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 74 were shot, 14 fatally, by 6:45 p.m. Central Time on July 5, 2020. The Chicago Tribune reported the numbers as 80 shot, 17 fatally, by 5:29 p.m. July 5. The fatalities included a seven-year-old Natalia Wallace, who was “shot in the head around 7 p.m. Saturday in the South Austin neighborhood while outside at a family gathering.” A 14-year-old boy was among four victims fatally shot later...
  • Chicago Gun Violence Spikes and Increasingly Finds the Youngest Victims. Nine children under the age of 18 have been shot dead in Chicago since June 20.

    07/05/2020 5:40:21 PM PDT · by karpov · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2020 | Neil MacFarquhar and Robert Chiarito
    ... In all, nine children under 18 have been killed since June 20 as Chicago reels from another wave of gun violence. The last two were killed on Saturday evening. A 14-year-old boy was shot to death on Chicago’s South Side. A seven-year-old girl was struck in the forehead by a bullet when three gunmen opened fire on a July 4 street party on the city’s West Side, police said. “The Windy City is becoming the Bloody City,” said the Rev. Michael L. Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church, calling it the worst period in the 45 years he has worked...
  • Lightfoot: Effective Monday, Travelers Coming Into Chicago From States With COVID-19 Surges Must Self-Quarantine For 14 Days

    07/05/2020 5:17:43 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 7/3/2020 | Dana Kozlov
    CHICAGO (CBS) — If you’re heading out of town this 4th of July weekend, you might not be able to go where you want when you return. In a move similar to other cities and states throughout the country, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants anyone traveling into the city from experiencing COVID-19 surges to self-quarantine for 14 days when they return, starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 6. People traveling from the following states, including Chicago residents returning from these states, are told to quarantine upon returning to Chicago: •Alabama •Arkansas •Arizona •California •Florida •Georgia •Idaho •Louisiana •Mississippi •North Carolina...
  • 67 shot, 13 fatally, over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago so far

    07/05/2020 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 5, 2020 | by Sun-Times Wire
    Thirteen people have been killed and at least 54 others injured in shootings across Chicago so far over the Fourth of July weekend. Nine of the weekend’s victims were minors, and two of the children died from their injuries. A 14-year-old boy was among four people killed in a shooting that wounded four others Saturday night in Englewood on the South Side. They were at a large gathering in the street about 11:35 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street when four males walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago police. The 14-year-old boy was hit in...
  • Video Only - (Armed) Protest March at Stone Mountain, GA July 4, 2020

    07/04/2020 3:05:44 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 151 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/4/20
    Video only of 'protestors' marching toward Stone Mountain GA
  • Two black women denounce Black Lives Matter protests in unusual confrontation in West Town (Chicago)

    07/03/2020 8:15:14 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/7/2020 | Megan Crepeau, William Lee and Kaitlin Edquist
    The crowd outside Nini’s Deli was starting to thin Sunday afternoon as Justin Starns watched his friend add more spray paint to the plywood boarding up the restaurant: “BLM,” in all caps, in baby blue. He was taken by surprise, he said, when a black woman walked up and demanded to know: “Oh, is that for me? Does my life matter?” (snip) an unusual confrontation took place in West Town: Two black women, who only identified themselves as Bevelyn and Edmee, denounced the Black Lives Matter movement as demonic and fraudulent before a group of mostly white and Latino demonstrators....
  • Chicago Enacts Quarantine On Travelers From 14 States

    07/02/2020 8:21:52 PM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 50 replies
    city of Chicago ^ | 7/2/20 |
    On Thursday, July 2, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. The Order will go into effect on Monday July 6, 2020, at 12:01am. Below you will find answers to common questions regarding the Emergency Travel Order and how it applies to Chicago residents and visitors. States Currently Covered by the Order When the order goes into effect on July 6,...
  • With children being slaughtered, Mayor Lori Lightfoot needs to drop the memes and lead

    07/02/2020 5:02:08 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribunne ^ | July 2, 2929 | John Kass
    How many more babies will be murdered in Chicago’s street gang wars? It’s time to stop the bleeding, Mayor Lightfoot. Stop the bleeding. And lead your city. She’s thrown her police under the bus, but on Wednesday she announced a 180-degree change. She needs them. Now she wants her exhausted cops to sweep problem areas and make arrests, even if social justice warriors complain. She’s been mugged by reality and knows virtue signaling and rhetoric won’t stop the gangs. Yes, that stuff excites national media and networks. They get tingles when she rips on President Donald Trump. He’s snarky, she’s...
  • I Joined FR 22 Years Ago (June 28th, 1998)

    07/01/2020 5:59:26 AM PDT · by usconservative · 150 replies
    Self ^ | 06/28/2020 | USConservative
    I cannot believe I missed my own anniversary. I joined FR 22 years ago, during the height of the Clinton Impeachment. So many great memories. Met Henry Hyde with some local Illinois Freepers, protested Clinton when he was here in Chicago (He turned around and looked at us when I yelled "How's Monica's throat?") and so much more. Hoping some fellow Class of '98'ers chime in and let me know they're still here.
  • Chicago police activity slowed amid June’s steep rise in murders; union blames morale

    07/01/2020 6:08:55 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 30, 2020 | Frank Main and Fran Spielman
    As the number of murders in Chicago soared in June, there was a huge slowdown of police activity that the police union blames on rock-bottom morale and distrust of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Police Supt. David Brown said Monday that police activity slowed because fewer people have been on the streets “because of COVID.” But John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said Tuesday it’s more than that. “I’m not telling them not to do police work,” Catanzara said of his members. “But I hope they just slow down and decide ‘Is this necessary?’ before they do it.” Catanzara...
  • Kim Foxx confirms office will err on side of dismissing cases related to protests, curfew

    07/01/2020 4:28:56 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 30, 2020 | Matthew Hendrickson
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx confirmed Tuesday that her office will err on the side of dismissing charges stemming from arrests at demonstrations and for citywide curfew violations during the week of protests and civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Between May 30 and June 6, about 5,000 people across the county were arrested. Half of those resulted in misdemeanor charges, a quarter resulted in felony charges and the rest were curfew violations and disorderly conduct cases. More than 800 of those misdemeanors will be reviewed and likely will be dismissed, the top prosecutor told the...
  • Kim Foxx plans to drop charges against those violating curfew, Fox 32 news reports

    06/30/2020 4:00:40 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 29, 2020 | Manny Ramos
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is preparing to drop charges against many of those arrested for violating curfew earlier this month during days of protest and civil unrest, according to a local media report. How many of these cases will be dismissed or what criteria will need to be met for these cases to be dropped is not known, but internal emails obtained by Fox 32 shed light on the plan. “Cases are to be nolled (dismissed) where curfew violations or city disorderly conduct was the basis of a stop that led to a felony or misdemeanor case,” First...
  • Foxx plans to drop charges against those arrested for curfew violations, internal email indicates

    06/29/2020 8:54:46 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mike Flannery
    CHICAGO - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, according to an internal email obtained by FOX 32, plans to drop most if not all charges against many of those arrested for curfew violations during protests earlier this month, including felony charges filed after police followed up. FOX 32 obtained the internal email last week from First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats, reading in part: "Cases are to be nolled (dismissed) where curfew violations or city disorderly conduct was the basis of a stop that led to a felony or misdemeanor case....(i)f there are misdemeanor disorderlies where the conduct that was...
  • 18 dead, 47 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    06/29/2020 11:10:19 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | Joanie Lum
    CHICAGO - Four children were among 65 people shot across Chicago this weekend, 18 of them fatally. Three of the children were killed. The weekend gun violence brought Chicago past 300 homicides so far this year, the benchmark that Supt. David Brown challenged the police department to stay under in April. Last year, the city didn’t break 300 homicides until early August, according to Sun-Times data.
  • 3 Children Among 16 Dead, 47 Injured In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    06/29/2020 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    WGN ^ | 06/29/20 | Courtney Gousman
    CHICAGO — Gun violence in Chicago over the weekend has left more than a dozen people dead, including three children. From Friday evening through midnight Monday, 16 people were killed and 47 were injured. Now, a group of Chicago business owners are offering thousands of dollars to find the killers of these child victims. Just before 10 p.m. Saturday night, a stray bullet came through the window of an apartment on the 3500 block of Dickens Avenue in Logan Square and struck Lena Nunez in the head. Police believe two groups were firing at each other outside the apartment, when...
  • Chicago weekend shootings: 61 shot, 15 fatally, in violence across city

    06/29/2020 5:03:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | By Will Jones, Jessica D'Onofrio and Jesse Kirsch
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- For a second straight weekend, violence in Chicago has impacted the lives of dozens of people. According to Chicago police, 61 people were shot and 15 were killed between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Three of those fatal shootings victims were minors, police said. Community activist Andrew Holmes shared a picture of 10-year-old Lena Nunez, who was shot and killed while visiting her uncle's home in Logan Square Saturday night. A stray bullet came through the window. Holmes said the family is heartbroken. The shooting happened just after 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was shot and killed...