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  • 7 Dead, 35 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings In Chicago

    09/05/2017 6:20:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CBS News Chicago ^ | September 5, 2017 | Staff
    Chicago Police credited a pre-holiday round-up of troublemakers and 1,300 extra officers on the streets each day with a year-to-year decline in shootings over Labor Day weekend. Between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, seven people were killed and 35 others were wounded in shootings across the city. Between Friday night and Monday morning of the city’s Labor Day weekend last year, the city tallied 13 people dead and 52 others wounded in shootings citywide. Seven people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings last weekend.
  • At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack(T)

    08/17/2017 10:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/17/2017 | Iain Burns
    At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van in Barcelona ploughed into pedestrians and two men entered a restaurant with guns. Pictures and video emerging from the scene show police cars and ambulances near the Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city. Gunfire was heard at the Corte Ingles store in the area after police announced a 'massive crash'. Horrifying footage from the scene shows dozens of victims lying injured on the floor. It is believed the van hit pedestrians before gunmen ran into a nearby restaurant to hold diners...
  • Baltimore's 'nobody kill anybody' weekend leaves at least 2 people dead

    08/06/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Hadean · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug, 06, 2017
    Baltimore activists' attempt for a murder-free weekend proved to be too much to ask of the city, with at least three people shot, two of them killed, in less than 72 hours since guns were ordered to be put down.  Activist Erricka Bridgeford promoted the campaign as a "Baltimore ceasefire" and "Nobody kill anybody" weekend that began on Friday and ends Sunday night, garnering the support of thousands on social media since May. The city made it through Friday with no shootings reported, drawing hope from participants the campaign might see some success. But by Saturday, two men -- ages...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in 3 shootings since citywide (Baltimore) ceasefire began

    08/06/2017 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 5, 2017
    Baltimore is now averaging more than a murder a day, so a group of activists urged Baltimore residents to rally together for a ceasefire. This message encourages shooters to put down their guns for three days.This anti-violence effort began at midnight on Thursday with residents desperately hoping to prove peace is possible. Unfortunately, Baltimore Police have reported they’re investigating two homicides and one shooting since the ceasefire began.
  • 10 Killed, 41 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    07/17/2017 6:40:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | 7/17/2017 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother’s eyes are swollen shut from crying after the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, a community activist said. Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old man at 11:13 p.m. Friday, traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street, when a gray car pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The boy was shot in the back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, authorities said. He...
  • Ramadan Rage 2017: Deaths Reach 1,627, Marking One Of The Bloodiest Islamic Holy Months

    06/25/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Edwin Mora
    Islamic extremists killed more than 1,620 people during this year’s holiest month for Muslims, marking one of the deadliest Ramadans in modern history, reveals a Breitbart News tally. The large majority of Ramadan violence victims are Muslims. At the end of Ramadan on Saturday, the total number of casualties across the world for the entire holy month had reached 3,451 (1,627 murders and 1,824 injuries), more than tripling the 1,150 (421 deaths and 729 injuries) that took place in 2016, considered the deadliest holy month in recent memory. The 1,627 fatalities this year nearly quadrupled the estimated 421 deaths last...
  • Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds

    06/19/2017 4:41:53 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 83 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2017 | BBC News
    About 1,300 US children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries per year, a government study has found. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that guns seriously wounded about 5,800 children each year. Boys accounted for 82% of all child firearm deaths while black children were 10 times more likely to be killed by a gun, according to the study. More than half of these deaths were homicides while 38% were ruled suicide. The study, published in Pediatrics on Monday, also found 6% of firearm-related deaths were fatalities from accidental gun...
  • USS Fitzgerald Collision Update (Sailors found, bad news)

    06/17/2017 7:20:21 PM PDT · by proust · 265 replies
    U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs ^ | 6/17/2017 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    YOKOSUKA, Japan -- A number of Sailors that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found. As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision this morning, the missing Sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments. They are currently being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified. The families are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The names of the Sailors will be released after all notifications are made.
  • London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead - police

    06/17/2017 11:33:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | June 16, 2017
    A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said. Commander Stuart Cundy said that number "may increase". The BBC understands it could be around 70 people in total. The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats has resumed and could take weeks, he said. Meanwhile, PM Theresa May admitted support for families in the "initial hours" was "not good enough". The statement came after Mrs May met some of the people made homeless by the fire and volunteer helpers in Downing Street.
  • Terry McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence’

    06/14/2017 2:02:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 83 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jun 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    While speaking to reporters about the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said now is not the time to talk gun control but we must admit “we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.” McAuliffe said, “This is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street.” Speaking to reporters, he said, “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. I’ve long talked about this. Background checks, shutting down gun show loopholes. That’s not for today’s discussion, but it’s not just about politicians. We worry about this every day...
  • 6 killed in Baltimore since Monday night; police put on 12-hour shifts effective immediately

    06/13/2017 1:22:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 13, 2017 | by Kevin Rector
    Six people were killed and at least two others wounded in separate shootings in Baltimore Monday night and early Tuesday morning, prompting Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis to announce a weeklong deployment initiative to put more officers on the street. Effective immediately, all patrol officers and detectives will be required to work 12-hour shifts, rather than their standard 10-hour shifts, and every sworn officer in the department capable of being deployed will be deployed, Davis said. Davis called the latest spate of violence — in a record-setting year for it — "unconscionable," and said he joined community members in being...
  • 149 Dead So Far In Ramadan Attacks

    06/04/2017 8:50:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/3/17 | Saagar Enjeti
    Significant terrorist attacks have sprung up across the globe since the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan May 26, with current counts confirming three attacks and 149 dead, and a reported Saturday incident on London Bridge still developing. Islamist terrorist groups usually use the holiday to mount more significant terrorist attacks, and promise their followers extra benefits for dying in such attacks during the holy month.
  • 6 Killed, 44 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings (Chiraq)

    05/31/2017 1:49:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    Six people have been killed, including a 15-year-old boy, and at least 44 other people have been wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the Memorial Day weekend. The shootings happened between 6 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Tuesday, with a late surge of violence leaving 13 people shot in less than four hours Monday night. The most recent fatal shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. A 21-year-old man was inside a vehicle when someone fire shots at the car, striking the man multiple times, once in the back and through his heart, police said. The man was taken to John H....
  • Obamacare killed 80,000 people in 2015

    05/07/2017 8:18:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 May, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    Guy Benson at Townhall puts the lie to Democrat accusations that the GOP "repeal and replace" bill will kill Americans. It seems that Obamacare has already done that. Quoting Oren Cass over at National Review, it turns out that fewer people – not more people – had health insurance after Obamacare. The only increase in "coverage" was Medicaid, but, sadly, it turns out that Medicaid kills people. It's better to have no medical insurance at all. This public-versus-private distinction is crucial, because studies of Medicaid do not find the same positive effects on mortality sometimes seen in studies of private...
  • 7 dead, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings [Obama's Homecoming]

    04/24/2017 8:27:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    even people were killed and at least 31 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The violence brought the city’s toll to at least 980 people shot, 170 fatally, since the start of the year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.
  • 20 Shot, 4 Die in Easter Weekend Shootings in Philadelphia

    04/17/2017 1:50:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | April 17, 2017 | Dan Stamm
    Four people were killed and 16 others hurt in a series of shootings that plagued Philadelphia over the warm Easter holiday weekend. "Summertime is coming, warm weather today, we get shootings that peak and valley during the warm weather," Philadelphia police Capt. Jamill Taylor said early Sunday at the scene of a homicide at 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
  • Syria: 100 killed as bomb hits buses with evacuees

    04/15/2017 5:45:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2017 | Jason Hanna, Salma Abdelaziz and Eyad Kourdi
    About 100 people were killed Saturday in a car bomb explosion targeting pro-regime evacuees leaving besieged Syrian towns, a volunteer rescue agency said. The blast, which struck buses of people who were leaving their towns as part of a rebel-regime swap, also injured 55 others in Rashidin, a suburb of Aleppo in northwestern Syria, according to Syria Civil Defense, also known the White Helmets The convoy of buses, which were parked at the time, was carrying thousands of people from two regime-held but rebel-besieged villages in northwestern Syria, state-run media reported. People were evacuating two rebel-held towns in southwest Syria...
  • Afghan official: Death toll from massive US bomb rises to 94, including 4 ISIS commanders

    04/15/2017 3:03:39 AM PDT · by hotdogjones · 54 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | 4/15/2017 | PHILLIP WALTER WELLMAN
    KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 94 Islamic State militants were killed by the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat, an Afghan army spokesman said Saturday. Maj. Sherin Aqa, head of public affairs for the 201st Corps in eastern Nangarhar province, where the GBU-43B was detonated, said ISIS commanders are among the dead. “Our latest reports indicate that four main commanders are among the 94 people killed,” Aqa told Stars and Stripes.
  • Number Of ISIS Fighters Killed By ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ Rises To 94

    04/15/2017 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2017
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. A Ministry of Defense official had said Friday the number of dead could rise as officials assessed the bomb site in Achin district. “Fortunately there is no report of civilians being killed in the attack,” Khogyani said. The U.S. attack on...
  • Death Toll From Massive US Bomb in Afghanistan Passes 90

    04/15/2017 7:42:19 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 61 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 4/15/17 | Ayesha Tanzeem
    ISLAMABAD — Afghan officials say the number of militants known to have been killed by a huge U.S. bomb Thursday has nearly tripled. Officials say at least 92 militants died in the blast - up from 36 reported Friday. The area is still being cleared, so the death toll may increase. There is no indication any civilians or military personnel were among the dead. President Ashraf Ghani said Afghan and U.S. forces closely coordinated on the bombing, however his predecessor has strongly denounced the strike and the United States. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday he is unleashing a...