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  • 2 dead, 13 wounded in city shootings: 'Please don't let me die'

    09/22/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Peter Nickeas, Dana Ferguson, Liam Ford,
    Two teens were shot to death and at least 13 other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The most recent shooting was a homicide that happened about 4:10 a.m. Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, and the boy killed was the seventh person shot in that area in the West Garfield Park and Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side.
  • Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

    09/19/2014 9:33:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 19, 2014 | By Juan Perez, Jr., Jr., Rosemary Regina Sobol, Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying.. At a news conference, Superintendent Garry McCarthy lauded the help of the community in solving the slaying of 9-year-old Antonio Smith Jr., saying police had little to go on after his shooting Aug. 20 in a back yard in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood
  • Seven charged in machete attack at Brown Line station

    09/09/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | By LeeAnn Shelton
    Seven people have been charged after a man who refused to flash a gang sign was attacked with a machete Monday morning at a Brown Line station in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.
  • Gang comment led to two Santa Ana shootings, prosecutor says

    08/30/2014 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Pelham · 23 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | ERIC HARTLEY
    A court hearing provided new details of the killing of Nancy Hammour, a 28-year-old woman whose body was found under a bridge in Newport Beach. The prosecutor said Irvin Tellez killed Hammour as the two rode in a car because she started screaming after seeing him shoot a woman in the face. Tellez could face life in prison without possibility of parole if he’s convicted and a jury finds the murder was committed for the benefit of a gang. Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson said the violence started shortly after midnight Sept. 2, 2013, when Jaime Rocha pulled to the...
  • Deadly square: 43 people shot in Miami’s Liberty Square area in 2014

    08/24/2014 6:47:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin and David Smiley
    Antwan Washington was shot twice. So was Marquise Riley-Asbury, whose life the second bullet ended. Another man was shot as he got off a bus, and still another while in bed at home. In the first seven months of this year, 43 people living in a 13-square-block area surrounding Miami’s Liberty Square housing project have been shot, police records show. Seven have died.
  • HHS Placing Unaccompanied Minors With Possible MS-13 Ties in Top Gang-Plagued Cities

    08/18/2014 6:32:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    CNS ^ | August 14, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    MS-13 Known for their identifying tattoos and violent mottos like “Mata, roba, viola, controla” (“Kill, steal, rape, control”), members of MS-13 are known for executing their victims with machetes and blunt objects like baseball bats. (CNSNews.com) - Reports show thousands of unaccompanied illegal alien minors, some of them identified as obvious gang members by U.S. Border Patrol agents, have been transferred to several of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, including Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston and the Washington, D.C. area – cities that all rank among the top strongholds of the Latin American gang Mara...
  • Making Americans Sick to Achieve a Political Majority

    08/13/2014 2:47:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/14 | James Simpson
    Importing Dangerous Diseases With reports that illegal immigrants bring the risk of Ebola and other viral illnesses, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons representative, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, has noted that, “Border Patrol sources repeatedly warn that we do not know who is coming across our southern borders, all the countries of origin, what diseases they may carry, or where they go after being released with a summons to appear months later in court.” An investigation by the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism shows that American religious groups, using federal money, are facilitating this growing crisis and trying...
  • Redlands School District Investigating [sic] ‘Gang-Style’ Cheerleading Team Photo

    08/07/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | Updated at 02:01am, August 7, 2014 | Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng,
    School district officials were investigating a photo circulating on social media on Wednesday of a group of cheerleaders from Redlands East Valley High School posing in what appeared to be gang attire. The picture showed some of the girls had stuffed their shirts to look pregnant, while others flashed gang signs and were holding simulated weapons. Reaction to the photo was mixed. One parent commented “it’s really sad,” after viewing the photo on Facebook. Another parent thought it was just a harmless joke. “I think they’re just being teenagers, having fun, being silly,” parent Sherry Garcia said.
  • Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril (NY Slimes Propaganda Piece)

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — The pastor came one afternoon to survey his church, or what was left of it: remnants of a “welcome” sign and a strip of Christmas garland still tacked to the wall. The gang took the chairs. They took the light fixtures. They took the doors. They had given his family 24 hours to get out and so they did, abandoning their home and the small evangelical church he led. “There was no other way,” Pastor Jorge Rivas said the other day, on the porch of a house in another part of this violent city, where...
  • Man shot dead 6 days after son killed on West Side

    07/31/2014 9:49:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy Gorner
    When Victoria Chamilien and her cousin, Sam Walker, last spoke, it was Wednesday afternoon after he returned from a police station, where he viewed surveillance footage of the killing of his 13-year-old son..
  • Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann
    This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is. The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials. What we saw was people processing, not border security. Americans would be shocked to learn that...
  • Standing up to the People of the Gun

    07/28/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/28/14 | Laura Washington LauraSWashington@aol.com
    It’s a picture-perfect summer day, bright sun, sparkling skies. And here I am, stuck waiting for another press conference in another stuffy meeting room. Up front stood a bundle of boys and girls, 25 or so, preschoolers in pigtails, strapping youths sporting football jerseys, assembled at the podium, to pose with the politicians and preachers. What’s wrong with this picture? These kids should be in play lots, parks and backyards. They should not be props at a photo op at a West Side church, waiting for the boring adults to make boring their speeches. Perversely, this is the best place...
  • Violent transnational gangs 'recruiting unaccompanied minors at Border Security facilities'

    07/28/2014 5:59:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 27, 2014 | Daily Mail
    Members of some of the United States' most notorious street gangs have infiltrated shelters housing illegal immigrant minors from Central America and are recruiting them, say Homeland Security sources. An estimated 57,000 minors from Central America have flooded across the border from Mexico to the U.S. in recent months, and gang leaders are reportedly filling their ranks from among them. Transnational gangs such as the Mara Salvatruca, also known as MS-13, and the 18th Street gang are using established juvenile members from Central America to cross the border and recruit other children to the cartels, say sources. Recruiting drive: There...
  • Congress, Do Your Duty, Declare WAR! (Vanity - opinion)

    07/27/2014 1:11:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 33 replies
    July 27, 2014 | Enterprise
    President Obama has violated his oath to uphold the Constitution and has instituted policies which have collapsed the Southern Border, and compromised the security our sea ports and air ports. This has allowed Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras, and El Salvador to purge their countries of violent criminals, and people with contagious diseases, allowing them unlimited access to the United States. In addition, by compromising the security of our borders, Islamic Terrorists have their best chance ever of entering the United States undetected. Untold thousands of American Citizens are going to be murdered, raped, and robbed by the violent criminals entering our...
  • Scene of the crime: 'It's spreading, spreading more over here'

    07/27/2014 6:38:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 26, 2014 | Peter Nickeas
    The 3-year-old boy was outside with his mother, her boyfriend and another man about 10 p.m. Friday night in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The child isn’t old enough to know what a Satan’s Disciple or Two-Sixer is, let alone comprehend all the things that can mean in a neighborhood like this one. But in Chicago, gang conflicts have a way of consuming the neighborhoods where they occur and noncombatants often become an unwilling and unknowing participant.
  • Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants, report says

    07/27/2014 5:21:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | July 27, 2014
    Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants, report says Posted: Jul 26, 2014 4:02 PM CST Updated: Jul 26, 2014 4:02 PM CST FOX News - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from Central America, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year's end. "The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore," said Emanuel, according to The Chicago Tribune. "While we have our own challenges at home, we cannot...
  • Gangs, guns and Judas Priest: the secret history of a US-inflicted border crisis

    07/26/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 23, 2014 06:00 | Michael Paarlberg
    Visiting El Salvador over the past year, it was hard not to think the country's number-one job is standing around outside with a gun. In the region from which child migrants are fleeing to the US, personal security is largely a question of what you can afford to pay. El Salvador has, by one estimate, 25,000 private guards in a country with 20,000 police officers. In Honduras, which boasts the highest murder rate in the world and has seen the largest exodus of young people to the American border this year, guards outnumber cops five to one. Wealthy Salvadorans can...
  • Army of Over 100,000 Illegal Alien Gang Members in Texas

    07/23/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT · by montag813 · 37 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-24-2014 | Brian Hayes
    <p>A Texas State Senator revealed to radio host Laura Ingraham that we have an army of illegal alien gang members in Texas. His estimate was well over 100,000.</p>
  • Texas State Senator: 100,000 Illegal Immigrant Gang Members in State

    07/22/2014 4:08:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state. On Monday's The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were "hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally." "We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including...
  • Documents Detail Heinous Crimes Committed by Gang Members in Nogales Processing Center

    07/19/2014 6:53:16 AM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jul 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Detail Heinous Crimes Committed by Gang Members Being Housed in Nogales Processing Center Late last week I reported 16 MS-13 gang members exploiting the unaccompanied minor crisis were being housed at a Border Patrol processing center in Nogales, Arizona. The gang members were discovered after graffiti was left on bathroom walls. Further investigation shows gang members from different criminal organizations were also discovered after a fight broke out between two rival MS-13 and 18th Street gang members in a shared holding cell. The gang members admitted in interviews with Border Patrol agents they had engaged in...
  • The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment

    07/17/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One thing that you can say for ISIS, the Middle-East terrorist army, is that it doesn’t have a recruitment problem. Young men are streaming to Syria and Iraq from all over the world to join the cause. And they come not just from the Muslim world, but also from England, France, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S.Perhaps hoping to put a dent in the appeal of ISIS, some Western newspapers have made much of the expensive stolen watch visible on the wrist of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first public appearance at the Grand Mosque in Mosul. According to...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    07/17/2014 6:08:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 july 2014 | Jason Meisner and Timothy M. Phelps
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help stem the violence. By year end, the move will boost to 52 the number of agents in the Chicago office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which traditionally has worked closely with Chicago police on tracing the flow of guns into the city and tracking guns used in crimes. In a separate action, the...
  • Report: Jersey City police face gang threats after shootings

    07/16/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | July 16, 2014
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- There are serious threats against police officers in northern New Jersey from gang members who want to retaliate for a deadly shooting at an all-night Walgreens drugstore Sunday morning, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports. Sources told WCBS-TV that Jersey City police have stepped up patrols following two police-involved shootings this week.
  • Black American From Gang-Besieged Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?'

    07/13/2014 9:04:00 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 July 2014 | Tony Lee
    ...On Friday's Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens. Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border crisis is the rampant gang violence in Central America. "I'm living a nightmare. My whole neighborhood is so violent. There's so much crime," she said. "I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can't let...
  • Exclusive: Border Patrol Warns MS-13 Using Nogales Processing Center as Recruitment Hub

    07/11/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-11-14 | Katie Pavlich
    According to Border Patrol sources, violent MS-13 gang members are using the Nogales processing center in Arizona as a recruitment hub and as a transfer point for gang members to get into the United States. The Red Cross has set up phone banks inside the processing center so unaccompanied minors can make phone calls to family members inside the United States and back home in Central America. According to sources, those phones are also being used by MS-13 members to communicate with gang members already in the United States and operating in cities like Atlanta, New York and Chicago. Further,...
  • USA Being Fundamentally Transformed to Estados Unidos of Central America

    07/11/2014 7:02:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/14 | Judi McLeod
    We now all know the Countdown to the Fundamental Transformation of America: First Barack Hussein Obama successfully hid his own true identity, then after six years proved there was no way to unearth the documents that would prove his identity—BHO stole the identity of the USA by transforming it into a country without borders.
  • Child Border Surge Includes Mara Salvatrucha Ganga Elements

    07/09/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: Border Patrol sources say some of the thousands of "children" flowing across the Texas frontier are Mara Salvatrucha's gangster enforcers. It figures: No one benefits more from Obama's open-door policies. At the Murrieta town hall meeting last week, hundreds of illegals in Mexican soccer jerseys protesting the town's refusal to take busloads of illegal immigrants had an odd man among them, wearing a suit with a sign around his neck saying he was an illegal. "I asked him why he didn't have papers and he said he didn't need them because he brought people across without papers. He was...
  • Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder

    07/09/2014 4:21:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-8-14 | Katie Pavelich
    Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in...
  • MS-13 gang members and jihadists let in over the border as children

    07/07/2014 7:07:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/14 | Judi McLeod
    Not all of the tens of thousands of border rushers flooding the U.S. sleep with teddybears; not many of them would stand in awe at the appearance of border greeter Nancy Pelosi, and some would never be mollified by the lollipops distributed by Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
  • One Dead, Four Wounded In Los Angeles BET Awards Party Shooting

    06/29/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 6-29-2014 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters June 29, 2014 One person was killed and four others wounded in an early Sunday shooting at a pre-party in Los Angeles ahead of the Black Entertainment Television Awards show, police said. The gunman fired several rounds at the gathering at a restaurant and banquet hall about 3 miles (5 km) west of downtown before fleeing, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of three people taken to local hospitals by ambulance died, police said. The other two people wounded were in stable condition after seeking their own medical care at area hospitals, police said. It was...
  • Emanuel pushes gun control while Chicago runs red

    06/24/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Dave Workman
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel earlier this month insisted that his brand of gun control should spread nationwide, but this past weekend’s Windy City body count – with six dead and more than 20 wounded, according to this morning’s Chicago Sun Times – does not instill public faith in his strategy. Earlier this month when Mark Glaze stepped down as executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety,” he told the Wall Street Journal, “when a mass shooting happens…nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting (in Santa Barbara).” Late last month, Washington CeaseFire President Ralph...
  • Miami police: Up to 10 people shot, 2 dead in Liberty City shooting

    06/24/2014 3:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/24/14
    As many as 10 people were shot Tuesday morning, killing two according to Miami police. Five people were taken to the hospital and two people died in the shooting outside an apartment building, Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. One of the victims was a teenage girl, CBS4 reported.
  • Should Obama, Holder and Kerry be on the State Dept. Blacklist for Human Trafficking of Children?

    06/20/2014 12:58:09 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 33 replies
    Graewoulf | June 6, 2014 | Graewoulf
    The US Department of State released their World-wide Blacklist for Human Trafficking. Not listed are Obama, Holder and Kerry all of whom have played key roles in encouraging over 40,000 innocent children to be transported through the hostile Nation of Mexico to the US/Mexico Border.
  • ‘They Keep Coming’: The ‘Rehearsed’ Answers Illegal Immigrants Are Using at the Border

    06/16/2014 12:43:53 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/16/14 | Sara Carter
    McALLEN, Texas — A Honduran woman clutched her small baby boy from the back of a Border Patrol transport truck. She was sitting with 12 other people, mostly children, who had just made their way from Reynosa, Mexico, across the Rio Grande by the Anzalduas port of entry in Texas. The mother, who had crossed first with one baby, had left her infant and older son along the banks of the river in Mexico. Her two children followed in a second raft and joined their mother after the Border Patrol took her into custody. “We’re fleeing gang violence,” the mother...
  • Hope & Mexican Gangs: Obama Opens Bordersto Mexican Gang-Bangers

    06/16/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | June 16, 2014
    Ah, how sweet of Obama. Allowing these poor young men into our Land O’Plenty to ‘do the jobs’ Americans don’t want to do, like rape, murder, drug dealing, etc. Epic and deadly fail. Get a gun folks and watch your six. See below according to the Washington Times: Border Patrol officials are swamped by the number of minors crossing illegally into the United States and frustrated that they can’t turn away known Mexican gang members. Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said that confirmed gang members in Mexico —...
  • Border agent laments gang members entering U.S.: ‘Why are we letting him in here?’

    06/14/2014 1:29:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Border Patrol officials are swamped by the number of minors crossing illegally into the United States and frustrated that they can’t turn away known Mexican gang members. Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said that confirmed gang members in Mexico — including those from Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) — are coming into the country to be reunited with their families, National Review reported Friday. “If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here? … I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re...
  • Feds Refuse to Prosecute 545 Pound Drug Smuggling Case Near Border

    06/05/2014 4:53:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 4, 2014 | By Kristin Tate
    When 43-year-old Silvester Padilla Romero from Tucson was caught at the U.S.-Mexico border with more than 545 pounds of marijuana in his truck, federal agents were quick to pass on his case. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent said that federal prosecutors would "decline such a case due to a medical condition that the driver of the vehicle containing the contraband was claiming to have." It is unclear, however, what "condition" Padilla has, if any. Nogales International reported that since federal prosecutors declined the case due to "a mental condition," Padilla was convicted in a local court instead....
  • 5 dead, 15 wounded in weekend shootings

    06/01/2014 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 1, 2014
    Five people were killed and at least 15 others have been wounded in separate shootings across the city since Friday evening, including eight shot within the first 30 minutes of June. The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood, when a teenage boy was killed and five others were wounded. The six were standing in a group at the intersection of West Ferdinand Street and North Lavergne Avenue about 12:30 a.m. when several shooters emerged from a nearby alley and opened fire, police said.
  • Birmingham gang rap video glorifies cop-killing, police say: 'Thanks for showing us who you are'

    05/17/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 18 replies
    AL.COM ^ | May 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Friends of a 21-year-old man fatally shot by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy one week ago have recorded a video lashing out at police, and some law enforcement officers countywide are on a heightened alert. The three-minute video produced by BLACK DISTRICT is a tribute to Devante Kyshon "Red Man" Hinds, who died May 9 near Walmart and Milo's on Parkway East. Authorities said Hinds tried to run a deputy over with a car and then was shot to death by lawmen. Authorities said Hinds was involved with a heroin deal when he was shot. He was...
  • Denninger: “If You Take Out Black-on-Black Homicide… Three Quarters of All Gun Murders Disappear”

    05/07/2014 5:11:14 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    SHTF Plan/Markrt Ticker ^ | 5-7-2014 | Karl Denninger
    Denninger: “If You Take Out Black-on-Black Homicide… Three Quarters of All Gun Murders Disappear” Karl Denninger May 7th, 2014 The Market Ticker Editor’s Note: If you’ve ever spent some time reading Karl Denninger’s Market Ticker you’ve come to realize that he is a straight-shooter of the highest order. Whether commenting on geo-politics, the economy, corruption or the persistent destruction of our liberties, Denninger doesn’t mince words. His arguments are not only logical in a world plagued by irrationality, but backed up with solid data. In the following article Denninger details the lies, half-truths and coverups surrounding America’s gun debate and...
  • 4 shot in River North among 18 wounded across city (Chicago)

    05/04/2014 5:40:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Rosemary Regina
    A gang-related drive-by shooting in the River North neighborhood left a man dead and three others wounded early Sunday morning, the four among at least 18 people shot since 11 a.m. Saturday. The River North shooting happened in the 500 block of West Erie Street about 3:10 a.m. At least one person in a passing sedan opened fire after shouting gang slogans toward the four, who police say are also gang members.
  • Weekend Shooting Tracker for April 25-27, 2014

    04/27/2014 7:48:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 27, 2014
    Friday, 7:15 p.m. — Two men shot in Chatham Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Boy shot in Austin Friday, 9:40 p.m. — Man shot in South Shore Friday, 10 p.m. — Male critically wounded in Washington Heights shooting Friday, 10:10 p.m. — Two teens wounded in South Lawndale shooting Friday, 10:20 p.m. — Man hurt in Ashburn drive-by Friday, 10:20 p.m. — Man shot on Northwest Side Friday, 10:35 p.m. — Woman shot, killed in West Pullman Friday, 11:18 p.m. — Heart of Chicago shooting leaves one man injured Saturday, 12:35 a.m. — Two people hurt in West Side shooting Saturday,...
  • Wave of shootings leaves 4 dead, 26 wounded since Friday afternoon

    04/26/2014 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 26, 2014 | By Adam Sege and Carlos Sadovi
    At least four people were killed and 26 wounded in a 16-hour wave of shootings on Chicago's South, West and Southwest sides starting Friday afternoon, according to police. In less than 14 hours starting about 1:20 p.m. Friday, the number of people shot in the city climbed past half the number shot the entire previous weekend, the city's most violent of the year to date.
  • 17 people shot in seven-hour period

    04/26/2014 6:46:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 26, 2014 | BY GEORGE SLEFO AND REEMA AMIN
    Three people were killed and at least 14 others were wounded in shootings since Friday evening in the city. No one is in custody for any of the shootings as Area detectives investigate.
  • DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

    04/20/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | April 19, 2014
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. Gangs continue to pose a substantial threat to public safety in Texas and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime in our communities. Many gangs in Texas continue to work with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs, weapons, people and cash across the border. The relationships between some gangs and cartels have evolved over the past year due in part to volatility and changes in cartel structures...
  • N.J. Teen Charged with Bias Intimidation After Allegedly Luring Orthodox Women: Gang Initiation

    04/10/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    A New Jersey teenager was charged with multiple counts of bias intimidation after he allegedly tried to lure Orthodox women as part of a gang initiation. Police said Rafael Laurano-Flores, 18, of Lakewood had planned to touch and knock down an Orthodox Jewish woman in the southern New Jersey township, according to the Asbury Park Press. Lakewood has a large haredi Orthodox population. Pinny Werner, coordinator of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch, told the newspaper, “We have not seen gang-related targeting in a long time. People are like, ‘What is going on?’ It has always been gang against gang, but...
  • Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of U.S.

    04/09/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border. U.S. sheriffs say that securing the border is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, not just those near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
  • California Man Confesses to 40 Killings

    04/09/2014 3:05:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 9, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH
    Prosecutors say a man charged with murdering nine people in California has told authorities that he has killed up to 40 people. Errek Jett, a district attorney in Lawrence County, Alabama, said Wednesday that 51-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer for a drug cartel. Prosecutors in California say the slayings happened over 30 years.
  • Woman explains what happened when roving mass mob of black teens attacked her in Louisville

    03/26/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 150 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | March 26, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    The other night we reported how a mob of 200 teens went on a rampage in downtown Louisville, Kentucky last Saturday night, assaulting people and mob-robbing stores. There was surveillance footage from a store that was mob-robbed that showed the teens to be black – a detail left out in the reporting of the story. One of the women attacked was reported to be in her car with her children in the backseat. She has come forward to explain what really happened and it’s a situation none of us would want to find ourselves in, especially with 5 children in...