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  • Trump Ends Program to Protect Central American Kids From Deportation

    08/21/2017 1:11:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | August 21, 2017 | by Nancy Montoya
    It’s called the Central American Minors Parole, or CAM. It was in response in 2014 to a wave of children fleeing gang violence in Central America and seeking asylum in the U.S. The Obama administration gave them a two-year reprieve from deportation to prepare their amnesty cases, as long as they had at least one parent living in the U.S. legally. Under the direction of the Trump administration, Homeland Security abruptly canceled the program last Wednesday. That means almost 3,000 children between the ages of 11 and 17 who were admitted under CAM are now subject to deportation. Opponents of...
  • 63 shot over weekend in Chicago; only long July 4th weekend more violent this year

    08/21/2017 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 21, 2017 | by Elyssa Cherney and Elvia Malagon
    More people were shot in Chicago over the weekend than on any other this year, except for the Fourth of July weekend that stretched four days, according to police and data kept by the Chicago Tribune. At least 63 people were shot in the city, and eight of them were killed, police said. More than half of them were wounded over 13 hours from Saturday to early Sunday. At least 16 more people were shot through the day Sunday, including three on the same street in South Austin. The level of violence exceeded the 52 shot on the three-day Memorial...
  • 9 dead, 54 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    08/21/2017 1:15:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 21, 2017
    Nine people were killed and at least 54 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. Seven people were shot, one fatally, during a single mass shooting incident about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. The group was in the parking lot of a banquet hall in the 11900 block of South Loomis when a male in a black SUV opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The SUV then sped away. About 5:10 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old man was gunned down in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the...
  • 33 people shot, 6 fatally, in 13 hours

    08/20/2017 7:55:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 20, 2017 | by Elvia Malagon and Deanese Williams-Harris
    At least 33 people were wounded, 6 fatally, within 13 hours from Saturday to Sunday across the city in separate shootings, which includes an attack that left one man dead and wounded six other people. On the city's Far South Side, a man was killed and six other people were wounded in a single attack about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a banquet hall used as a nightclub. They were all in a large parking lot when a man inside a black SUV opened fire at the crowd, police said. The shooter then drove off. Six other...
  • At scene of a shooting, mother thanks God her son is in jail: 'They can’t get to him there'(Chicago)

    08/17/2017 4:26:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/2017 | Peter Nickeas
    (snip)Victor Davila died here in an alley between Whipple Street and Sacramento Avenue.(snip)Davila and many of the men mourning his death were Latin Kings, police said.(snip) The young man killed here was a close family friend of Pat Razo, a 42-year-old woman whose sons and a nephew were Latin Kings. It’s a struggle to raise boys in the neighborhood, she said. She moved to Carpentersville for 10 years to give them a better chance, but her stepson Aaron -- the oldest of her children -- was shot to death in the western suburb in 2007. He was 17.(snip)Then in April...
  • 'Easy meat': Mass-rape of white girls by Muslim gang

    08/11/2017 3:17:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    WND ^ | 08/10/2017 | Liam Clancy
    Seventeen men and one woman were found guilty of a host of sexual crimes against young women – many of them children – after a massive “grooming gang” was uncovered in Newcastle, England. The gang, made up of mostly Muslim Middle Easterners and South Asians (commonly referred to as just “Asian” in the U.K.) preyed upon white British girls, plying them with alcohol, marijuana, mephedrone and other drugs. The victims of sexual abuse were between the ages of 13 and 25. They were drugged unconscious and then raped or pressured into sex through physical or emotional abuse. According to the...
  • The Economist: Trump’s Creating More MS-13 Gangmembers

    08/10/2017 3:24:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I used to read The Economist. It’s a British magazine that focuses on economic matters. It’s also a journal of opinion disguised, and my memory is that The Economist — and I’m talking 20 years ago, now, 25 years. I haven’t read it in a long, long time. It used to be approved reading by the intellectual right. My memory was that it was valuable here and there. It had some decent insight. But they’re gone. Look at this: The Economist explains how Donald Trump may be making life easier for MS-13, the street gang. This is very long,...
  • Baltimore Mayor Releases New Crime Plan After 'Nobody Kill Anybody' Weekend Failure

    08/10/2017 10:58:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 9, 2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a violent crime plan and appointed a new criminal justice director Wednesday, just days after the city failed to go 72 hours without a murder in the "nobody kill anybody" weekend campaign. ... Her policy plan addresses three areas she believes are the root cause of violent crime: poorly trained police, poor drug policy, and an under-educated populace. [Snip] Pugh’s plan also addresses a criminal justice reform topic that has enjoyed wide bipartisan support across the country, which is lowering sentences for drug crimes. Her plan calls for increased investment in drug treatment programs and...
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • Rapper who once declared "God made me bulletproof" shot and killed

    08/07/2017 1:46:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2017 | by Staff
    An Atlanta rapper who previously claimed to have been shot on at least 11 different occasions — and who in December, after being wounded, proclaimed "God made me bulletproof" — was shot and killed Sunday, reports CBS affiliate WGCL. Jibril Abdur-Rahman, 28, who was better known as Yung Mazi, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds inside the Urban Pie pizza shop in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood, police said. The restaurant was less than 200 feet from a police station. WGCL reports that officers heard the gunshots, but the perpetrator got away before police arrived. In a video posted to YouTube...
  • MS-13 Leaders in El Salvador Giving Green Light for Hits Here, Says Texas DA

    08/06/2017 1:54:59 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 5 2017 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas district attorney says MS-13 leaders in El Salvador are green-lighting hits by gang members in the U.S. Her comments came in reference to an MS-13 gang member arrested last week in Virginia on warrants relating to the murders of two Houston-area residents.
  • 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.
  • Inside the gun violence epidemic on Chicago's South Side

    08/04/2017 5:23:57 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/4/2017 | Staff
    Chicago faces an epidemic of gun violence. This year alone, more than 2,100 people have been shot, more than 400 killed.(snip) Young men on the city's south and west sides told CBS News how easy it is to get illegal guns, and why many never leave their homes without one. "I know people who can't walk from they house to the store without a gun," said Aaron Murph. "Because people getting killed left and right. It's sad." "I got shot twice and I could have been gone but I'm still here so, that scar, that's with me, so," said Tyshaun...
  • Baltimore Activists Pursue City-Wide Ceasefire With ‘Nobody Kill Anybody’ Weekend

    08/04/2017 7:28:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 4, 2017 | by PHIL MCCAUSLAND
    Erricka Bridgeford was 12 when she first saw a man die because he found himself at the wrong end of a bullet on Baltimore's streets. More than 30 years later, she’s pursuing a city-wide 72-hour ceasefire that began midnight Thursday to end a recent wave of violence that's taken hold of her Chesapeake Bay home. Although it has less than a tenth of New York City's population, Baltimore has suffered 48 more homicides in 2017, according to police statistics. The Maryland city's murder rate is also on the rise, 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year. Hoping...
  • Media sympathizes with MS-13, lambasts Trump

    07/31/2017 9:01:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2017
    President Trump gave an impassioned speech on Friday, vowing to "destroy the vile criminal cartel" MS-13 -- but some in the media lambasted him for talking tough about the brutal gang, and instead presented sympathetic coverage of the group known for carrying out gruesome murders. Trump's Friday speech on Long Island, where MS-13 gang members have wreaked havoc, highlighted his plan to crack down on gang violence and enforce immigration policies to prevent criminals from illegally entering the United States. "[MS-13 has] transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields. They’re animals. We cannot tolerate as a...
  • US police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality

    07/29/2017 5:09:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 29, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Mark Berman
    Police leaders across the country moved quickly to distance themselves from – or to outright condemn – President Trump’s statements about “roughing up” people who’ve been arrested.
  • Man shot dead on Near North Side in Chicago’s 400th homicide this year

    07/28/2017 8:50:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 28, 2017 | by Mitchell Armentrout
    A man was shot to death early Friday near the former Cabrini-Green public housing projects on the Near North Side, according to Chicago Police, marking the city’s 400th homicide so far this year. His death happened early on the 207th day of the year, meaning Chicago has logged nearly two homicides per day. The city continues to outpace its historic 2016 bloodshed, which saw 781 homicides. Last year’s 400th killing didn’t happen until Aug. 1. Fifteen people have been slain in the last week alone. The vast majority of the killings — 371 — have come by way of gunfire,...
  • He was brought to Virginia as a toddler, deported at 19 (TR)

    07/26/2017 7:45:54 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 20117 | Maria Sacchetti, Moriah Balingit and Fenit Nirappil
    One of the undocumented immigrants who died in a stifling tractor-trailer here Saturday was a 19-year-old who grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from a Fairfax County high school before getting in trouble with the law and being deported to his native Guatemala, according to court records and government officials. He was sneaking back into the United States. Frank G. Fuentes was one of at least six Guatemalans packed into a poorly ventilated truck with scores of other migrants who had crossed the border illegally, said Cristy Andrino, the consul of Guatemala in McAllen, Tex. Frank G. Fuentes was...
  • Cops Worry Phoenix PD Sanctuary Policy Change Will Lead to Explosion of Violence

    07/23/2017 10:11:08 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2017 | Robert Arce
    PHOENIX, Arizona — There is concern among Phoenix police officers that proposed changes by the city’s police department to restrict officers from contacting immigration authorities will lead to an explosion in gang violence similar to the one that gripped the city in the 80’s and 90’s. In recent weeks, Phoenix officials have been discussing changing the city’s Police Operation Orders with a revision that would not allow officers to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during traffic stops or investigations, Breitbart Texas reported. Before an officer can contact ICE, they “must first contact the Violent Crimes Bureau (VCB) desk...
  • Teens who laughed as man drowned will face charges

    07/23/2017 11:49:19 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    The group of Florida teens who filmed and laughed at a drowning man will face charges for not reporting his death, according to officials. Authorities initially said there didn’t appear to be grounds to prosecute the teens caught on camera mocking 32-year-old Jamel Dunn as he drowned in Cocoa, Florida. 'Oh, he just died': Teens mock drowning man in disturbing video 'Oh, he just died': Teens mock drowning man in disturbing video None of the teens called 911 for help during the July 9 incident, but state law does not require a witness to help a person in need. However,...