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  • Amnesty Groups Fight to Hide California Gang Database From Trump

    12/06/2016 8:51:24 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    Immigration advocacy groups are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to “block federal access” to the database containing names of gang members in the state.
  • Ex-school security officer, gang leader convicted of racketeering, murder

    12/06/2016 5:55:36 AM PST · by fredhead · 4 replies
    WVEC ^ | December 06, 2016 | Staff , WVEC
    A 39-year-old man was convicted on charges of racketeering conspiracy, including murder, attempted murder, robbery, obstruction of justice, murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy, and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, in addition to other charges, Monday. Michael Hopson, also known as "Hop" and "Big Homie," was the leader and founding member of the P-Stones gang. The gang is often referred to as the P-Stone Bloods and Cobra Stones. The gang is from the Denbigh area, and is known for engaging in violent crimes, such as murder and illegal drug trafficking. snip Hopson was also employed as a security guard...
  • 61 Shot, 9 Fatally, Across Chicago Thanksgiving Weekend

    11/28/2016 12:01:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 11/28/16 | nbcchicago
    Two men killed about 10 minutes apart brought the Thanksgiving weekend tally to eight fatal shootings. In all, at least 61 people were shot in attacks across the city over four-day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. Last year, 8 people were killed and 20 were wounded in shootings during the same holiday weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving.
  • 5 Shot in Downtown Seattle(liberal media silent)

    11/09/2016 9:18:07 PM PST · by mainestategop · 48 replies
    Got a call from a friend in Seattle, there's been a shooting, the local news networks have been totally silent. KIRO news says that the march has been peaceful. BS!!!! The media and the left are up to their own tricks again!
  • DEVELOPING: Multiple People Shot In Azusa, Ca; Fire Crews Setting Up Triage Area (polling stations)

    11/08/2016 3:45:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Fire officials say 3-to-5 people were wounded in a possible officer-involved shooting in Azusa, California Tuesday. The scene is at West 4th Street and North Orange Avenue. First responders were setting up a triage area for the possibility of additional victims, NBC-LA reported. The LA County Sheriff’s Officer also deployed a helicopter. Schools and two polling locations in the area were placed on lockdown as City Officials told residents to stay indoors. Conditions were not known.
  • At least four violent street robberies in NW Washington Halloween night

    11/02/2016 7:54:51 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | By Martin Weil
    Halloween means revelry but in the District this year it also signified robbery. Four violent street robberies were reported Monday night in affluent [white] sections of Northwest Washington. Robberies were reported in the West End, in Georgetown, and in the Woodley Park area, all neighborhoods that are generally considered to be safe. All four involved groups of youths. It was not known whether any of the youths was involved in more than one of the robberies. However, similarities existed among all four, and the times given would have made it possible for several youths to participate in all of the...
  • What Happens When Cops Don't Shoot

    10/28/2016 8:19:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Andywarski/youtube ^ | Published on Oct 17, 2016 | Andywarski
    What Happens When Cops Don't Shoot video on link **warning language**
  • [From September 28, 2016] Feds conducting drug raids in southern Colorado

    10/23/2016 11:36:05 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 11 replies
    KOAA 5 ^ | Updated:September 28, 2016 1:36 PM PDT
    Federal authorities say a Laotian drug ring was the target of a series of raids conducted at illegal marijuana grows in five Southern Colorado Counties Wednesday. The wide spread drug bust operation is still underway however a number of people have been detained on site. So far, authorities have seized more than 12,000 pounds of marijuana that was being shipped to Texas and Arkansas.
  • REMAINS OF A FIFTH TEENAGER DISCOVERED IN BRENTWOOD, LONG ISLAND [MS-13]

    10/21/2016 6:13:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Darla Miles
    For the fifth time since September, police have discovered the remains of a teenager in Brentwood, a community plagued by gang violence. The body of Jose Pena-Hernandez, 18, of Brentwood, was found Monday in a wooded area at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, but police said the case was being investigated as a homicide. Hernandez, who police say was a known gang member, was reported missing in June. Suffolk County police believe he was beaten to death.
  • Donald Trump Is Wrong—Immigrants Don’t Commit More Crimes

    09/29/2016 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | September 27, 2016 | David Bier
    Immigration only made a brief cameo in Monday night’s debate, but Donald Trump managed to once again falsely connect immigrants to crime.In response to a question on race relations in America, Trump said:“We have gangs roaming the street. And in many cases, they’re illegally here, illegal immigrants. And they have guns. And they shoot people. And we have to be very strong. And we have to be very vigilant.”No matter how researchers slice the data, though, the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make...
  • 8 killed, 43 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    09/26/2016 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | September 26, 2016
    Eight people were killed and at least 43 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, including a west suburban man fatally shot on a sidewalk near Millennium Park. The downtown killing happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street in the Loop, where 54-year-old Peter Fabbri was walking with two other people when he got into an argument with another male, who pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according to Chicago police. The shooter took off on a bicycle but was arrested nearby, police...
  • Chicago gang killings skyrocket while Democrat pols play footsy with gangs

    09/06/2016 9:55:59 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 10 replies
    Island Turtle blog ^ | September 6, 2016 | Corky Boyd
    The conventional wisdom is that the city fathers of big cities and gangs are at opposite ends of the spectrum. That may be true in many cities but it isn’t true in Chicago. The incestuous relationship between aldermen and gangs blurs the line between good and evil. 85 years of Democratic rule has left Chicago with a reputation as the most corrupt city in the US. It is well earned. Aldermen are kings (or queens) of their wards. They wield immense power. They control patronage jobs, zoning, city contracts, property tax reduction and permits in their wards. It is a...
  • Coffee With Communists: Who they are, why they kill

    09/01/2016 5:59:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    NOTICE TO FR READERS, DUE TO UNEXPLAINED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY I COULD NOT GET IT BOLD AND RED ON FR. THAT AND HTML CODES TOO LONG. SORRYAwhile back I read an old book from the last decade called Tea With Terrorists. Why they kill, and how to stop them. You check it out By clicking here but to get to the heart of the matter its written by Craig Winn who went to interview Muslim terrorists in the west bank in Israel and how the Muslim religion commands murder and intolerance and how 9/11 and Islam are interconnected. It was a...
  • FBI Agent Affidavit Reveals MS-13 Gang Member Was Instructed To Say He Was A Refugee

    09/01/2016 7:54:57 AM PDT · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/31/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A February affidavit from a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent about the transnational gang MS-13 reveals a member was instructed to say he is “fleeing the violence in El Salvador” when dealing with police. The FBI special agent details how Joel Martinez, aka “Animal,” was promoted to “homeboy” status in a Boston MS13 gang after stabbing 15-year-old Irvin De Paz to death in September 2015. According to the affidavit, rival 18th street gang members sought to kill Martinez and he had to flee. One MS-13 member, “told Martinez that when dealing with the police he should be humble and...
  • Man hurls Molotov cocktail into 70-year-old woman's car as she's driving to church in St. Louis

    08/29/2016 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 43 replies
    Stltoday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kristen Taketa
    ST. LOUIS • A 70-year-old woman was driving to church Sunday morning when three men pulled up alongside her in a Monte Carlo with Illinois plates, according to Dionne Flowers, alderwoman from the city's 2nd Ward. "What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. It exploded, and fire torched the inside of the woman's car. She managed to escape with no injuries with the aid of Larry Middlebrook, a St. Louis...
  • Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

    08/27/2016 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 1:45 PM EDT
    After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city’s police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. In all, officers fired 2,623 bullets. The newspaper’s findings show about four out of every five people shot were African-American males. It found that about half of the officers involved were African-American or Hispanic and most of them...
  • 3 fatal shootings mar Newark's 24 Hours of Peace

    08/21/2016 4:54:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    A 42-year-old city man was fatally shot Saturday night, marking the third shooting death in two days. Akbar J. Scott was shot around 9:45 p.m. on the 600 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard near the city's Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced in a statement.
  • Five Killed in Overnight Shootings in Milwaukee

    08/13/2016 3:52:28 PM PDT · by seacapn · 33 replies
    WDJT 58 (CBS) Milwaukee ^ | Aug 13, 2016 6:49 AM PST | Stephanie Staudinger
    MILWAUKEE - Five men are dead after a series of overnight shooting's in Milwaukee. "We had a horrible night last night," Mayor Tom Barrett said Saturday afternoon. The shooting's stretched from 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, a 9-hour span that saw 9 shootings, including the 5 deaths. The victims range in age from 21 to 36.
  • On heels of teenager's homicide, Jersey City sees 5 shootings in 6-hour span

    08/11/2016 5:31:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | August 11, 2016
    Three men were shot after gunfire erupted five times in less than six hours in the southern portion of the city overnight, officials said. Four of the shootings are believed to be related and involve "two groups with a long standing history," Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. The six-hour stretch of violence came approximately 24 hours after a shooting at a Jersey City church hall left a 17-year-old dead boy dead and two girls injured. Morrill said police do not think the the church hall shooting is connected to the five shootings that followed.
  • Juvenile Fights in Downtown Pittsburgh Shock Residents

    08/09/2016 5:02:59 PM PDT · by BrownsvilleBeerGuy · 33 replies
    Pittsburgh Trib Live ^ | Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, 11:30 p.m. | Madasyn Czebiniak
    Chris Litherland had never seen anything like it — crowds of juveniles fighting Downtown on Sunday. “They were just running around the streets, blocking traffic, blocking buses, walking on top of people's cars,” Litherland said.
  • CPD alerts cops that 3 West Side gangs plotting to shoot officers

    08/09/2016 3:43:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 8/8/2016 | Sam Charles
    Leaders from three West Side gang factions allegedly met last week to discuss plans to shoot members of the Chicago Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal. The meeting took place Thursday between higher-ups from the Vice Lords, Black Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers, according to an alert issued to department members the day after the meeting. The Four Corner Hustlers “provided guns” and have “a sniper in place” though authorities do not know where, according to the alert. The Four Corner Hustlers also are supplying the other two gangs with automatic weapons, which all...
  • Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks

    08/05/2016 6:43:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | AUG 4, 2016 | DAN NOYES
    I-TEAM Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks VIDEO AND IMAGE AT ABC7 By Dan Noyes Thursday, August 04, 2016 07:11PM SAN FRANCISCO -- An urgent bulletin is going out to law enforcement Wednesday, warning of a new threat of attacks against officers on the street and in prisons. It has to do with what's called Black August. A reporter for KGO-TV - KABC's sister station in San Francisco - obtained the bulletin from a law enforcement source. The bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Sacramento Intelligence Unit and the FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center warns of...
  • Three killed in Philly overnight, adding to violent weekend (8 since DNC Convention)

    08/01/2016 11:45:51 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 08/01/2016 | Chris Palmer
    Three men were killed in separate incidents in Philadelphia overnight, bringing a violent end to a weekend in which at least eight people were killed between Friday and early Monday.
  • Carbondale, Illinois officer shot, transported to St. Louis

    08/01/2016 4:34:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    WPSDLOCAL6.COM ^ | August 1, 2016 | By Krystle Callais
    CARBONDALE, IL - A Carbondale police officer was last reported in serious condition after being shot late Sunday evening. The Carbondale Police Department says around 11:38 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls Street when they determined gunshots were being fired. While driving toward the source of the gunshots, they saw a tan four-door car driving away from the scene. The officers started to pursue the tan car. During the chase, a suspect fired several gunshots from the tan car. The shots hit the police car and one of the officers inside. The...
  • Suspect Arrested in Shooting of 2 SDPD Officers Identified

    07/30/2016 6:50:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jaspreet Kaur
    Suspect Arrested in Shooting of 2 SDPD Officers Identified Jesse Michael Gomez, 52, was arrested early Friday morning in a ravine. By Jaspreet Kaur SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman spoke at a press conference Friday evening, identifying the suspect taken into custody in connection to the shooting. A potential suspect was also named. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016) The suspect arrested in connection to the shooting of two San Diego police officers and a potential suspect were identified Friday. Jesse Michael Gomez, 52, was taken into custody after two police officers were shot, San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Chief Shelley Zimmerman...
  • Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting: 2 Dead, at Least 14 Others Reportedly Wounded

    07/25/2016 1:41:41 AM PDT · by Drago · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/25/2016 | Erin Dean
    At least two people were killed and 15 others injured in a shooting at a Florida nightclub, according to a local report.
  • Fort Myers nightclub shooting: 2 dead, at least 13 injured

    07/25/2016 2:00:37 AM PDT · by Enchante · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Christine Sever
    Two people are dead and at least 13 others injured during a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Captain Jim Mulligan with the Fort Myers Police. Developing story - more to come
  • The solution to racial war (The Cross and the Switchblade movie)

    07/23/2016 5:39:35 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    www.peacebyjesus.com ^ | 7-23-2016 | daniel1212
    The solution to racial war. All lives matter, but the problem is sin, not skin (though aspects of cultural can be sinful). The Cross and the Switchblade movie (1969, copyright Dick Ross and associates, and which can be seen here) is about the true story which is told in the book, the Cross and the Switchblade written in 1962. The movie (which mostly used local talent) stars Pat Boone as David Wilkerson and Erik Estrada as Nicky Cruz, the teen gang member whose life was dramatically transformed by Christ. Nicky was the leader of the notorious Brooklyn Puerto Rican gang...
  • Lawyers in Twin Peaks case say DA should be disqualified

    07/19/2016 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 43 replies
    kwtx.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Paul J. Gately
    Two Dallas-area lawyers who represent bikers in the pending Twin Peaks shootout trial are asking two judges to disqualify the district attorney and appoint a special prosecutor. Nine bikers died and 20 more were injured in the May 17, 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs and law enforcement officers at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant. Attorneys Clinton F. Broden and Mick Mickelsen both says District Attorney Abel Reyna should be disqualified from hearing the cases because he has a financial interest in the case, Broden said in a news release Monday. Reyna wasn’t immediately available for comment. Broden is representing Matthew...
  • Hillary Clinton: Joining A Gang Is Like Having A Family

    07/18/2016 8:20:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/15/16
    Hillary Clinton: "Joining a gang is like having a family. It's feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself. So we're either going to have gangs that murder and rob … or we’re going to have positive gangs.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IYyqdH4JzQ    
  • KCSO: Fourteen shot at south Bakersfield party, incident most likely gang-related

    07/16/2016 3:22:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    bakersfieldnow.com ^ | July 16, 2016
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Fourteen people were wounded in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning while at a house party in south Bakersfield. No one was killed.The Kern County Sheriff's Office said about 150 people were at the party on Stephens Drive, near Belle Terrace and Wible Road. Many of the partygoers were outside the home when the shooter or shooters drove by.
  • Two more bikers file suit over Twin Peaks arrests

    07/15/2016 7:14:22 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 42 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 7/15/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Two more bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday, claiming they were improperly arrested with no evidence of wrongdoing and denied due process. Christopher Eaton and Owen Bartlett, both members of the Los Pirados Motorcycle Club, bring the total of bikers who have filed civil lawsuits to 15. The lawsuit lists Eaton as a Dallas County resident and says Bartlett is from McLennan County and names McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco police Detective Manuel Chavez and an unnamed Department of Public Safety agent as defendants....
  • California man accidentally kills member of own gang who was wearing wrong colors

    07/01/2016 7:14:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | KATE FELDMAN
    A California man allegedly mistakenly shot and killed a member of his own gang who was wearing the colors of a rival gang. Andrew Chavez, 21, was arrested Wednesday on murder charges several days after police began investigating the death of Michael Sanchez in Madera, California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Chavez reportedly shot and killed Sanchez,who was walking home from a bar while wearing the colors of a rival gang, “in cold blood,” the Madera Police Department told the Times.
  • July 4th weekend typically Chicago's most violent: analysis

    06/30/2016 10:25:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2016 | By Kyle Bentle and Jonathon Berlin
    The Fourth of July holiday is Monday, and if the long holiday weekend is anything like previous years, it could be one of the most violent of the summer. The total number of Chicago shootings rises significantly during the summer months ­- - June, July and August. Those three months have the most shootings per month of the year from 2012 to 2015 combined, the years the Tribune has tracked the data. June, the lowest of the summer months, has a total of 1,137 shootings from 2012 to 2015, which is nearly 150 more than the nearest month, May.
  • Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota killed

    06/26/2016 10:57:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Vivian Kuo
    A Baltimore rapper named Tyriece Travon Watson, who went by the stage name Lor Scoota, was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy intersection in Friday, police said. He was 23 years old. Watson had just left a charity basketball in Baltimore game calling for "peace in the streets" when he was killed. He was driving in his car when an unknown black male wearing a white bandana stepped into the street and opened fire, Baltimore police said. Watson was brought to a local hospital but died from his injuries.
  • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    06/26/2016 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous year, Richard Rosenfeld wrote in "Documenting and Explaining the 2015 Homicide Rise: Research Directions," released this month by the Justice Department. Chicago, Houston and Milwaukee came in second with 61 more killings. Cleveland and Washington had 57 more.
  • Cops: 11 dead, 43 wounded in Father's Day weekend shootings

    06/20/2016 5:05:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    Eleven people were killed and at least 42 more - including a 3-year-old boy - were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday, according to Chicago Police. The most recent homicide happened early Monday on the South Side. A 22-year-old man was shot in the back about 1:30 a.m. and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. About 1:30 p.m., someone used a high-powered assault rifle to kill a 17-year-old boy outside a Catholic church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood during Sunday Mass. The boy was walking outside Holy Cross Church...
  • 18 people shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence (Chicago)

    06/18/2016 8:26:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies
    ABC7chicago.com ^ | 6/18/16 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    At least 18 people have been shot so far this weekend and six of those victims are dead. One of the shootings happened in the University Village neighborhood early Saturday morning. Two security guards were called to a large outdoor party at a housing complex in the 1300 block of West Hastings. Someone started shooting and a 24-year-old man was shot in the back and killed. The two security guards were wounded.
  • 3 killed, at least 26 others wounded in Chicago shootings

    06/14/2016 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 14, 2016 | By Peter Nickeas, Others
    At least 29 people have been wounded, three fatally, in shootings since midmorning Monday in Chicago, authorities said. At 10:45 p.m., a 21-year-old man died after being shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man was walking in the 5600 block of South May Street when someone in a passing black sedan fired shots, striking him in the left side, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was initially listed in serious condition. He was later pronounced dead, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.
  • 7 killed, 32 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    06/13/2016 7:17:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | June 13, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 32 others - including a 5-year-old girl - have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. A 5-year-old girl was wounded in the weekend's first shooting, which happened about 8 p.m. Friday. She was on a sidewalk with a 34-year-old woman when someone walked out of an alley and opened fire, striking the girl in the foot and the woman in the left ankle. The woman drove them to St. Bernard Hospital, where the woman's condition was stabilized. The girl was transferred to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said....
  • 1 killed, 13 wounded in shootings Thursday

    06/10/2016 6:36:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | Sun-Times Wire
    A 52-year-old man was shot and killed and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings Thursday across Chicago. Paul Webster was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle about 5:26 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots. The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. in Englewood. A 31-year-old man was standing outside in the 6300 block of South Parnell about 11:40 p.m. when a black sedan pulled up and someone inside shot him in the abdomen, leg and arm. Ten minutes earlier, a male, whose age was not immediately known,...
  • 7 Dead, 32 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/06/2016 9:20:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | June 6, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning. Most recently, a man was killed and a woman was injured early Monday in a South Loop shooting. The 23-year-old woman and 27-year-old man were in a vehicle about 4 a.m. when two people walked up, one of whom pulled out a gun and opened fire.
  • 5 dead, 18 wounded in shootings citywide

    06/04/2016 8:28:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 4, 2016 | Staff
    Five people were killed and 18 others have been wounded by gunfire since late morning Friday, including a teen accidentally shot dead in Bridgeport, two men injured at a union hall on the Far South Side, and two people shot on the Stevenson Expressway. At 5:20 a.m. Saturday, a 32-year-old man was sitting in a parked car when someone approached and shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene. At 3:15 a.m., a man was shot dead in Longwood Manor. Witnesses said he was approached on the sidewalk by two males who fired shots, hitting him...
  • May was a bloody month in Chicago - 66 dead and nearly 400 shot

    06/01/2016 7:33:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    The month's toll was fueled by a Memorial Day weekend in which six people were killed and 63 wounded, and a Mother's Day weekend when more than 50 people were shot, eight fatally. That brought the total number of people shot in Chicago so far this year to more than 1,500. At least 250 of them have died. [Snip] Chicago police say the violence has been stoked by gang conflicts and a proliferation of guns, mixed with weak gun law enforcement.
  • 4 DEAD, 48 WOUNDED IN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SHOOTINGS

    05/30/2016 6:40:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC7 - Chicago ^ | May 29, 2016
    CHICAGO -- Four people were killed, including a 15-year-old girl, and at least 48 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. The most recent homicide happened Saturday evening in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side. Garvin Whitmore, 27, was sitting in the driver seat of a vehicle with 26-year-old Ashley Harrison about 5:20 p.m. in the 200 block of West Root when someone walked up to the vehicle and shot the man in the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
  • Authorities: Unruly group instigated violence at Trump rally

    05/25/2016 9:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 | Russell Contreras
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A day after a riot erupted outside a Donald Trump rally, Albuquerque officials blamed the downtown melee not on impassioned politics but on an unruly group intent on creating chaos in a city that has seen more than its share of violence. Some participants openly admitted that they set out to cause disruption. Many in the crowd were seen with gang tattoos and at one point chanted to Trump supporters that they controlled the streets. "I woke up all hung over and stuff," said Chelsea Rae Gray, a 24-year-old musician. "And then I said, 'Let's see...
  • 5 Killed, 40 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

    05/23/2016 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    CBS Local - Chicago ^ | May 23, 2016
    A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle of one of the first consistently warm weekends of the spring, as intensified city gun violence typically accompanies rising temperatures. “As we look toward the summer months, Superintendent Johnson has made it very clear that the violence will not be tolerated – period,” the statement said. “The cause of the violence traces back decades, and everyone has a role to play in fixing it –...
  • 4 killed, 29 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    05/22/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | May 22, 2016 | Staff
    CHICAGO - A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among four people killed and 29 more wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said. The most recent homicide happened Saturday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was walking in the 7000 block of South Carpenter about 7:40 p.m. when two gunmen walked out of a gangway and opened fire, shooting him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he later died. The latest wave of violence saw seven people wounded in about less than five...
  • Lawyer seeks to remove DA from Twin Peaks cases

    05/20/2016 7:21:13 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/17/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna should be disqualified from prosecuting cases arising from the Twin Peaks biker shootout because he overstepped his authority by “commandeering” the investigation, a Houston attorney said Tuesday. “There is a big difference between advising and commandeering,” attorney Abigail Anastasio said. Anastasio represents Ray Nelson, 42, president of the Hill County Cossacks and one of 154 bikers indicted in the May 17, 2015, shootout at Twin Peaks in Waco that left nine bikers dead and more than 20 wounded. She filed a motion Tuesday in Waco’s 54th State District Court seeking to disqualify Reyna and...
  • 4 dead, at least 14 wounded in Chicago shootings

    05/12/2016 5:47:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2016 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Four people were killed and at least 14 people have been wounded in Chicago since early Wednesday afternoon, including a triple fatal shooting in Englewood and five people shot in the evening in the Park Manor neighborhood. A man and two women were shot to death during a domestic-related incident in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 50-year-old man, his 30-year-old daughter and her 26-year-old sister-in-law were in the 1500 block of West 71st Street when a known man fired shots at them during a domestic-related incident. The shooting happened inside and outside of a home on the...