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  • Black Friday in Chicago: ‘No Justice–No Shopping!’

    11/27/2015 12:16:18 PM PST · by maggief · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | LEE STRANAHAN
    Roughly 3,000 demonstrators have shut down a large portion of Michigan Avenue in Chicago-the "Magnificent Mile"-in the middle of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the shooting of black teenager Laquon McDonald. The 17-year-old was killed in October 2014, and was apparently armed with a knife at the time. Video of the shooting released on Tuesday, however, shows that he was walking away from police at the time he was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke. Turnout was strong despite 39-degree weather and rainy conditions. Demonstrators shouted "16 shots!" and "No justice, no...
  • After Police Shooting in Chiacgo, Calls for Emanuel to Resign

    11/27/2015 9:39:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/25/15 | Joseph P Williams
    For nearly two years, he was the second-most powerful Democrat in Washington, a famously confrontational, joyously profane White House gatekeeper who traded in his job as the first black president's right-hand man to run for mayor of Chicago, their shared, beloved hometown. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, is facing calls for his resignation amid disturbing questions on the latest and, arguably, most egregious, incident of police use of deadly force against an African American citizen.
  • If police shooting video had been released sooner, would Emanuel be mayor?

    11/27/2015 8:56:50 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/26/2015 | John Kass
    Would Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been re-elected if voters had seen the video of Laquan McDonald's execution? No. Rahm would have lost the election. Why? Because he would have lost Chicago's black vote. Without the black vote, Rahm Emanuel would not be the 9.5-fingered boss of Bartertown. Black political figures would have been uneasy standing with Rahm. They would have run away. They couldn't stand with him.
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district

    11/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 27 November | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season that packs Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Activists hope to bring attention to the Oct. 20, 2014, slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and an investigation into his shooting that some say was mishandled.
  • 2 killed, 7 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings [Chicago so far. Obama Silent]

    11/27/2015 6:49:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Two people were killed and at least seven others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago since Wednesday night. A Thanksgiving Day shooting left one man dead in the West Ridge.....
  • Kelly Interrupts Guest..‘Extraordinary Moment’ During Chicago Protest..

    11/25/2015 7:58:55 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 45 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/25/15
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly paused a guest from commenting Tuesday night when she noticed an “extraordinary moment” occurring live on TV during coverage of protests against the Chicago Police Department. “I just want to jump in. I just want to jump in as we are seeing an extraordinary moment,” she said. “Look what’s happening here.”
  • Raw Video: Chicago Police dashcam video of Laquan McDonald shooting

    11/24/2015 5:03:03 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 130 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/24/2015
    McDonald runs towards one police cruiser while brandishing a knife, a 2nd cruiser rolls up, cop steps out walks towards McDonald and proceeds to shoot him 16 times.
  • 4 arrested, 1 released in 4th Precinct shooting; march to downtown ends

    11/24/2015 5:01:24 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 10 replies
    Star Trubune ^ | 11/24/15 | Karen Zamora
    Police have arrested two men they have been seeking in connection with a shooting at the Black Lives Matter encampment Monday night.
  • Obama: Packages had explosives

    10/29/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/29/10 | MATT NEGRIN & ABBY PHILLIP
    The packages found on U.S.-bound airplanes contained explosives and were intended to hit two places of Jewish worship in Chicago, President Obama announced Friday. The packages originated in Yemen and were identified in Dubai and London, he said, calling it a credible terrorist threat against our country.
  • Northern Illinois University removes Bibles from campus hotel after complaint

    11/24/2015 3:55:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/24/15 | Manya Brachear Pashman
    Guests seeking a Bible at Northern Illinois University's campus hotel now must call the front desk after a secular group complained that the sacred scripture had no place in the nightstand.Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, discovered a Bible in a drawer last month during a stay on the DeKalb campus where she had been invited to speak by the Secular Student Alliance. Upon her return home, the foundation's lawyer wrote a letter to the Holmes Student Center director requesting the books be removed."It sends a message of endorsement — 'We think it's so important you...
  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)
  • [Chicago] CPD files motion to dismiss suit over cellphone tracking system

    11/23/2015 7:15:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/23/15 | Grace Wong
    The Chicago Police Department filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over information about a secret cellular tracking system, arguing that some of the information is exempt from being disclosed to the public.CPD defended its secrecy around the use of cell site simulators Monday in front of Judge Kathleen Kennedy at Cook County Circuit Court, saying the technology falls under exemption for unique and specialized policing techniques that are generally not known to the public.The cell site simulators, sometimes known as Stingray devices, can scan cellphones for call logs and text messages. Police departments in at least 15 states have...
  • ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois

    11/22/2015 11:40:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 29 replies ^ | November 16, 2015
    The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention. His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah's terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studios and the...
  • Republicans who fault the media show bias

    11/22/2015 6:40:22 AM PST · by skimbell · 31 replies
    TNS via QCOnline ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cass R. Sunstein
    For Republican presidential contenders challenged by the media, the go-to answer has become a claim of victimhood: You are biased against us. As Marco Rubio put it at the CNBC debate last month, "The Democrats have the ultimate super PAC. It’s called the mainstream media." Are media outlets really biased against Republican candidates? One of the most careful studies, by Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro of the University of Chicago, doesn’t find much evidence of that. Its central conclusion is that readers...
  • Fire Breaks Out In John Hancock Building

    11/21/2015 1:12:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | November 21, 2015
    (CBS) — The Chicago Fire Department is on the scene of the John Hancock Building battling a fire Saturday afternoon.
  • Chicago children keep being murdered, and politicians keep moving on

    --(snip)--State legislators and aldermen shouldn't move on. Yet they always do: •In the weeks since someone killed Tyshawn, how many Chicago state senators and representatives have you heard pledging to toughen Illinois' light sentences for gun offenders? Two years ago, the legislators' power play blocked a mildly stronger gun-sentences bill that united Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the National Rifle Association as odd-couple supporters. We don't know if that legislation would have protected Tyshawn. We do know that by keeping shooters off the streets longer, and maybe deterring some gun crimes, it would make Chicago safer. Yet Chicago's lawmakers, legislative leaders...
  • Abundance of caution' on refugees, but not guns? (barf alert)

    11/20/2015 6:11:45 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 20 nov 2015 | Eric Zorn
    Impressive, in a way, wasn't it? Not even a full six days after the horrors of the Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris, and the U.S. House of Representatives acted to combat the threat on our shores. By a vote of 289-137 the lawmakers passed the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, a measure calling for enhanced scrutiny of refugees from Iraq and Syria. In a statement, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, explained that "the bill requires the nation's top security officials — the secretary of homeland security, the director of the FBI and the director...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Dem Schakowsky: ISIS Paris Attacks “Chilling Reminder” that US Needs Stricter Gun Laws

    11/18/2015 9:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Wow- More insanity from the American left. On Friday eight ISIS linked terrorists slaughtered 132 people in Paris. At least one of the Islamists posed as a refugee to enter Europe - in October. The Islamic terrorists gutted their victims on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky from Illinois told SiriuxXM radio that the Paris terrorist attacks last week were a "chilling reminder" that the U.S. needs more restrictive gun laws. France has some of the strictest gun laws in the West. Only terrorists and criminals are packing heat. Via News Alert:
  • 19-year-old dropped newborn from high-rise after hiding pregnancy: prosecutors

    11/18/2015 11:04:15 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/18/15 | Genevieve Bookwalter and Megan Crepeau
    An Uptown woman dropped her newborn girl from an eighth-floor window late Wednesday, killing the baby, because she feared discovery by her family, prosecutors said Saturday. Mubashra Uddin, 19, was ordered held without bail on a first-degree murder charge Saturday after a hearing in Cook County Bond Court. The newborn, being called Baby Jane Uddin in police reports, was found in the grass outside a high-rise in the 800 block of West Eastwood Avenue about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to authorities. Uddin did not appear in court Saturday because she is hospitalized.
  • Wild Fight at Bolingbrook Gas Station Lands 9 in County Jail: Cops (swinging crowbars)

    11/18/2015 10:48:09 AM PST · by simpson96 · 57 replies
    Bolingbrook Patch ^ | 11/12/2015 | Joseph Hosey
    A wild fight at the speedway station on Boughton and Schmidt roads landed nine men and women in jail Wednesday morning.Officers were sent to the gas station to break up a fight and found the combatants swinging crowbars, firewood, signs and "anything else they could get their hands on," and "using vehicles as weapons trying to run each other over," police said.When the officers got there, "some subjects entered vehicles and tried to flee and others tried to flee on foot," police said. "One dark colored SUV was stopped by patrol and was occupied by Demetrius Rogers and Mennae Boyd....
  • South Side woman launches 'sex strike' to end violence (Obama's Chicago)

    11/18/2015 10:14:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 80 replies
    Fox32 News ^ | 11/17/2015 | Anita Padilla
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - No justice, no sex. A South Side woman thinks sex is the solution to Chicago's violence problem. She is reportedly launching an online petition for a "sex strike."April Lawson hopes women will sign up for her cause on and agree to abstinence until the men of their communities put down their guns.The idea of a "sex strike" is the premise behind Spike Lee's soon-to-be released movie "Chiraq." Lawson said she was inspired to start the petition because she is tired of the violence in the city and thinks "you have to hit people where...
  • America on edge: Innocent Muslim family removed from flight after being reported for...

    11/17/2015 6:47:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/17/15
    A Muslim woman and three other people were removed from a Chicago-bound flight in Maryland after being reported by a fellow passenger for 'watching news.'Police said that one of the removed passengers on Spirit Airlines Flight 969 was watching a media report on his phone that caused a female passenger next to him 'some concern' and as a result four people were removed from at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.All four of the removed passengers were released without charges after a few hours onTuesday morning.America is on high alert following Friday's terrorist attack in Paris which killed at least 129...
  • Refugees headed to 180 towns, but avoid D.C. and other expensive cities

    11/17/2015 10:18:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama presses communities to accept Syrian refugees, his current hometown of Washington, D.C., is likely to be spared much of the pain. There are about 180 communities across the U.S. that welcome refugees, but some of the more obvious cities, including San Francisco, New York and, yes, Washington, aren't high on the list because they are just too darn expensive for the refugees. Instead, the top major cities are places such as Atlanta, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Boston, the State Department says. And there are a host of medium-sized cities as well: Boise, Idaho, Nashville, Tennessee,...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois

    11/16/2015 4:22:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/16/15
    The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention.His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah’s terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Illinois Governor Suspends Syrian Refugee Program

    11/16/2015 10:19:10 AM PST · by Lurker · 62 replies
    Governors Website ^ | 11/16/2015 | Governor Bruce Rauner
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  • In Illinois, Gov. Rauner suspends accepting new Syrian refugees

    WASHINGTON – In the wake of the Paris attacks, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday said Illinois will “temporarily suspend” accepting new Syrian refugees, putting him at odds with President Barack Obama.
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in terrorist attacks?

    11/15/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies ^ | 11/15/2015 | Ken Thorbourne
    As France and the rest of the world comes to grips with Friday night's horrific terrorist attacks in and around Paris that claimed at least 129 lives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming tough gun control laws in France for the dimensions of the tragedy. At a rally in southeast Texas Saturday afternoon, Trump told the crowd "nobody had guns but the bad guys." "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said,...
  • THE WATCHDOGS: Police failing to ensure mentally ill don’t have guns

    11/15/2015 6:31:57 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 15 nov 2015
    Thousands of people with mental illnesses have been barred from owning guns in Illinois in recent years under measures put in place amid a wave of deadly mass shootings across the country. But the laws have done little to take guns out of their hands, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found. The laws led to an explosion in the number of people deemed psychologically unfit to own a gun in Illinois.
  • Teen dropped her newborn from high-rise after hiding pregnancy: Prosecutors

    11/14/2015 3:11:15 PM PST · by hout8475 · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 14, 2015 | Genevieve Bookwalter and Megan Crepeau
    An Uptown woman dropped her newborn girl from an eighth-floor window late Wednesday, killing the baby, because she feared discovery by her family, prosecutors said Saturday.
  • Maybe Obama library can inspire city to tackle gun violence (barf alert)

    11/14/2015 5:38:13 AM PST · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 14 nov2015 | Dawn M. Turner
    In the past, I have criticized President Barack Obama for not saying enough about urban gun violence, and mostly mentioning it in a tacked-on, ornamental way after there had been a mass killing on a college campus or in a small-town movie theater. But earlier this week, the president had words for Chicago about its violence problem. And, although it wasn't him speaking directly to us, the message was poignant and came through loud and clear from the chairman of the Barack Obama Foundation leading the development of the Obama presidential library. Whether the library will wind up in Jackson...
  • Editorial: To fight gun violence, get the facts (barf alert)

    11/13/2015 6:21:01 AM PST · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 13 nov 2015
    Nineteen years ago, Congress put a brick on most federal funding to support basic research on gun violence. Wherever one stands on the issue of gun control, this is foolish. If 32,000 Americans a year were dying of anything else, you can bet we’d be working overtime to find the cause and a way to stop it. But crucial research into gun safety remains undone.
  • 'Betrayed': Some who donated to now-disgraced Illinois cop's family want their money back

    11/12/2015 8:29:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Published November 12, 2015 | By Matt Finn
    Some of the people and organizations who donated money to the family of a now-disgraced Illinois police officer want their cash back after investigators revealed last week that the cop embezzled thousands of dollars from his department before staging his suicide to look like a murder. “I think that our community feels duped and betrayed,” said Ashley Lambert, who organized a charity event in honor of the officer. A tally of the more-publicized fundraisers held for the family of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz indicates a minimum of $201,000 was raised. The official Joe Gliniewicz Memorial Fund was set up at the...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech in Springfield, IL

    11/09/2015 7:29:49 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 35 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-9-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was in liberal Springfield, IL on Monday, November 9, 2015 and gave a speech to thousands of fired up supporters.
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • Donald Trump to rally in Springfield tonight(Illinois 7 PM)

    11/09/2015 10:58:19 AM PST · by Red Steel · 96 replies
    Vidette ^ | November 8, 2015 | Audrey Anfield
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is visiting Springfield at 7 p.m. tonight for a rally at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Tickets are free and available to the public. Anyone interested in attending the rally can register for a ticket at The Prairie Capital Convention Center can hold approximately 10,000 people. Located in downtown Springfield, the center is just blocks away from the Old State Capitol, where Barack Obama launched his presidential bid in 2007. Trump's rally in Springfield is sandwiched between his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" and his next GOP debate Tuesday in Milwaukee. Springfield attorney Kent...
  • Mom of Slain Chicago Boy Condemned for Spending Funeral Money on a Car

    11/09/2015 6:40:11 AM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    The Root ^ | 11/08/2015 | Lynette Holloway
    "Help me lay my baby to rest," is the heading of a GoFundMe page set up for the mother of slain Chicago youth, Tyshawn Lee, who was shot down last week in an alley on Chicago's South Side, lured there by his father's gang rivals, police say.Chaquela Moore created the page on Nov. 2 for her friend, Karla Lee, the boy's mother, according to the site. By Sunday, it had raised $17,492 of a $10,000 goal, including donations from 727.But a firestorm of controversy erupted Saturday after the mom reportedly posted several now deleted Instagram videos that defended her purchase...
  • Possessions Chicago says the homeless can and can't have

    11/09/2015 6:33:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/08/2015 | Lara Weber, John J Kim
    The weather was still warm last week when we visited with about a dozen people camped on a parkway west of the Wilson Avenue viaduct under Lake Shore Drive. A few sat chatting in a circle of lawn chairs. Another group grilled spiced chicken. Homeless, they told us they were confused about where they are allowed to sleep at night and whether they are allowed to pitch tents.(snip)Chicago settled a class-action lawsuit in January that had been filed on behalf of a group of homeless residents who alleged that Chicago police and other city workers destroyed their personal property, particularly...
  • Suspect hands over robbery victim’s ID when police ask for identification ( Ohio )

    11/08/2015 5:48:17 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WCMH ^ | November 5, 2015
    Columbus police say a robbery suspect was asked for identification by officers after being detained, and that's when he handed over the victim's driver's license. ... the suspect, Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed ... additional property of the victim was also found, and Ahmed was arrested and charged with robbery.
  • Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car (Chicago)

    11/08/2015 6:05:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    WLS Chicago ^ | November 07, 2015 | Evelyn Holmes
    Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car WLS By Evelyn Holmes Saturday, November 07, 2015 10:56PM CHICAGO (WLS) -- The mother of a 9-year-old boy shot to death earlier this week is being accused of spending money donated through a "Go Fund Me" effort intended for funeral expenses on a new car. Karla Lee is strongly denying the claim Saturday night and commenting on those who have taken to social media to criticize her. The mother of slain Tyshawn Lee says it's simply not true. She said she did not use money donated to help...

    11/07/2015 9:27:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/7/15 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Luke Montgomery, formerly known as “Luke Sissyfag,” the director behind an anti-Donald Trump video featuring Latino children yelling obscenities, is defending his film and lashing out against Breitbart News. “We’re fighting fire with fire. It’s a legitimate position,” Montgomery, who temporarily changed his name to “Luke Sissyfag” in the 1990s, told The Wrap. “If I had a nickel for every bad comment I saw on Breitbart, I’d be a rich man. I saw everything from ‘You should be deported’ to ‘Get out of our country’ to some really vile things. These are American citizens!” As Breitbart News’ Lee Stranahan reported...
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...
  • Environmental activists tip their hand in the post-Keystone world -- Keep Everything in the Ground

    11/07/2015 11:33:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After Barack Obama’s totally predictable cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project (for now, at least) there was great celebration among the environmental brigade of the Social Justice Warriors. The evil pipeline was dead, along with all the jobs it would bring and the opportunity for us to capture and process much of Canada’s wealth of energy rather than it being shipped to China. (Which it will be anyway when the Northern Gateway Pipeline is complete, whether we get some of it or not.) But as with all things in the liberal enclaves of the country, one victory is...
  • Woman struck by motorbike, left unconscious on Chicago sidewalk; Video

    11/07/2015 6:20:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 5, 2015 | Sarah Schulte
    Woman struck by motorbike, left unconscious on Chicago sidewalk; Surveillance video shows hit-and-run WLS By Sarah Schulte Thursday, November 05, 2015 12:00AM CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was struck and knocked unconscious by a motorbike on a Chicago sidewalk. The driver stopped briefly, but left. Surveillance video shows the hit-and-run crash outside the South Side auto shop where Catalina Gomez works as a receptionist. About three weeks ago, the 24-year-old woman was on her way home when she was struck by the minibike. "I honestly do not remember any of it. I remember waking up in the hospital," Gomez said....
  • Chicago gun violence: Each child's dying breath

    11/07/2015 5:47:09 AM PST · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Chicag Tribune ^ | 07 nov 2015
    Over time we all will learn more about the savaging of Tyshawn Lee, the basketball devotee who won't celebrate his 10th birthday. Multiple gunshot wounds pre-empted that prospect Monday afternoon. Depending on where the first bullet hit, his body responded as best it could: His nerves likely activated chemical neurotransmitters that created an atmosphere of pain, shock and fear in his brain. Owing to massive tissue damage, loss of oxygen-carrying blood or both, Tyshawn ultimately drew one dying breath. We hope every Illinois lawmaker finds a private moment to imagine that annihilation of a child on this city's South Side....
  • Man guilty of killing woman, taking rings to propose to girlfriend

    11/06/2015 1:01:54 PM PST · by JennysCool · 28 replies
    WLS Radio ^ | 11/6/2015 | None Listed
    (CHICAGO) A Cook County jury Thursday convicted a Carpentersville man of robbing and killing an elderly Bridgeport woman and then using her stolen wedding and engagement rings to propose to his high school sweetheart. “We think it’s a little demented, creepy,” Virginia Perillo’s eldest son, John, said of how Raymond Harris bludgeoned her to death and then gave her jewelry to his girlfriend during a romantic moment. “Mr. Harris has no morals. . . . All he cares about is himself.” He said there will always be “a gap” in his and his family’s life, but he was glad the...
  • Obama Accuses Illinois of Transgender Discrimination

    11/06/2015 4:30:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 11/3/2015 | Staff
    President Obama’s Department of Education is on the warpath, threatening Township High School District 211 with sanctions if they don’t stop discriminating against transgender students. The Palatine, Illinois school district, they say, is violating the Title IX law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. What did the school district do that raised the ire of the Obama administration? Did they force the transgender student to sit in the closet while the rest of the students ate lunch? Did teachers throw chalky erasers at the transgender student every time they arrived in class? No, this case is based in...

    11/06/2015 12:50:53 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/5/15 | Lee Stranahan
    Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and James Kilgore—three communist revolutionaries who were part of domestic terror groups and who all spent years on the run from the law—approved as a man called for “citizen’s tribunals” against the National Rifle Association to be held at the United Nations. The comments came at an event promoting the criminal justice reform being pushed by President Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement. After a question about gun violence in Chicago, a man in the front row suggested one solution would be to “indict the NRA.” It’s unclear how that would solve the high murder...