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  • Michelle Obama recruited to run for Senate, Chicago mayor

    10/18/2016 10:10:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "There is no per­son in polit­ics that I think Demo­crats, in­de­pend­ents, and Re­pub­lic­ans would love to see take on pub­lic ser­vice more than the first lady," Thomas Bowen, a former top aide to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, told NJ's Karyn Bruggeman. . . . According to the report, Emanuel's seat could open in 2019, and Sen. Dick Durbin is considering a gubernatorial bid in 2018. "Ob­vi­ously she'd be qual­i­fied to run for just about any of­fice up and down the tick­et
  • 1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

    10/17/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2016 | Staff
    A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune. At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186. The gun violence over the weekend was...
  • 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...
  • 40 Of Weekend's Shooting Victims Had Been Arrested 672 Times, Top Cop Says

    08/22/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies ^ | 8/15/2016 | Alex Nitkin
    BRONZEVILLE — After another brutally violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson appeared impatient and exasperated Monday as he renewed his plea for judges and legislators to help keep repeat gun offenders off the streets."Any leader in the city of Chicago that thinks what we're seeing out on the streets is OK, shouldn't be a leader," Johnson said, his voice swelling. "Go to those neighborhoods and live there, and tell me how you feel then."Those killed over the weekend included 23-year-old Abner Garcia, an Army veteran with no criminal history, and 19-year-old Arshell Dennis, a college student whose father...
  • 7 Killed, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/22/2016 5:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | August 22, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 47 more people — including an 8-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicides happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday afternoon on the Southwest and West sides. About 4:30 p.m. in Gage Park, someone walked up to a 35-year-old man in the hallway of a home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding and shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police...
  • Monday was Chicago’s worst day in more than a decade for homicides, with 9 people fatally shot

    08/11/2016 7:33:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | Derek Hawkins
    Michael Lucas, 61, was sitting on his front stoop in Chicago’s Burnside neighborhood, watching his 3-year-old grandnephew play in the afternoon sun, when without warning two men ran toward the house and opened fire on him.
  • 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...
  • In Chicago, Rahm Emanuel finds a typically Democratic solution to his pension fund problems

    08/07/2016 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot ^ | August 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    With all the trouble that Rahm Emanuel has been having in Chicago lately, specifically with unrest surrounding his police department and other scandals, it’s easy to forget that he’s dealing with another serious problem: his city is nearly bankrupt. As with so many other large, Democrat run municipalities, the chief culprit here is the massively underfunded pension system for municipal workers. Their unions negotiated some real sweetheart deals for them over the years, but the costs were completely unsustainable. When the city began to go broke, no real compromise was ever offered by the unions so Rahm is left to...
  • Chicago schools lays off 1,000, about half are teachers

    08/05/2016 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Chicago Public Schools will lay off about 1,000 employees, nearly half of whom are teachers. Officials with the nation’s third-largest school district characterized the layoffs Friday as part of the “normal” yearly staff movement between schools and that they expect most people will be hired for other jobs. CPS has about 1,000 teaching vacancies. …
  • Obama Foundation Formally Announces Jackson Park Library Plan

    08/04/2016 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 03 AUGUST 2016 | LEAH HOPE
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The head of the Obama Foundation, as well as local dignitaries, made the formal announcement Wednesday that Jackson Park will officially host the Obama Presidential Center. "The President and First Lady are proud that the Obama Foundation is developing the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side, a community that they call home. Of course we all know the South Side is a historical place with vibrant institutions such as the DuSable Museum, the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry," Obama Foundation Chairman Marty Nesbitt said. The Obama Foundation executives, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Yes, the murder rate in Chicago is going up, not down

    07/31/2016 1:20:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | July 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Much of the media focus centering on the Republican and Democratic conventions dealt with the contrast between Donald Trump’s “dark vision” of America as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s cheerful, optimistic outlook. For proof of this, the Democrats chose to selectively highlight various statistics which show that, overall, crime rates in the United States remain lower now than they were during the historically high levels seen in the eighties and early nineties. That much is certainly true, but it’s equally accurate to point out that in certain places things have gotten considerably worse over the last several years, primarily in large,...
  • Culture change? Top cop swiftly pulls badges of officers in shooting

    07/30/2016 10:27:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 140 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 30, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner , Annie Sweeney and William Lee
    The confrontation between O'Neal and the officers happened about 7:30 p.m. Thursday after officers tried to stop O'Neal as he drove a Jaguar that had reportedly been stolen in Bolingbrook. As O'Neal drove north in the 7400 block of South Merrill Avenue, he struck a responding police SUV and a parked car, police sources told the Tribune. Two officers opened fire as O'Neal continued into the 7300 block of Merrill. O'Neal then collided with another police SUV, causing significant damage, and fled from the car. A third officer chased him and shot him behind a nearby residence, the sources said....
  • Obama Is Said to Have Picked Presidential Library Site in Chicago

    07/27/2016 3:11:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2016 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama and the foundation helping to plot his path after the White House have selected Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago as the site of his presidential library, ending a debate within his inner circle about the location, a person familiar with the decision said Wednesday. Mr. Obama and his presidential foundation have been deliberating for months over whether to place the library in Jackson Park, which is on a broad expanse of Lake Michigan and borders the Woodlawn neighborhood, or in the Washington Park neighborhood, which is closer to the Obamas’ home in Chicago. …
  • Homicide rate surging for black Chicagoans, report finds(BREAKING NEWS ALERT!)

    07/27/2016 9:36:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 7/26/2016 | Dan Hinkel
    Chicago's per capita homicide rate climbed over the last decade, and the chances of an African-American being killed in the city spiked drastically, according to a new report. From 2005 to 2015, the city went from 17.3 homicides per 100,000 residents to a rate of about 18.8, according to a report from the Injury Prevention and Research Center at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. But the report held particularly troubling news for African-Americans. The rate for blacks in Chicago jumped from 36.1 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2005 to 46.5 a decade later. Other studies have shown steep drops...
  • 7 Killed, 52 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    07/18/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Seven people were killed and at least 52 more were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police.
  • Shotguns to be removed from Chicago Police

    07/14/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bye Bye Shotguns? An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC] There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed...
  • White Woman Walks In (Chicago) Black Neighborhood: I'm Sorry Black America

    07/13/2016 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Audrina Bigos
    Just four words: Black America, I'm Sorry. Laurella Willis' methods are turning heads on Chicago’s South Side, CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports. [Snip] [Willis] says she is sorry about "everything that's going on in America." The violence, the anger, the racial tension, all of it. "I don't want to continue to see Black American being oppressed, and held down and killed like animals," Willis said.
  • Chicago crosses 2,000 shooting victims this year

    07/07/2016 4:04:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/5/16 | John Newsome
    A war among criminals rages on in America's third-largest city, with innocent residents caught in the crossfire. Over the holiday weekend, Chicago passed an ominous threshold: So far in 2016, 2,000 people have been victims of gun violence. In all of last year, 2,988 people were victims of gun violence, according to records kept by The Chicago Tribune.
  • 18 people shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence (Chicago)

    06/18/2016 8:26:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies ^ | 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.
  • Column: Why is Illinois really circling the drain?

    06/03/2016 2:12:12 PM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 2, 2016 | Eric Zorn
    "The Democrats have spent our state into the toilet for 30 years" — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, speaking to reporters Tuesday in Springfield "Nice sound bite! And he's right about the plumbing situation. Without question, Illinois' financial condition is metaphorically akin to unpleasant substances found deep in the commode, and it's getting worse every day the nearly yearlong budget stalemate continues."
  • Trump says Ari Emanuel offered to take charge of his convention film

    06/01/2016 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Jedidah · 99 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 1, 2016 | Tracy Swartz
    Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel has offered to take charge of a film celebrating Donald Trump's presidential campaign that would air next month at the Republican National Convention, Trump said in a new interview. "He's a very good friend of mine," Trump said about Emanuel in a story posted online Wednesday by The Hollywood Reporter. "He calls me a lot. I call him a lot and we talk. He's very political. Even though he's not political, he's political. He gets it." . . .
  • More Than 60 Shot in Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Violence

    05/31/2016 10:05:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day as more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend. By Monday evening, at least 62 people had been shot across the city since Friday afternoon, including six who were killed. This surpasses the number of people shot during last year's Memorial Day weekend, though Chicago Police News Affairs said murders are down 50 percent compared to last Memorial Day.
  • Chicago’s Invisible Shooters Wreak Havoc

    05/30/2016 4:05:44 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 29 May 2016 | justin Glawe
    Some police officers who have spoken to The Daily Beast blame arduous paperwork required for street stops—Chicago’s version of stop and frisk—for this year’s uptick in gun violence. Fewer street stops mean fewer guns being taken off the street. One officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity blamed this system for the shooting spike, saying his fellow cops want nothing to do with the spider’s web of legalities involved every time they stop someone they think might be a shooter... ...“Chicago is dead,” Simmons said staring blankly at the street, the lights, the cars, the scene. “I got a...
  • Emanuel blames 40 years of financial neglect for bad poll results ( Chicago )

    05/12/2016 7:19:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 05/11/2016 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday blamed his dismal showing in a New York Times poll on “40 years” of financial neglect of Chicago’s South and West sides — not on disenchantment with him. One year after the mayor’s second inauguration, 62 percent of those surveyed disapproved of Emanuel’s performance as mayor. Only 25 percent approved of the job the mayor is doing. ... Without mentioning former Mayor Richard M. Daley by name, Emanuel laid the blame squarely on the doorstep of his predecessor and political mentor.
  • 49 shootings, 7 fatal, during violent Mother's Day weekend

    05/09/2016 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Will Jones
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The violence plaguing Chicago did not stop this Mother's Day weekend. At least 49 people were shot and seven died over the last three days in locations all over the city. On Friday, mothers who lost children to violence pleaded for calm over the weekend, but their pleas seemed to fall on deaf ears. Community members spoke out against the violence on a weekend when mothers are supposed to be spending time with their children, not saying goodbye.
  • Chicago celebrates Mothers Day Weekend with 8 killed, 43 wounded

    05/09/2016 6:46:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama’s hometown is a war zone. The horrendous violence on the streets there has escalated. With warm summer-like weather, gang bangers were especially active, easily surpassing 2015’s Mothers Day carnage (3 killed, 25 wounded) and 2014’s (5 killed, 19 wounded). Meanwhile, the President of the United States ignores the battlefield conditions in the hometown he adopted as his political base. Nearly all of the violence is among young black males, making the rate of death in that particular demographic segment comparable to a serous war zone. A map of the violence this year to date from shows where...
  • In Deeply Divided Chicago, Most Agree: City Is Off Course

    05/06/2016 11:58:35 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 50 replies
    The people of Chicago are deeply riven by race, class and neighborhood, distrustful of the police, fearful of the growing rate of violent crime and united chiefly in their disapproval of the mayor’s performance and their conviction that the city is headed down the wrong track. These are among findings of a new survey by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, which polled residents of a city that has been upended in recent months by revelations of questionable actions by the police, threats of a teachers’ strike, a school funding crisis and an uptick in violence. The...
  • 3 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    05/02/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

    03/31/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies ^ | 3/31/2016 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation's third-largest district in what could be an early glimpse of a more prolonged strike still to come. Some 27,000 Chicago Teachers Union members have been working without a contract since June. They've overwhelmingly authorized an open-ended strike like the one that closed schools for more than a week in 2012, though that would still be weeks away. The union and its allies say Friday's action is an attempt to draw attention to their fight for a new...
  • A Black Exodus from Chicago

    03/24/2016 3:45:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 50 replies
    Planetizen ^ | 19 March 2016 | James Brasuell
    Black residents of Chicago are leaving for cities like Atlanta in massive numbers—away from the waves of crime tearing apart their hometown. ___ William Lee describes the crime and poverty driving black residents away from Chicago, where he lives in the South Side neighborhood of South Shore. According to Lee, "a multitude of black residents have called it quits with their hometown, searching for safety and prosperity beyond the city limits — my own friends and family among them." Lee adds: "It's been a humbling experience watching as those worlds, those communities filled with stable families and businesses, crumble into...
  • Homicides in Chicago this year double same period last year

    02/23/2016 6:00:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 22, 2016 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Megan Crepeau
    Four homicides over the weekend and two more Monday morning pushed Chicago's homicide count so far this year to double the same period last year. The city has recorded at least 95 homicides since the first of the year, compared to 47 last year, according to data kept by the Tribune. The city has also more than doubled the amount of people shot - about 420 this year compared to 193 last year.
  • Police: 4 killed, 9 wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings

    02/14/2016 6:18:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2016
    Presidents Day weekend shootings have left four people dead and at least nine others wounded across the city, according to Chicago Police.
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • Illinois Considering Recall Election for Rahm Emanuel

    01/04/2016 5:40:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 4, 2016
    Calls for Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, to resign have been increasing and include a call from Al Sharpton. Amid rumors that Emanuel's office withheld the Laquan McDonald police video purposefully to boost his reelection chances, Illinois is now considering the possibility of a recall election. [Snip] Emanuel has been adamant in insisting that he will not step down and held a press conference to that effect last week. [Snip] With Chicago, Illinois, and other prominent Democrats calling for Emanuel to resign and even The New Yorker writing about Emanuel's "sudden but well-deserved fall," it's hard to see how he stays...
  • Greenfield: Escape From Chicago

    01/03/2016 5:59:02 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Escape From Chicago Chicago: The mess that Democrats made. January 1, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Chicago is on fire. It's America's mass shooting capital. Its deadliest neighborhoods are gang territories prowled by thousands of killers with some of the highest murder rates in the world. So far, 442 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year. 2,540 were shot and wounded. 2,982 were shot. Fewer Americans died fighting Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War than in a year in Chicago....
  • Rahm Emanuel's Cuban Vacation ~ he makes De Blasio look good

    01/01/2016 11:15:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    No doubt you, too, spent the holidays relishing the humiliation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the overrated and obnoxious Democratic Party hack who, finally, is teetering on the brink of political oblivion. How the former ballet dancer and Sarah Lawrence alumnus parlayed ambition and drive and the ability to scream like a lunatic into high office and a fortune of more than $10 million is one of the remarkable political stories of our time. "Emanuel has succeeded in almost every professional endeavor he has undertaken," Ryan Lizza wrote approvingly in 2009. Spoke too soon. How bad is Rahm Emanuel? He...
  • Chicago mayor plots changes to police policy after deadly shootings (Rahm goes with tasers)

    12/30/2015 2:58:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 12/30/15 | Dave McKinney
    CHICAGO, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Chicago police will get new equipment and training to help them defuse tense situations and limit their use of lethal force, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Wednesday, following weeks of protests calling for him to resign over his handling of fatal police shootings. The number of Tasers, or electric stun guns that are generally not lethal, for the police department will be doubled to 1,400 so that every patrol unit that goes out at night has one, Emanuel said at a news conference. "Just because you are trained that you can use force, doesn't mean...
  • Emanuel aide attacked at vigil for victims of police shooting

    12/29/2015 11:50:11 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/28/2015 | Sam Charles
    One of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's deputy chiefs of staff was attacked Sunday evening while attending a vigil for Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier, who were fatally shot by Chicago Police in West Garfield Park on Saturday. According to a source, Vance Henry was attending the vigil about 5:50 p.m. at the site of the shooting in the 4700 block of West Erie when he was attacked.The police department's Office of News Affairs confirmed that a 50-year-old man was at the vigil when "he was approached by an unknown person who began to make verbal threats which escalated to a physical...
  • Al Sharpton says Rahm Emanuel must go as mayor of Chicago

    12/28/2015 3:18:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12-28-15 | Kelly Riddell
    The Reverend Al Sharpton called for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down because of his poor management of race and policing in his city since the release last month of a video showing a white Chicago police officer firing 16 shots into a black teenager and subsequent officer violence. Mr. Emanuel is vacationing in Cuba, while demonstrators are circulating petitions for his resignation, and protesters blocked traffic on the city’s famed shopping district on Michigan Avenue on Christmas Eve chanting “Rahms got to go in 2016!” “You talk about a crisis on steroids,” Mr. Sharpton said Monday on MSNBC’s...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Stranded in Cuba as His Deputy Gets Assaulted

    12/29/2015 10:59:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | December 29, 2015 | Jim Geraughty
    Yesterday I called Al Sharpton's call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation over a police shooting the “perfect Obama-era scandal.” It showcases Obama’s hometown, home of some of the country’s strictest gun-control laws, plagued by 2,937 shootings in the past year, about 350 more than the previous year; an entirely-Democrat controlled political system that engages in cover-ups and a culture of unaccountability; a microcosm of African-Americans, the most loyal demographic to the Democratic Party, feeling victimized and disregarded by leaders they eagerly elected and reelected. Elitism, double-standards, runaway state power, incendiary agitation, racial tensions - it's all here. Now we...
  • Of Cannibals and Kings (Liberals are eating their kings - VDH)

    12/27/2015 4:16:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Black Lives Matter and other, related groups are still demanding that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel step down well before his term expires. It appears that Emanuel did not release for over a year a police video showing the possibly unjustified shooting of criminal suspect Laquan McDonald. He apparently was too afraid of losing his reelection bid to another liberal--and expected that, as a former Obama confidant, he would be granted immunity from inner-city anger. Is liberal anger at the liberal Emanuel a new trend? Will populists one of these days go after the newly declared populist Hillary Clinton for her...
  • Rahm Emanuel’s catastrophic downfall: Why it should be a much bigger deal for Hillary Clinton

    12/14/2015 12:49:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies ^ | 12/14/2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is in big trouble. In the wake of the scandal surrounding his police department’s execution of teenager Laquan McDonald, local columnists have declared that he has permanently lost his grip on the city. More than half of Chicago residents in a recent poll said he should resign. His teary apology for McDonald’s killing got him nowhere. The mayor of the third-biggest city in America—whose stewardship of Chicago was dire enough before you even got to the police—is on the ropes. He is a former right-hand man to both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, whose wife, you...
  • Even Rahm Emanuel Supporters Having Doubts About Their Man

    12/11/2015 6:28:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    nbc ^ | 12-11-15 | tracy jarrett
    NOTE: The funny characters you have been seeing can be removed when you post an article. Erase any apostrophe, parenthesis, and dash and then replace those characters from your keyboard. :) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CHICAGO - As protests continued in Chicago Thursday following the delayed release of video showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald, voters on the city's North Side, who overwhelmingly supported Mayor Rahm Emanuel in last April's election, have doubts about his ability to address corruption and continue leading the city. "I do not think that Rahm is doing all that he can to fix the situation." said Colleen Fry,...
  • Black Lawmakers Split On Whether Rahm Emanuel Should Resign

    12/10/2015 5:43:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/10/15 | Darren Sands
    WASHINGTON - Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are split on whether Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel should resign for his actions in the case of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. Emanuel has been under fire since the November release of video showing the 2014 police shooting of McDonald. The video - which the city refused to disclose until a court order forced it to do so - showed McDonald being shot 16 times by police in an encounter that played out much differently than the original police account of the incident. Some CBC members told BuzzFeed News that Emanuel...
  • Protesters Block Downtown Chicago Streets and Call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Resign

    12/09/2015 12:46:22 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/9/2015 | Michele Gorman
    As controversy swirls over high profile police killings in the city, hundreds of protesters blocked streets in downtown Chicago on Wednesday as part of a citywide walkout to demand Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign from his position. Hours earlier, Emanuel had publicly apologized for the 2014 police-involved shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black city resident, and pledged to fix the broken Chicago police practices.
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resists calls to resign

    12/02/2015 9:59:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/02/2015 | By Amanda Sakuma
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday fiercely resisted calls to follow his police superintendent in stepping down, even as the city continues to roil over the dashcam video released last week showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot by police. Asked at a POLITICO Playbook event whether he planned to resign, the notoriously brazen Emanuel sneered and made light of the question. “No, because I really so much look forward to this interview and I wanted to have it. I just felt so good saying that to you,” Emanuel said, explaining that Chicago voters already put their faith in him. ~SNIP~...
  • Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago

    12/01/2015 6:28:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-30-2015 | Douglas Belkin
    Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago Federal official accuse 21 year-old African-American college student of making online threats By Douglas Belkin Updated Nov. 30, 2015 CHICAGO Authorities on Monday arrested a 21 year-old African-American college student for making online threats that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel classes. Jabari R. Dean, an electrical engineering major at a nearby school, was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. He admitted posting online that he planned to head to the University of Chicagos campus quad at 10 a.m. Monday with three fully loaded weapons to...
  • Chicago homicides [433 so far in 2015, protests in the street over ONE]

    11/25/2015 5:45:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ....based on around-the-clock reporting by the Chicago Tribune staff....