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  • 23 shot, 9 fatally, over the weekend in Chicago

    10/16/2017 4:16:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/15/2017 | Madeline Buckley
    Among the 23 shot in Chicago over the weekend: a 64-year-old teacher, a young mother and a 15-year-old boy. The nearly two dozen shootings from Friday afternoon to Monday morning included nine people who were killed, two of whom were teenagers. An unintended target of a drive-by in Rogers Park, Cynthia Trevillion was killed by a stray bullet Friday night while she waited for a train at the CTA Morse stop. She was a teacher at the Chicago Waldorf School in Rogers Park. Simone D. McKay, a 26-year-old mother of two, was fatally shot in front of her Rosemoor home...
  • In Chicago, a Las Vegas Every Month

    10/09/2017 6:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There were 59 murders in Chicago in September, the city where black lives don’t seem to matter to liberals and gun control zealots. The horrible death toll in the Las Vegas massacre is just a normal month in the gun control and murder capital of America. The Democratic caucus in Congress that seizes on Las Vegas as another crisis too terrible to waste in their pursuit of gun control says nothing about the Chicago carnage, for which nary an NFL millionaire takes a knee while whining about social justice: The murder toll in Las Vegas on Sunday makes it the...
  • Safety concerns spur more black women in Chicago to receive concealed-carry gun permits

    09/13/2017 4:29:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-13-17 | Yuliana Romanyshyn
    At first glance, nothing differentiates Vernetta Robinzine from passers-by in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side. On a recent evening, like most people on a workday, she donned business casual attire with a loose, bright blouse. But her daily wardrobe includes something unseen that gives her confidence. Robinzine, 51, is a gun owner with a concealed carry license. Since she received her permit in late spring, she carries her firearm wherever she goes. ADVERTISING "It's like a part of me now," Robinzine said with the smile. Data show Robinzine is part of a burgeoning group in Cook County:...
  • AP Refers To Illegal Immigrants As ‘Undocumented Citizens’

    09/08/2017 1:34:23 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/2017 | Amber Athey
    The Associated Press shirked their own style guide in a recently published article, using “undocumented citizens” in lieu of their usual “undocumented immigrants.” The article with the strange reference was published on September 5 and discusses Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “The Chicago Sun-Times reports that school officials say about a third of the school’s students are undocumented citizens,” the AP wrote.
  • Johnson, Emanuel bemoan canceled game after fight closed United Center (Chicago)

    08/17/2017 5:37:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Tuesday bemoaned the fights that forced the United Center to close, canceling the championship game of a basketball league intended to keep teenagers off the streets in the summer. The pandemonium — some captured on cellphone video — prevented neighborhood teams made up of players from two of Chicago’s top high school basketball teams — Orr Academy and Curie Metropolitan — from squaring off in a title game. As upsetting to Emanuel and Johnson as the ugly scene outside the United Center was the fact that the league itself was supposed...
  • Man Released From Custody After Triple-Fatal Shooting In East Side Home (Chicago gun owner)

    08/17/2017 4:38:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/16/2017 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who shot and killed three people in his East Side Home on Sunday has been released from custody, but police said their investigation continues. Police said the 31-year-old man told officers he shot three people who had broken into his home near 102nd and Ewing around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, but police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi later said “further investigation revealed some inconsistencies in his initial story.” Police sources said a witness told detectives the three people shot inside the house had been there all day, leading investigators to question his account of the shooting. Wednesday morning,...
  • At scene of a shooting, mother thanks God her son is in jail: 'They can’t get to him there'(Chicago)

    08/17/2017 4:26:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/2017 | Peter Nickeas
    (snip)Victor Davila died here in an alley between Whipple Street and Sacramento Avenue.(snip)Davila and many of the men mourning his death were Latin Kings, police said.(snip) The young man killed here was a close family friend of Pat Razo, a 42-year-old woman whose sons and a nephew were Latin Kings. It’s a struggle to raise boys in the neighborhood, she said. She moved to Carpentersville for 10 years to give them a better chance, but her stepson Aaron -- the oldest of her children -- was shot to death in the western suburb in 2007. He was 17.(snip)Then in April...
  • 9 Dead, 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/14/2017 7:06:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/14/2017 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Nine people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.(snip) Three people were killed in a Sunday evening shooting in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 17-year-old boy, 22-year-old man and 24-year-old woman all suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body at 5:32 p.m. in the 10200 block of South Ewing and were pronounced dead at the scene,(snip) About 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Emmanuel Fleming, 34, and 46-year-old Michael Swift were killed in a shooting in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The men...
  • CPS drops bombshell: Needs $269M from city

    08/11/2017 12:36:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    Matt McGrath, a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed the city will take responsibility for the $279 million itself, even though it has its own gap of nearly $200 million, including the cost of hiring new police. "I'm sure we will" come up with those funds, he said. But "no details" are available today.
  • Emails Show Rahm Used Sanctuary City Issue to Bolster National Image

    08/09/2017 2:02:04 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 9, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Rahm Emanuel has emphatically denied that politics is behind his decision to file a pre-emptive lawsuit seeking to block U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions from cutting off federal crimefighting funds to sanctuary cities. If that’s true, why did Emanuel play the media like a fiddle by dribbling out details of the lawsuit over a three-day period? And why do the mayor’s own private emails expose his attempts to use his pro-immigration stance to shore up a national media image that took a beating after the November 2015 release of video showing a white Chicago Police officer firing 16 shots at...
  • Sessions: Sanctuary city Chicago's hostility to law-enforcement protection 'astounding'

    08/08/2017 11:16:13 AM PDT · by johnk · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Published August 07, 2017 | Fox News
    The attorney general called the “open hostility” against protecting law enforcement -- while protecting criminal aliens -- “astounding” given the influx of Chicago’s violence crime. “The city’s leaders cannot follow some laws and ignore others and reasonably expect this horrific situation to improve,” Sessions continued. The grants, named for former New York City police officer Edward Byrne, who was murdered in 1988, would provide $3.2 million to Chicago, to be used for police vehicles. Funding from the grant is a small fraction of the city's budget. A requirement added to the grants would force local jurisdictions to report to federal...
  • Chicago to sue over 'misguided' sanctuary city warning (Rham-Bozo doubles down)

    08/07/2017 1:27:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2017 | Shawn Nottingham and Joe Sterling
    The city of Chicago says it plans to file a lawsuit against the US Justice Department on Monday over new stipulations placed on federal law enforcement grant money requiring local police departments to assist in federal immigration actions. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said in a statement that the Trump administration's "latest unlawful misguided action undermines public safety and violates" the Constitution. He said the city is challenging the administration "to ensure that their misguided policies do not threaten the safety of our residents." [Snip] "Chicago will not be blackmailed into changing our values, and we are and will remain a...
  • Emanuel to sue Feds over new Sanctuary City Rules

    08/04/2017 7:15:53 PM PDT · by johnk · 50 replies
    WLS-AM 890 ^ | Aug 4, 2017 | By Bill Cameron
    (CHICAGO) Mayor Emanuel says he’s going to sue the Trump Justice Dept on Monday over its new Sanctuary City rules. New rules just out prevent Sanctuary Cities like Chicago to get certain law enforcement grants and so the mayor says Chicago will file suit to kill the rules and get the millions in question. In an interview with WLS-AM for Sunday’s edition of “Bill Cameron and Connected to Chicago”, the mayor said “We are not going to be put in a position of choosing who we are as a welcoming city and strengthening our police dept. These are exactly the...
  • 4-year-old boy among 35 people shot in Chicago weekend violence

    07/31/2017 6:57:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/31/2017 | Staff
    A 4-year-old boy and an 89-year-old man were among 35 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning, a period that also saw four homicides. The most recent deaths were the latest of 377 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, more than 2,150 people have been shot since the start of the year. About 5:15 p.m. Friday, the 4-year-old was in the Austin neighborhood’s 5200 block of West Kamerling with 28-year-old Nikia Betts and a 19-year-old man when gunfire erupted,(snip) Betts, who lived in the...
  • Trump Says He Has Chicago’s Crime Problem Solved

    07/28/2017 4:48:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 28 JULY 2017 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    (CBS) – President Donald Trump on Friday said he could fix Chicago’s violence problem with one phone call. In fact, the president told Mayor Rahm Emanuel about a Chicago police officer who guarantees he can fix the problem. Trump, speaking before police in New York, said he met the Chicago cop during a campaign appearance last year. “I said what the hell is going on,” Trump recalled. He says he asked the officer, “How long would it take you to straighten out the problem?” The Chicago police officer told Trump if he had the authority, only “a couple of days,”...
  • Chicago violence is overwhelming police capabilities and spreading beyond gang strongholds

    07/24/2017 4:09:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/24/2017
    Carl Sandburg indelibly dubbed Chicago "hog butcher for the world," though swine are no longer[i] massacred there.  But slaughter remains part of the city's global image, as every weekend sees multiple deaths from gang warfare (this weekend's total is 6 dead, 35 wounded).  Until recently, the remaining affluent tax-paying residents, the ones occupying expensive condos and townhouses near the lake, for instance, were able to comfort themselves that the bloodshed was largely confined to a couple of districts to the south and west of their Northside enclaves. That assumption is crumbling, as CWB Chicago reports gang warfare at one of the city's...
  • Chicago police express frustration after more than 100 shot in violent Fourth of July weekend

    07/05/2017 8:56:46 PM PDT · by grundle · 57 replies
    Chiucago Tribune ^ | July 5, 2017
    The Chicago Police Department says it is conducting "a very comprehensive review" after the city experienced one of its most violent Fourth of July weekends in recent years, with at least 101 people shot between late Friday afternoon and early Wednesday. "We're doing a debriefing," said chief police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. "The mood here is frustration." The review will include an analysis of how "amateur fireworks" might have affected the ShotSpotter system, which captures audio of gunfire and attempts to pinpoint its location for quicker deployment of officers. The system is deployed in the Englewood and Harrison districts, traditionally among...
  • More Than 100 People Were Shot in Chicago Over the Fourth of July Weekend

    07/06/2017 4:57:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Time ^ | 7/6/2017 | Joseph Hincks
    More than 100 people were shot in Chicago over the course of one of the bloodiest Fourth of July weekends in the city's recent history. Police in Chicago are conducting a "very comprehensive review" after 15 people were killed and 86 others injured in shootings between late Friday afternoon and early Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. "The mood here is frustration," Chicago Police Department chief spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told the Tribune. "It's perplexing. We deployed some very successful tactics over the Memorial Day weekend," he added. Police said their review would include analysis of whether an audio system that pinpoints...
  • Chicago Facing Bankruptcy but Spends Taxpayer $ to Place ‘Real Fake’ Statue in Front of Trump Tower

    06/30/2017 9:08:23 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    The city of Chicago is facing bankruptcy due to Democrat Party leadership that has simply destroyed the great American city. But this isn’t stopping the Democrat leadership in Chicago from paying for and placing a statue in front of Trump Tower in Chicago. The statue reads “Real Fake”. It was reported earlier this week that Chicago is on the verge of bankruptcy. Two years ago Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Chicago’s debt to junk status, now politicians in Chicago are arguing that maybe bankruptcy is not such a bad thing. Chicago currently faces $25 billion in pension promises that it cannot...
  • Trump tweets ‘I am sending in Federal help’ for violence in Chicago

    06/30/2017 6:23:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 65 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/30/2017 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON – Four days after his inauguration, President Donald Trump threatened to “send in the Feds” if Chicago could not stop its “horrible carnage,” and on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that’s just what he did. In a Twitter post on Friday morning, Trump said, “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” According to the Chicago Sun-Times’ count, 1,737 people have been shot this year, 306 of them fatally. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall was aware that the Trump administration was mustering some additional...