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  • Police: 5 killed, 12 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    11/22/2015 10:10:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2015
    Five people were killed and at least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said.
  • BREAKING NEWS: 'Heavy gunfire' breaks out in Paris suburb as police hunt for ninth jihadi

    11/17/2015 9:18:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2015 | Keiligh Blair
    Shooting broke out during anti-terrorist operation in a Paris suburb Reports of an exchange of gunfire during operation in Saint-Denis A special armed response unit of the French police carried out the raid Police officers have been harmed during the operation - extent of their injuries is not yet known...
  • 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.
  • Will the Roberts court abolish capital punishment?

    10/31/2015 11:21:15 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    The U.S. Supreme Court appears on track to revisit the constitutionality of the death penalty, with recent remarks from justices and world leaders sparking fresh optimism from opponents of capital punishment. The high court under Chief Justice John Roberts has in recent terms agreed to rule on cases related to how states handle death penalty prosecutions and conduct executions, but has yet to weigh in on whether the practice violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  Some court watchers say that will soon change, pointing to signals suggesting an appetite among some of the justices to...
  • Oregon Community College Shootings - Another Important Aspect To Consider

    10/06/2015 5:14:41 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | 10/4/15 | Restore-DC-Catholicism
    First, let's all pray for the repose of those killed in the mass murder last week. It is no secret that this gunman Chris Mercer, targeted Christians. He queried his victims before he shot them; the Christians were shot in the head while non-Christians were shot in the legs. That aspect was curiously absent from Obama's remarks after the shooting. Had the victims been shot because they were anything but Christian, Obama would have denounced the hate-crime aspect of the murders. But it is not Obama's screed that I want to address at this time, loathsome as it was. As...
  • Oregon college shooting is all the more reason to carry guns, say local residents

    10/03/2015 2:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 2, 2015 | Rory Carroll in Roseburg, Oregon
    A sign in the Roseburg Gun Shop. Interviews with almost a dozen residents of the rural Oregon community on Friday yielded unanimity on their biggest threats: gun control and Barack Obama.The deadliest mass killing in the states history had taken place a few miles away and to the staff and customers of the Roseburg Gun Shop it was clear they faced a grave threat from Barack Obama. Authorities had just discovered a cache of 13 weapons possessed by the shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, but the man they feared was thousands of miles away in the White House, plotting, as...
  • The awful truth about Obama's hometown that he and the media ignore in gun discussion

    10/03/2015 8:43:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-3-15 | Thomas Lifson
    Why has no one asked President Obama what common sense gun control measures in addition to those already at work in Chicago he would like to see? Why has no one asked him about the disparity in his concern over a handful of white victims in Orgeon versus his complete ignoring of hundreds of black murder victims in his hometown? Chicago, the town Obama adopted as his own and where his mansion still sits, puts the lie to the vague gun control nostrums he is selling. A highly amusing site called (Illustrating Chicago Values) graphically illustrates the ongoing carnage...
  • Jeb Bush Says 'Stuff Happens' In Response to Gun Violence

    10/02/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Candace Smith
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an eyebrow-raising comment in the wake of the Oregon school massacre -- saying "stuff happens" in response to a discussion about gun violence. Bush called the shooting in Oregon "heartbreaking," and said he also had challenges that he faced during his tenure as governor of Florida. "Look stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do," Bush said at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, South Carolina, referring to taking away rights.

    10/02/2015 4:57:17 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 72 replies
    Common Sense | 02 October 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    <p>It is time to allow concealed carry by permit holders EVERYWHERE right NOW. If Obama REALLY wanted to help the nation against mass shootings he would immediately implement a proposal to pass into FEDERAL law the right for those lawfully getting permits to be able to carry ANYWHERE and be held completely responsible for their actions should they be involved in an incident. However, Obama has a different agenda. He wants to disarm the U.S. public, with an exception for Muslims of course, so he can de facto take over the country and cram is filthy philosophies down our throats.</p>
  • Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In September

    10/01/2015 6:08:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS (Chicago) ^ | October 1, 2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) While overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade. Compared to the first nine months of last year, murders were up 21 percent through the end of September. Shooting incidents were up 19 percent, and the number of shooting victims was up 14 percent. Overall crime including robberies, burglaries, and thefts was down 7 percent.
  • Obama outraged about guns, but not the murder of living fetuses for sale of their body parts

    10/01/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 46 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    President Obama is on fire about the evil of guns! Starting to look more and more like today's shooting was a precursor to a speech. Has he congratulated Congress for funding the abortion baby hacker for body parts clinic?
  • Mother, Grandmother Of 11-Month-Old Boy Wiped Out In Chicago Shootings, Heroic Officer Saves Boy

    09/29/2015 6:27:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    An 11-month-old Chicago boy witnessed tragedy late on Monday evening as he saw an unidentified shooter wipe out two generations of his family on his front porch. His pregnant mother and grandmother were those killed in an alleged case of random shootings that rocked the Back of the Yards neighborhood in South Chicago, according to latest reports emerging in the media. The shootings spurred an emergency medical services response to the 5300 block of South Aberdeen Street after multiple people were reportedly shot, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.
  • 8 Killed, 45 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    09/22/2015 5:42:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 21, 2015
    CHICAGO (STMW) Eight people were killed including a 14-year-old boy and at least 45 others were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
  • Arizona Freeway Shootings: 2 People Questioned, Police Say

    09/11/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11 | ENJOLI FRANCIS
    Authorities in Arizona said today that they have detained two people of interest for questioning in connection with a spate of shootings that has targeted the heavily-traveled Interstate 10 freeway that runs through Phoenix, leaving commuters terrified for weeks. According to ABC News affiliate, officers with the state's Department of Public Safety surrounded a Tahoe in a parking lot and then took two individuals into custody.
  • Gunman Still at Large After Randomly Shooting at Drivers on Arizona InterstateGunman Targeting Drive

    {Heard this on the radio newsbreak five minutes ago} Phoenix, ARIZONA There has been nine shootings in the past 10 days on Arizonas highways, luckily no one has been killed. On Sunday, September 6, 2015, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a shooting occurred on westbound SR 202 near 32nd Street. After a disagreement in Tempe, a black Toyota Camry or Corolla with a temporary plate followed the victim vehicle west on SR 202. The Toyota was occupied by three males. At 32nd Street an occupant of the Toyota fired at least once at the victim vehicle striking the victim vehicle....
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governors administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Police: Teen hospitalized with 11 wounds after West End shooting (Cincinnati)

    09/04/2015 8:41:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WLWT ^ | September 4, 2015 | John London
    CINCINNATI Cincinnati police said they are at a loss to explain the recent spate of shootings in the West End. There was another one Friday morning, the eighth shooting in the past week. This time a teenager took several bullets to the legs. Despite 11 entry and exit wounds, the 15-year-old made it mid-block along 800 block of Findlay Street before he collapsed.
  • At least 12 people shot dead, including 11-year-old boy, since late Tuesday in Chicago

    09/03/2015 8:28:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 3, 2015
    At least 12 people have died and 13 others have been wounded in separate shootings in Chicago between late Tuesday and early Thursday, including the accidental shooting of an 11-year-old boy, police said..
  • Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns

    08/30/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 29, 2015 | Jackie Kucinich, senior politics editor
    Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.Something is deeply wrong, Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. Earlier in the week, a gunman killed two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, on live television, just days before an unstable person with a gun murdered a highway state trooper in Louisiana. It all points to a national sickness, an impotence when it comes to curbing the spread of firearms to dangerous individuals, Clinton said. I believe...
  • Hate Groups Use Virginia Shooting As Call To Arms In "Race War"

    08/28/2015 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | August 26, 2015 | James King and Adi Cohen
    The League of the South has gone to "Security Condition Orange" and other white supremacist organizations are saying it's time for action.Hate groups across the country are using Wednesdays televised shooting of two Virginia journalists as a call to arms in the race war the shooter referenced in a manifesto he sent to a national news outlet. One group has gone to Security Condition Orange, its second-highest alert level, which it says means eminent (sic) danger probable. In his manifesto, faxed shortly after the shooting to ABC News, shooter Vester Flanagan claimed to have killed WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, 24,...
  • 2 dead, including 14-year-old girl, and 7 wounded in shootings across Chicago

    08/14/2015 6:03:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 13, 2015
    Two people, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and seven other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Wednesday, according to police.. Tracy Davis, 14, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of North Homan Avenue in East Garfield Park, She was dead on the scene, officials said.
  • Life for James Holmes: Swift verdict from Aurora theater shooting jury

    08/07/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 117 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 7, 2015
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- It took almost three years for the case to reach trial. That trial played out over the course of three months. The jury needed just 6.5 hours to render a verdict. James Holmes has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
  • 3 killed, 12 hurt in Chicago weekend shootings

    08/02/2015 9:14:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 2, 2015 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Three men have died and at least 12 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday afternoon across the city, police said.
  • Navy responds to reports sailor will be charged for returning fire against Chattanooga gunman

    08/02/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 28 replies ^ | August 02, 2015 at 12:06 AM | Leada Gore
    The U.S. Navy is denying reports that it will file charges against a naval officer who used a weapon to return fire against Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Abdulazeez during last month's deadly attack.
  • Mpls. Police, Officials Battle Summertime Spike in Shootings

    07/14/2015 7:49:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 7/14/15 | Stephen Tellier
    Minneapolis is in the midst of a summertime spike in shootings. There were 26 shootings in the two-week period ending on July 13, the highest total since at least 2011. The majority the shootings have taken place in north Minneapolis, but there have also been two in south Minneapolis, and five in downtown. Barb Johnson, the city council president, called the spike in shootings "disgusting," while Mayor Betsy Hodges is calling the trend "unacceptable." KSTPs Stephen Tellier talked to city leaders and shares what they are doing to stop gun violence, at 10 p.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. It is...
  • Chicago Has Had More Than 12,000 Shootings Since 2010 (MAP)

    07/07/2015 7:48:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | July 7, 2015 | Tanveer Ali
    CHICAGO LAWN When Marshall Hawkins walks around his neighborhood, he carefully picks a route based on the places where people haven't been shot. "If there are flowers on the block, you can go there," the 38-year-old said. "If there's been police tape or gunshots, you avoid it." Such is life for the former North Sider in his adopted Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Same for his kids: 5 and 7. "On days that I can't pick them up and drive them to school, I give specific directions. 'Don't take this street. Go this way. Not that way,' " Hawkins said.
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation. The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or advanced countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • 17 shot since Monday morning in Baltimore (And this is from yesterday!)

    07/01/2015 6:54:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sean Welsh and Christina Jedra
    Baltimore police are investigating 17 shootings that have occurred since early Monday.. Six men were reported shot Tuesday after 11 shootings were reported Monday, according to police. There have been 286 nonfatal shootings in the city this year, police said. At this time last year, 151 nonfatal shootings were reported. On Tuesday evening officers were called to an area hospital where a 32-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, police said. Detectives are working to determine where the shooting occurred. At 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an area hospital for a report of a...
  • Donald Trump on Black Youths: Theres No Spirit

    06/25/2015 4:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nigel Roberts
    The GOP presidential candidate spoke freely about race as a new poll puts him second in the field of Republican presidential contenders. The entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. has announced that it is severing ties with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, after recent reports of Trump's disparaging remarks toward Mexicans. "At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country," a statement released by UCI reads. "We...
  • Hero of 1993 church attack calls for being armed

    06/24/2015 9:44:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 1 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 6 days ago June 18, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    "The only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" His experience has been chronicled in book and DVD versions in Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the shooting, he told WND, The moment of chaos and carnage unfurled is forever etched in my mind. Van Wyk, who blogs at Mission Liberty, described what happened to him: On Thursday, in told WND, My heart really goes out to the families of those who are feeling the pain of having lost loved...
  • 3 killed, 16 wounded in city shootings

    06/24/2015 4:29:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 24, 2015 | Deanese Williams-Harris, Tony Briscoe and Quinn Ford
    In a 12-hour span beginning Tuesday afternoon, three people were killed, and at least 16 others were wounded -- including a 14-year-old girl -- in shootings across the city.. In four of the shootings, two or more people were killed or wounded, including a Bronzeville incident in which a 52-year-old bystander was fatally shot and three others were wounded.
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • Heres What the Mainstream Media WONT Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 4:31:23 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did. There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 milion gun owners in this nation. Mother Jones reports there have been 69 mass shootings in the last 30 years. The Washington Post says, a Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 incidents over roughly the same period, in which 547 were killed.
  • Despite Charleston killings, Obama sticks to fundraising schedule ($33,000 a head)

    06/18/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 15 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | June 18 2015
    Though President Obama had a lot to say about last nights Charleston, South Carolina church massacre that left nine dead, one thing that hasnt happened is a change in his schedule. Instead of diverting Air Force One to the Palmetto State, hes sticking with previous plans to attend fundraisers in California, with tickets costing up to $33,400. According to the AP, both today and tomorrows schedule are booked solid with four events, including one in Beverley Hills featuring Tyler Perry.
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicagos Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chucks Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive workers paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • Five people, ages 16 to 85, shot in Baltimore

    06/10/2015 8:41:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 10, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Five people two men, two women and a 16-year-old boy were shot in Baltimore Tuesday and Wednesday nights, police said.. Three of the shootings took place within a mile of each other on the city's west side. The 16-year-old boy walked into a hospital at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday after being shot multiple times in the arm and shoulder in the 1500 block of Presstman St., in Sandtown-Winchester, the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested, police said. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An 85-year-old woman was grazed in the leg by a bullet at about 5:11 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of...
  • Boys -- ages 8 and 10 -- shot in East Baltimore (Plus two men, four shootings in total)

    06/07/2015 2:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 7, 2015 | Sean Welsh
    Two men and two young boys were shot overnight in Baltimore, the city's police said early Sunday morning.. Two boys, ages 8 and 10, were outside at 10:41 p.m. in the 1600 block of Cliftview Ave. in the Darley Park neighborhood when at least one unknown suspect began shooting. The boys were shot in the back and the suspect ran, police said. Both victims were transported to area hospitals and are expected to survive, police said. Anyone with information may contact Eastern District detectives at 410-396-2433. Police responded to an area hospital at 12:43 a.m., where a 28-year-old man had...
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihans prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihans famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, The Negro Family: The Case for Action, Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Rite Aid says personal information, prescriptions stolen in Baltimore looting (175,000 units)

    06/04/2015 12:23:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 3, 2015 | Scott Dance
    As looted prescription drugs flood Baltimore streets, fueling a surge in violence, pharmacy chain Rite Aid warned customers Wednesday that their personal medical information could be on the streets, too.. Store officials said the labels on prescriptions stolen during the late April riots included patient names, addresses and the names of medication, but not other sensitive data such as Social Security numbers or credit card numbers. The alert nonetheless raised concern among privacy advocates who said the information could be used for fraud. Rite Aid has hired a risk management firm to help protect customers from identity theft. The risk...
  • Crime Wave: Murders Skyrocket Across The Country in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlanta, NYC

    06/03/2015 6:36:38 AM PDT · by HammerT · 52 replies
    townhall ^ | Jun 03, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Anti-police sentiment in big cities across the country comes at a cost and we're seeing it now with skyrocketing crime statistics from St. Louis to New York City. Baltimore - Murders have doubled with 43 homicides last month alone Chicago - 900+ shootings this year St. Louis - 55 murders this year Dallas - Violent crime up 10 percent Atlanta - Homicides up 32 percent Milwaukee - Homicides up by 180 percent New York City - Murders up 20 percent Heather Mac Donald at the Wall Street Journal has a detailed piece about the increase in crime that's worth a...
  • 2 double shootings Sunday bring end to violent month

    05/31/2015 9:21:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-1-2015 | Colin Campbell
    hattered glass from the windows of a silver minivan and dozens of police evidence markers littered a West Baltimore street where police said at least two men were shot in a hail of bullets, the second double shooting in the city Sunday.. The shooting brought to an end one of the most violent months the city has seen in decades, with 43 people killed and 108 people injured in May alone. More people have been shot to death this month than any month since August 1972, when 45 people were killed.
  • Girl, 2, Among 14 Shot in Chicago Since Thursday evening

    A man was killed and at least 13 others, including a 2-year-old girl, were injured in shootings across Chicago since Thursday evening, police said. Police said the 2-year-old girl was wounded around 10:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Honore Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood when shots were fired, striking a group of people on a sidewalk.
  • Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them..

    05/29/2015 1:18:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 144 replies ^ | 29 May 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them in wake of Freddie Gray riots as murder rate soars to highest in 15 years Jennifer Jeffrey, 31, and son Kester 'Tony' Browne, 8, were killed Thursday They became the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims this month Residents have barricaded their doors in fear of ongoing violence Some have compared parts of the city to the Wild West Others have said virtually no police have been on the streets since riots Arrests are down almost 50 per cent on the same time last year Police claim they are being met...
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • New Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns, Start Shooting People

    06/05/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 77 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | June 3, 2011 | MATTHEW COLE
    In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures. "What are you waiting for?" asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn't worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. "Over these past few years, I've seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom." The two-part, two hour video appeared on...
  • In Waco carnage, a message to America

    05/18/2015 12:20:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2015 | Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
    )Even while the horrific details from the fatal gang battle in Waco, Texas, filter in, it's not too soon to ask: Is this who and what we have become as a nation? A place where a shootout between five heavily armed criminal gangs can unfold at a restaurant, in full view of law enforcement, leaving nine dead, 18 hospitalized and some 170 people arrested? Law enforcement officers knew at least a week in advance that a horde of bikers was converging on the Twin Peaks restaurant, where the massacre took place, and stationed a dozen local and state officers on...
  • 10 shot, 2 dead in shootings in Baltimore

    05/16/2015 11:29:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 16, 2015
    BALTIMORE Baltimore City police are investigating six shootings in which two people were killed. City police were called shortly after 8 p.m. to the 2500 block of North Edgecombe Circle in northwest Baltimore, where a man was shot in his torso. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. City police were called about 9:24 p.m. to the 3800 block of Yolando Road in north Baltimore, where a man was shot in his lower body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. City police were called about 10:24 p.m. to the 2400...
  • Mother loses second son to violence after Roseland shooting

    05/14/2015 10:47:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    FOX 32 News ^ | May 14, 2015 | Anita Padilla
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It was a violent night on the streets of Chicago Wednesday, three people were killed and at least 10 others were hurt in shootings on the South and West sides. In the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, two men were killed and a third was critically wounded in a shooting. About 8 p.m., the three men were in a vehicle in the 200 block of West 107th Street when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, police said. Two men, ages 19 and 20, were killed.
  • Tragedy, Not Pattern [Police Shootings]

    04/14/2015 7:56:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | April 14, 2015 | Heather MacDonald
    [SNIP]...Historically, somewhat less than half of the 400 police homicides reported to the FBI each year have black subjects. This is consistent with the black crime rate. Blacks make up over half of all homicide perpetrators in the country; in 2013, they were 42 percent of all cop-killers, despite being merely 12 percent of the population. From 1980 to 1998, young black males murdered police officers at almost six times the rate of young white males. According to Gary Kleck, a criminologist at Florida State University, police officers are less likely to kill a black suspect who threatens or attacks...
  • Why we don't know how many Americans are killed by police (+video)

    04/10/2015 6:50:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CSM ^ | 04/10/2015 | By Harry Bruinius
    As the nation grapples with the latest incident of a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man this time in South Carolina many have asked a simple question: How often does this happen? The answer is: No one knows for sure, exactly. Even the Federal Bureau of Investigations Uniform Crime Report, considered the gold standard of crime data since the 1930s, is in many ways out of date and flawed. The nations 18,000 law enforcement agencies are not required to compile data on officer-involved shootings. At a time when shootings in North Charleston, S.C.; Ferguson, Mo.; and...