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  • 10 Killed, 41 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    07/17/2017 6:40:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | 7/17/2017 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother’s eyes are swollen shut from crying after the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, a community activist said. Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old man at 11:13 p.m. Friday, traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street, when a gray car pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The boy was shot in the back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, authorities said. He...
  • 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...
  • Little Rock Police: 17 Injured After Nightclub Shooting

    07/01/2017 7:07:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2017 | unknown
    Police said 17 people were hurt in a shooting early Saturday after a dispute at a downtown Little Rock nightclub. The city's police chief said officers suspect multiple people fired weapons but that the incident was not terror-related. The shooting happened at the Power Ultra Lounge, a club in a two-story building downtown about 1 mile (1.61 kilometer) east of the state Capitol. Police cordoned off the block as crime-scene technicians gathered evidence from inside and outside the club. Glass from the club's second story windows littered the ground, along with empty drink cups. "We do NOT believe this incident...
  • Wife: Man Who Shot Congressman Wanted to Work on Tax Policy

    06/16/2017 2:14:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    KNTV-TV ^ | June 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The wife of a gunman who shot and wounded a top Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington, D.C. because he wanted to work on tax policy. Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her Illinois home. She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm. But he sold items from his businesses and told her he was going to Washington. She learned about the shootings while at work Wednesday during a telephone call from...
  • Brzezinski Suggests Trump to Blame for Anti-GOP Rampage

    06/15/2017 8:38:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Lifezette ^ | June 15, 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski implied on Thursday morning that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric was somehow ultimately responsible for the attempted assassination of Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. While halfheartedly acknowledging a myriad of other possible factors that may have contributed to the toxic political climate (save increasingly extreme mainstream liberal rhetoric), Brzezinski made it clear that she believes — and therefore wishes her audience to believe — that Trump’s arrival on the political scene was the spark that set America ablaze. "I think that very carefully we have to talk about the added dynamic here," Brzezinski...
  • Chicago passes 1,000 gunshot victims for 2017

    04/28/2017 10:37:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    The bloodshed continued in Chicago this week, with eight people wounded in shootings since Wednesday and more than 1,000 people already shot so far this year. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the most recent shooting took place in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Wednesday night. According to Chicago Police, a 35-year-old man was shot from a passing car while standing on the street. The man suffered gun shot wounds in the left hand and right ankle and was later stabilized at a local hospital. A 28-year-old woman was also shot in the incident, suffering gunshot wounds to both thighs and her right...
  • The Fresno Killer, Media Subterfuge, and Jihadi Privilege

    04/25/2017 5:19:38 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2017 | William Sullivan
    The Los Angeles Times reported that last week, a gunman by the name of Kori Ali Muhammad "stalked the streets of Fresno, fatally shooting three white men outside the Catholic Charities building with a .357 revolver."  Muhammad, a self-proclaimed "black soldier" with a belief that there is "a war going on between blacks and whites" who refers to white people as "devils" in anti-white tirades on social media, allegedly shouted "Allahu akbar" just prior to surrendering to police.   In spite of some peculiar evidence suggesting otherwise in the above-mentioned facts, the media and authorities almost immediately dismissed Islam as...
  • Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group

    04/24/2017 12:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    Former President Barack Obama, on a two-day visit to Chicago that began Sunday, met privately with at-risk young men on the South Side to talk about gang violence, jobs skills and employment, a spokesman said. The meeting was with participants in a program created by Obama's longtime friend and former education secretary, Arne Duncan — and signified a return to Obama's roots as a community organizer 30 years ago on the South Side. "He said he grew up during that time because of the work he was doing," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said. Now the former president wants to solicit...
  • Girls, 11 and 12, critically wounded in Saturday shootings less than 30 minutes apart

    02/13/2017 7:09:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 12, 2017
    Two preteen girls were shot in the head Saturday night in separate incidents on the city’s South Side, within a period of 30 minutes. Authorities first responded to a report that an 11-year-old girl had been shot in the 6500 block of South King Drive in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. The injury left her in "very critical'' condition, officials said.
  • John Lott: Gun-free zones easy targets for would-be killers

    02/09/2017 4:47:37 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | February 9, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Would you post a sign in front of your home announcing that you live in a gun-free zone? Would this make you feel safer? To criminals, gun-free zones just look like easy targets. But in a recent column for the News Sentinel, Mark Harmon argues that killers pay no attention to gun-free zones. He incorrectly claims that this is the “consensus view” of academic research. Since 1950, more than 98 percent of public mass shootings in America have taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns. In Europe, every mass public shooting in history has occurred in a gun-free...
  • 3 shot, 5 others injured at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on MLK Day (Miami)

    01/16/2017 2:36:11 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | January 16, 2047 | Nicole Lopez-Alvar | Ann Keil
    NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene after three people were shot and five others were injured at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Miami-Dade Police was among the multiple agencies that responded to the scene of the shooting at 6011 N.W. 32nd Avenue, in Northwest Miami-Dade, Monday just before 4 p.m. At around 5:20 p.m., Miami-Dade Police tweeted out that they had detained two people and recovered two weapons from the scene.
  • Trump blasts Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for record-setting 762 homicides and 4,331 shooting victims

    01/02/2017 12:11:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/2/17 | David Martosko / ap
    full title....................Trump blasts Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for record-setting 762 homicides and 4,331 shooting victims in 2016 and says he 'must ask for Federal help' if he can't fix Windy City..............................Donald Trump used his Twitter bully pulpit on Monday to blast Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for allowing his city's murder and firearms shooting rates to spiral out of control. 'Chicago murder rate is record setting – 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016,' Trump tweeted. 'If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!'
  • More than 60 shot, 11 killed over holiday weekend in Chicago

    12/27/2016 6:07:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Erik Runge
    CHICAGO -- More than 60 people were shot over the holiday weekend, 11 of them fatally. One of the most recent shootings left two teenage girls injured, one critically. It happened just after 11:30 p.m. Monday outside of Leland Giants Park. The 14-year-old was with a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy in a van. The 13-year-old's father had just left the van to speak with someone in a nearby house when two people came up and fired shots into the vehicle, police said. While the 13-year-old sustained a graze wound and is in stable condition, the 14-year-old was shot...
  • 33 shot, 9 fatally, in Christmas weekend gunfire across Chicago

    12/25/2016 10:33:47 PM PST · by umgud · 54 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/24/16 | staff
    Christmas weekend in Chicago has already seen more gun violence than it did during the entire Christmas weekend last year. Nine men were killed and at least 24 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police. Last year, a total of 30 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend, leaving six dead.
  • At Least 27 Shot, 7 Fatally, in Chicago Over Christmas Weekend

    12/25/2016 6:26:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 25, 2016 | Katie Rogers
    At least 27 people were shot, seven fatally, in a 48-hour period in Chicago over Christmas weekend, according to the Chicago Police Department. It was the latest bloody chapter in a city besieged by gun violence.
  • CNN Fans More Hatred of Cops, in Touting Flawed Study

    12/24/2016 3:54:15 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2016
    Pundits ignore the real reason for the racial disparity in deaths by police shooting. CNN is making a desperate pitch to further enflame the ideological war on cops while it still has a sympathetic ear in the White House. The CNN website is promoting a laughably incomplete study of police use of fatal force under the headline “Black men nearly 3 times as likely to die from police use of force, study says.” Utterly ignored in the study and in CNN’s write-up is any mention of violent-crime rates, which vary enormously by race and which predict officer use of force....
  • Shootings down by half during snowy weekend in Chicago

    12/13/2016 6:45:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 12, 2016
    Still, Chicago is on pace this year for the most homicides since at least 1998, when the police department said there were 704 homicides. The number of people shot is also the most in decades: At least 4,170 people so far this year. With less than three weeks left in the year, that marks a 40 percent increase over the total number of shootings in 2015, according to Tribune data.
  • Study: No, white cops are not more likely to shoot black suspects

    11/26/2016 11:14:55 AM PST · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here are just a few of the more revealing findings: There is some evidence that black officers are more likely than white officers to shoot black suspects, but there is no evidence that the reverse is true. This was something of a wildly unexpected data point. I can’t even fathom a guess as to what might account for this, but the actual difference in the number of cases is small enough that it may just be an expected statistical aberration. What’s more revealing here is the amount of work that John had to do to assemble these numbers. The reason...
  • Actual study of real data: Nope, white cops are not more likely to shoot black suspects

    11/21/2016 2:57:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    You've been had, America You know that massive rash of racist police shootings in which white officers shoot black suspects just because they’re black? Right. Neither do I. Because a few overhyped videos presented by the media without context don’t prove that any such thing is happening. Of course, that’s not stopping gullible celebrities and athletes from protesting and declaring “this isn’t right.” There is no solid information to suggest that a “this” even exists, but when you’re engaging in very public moral preening, you’re not going to let that stop you. But what might stop you is some actual...
  • 5 Shot in Downtown Seattle(liberal media silent)

    11/09/2016 9:18:07 PM PST · by mainestategop · 48 replies
    Got a call from a friend in Seattle, there's been a shooting, the local news networks have been totally silent. KIRO news says that the march has been peaceful. BS!!!! The media and the left are up to their own tricks again!