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  • Girls, 10 and 12, among 22 people shot in 12 hours

    07/19/2014 5:34:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 19, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Juan Perez Jr. and Liam Ford
    A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said. The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.
  • Police encounters are often deadly for dogs

    07/14/2014 5:34:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-13-14 | Sue Manning
    LOS ANGELES -- The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear. "There will be times when police need to defend themselves because they are being attacked by a dog and don't have a choice, but that is the minority of cases," said Brian Kilcommons, a Southbury, Conn., dog behaviorist and trainer. He is featured in the five-part series that teaches officers to detect the warning signs of an aggressive dog and how to avoid using lethal force. Efforts...
  • Mormon church struggles to heal in wake of killings

    07/13/2014 5:35:35 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2014 | Allan Turner
    Stunned by the execution-style killings of six of its members - four of them minors - members of a north Houston Mormon congregation are struggling to begin the process of healing. On Thursday, they sent helium-filled balloons heavenward in memory of Katie and Stephen Stay and their four slain children, ages 4 to 13. On Friday, they planned a trust fund to benefit the victims' relatives. This weekend, part of the regular Sunday service at the Mormon church in Spring will be devoted to assuaging the congregation's grief by putting the Wednesday night tragedy into perspective. "It won't be a...
  • Over 60 shot and 11 dead in Chicago over bloody Fourth of July weekend (1,100 people shot in 2014)

    07/07/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | July 7, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) --Over 60 people were victims of gun violence in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend, leaving 11 dead and police under heavy scrutiny. The Chicago Police Department was directly involved in at least six of the shooting incidents, killing two people officials say were armed.
  • Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit

    06/27/2014 1:20:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | June 27, 2014 | Reuters
    A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit brought by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers. After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished...
  • Mass Shootings: It’s Time To Go Back To Institutionalizing The Severely Mentally Ill

    06/23/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The left consistently blames guns for school shootings, while mostly ignoring the big elephant in the room: mental illness. Up until the 1960s, the severely mentally ill were locked up in psychiatric hospitals, for their own good and for the protection of society. The ACLU and the left changed that, by successfully suing to get them released out onto the streets. So now, they make up much of our homeless population. From there, many have predictably ended up in our prison system. The rate of mental illness in U.S. prisons is five times greater than in the regular population, and...
  • 4 killed, 7 wounded in separate city shootings

    06/23/2014 4:57:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2014 | Gregory Pratt and Peter Nickeas
    At least 11 people were shot, four fatally, Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning in Chicago. The most recent homicide occurred early Sunday morning on the Far South Side. At 7:43 a.m., police responded to a call of a "man down"’ in the 11100 block of South Lowe Avenue and found the victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
  • Cop Killer was a Pothead

    06/16/2014 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    John Avlon’s dishonest column on the cop-killers in Las Vegas should be studied by journalism students as an example of how to exploit a tragedy for political purposes. It is a shame he gets on CNN as an “analyst,” which gives him undeserved authority and prestige, when he deliberately confuses and misleads people. jerad miller In this case, he tried to blame conservatives for the murders of two policemen. His Daily Beast column carried two titles, one of them being, “The Bonnie and Clyde of Ultra-Right Hate.” He said Jerad and Amanda Miller killed two metro cops while shouting, “This...
  • To Right-Wing Nutjobs, Ordinary Voters Are The Enemy (What's wronger than wrong?)

    06/12/2014 3:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Memo ^ | June 11, 2014 | Gene Lyons
    “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” –Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues. So the Bonnie and Clyde of the great Bundy ranch standoff thought they could start a national uprising by murdering two cops in a Las Vegas pizza joint. After executing Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo in the most cowardly way possible, would-be freedom fighters Jerad and Amanda Miller draped the officers’ bodies with a Nazi flag and the “Don’t Tread on Me” banner flown at Tea Party rallies, and left a note proclaiming a new American Revolution. The duo then proceeded to...
  • Report: Far More People Killed In Chicago Than In All Mass Shootings Combined

    06/12/2014 1:11:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 6/12/14 | Awr Hawkins
    While announcing that they would not longer give killers the opportunity at glory that comes from having their names mentioned and their photographs aired on television, Sun News also address the extremely low rate of "mass shootings" in America compared to the excruciatingly high rate of murder in gun-controlled Chicago. According to the Sun News, mass shootings around the world--including the U.S.--are so rare that news agencies make a mistake by seizing on them. Focusing specifically on the U.S., Sun News reported: "And in the U.S., they account for less than one percent of all gun-related deaths. Far more people
  • A Company Has Designed A Bulletproof Blanket To Protect Kids During School Shootings

    06/09/2014 8:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 9, 2014 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    An Oklahoma company has designed a bullet-resistant blanket that’s designed to protect children and teachers in the event of a school shooting. The Bodyguard Blanket, made by ProTecht, is a bulletproof 5/16-inch pad that the company says is made from the same materials used by the U.S. military. Steve Walker, a podiatrist who conceptualized the blanket, told The Oklahoman that the idea came to him after two tragedies: the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma. He said the idea was to “stop that blunt-force trauma when that rubble is falling down on a child.” The...
  • Do "Lockdowns" Make Sense? - vanity question

    06/05/2014 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/5/2014 | Loud Mime
    Again we have another shooting where the "authorities" locked down the campus. This makes absolutely NO sense to me. It seems that a group of unarmed students sitting inside a classroom makes a wonderful target for any nutcase. Am I right? I have no actual law enforcement or true combat experience. Please post your opinions.
  • 7 shot at Seattle Pacific University; 1 in custody; suspect sought

    06/05/2014 3:56:04 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 39 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/5/14 | Jennifer sullivan
    Seattle police are investigating a shooting at Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University Campus. Officials say there appears to be seven victims; no fatalities.
  • Shock: All But 2 Public Mass Shootings Since 1950 Have Occurred in “Gun-Free Zones”

    05/30/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 5, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Put yourself in a criminal’s position. You feel like shooting and killing a bunch of people, and you want to be met with as little opposition as possible. If you go to a place that allows concealed carry, there’s a risk that someone could take you out before you start shooting, and that’s a risk you don’t want to take. Naturally, you’d go to a place that has heavy restrictions on gun-carriers. That’ll pretty much guarantee that no one will be able to fight back, and you’d be able to shoot and kill as many as you want. And then...
  • Every time there’s a mass murder, this Charlie Brooker video needs to be reposted

    Psychiatrists (and Charlie Brooker) offer insightful perspective on news coverage's perpetuation of mass shootings in schools. The bit with the psychiatrist is so perfect, shame is that the media is never ever going to stop covering shootings in this manner because it gets them so many viewers.
  • Shooter's Parents Sped to Try to Stop Him

    05/26/2014 3:09:55 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 121 replies
    Newser ^ | May 26, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    "When Elliot Rodger's parents realized just how dangerous their disturbed son was, they made a desperate attempt to try to stop him. They received a copy of his 141-page manifesto and saw a YouTube video outlining his plans for his "Day of Retribution" on Friday night and called 911 before rushing to Santa Barbara in separate cars, a family friend tells the New York Daily News. They heard about the shooting spree while they were on their way. "They were hoping against hope," the friend says. "They are in inconceivable pain."(snip)"He had been in therapy since childhood, but turned his...
  • 2 dead, 26 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/19/2014 5:08:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 18, 2014 | SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
    Two men were killed and at least 26 other people have been injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Kendall Floyd, 20, was in the 3400 block of West Madison Street when someone in a white minivan drove up and fired shots, striking him in his head and chest, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Floyd, who lived on the same block he was shot, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced...
  • Detectives: Deadly home invasion could be part of violent crime spree

    05/12/2014 4:44:44 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 43 replies
    wsbradio (Atlanta) ^ | 5/14/14 | wsbradio
    Investigators said there is a good chance nearly a dozen shootings in DeKalb County this weekend are connected. During a home invasion Saturday night, a 9-month-old baby was killed. Investigators told Channel 2's Ryan Young the shootings may have all started with a murder earlier this month. “It’s complicated,” said DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander. “It’s insane. It’s insane.” Officers are going door-to-door on Lani Farm Road looking for clues. “This is a neighborhood. This is a community. So if someone could come into a home, shoot four people then they are just gone, they just get away with it,”...
  • Police: Weekend gun violence toll at 7 dead, 22 wounded

    04/20/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 20, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood in Saturday and Sunday shootings that left at least two other people dead and 13 more injured. The weekend toll for gun violence in the city includes at least 7 people dead and 22 wounded. At least 2 people were killed and 9 wounded from about 7:35 p.m. Friday to about 5 a.m. Saturday.
  • 4 dead among at least 35 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

    04/13/2014 9:15:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 13, 2014 | Stephanie K. Baer and Peter Nickeas
    At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday. Officers responded to at least 26 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
  • 16 shot, 2 fatally, in 12 hours

    04/12/2014 9:53:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 12, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Two people were shot to death and 14 others were wounded in city shootings from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. The most recent homicide happened about 9:25 p.m. Friday in the 2700 block of East 76th Street in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A 37-year-old man, who has not yet been officially identified, sustained "multiple" gunshot wounds and died on a front porch of a frame home on that block.
  • The Unites States Military Afraid To Discharge Deviants

    04/06/2014 2:31:38 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/06/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    And, I do have a sensitivity toward people in the military as well as civilians who have developed some sort of "nervous condition." I was medevaced out of Vietnam after 16 months there while serving  in the Marine Corps. At that time, if an enlistee even looked cross-eyed at a superior officer, or showed any sort of deviance - they would be "quickly and efficiently" jailed, hospitalized, or just booted out of the military. IOW soldiers like the most recent Fort Hood killer Ivan Lopez would have stuck out like a sore thumb in yesterday's military, but not in...
  • Fatal self-defense shootings running high in Detroit

    03/31/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The city of Detroit went into bankruptcy last summer, citing a whole slew of financial and municipal problems including the Detroit police’s average response time to calls for the highest-priority crimes coming in at an absurd 58 minutes — but that didn’t stop the firestorm of criticism in store for Detroit Police Chief James Craig when he started vocally advocating for more responsible citizens to take up the task of self defense by arming themselves.After an incident last week, however, in which a northwest Detroit homeowner fatally shot two men he said were trying to break home, the number of...
  • Police search for masked gunman who killed teen, wounded 3 others

    02/06/2014 1:57:03 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 6, 2014 | Adam Sege, Juan Perez Jr. and Liam Ford
    Markeyo Carr had grabbed a few bucks from his mother and headed to the McDonald's in Rogers Park for something to eat. Minutes later, the 17-year-old lay dead in a driveway near the restaurant, shot by a masked gunman who wounded three other teens. Police say the four teens were in the parking lot of the McDonald's at 6740 N. Clark St. around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when there was an argument and then gunfire. Carr was shot in the head and collapsed in a driveway next to a strip mall with a pizza restaurant, a dental office and a dollar...
  • MSNBC Associates Duck Dynasty Gun Line with Mass Shootings

    01/05/2014 10:37:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 4, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When MSNBC's Thomas Roberts announced the new line of Duck Commander guns on January 3rd, he was joined by Len Everett of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Everett claimed Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, made his controversial comments to sell guns to conservative, middle-aged, white males and criticized the Robertson family for selling the kinds of guns used in mass shootings. Roberts used leading questions to guide Everett in making these points throughout the segment. For example, Roberts introduced Everett by pointing out that the new line of guns includes a "semi-automatic pistol" and "two semi-automatic rifles." Moreover,...
  • Police shoot 4 after answering calls of gunfire

    01/01/2014 12:13:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 1, 2014 | Peter Nickeas
    The first four people shot in Chicago in the new year were wounded by officers answering calls of shots fired in two South Side neighborhoods, authorities said. Three of the people were shot shortly before 2 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood after officers heard gunfire in the 100 block of West 105th Street, police said. A 25-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, and a woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, also in critical condition, officials said.
  • Radio Reports Another Shooting at Littleton, CO HS (Site of Columbine Shooting, Year After Newton)

    12/13/2013 12:21:17 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 97 replies
    WSB Radio, Atlanta
    Radio report says sheriff reports two shot, no more details. Wait for ABCNNBCBS to make even more publicity about this considering their reaction to Newton's anniversary tomorrow.
  • Obama's home town by the numbers

    12/02/2013 7:40:04 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/2/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Chicago, which has some of the toughest gun control laws in America, had a rough November. Despite the cold weather, it was a popular month for shooting. The website heyjackass.com has collected the final November totals:
  • Congress Finds Shortcuts, Eyes Cover-up In Handing Out Security Clearances (WA Navy Yard Shooting)

    11/22/2013 1:23:14 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners,..could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staffers have come across verbal and written policies from the Office of Personnel Management that indicate the security clearance process was short-circuited in the case of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter. But Mr. Issa says OPM is refusing to turn over those documents and allowing them...
  • At least 15 shot overnight across city

    11/17/2013 8:16:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 17, 2013 | Adam Sege
    At least 15 people were shot across the city during a roughly seven-hour stretch starting Saturday night, including 11 shot within three hours early Sunday morning, according to police. Three of the injured were shot about 1:15 a.m. as they walked down the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Someone in a dark-colored sedan opened fire, striking the ankles of a 16-year-old girl, a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, police said.
  • 7 shot in city, including young boy (three killed)

    11/07/2013 6:19:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2013 | Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi
    Police continue to investigate this morning after at least seven people were wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday evening, including three men shot to death and a 6-year-old boy who suffered three gunshot wounds to the shoulder and chest, authorities said. Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said no arrests have been made this morning in the child's shooting. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital from near 57th Street and Mozart Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
  • 1 dead, several shot on the south and west sides

    11/04/2013 8:55:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 4, 2013 | Carlos Sadovi
    A man was fatally shot and several others were shot this evening on the south and west sides, officials said. A 30-year-old man was fatally shot at about 8 p.m. on the 6000 block of South Talman in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, officials said. The man, described as a white hispanic male, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a spokesman with the Cook County medical examiner's office.
  • Reston Man Charged in Shooting

    10/20/2013 8:18:45 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    fairfaxcounty.gov ^ | October 19, 2013 | Fairfax County Police Department
    Reston Police District – A 17-year-old Reston boy is in the hospital in life-threatening condition after sustaining a gunshot wound on Friday, October 18. Police were called to a home in the 2200 block of Marginella Drive at around 10:15 a.m. for a report of a person who had been shot. The injured person was flown to the hospital and police began their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the injury. Detectives identified the teen and are following up on numerous leads and pieces of information. Police are still determining all of the circumstances surrounding the incident and whether or...
  • Chicago plagued by hundreds of multiple shootings

    09/21/2013 6:37:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 21, 2013 | David Heinzmann and Juan Perez Jr.
    The kind of violence that typically plagues Chicago does not handily fit the terms of the national debate on assault weapons and mass shootings. While tragedies in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., and other cities have made the nation stop and take notice, the nearly daily killings in Chicago more often make headlines only by the periodic tallying of their collective toll. Most often, the approximately 500 people slain last year in Chicago were shot one at a time, usually with a handgun that could be concealed in a waistband or jacket pocket. The gun violence that unfolded Thursday night at...
  • 12 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park (Chicago)

    09/19/2013 10:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11:52 p.m. CDT, September 19, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after in the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan. A twelfth victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information. …
  • Trazadone: 13 dead in Washington Navel Yard Shooting

    09/18/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT · by Captain7seas · 91 replies
    Drugawareness.org ^ | 09/18/2013 | Dr. Ann Blake Tracy
    [drugawareness] TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting FROM Dr. Ann Blake Tracy TO 1 recipient Show Details From Dr. Ann Blake Tracy To drugawareness@yahoogroups.com Aaron Alexis.jpg TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting The New York Times released the fact that over the past month Aaron Alexis has been on the antidepressant, Trazadone, to treat insomnia. ( quotes below.) Of course I am not finished asking questions. I want to know what he was on before this that may have induced his serious problems with insomnia. Was that yet another antidepressant? Was he in withdrawal...
  • Shootings leave 1 dead, 6 wounded, 2 hit by flying glass

    09/04/2013 9:24:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 4, 2013 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Seven people have been shot, one fatally, during separate attacks on the South and West sides today, authorities said. The fatal shooting occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood, when a man was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was declared dead at 12:01 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
  • Killing near Cabrini-Green 1 of several over holiday weekend

    09/02/2013 8:57:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 2, 2013 | Jeremy Gorner
    After Ramaine Hill was shot a few years ago near Chicago's old Cabrini-Green public housing complex where he grew up, he knew he had to watch his back, according to his family. Because he led police to the suspected gunman, Hill was threatened by the shooter's friends, his family said. "He started getting real distant" after he was shot, his sister, Rakeisha Hill, 23, recalled Monday afternoon. "Usually he'll talk some. But he just stopped talking, period."
  • Girl, 11, and boy, 16, among at least 6 shot overnight

    08/25/2013 7:01:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 25, 2013 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    At least six people were shot overnight in Chicago, including an 11-year-old girl sitting on the front steps of her Northwest Side home, a 16-year-old boy shot on the West Side and three men shot in a single incident on the Near West Side. The girl, who is about 11, was sitting on the steps of her home in the 2300 block of North Kostner Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood with family members about 4 a.m. this morning when the shooter, possibly a woman, fired four or five times and struck the girl in the side, according to Grand Central...
  • City Refuses to Pay Vet Bill for Dog

    08/17/2013 2:34:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    The City of Leander, Texas says it will not pick up the tab for the medical expenses of a dog City police officers shot during an attempt to execute a warrant at a wrong address last June. The dog survived the shooting, but required $1500 in surgery and medications to recover. City Manager Claude du Foss asserted that “agreeing to pay in this instance would set a bad precedent. If the City has to pay for every supposedly erroneous act carried out by its employees it'd break the bank. While it may be true that in this case the officers...
  • 4 teens shot within an hour: 'It's not a game, it's not a joke'

    08/15/2013 7:09:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 15, 2013 | Peter Nickeas
    Four teens -- three 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old -- were among seven people shot across the South Side overnight, according to police. A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were shot as they left a basketball game around 11:30 p.m. just east of Martin Luther King Drive in the Park Manor neighborhood, police and relatives said. A 49-year-old man was also shot.
  • At least 8 wounded in overnight shootings (Chicago - Who Cares?)

    07/14/2013 10:33:10 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 39 replies
    ChicagoTribunecom ^ | July 14, 2013 | Peter Nickeas
    Shootings left at least 8 people on the South and West sides wounded overnight, according to police. Three of the shootings happened between 4:50 and 5:40 a.m., police said. A 60-year-old woman was shot in the chin about 4:50 a.m. in 4500 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Police said she wasn't the target and are investigating whether she was stuck in crossfire between two shooters. She was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition has stabilized. A 17-year-old boy was shot about 5:35...
  • At least 3 dead, 12 wounded in shootings

    06/22/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Liam Ford
    At least three people were killed and 12 others wounded in shootings in Chicago Friday, the first day of summer. About 8 p.m., four people were found shot in the 2900 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue. The man died later at Stroger Hospital and the three others were in critical condition, authorities said. In the 2800 block of North Spaulding Avenue a little after 8 p.m., two people were reported shot, according to the Fire Department. A 36-year-old man died and a 61-year-old was wounded.
  • 6 dead among 24 shot Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning (Chicago)

    06/16/2013 6:59:09 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 16 Jun 13 | Peter Nickeas, Anthony Souffle and Carlos Sadovi
    Two dozen people were shot Saturday afternoon into Father's Day Sunday across the city, according to authorities. Of the 24 people shot, six died either at the crime scenes or at local hospitals. The youngest was 16. One of the men killed was an armed man shot by police after he raised a 9-millimeter handgun in their direction after bailing from a moving car, authorities said. The shootings stretched from 9400 S. Loomis Avenue on the South Side up to about North Avenue and Pulaski in the Hermosa neighborhood. • The first homicide of the night was about 10:12 p.m....
  • 'Mommy, I'm shot': Boy, 9, riding in car critically hurt, 2 others shot dead

    06/05/2013 10:30:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 6, 2013 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Kim Geiger
    A 16-year-old boy was one of two people shot dead and a 9-year-old boy riding in a car with his mother was among seven others wounded in separate shootings Wednesday on the city's South and Far South Sides. About 6:30 p.m., two boys, ages 16 and 15, were shot on the 5100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, police Officer Amina Greer said.
  • 3 men slain in Bronx, Brooklyn in violent start to weekend

    06/01/2013 8:25:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2013 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER
    The hot weekend had a violent start, with three men slain in the Bronx and Brooklyn since yesterday evening, police said. A gunman opened fire in Morris Heights about 8:45 p.m. yesterday, shooting Terrence Davis, 24, several times in the torso on W. Burnside Avenue near Davidson Avenue, cops said.
  • Shootings on South, West sides leave 3 dead, 9 wounded (Chicago)

    05/25/2013 10:15:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 25, 2013 | Peter Nickeas
    A 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were killed within hours of each other in separate West Side attacks Friday night, and a 29-year-old man was killed on the South Side, officials said. The youngest of the three killed was with an 18-year-old friend; both were shot about 11:30 p.m. in the 400 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. The 18-year-old's condition has been stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. The younger boy died at the scene. The 22-year-old was shot three times in the head and twice in the body in the 1100 block of North...
  • Mother's Day second-line shootings related to gang battle, authorities say

    05/16/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | May 16, 2013
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu confirmed Thursday that a second suspect had been arrested in the Mother's Day second line shooting, and New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that four others were arrested for harboring suspects. The second suspect arrested Thursday was identified as Shawn Scott, 24, brother of Akein Scott, 19, who was arrested Wednesday night and charged with 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder. Authorities said Shawn Scott also will face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder, as well as heroin and other drug charges.Authorities said the Scott brothers are members of the Frenchman and Derbigny gang and that...
  • Violent night: 3 dead, at least 16 wounded in shootings across city

    05/01/2013 10:58:31 AM PDT · by Petruchio · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/1/2013 | MICHAEL LANSU AND BRIAN SLODYSKO
    Three men were killed and at least 16 others wounded during a violent nine-hour spree of shootings across the city that began late Tuesday afternoon. The spike in violence occurred as temperatures climbed into the 80s and the city basked in the warmest weather yet this year. It also coincided with an announcement by police that the city’s troubling murder statistics were down 42 percent when compared to the same period of time last year.
  • Oslo killer met LTTE activists in Norway?

    08/03/2011 9:33:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    island.lk ^ | August 2, 2011 | Shamindra Ferdinando
    Could there be a link between Norway-based LTTE operatives and Anders Behring Breivik, who bombed the Norwegian government headquarters in Oslo and wiped out a youth group on a nearby island on July 22 killing over 80 civilians? Responding to a query by The Island, informed sources said that the Norwegian could have had a link with the LTTEactivists in Norway. Breivik, in his 1,518 manifesto, which was released hours before he carried out the massacre, said had felt that Europe should follow the LTTE example of expelling the Muslims from Sri Lanka. He had interpreted the expulsion of Muslims...