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  • 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: ‘There’s 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 Air.com ^ | 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...
  • Here’s What the Mainstream Media WON’T Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 4:31:23 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | 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 night’s Charleston, South Carolina church massacre that left nine dead, one thing that hasn’t happened is a change in his schedule. Instead of diverting Air Force One to the Palmetto State, he’s sticking with previous plans to attend fundraisers in California, with tickets costing up to $33,400. According to the AP, both today and tomorrow’s 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 Chicago’s 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 Chuck’s 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 worker’s 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 Moynihan’s 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 Moynihan’s 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
    Dailymail.com ^ | 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 Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, considered the gold standard of crime data since the 1930s, is in many ways out of date and flawed. The nation’s 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...
  • 4 Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

    04/06/2015 7:36:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Four people were killed and at least 18 others wounded in shootings across Chicago throughout the weekend.
  • Police officers were shot and wounded on streets of Los Angeles in 'targeted' attack

    03/15/2015 11:51:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Manhunt underway after two plain-clothes police officers were shot and wounded on streets of Los Angeles in 'targeted' attack .......... Now, a search has been launched for two male suspects who are on run Number of people were detained by police for questioning Sunday night Comes only three days after two officers were shot in Ferguson protest Also comes two days after alleged kidnapper was fired at by the LAPD A manhunt is underway after two plain-clothes police officers were shot and wounded while driving through a South Los Angeles neighborhood in what has been described as a 'targeted' attack....
  • Jonathan Ramirez, Santos Bueno killed in Pilsen shooting

    03/08/2015 7:55:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2015, | Michael Lansu
    Two men were fatally shot in the Pilsen neighborhood early Saturday. Johnathan Ramirez, 18, and Santos Bueno, 22, were sitting inside a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of West 18th Street when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 1:30 a.m., authorities said.
  • FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA building

    03/05/2015 12:37:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Associated Press
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A person believed responsible for shootings along highways over the last two weeks in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody, the FBI said early Wednesday. The FBI believes the person in custody is responsible for shootings along Maryland highways, including one near the Fort Meade Army installation, which is home to the NSA, FBI spokeswoman Amy Thoreson said in a statement. She said no other information was available early Wednesday.
  • Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama...

    02/28/2015 1:31:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/15 | Snejana Farberov
    Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama to discuss problems facing minorities Reverend Al Sharpton apparently cannot get enough of the White House. The prominent civil rights leader and MSNBC talk show host was invited Thursday to a meeting with President Obama and other African-American activists, making it his 73rd visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since 2009, according to some estimates. In a press release sent out ahead of the summit, White House officials described the occasion as an 'opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the...
  • 3 dead, 3 wounded in shootings on West, Far South sides

    02/25/2015 8:29:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 25, 2015 | Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi
    At least three men were killed while two other men and a teen boy were wounded in attacks in the Roseland, West Garfield Park and East Garfield Park neighborhoods Wednesday, authorities said..
  • Two Copenhagen shootings leave 1 dead, 6 injured

    02/14/2015 9:59:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/15 | Susanne Gargiulo & Greg Botelho *
    Copenhagen - Police in the Danish capital of Copenhagen were warning residents to stay off the streets early Sunday after two shootings within hours of each other left at least one person dead and six others wounded. It was unclear whether the two shootings were connected, police said in an online statement. (Snip) The second incident took place about 10 hours after a deadly terror attack. In the latest incident, shots were fired near a synagogue, police said. One person was wounded by a shot to the head and two police officers were wounded, police said. Police sad the gunman...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in 3 Miami shootings

    02/09/2015 6:02:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    WSVN ^ | Feb. 9, 2015
    MIAMI (WSVN) -- A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was gunned down in broad daylight, the third in a series of shootings taking place within blocks of each other in Miami Sunday that, police said, also claimed the lives of two men. According to Miami Police, 30-year-old Reginald Killings was fatally shot outside of his home on Northwest 56th Street and Fourth Avenue, around 10 a.m. "A black male was shot multiple times right outside of his house," said Miami Police Officer Rene Pimentel.
  • Self-Esteem, Entitlement, and Violence Re-Shaping Expectations

    02/07/2015 4:40:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 2-6-15 | Eric Metaxas
    So, what causes someone to pick up a gun, walk on to a school campus, and start shooting people? Well, that’s not a question I sit around thinking about very often. But a recent online article in Aeon magazine has some insights that I think are worth sharing. The article, entitled “Running Amok,” was written by Joseph Pierre, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA. In it, he surveys the clinical literature on the perpetrators of mass killings at places like Columbine High School and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Pierre notes that in the aftermath of these killings,...
  • Man Shoots Cars Parked in Shoveled Spaces After Blizzard, Cops Say

    01/31/2015 8:43:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 31, 2015 | GILLIAN MOHNEY
    A Massachusetts man faces multiple charges after allegedly shooting cars left in parking spots that had been shoveled of snow, days after two feet of snow blanketed the town. Jose Osorio was arrested Friday after witnesses reported he fired multiple shots at two parked cars that were parked in shoveled spaces on a street in Fall River, Massachusetts.
  • 2 women dead after 10 people are shot in northeast Omaha

    01/24/2015 10:49:01 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 24 january 2015 | Emerson Clarridge
    One of the women killed early Saturday was Jakela Foster, 19, The World-Herald has learned. Foster had a young son, and according to her Facebook page, was a sales associate at DialAmerica, a telemarketing firm. She had studied culinary arts at Metropolitan Community College. A party at a northeast Omaha house turned into a killing scene early Saturday when, police said, eight people were shot, including two women who died. Hours earlier, two more people were shot in a house nearby, also during a party, police said. That 10 people were shot within 4½ hours in the Prospect Hill neighborhood...
  • Florida Police Say 2 Dead, 1 Injured in Mall Shooting

    01/18/2015 4:35:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1-17-15 | NewsMax Staff
    Police say a Florida man wounded his wife in a shooting at a mall food court that left two dead. Melbourne Police Cmdr. Vince Pryce says 57-year-old Jose Garcia Rodriguez of Palm Bay died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday at the Melbourne Square Mall. Pryce says Garcia's 33-year-old wife Ida was hospitalized in good condition. Another man also died in the shooting. His name wasn't released, and Pryce said his relationship to the Garcias remained under investigation. Pryce says three guns were recovered and Garcia had "several pockets full of ammunition." Police say about 100 people were in...
  • 10 shot on South, West Sides since Christmas Eve

    12/25/2014 7:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Chicago Sun-Times Wire
    At least 10 people have been shot on the South and West Sides of Chicago since Christmas Eve.
  • Threats to New York Police Stream In After Fatal Shootings, Putting Department on Edge

    12/25/2014 5:36:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | J. DAVID GOODMAN
    In the days since two New York City police officers were fatally shot in their car by a man who forecast his intentions online, threats of other attacks on the police have streamed in from 311, 911 and online postings. Investigators have scrambled to separate serious warnings from disturbing pranks. On Wednesday, heavily armed officers stood guard outside a pair of precinct station houses in Brooklyn that were the targets of specific violent threats. Officials felt enough concern that the Fire Department moved an entire engine company from its base adjacent to one of the station houses. John J. Miller,...
  • 7 hurt in Chicago shootings since Christmas Eve (no protests planned)

    12/25/2014 7:05:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/25/14 | Liam Ford, Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Six men and a woman were wounded during separate shootings since Wednesday in Chicago. In the latest shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot during a robbery around 2 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The man was in the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by two male offenders who announced a robbery and then fired gunshots, striking him in the leg. The offenders fled the scene with the man's jacket and cell phone.
  • 4 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings (No protests planned)

    12/24/2014 1:25:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/14 | Jeremy Gorner, Terrence James
    **SNIP** The man had been shot in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as Hakizimana Scott, of the 800 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Hours earlier, a 20-year-old man was slain in the 7800 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood about 8:55 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a calls of a person shot and found the 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest in the basement of a building, police said....
  • Nine shot while playing basketball in Miami-Dade park are expected to live

    12/24/2014 2:25:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin
    The day after yet another brazen drive-by shooting left nine people wounded, it was quiet at Arcola Park Tuesday. There was no sign of the disruption and panic that left dozens of people scrambling for cover only a few hours earlier....... .......And though major crimes in Miami-Dade and around the country are near all-time lows — even shooting deaths — the number of high-profile mass drive-by shootings, especially in the county’s Northern District this year, has been alarming. In August, two men in a dark SUV pulled up to an apartment complex on the edge of Liberty Square and opened...
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • A Year of Gun Deaths - What Slate learned from trying to record every death since Newtown

    12/12/2014 12:38:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Dan Kois
    "....The first, most important question to ask in looking at our year of data collection about guns is simple: Why is our tally of gun deaths in the year since Newtown so much lower than the likely actual number of gun deaths over a year’s time?........Suicides, it turns out, are this project’s enormous blind spot. Most every homicide makes the local paper,even if in large cities these stories are sometimes relegated to a mere news brief. Accidental shootings are usually reported upon, as are shootings by law enforcement and incidents in which civilians kill in self-defense. But suicides are mostly...
  • 3 Killed, 5 Wounded In Separate Newark Shootings

    11/30/2014 9:29:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | November 30, 2014
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three people were killed and five others were injured in separate shootings in Newark this weekend, authorities said. Lisa Parker, 36, of Orange, died at the scene following a shooting at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on South Orange Avenue, police said. Three other victims were in stable condition Sunday at University Hospital. The shooting occurred at a nightclub, CBS2 reported. There is no word on a motive or whether police know who was behind the violence.
  • Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

    09/29/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2014 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch, Rosemary Regina Sobol, Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford,
    The weekend toll from gun violence in Chicago is five dead and at least 40 wounded, and includes a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot on a sidewalk in Marquette Park.. Demureye Macon was gunned down in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
  • Fifteen people shot during party at Miami club

    09/28/2014 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | sept. 28, 2014 | Carli Teproff -
    The party in the new club went into the wee hours Sunday morning. Strawberry daiquiris flowed. Music from DJ Bay Bay pulsed. Teens were chilling and dancing. Then came the gunfire. Witnesses said they heard dozens of rounds, maybe 100, rip through a storefront Miami nightclub called The Spot, wedged between a furniture store and a smoke shop. When the bullets stopped, 15 young people were bloodied, dazed and wounded. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article2282344.html#storylink=cpy
  • The Lethality of Shootings in Wisconsin

    09/13/2014 5:07:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    How many people who are deliberately shot survive, compared to those who are shot and killed?  Some early work on this subject was done decades ago.    In 1985, Cook found that about 15% of assault linked gunshot victims that were known to police, died.  That would be a ratio of 5.67 to one. A recent study by the Urban Institute(pdf) helps to shed some light on this ratio.  It gives fairly precise figures for firearm assault injuries that are reported by hospitals, for Black males 15-34. By finding the ACS numbers for the population of 15-34 year old...
  • Deadly square: 43 people shot in Miami’s Liberty Square area in 2014

    08/24/2014 6:47:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin and David Smiley
    Antwan Washington was shot twice. So was Marquise Riley-Asbury, whose life the second bullet ended. Another man was shot as he got off a bus, and still another while in bed at home. In the first seven months of this year, 43 people living in a 13-square-block area surrounding Miami’s Liberty Square housing project have been shot, police records show. Seven have died.
  • Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

    08/19/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in the back seat of a car at Northwest 182nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital delivered her baby, but he died five days later.
  • Violent Weekend in NYC

    08/18/2014 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    WOR, 710 AM, NYC ^ | Monday, August 18th 2014 @ 5am
    Two dozen people were shot here in New York City over the weekend in a rash of gun violence. Two of the victims were killed early yesterday morning in a drive-by shooting outside a deli on West 151st Street in Harlem. […] Shootings are up more than 10 percent around the city compared to last year. …
  • 5 killed, 23 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening

    08/17/2014 7:27:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said. A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.