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  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway [NYC: honoring NY Slimes owner Ochs]

    08/18/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Aug 18 2017 11:32AM EDT
    The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags. The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. The MTA has claimed the tiles actually are meant to honor Times Square’s nickname as the “Crossroads of the World” and are not Confederate Flags. …
  • Johnson, Emanuel bemoan canceled game after fight closed United Center (Chicago)

    08/17/2017 5:37:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Tuesday bemoaned the fights that forced the United Center to close, canceling the championship game of a basketball league intended to keep teenagers off the streets in the summer. The pandemonium — some captured on cellphone video — prevented neighborhood teams made up of players from two of Chicago’s top high school basketball teams — Orr Academy and Curie Metropolitan — from squaring off in a title game. As upsetting to Emanuel and Johnson as the ugly scene outside the United Center was the fact that the league itself was supposed...
  • At scene of a shooting, mother thanks God her son is in jail: 'They can’t get to him there'(Chicago)

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

    08/16/2017 8:32:55 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 16, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Four Confederate statues were swiftly removed in Baltimore during the early hours of Wednesday morning, days after violence erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. due to the removal of another Confederate monument there. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered a contingent of local police officers to remove the statues early Wednesday after the City Council voted on Monday for them to be removed, the New York Times reported. By 3:30 a.m., three of the city's four monuments had been removed. They included the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument, a double equestrian statue of the Confederate generals...
  • Baltimore Votes To Rid Itself Of 4 Confederate Statues

    08/16/2017 5:45:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    RT ^ | 08/16/17
    Baltimore City Council has voted to remove four Confederate monuments in the city. The move follows protesters pulling down a Confederate memorial in Durham, North Carolina after a deadly weekend of protests over another statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. The council still has to decide whether to destroy the monuments or move them to a museum because of their historical significance. We still emphatically do not want these to be placed on public display anywhere,” council member Brandon Scott told WMAR. Scott, who introduced the resolution calling for the destruction of the monuments said, “we should melt them down and use...
  • 9 Dead, 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

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

    08/11/2017 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 70 replies
    WTXF (Fox News Philadelphia) ^ | 08/11/2017 | staff
    Video shows a 26-year-old woman getting viciously beaten by several others Tuesday afternoon outside a store near 66th and Greenway Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. The woman is punched and kicked more than a hundred times over the nearly 3 minute long video. Her sister is also seen getting beaten up by the same group. No word on what started the fight. "It gets to the point where multiple people are beating up one to the point where she is on the ground unable to defend herself," Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said. "You also don't see in the video she...
  • Baltimore Mayor Releases New Crime Plan After 'Nobody Kill Anybody' Weekend Failure

    08/10/2017 10:58:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 9, 2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a violent crime plan and appointed a new criminal justice director Wednesday, just days after the city failed to go 72 hours without a murder in the "nobody kill anybody" weekend campaign. ... Her policy plan addresses three areas she believes are the root cause of violent crime: poorly trained police, poor drug policy, and an under-educated populace. [Snip] Pugh’s plan also addresses a criminal justice reform topic that has enjoyed wide bipartisan support across the country, which is lowering sentences for drug crimes. Her plan calls for increased investment in drug treatment programs and...
  • Lawmaker Says Rats Are Jumping Into Strollers In Upper West Side Parks [video at link]

    08/09/2017 11:52:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 99 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 9 Aug 2017 | John Montone
    Hungry rodents are apparently menacing parents, nannies and babies on the Upper West Side. There are about 2 million rats in New York City, and some have settled in Central Park and Riverside Park.
  • Baltimore's 'nobody kill anybody' weekend leaves at least 2 people dead

    08/06/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Hadean · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug, 06, 2017
    Baltimore activists' attempt for a murder-free weekend proved to be too much to ask of the city, with at least three people shot, two of them killed, in less than 72 hours since guns were ordered to be put down.  Activist Erricka Bridgeford promoted the campaign as a "Baltimore ceasefire" and "Nobody kill anybody" weekend that began on Friday and ends Sunday night, garnering the support of thousands on social media since May. The city made it through Friday with no shootings reported, drawing hope from participants the campaign might see some success. But by Saturday, two men -- ages...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in 3 shootings since citywide (Baltimore) ceasefire began

    08/06/2017 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 5, 2017
    Baltimore is now averaging more than a murder a day, so a group of activists urged Baltimore residents to rally together for a ceasefire. This message encourages shooters to put down their guns for three days.This anti-violence effort began at midnight on Thursday with residents desperately hoping to prove peace is possible. Unfortunately, Baltimore Police have reported they’re investigating two homicides and one shooting since the ceasefire began.
  • Inside the gun violence epidemic on Chicago's South Side

    08/04/2017 5:23:57 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/4/2017 | Staff
    Chicago faces an epidemic of gun violence. This year alone, more than 2,100 people have been shot, more than 400 killed.(snip) Young men on the city's south and west sides told CBS News how easy it is to get illegal guns, and why many never leave their homes without one. "I know people who can't walk from they house to the store without a gun," said Aaron Murph. "Because people getting killed left and right. It's sad." "I got shot twice and I could have been gone but I'm still here so, that scar, that's with me, so," said Tyshaun...
  • Homicide at 7-Eleven a 'cold, brutal assassination,' police chief says

    08/02/2017 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 32 replies
    Madison,com ^ | 8/2/2017 | Bill Novak
    Not able to copy.
  • Trump Says He Has Chicago’s Crime Problem Solved

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

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

    07/24/2017 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.popville.com ^ | July 24, 2017 at 11:00 am | by Prince Of Petworth
    Photo by Pat Pat sends us a shot of this monster Friday night: “Check this bad boy out. Found on U Street today.” Ed. Note: I will never ever ever complain about wild bunny rabbits again.
  • Seattle Councilman: Cleaning Poop Off Sidewalks Is Racist

    07/14/2017 8:16:11 AM PDT · by 2banana · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/12/2017 | Amber Randall
    A Seattle, Wash., councilman implied that a new effort to clean excrement off the side walk outside the local courthouse could be racist Tuesday. The crime and smell of urine and excrement have gotten so bad outside a King County courthouse that two judges are scrambling to find ways to fix the situation, reports the Seattle Times. King County councilmember Larry Gossett isn’t a fan of one solution to power wash the feces from the sidewalks to tamp down on the smell. Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said. The area...
  • Dallas Co. Commissioner Votes Against Honoring Murdered Officers, Says They Brought It On Themselves

    07/08/2017 8:12:58 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 91 replies
    Commissioner John Wiley Price Votes Against Honoring Assassinated Police Officers Dallas, TX – Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price voted to oppose a resolution to honor murdered police officers, blaming police officers for the assassinations. The Wednesday vote was supposed to be largely ceremonial, but gained unexpected opposition as Commissioner John Wiley Price argued that law enforcement should not be honored, according to Fox4. “I think it’s interesting in this country how you again try to frame the narrative with regards to other people who’ve lost their life at the hands of law enforcement,” Price said. “No life is more...
  • Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: (CHICAGO)

    07/08/2017 7:28:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | 7/6/2017 | SAM CHARLES
    Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: sources Chicago 07/06/2017 Sam Charles @samjcharles | email A man who sources say sold an assault rifle to gang members — which was then used to shoot two Chicago Police officers last May — was released from federal custody on a $4,500 bond on Wednesday. Charles Williams was arrested and charged in federal court last week with possession of a firearm by a felon. On Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim ordered him released on $4,500, court records show. A law enforcement source told the Chicago Sun-Times...
  • DC Politicians Ignore Realities of Bad Tenants

    07/06/2017 6:39:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    As Washington DC’s 2018 mayoral election takes shape, one of the early battleground issues will be housing, particularly low-income housing. It’s a perennial favorite in every major Democratic-controlled city and the District is no exception. To date, the salvos launched by the field of candidates makes it clear the old narrative will still hold – tenants are always victims, and landlords are always guilty. The reality, often times, is very different. When liberals seek to discredit someone they often label them with a derogatory term. In the case of rental property, no label carries more weight than the term “slumlord.”...