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  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • 'Declaration of war': liberals divided as California mulls housing push

    02/14/2018 10:14:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Erin McCormick
    Proposal aimed at keeping up with population growth would limit cities’ power over housing, handing more control to state. The mayor of Berkeley, California, has called it “a declaration of war”. A neighborhood group in Los Angeles said it would be akin to forcing Native Americans from their land. Amid a desperate housing crisis, legislators in the Golden State have prompted an outcry with new proposals that threaten to take the rulebook that governs American city planning and throw it out the window. Their proposition: reducing cities’ power to decide what gets built and putting more control into state hands....
  • Baltimore trial of police officers uncovers stunning levels of corruption

    02/14/2018 9:49:07 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/13/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    As we’ve discussed here previously, a series of trials have been underway in Baltimore, Maryland alleging widespread corruption among members of the city’s Gun Trace Task Force. This week, the trial of two detectives associated with that unit, Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, ended in convictions on serious charges which could lead to lengthy prison sentences. The details of the robberies they pulled off and the shocking abuse of police authority were stunning even to those who have seen some of the worst incidents of official corruption. (Baltimore Sun)
  • Real racists: Black 'tribal chiefs' keeping inner city down

    01/19/2018 8:46:48 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/18/2018 | Mason Weaver
    Why are we afraid of racists? Racist people have no or little effect on me. My book “Tribalism” points out what will bring us out of misery. In “It’s OK to Leave the Plantation,” I illustrate the only way out for us. The idea that black folks must wait in the bushes until the elite black leaders and their white handlers stop all racism is foolish and unproductive. When will black folks be allowed to come into the light, join America and accept our role as patriots? Now we are to be self-segregating, separating ourselves from white America as if...
  • Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital

    01/11/2018 10:54:43 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 84 replies
    wbtv. Com ^ | January 11, 2018
    Overnight, Imamu Baraka was walking past a Baltimore hospital when he noticed something he says he'll never forget. The hospital's security guards had just wheeled a patient to a bus stop, and in the freezing temperatures they left her there. The only thing she had on was a hospital gown. "It's about 30 degrees out here right now," Baraka says in a recording of the encounter. "Are you OK, ma'am? Do you need me to call the police?" he asks.
  • Firefighters Battling Fire on Roof of Trump Tower in NYC

    01/08/2018 4:41:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-8-18
    <p>No link yet. Friend in area has told me. Firemen on roof of Trump Tower. TV should cover soon.</p>
  • Now Baltimore activists want the police back

    01/03/2018 8:53:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2018 | John Washington
    I remember a time in the not so distant past. The year was 2016, and racial tensions were running high. Freddie Gray was a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. He was arrested and notoriously died while in police custody. Soon afterward, Black Lives Matter and other activists became enraged. They began to protest the police department's presence in their neighborhoods over alleged brutality. Let's fast-forward a couple of years later to present day. Now we see over 300 murders in the City of Baltimore this past year. When I saw the number of murders, I was shocked. All of the intellectuals...
  • Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence

    01/01/2018 8:33:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 94 replies
    npr.org ^ | December 31, 2017 | Lauren Frayer
    For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017. Some residents attribute the high murder rate to relaxed police patrols in the city following high-profile cases of police brutality. Officers have backed off in neighborhoods, like the one where Freddie Gray was arrested.
  • Coyotes Are Colonizing Cities. Step Forward the Urban Hunter.

    12/27/2017 5:04:54 AM PST · by x1stcav · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/26/17 | Simon Romero
    Dennis Murphy sniffed the bobcat urine he uses to lure his prey. He checked the silencer on his AR-15 assault rifle and loaded a few snares into his Ford pickup. “Let’s go kill some coyotes,” he said. But he wasn’t heading for the wilderness. Mr. Murphy’s stalking ground is on the contentious new frontier where hunters are clashing with conservationists: cities and suburbs. Coyotes are largely associated with their ancestral bastions in the wild lands of the American West, but they are highly adaptable, and in recent years they have been colonizing large population centers throughout North America. The hunters...
  • VIDEO: Detroit Christmas Toy Giveaway Devolves into Massive Brawl

    12/25/2017 11:54:47 AM PST · by bkopto · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2017 | katherine rodriguez
    A Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit, Michigan, devolved into a massive brawl Saturday night, leading to the arrest of one woman, police said. WXYZ reports that the brawl took place at the Tower Center Mall on Detroit’s west side Saturday around 7 p.m. after a crowd gathered to attend a toy giveaway for inner-city children. Several hundred people gathered inside the building before the fights broke out. Police said they deployed strike force units to tame the crowd once it got unruly. The event’s organizer, John Cromer, said he did not intend for his event to become violent. “People are...
  • Memphis City Council Orders the removal of Gen. Forrest Statue

    12/20/2017 5:18:48 PM PST · by vetvetdoug · 65 replies
    Self | 12-20-2017 | Self
    The Memphis City Council has ordered the removal of the NB Forrest Statue that sits on top of the graves of General and Mrs. NB Forrest. This action breaks several laws and the order of the State for Memphis to not make any action toward the historical monument and grave site.
  • Democrat Requests United Nations Troops Be Deployed to US Soil to Deal With Guns

    12/18/2017 7:59:19 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 82 replies
    Project Republic Today ^ | December 16, 2017 | Benjamin DeLisi
    Instead of asking the U.S. President Donald Trump for assistance with Chicago’s never-ending gun violence, Cook County commissioner Richard Boykin, a Democrat, has reportedly expressed interest in teaming up with the United Nations. “I’m hoping to appeal to the U.N. to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence, and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peacekeeping efforts, because I think it’s so critical for us to make sure that these neighborhoods are safe,” he said Thursday, according to local station WBBM. He reportedly made the comments from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport en route to New...
  • 6 Killed, 14 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    12/18/2017 4:48:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/17/2017 | Staff
    Six people are dead and at least 14 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to police. The weekend's first fatality occurred at around 3:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 5600 block of South Emerald Avenue in the city's Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. A 20-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were sitting in a car when a person in a dark-colored Audi opened fire, striking both victims, according to police. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police, and the man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot...
  • Chicago Judge Gives Woman Charged In Facebook Live Hate Crime A Shocking Sentence

    12/09/2017 3:07:37 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/9/17
    The first of four adults charged in January with the hate crime of a white special needs 18-year-old has been freed on probation in what many people are likely to believe is a rather light sentence compared to the crime. Brittany Covington narrated a Facebook Live video showing the special needs teen being tortured and humiliated in the Chicago apartment she shared with her sister Tanishia, who is still behind bars in this matter along with co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper and Jordan Hill.
  • A world in black and white: Chicago photographer's stunning images of the city's residents

    11/29/2017 5:09:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Regularly posting on his Instagram page the Chicago-based photographer Jason M Peterson, who has been taking pictures for the past 25 years daily, constantly pushes his limits within the confines of black and white photography. 'I'lI shoot photos that try and make you feel something,' he told Cover Images. 'Black and white is simply a way I feel makes you focus on the emotion of the photo with less distraction.
  • LA Times: Whites are moving back to Inglewood. There goes our neighborhood.

    11/26/2017 11:35:35 AM PST · by Simon Green · 128 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 11/26/17 | Erin Aubry Kaplan
    everal years ago, a woman who lives around the corner in Inglewood told me a story common to black people who were among the first to move into once-white cities. She and her husband bought their house in 1967. Every day that summer, she said, her next-door neighbor came out on his porch, glaring. Whenever he saw her, this white man shouted not a greeting, but a question: Why are you here? In a few months, he was gone, along with pretty much every other white family on the block. I grew up in and around Inglewood and have lived...
  • Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter killed day before testimony in police corruption case

    11/23/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by JP1201 · 14 replies
    A Baltimore detective was fatally shot with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. “Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that occurred several years ago that included officers who are now federally indicted back in March,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said of Sean Suiter. “He was scheduled to offer grand jury testimony the day after he was murdered,” he added.
  • Oakland’s mayor wants you to house the homeless

    11/21/2017 9:13:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 21, 2017 | By Marisa Kendall
    OAKLAND — For everyone who has ever passed one of this city’s sprawling homeless encampments and wondered how to help, Mayor Libby Schaaf has an answer — open your door to someone in need of shelter. The Oakland mayor is asking residents to offer their spare rooms, Airbnb units and rental properties to the city’s homeless, a radical proposition that has prompted both cautious optimism and scathing criticism from her constituents. In her annual “State of the City” speech, Schaaf challenged Oakland residents to “give up that Airbnb. Fix up that back unit,” and offer the space to people in...
  • 'I have been hit, kicked and restrained from behind - by FIRST-GRADERS': At least 45 Pennsylvania...

    11/21/2017 2:50:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I have been hit, kicked and restrained from behind - by FIRST-GRADERS': At least 45 Pennsylvania teachers resign in just three months due to student violence and those that remain are 'begging' for help from school board Dozens of teachers have quit their jobs in Pennsylvania's capital city amid a wave of violence from students as early as the first grade, it has emerged. The Harrisburg Education Association (HEA) said that at least 45 teachers resigned between July and October, and more have followed since. Those who remain are now demanding more help from administrators. 'I have been...
  • The future of America’s suburbs looks infinite

    11/19/2017 12:33:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | November 18, 2017 | Joel Kotkin
    Just a decade ago, in the midst of the financial crisis, suburbia’s future seemed perilous, with experts claiming that many suburban tracks were about to become “the next slums.” The head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development proclaimed that “sprawl” was now doomed, and people were “headed back to the city.” This story reflected strong revivals of many core cities, and deep-seated pain in many suburban markets. Yet today, less than a decade later, as we argue in the new book that we co-edited, “Infinite Suburbia,” the periphery remains the dominant, and fastest growing, part of the American...