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  • Police: Man Shoots 7 in Series of Chicago-Area Attacks

    01/10/2021 10:31:02 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 10, 2021
    A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago's South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city.Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the attacks, which began Saturday afternoon with the killing of a 30-year-old University of Chicago student who was shot in the head while sitting in his car in a parking garage in the Hyde Park neighborhood, ...The shooter, 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, then “just randomly” walked into an apartment building a...
  • Nearly 40 Shot, 6 Killed, over Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

    09/21/2020 11:57:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Nearly 40 people were shot, six fatally, across the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News reported 30 people were shot Friday evening into Sunday morning alone in Chicago, and two of those victims succumbed to their wounds. By Monday morning NBC 5 reported “at least 36” had been shot and wounded and ABC 7 reported the number of shooting victims at 39.
  • Over 35 Shot Friday into Sunday Morning in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

    09/13/2020 1:18:09 PM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 13, 2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Over 35 people were shot, nine fatally, Friday into Sunday morning in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
  • Operation Legend in Chicago has resulted in 500 arrests, US Attorney General William Barr says

    09/09/2020 1:20:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | 9/9/2020 | alexis mcadams
    US Attorney General William Barr said Operation Legend has resulted in hundreds of arrests in Chicago as he gave an update on the federal crime-fighting initiative Wednesday morning. Since the program launched in July, Attorney General Barr said more than 500 people have been arrested and 124 people have been charged with federal crimes. video - 10 min Operation Legend has deployed 1,000 federal agents to nine cities, including 400 to Chicago. In the first five weeks of Operation Legend in Chicago, Barr said murders dropped by 50 percent over the previous five weeks. "The bottom line is Operation Legend...
  • Republicans to the Rescue: Barr Announces Chicago Murder Rate Cut In Half Since Start Of "Operation Legend"

    09/09/2020 3:15:52 PM PDT · by · 14 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | September 9, 2020 | Staff
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr revealed that the murder rate in Chicago had plummeted "roughly in half" since the start of Operation Legend, a program that deploys federal agents to violent cities to quell violence. During a press conference in Chicago, Barr said that Operation Legend has resulted in 500 arrests as well as 124 individual federal crime charges. “Throughout the country, more than 2500 people have been arrested and more than 600 are facing federal charges as part of the operation, an ongoing government effort to combat surging crime in parts of the country,” Fox News reports. Daily...
  • Hmmm: Homicides In Chicago Drop 45% After Operation Legend Arrests; Old Lessons Relearned.

    09/01/2020 11:36:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    How do we drive down violent crime? At one point in the not-so-distant past, America figured out the answer — lock up violent criminals rather than releasing them. Chicago may have reinvented this wheel over the past month, as local law enforcement announced earlier today. Homicides dropped almost by half in August and shootings declined by double digits: Homicides and shootings reported last month in Chicago were down from a month ago, according to data collected by Chicago police.The 63 murders reported in August was a 45% decrease from July, while the number of shootings decreased by 15%, Chicago...
  • Report: At Least 16 Shot Friday-Saturday Afternoon in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago (slow weekend)

    09/06/2020 2:05:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/06/20 | Awr Hawkins
    At least 16 people were shot, two fatally, Friday through Saturday afternoon in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC 5 reports the gun violence began Friday at 8:50 p.m., with a non-fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man, who was shot in the hand and back. A four-year-old boy was also among those injured Friday. He was standing outside with an 18-year-old woman in the 8600 block of South Honore “when an unknown male inside a passing Dodge Challenger opened fire” just before 11:30 p.m. The boy was shot in the leg and the woman was shot in the back. Both...
  • One dead, five injured in shooting at Chicago restaurant (one of many shootings)

    08/30/2020 12:52:34 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 26 replies
    Six people were shot, including one who died at the scene, as they ate outside a restaurant in Chicago, according to the city Fire Department.
  • Top Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx's office has dismissed more than 25,000 felony cases - including murders, shootings, sexual assaults and Jussie Smollett's 'hoax' attack

    08/10/2020 12:30:48 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 10, 2020 | Megan Sheets
    Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has dismissed more than 25,000 felony cases - including many involving charges of murder and other serious crimes - in her first three years on the job, a new report shows. Foxx gained notoriety last year when she dropped felony charges against Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack on himself in January 2019. The Chicago Tribune on Monday published an analysis of Foxx's overall record on dropping charges, revealing that she has done so at a rate that's 35 percent higher than her predecessor. In the first three...
  • Chicago looting triggers over 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt as mayor warns criminals: 'We are coming for you'

    08/10/2020 8:28:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 08/10/2020 | Stephanie Pagones
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed looters and rioters who descended upon the downtown area early Monday morning, calling the overnight events “an assault on our city” and telling criminals, “We are coming for you.” Police said more than 100 people were arrested and at least 13 officers were hurt over the course of the events. “We are waking up in shock this morning,” Lightfoot said. “These individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction. And to be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.”
  • 34 Shot, 9 Fatally, over Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

    08/03/2020 9:21:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2020 | Awr Hawkins
    Thirty-four people were shot, nine fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. On August 2, 2020, Breitbart News reported 21 people had been shot, six fatally, Friday through Saturday afternoon alone. On Monday morning the Chicago Sun-Times reported the weekend concluded with at least 34 shot, nine fatally. NBC5 reported the fatal shootings began with someone opening fire shortly after 6 p.m. Friday on a nine-year-old boy who was playing in a parking lot. The boy was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
  • Report: 59 Shot, 3 Killed, over Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

    07/27/2020 8:02:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Late Sunday night NBC 5 reported at least 49 people had been shot, two fatally. By Monday morning the Chicago Sun-Times reported nearly 60 shot with three fatalities. NBC 5 noted that weekend shootings began Friday with a non-fatal incident just after 5 pm, when two individuals were shot while standing in a gas station parking lot “in the 800 block of West 59th Street.” Less than 30 minutes later a 19-year-old was shot and left in serious condition while sitting on a porch on West Cullerton. The violence continued from there. On Tuesday, Mayor Lightfoot acknowledged President Trump would...
  • Chicago weekend violence: At least 106 people shot, 13 fatally

    06/22/2020 1:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | JUNE 22, 2020 | By PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER and JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ
    At least 106 people were shot in Chicago, 13 of them fatally, from midafternoon Friday through early Monday, according to city officials and Tribune data. It is the most people shot in one weekend since at least 2012 but not the deadliest this year, after more than 20 were killed over the last weekend in May, according to data compiled by the Tribune. Twelve of those shot this past weekend were younger than 18 years old. Five of those children died.
  • Chicago suffers deadliest day in 60 years with 18 murders in 24 hours. Where is #BlackLivesMatter

    06/10/2020 10:36:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    twitter ^ | June 10, 2020 | Melissa A.
    Chicago suffers deadliest day in 60 years with 18 murders in 24 hours. Where is #BlackLivesMatter
  • The Full Truth About Race and Policing. The media likes to break down cops’ behavior by race, but doesn’t do the same for civilian crime.

    06/10/2020 9:12:36 AM PDT · by karpov · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2020 | Jason L. Riley
    Chicago has long been one of the nation’s most dangerous big cities, and it seems determined to keep that distinction. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 18 people were killed on one Sunday, May 31, “making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades.” Over the full weekend, “25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire.” None of these deaths or shootings involved police, so there will be no massive protests over them, no tearful commentary on cable news and social media, no white politicians wrapped in Kente cloth taking a knee for...
  • Column: Chicago’s Bleeping Golden Corruption Quote Hall of Fame. Did we land ‘the tuna’?

    02/23/2020 11:35:58 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 Feb 2020 | John Kass
    Most of you know former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s contribution as he talked of selling a U.S. Senate seat: “I’ve got this thing, and it’s (bleeping) golden.” “So did we land the, uh, the tuna?” allegedly belongs to indicted 14th Ward Ald. Edward Burke, according to federal documents. Burke says he did nothing wrong. But the, uh, the tuna wins my first-place vote. Whether we hear it in federal court in Burke’s own voice depends on whether Burke — a longtime confidant of Democrat Boss Madigan — ever gets on that federal bus driven by Rico and starts talking like a...
  • Democrats, you did build that: Chicago named most corrupt city in US

    02/21/2020 7:49:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/21/2020 | Ethel C. Fenig
    A few days prior to President Donald J. Trump (R)'s compassionate announcement that he was pardoning or granting clemency to individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including many Democrats such as disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, thus "making a point about government overreach in prosecutions, as well as reminding people about his First Step Act, which brings reformed (mostly minority) prisoners home," two professors released a study proving: Chicago Is The Most Corrupt City In The U.S., According To New Study Chicago remains America's most corrupt city, and Illinois the third-most corrupt state, according to a new report from the University...
  • 28 Shot, 5 Fatally, over Weekend in Democrat-Controlled Chicago

    08/19/2019 10:03:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 8/19/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Twenty-eight individuals were shot, five fatally, over the weekend in Democrat-controlled Chicago. NBC Chicago reports the first of the weekend’s fatalities was a double murder that occurred in a shooting around 4 pm Friday. The fatality occurred Sunday evening, when a 41-year-old man was shot twice and killed on South Crilly. Earlier Sunday a 46-year-old woman was shot and killed while “driving southbound in the 5100 block of South Prairie.” The other shooting fatality occurred around 4 am Saturday, when a 45-year-old man driving a car was shot by a man who was standing on the sidewalk.
  • Chicago shootings leave 47 shot, 4 fatally; Mt. Sinai Hospital closes emergency room

    08/04/2019 6:48:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 53 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | August 4, 2019 | Michelle Gallardo and Meghan Kluth
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A West Side hospital was forced to stop accepting patients on the tail end of a violent weekend that has left 47 people been shot, four fatally, across the city. Saturday night, resources were stretched to the breaking point as officers responded to multiple shootings in Chicago's 10th Police District, which includes West Side neighborhoods such as Lawndale, Douglas Park and Homan Square. The shootings all occurred within a three hour period, resulting in 17 people injured and at least one dead. "Throughout the night, we had multiple incidents where there were large gatherings and it was...
  • At least 42 people shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend

    05/28/2019 12:51:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-28-19 | Alice Yin and Jeremy Gorner
    t least 42 people were shot, seven fatally, in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend even as severe storms kept people indoors and 1,200 extra officers patrolled the streets. The toll was slightly higher than last year’s Memorial Day weekend, when 39 people were shot, seven of them fatally, according to shooting data kept by the Tribune. In 2017, 45 people were shot, seven of them killed. And in 2016, 71 people shot, six of them fatally, in one of the most violent Memorial Day weekends in recent years. “That is just an unacceptable state of affairs,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot...