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  • Zydeco musician shot while on stage at Louisiana festival

    07/31/2021 4:49:36 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    NBC ^ | 31 Jul 2021 | Dennis Romero
    noted zydeco musician was shot as he was on stage at a Louisiana music festival Friday night, according to family and authorities. Chris Ardoin, a third-generation zydeco performer, was struck in his back, his wife Kerri Ardoin said on his Facebook page early Saturday.... ...The sheriff's office said there were thousands of people leaving the event at the time of the shooting. Two people with guns jumped on the running boards of a vehicle that was exiting, the agency said, but they were arrested by deputies. No identities were released.
  • Woman, 18, is shot dead and man, 19, is wounded in California movie theater during showing of horror film The Forever Purge which depicts dystopian world where all crime is legal for 12 hours

    07/27/2021 6:38:39 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail uK ^ | 27 Jul 2021 | Adam Schrader
    The teens were attending a showing of the film at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings the film when gunshots rang out around 11.45pm Monday Cops said that the woman, 18, died at the scene and the man, 19, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries An employee found the teens after the movie- The Forever Purge - ended Cops have found no witnesses or surveillance camera footage indicating a possible suspect, or the weapon that fired the shots Officials added that six tickets had been sold for the movie showing and asked potential witnesses to come forward
  • Diners run for their lives as two men are shot in broad daylight at Washington DC restaurant: Police release footage of gunmen fleeing in getaway car

    07/23/2021 12:55:40 AM PDT · by blueplum · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 Jul 2021 | Harriet Alexander
    Two people have been shot when at least one gunman opened fire along a busy dining street in Washington DC, before running from the scene, jumping with another man into a waiting car and speeding off. Police on Thursday night said they were searching for the gunman or gunmen, and published surveillance footage. It showed a black man in a lime green or yellow hoodie and another man in all black running from the scene and jumping into a waiting black Honda Civic....
  • 47 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago since Friday night

    07/18/2021 5:41:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 65 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | July 18, 2021
    47 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago since Friday night CHICAGO - Five people have been killed and at least 42 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. Last weekend, 13 people were killed and 33 others wounded in shootings citywide
  • Gunmen kill rapper KTS Dre in ambush outside Cook County jail

    07/13/2021 11:11:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | July 11, 2021
    Gunmen kill rapper KTS Dre in ambush outside Cook County jail July 11, 2021 CWBChicago Citywide Update 8:20 p.m. — The Chicago Tribune tonight reported Sylvester suffered “as many as 64 bullet wounds.” Gunmen shot and killed a Chicago rapper Saturday evening as he walked out of Cook County Jail where he had been held for over a year on gun charges, according to multiple sources. A 60-year-old woman who was walking near the rapper and an activist who works outside the jail to assist newly-released detainees were also shot, the sources said. Londre Sylvester, a 31-year-old who performed as...
  • Does Facebook cause mass shootings and other violence?

    07/12/2021 10:28:24 AM PDT · by MercyFlush · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 12 July 2021 | MercyFlush
    Not long after the November 2020 election I ended my six-year long dalliance with Facebook. Between the mindless and inaccurate 'fact checking', the endless censorship of conservatives, and the utterly vapid postings by my 200+ contacts I didn't see any reason to stay on that platform. I also didn't like the idea that my presence there was funding the Democrat's War on America. After I deleted my account I'll admit that I went through a withdrawal process similar to that of an addiction sufferer. That's because Facebook is designed to be addictive. They openly admit this. The way they make...
  • U. of C. student dies days after being struck by stray bullet on Green Line: ‘He was a ball of light’

    07/07/2021 4:40:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 5, 2021 | Mitchell Armentrout
    U. of C. student dies days after being struck by stray bullet on Green Line: ‘He was a ball of light’ July 5, 2021 Denver native Max Lewis died days after he was shot on an L train. Friends remembered him as an outgoing and welcoming presence. Max Lewis didn’t have to make the trek downtown. The affable 20-year-old University of Chicago junior had the option to work from home for the competitive internship he’d landed at a Loop investment firm, but he “loved getting to know as many people as he could,” according to his best friend. “He loved...
  • 14 killed, at least 86 shot, over 4th of July weekend in Chicago

    07/05/2021 3:49:19 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    WGN.com ^ | July5, 2021 | Tony Francisco
    CHICAGO — Despite a highly touted plan by Chicago police to combat crime for the Fourth of July, at least 86 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, over the long holiday weekend. Among those shot since Friday were two young girls, ages 6 and 5, and two Chicago police officers who were breaking up a large crowd that had gathered on the city’s Far West Side. Bullets have struck six children in total over the weekend
  • 74 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence across city (Chicago)

    06/28/2021 4:47:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CHICAGO -- Six people were killed and 68 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago as the city reaches the halfway point of what could be one of its most violent years in decades. Four of the attacks were mass shootings with four or more people wounded. The attacks accounted for about a third of all the shooting victims between Friday evening and early Monday morning.
  • AOC Calls Concern Over Rising Crime 'Hysteria' As Bullets Fly in NYC

    06/28/2021 10:55:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/28/2021 | Spencer Brown
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made another attempt to convince Americans that rising crime in New York City and elsewhere in the country is a non-issue over the weekend while alleging those pointing to the violence in America's streets are engaging in "hysteria.""We are seeing these headlines about percentage increases" in crime, Ocasio-Cortez admitted before saying "any amount of harm is unacceptable and too much. But I also want to make sure that this hysteria — you know that this doesn't drive a hysteria — and that we look at these numbers in context so that we can make responsible decisions...
  • Chicago’s latest mass shooting claims lives of 2 mothers and a man who recently lost his close family

    06/15/2021 8:54:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 15, 2021 | By Stefano Esposito, Andy Grimm, Fran Spielman, David Struett, and Madeline Kenney
    The attack is the third mass shooting in Chicago in a little over a week and came at the end of a burst of violence that saw more than 25 people shot across the city in 10 hours. The attack prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to say Chicago has joined a “club of cities to which no one wants to belong: cities with mass shootings.” Lightfoot — as she repeatedly has done — decried lack of federal action aimed at “eliminating opportunity for criminals, for children, to get access to illegal guns so that petty disputes turn into mass shooting events,...
  • Overnight mass shootings in three states stoke fears of bloody summer

    06/13/2021 9:51:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 13, 2021 | 3:18am | Jesse O’Neill
    Officials are worried that the US could face increased summer bloodshed — after mass shootings in three states left two people dead and 30 wounded Friday night into Saturday morning. “It’s very disturbing what we’re seeing across the country and the level of gun violence that we’re seeing across the country,” Savannah’s police chief, Roy Minter, Jr. told reporters Saturday. “It’s disturbing and it’s senseless.” The top cop made the statement after one man was killed and seven other people were wounded, including two children, during a shooting at an apartment complex in the Georgia city. Meanwhile, in Austin, Texas,...
  • Minneapolis police shooting: Evidence shows suspect fired gun, investigators say

    06/04/2021 6:54:44 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 04 Jun 2021 | Kara Devlin, Carma Hassan, Hollie Silverman and Amanda Watts,
    The agency investigating the fatal shooting of a suspect during an arrest attempt in Minneapolis Thursday says evidence shows "the man fired his weapon from inside the vehicle." While trying to arrest a person wanted on a felony warrant in a parked car on Thursday afternoon, US Marshals task force members shot the suspect, who had "produced a handgun" and "failed to comply with officers' commands," the US Marshals Service said in a prepared statement obtained by CNN affiliate WCCO.... ..."BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun as well as spent cartridge cases from inside the driver's compartment," the Minnesota...
  • Wilmington Police Shooting Sees 3 Officers Gunned Down in Delaware

    06/03/2021 12:02:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03 Jun 2021 | James Crump
    Three police officers were shot in Delaware on Wednesday night after they responded to a call from a local resident. The officers were shot after they responded to a call at around 10:30 p.m. at the 2400 block of North Market Street, in Wilmington, according to a police statement. Dozens of their colleagues responded, with the officers transported to a local hospital, where they are in a stable condition...
  • Chicago Shooting: 48 shot, 11 fatally, in weekend violence across city

    05/24/2021 4:19:21 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 9 replies
    ABC 7 Eyewitness News ^ | May 24, 2021 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- At least 48 people have been shot, 11 fatally, since Friday night in Chicago, including a 15-year-old boy killed in Lawndale on the West Side.
  • Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2021, by race

    04/22/2021 5:08:27 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    Statista ^ | 03/2021
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  • Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2021, by race (2x more whites)

    04/21/2021 3:05:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    Statista Research Department ^ | 3/31/21 | Statista Research Department
    Sadly, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 213 civilians having been shot, 30 of whom were Black, in the first three months of 2021. In 2020, there were 1,021 fatal police shootings, and in 2019 there were 999 fatal shootings. Additionally, the rate of fatal police shootings among Black Americans was much higher than that for any other ethnicity, standing at 35 fatal shootings per million of the population as of March 2021.
  • Boehner: Mass Shootings ‘Embarrassing Our Country’

    04/19/2021 10:03:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/18/2021 | Pam Key
    Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that a string of mass shootings had become an embarrassment to America. Anchor Dana Bash asked, “47 mass shootings in the United States in just over the last month. And I know you know this, polls show the vast majority of Americans support at least some new gun restrictions. When you were speaker, there were 20 first-graders killed in Newtown, Connecticut. Looking back, do you regret not passing laws then, and do you to see Republicans come to the table now at least to...
  • A TALE OF TWO SHOOTINGS

    04/18/2021 6:49:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/21 | Jeff Crouere
    American justice is no longer blind. It can see, but only conservatives On January 6, decorated U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was killed by a U.S. Capitol Police officer. She was among the crowd of protesters who entered the U.S. Capitol and was shot as she attempted to climb through a broken door outside the Speaker’s lobby, an area that leads to the House Chamber. Babbitt was unarmed and should not have been considered a threat by police officers. She was not a convicted criminal, in fact, she was a military hero. Babbitt served in the U.S. Air Force...
  • Opinion: Why aren’t Chicago’s mass shootings included in the outcry?

    04/12/2021 9:59:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune News Service ^ | April 11, 2021 | Heidi Stevens
    When a gunman killed four people and wounded a fifth at a Southern California office building recently, news outlets, over and over, called it the third in a string of mass shootings. “The violence in the city of Orange was the third major mass shooting in just over two weeks,” an Associated Press story published on chicagotribune.com read. “Last week a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, and killed 10. A week before that, six Asian women were among eight people killed at three Atlanta-area spas.”