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  • Robbers Try to Mug Pizza Delivery Boy Who Turns Out to Be an Ex-NFL Linebacker

    09/25/2016 9:07:28 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 5 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Four robbers who planned to rob a pizza delivery boy after ordering delivery to an abandoned house were in for a surprise when a former NFL linebacker showed up with the pie instead. Napoleon Harris III, the former NFL linebacker and Illinois state senator, is the owner of two Chicago-area Beggars pizza franchises and was sitting in one of them right before closing time when a last minute call came in, The Daily Mail reported. Harris offered to deliver the pizza himself since the crew was overwhelmed, but he didn’t know that the house was vacant.
  • Twin says he committed murder that got his brother prison time

    09/25/2016 7:50:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    A Chicago man has made a stunning confession — insisting he committed a 2003 murder that his identical twin brother was thrown in prison for 13 years ago. “I’m here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of,” Karl Smith, 38, told a Chicago judge last week, as his identical twin, Kevin Dugar, dabbed tears from his eyes from his heavily guarded seat in the courtroom. But could these two brothers — so identical that for years they impersonated each other for fun — simply be pulling a fast one on authorities?
  • If Not Trump, Who Will Cure the Rot?

    09/24/2016 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept 23, 2016 | Holman W. Jenkins Jr.
    One of the brothers charged in the August shooting death of mother-of-four Nykea Aldridge in Chicago, which prompted a controversial tweet from Donald Trump appealing for black support (“VOTE TRUMP!”), was released only two weeks earlier on a firearms violation... Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson last month explained reality to the Chicago Tribune: Of the 1,400 people on the city’s “Strategic Subject List” of those believed responsible for its gun violence, most have been arrested and released multiple times on gun charges. By one count (that of the Chicago Sun-Times) 75% of those booked on gun violations in the first...
  • Calypso Louie Rips Obama on Chicago (Video in the link)

    09/22/2016 7:46:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A story from yesterday I didn't have a chance to get to. Sunday at the Men's Day program hosted at Union Temple Baptist church in Washington, DC, the Nation of Islam grand pooh-bah, Minister Louis Farrakhan, said to President Obama, "Your people are suffering and dying in the streets of Chicago, so you failed to do what should have been done." Farrakhan continued by saying it's time to let Donald Trump do what he wants to, because he's not destroying your legacy. Farrakhan said, "So you Democrats, you been in their party a long time. Answer me,...
  • Victim In Stabbing Death Was Trans Woman, Says Friend Who Wants Police To Make Case A Priority

    09/22/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — Chicago Police are investigating the stabbing death of a 28-year-old in the West Garfield Park neighborhood – a victim officially listed as male but who friends say was a trans woman. “I really want justice for my friend. That’s really it,” says Jaliyah. Jaliyah says she knew the trans woman who was murdered and was her friend for seven years.
  • Trump calls for racial unity, embraces 'stop and frisk'

    09/22/2016 8:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2016 10:30 AM EDT | Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples
    Lamenting a “lack of spirit” between whites and blacks, Donald Trump encouraged racial unity on Thursday even as he called for one of the nation’s largest cities to adopt “stop and frisk” policing tactics that have been widely condemned as racial profiling by minority leaders. […] “I think Chicago needs stop and frisk,” Trump said. “When you have 3,000 people shot and so many people dying, I mean it’s worse than some of the places we’re hearing about like Afghanistan, you know, the war-torn nations.” …
  • High Ranking Retired Chicago Officer Benefits from Carry Reform

    09/22/2016 4:43:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deputy Chief of Detectives Chicago PD, Fred Coffee Image from fox32chicago.com A retired Deputy Police Chief of Detectives in Chicago should be glad that gun carry law reform has been passed.  He was shot and had to return fire.  He wounded his 21-year-old assailant, who was later arrested.  From the chicagotribune.com: Officers walked in and out of the park's stadium south of 82nd, where a retired deputy police chief had exchanged gunfire with a robber during an exercise session for senior citizens about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The retired officer, Fred Coffey, 72, was hit in the arm. The robber,...
  • Ricketts family to spend $1M to back Trump's presidential bid, adviser says

    09/20/2016 10:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune | September 20, 2016 | Zachary R. Mider, Bloomberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ricketts-family-donald-trump-20160920-story.html
  • CHICAGO POLICE TO UNDERGO MANDATORY 'DE-ESCALATION' TRAINING

    09/19/2016 12:49:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | September 19, 2016 | Staff
    The Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues. The program, which Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is scheduled to discuss Monday evening, is among several department reforms following the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The black teenager was shot 16 times in 2014 by a white Chicago police officer. Graphic squad-car video of the shooting was released last year, prompting citywide protests, police leadership changes and a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
  • Netflix Acquires Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’ (Another Flop in the Making)

    09/18/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 45 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-18-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Barry, a film about a formative year in the life of a young Barack Obama, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. According to Deadline, the streaming service beat out several other distributors to land the rights to the critically-acclaimed film from director Vikram Gandhi, which premiered September 10 in Toronto. Netflix was said to have spent $4.5 million to acquire the film, though the final number was not confirmed. Barry tells the story of one year in the life of the future president, as he attends Columbia University in...
  • Cops: 1 dead, dozens displaced in string of arsons in Heart of Chicago

    09/17/2016 5:53:24 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 9-17-16 | Megan Crepeau and Elvia Malagon
    A man was killed and about two dozen people were driven from their home in a string of fires set within blocks of each other in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood early Friday, police and fire officials said. At least seven separate fires were reported around 3 a.m., apparently set in alley trash cans that spread to garages and at least one home in the South Side neighborhood, according to officials.
  • Candidate vs. the Machine

    09/17/2016 7:21:24 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Jeffrey Leef is a Republican and a political novice who challenged Chicago's Democratic machine by running for Congress. He had no expectation of defeating incumbent Rep. Danny Davis, whose 7th district hasn't elected a Republican in 70 years. This was an idealistic pursuit by a citizen in defense of the endangered two-party system in Cook County. What could possibly go wrong? Leef got the nomination and secured enough signatures to get on the ballot. But before he could put up signs or receive a single donation, an ousted committeeman filed an objection to his candidacy with the Board of Elections....
  • The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back

    09/12/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The streets are gone,” Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, told me last month. The night before, Aug. 14, a Chicago police officer’s son had been killed in a shooting while sitting on his family’s porch, one of 92 people killed in Chicago during the worst month for homicides in the Windy City since July 1993. The August victims who survived included 10-year-old Tavon Tanner, shot while playing in front of his house (the bullet ripped through Tavon’s pancreas, intestines, kidney and spleen); an 8-year-old girl shot in the arm while crossing the street; and two 6-year-old girls....
  • Chicagoan, Dissatisfied With Police Coverage, Hires Private Patrols

    09/10/2016 3:01:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/9/2016 | Dana Kozlov
    (CBS) – A Chicago man, fed up and frustrated with what he says is the rising crime in his neighborhood, takes matters into his own pocketbook — shelling out thousands to pay for private street security. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports. Security firm owner Howard Greer, also a Chicago cop, patrols the 1100 block of North LaSalle. It’s his off-duty job, paid for by this De Mudd. “I’ve been watching my neighborhood deteriorate over the last couple of years,” Mudd says. Police, he says, couldn’t keep up. So, Greer and fellow off-duty officers now walk the Gold Coast pocket with...
  • (Chicago) Teacher Disciplined After Trying To Force Student To Stand For Pledge

    09/09/2016 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 8, 2016
    A Blue Island high school teacher has been disciplined, after trying to force a student to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Michael Stillman, an attorney for Community High School District 218, wouldn't say how the teacher was disciplined, but said her behavior did not rise to the level of a fireable offense. [Snip] The student's mother, Kelly Porter, said the teacher was suspended. [Snip] Her 15-year-old son, Shemar Cooper, chose to sit during the pledge two weeks ago, and his Spanish teacher approached him about it. His mother acknowledged his response was "America sucks," and she said that "was...
  • Embattled Lt. Glenn Evans Gets Support in Lawsuit Against CPD

    09/08/2016 8:55:23 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8 Sept 2016 | Andy Grimm
    It's not every day that a priest gives a ringing endorsement of a Chicago Police officer once charged with forcing a gun down the throat of a suspect. But on Thursday, Glenn Evans got a vote of confidence from the Rev. Matthew O'Donnell, pastor of St. Columbanus Catholic Church, one of half a dozen community activists from some of the city's most crime-plagued neighborhoods who showed up at the church to support Evans in a federal lawsuit against the city. O'Donnell says those who lived in neighborhoods where Evans was in charge never believed the allegations against the veteran officer....
  • Terrifying moment a 71-year-old man is shot..in broad daylight while watering..Chicago's South [tr]

    09/08/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2016 | Staff
    A 71-year-old man was shot in Chicago this week while watering his lawn as two men attempted to rob him. It was a little after 11 a.m. on Tuesday when the victim, Fred Laguardia, was approached by two suspects on bikes outside his home in Marquette Park. Home surveillance video taken from a neighbor's house shows the two men attempting to rob Laguardia, however he refused to give in to them. A struggle ensued and the senior citizen was thrown to the ground, where he was shot once in the abdomen by one of the men, according to WGNTV.
  • Chicago Hits Grim Milestone With 500 Homicides in 2016

    09/07/2016 7:24:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07 September 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    The City of Chicago hit a deadly milestone over the Labor Day weekend — the 500th homicide of the year. And with that tragic tally, the Windy City has now logged more homicides than New York City and Los Angeles combined — and is on pace to reach a homicide level not seen since the 1990s, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday. Don't blame the cops, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said outside police headquarters Tuesday. "It's not a police issue, it's a society issue," Johnson said after a Labor Day weekend during which 65 people were shot, 13 of them...
  • Chicago’s homicide count for 2016 soars past 500 after violent Labor Day weekend

    09/06/2016 10:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2:00 PM | Reuven Blau
    The homicide count in Chicago has soared past 500 so far this year, exceeding the total number of murders for all of last year. The bloody death toll of 512 was reached after a violent holiday weekend where 65 people in the city were shot, 13 fatally, authorities said. The figure is a 20-year high.By contrast, there have been 409 homicides combined in New York and Los Angeles through late August. …
  • Malkin: Sicko Terrorist Lynne Stewart: Still Hating Cops

    09/06/2016 4:35:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 7, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Old age and illness have not dulled the tongue or treasonous soul of convicted jihad-enabling lawyer Lynne Stewart. She's as vile and violence-promoting as ever. Freed from prison two years ago on "compassionate release" after being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, the flaming 76-year-old radical is still championing left-wing massacres against the police. And still kicking America in the teeth. The Associated Press reported over the holiday weekend that the mouthy menace remains stubbornly devoted to "armed struggle." Translation: Sicko Grandma Stewart — as unrepentant and unapologetic as the rest of her rotten hippie pals in the bloodthirsty Weather Underground,...
  • Chicago gang killings skyrocket while Democrat pols play footsy with gangs

    09/06/2016 9:55:59 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 10 replies
    Island Turtle blog ^ | September 6, 2016 | Corky Boyd
    The conventional wisdom is that the city fathers of big cities and gangs are at opposite ends of the spectrum. That may be true in many cities but it isn’t true in Chicago. The incestuous relationship between aldermen and gangs blurs the line between good and evil. 85 years of Democratic rule has left Chicago with a reputation as the most corrupt city in the US. It is well earned. Aldermen are kings (or queens) of their wards. They wield immense power. They control patronage jobs, zoning, city contracts, property tax reduction and permits in their wards. It is a...
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • WATCH: There Is Now An Official Trailer For “Brianna & Jaelin’s Walking Tour” & It Is Hilarious

    09/02/2016 5:55:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    b96.cbslocal.com ^ | September 1, 2016 11:53 AM | By Lizzy Buczak
    The minute long video features “walking tour” organizer Kevin Fergus who is addressing “Whitey’s” or in other words, fans of the couple. The tour takes you to the Granville red line platform “complete with a sketchy guy” and shows you the popular spots Brianna and Jaelin visited including Subway and the CVS parking lot! Facebook originally removed Kevin’s event page after it was reported, probably by Brianna and Jaelin, but has since restored it. ... The meetup will be at Berger Park and so far, 2.9K are going with 5.3K interested. ... The Whites also told DNAInfo that they hope...
  • Couple Leaves Chicago After 1 Day, Moves Back To Arizona Because Of Crime

    09/02/2016 5:11:31 PM PDT · by blam · 104 replies
    Fox5NY ^ | Fox5NY
    August 31, 2016 PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A newlywed couple raised in Arizona created a successful YouTube business. Then they decided it was time to leave the valley and explore life, so they moved to Chicago. But one day after arriving in the "Windy City," their big move turned into a big nightmare. "It's one of the most amazing cities in America," said Brianna White. "Hey, why not, we're doing okay. We can go there and be okay financially, so why not go and see what happens," said Jaelin White. But what happened next terrified the Whites. All unpacked, the couple...
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...
  • Coffee With Communists: Who they are, why they kill

    09/01/2016 5:59:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    NOTICE TO FR READERS, DUE TO UNEXPLAINED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY I COULD NOT GET IT BOLD AND RED ON FR. THAT AND HTML CODES TOO LONG. SORRYAwhile back I read an old book from the last decade called Tea With Terrorists. Why they kill, and how to stop them. You check it out By clicking here but to get to the heart of the matter its written by Craig Winn who went to interview Muslim terrorists in the west bank in Israel and how the Muslim religion commands murder and intolerance and how 9/11 and Islam are interconnected. It was a...
  • To end senseless homicides, give suspected Chicago killers the Capone treatment

    09/01/2016 3:18:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1 sept 2016 | Sean Kennedy
    Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to reveal his "magic bullet" for combating the spate of murders here. Johnson has a point — what exactly is Trump's secret plan to end the gun violence? The GOP candidate should answer this challenge. Here's a simple plan: Chicago should "Al Capone" its killers. When the notorious Chicago gangster finally went down in 1931, it wasn't because of his complicity in scores of murders or bootlegging that brought him outlandish wealth. The mob boss was taken down because he did not pay his taxes — and that brought...
  • Chicago’s gangs “no longer know or fear the police”

    08/31/2016 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Chicago is wrapping up its most deadly month on record since the mid-90s, with more than 480 people shot and 78 dead, almost all of them ascribed to gang violence. (Plus any that they manage to sneak in before midnight tonight.) The total number of murders for the year is nearing 500 – well on track for a record – and there’s still a full four months to go. This grim milestone adds up to more murders than New York City and Los Angeles combined. We’ve pretty much run out of awful adjectives to describe what’s going on in the...
  • Woman sets herself on fire in Chicago congressman’s office

    08/31/2016 6:37:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/30/2016 | Staff
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a woman walked into U.S. Rep. Danny Davis’ office on Chicago’s West Side, drank out of a bottle of hand sanitizer, poured the sanitizer over herself and set herself on fire with a lighter.</p> <p>Authorities haven’t identified the woman who was taken to a hospital in serious condition with burns. Police say her condition has stabilized.</p>
  • Chicago gangs no longer know or fear the police, and bodies pile up

    08/31/2016 5:08:57 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 31 aug 2916 | John Kass
    The dead multiply in Chicago, the fruit of the gang wars ripening in August. With at least 78 killed so far, August is the deadliest month in nearly 20 years, according to a Tribune analysis. It's all but certain that the city's homicide total will push beyond the 491 dead of last year. August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years And people in those Chicago neighborhoods that have become killing fields look with dread toward the Labor Day weekend. So do City Hall and the police. Twenty-five...
  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • Law clerk accused of pretending to be judge is fired

    08/30/2016 11:14:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/30/2016 | Steve Mills and Todd Lighty
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, who has come under criticism for his handling of allegations that one of his law clerks put on a robe and heard cases, has fired the clerk, his office announced Tuesday. In a terse, three-paragraph statement, Evans' office said that Rhonda Crawford "is no longer employed as a law clerk/staff attorney" assigned to the south suburban Markham courthouse. The statement said that judicial rules prevented Evans from commenting further on the matter. Crawford has worked for Evans' office since 2011 and made about $57,000 a year. In March, Crawford defeated two opponents in the...
  • Array of Things Allow Chicago To Spy On Entire City: “Wake Up And Realize We’re Just Servants”

    08/30/2016 9:27:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | August 30, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    Chicago is launching a creepy new campaign to blanket the mega-city in more surveillance through its Array of Things, creating a network of (at least) 500 sensors devices that will be shared in a growing Big Data cloud. As The Chicago Tribune reports: The first of a network of data-collecting sensors that could one day blanket Chicago are now live. The city installed two nodes containing computers and sensors including low-resolution cameras as well as air quality sensors last week. They went up on traffic light poles at Damen and Archer avenues in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the...
  • Why Do I Carry? Because Thugs Like These Will Shoot You For Making Eye Contact

    08/29/2016 3:39:10 PM PDT · by detective · 108 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | August 29, 2016 | Bob Owens
    A cousin of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade was shot and killed by a pair of serial offenders in Chicago on Friday because the two thugs didn’t like it when a taxi driver dared to make eye contact with them. A pair of brothers released from jail on parole have been charged with fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Darwin Sorells, 26, and 22-year-old brother Derren, who are both documented gang members, were charged with first-degree murder Sunday over the death of Aldridge, 32, a mother-of-four. Both are repeat gun offenders, Chicago Police Superintendent...
  • Ex-Chicago Official Gets 10 Years In Red-Light Camera Case

    08/29/2016 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    WBEZ Chicago ^ | 8/29/2016 | Susie An
    A former Chicago transportation official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced John Bills, 55, in Chicago moments after he apologized for his actions. Federal prosecutors had asked the judge for at least a 10-year prison sentence. The former second-in-command at Chicago's Department of Transportation was convicted in January of bribery, conspiracy and extortion. Bills was accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash, along with gifts — including condos in two states and a Mercedes — to...
  • Welcome To The Third World, Part 18: Pensions Overwhelm Public Services

    08/29/2016 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 26 August 2016
    Citizens of the developed world are watching Venezuela’s descent into financial and political chaos mostly, it seems, with amused detachment, safe in the assumption that we’ll never end up hunting our cats and dogs for food. But – since Europe, Japan and the US are making essentially the same mistakes as Venezuela’s past and present governments – we might want to question that certainty. Consider what’s happening in the third biggest US city: Chicago’s detective force dwindles as murder rate soars [see excerpt at source] Why should a city as apparently affluent as Chicago have such a nightmarish crime situation?...
  • August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years

    08/29/2016 5:21:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 29, 2016 | By Jeremy Gorner , Peter Nickeas and Elvia Malagon
    The city hasn't seen a deadlier month since October of 1997, when there were 79 homicides. For the whole year, the count was 761, according to department numbers. Chicago has recorded 487 homicides and more than 2,800 people shot so far this year, compared to 491 homicides and 2,988 people shot all of last year, according to Tribune data. Chicago has a lower homicide rate than many other U.S. cities that are smaller in population. But this year, the city has recorded more homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los Angeles combined, even though the two cities...
  • Man hurls Molotov cocktail into 70-year-old woman's car as she's driving to church in St. Louis

    08/29/2016 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 43 replies
    Stltoday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kristen Taketa
    ST. LOUIS • A 70-year-old woman was driving to church Sunday morning when three men pulled up alongside her in a Monte Carlo with Illinois plates, according to Dionne Flowers, alderwoman from the city's 2nd Ward. "What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. It exploded, and fire torched the inside of the woman's car. She managed to escape with no injuries with the aid of Larry Middlebrook, a St. Louis...
  • Chicago police told to become social workers and stop being cops

    08/29/2016 9:06:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/29/16 | Doug Book
    In 2013 the Chicago Police Department began a predictive policing program for the expressed purpose of reducing the amount of gun violence in the city. The principal component of the program was the Strategic Subjects List (SSL), a “…list of individuals who are either prone to be shot, to being a shooter, or having some sort of inclination toward violent crime.” The list was created by city employees via the use of an algorithm designed to predict “…who is most likely to be involved in a shooting – either as the shooter or victim – by analyzing data such as...
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Regated ^ | 08-28-2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city.
  • Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

    08/27/2016 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 1:45 PM EDT
    After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city’s police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. In all, officers fired 2,623 bullets. The newspaper’s findings show about four out of every five people shot were African-American males. It found that about half of the officers involved were African-American or Hispanic and most of them...
  • Cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade gunned down pushing stroller in Chicago

    08/26/2016 8:21:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2016
    A mother who was shot and killed while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side Friday has been identified as a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade. Chicago Police said Nykea Aldridge, 32, was shot in the head and arm by two men outside an elementary school at around 3:30 p.m. local time Friday. Investigators believe the shooters were targeting a third man.
  • University to Freshmen: Don’t Expect Safe Spaces or Trigger Warnings

    08/25/2016 7:32:40 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    The Chicago Maroon ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Pete Grieve
    "WE DO NOT SUPPORT SO-CALLED 'TRIGGER WARNINGS,’ WE DO NOT CANCEL INVITED SPEAKERS BECAUSE THEIR TOPICS MIGHT PROVE CONTROVERSIAL, AND WE DO NOT CONDONE THE CREATION OF INTELLECTUAL ‘SAFE SPACES.'"
  • Barack and Michelle's first date, coming to a theater near you (WaPo puff piece megabarf alert)

    08/24/2016 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2016 | Monica Hesse
    <p>The new movie "Southside With You," which opens Friday, is a feature film about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. It's perhaps best described as a "Before Sunrise" for political wonks: The story spans a single day as the future first couple catch a movie, visit an art museum, and talk about their hopes and dreams while meandering through Chicago. On a more meta level, the movie is about the creation of the Obamas' private-life narrative - a shaping of how the public will understand them in the future and an acknowledgment of how it sees them now.</p>
  • $25G reward offered in beating death of Illinois cancer patient

    08/24/2016 11:34:54 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2016 | AP
    ZION, Ill. – Cancer Treatment Centers of America is offering a $25,000 reward for information in the death of a Missouri patient beaten to death outside her Illinois hospital residence.
  • Man Accused Of Shooting At Cop: ‘I Should Have Smoked His A–‘ (said in court, to the judge)

    08/24/2016 10:17:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/23/2016 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Far South Side man accused of shooting at a Chicago Police officer lashed out at a Cook County judge in court Tuesday, saying he should have just “smoked his a ‑ ‑” after being ordered held without bail, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. “Chicago Police shot at me first,” Kentrell Pledger, a reputed Black Disciple gang member, pleaded with Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. As sheriff’s deputies led Pledger away, his protests grew louder: “He shot at me first. So get your story straight, dog. And for that, I should have smoked his a ‑ ‑.” Pledger...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Bargain brawl! Female shoppers pile in to huge fight in the middle of a Chicago Walmart

    08/22/2016 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/2016
    A massive fight that broke out inside an Illinois Walmart ended with a woman having her clothes ripped off. The all-out brawl occurred inside the store in Crestwood, south of Chicago, and was all captured on video by a witness. The fracas involved four women and was attempted to be stopped by a single male security guard, who got lost in the fight. A woman at the center of the brawl had her top pulled down in the melee, exposing her breasts.
  • 40 Of Weekend's Shooting Victims Had Been Arrested 672 Times, Top Cop Says

    08/22/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 8/15/2016 | Alex Nitkin
    BRONZEVILLE — After another brutally violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson appeared impatient and exasperated Monday as he renewed his plea for judges and legislators to help keep repeat gun offenders off the streets."Any leader in the city of Chicago that thinks what we're seeing out on the streets is OK, shouldn't be a leader," Johnson said, his voice swelling. "Go to those neighborhoods and live there, and tell me how you feel then."Those killed over the weekend included 23-year-old Abner Garcia, an Army veteran with no criminal history, and 19-year-old Arshell Dennis, a college student whose father...
  • 7 Killed, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/22/2016 5:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | August 22, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 47 more people — including an 8-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicides happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday afternoon on the Southwest and West sides. About 4:30 p.m. in Gage Park, someone walked up to a 35-year-old man in the hallway of a home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding and shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police...