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  • 1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

    10/17/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2016 | Staff
    A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune. At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186. The gun violence over the weekend was...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Chicago Murder Stats

    08/11/2016 12:07:59 PM PDT · by safetysign · 18 replies
    Hey Jackass ^ | 08/11/2016 | staff
    Website has charts, graphs, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly totals.
  • Cops: 11 dead, 43 wounded in Father's Day weekend shootings

    06/20/2016 5:05:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    Eleven people were killed and at least 42 more - including a 3-year-old boy - were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday, according to Chicago Police. The most recent homicide happened early Monday on the South Side. A 22-year-old man was shot in the back about 1:30 a.m. and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. About 1:30 p.m., someone used a high-powered assault rifle to kill a 17-year-old boy outside a Catholic church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood during Sunday Mass. The boy was walking outside Holy Cross Church...
  • How Chicago’s Streets Became the Wild West

    06/16/2016 12:54:20 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2016 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Someone was shot in Chicago every 150 minutes during the first five months of 2016. Someone was murdered every 14 hours, and the city saw nearly 1,400 nonfatal shootings and 240 fatalities from gunfire. Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one an hour, topping the previous year’s tally of 53 shootings. The violence is spilling from the Chicago’s gang-infested South and West Sides into the business district downtown. Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies. The growing mayhem is the result of Chicago police officers’ withdrawing from proactive enforcement, making the city a dramatic example...
  • Who helped Barack Obama avoid the taint of Chicago corruption?

    06/01/2016 5:37:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lee Cary
    How did Barack Obama emerge from Chicago in 2008 untainted by political corruption? His rise to power began at the 2004 Democratic Party Convention when Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was catapulted onto the national stage by the alluring force of his oratory.
  • May was a bloody month in Chicago - 66 dead and nearly 400 shot

    06/01/2016 7:33:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    The month's toll was fueled by a Memorial Day weekend in which six people were killed and 63 wounded, and a Mother's Day weekend when more than 50 people were shot, eight fatally. That brought the total number of people shot in Chicago so far this year to more than 1,500. At least 250 of them have died. [Snip] Chicago police say the violence has been stoked by gang conflicts and a proliferation of guns, mixed with weak gun law enforcement.
  • Innocent Chicago woman gunned down outside Starbucks one block from police headquarters

    05/21/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 21 May 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A Chicago woman was gunned down coming out of a Starbucks on Friday, the victim of gang-related violence just one block from the city’s police headquarters.
  • Chicago's murder rate soars 72% in 2016; shootings up more than 88%

    04/06/2016 9:53:26 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    USA Today | April 1, 2016 | Aamer Madhani
    No excerpt allowed from USA Today, story here.
  • Four boys in Chicago wounded as they walked down street as 17 people are shot in the city in one day

    03/22/2016 12:43:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2016 | David Boroff
    Four boys in Chicago were wounded as they walked down the street, and a total of 17 people were shot in the city on Monday. The shootings of the youngsters happened at approximately 9 p.m. when an unknown male approached and opened fire on the city's West Side. The boys — aged 12, 14, 15 and 16 — were all in stable condition at local hospitals on Monday night. No arrests have been made, but an investigation is ongoing, an official with the Chicago Police Department told the Daily News on Tuesday.
  • Chicago violence, homicides and shootings up in 2015

    01/02/2016 6:18:10 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02 jan 2016 | Jeemy Gorner
    --(snip)--Despite being the nation's third most populous city, Chicago far outpaces New York City, Los Angeles and every other large city in America in the sheer number of homicide and shooting victims, though it fares better than some smaller cities on a per capita comparison. And despite the attention given to Chicago's police-involved shootings, the city had fewer in 2015, with 22 people shot, than in recent years. In an interview with the Tribune, interim Superintendent John Escalante said he plans to fight violence in 2016 by employing some of McCarthy's past strategies, including a continued focus on arresting people...
  • 9-year-old girl shot to death in Charlotte While At A Party

    09/05/2015 8:26:03 PM PDT · by LUV W · 14 replies
    WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC ^ | WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC
    VIDEO: Press conference after 9-year-old girl shot to death in Charlotte, NC. CMPD confirmed four people shot, one killed- a 9-year-old girl here on Fieldvale. 2 adlults and one other child expected to survive. Searching for shooter.
  • Child’s body parts found in Garfield Park (Chicago)

    09/05/2015 7:28:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | WGN WEB DESK
    There is a heavy police presence in Garfield Park tonight after the remains of a child’s foot and other appendages were discovered. We’re told this find was made in or near the Garfield Park lagoon. Garfield Park is closed tonight while chicago police conduct additional searches to try to locate any other remains.
  • Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake, ILLINOIS

    09/01/2015 10:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    WGNtv ^ | 9-1-2015
    Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake Posted 9:16 AM, September 1, 2015, by WGN Web Desk, Updated at 12:08pm, September 1, 2015 FOX LAKE, Ill. -- A manhunt is underway for three armed suspects after a Fox Lake police officer was fatally shot in the head Tuesday morning, sources tell WGN. At a brief news conference Tuesday, authorities said they were searching for two white men and one black man. A large perimeter has been set up and multiple helicopters and K9s units are searching the area. Police will not confirm the officer has died, only...
  • The Stalinist purge of the Democrat party

    03/06/2015 1:13:27 PM PST · by shoff · 64 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 03/06.2015 | Steven Hoffman
    In Soviet Russia for a period of four years a great terror overcame the communist party in what later became known as the great purge. It was the culmination of years of social engineering ending in the consolidation of Stalin’s brand of communism having ultimate power. We are seeing something very similar happening in the democrat party today. After six years of “change” the Chicago progressives want to consolidate their power for the 2016 run at the presidency.
  • 4 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings (No protests planned)

    12/24/2014 1:25:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/14 | Jeremy Gorner, Terrence James
    **SNIP** The man had been shot in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as Hakizimana Scott, of the 800 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Hours earlier, a 20-year-old man was slain in the 7800 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood about 8:55 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a calls of a person shot and found the 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest in the basement of a building, police said....
  • 2 dead, 8 hurt in shootings Friday into Saturday

    10/25/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/2014 | Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Two men were killed and eight people, including two teenage girls, were wounded in shootings throughout Chicago from Friday evening into Saturday, authorities said. A 23-year-old man was fatally shot and a 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting about 10:05 p.m. Friday in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. The two men were standing in a courtyard in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place when someone approached them and fired shots.
  • Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

    09/29/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2014 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch, Rosemary Regina Sobol, Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford,
    The weekend toll from gun violence in Chicago is five dead and at least 40 wounded, and includes a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot on a sidewalk in Marquette Park.. Demureye Macon was gunned down in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
  • 2 dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    09/15/2014 9:31:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    FOX Chicago ^ | 9/15/14
    Two people were killed and and at least 14 other people were wounded in weekend shootings across the city. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
  • Unprovoked Machete Attack By Illegal Aliens Caught On Camera In Chicago (Sanctuary City!)

    09/12/2014 9:39:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    September 12, 2014 Unprovoked Machete Attack By Illegal Aliens Caught On Camera In Chicago (Sanctuary City!) By Thomas Lifson A horrific machete attack by an illegal alien gang on two innocent young men waiting on a platform for a Chicago El train has been caught on surveillance camera, and is making big news in Chicago. Chicago is, of course, a sanctuary city for illegal aliens under the policies of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Here is the ABC/channel 7 news report on the incident, which pauses the video to spare viewers the full horror:
  • 3 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings

    09/07/2014 6:06:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 7, 2014 | By Peter Nickeas
    Shootings left at least three men dead and 11 others wounded Saturday night into Sunday morning, bringing the weekend total for gunshot victims to 5 dead and 17 wounded.
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • Why no rioting over these shooting deaths? [Just another weekend night in Chicago]

    08/18/2014 5:39:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While rioting and racial tension continues in Ferguson, Missouri over the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown there was a ho hum, business as usual, nothing-we-can-do-about-it attitude towards the following headline  in the Chicago Tribune regarding shooting deaths that was probably similar to others across the nation over the week end.   Three people were killed, including a 16-year-old boy, and sixteen others injured in shootings across the city between late Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, police said. The majority of the victims--and most probably the shooters--in Chicago were black; the others Hispanic.  And yet, except for grieving family...
  • 47 shot. 5 dead. Chicago officials meet

    08/03/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Lorenzo Ferrigno
    (CNN) -- After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence. The girl was just one of 47 shooting victims in Chicago over the weekend, five of which were fatal, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department.
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    07/17/2014 6:08:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 july 2014 | Jason Meisner and Timothy M. Phelps
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help stem the violence. By year end, the move will boost to 52 the number of agents in the Chicago office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which traditionally has worked closely with Chicago police on tracing the flow of guns into the city and tracking guns used in crimes. In a separate action, the...
  • Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

    07/07/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood. It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers. It...
  • Over 60 shot and 11 dead in Chicago over bloody Fourth of July weekend (1,100 people shot in 2014)

    07/07/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | July 7, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) --Over 60 people were victims of gun violence in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend, leaving 11 dead and police under heavy scrutiny. The Chicago Police Department was directly involved in at least six of the shooting incidents, killing two people officials say were armed.
  • 1 Dead, 35 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/30/2014 9:38:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 06/30/2014
    CHICAGO (STMW) – One person was killed and at least 35 others were wounded in weekend shootings across the city. The fatal shooting happened Saturday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
  • 27 Shot in Chicago Since Friday

    06/29/2014 9:48:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/29/14 | NBC Chicago
    At least 27 people have been shot, one of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday. Police said the weekend’s sole fatality, as of Sunday morning, occurred just before 9 a.m. Saturday when a 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while riding his bike. The shooting took place in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue. Police said the man was taken to Mount Sinai hospital with wounds to the head and right arm and was later pronounced dead. Ten others were shot Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Most recently, a 25-year-old man was shot in the back and...
  • Shock Transcript: IL Senate Linked Obama with Corrupt Blagojevich Ally; Called Him Obama’s “Mentor”

    05/04/2014 5:22:09 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 10 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/4/14 | Aurelius
    In a previously unpublicized transcript from 2004, the Illinois State Senate specifically linked then US Senator-Elect Barack Obama with corrupt politician and Rod Blagojevich ally Emil Jones Jr. More than simply connecting the two, the transcript specifically calls Jones Mr. Obama's "mentor" and his "political godfather." The transcript was written on November 8, 2004, soon after Mr. Obama was elected to the United States Senate. Ironically, the subject of the section in which the soon-to-be Senator was linked to Jones was written in praise of Mr. Obama. The quote comes from Senate Resolution 716, which was in place to congratulate...
  • Rahm Emanuel Lowers Murder Rate in Chicago… by Lying About It

    04/21/2014 6:46:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Good news. Crime is down in Chicago. Walk the streets late at night. Carry your wallet in your back pocket. It’s safe. Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning.Shootings across the city dropped by 24 percent from 2012 and 16 percent from 2011, according to the department’s numbers. Sexual assaults were down 6 percent from last year, robberies down 12 percent, serious battery down 16 percent, burglaries down 22 percent, motor vehicle thefts down 23 percent, thefts down 3 percent. How was...
  • Obama pal's ex-aide to plead guilty in grant scheme

    04/07/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT · by John W · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 7, 2014 | Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD—A onetime top aide to former state public health chief Dr. Eric Whitaker plans to plead guilty to bribery, theft and obstruction of justice in federal court this week in a $400,000 state grant kickback scam she is accused of trying to cover up, according to court documents the Tribune obtained. Quinshaunta Golden, 45, of Homewood, is scheduled to change her plea to guilty Thursday and has agreed to cooperate with authorities. Federal prosecutors have agreed to request a sentence of no more than 10 years and a month in prison, a copy of Golden's plea agreement shows. Whitaker, a...
  • 14 shot since 8 p.m., including 6 at West Side party

    04/05/2014 7:18:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Nickeas
    A pair of gunmen shot six people at a West Side party early Saturday morning - one opened fire toward a back porch from an alley while someone else opened fire from the front door as party goers tried to run inside. Eight other people were wounded across the city overnight since about 8 p.m.
  • December ends with 40 homicides (Chicago)

    01/09/2014 10:25:40 AM PST · by South40 · 16 replies ^ | 1/8/2014 | Tracy Swartz
    Chicago has logged three homicides so far this year, as of Wednesday afternoon, according to preliminary police information. ((snip)) Forty-four homicides were logged in January 2013, tied with June for the fourth deadliest month of 2013, RedEye determined. Meanwhile, December ended last week with 40 homicides, up from 27 homicides in December 2012, according to RedEye data. On the last day of the year, two homicides were logged. 2013 totals
  • At least 15 shot overnight across city

    11/17/2013 8:16:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 17, 2013 | Adam Sege
    At least 15 people were shot across the city during a roughly seven-hour stretch starting Saturday night, including 11 shot within three hours early Sunday morning, according to police. Three of the injured were shot about 1:15 a.m. as they walked down the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Someone in a dark-colored sedan opened fire, striking the ankles of a 16-year-old girl, a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, police said.
  • Cops: Black mob kidnaps, rapes teen girls

    11/16/2013 8:32:53 PM PST · by Anila · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 11/10/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The latest case of black-mob violence in Chicago is far from the worst. We’ll get to that one in a minute. But when a mob of black people rushed into three Chicago-area Sports Authority stores this week and rushed out dragging entire racks of winter clothing, the local CBS affiliate dubbed that “unbelievable.” CNN said the videos were “shocking.” Not really: “That crime was only unbelievable or shocking to the reporters who spend all their time ignoring and denying black mob violence,” said one Chicago cop, who would rather keep his job than be identified as a source of stories...
  • 34 Homicides in Rahm's Chicago in October

    11/07/2013 12:45:01 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies ^ | November 7, 2013 | Rebel Pundit
    October was another bloody month for the city of Chicago, as the city suffered 34 homicides, 29 from fatal shootings, and 98 more shot and injured. Seven more people have been killed thus far in November, bringing the murder total for the year to 387. That number remains below 2013, however, as of October 27; the Chicago Police Crime Data Portal shows the murder rate unchanged from 2011, and a 20% spike in murders for the previous four weeks. “If Rahm Emanuel and Garry McCarthy want to stop this, they can stop this,” Ward claimed. “They can stop it with...
  • Surveillance Video Captures Flash Mob Robberies At 3 Chicago Area Stores

    11/07/2013 9:27:00 AM PST · by Jack Black · 3 replies
    Chicago CBS Local ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | CBS
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Unbelievable surveillance video captured flash mobs dashing into store after store and running out with armloads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods. It has happened at three different Sports Authority stores in the Chicago area. This past Monday in Burbank at just before 1 p.m., five individuals entered a Sports Authority and soon after they were off. Video shows them running out the door with rack after rack of apparel and an employee giving chase.
  • Surveillance Video Captures Flash Mob Robberies At 3 Chicago Area Stores

    11/07/2013 5:31:15 AM PST · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 11/7/13
    Unbelievable surveillance video captured flash mobs dashing into store after store and running out with armloads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods. It has happened at three different Sports Authority stores in the Chicago area.
  • 7 shot in city, including young boy (three killed)

    11/07/2013 6:19:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2013 | Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi
    Police continue to investigate this morning after at least seven people were wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday evening, including three men shot to death and a 6-year-old boy who suffered three gunshot wounds to the shoulder and chest, authorities said. Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said no arrests have been made this morning in the child's shooting. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital from near 57th Street and Mozart Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
  • 5 Dead, (another) 19 Wounded as Chicago Violence Rages On

    09/22/2013 8:34:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2013 | Alexandria Fisher
    At least 24 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday, police said. The weekend violence began just one day after 13 people were injured in a Chicago park. The victims from Thursday's shooting included 10 males and three females, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard -- known as "Tay-man" -- who was shot in the jaw and listed in critical condition. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said an assault style rifle with a high capacity magazine was used in the park shooting. McCarthy added that based on witness interviews, the attack appears to be gang-related, as...
  • :13 shot at Chicago basketball court; 3 year old critical (A mass shooting that won't get much news)

    09/20/2013 7:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2013 | Rick Moran
    Here's a mass shooting that probably won't elicit calls for more gun control. Chicago Sun Times: Thirteen people were shot - including a 3-year-old boy - Thursday night at a South Side park when two gunmen opened fire on a group gathered at a basketball court in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.As bullets began to fly about 10:15 p.m., the group scattered, taking cover wherever they could at Cornell Square Park, police and witnesses said.Julian Harris, 22, said his 3-year-old nephew, Deonta "Tay-man" Howard, was shot in the face.Deonta was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital,...
  • A late night basketball game, then 'boom, boom, boom, boom, boom'

    09/20/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Semecha Nunn tried hard to talk about her 3-year-old grandson, one of 13 people shot as neighbors played basketball in Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards Thursday night. "They need to stop, they need to stop," Nunn said, the last word coming out as almost a shreik as she closed her eyes and collapsed crying. Witnesses told police a gray sedan pulled up to the park around 10:15 p.m. and two men started firing in the 1800 block of West 51st Street. Related Photos: 3-year-old Deonta' Howard More New City crime » Raw video: 13 shot in...
  • 12 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park (Chicago)

    09/19/2013 10:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11:52 p.m. CDT, September 19, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after in the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan. A twelfth victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information. …
  • 53 Homicides, 224 Shot and Wounded in August in Rahm's Chicago

    09/07/2013 7:56:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | September 6, 2013 | Rebel Pundit
    No matter how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy spin it by touting overall crime being down in the city, the numbers for 2013 are still horrifying. The website, which keeps some pretty interesting data regarding Chicago crime statistics, reports that the city saw 53 homicides in August, with 41 deaths and 224 wounded as a result of shootings.
  • At least 8 wounded in overnight shootings (Chicago - Who Cares?)

    07/14/2013 10:33:10 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 39 replies
    ChicagoTribunecom ^ | July 14, 2013 | Peter Nickeas
    Shootings left at least 8 people on the South and West sides wounded overnight, according to police. Three of the shootings happened between 4:50 and 5:40 a.m., police said. A 60-year-old woman was shot in the chin about 4:50 a.m. in 4500 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Police said she wasn't the target and are investigating whether she was stuck in crossfire between two shooters. She was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition has stabilized. A 17-year-old boy was shot about 5:35...
  • (Chicago)Summer Violence Creates Need For Blood Donations At South Side Hospital

    07/09/2013 10:58:12 AM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    ENGLEWOOD — A South Side hospital is asking residents to donate blood as a summer spike in city gun violence has created higher demand in emergency rooms. St. Bernard Hospital is hosting a blood drive Friday that calls on Chicagoans to help save a life. "Chicago experiences increased violence in the summer. While always needed, during summer months blood donation is vital," said hospital spokesman Derek Michaels. Over the holiday weekend, at least 11 people were killed and 62 were wounded in violence around the city. Most of the shootings occurred on the South and West sides. The bloodshed continued...
  • 12 dead as 72 people shot during Independence Day weekend in Chigaco

    07/08/2013 3:56:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies ^ | July 8, 2013
    MORE than 70 people were shot in Chicago over the Indepence Day weekend, prompting the city’s police Superintendent to express his disappointment.
  • Chicago Suffering One Shooting Every 6.3 Hours as 2013 Homicide Count Hits 100

    04/26/2013 5:20:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 26, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    There have been 441 shootings and 100 homicides in the city of Chicago so far this year, according to a blog that tracks crime in Chicago. That works out to 3.8 shootings per day or approximately one shooting every 6.3 hours. The "Crime in Chicago" blog updates daily and tracks crime news within the city. It keeps a running tally of all homicides and shootings. In 2012, the blog shows that 2,670 individuals were shot in Chicago. That was up 20% from 2,217 in 2011....
  • Gangs and Politicians in Chicago: An Unholy Alliance

    04/25/2013 6:32:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | January 2012 | David Bernstein and Noah Isackson
    LAWBREAKERS, LAWMAKERS: In some parts of Chicago, violent street gangs and pols quietly trade money and favors for mutual gain. The thugs flourish, the elected officials thrive—and you lose. ... both law enforcement and gang sources say, is that some politicians ignore the gangs’ criminal activities. Some go so far as to protect gangs from the police, tipping them off to impending raids or to surveillance activities—in effect, creating safe havens in their political districts. And often they chafe at backing tough measures to stem gang activities, advocating instead for superficial solutions that may garner good press but have little...