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  • 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...
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • Commentary: Congress can solve Illinois' pension crisis

    05/03/2016 3:51:19 AM PDT · by Fhios · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/3/2016 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    "... One new idea that has not yet been proposed is for Congress to empower states to have the ability to reform their insolvent pension plans. Such legislation would pre-empt state laws that prohibit states from making necessary reforms. It would allow pension reform laws passed by state assemblies to take effect. ..."
  • Cruz isn't likable -- and that's an asset

    04/09/2016 12:38:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    To his credit, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas admits he is not a warm and fuzzy guy. In the town hall before Wisconsin's primary, he acknowledged, “What I will say is I'm a pretty driven guy. That has pros and cons. I have always been a very driven guy.” In a GOP debate in October, he offered, “If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy. But if you want someone to drive you home, I will get the job done and I will get you home.” Now it is true that the most...
  • Chicago Tribune: Hillary can't win. She's the establishment candidate in year of insurgency.

    03/13/2016 4:14:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/13/2016 | John Kass
    Hillary Clinton will not be elected president of the United States. Why? Because she can't win, that's why. And the sooner you figure this out, the calmer you will be. She wants desperately to win. She's endured painful decades of Bill, years of Barack, eating all the insults like so many sins and swallowing them down as the price of her ambition. It's all there in the dull weight of her eyes. But I just don't see Hillary winning this election, because she's the lone candidate of the establishment in a year of insurgency. Common wisdom and her fierce Clinton...
  • Marco Rubio for the GOP, but no endorsement for either Democrat

    03/09/2016 12:25:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2016 | Editorial Board
    This year the Ides of March brings presidential voting to Illinois - a state whose primary often falls so late that it's irrelevant to the nomination process. In 2016, though, Illinois can have impact. Our custom is to offer primary election endorsements to candidates of both major parties. But the 2016 race confronts Illinois voters with uncommon dangers, because so many candidates are playing with fire. The Tribune cannot endorse Trump. While he still holds a lead in delegates, the party is deeply divided. The Tribune today endorses Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination. This being a free country,...
  • Chicago Black Lives Matter activist declines White House invitation

    02/19/2016 3:16:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/19/2016 | Dawn Rhodes
    A Chicago activist turned down an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday prior to the annual White House Black History Month reception. Aislinn Pulley, who co-founded Black Lives Matter: Chicago, was among about 20 people invited to what the White House billed as an intergenerational meeting of black leaders to discuss criminal justice reform throughout the U.S., according to a White House official. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch also was expected to attend the event Thursday afternoon. Other invitees included the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Cornell Brooks, University of Missouri student organizer DeShaunya Ware and DeRay...
  • Emanuel dismisses Garry McCarthy as Chicago Police Department superintendent

    12/01/2015 10:25:31 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2015 | By Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced he has dismissed Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, citing a lack of public trust in the police leadership in the wake of the high-profile shooting that eventually led to a white officer being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a black teen shot 16 times in a Southwest Side street last year. "Superintendent McCarthy knows that a police officer is only as effective as when he has the trust of those he serves," Emanuel said at a City Hall news conference where he appointed a task force to look at police accountability....
  • Ted Cruz Declares War on 'Liberal Media Agenda,' Columnist Declares War on Cruz

    11/01/2015 8:41:48 AM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The Dallas Morning News reports Ted Cruz’s campaign “raised $1.1 million in 22 hours” after the CNBC debate by “declaring war on the liberal media agenda.” It’s the third straight million-dollar post-debate fundraising haul for the campaign. “They illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media and why we have to take back the debate if we want to win,” read a “Fire the Media” email signed by Cruz. “We shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. We should be getting to the heart of the issues.” This led Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke...
  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel’s private email use

    09/24/2015 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
    The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws for failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Thursday’s lawsuit asks a judge to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents. The lawsuit argues that the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel’s administration have been “met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation.” …
  • 'It can be very dangerous around here,' says girl, 9, after teens shot in park

    07/16/2015 10:35:18 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 16, 2015 | By Dawn Rhodes and Megan Crepeau
    The three girls walked down to Riis Park on the Northwest Side to feed bread to the ducks in the lagoon, as they do every day. It was one of their favorite spots in the Belmont Central neighborhood. But on this Wednesday evening, they were stopped by a large swath of yellow police tape across the southern edge of the park, marking off where a 16-year-old boy was shot dead and a 15-year-old boy was wounded minutes before. "It makes me very concerned," said Karina Munoz, 16. "It makes me feel not safe anymore. It makes me feel like this...
  • Chicago Editorial Board Interview With Donald Trump – Excellent Hour Long Interview…

    07/10/2015 9:21:24 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/10/2015 | Sundance
    This is a good video to see a more relaxed candidate Trump without the confrontational tone generally inherent in national punditry broadcast. Trump covers a lot of material within the questions, and you can see how he is able to communicate comfortably. One of the aspects I took away from watching this was a stronger belief he really is in this race to win. This is not Trump promoting Trump; this is Trump conveying he really does want to do this specifically to make America Great Again.
  • Wisconsin economy lags after Walker's spending and tax cuts

    07/04/2015 3:47:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    In 2011, new Republican Gov. Scott Walker set the creation of 250,000 jobs as the benchmark for success of his new administration. Walker missed that goal by a wide margin over his first term despite an embrace of sweeping tax cuts aimed at stimulating growth. Instead, the cuts helped dig a more than $2 billion hole in the state budget.Wisconsin ranked 36th among the states and District of Columbia in the pace of private-sector job growth during Walker’s term, trailing all Rust Belt states and all but one other state in the Midwest.A PROJECTED SURPLUS TURNS INTO A DEFICIT JANUARY...
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...
  • ‘That’s messed up': Va. CBS employee reports #MemoriesPizza GoFundMe for fraud — ‘just in case’

    04/04/2015 9:28:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 112 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 3, 2015
    So, who’s this Alix Bryan person? Well, as she puts it in her Twitter bio, she’s “1/3 of a kick-ass web and social media team @CBS6” in Richmond, Virginia. -snip She’s also a model citizen who took it upon herself to report the wildly successful GoFundMe campaign for Memories Pizza for fraud — despite the fact that she had no evidence whatsoever: Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan Are you kidding me? Indiana pizzeria raises $17k in an hour by being bigoted? http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza  7:33 PM - 1 Apr 2015 Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case. http://www.gofundme.com/contact?t=donation_page_report&url=MemoriesPizza … 7:46 PM -...
  • GOP Rebukes David Duke, But Not His Voters (LAUGH ALERT)

    01/04/2015 11:15:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 4, 2015 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Just when I thought David Duke had gone the way of the Betamax, buggy whips and record stores, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, Republican politician and jailbird has re-emerged to haunt the new Republican-controlled Congress. The new House Republican whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana apologized this past week for an honest "error in judgment" that led him to speak in 2002 to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white nationalist group founded by Duke.
  • 'Rooftop pastor' endorses Oberweis for Senate

    05/22/2014 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/22/2014 | Mitch Smith
    A South Side pastor who is highly visible in Chicago’s black community endorsed Republican candidate Jim Oberweis on Thursday in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. The Rev. Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago, said some Democrats had taken the African-American vote for granted and that black voters shouldn’t rule out candidates simply because of their party affiliation. Brooks, who is known as the “rooftop pastor” because he once slept for three months atop a shuttered motel to protest violence, cited Oberweis’ views on education and job creation as well the state senator’s visits to...
  • Pawnshop that sold gun used to kill cop agrees to report more on sales

    04/23/2014 3:50:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 apr 2014 | Annie Sweeney
    Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal gun deals. The concession to alert authorities about customers who buy multiple handguns, beyond what is required by law, was reached in a federal lawsuit in Mississippi over the slaying of Officer Thomas Wortham IV, attorneys for the Wortham family said. He was an Army National Guard member who had served in Iraq and who — just days...
  • Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn

    03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2014 | by Joe Saunders
    e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his party’s primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid. State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield. Items that were seized included the laptop computer Farnham used on the House floor, The Associated Press reported. The search warrant sought material that “in any format and medium concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct,”...