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  • Chicago Students Riot And Loot At Strip Mall During Gun Walkout

    03/15/2018 1:10:24 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 3/15/2018 | HollyMatkin
    Chicago, IL – A crowd of students swarmed a south side strip mall during Wednesday’s National Walkout Day demonstration, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. “They pretty much trashed this whole area,” GameStop manager Robert Owens told Blue Lives Matter on Thursday. Not all of the protests were peaceful. On Chicago’s South Side, Simeon Career Academy students descended on businesses situated in a strip mall behind the school, and began harassing customers and employees. “Things started out cool,” a Potbelly Sandwich Shop manager, who did not want to be further identified, told Blue Lives Matter. “But then some...
  • Chicago: 6 Shot at Gun Violence Victim's Memorial

    01/26/2017 6:18:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2017 | Liz Shield
    Rahm's Chicago.During a memorial service for a victim of criminal gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, six people were shot including a 12-year-old girl. Community activist Jedidiah Brown told reporters that "the opposition" to those attending the memorial came through an alley before opening fire on the group of mourners. He added that the mother of the person being memorialized was also among the victims, though police have not confirmed that information. A 12-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head from a bullet, police said, and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where her condition had...
  • Six Shot at Chicago Vigil for Gunshot Victim

    01/26/2017 8:24:17 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Jan 2017
    The suspects, according to community activist Jedidiah Brown, were members of a gang who found out about the event, which was planned to memorialize Jamayah Fields, 20, who was shot and killed on Monday. The victims were family members of the Fields.
  • 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.
  • Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate'

    07/22/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Chicongo Tribune ^ | 22 July 2016 | John Chase
    "The good news and bad news is that dell/gates/broad have wasted close to $1 billion on public school improvement while we have only wasted less than $200 million in Chicago," Rauner wrote. "We should be seeking their advice and coordination now — with our great mayor and solid management team, we should be aiming for world-class transformation."... "That means CPS is paying more than $25K per person to train them," Lisa Schrader wrote in an email to Swanson, as well as then-Emanuel senior adviser David Spielfogel and Matt Hynes, another top mayoral aide at the time. "That's a pretty hefty...
  • Chicago Church Sign Sparks Controversy ("It is Safe to Kill BLACK PEOPLE in Amerikkka")

    07/16/2013 10:15:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | 7/16/13 | Emily Florez and Alexandria Fisher
    Pastor Reginald Williams Jr. said, after getting heat and furor on social media, that the sign was a message “not intended to divide, but to cause honest reflection in order to make this county a better place for all.”
  • Chicago clothing store loses $3,000 worth of jeans in flash robbery

    07/31/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 30, 2012 | Erik Ortiz
    A clothing store in a trendy Chicago neighborhood is one of the latest victims of a so-called flash mob robbery — when a large group storms into a shop to collectively rip off a retailer. About 20 people entered the Mildblend Supply Co. in Wicker Park on Saturday afternoon, together grabbing more than $3,000 worth of high-priced denim jeans, according to police. “I’ve gotten somewhat immune to the shoplifting here with young people, but this one was certainly different,” store owner Luke Cho told NBC 5 Chicago Sunday. Cho described the group as a teenage mob. Only four staff...
  • Carney: Obama Recognizes "There Are Things He Can Do Without Congress And He Will Do Them" (Video)

    09/01/2011 12:44:06 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 63 replies
    JAY CARNEY, WH Press Secretary: "They don't give a lick about the day and time: ED HENRY, FOX News: "Why doesn't he give a speech from the oval office tonight saying here's my plan?" CARNEY: "He wants to speak before Congress because he recognizes that while there are things he can do without Congress, and he will do them, there are actions that need to be taken with Congress that require legislation to grow the economy and create jobs. And he wants to go to Congress, speak directly to members of Congress, and layout his proposals."
  • Why Are The Feds Gunning For Gibson? And Is This Any Way To Stimulate The Economy?

    09/01/2011 11:32:22 AM PDT · by FelixFelicis · 11 replies
    The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares that "the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial," and must be "informed of the nature and cause of the accusation." Based on their conduct in raiding the Gibson Guitar Company, agents from the FBI and the Fish and Wildlife Service could stand a refresher course in the law of the land. In November 2009, Fish and Wildlife agents, accompanied by a heavily armed FBI SWAT team, stormed Gibson's Nashville plant and confiscated ebony fingerboards that had been imported from Madagascar. On August 24, 2011 the Feds gave...
  • Gallup: Unemployment Went Up—Again—in August (Gallup Survey predicts 9.1+ or Discouraged UP)

    09/01/2011 9:13:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    CNS ^ | Sep 1, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The U.S. unemployment rate increased in August, according to the Gallup polling company, which surveys approximately 30,000 people each month about their employment status. By Gallup’s calculation, unemployment was 8.8 percent at the end of July and rose to 9.1 percent by the end of August. At the end of June, it was 8.7 percent. Gallup’s unemployment rate differs slightly from the federal government's. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (the federal agency that calculates the government’s official unemployment rate), the unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in July. The BLS is scheduled to report its calculation of...
  • White House, Senate Democrats clash over campaign cash

    08/18/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/18/2011 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats are increasingly concerned that President Barack Obama’s campaign money machine is sucking up so much cash that it will cut into the party’s aggressive campaign to hold on to the Senate next year, several Democratic sources say. Democratic senators have already pressed Obama campaign officials — including campaign manager Jim Messina — not to lock up the richest Democratic donors, but the presidential campaign declined to make such a promise.
  • Perry Plays Obama, Media Like a Fiddle

    08/18/2011 5:33:23 PM PDT · by shield · 107 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 18th, 2011 | The PJ Tatler
    When Gov. Rick Perry returns to Austin this weekend, he’s likely to return to a hero’s welcome. He launched his campaign in a flawless rollout in South Carolina last weekend, captured the top spot in Rasmussen by double-digits, and is off to a dominating start in the GOP primary. Perry’s welcome will take all of that into account, as well as something else: Those of us who have watched him campaign have seen him blitz like this before, and in the past it has been a prelude to a long, entertaining campaign and ultimate victory. The first week since Texas...
  • Dad, son arrested in Palin harassment case

    08/18/2011 5:35:24 PM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 08/18/11 | Michael Rubinkam
    A Pennsylvania man and his son were arrested Thursday on charges of harassing Sarah Palin's family and lawyers in a case a prosecutor said went beyond "merely creepy to truly threatening." Craig Christy, 47, and his son, Shawn Christy, 19, were placed under arrest at the FBI office in Allentown. The pair was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alaska on Wednesday. They are accused of harassing members of the former Alaska governor's family as well as her attorneys and employees of the law firm. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, is also a possible presidential candidate. The...
  • Palin Reveals Her Opportunistic Streak

    08/18/2011 8:43:05 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 124 replies
    The Edmund Burke Institute ^ | August 18, 2011 | Dr. Grace Vuoto
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin is playing hide and seek with the media. Will she run for office? Will she vie for the presidency in 2012? Rather than stating her intentions, she is deliberately flirting with the media, indicating she may jump in at any time—or perhaps not. This strategy is tarnishing her image: Again, she appears to be more interested in bolstering her celebrity status rather than being a serious political figure and doing what is best for the nation.
  • Oops! US gives $360 million to Taliban, other enemies

    08/17/2011 11:21:18 AM PDT · by americanophile · 46 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/17/2011 | Catholic Online
    A careful audit of combat support and reconstruction contracts reveals that at least $360 million in US tax dollars has gone to fund the Taliban and terrorist operations in Afghanistan. Corrupt contractors and subcontractors are responsible for the diversion of funds which have surely resulted in harm to soldiers and civilians throughout the region. LOS ANGELES (Catholic Online) - The losses demonstrate one of the challenges the US faces in Afghanistan, specifically, rampant corruption. Private Afghan corporations are providing many support services to the US and NATO forces and are collecting payments from the military for their services. However, the...
  • Obama’s Vacation from Economic Reality

    08/18/2011 4:50:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 18th, 2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    Two and a half years after the election, after the imposition of a heathcare plan, a Fin Reg bill, two rounds of quantitative easing, and one gargantuan stimulus plan, President Barack Obama is once again promising to “pivot” towards job creation. To say most Americans are less than enthused might be an understatement. Last week the president’s approval rating dipped to 39 percent, the lowest rating of his presidency so far. Yesterday, the president said he will present a plan to Congress — after Labor Day. Prior to that he will be embarking on a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, after...
  • Obama talks estate tax at final bus tour stop (Obama wants you to eat your peas)

    08/18/2011 3:57:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/18/2011 | Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    The final stop on President Obama's three-state Midwest bus tour was at the Country Corner Farm Market in the small town of Alpha, Illinois. The president was roughly an hour behind schedule due mostly to a visit with the Galesburg High School football team, and although the crowd showed some signs of fatigue from waiting in the hot sun, most left the event saying it was worth the wait. Although his opening remarks didn't change too much, the president did field one interesting question about the future of the estate tax that is worth looking at. I think it's the...
  • GOP Foes, Team Obama Pile on New Frontrunner Perry

    08/17/2011 11:44:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | August 17, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Welcome to the Big Rodeo, Gov. Perry "Everybody who runs for president, it probably takes them a little bit of time before they start realizing that this isn't like running for governor or running for senator or running for Congress, and you've got to be a little more careful about what you say.” -- President Obama on CNN warning Rick Perry about his comments on the prospect of more stimulus by Federal reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Did you hear? Rick Perry threatened to execute Ben Bernanke and suggested that the reason the economy was in such bad shape is because...
  • Obama Readying Plan To Boost Jobs, Cut Deficits [More Speeches and Speeches!]

    08/17/2011 9:35:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 17, 2011
    Obama Readying Plan To Boost Jobs, Cut Deficits President trying to convince skeptical voters, Wall Street about his economic leadership Seeking a jolt for a wilting economy, President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth. 8/17/2011 WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday said President Barack Obama would unveil fresh ideas to jump-start the economy and cut deficits, but details offered so far appeared to be a compilation of old proposals. Obama faces serious doubts among Americans about his economic leadership and is now trying to convince skeptical...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-22)

    08/17/2011 6:42:30 PM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 08/17/2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22