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  • Trump calls on Chicago to embrace stop-and-frisk policing

    10/08/2018 9:30:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 0ct. 08, 2018 6:28 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann and Michael Tarm
    President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of stop and frisk policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nations third-largest city. The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city, he said at a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to immediately go to Chicago to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave. He also encouraged the city to embrace the stop-and-frisk policing method, in...
  • Chicago mayoral candidate hands out cash to potential voters

    07/23/2018 9:49:34 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Channel 3 News ^ | 23 July 2018
    Willie Wilson, the millionaire businessman and candidate for Chicago mayor, handed out cash to potential voters Sunday morning at a church on Chicagos South Side. An aide to Wilson said the businessman gave away $300,000 to 2,000 people through the Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation, a 501(c)(3). Such organizations are tax-exempt, must not be organized for the benefit of private interests and are restricted in how much political activities they can conduct. Wilson says he organized the giveaway to assist homeowners who are struggling to pay their property tax bills.
  • 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 Wednesdays 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 Chicagos 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...
  • 2017: Chicago Homicides Outnumber U.S. Military Casualties 18 to 1

    01/02/2018 9:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2018 | 12:13 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    There were 664 homicides in Chicago in 2017 and, for comparison, 37 casualties in the U.S. military in its myriad operations around the globe. Thats according to data from the Chicago Tribune and from the Department of Defenses press office. The Chicago deaths are for the period Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017; the military deaths are from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2017, which is the latest update on casualties by the DoD posted so far. (There may have been a few more military casualties in December.) From the data available, it shows that Chicago suffered 17.9...
  • Civil order slipping away in Chicago

    07/15/2017 7:55:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 7/15/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Chicago is now notorious for the murder rate it suffers, vastly out of proportion to its population when compared to New York or Los Angeles. That horrendous carnage largely is confined to a couple of locations where rival gangs are battling over control of turf for drug deals. But what of the rest of the city? There are signs that the fragile bonds that keep people functioning in society without routine resort to violence are fraying in Chicago. There is an invisible line looming ahead, the one where people no longer assume that they can rely on the police and...
  • Rahm Emanuel Wants to Withhold Diplomas Until He's Seen Your 'Plans'

    04/07/2017 1:07:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    Rahm Emanuel needs a few things about America explained to him. For example, "Mayor" is not synonymous with "Dad." And being coerced into doing what the government wants you to do with your life is not so compatible with liberty: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a new policy that won't allow students to graduate from high school unless they present a plan to the government on what their post-graduation plans are. The proposal would require students to prove that they're entering some sort of educational or vocational program after graduation; a job offer or entering the military would also...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Where are THEIR letters, hillary? (Vanity)

    08/21/2016 7:11:06 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 12 replies
    8-21-16 | RKBA Democrat
    If you caught the lamestream media this morning, the big story was the murder of some fellow of Arab descent who was murdered by their neighbor. Her Thighness deigned to send a letter to the family to express condolences and to make the typical platitudes. My question: so where are the letters for the 52 (mostly black) Americans who were shot last weekend in the democrat controlled enclave of Chicago? Where are the tears and condolences for the 9 Americans who died and the others who were maimed? Of course there was nothing, because Chiraq is a democrat controlled enclave....
  • PREVIEW: Coffee with communists Who they are, why they kill

    08/18/2016 6:30:04 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Brian Ball
    CLICK HERE In July of 2016, Brian Ball AKA mainestategop sat down in a Food court at the Northridge mall in Chicago to interview two men who belonged to the notorious Anti-Racist Action Antifascista Chicago South side gang. This Marxist street gang is the least known of Chicago's many gangs but it is among the most dangerous and lethal. ARA/Antifa has chapters all over the United States and Canada mainly in the upper and eastern portion of the mid-west. They attack neo-nazis, racists and anyone who doesn't agree with them including conservatives and libertarians. The Two men also involved in...
  • 4 dead, 26 wounded in shootings citywide

    06/26/2016 10:18:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | June 26, 2016 | Grace Wong, Megan Crepeau, Gregory Pratt
    Four people were killed and at least 26 others have been wounded from Saturday morning through early Sunday across the city, police said. Among the victims were a 19-year-old pregnant woman shot along with three friends in Morgan Park; a 55-year-old man killed at a party in East Garfield Park; and a man shot by another person as they sat together in a car in Edgewater Beach. The Morgan Park attack occurred at 11:43 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of West 114th Place, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
  • Chi-Raq - Update from Box Office Mojo (flopping?)

    01/16/2016 7:01:01 PM PST · by Ken H · 12 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 01/16/2016 | n/a
    Domestic Total as of Jan. 14, 2016: $2,626,497 Top Movies in the Past 365 Days - #169
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 118 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • With Chicago's top cop gone, activists eye mayor next

    12/03/2015 3:14:58 AM PST · by csvset · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | Dec 2, 2015 | staff
    CHICAGO - After Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Garry McCarthy from his post as Chicago police chief amid the Laquan McDonald shooting fallout, protesters danced in the streets. However, CBS Chicago reports that while the protesters had gotten their wish with McCarthy's ouster, they said they wanted more, and have set their sights on Mayor Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez for their handling of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke has been charged with murder for McDonald's death, and video of the shooting released last week shows him shooting...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resists calls to resign

    12/02/2015 9:59:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/02/2015 | By Amanda Sakuma
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday fiercely resisted calls to follow his police superintendent in stepping down, even as the city continues to roil over the dashcam video released last week showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot by police. Asked at a POLITICO Playbook event whether he planned to resign, the notoriously brazen Emanuel sneered and made light of the question. “No, because I really so much look forward to this interview and I wanted to have it. I just felt so good saying that to you,” Emanuel said, explaining that Chicago voters already put their faith in him. ~SNIP~...
  • University of Chicago Closes Campus After Online Threat

    11/29/2015 7:44:10 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2015 | Dean Schabner
    The University of Chicago has canceled all classes and activities at its Hyde Park campus after being warned by the FBI of an online threat of gun violence there. In an alert sent out to the campus community, university president Robert Zimmer said FBI counterterrorism officials said the threat, posted by an unknown individual, specifically mentioned "'the campus quad' on Monday morning at 10 a.m." "Based on the FBI's assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling...
  • ‘Chi-Raq’ Actress Angela Bassett Calls Out Obama’s Hometown for Gang Violence

    11/29/2015 8:05:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart Hollywod ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview published November 25, actress Angela Bassett suggested some Chicago leaders are having trouble with Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq because they are embarrassed by the gun violence in their city. “Chi-Raq” is a nickname given to Chicago because the violence in parts of the city is reminiscent of a war-zone like Iraq. According to The Wrap, Bassett said the “bloodshed” in Chicago’s black communities is “completely and utterly wasteful, shameful, hurtful to the core.” She said that Lee is trying to use his movie “to just bring some awareness….It’s a good picture, it’s very positive.” Bassett said she...
  • Eight Dead, 41 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence in Chicago

    07/05/2015 3:37:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 7/5/2015 | unknown
    At least eight people have died and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
  • St. Sabina holds Chiraq block party (CHICAGO)

    06/14/2015 6:27:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    WGNtv ^ | June 13, 2015 | Erik Runge
    St. Sabina holds Chiraq block party Posted 5:20 PM, June 13, 2015, by Erik Runge CHICAGO Permit or not, Father Michael Pflegers St. Sabina block party was going to happen Saturay. The alderman who first tried to block the permit, because Spike Lee and his cast of Chiraq was involved, ended up changing his mind. The star of this years St. Sabina block party may be film maker Spike Lee, but its the name of his new film thats really been hogging the spotlight.
  • 'Chiraq': Working title of new Spike Lee film ignites firestorm in Chicago

    06/06/2015 9:18:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat June 6, 2015 | Ryan Young and Michael Martinez
    Chicago (CNN)Violence in this great American city matures so notoriously that film director Spike Lee now purportedly seeks a new nickname for the Windy City: Chiraq. The name merges Chi-town with Iraq -- as if Chicago sinks like the godforsaken Iraq, a hopeless war zone to the world.