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  • Trump unloads on Chicago’s top cop and his pal 'wise guy' Jussie Smollett

    10/29/2019 8:50:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/29/2019 | M. Catharine Evans
    When the drunk-driving Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, announced his decision to boycott the president's speech to the 126th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police because of his "personal values," POTUS made the most of it. In his first visit to Chicago since taking office, President Trump did what he does best--he punched back twice as hard. In his speech to the IACP, Trump wasted no time in putting the blame for Chicago's out-of-control killings on Johnson's ignorant, incompetent leadership. "He's not doing his job," said Trump. “Since Eddie Johnson has been police chief more than...
  • (A) Police chief robbed while having dinner in Chicago

    10/27/2019 8:05:32 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 32 replies
    abc 7 chicago ^ | 27 OCT 2019
    The Chief of Police for the Herndon Police Department in Virginia was robbed while having dinner in downtown Chicago on Friday. President Donald Trump is set to give a speech at the law enforcement conference on Monday.
  • Groups exchange gunfire near Theater on the Lake in Lincoln Park, sending 7 to hospitals

    07/21/2019 4:35:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-20-19 | CHARLES J. JOHNSON
    According to Chicago police, a “group of individuals” was walking toward the lakefront while another group was leaving at about 3:30 a.m., near the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. A verbal altercation broke out between the groups and escalated to gunfire, with individuals from both groups firing handguns at one another. Seven individuals were struck by gunfire and transported to area hospitals, police said, and Area North detectives are currently investigating. Two males and a female, all in their mid- to late-20s, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to their legs,...
  • Chicago O’Hare Airport Employee Fired After Losing Master Keys To Security

    06/23/2019 8:41:00 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | 22 June 2019 | Jay Singh
    An employee at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was fired after a security mishap. The employee in question lost a set of master keys for O’Hare International Airport’s secure access facilities. In light of this, the employee was relieved from their duties. According to their investigation, the missing keys unlock perimeter fences and key entry points. Overall, the keys could open around 100 perimeter gates, 150 other gates, and an “unknown amount” of doors, elevators, and washrooms. In terms of airport security, these are some of the first-line defenses against unwanted intrusions and potential malicious acts. Due to the severity of...
  • In Chicago, 24 shot in 30 Hours Over Warmest Weekend of the Year (TWSH?)

    04/08/2019 1:02:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 4/8/2019 | Ric Moran
    Lori Lightfoot, Chicago's newly elected mayor, is probably wondering right about now what she was thinking when she wanted to be mayor of one of the nation's most dangerous cities. Temperatures rose into the mid-60s this weekend and city residents, tired of the long, long winter, poured into the streets and parks to take advantage of the warm weather. More targets for the gang bangers. At a baby shower in the Englewood neighborhood, six people were shot, including an 8-year-old boy who was shot in the back and chest, and a 10-year-old girl who was hit in the shin. Four...
  • 33 shot, 4 fatally, in Chicago over warmest weekend this year (spraying bullets at a baby shower)

    04/08/2019 8:57:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 4/8/2019 | Courtney Gousman
    CHICAGO --More than two dozen people were shot in Chicago during the warmest weekend so far this year. Four children under the age of 16 are among those injured. According to police records, at least 33 people have been shot since Friday afternoon. Among those 33 shot, at least four have died this weekend. The latest shooting happened shortly after midnight Monday at 72nd and Stony Island. A man was walking to his vehicle when someone opened fired. He was shot in the chest and transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Two children and four adults...
  • Law and Order Breaking Down in Chicago as Mob Forces Cop To Free Suspect

    04/01/2019 7:47:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies ^ | 3/31/2019 | James Luksic
    In the 1997 movie “L.A. Confidential,” one character said of a police sergeant who was enduring a grueling situation: “I wouldn’t trade places with (him) right now for all the whiskey in Ireland.” It’s easy to echo that sentiment in regard to Chicago police officers. As if the city’s maddening number of homicides isn’t enough of a burden, actor Jussie Smollett — on whom Chicago law enforcement had wasted considerable resources and countless hours — was inexplicably cleared of all charges in an apparent hate-crime hoax. And now, we’ve come to discover, it seems Chicago police can’t even arrest a...
  • Felon with gun accused of threatening to kill off-duty cops in Bridgeport bar

    01/31/2019 3:53:18 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    SunTimes ^ | 30 jan 2019
    The Englewood District officers were attending an event at Fat Fish Bar and Grill... Barnes, of Houston, Texas, was at the bar intoxicated when he got into an argument with the officers and was told to leave, prosecutors said. When Barnes tried to re-enter the bar, he was confronted by a police sergeant who blocked his way. Barnes then threatened to “shoot the sergeant and to kill everyone else in the bar” while putting his hand to his pocket, prosecutors said. The sergeant grabbed Barnes’ arm and found a 9 mm handgun in Barnes’ pocket, which was later determined to...
  • Roaming mob of 'urban youth' terrorized Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile' in below-freezing (T)

    12/31/2018 8:08:01 AM PST · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 12/31/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    FULL HEADER: "Roaming mob of 'urban youth' terrorized Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile' in below-freezing weather, sent Asian bystander to the hospital." Cold weather no longer is acting as a deterrent to the marauding mobs of teenagers (of no particular demographic characteristic, according to Chicago mainstream media) roaming through Chicago's showcase shopping district along Upper Michigan Avenue around the Water Tower. News of the attack could not be ignored, because the famous Water Tower Place Mall had to be closed and because the mob sent an innocent bystander waiting on a subway platform to the hospital. CWB Chicago, the feisty neighborhood blog...
  • 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 nation’s 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 Chicago’s 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 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...
  • 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. That’s according to data from the Chicago Tribune and from the Department of Defense’s 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.