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  • More Than 60 Shot in Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Violence

    05/31/2016 10:05:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day as more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend. By Monday evening, at least 62 people had been shot across the city since Friday afternoon, including six who were killed. This surpasses the number of people shot during last year's Memorial Day weekend, though Chicago Police News Affairs said murders are down 50 percent compared to last Memorial Day.
  • 3 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    05/02/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
  • Bill Clinton's 1994 Crime Bill Is History

    04/14/2016 9:57:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- Over the last few days, former President Bill Clinton displayed one of the salient weaknesses of our contemporary politicians. He did this even while reminding Americans of, some would say, his rare lapses in true leadership: his 1994 bipartisan legislation to lower crimes rates in cities. When confronted by low-information Black Lives Matter activists during his speech in Philadelphia last week, he wilted. It took him 24 hours, but eventually, after an eloquent defense of his 1994 leadership, he groveled, whimpering, "I almost want to apologize." Why apologize, Mr. President? The incarceration of criminals that followed that 1994...
  • Obama’s True Legacy Will be Rising Crime Rates

    03/30/2016 3:23:46 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 3/29/2016 | Staff
    a few years, once we’ve gotten some distance from the disastrous Obama presidency, it will be interesting to see which aspects of his tenure had the most damaging long-term impact. His weakness on terrorism? His signature health insurance legislation? His nuclear deal with Iran? His efforts to welcome illegal immigrants? Any of those things are potential contenders, but soaring crime rates may turn out to be Obama’s true legacy. When this man came into office, American crime was in the middle of a 20-year downturn. But due to his administration’s take on racial justice, those numbers are on the rise...
  • U.S. Marshals arrest 13,000 in sweep targeting ‘worst’ violent offenders

    03/24/2016 2:01:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-24-16 | Andrea Noble
    The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 13,000 individuals with open warrants as part of a national operation aimed at targeting the "worst of the worst" violent, repeat offenders. The Justice Department announced the results of the six-week fugitive sweep Wednesday, which targeted individuals wanted for crimes like homicides, sex assaults and aggravated assaults. Dubbed Operation Violence Reduction, the sweep focused on 12 cities currently combatting upticks in violent crime, including Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and New Orleans. "This was not a dragnet-type operation designed to arrest anyone with an outstanding warrant," said Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates....
  • 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.
  • Study: Indiana Is The Epicenter For Black Homicides

    03/06/2016 12:58:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Hoosier State may have some prominent sports franchises and the Indy 500, but it also has been declared as the state with the highest rate of black homicides. Of course, the gun control movement was quick to blame weak gun laws (via KPNX): Indiana has the highest rate of black homicide victims in the country, according to a study conducted by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. The study uses FBI homicide data to rank states according to their black homicide victimization rates. According to the study, there were 213 black homicide victims in Indiana in 2013, or 34.15...
  • Police: 4 killed, 9 wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings

    02/14/2016 6:18:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2016
    Presidents Day weekend shootings have left four people dead and at least nine others wounded across the city, according to Chicago Police.
  • More than 100 people shot in Chicago in first 10 days of 2016

    01/12/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Jan. 12, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    More than 100 Chicagoans have been shot in the first 10 days of 2016 — a jarring figure three times more than last year. At least 19 people were shot and killed between New Year’s Day and Monday morning, including someone gunned down just blocks away from the mayor’s home, the Chicago Tribune reported. Another 101 were injured by firearms.
  • 17 shot since Monday morning in Baltimore (And this is from yesterday!)

    07/01/2015 6:54:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sean Welsh and Christina Jedra
    Baltimore police are investigating 17 shootings that have occurred since early Monday.. Six men were reported shot Tuesday after 11 shootings were reported Monday, according to police. There have been 286 nonfatal shootings in the city this year, police said. At this time last year, 151 nonfatal shootings were reported. On Tuesday evening officers were called to an area hospital where a 32-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, police said. Detectives are working to determine where the shooting occurred. At 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an area hospital for a report of a...
  • Unexpectedly: Crime Rates Begin to Rise in Los Angeles: Shootings up 31 % as MSM demonizes Police

    04/03/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2015 | Jack Dunphy
    I bring you shocking news, gentle readers. If you take thousands of incarcerated felons and turn them loose on society, and you then allow the federal government and cultural elites to demoralize the police officers charged with keeping these liberated hoodlums in line, you end up with higher crime. Who would have dared imagine it?This is the state of affairs in California, where a succession of imprudent decisions by judges [1], lawmakers [2], and the electorate [3] have combined to throw open the prison gates to swarms of men who in a sane world would have remained locked away...
  • Data Debunks Notion that more Spending Is Key to Better Education or Lower Crime Rates

    02/07/2015 8:39:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    For both moral reasons and economic reasons, we should have small government.But even a curmudgeonly libertarian like me also thinks it’s important to have effective and efficient government.Fortunately, there’s no contradiction between these views. Indeed, academic researchers have found that nations with smaller government also have more efficient government. With Singapore being a very powerful example.This is why I periodically share data looking at how much governments spend compared to how much they deliver.Though this can be a depressing exercise because – to cite one example – no government in the world spends more on education than the United States,...
  • CA: More Burglars Shot, Less Burglaries. Who Knew?

    12/20/2014 12:25:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Who would suspect that when burglars are shot, the burglary rate would go down? I have seen the sentiment before, but never in quite such a succinct way.  The article was about a third burglar suspect being shot and killed in Richmond, California, this year.  From  richmondconfidential.org: Terrell Ruben, 42, became the third person shot and killed in an attempted burglary in Richmond this year. A Richmond homeowner shot Ruben in the chest after he discovered Ruben and another man attempting to steal property from his backyard last Saturday.  I think most people would see a clear connection between...
  • 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.
  • Emanuel pushes gun control while Chicago runs red

    06/24/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Dave Workman
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel earlier this month insisted that his brand of gun control should spread nationwide, but this past weekend’s Windy City body count – with six dead and more than 20 wounded, according to this morning’s Chicago Sun Times – does not instill public faith in his strategy. Earlier this month when Mark Glaze stepped down as executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety,” he told the Wall Street Journal, “when a mass shooting happens…nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting (in Santa Barbara).” Late last month, Washington CeaseFire President Ralph...
  • 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...
  • These Are America’s 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless you’re watching a whodunnit, no one’s ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about America’s safest places, we thought we’d...
  • Good news from Chicago: Only 413 murdered Americans this year

    01/01/2014 4:33:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-31-13 | Neil Munro
    Good news from Chicago: The catastrophic murder rate in the Democratic-controlled city was slightly less catastrophic in 2013 than in 2012. Only 413 Americans were shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death in the city, where all 50 aldermen are Democrats. Most of the victims in the blue-voting city were African-Americans or Hispanic, and very few were white. Still, the city’s Democratic leaders cautiously cheered the deaths of the 413 Americans, more than one victim per day, which included one young woman who marched in President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration parade. “We continue to make significant progress in reducing crime rates...
  • Indianapolis murder rate exceeds Chicago

    12/30/2013 8:40:15 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Chris Proffitt
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis homicide officers were investigating three unrelated deaths this weekend as the city's murder rate continued to rise. The deaths, which occurred within just hours of one another, pushed total murders for the year to 124. Police say there have been another 16 justifiable homicides on top of that. -snip- An RTV6 analysis of the city's 2013 murder rate compared to Chicago's shows that Indy has seen approximately 10 percent more homicides per capita than the Windy City. Chicago, with a population of more than 2.7 million, has reported 409 murders and justifiable homicides this year, according to...
  • The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

    11/28/2013 12:10:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | PAMELA ENGEL, CHRISTINA STERBENZ AND GUS LUBIN
    Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty have combined to make Latin America by far the most homicidal region of the world. The region has 40% of the world's murders, despite having only 8 percent of the population, according to the U.N. The highest murder rate of all is in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 169 homicides per 100,000 people, according to a study published earlier this year by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking is based on 2012 data, except for San Pedro Sula and Distrito Central in Honduras, where authorities would...
  • With Robberies Up, Oakland Residents Turn To Private Cops

    11/15/2013 10:33:57 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/15/2013 | Richard Gonzales
    The city of Oakland, Calif., is in the middle of a robbery epidemic. In response, some residents in several Oakland neighborhoods are taking matters into their own hands, hiring private security companies to patrol their neighborhoods. Overall, robberies in Oakland are up 24 percent over the past year, with armed robberies up 45 percent. Since the recession dried up local tax revenues, the Oakland Police Department has been hamstrung by the loss of more than 200 officers and can't respond to all the calls it receives for help. Lower Rockridge, a leafy, upscale community in North Oakland, is one neighborhood...
  • Zero Murders Last Week – Weekly Update on Murders and Shootings in New York City

    10/14/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NYC ^ | October 14, 2013
    No New Murders Reported in the Five Boroughs Since October 6th In 2012, New York City saw the lowest number of murders and the lowest number of shootings at any time since comparable records were kept, with 419 murders and 1,374 shootings. Below is a year-to-date update on murders and shootings in 2013. This update is provided every week by the Mayor’s Office. Murders Through Sunday, October 13th, New York City has seen 90 fewer murders than at this point last year: 256 murders in 2013 compared to 346 murders in 2012 – a decrease of 26.0 percent. Murders committed...
  • Rahm Emanuel condemns 'brazen' Chicago shooting

    09/20/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned a Thursday night shooting on Chicago’s South Side that wounded 13 people, including a three-year-old boy. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” said Obama’s former chief of staff in the first of a series of tweets Friday morning. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Emanuel added. Witnesses said several gunmen fired at least 20 shots at a group on basketball courts, according to NBC News’s Chicago affiliate. The station said...
  • NeighborhoodScout’s ® Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America

    09/09/2013 5:39:39 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.
  • RANKED: The Most Corrupt States

    09/04/2013 6:47:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/04/2013 | Rob Wile
    This weekend, the New York Times' Nick Madigan called Florida a "hothouse of corruption," reporting the Sunshine State saw the greatest number of people convicted of public corruption between 2000 and 2010.That's technically true. But it's not the full story.To get a true sense of the most corrupt state, we need to know how many convictions there have been on a population basis.So we went back to Justice Department data cited by Madigan, to see which states saw the greatest number of convictions per 100,000 (Madigan actually appears to cite slightly outdated data; the latest covers the period between 2002 and...
  • 18 Little-Known Gun Facts That Prove That Guns Make Us Safer

    08/13/2013 7:30:48 AM PDT · by arthurus · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | August 12 2013 | Michael Snyder
    #1 Over the past 20 years, gun sales have absolutely exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent during that time and “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent. #2 A study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy discovered that nations that have more guns tend to have less crime. #3 The nine European nations with the lowest rate of gun ownership rate ...
  • VIRGINIA GUN CRIME DROPS AGAIN AS FIREARM SALES SOAR

    08/05/2013 5:32:51 PM PDT · by epow · 17 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 8/5/13 | MARK BOWES
    Gun-related violent crime continues to drop in Virginia as the sales of firearms continue to soar, a pattern that one local criminologist finds interesting “given the current rhetoric about strengthening gun laws.” Major gun crime collectively dropped for a fourth consecutive year statewide, while firearms sales climbed to a new record in 2012 with 490,119 guns purchased in 444,844 transactions — a 16 percent rise over 2011, according to federally licensed gun dealer sales estimates obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The proliferation of guns occurred as the total number of major reported crimes committed with all types of firearms in...
  • Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America [all 25 are "black" or "mostly black"

    07/31/2013 6:10:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 128 replies
    multiple sources
    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/25-most-dangerous-neighborhoods/ Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and...
  • Murder Most Swedish (How is the US like Sweden? Its low murder rate. If you exclude certain groups)

    07/26/2013 7:04:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/26/2013 | Randall Hoven
    How is the U.S. like Sweden? In its low murder rate. That is, if you include in the statistics only non-blacks in the U.S. legally. In 2011, the latest year for which the FBI has published statistics, there were 14,612 cases of "murder and nonnegligent manslaughter "in the U.S. That equates to a rate of 4.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. That rate of 4.7 is about average over all countries in the world, but it is high for advanced countries such as those of northern and western Europe. The most recent rates for the UK and France, for examples, are 1.2...
  • 7 Dead, 41 Wounded in Wave of Chicago Weekend Violence

    06/17/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 43 replies
    Seven people were killed and at least 41 others were shot in violence that plagued Chicago over Father's Day weekend. Six of the fatalities and 13 other shootings occurred overnight Saturday leading into Father's Day, including the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy. On the Southwest Side, five people were shot, one fatally, in two shootings in the Little Village neighborhood.
  • Gun deaths down 49% since 1993: Pew

    05/08/2013 8:22:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/8/2013 | Rick Moran
    One would think this good news about gun homicides would be spread far and wide and that the American people would realize that the increase in gun ownership over the last decades hasn't resulted in an increase in firearm deaths. But that's not the case. Fifty-six percent of Americans believe the death rate from guns is higher today than it was 20 years ago. And only 12% think it is lower.
  • Golden Gate Park pot party a major mess [San Francisco]

    04/22/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2013 | Victoria Colliver
    San Francisco park workers and volunteers spent much of Sunday picking up and hauling away 10,000 pounds of garbage strewn all over the eastern part of Golden Gate Park known as Hippie Hill, the remnants of Saturday's annual yet unofficial pot-smoking bacchanalia. But this year's annual celebration - which falls each year on April 20 and is known as "420" - drew a larger-than-average crowd of between 10,000 and 15,000 revelers on the warm weekend day. They proceeded to smoke, drink, eat and rack up more than $10,000 in costs for city crews to clean up the mess, ironically just...
  • The Root Problems: Crimes Against Property (Wolf Point, Montana)

    04/04/2013 8:37:48 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 11 replies
    The Herald News ^ | Devon Boen
    In 2011, the Billings Police Department made 25.1 arrests per 1,000 people and handled 8,604 criminal incidents relative to a 105,095 population. The Wolf Point Police Department made 170.2 arrests per 1,000 people and handled 506 criminal incidents relative to a 2,644 population in that same amount of time. Proportionately, Wolf Point had a 19 percent incident rate compared to Billings’ 8 percent. It’s difficult to understand how a tiny little town in northeast Montana can beat the state’s biggest city when comparing certain elements of crime rates. But Billings is just one simple resource for comparison’s sake. Wolf Point...
  • March homicides drop dramatically in Chicago

    04/02/2013 5:39:17 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04-01-2013 | DON BABWIN
    Almost exactly a year after Chicago's surging homicide rate caught the nation's attention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy rolled out statistics Monday that showed a dramatic drop in the number of killings. At the same time, they tried to allay safety concerns in the wake of a weekend fight involving more than a dozen young people on the Magnificent Mile.
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on President Obama to Stop Chicago Violence

    02/04/2013 3:44:49 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 04, 2013
    Rev. Jackson Calls on Obama to Stop Chicago Violence February 04, 2013 Windows Media RUSH: The Reverend Jackson, in Chicago. The Reverend Jackson and other relatives of victims of fatal shootings, in Chicago. Do you know, the lawlessness in Chicago, the gun violence in Chicago is now greater than when Al Capone's gang ran the town? Did you know that, Rachel? You want to know something else? There was no gun control when Al Capone was running around running things. Back during the glory days of Chicago, no gun control. Now they've got some of the strictest gun control laws...
  • The War Against Black Men

    01/20/2013 11:21:03 AM PST · by Hoodat · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | January 17, 2013 4:00 A.M. | Lee Habeeb
    The date was January 12, 2013. You probably didn’t hear about this tragedy involving guns and two teenage boys. But this was the headline in the Chicago Tribune: “Boys, 14 and 15, killed in separate shootings Friday.” You didn’t hear about it because such events aren’t news in Chicago. They’re ordinary daily occurrences. As we continue to hear calls for ever-tightening gun laws from the Obama administration, and from states such as New York, it is worth thinking about those headlines in Chicago. And in inner cities all around America, places where strict gun laws are already in place. Places...
  • British violent crime 4 times that in the US.

    12/20/2012 1:24:36 PM PST · by Fido969 · 103 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Jul 2009 | Richard Edwards
    ... there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe. By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000 population.
  • VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable'

    10/09/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 9 October 2012 | Richmond times Dispatch staff
    UPDATE: VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable' VCU News conference By: Times-Dispatch Staff | Times-Dispatch Published: October 08, 2012 Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:06 AM RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao today branded as untenable a string of two robberies, three attempted robberies and one brandishing of a firearm that occurred in rapid succession on or near the school's main downtown Richmond campus. "A safe learning, living and working environment is essential... three-paragraph email.... Rao ... scheduled to meet ... Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood ... Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to discuss the...
  • Police union now warning people that Detroit is too dangerous to enter

    10/08/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rick Moran
    Welcome to the post-apocalypse cityscape of Detroit - before the apocalypse happens.CBS Detroit: The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it. Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the "Enter At Your Own Risk" rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives."Detroit is America's most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit...
  • 19 people shot in overnight shootings across Chicago

    08/24/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/24/2012
    Nineteen people were shot across the South and West sides from Thursday evening through early Friday morning -- 13 of them wounded over a 30-minute period, authorities say. The overnight shootings peaked between 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. That's when eight people, many of them teens, were shot at 79th Street and Essex Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Then two men were wounded in the Ida B. Wells / Darrow Homes complex at about 9:25 p.m., police said. The men, 27 and 33, were shot in the 600 block of East 37th Street and taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals,...
  • FBI sees drop in violent and property crimes (dropping despite tough economic times)

    12/19/2011 8:19:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/19/2011
    The FBI said violent and property crimes in the U.S. reported to police are dropping despite tough economic times. An FBI report out Monday said violent crimes reported in the first half of 2011 were down 6.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2010. The number of property crimes, including burglary, larceny and vehicle theft, decreased 3.7 percent. All four offenses in the violent crime category — murder and non-negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault — decreased between the first half of 2010 and 2011. The largest drop (7.2 percent) was in cities with populations of...
  • A deadly night in the city of Detroit with a total of 15 people shot, 6 killed

    08/13/2011 8:22:42 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 96 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 8-13-2011
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - It was a deadly night in the city of Detroit. From 6:00 am Friday, August 12th to 6:00 am Saturday, August 13th, a total of fifteen people were shot in the city. Six of those victims died at a total of 9 separate shooting scenes. Mayor Dave Bing's office released the following statement: "Reducing violent crime is our number one priority. Chief Godbee and the men and women of the Detroit Police Department are working around the clock to bring these criminals to justice. Our community must continue to work with us to stop this kind of...
  • The Dog That Didn’t Bark (Poverty is up but Crime is down ! How's that possible?)

    09/27/2010 10:03:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2010 | Mona Charen
    The poverty rate in the United States, reports the Census Bureau, increased to 14.3 percent last year, up from 13.2 percent in 2008, bringing the number of Americans living in poverty to its highest level since 1994. This is not the change for which Obama voters were hoping. But the numbers, while distressing, require some elaboration, because poverty in America isn’t what it used to be. They also raise an interesting question; more on that in a minute. First, the numbers. The official calculation of the 2009 poverty rate was income below $11,161 for an individual, or below $21,756 for...
  • 5 wounded in separate shootings overnight (Chicago - 39 shootings over Memorial Day Weekend)

    06/01/2010 3:49:19 AM PDT · by raybbr · 26 replies · 832+ views
    ChicagoBreakingNews.com ^ | 6/1/2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    A man was found shot in the head and back this morning on Chicago's Far South Side, one of five shootings across the city overnight, police said. He was found lying on the ground at about 3:21 a.m. in the 200 block of East 115th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. There was no immediate information available about the victim's age or the circumstances of the shooting. In other violence: • Shortly before 2 a.m., another man was found with...
  • Crime rates down for third year, despite recession (Liberals baffled; use Global Warming analogy)

    05/26/2010 9:10:41 AM PDT · by Apparatchik · 32 replies · 593+ views
    Associated Press on Yahoo! News ^ | Mon May 24, 6:30 pm ET | PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer Pete Yost, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON – Crime in the United States dropped dramatically in 2009, bucking a historical trend that links rising crime rates to economic woes. Property crimes and violent offenses each declined about 5 percent, the FBI said Monday, citing reports from law enforcement coast to coast. It was the third straight year of declines, and this year's drops were even steeper than those of 2007 and 2008, despite the recession. There were words of caution from experts. "It's fabulous news, but I would draw an analogy to global warming: Even if you believe the long-term trend is increasing temperatures, it doesn't...
  • Dem Controlled Cities Among Most Violent in the World (N.O.; Detroit)

    04/19/2010 7:39:23 PM PDT · by TigerBait · 18 replies · 922+ views
    Urban cityscapes uniting large and vastly diverse populations have long been sources of great inspiration, commerce and community spirit, but for as long as they have existed, cities have also been beset by their own dangers. While it's a fair to say no city, where humans interact freely, is spared the scourges of violence and criminal activity, it is also evident that some are far more affected than others. It's a tall order to quantify these problems and rank cities in terms of the most dangerous, particularly in countries so ravaged by conflict and chaos that day-to-day safety is only...
  • Snowballs in Hell? MSNBC Says Private Gun Ownership Lowers Gun Deaths

    03/29/2010 11:45:58 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 17 replies · 608+ views
    The Lid/MSNBC ^ | 3/29/10 | The Lid
    Sometimes what makes a particular story interesting is its source. This story from MSNBC is one of those stories. The most liberal of the lame-stream media is reporting that the more guns owned by private citizens, the fewer deaths due to fire arms. Yes THAT MSNBC. According to the MSNBC.com report, in the 1980s and 1990s, Americans were killed by guns at a rate of about 5.66 per 100,000 population, at the time the concealed-carry movement (carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner) began gaining momentum. The report explains that in the past decade, the...
  • EDITORIAL: Learning from the D.C. handgun ban--Getting rid of gun bans leads to less crime

    03/02/2010 11:48:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 992+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2010 | Editorial
    The year after the Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia's handgun ban and gun-lock requirements, the capital city's murder rate plummeted 25 percent. The high court should keep that in mind today as it hears oral arguments about a Chicago handgun ban. Gun controllers screamed to high heaven that impending disaster would follow the court's decision to junk some of the district's gun controls. One of those screaming the loudest was Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who incorrectly predicted more gun freedom would lead to more death and Wild West shootouts. Instead, in Washington, murder rates rose when...
  • More Guns, Less Crime (DC Murder Rate Drops 25%)

    03/01/2010 2:01:51 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 9 replies · 888+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | March 1 2010 | John Lott
    The District of Columbia’s murder rate plummeted by an astounding 25 percent last year, much faster than for the US as a whole or for similarly sized cities. If you had asked Chicago’s Mayor Daley, that wasn’t supposed to happen. The Supreme Court’s 2008 decision to strike down DC’s handgun ban and gunlock requirements should have lead to a surge in murders, with Wild West shootouts. The Supreme Court might keep Daley’s predictions in mind today as they hear the oral arguments on Tuesday in the Chicago handgun ban case. Everyone in DC now knows that murder rates rose after...
  • Decrease in Reported Crime Rate Sparks Debate over Cause

    02/20/2010 10:55:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 30 replies · 476+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 20 February 2010 | John Semmens
    A reported 10-percent decline in the crime rate for last year has sparked a heated disagreement over the cause. On the right, the surge in purchases of guns of all sorts since the ascension of Barack Obama to the presidency is hailed as proof that a well-armed citizenry deters crime. “The more likely it is that a law-abiding citizen is armed, the riskier it is for a criminal to attempt to rob or assault him,” said National Rifle Association Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre. “Those who wrote the Second Amendment knew this. Maybe this latest data will demonstrate this truth to...