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  • 7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago

    02/20/2012 8:54:46 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS 2 News) ^ | Feb 20. 2012
    7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago February 20, 2012 6:11 AM Two people were killed, and five others were wounded, in a shooting at a liquor store in South Shore. (Credit: CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven people were killed and 18 more were wounded – including a Chicago Police officer – in a violent weekend on the streets of Chicago. One of the incidents left two people were dead, and five others injured, at a South Shore neighborhood liquor store Sunday evening.
  • About That Seminal Event In Dan Gross' Life (Brady)

    02/08/2012 7:26:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 7 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Dan Gross, the newly hired president of the Brady Campaign, counts the shooting of his brother Matt in 1997 at the Empire State Building as a seminal event in in his life. He may not call it that but he left a high paying partnership at JWT (formerly known as J. Walter Thompson Advertising) to start what eventually became the Center to Prevent Youth Violence. From his bio at the Brady Campaign: Dan founded CPYV after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997. Prior to co-founding and directing the Center to...
  • 9 arrests in wild Staten Island incident, as unruly crowd overruns cops, police say

    12/07/2011 1:18:57 PM PST · by dennisw · 53 replies ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2011 | John M. Annese
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Firefighters came to the rescue of two police officers outnumbered in Mariners Harbor today, in a scene so chaotic that New York’s Bravest employed a truck-mounted deluge gun -- a water cannon -- to fend off the marauding group of teens. The scene unfolded at about 3:30 p.m. in front of 83 Harbor Rd., where a large group of teenagers had amassed to confront a teenage girl who lives in the residence. By the time it was over, two officers were sent to Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton, for treatment, and nine teens ended up...
  • Make your own Gun Free Zone

    12/03/2011 8:28:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 3 November, 2007 | zappafan1325
    This video is a wonderful bit of activism. It has 300,000 views so far. I am amazed that I have not seen it before. The person who did this has talent!
  • OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’ As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street

    11/17/2011 3:50:40 PM PST · by MissesBush · 31 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 11/17/11
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They were caught in the middle of madness. Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday. It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street. GALLERY: Occupy Wall Street “Day Of Action” In the middle of thousands of protestors yelling and chanting — some kicking and screaming – CBS 2’s Emily Smith found little school kids...
  • ‘Occupy LA’ Protest Expected To Cause Traffic Delays Thursday

    11/16/2011 1:34:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBS) ^ | November 16, 2011 9:34 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A coalition of labor unions and community groups have announced plans for a massive march in support of the “Occupy LA” encampment. More than 1,000 protesters are planning to shut down streets in downtown Los Angeles at 7 a.m. Thursday. They will meet at the Bank of America plaza on Hope Street and march to the corner of Figueroa and Fourth streets, where they plan to shut down the intersection and drop large banners from nearby overpasses. Demonstrators say rush hour drivers should expect serious delays and street closures in downtown Los Angeles near the 110...
  • Occupy protests go from peace to "chaos" (Port of Oakland "effectively shut down.")

    11/03/2011 8:28:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    (VIDEO AT LINK) OAKLAND, Calif. - A protest that shut down the Port of Oakland to show the broadening reach of the Occupy Wall Street movement ended in violence when police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters overnight who broke into a vacant building, shattered downtown windows, sprayed graffiti and set blazes along the way. --snip-- Protesters also threw concrete chunks, metal pipes, lit roman candles and molotov cocktails, police said....
  • NYC Shootings Up 28% as Police Divert Resources to Occupy Wall Street Protests

    10/24/2011 7:27:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/24/2011
    Scarce resources, isn’t that always the problem? Since the protests began, shootings in other areas of the city have spiked: The number of people shot surged 154 percent two weeks ago — to 56 from 22 over the same week last year — and spiked 28 percent in the last month…Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their rallies pull special crime-fighting units away from the hot zones where they’re needed.Since Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, the NYPD has relied heavily on its borough task forces, the department’s go-to teams...
  • Violence Breaks Out During ‘Occupy Wall Street’ March Toward New York Stock Exchange

    10/14/2011 6:56:34 AM PDT · by ETL · 196 replies · 1+ views
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Just a few hours after protesters learned they’d be able to stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, violence broke out as a group marched away from it. Protesters, apparently jubilant over being able to stay in the park after their furious cleanup efforts, took their brooms, flags and signs and started fanning out at around 7:30 a.m. 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported the protesters were saying things to the effect that now that they’d cleaned up the park, they were going to clean up Wall Street. A group of protesters headed south on Broadway toward the New...
  • Occupy L.A. Speaker: Violence will be Necessary to Achieve Our Goals

    10/12/2011 12:44:28 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 110 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct. 12, 2011 | PJ Tattler
    Citizen journalist Ringo captured this speaker at the Occupy Los Angeles camp a few days ago letting the cat out of the bag: After dismissing nonviolence as a dead end, he admits that for the Occupiers to achieve their goals, violence and bloodshed will be necessary: Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution. Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution...
  • We Are Anarchists and Revolutionaries,"This Is the Beginning of a Revolution in This Country"

    10/04/2011 6:59:26 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 91 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | October 3rd | Naked Emperor News
    (VIDEO) "This Is Revolution Not Reform" - Occupy Wall Street Organizer to 'Excited' Al Sharpton: We Are Anarchists and Revolutionaries,"This Is the Beginning of a Revolution in This Country"
  • Wall Street Protesters March On Police

    10/01/2011 7:51:10 AM PDT · by edpc · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Oct 2011 | Ray Sanchez
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Protesters who have camped out near Wall Street for two weeks marched on Friday on police headquarters in Manhattan over what they viewed as a heavy-handed police response to a previous demonstration. The Occupy Wall Street movement, whose members have vowed to stay through the winter, are protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. More than 1,000 people marched past City Hall and arrived at a plaza outside police headquarters in the late afternoon. Some held banners criticizing police, while others chanted: "We are the 99 percent" and "The banks got bailed...
  • New York Tightens Security After Terror Threat, Mayor Says

    09/09/2011 12:20:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies ^ | Sep 10 2011 |
    New York police will increase security after receiving credible information that terrorists may be plotting an attack in the city around the Sept. 11 anniversary, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "Terrorists view the anniversary as an opportunity to strike again," Bloomberg said today at a press conference. "In the next few days we should all keep our eyes wide open." New York police have stopped at least 13 terrorist attacks since 2001, Bloomberg said. While the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has helped reduce the threat, the mayor said, "The one thing we know is the terrorists have not...
  • Repeal Gun Free School Zone Act

    09/03/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 6 August, 2011 | Jeff Knox
    Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) has introduced a bill (HR-2613) to repeal the federal Gun Free School Zone Act. While many in the general public and the gun prohibition community will balk and ask questions like, “What does anyone need with a gun at a school,” knowledgeable rights supporters are wondering why it has taken so long. The Gun Free School Zone Act, or GFSZA for short, was originally passed by Congress back in 1990, but in 1995 the Supreme Court voided the law, ruling it (quite correctly) to be an unconstitutional overreach of federal power. Congress quickly passed a revised...
  • Local fanatics plotting terror strikes as anniversary of September 11 attacks nears

    09/02/2011 10:57:50 AM PDT · by americanophile · 5 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | September 02, 2011 | Keith Moor
    HOME-grown extremists are actively considering launching terrorist attacks in Australia. The latest intelligence also suggests sporting venues, transport hubs and other places of mass gatherings have become the favoured targets of terrorist planners. "Clearly there are extremists now on our shores," Australian Federal Police counter-terrorism chief Steve Lancaster said. "There are people out there who genuinely think about doing bad things, or support terrorist acts overseas." In an interview with the Herald Sun to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Assistant Commissioner Lancaster also revealed: POLICE have secretly foiled several potential terrorist threats in Australia by disrupting...
  • A Violent Racist Game Claims More Victims

    09/01/2011 12:21:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2011 | John T. Bennett
    One man was stomped to death and another man nearly killed in a racist amusement called the "knock-out game," currently being played by black teenagers. The victims were both white, and that fact needs to be raised in our national conversation about race. PC disclaimer: only a tiny fraction of blacks play this game, and the vast majority of blacks do not condone violence of any kind. With that established, consider the facts: Half-brothers Elliott T. Murphy, 18, and Deonta "Fuss" Johnson, 16, were recently convicted of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the heinous stomping death of 61-year-old...
  • Teenager, 16, 'killed kindly OAP with single punch' during riots

    08/16/2011 12:23:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2011 | Oliver Pickup
    A 16-year-old boy killed a pensioner with a single punch as he tried to put out fires during the London riots, a court heard. Onlookers pleaded ‘no, no, he’s an old man’ as a teenager wearing a T-shirt with the slogan ‘Robbers and Villains’ attacked. Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was punched in the face as he tried to extinguish a blaze near his home in Ealing, West London. The force of the blow caused him to fall over smashing his head on the pavement. He died three days later on August 11 from the injuries he sustained. A 16-year-old boy...
  • Unarmed Brits Go to Bat

    08/16/2011 10:15:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | August 15, 2011 | Janet M. LaRue
    In the midst of riots, arson and looting, British citizens armed themselves … with aluminum bats. A Louisville Slugger is no match for a mob, but when your Socialist government makes it virtually impossible to own a gun, you grab whatever you can to protect yourself, your family, and property. Online sales of aluminum bats on increased by 6,000 percent during the violence, according to CNN. Most British police don’t carry guns. The situation is a far cry from the right to bear arms enshrined in the English Bill of Rights, a forerunner of our Second Amendment. Supreme Court...
  • New 911 police tapes from Wisconsin State Fair released [ 25 black kids jump a park worker ]

    08/11/2011 11:54:43 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies ^ | Aug 11 2011 | By Mike Mullen
    <p>A huge fresh batch of 911 tapes has been released by the West Allis Police Department, shedding new light on the racially-fraught crime wave that gripped the Wisconsin State Fair last Thursday.</p> <p>"Hi I'm calling because my kids came from the state fair and they were attacked by a group of black people that opened the car door and started punching them," one woman tells the dispatcher.</p>
  • Questions Arise Over Whether 'Flash Mob' Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

    08/10/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 197 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2011 | fox news
    Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of "flash mob"-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders. The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who recently imposed a stricter curfew in response to the city's latest attack,...
  • The root causes of the British riots

    08/10/2011 2:38:31 PM PDT · by clove · 25 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/10/2011 21:48 | AYMENN JAWAD
    What to make of the riots that began in parts of London and have spread to Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool? Are there any root causes we can identify? First, it is apparent that far too many commentators interpret these events based entirely on pre-conceived paradigms. For socialists like Ken Livingstone (former mayor of London), the riots are the fault of the government’s spending cuts and the “social division” they have supposedly fostered. Meanwhile, the far-Right British National Party characterizes the mayhem as a repeat of the race riots that occurred in Oldham in 2001. Only this time, the primary...
  • England Falls

    08/10/2011 12:25:15 AM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 94 replies
    England has fallen. Quicker than I would have thought. Home Secretary Theresa May rules out use of the Army, Water Cannons. The situation is spiraling out of control. High Street areas, the ritzy places of Kensington, Notting Hill, and other "tony" areas have had rioters looting patrons of two-star Michelin restaurants. While Home Secretary May declares that "policing is done with the consent of communities." Code words for no action that the Black, Pakistani Muslim, and now Indian groups that have effectively colonized England would object to, will be taken. As the MP for Northern Ireland notes, both the Army...
  • A Disarmed Society is a Violent Society

    08/09/2011 3:22:57 PM PDT · by radioone · 15 replies
    Lawrence Person's Battleswarm Blog ^ | 8-9-11 | Lawrence Person
    It’s not yet sunset in the UK, so we don’t know if a fourth night of rioting will follow the first three. But the glee and impunity with which rioters torched and looted large sections of London are an indictment of two beloved project of British and other European elites: a disarmed citizenry and an all-encompassing, cradle-to-grave welfare state. It’s hard to imagine riots of these size going on for days on end in the American South or Midwest simply because so many armed, law-abiding citizens would stand ready to defend their lives, liberty and property. Once you’ve shot a...
  • So where WERE the police? Shopkeepers mystified at tactics that left them defenceless

    08/09/2011 1:46:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Mail Online ^ | August 9,2011
    Officers accused of inaction as looting mobs go wild Cameron leads calls for more robust policing Top Yard commander: 'We need to do more for London' All able-bodied officers and special constables called in Plastic bullets would be used for first time 'if deemed necessary' Shopkeepers joined an increasing chorus of voices today demanding to know what the police were doing as swathes of London descended into chaos last night. Business owners accused police of adopting a softly-softly approach which left their shops and businesses vulnerable to attack by baying mobs. While police were criticised in some quarters for being...
  • Students for Concealed Carry National Convention

    08/08/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT · by JohnRLott
    CSPAN ^ | August 8, 2011 | Students for Concealed Carry
    Click on the Read More Link to watch some excellent talks Should Students Be Allowed to Carry Guns on College Campuses? Where: National Press Club Ballroom When: noon until 5:00 PM, August 8th, 2011 Introductory remarks by Dan Crocker (SCC president) 5 minutes Personal experiences panel -- Crime and College Campuses 25 minutes Amanda Carpenter (10 minutes) Nicole Goeser (10 minutes) Debate over "Should Permitted Concealed Handguns be Allowed on College Campuses?" 50 minutes (18 minutes each, 4 minute rebutals) John Lott, author More Guns, Less Crime Colin Goddard, Assistant Legislative Director, Brady Campaign Panel by academics -- Academics talking...
  • American Tinderbox (Black "Flash Mobs" and the Coming Backlash)

    08/08/2011 3:14:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 156 replies · 1+ views
    The American Interest ^ | 8/7/2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    For some time now, residents of some US cities have noted occasional incidents of seemingly random, racially motivated violence in which young Black males are involved. The hot weather and bad economy seem to be combining to generate a small but possibly significant uptick this year. The national media are doing their best to avoid looking too closely at this disturbing phenomenon, and perhaps for good reason. What the United States doesn’t need is a media firestorm that triggers copycat violence. Nevertheless some attention should be paid.
  • The Second Amendment and Terrorism

    08/02/2011 5:10:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 2 August, 2011 | Richard Johnson
    Too many people see the Second Amendment merely as a freedom. However, all of our rights, including those described in the Second Amendment, bear significant responsibilities. Those Second Amendment responsibilities become more obvious when tragedies like the terrorist attack in Norway or the mass murder at Virginia Tech occur. In both of those incidents, a madman had free reign to slaughter innocent people because none of his victims had a simple tool: a firearm. I argue that it is the responsibility of all free citizens to have firearms close at hand to defend themselves and others against vicious attack. “Active...
  • Bill To Repeal The Federal Gun Free School Zones Act Introduced

    07/27/2011 4:16:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 25 July, 2011 | Ron Paul
    Washington, DC --( Representative Ron Paul from Texas introduced HR 2613 on July 21, 2011. If passed, it would completely repeal the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act. As you know, the Fed GFSZA effectively prohibits all forms of unlicensed carry, and does not recognize concealed carry reciprocity agreements between states. It is currently a federal felony for any person to travel armed on public sidewalks, roads, or highways which pass within 1000 feet of any K-12 school’s property line, unless they have a CCW physically issued by the state that school is in. The vast number of schools in...
  • At least 11 wounded across city on steamy night

    07/11/2011 7:22:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 11, 2011 | William Lee
    At least 11 people, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across the city over a hot and steamy night, according to Chicago police reports. Those shootings beginning Sunday evening added to a weekend violence toll that earlier included at least two deaths and 11 woundings by gunshot.
  • (Chicago Police Supt.) McCarthy: NRA, Palin A Part Of 'Government-Sponsored Racism'

    06/24/2011 2:29:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 107 replies
    WLS-Chicago ^ | 6-24-11 | WLS
    CHICAGO (WLS) - Chicago's new top cop says the accessibility to firearms in America is an extension "of government-sponsored racism" that goes back to the days of slavery and Jim Crow. Speaking to parishoners at St. Sabina Church earlier this month, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy took to the microphone after Father Michael Pfleger spoke about gun control. McCarthy said the topic of race is a sensitive issue "because everybody's afraid of race" but that he wasn't afraid to broach to subject. So here’s what I want to tell you. See, let’s see if we can make a connection here....
  • Teen Mob Hits Walgreens On The Mag Mile (Yutes Gone Wild)

    06/24/2011 9:03:36 AM PDT · by chuckee · 87 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | June 24,2011
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The teenage robbery mobs are at it again on North Michigan Avenue. Some 50 young people barged into a Walgreens at Michigan and Chicago on the Magnificent Mile on Tuesday afternoon. They took bottled drinks and sandwiches off the shelves, then ran off, CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports. A police report says authorities were able to nab three of the thieves. Walgreens says the store is working with police, helping investigators with video from the store security camera. The Mag Mile earlier this year was hit by similar mobs of young thieves. Attacks on commuters and...
  • Emanuel police chief blasts NRA, Palin on 'government-sponsored racism' (Chicago)

    06/23/2011 5:38:09 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    Polutico ^ | Thursday June 23, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy told parishoners at Saint Sabina Church earlier this month that the easy availability of guns in the United States is the extension of a tradition of "government-sponsored racism" that began with slavery and Jim Crow. McCarthy -— like many urban police officials an advocate of strict gun control -- was speaking at a liberal, activist church whose priest, Father Michael Pfleger, drew national attention for mocking Hillary Clinton in 2008. "This is sensitive. You know, because everybody’s afraid of race. Have you noticed that? Everybody’s afraid of race," McCarthy, a former New York and Newark...
  • Teen mugged at gunpoint by mob near Ogilvie station (Chicago)

    06/15/2011 3:49:14 PM PDT · by abb · 88 replies
    WLS-TV7 ^ | Ben Bradley
    June 15, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A 15-year-old boy was mugged at gunpoint and struck on the head by a group of teens near the Ogilvie Transportation Center in the West Loop on Tuesday evening. The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. near an alley at 101 N. Clinton St., according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The victim was approached by a group of seven male teens, Mirabelli said. One, who was armed with a handgun, approached the victim and demanded his money, according to police. A second teen struck the victim on the back of his head, Mirabelli...
  • 18 Signs the Collapse of Society is Accelerating

    06/10/2011 2:22:35 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 56 replies
    RightlyConcerned ^ | June 9, 2011 | Unattributed
    As the U.S. economy collapses, the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is going to begin to disappear. In fact, there are already an increasing number of signs that the collapse of society is accelerating. In cities such as Chicago, roving packs of young people are "mob robbing" local businesses, randomly assaulting tourists and shoppers and are even pulling people out of vehicles. This isn't just happening in the "bad areas" anymore. Over the past couple of months this type of crime has been common in some of the wealthiest areas of Chicago. In fact, many...
  • Mobs Attack on City Buses: Police (Chicago)

    06/08/2011 7:18:39 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 175 replies ^ | June 8, 2011
    In two separate incidents, as many as 15 teens have stormed Chicago Transit Authority buses, attacked their victims and darted off with cell phones and other electronic devices, authorities said Tuesday. Both incidents were near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, prompting city and campus authorities to issue community alerts. In the first attack, near West Roosevelt Road and South Loomis Street at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a victim was struck multiple times before the thieves ran off with his cell phone. About 25 minutes later, near South Racine Avenue and West 13th Street, a student said he was...
  • Holiday, heat bring out violence

    05/31/2011 7:55:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 31, 2011 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    A man who was killed trying to protect his girlfriend and a 16-year-old girl were among six people killed and at least 21 others wounded in separate shootings over the Memorial Day holiday and into the night, officials said. Two of the non-fatal shootings took place at a South Side beach. The spate of violence came only a day after the redeployment of 500 police officers from two specialized units to high-crime districts. The first slaying happened about 7:49 p.m. on the 7600 block of South Eberhart Avenue in the city's Chatham neighborhood, police said.
  • Teens Riot In Manhattan Businesses (another flash mob)

    05/24/2011 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 75 replies ^ | 5-24-11
    It's like a flash mob gone bad. Security footage from a Manhattan Dunkin' Donuts shows a group of youths climbing on counters, throwing chairs and throwing tables in a violent attack on workers. It happened at the Dunkin' Donuts on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. A $2,000 hot chocolate machine was reportedly destroyed in the attack. Similar attacks have targeted other stores in the neighborhood in the previous weeks. The video shows one of the teens throwing a chair and then running up to grab a donut. A few of the attackers also grabbed drinks out of a refrigerator near...
  • Is Berkeley High a safe place? Parents debate questions over guns

    03/29/2011 12:54:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    SFGate: Berkeleyside ^ | 3/29/11 | Frances Dinkelspiel
    In the middle of a meeting called to discuss guns and safety at Berkeley High School, the deputy district attorney in charge of Alameda County's juvenile division stood up and announced that the community is not being realistic about how dangerous a place it is. . . .
  • Second Amendment Activist Nikki Goeser and Author John Lott

    01/31/2011 8:49:13 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 1 replies
    NRA News ^ | January 31, 2011 | Nikki Goeser and John Lott
    The video of the discussion with Nikki Goeser and John Lott is available at the link.
  • 9 shot at Chicago bus stop

    07/27/2010 7:07:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | July 27, 2010
    (CNN) -- Nine people were shot at a bus station in the south side of Chicago Monday, police said. All but one of them suffered non-life threatening injuries. The ninth person was seriously hurt, police said. The shooting took place in the 7900 block of South Western Avenue and appears to be gang-related, officials said.
  • Men charged with beating man to death for scratching car

    07/22/2010 10:05:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7-22-10 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A local rapper and a 35-year-old man are accused of beating a man to death because he accidentally scratched the rapper’s car. Edward Brown and Steven Fox, 26, a rapper known as “Sincere the Realist,” sent the 46-year-old victim into coma and eventually his death, according to prosecutors and police reports. Brown is a family friend of Larry Brown, who died on July 7 from the injuries related to attack, according to court testimony. It was Fox’s car that Larry Brown caused minor damage to when he was returning home in the early morning hours of June 17, assistant state’s...
  • Death by Leftism: How to Increase Gun Homicides? Institute a Gun Ban.

    07/12/2010 2:09:38 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    William Teach has a nice take on a New York Times cry-me-a-river editorial on the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold our constitutional right to bear arms. I know — allowing law-abiding people to defend their homes and lives from dangerous, gun-toting criminals is a sad day for America, indeed. Anyway, I wanted to buttress Teach’s piece with a few facts that demonstrate the perniciousness of the Times’ position a little more fully: Quite frankly, gun bans do not work. If anything, they only leave vulnerable citizens at the mercy of aggressive, violent criminals who, as Teach says, couldn’t care...
  • Daley Vows New Gun Ordinances

    06/28/2010 5:15:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies ^ | June 28, 2010
    As expected, Mayor Daley and Chicago's City Council are circling the wagons to defend against an unfavorable decision by the Supreme Court concerning the city's gun ban. Daley said the city would have in place a new ordinance aimed at making it difficult to purchase and own a gun in Chicago. "We'll publicly propose a new ordinance very soon," Daley said at an afternoon press conference concerning the gun ban. "As a city we must continue to stand up ..and fight for a ban on assault weapons .. as well as a crackdown on gun shops," Daley said. "We are...
  • Daley disappointed by Supreme Court gun ruling

    06/28/2010 12:06:59 PM PDT · by RC one · 20 replies
    AP ^ | june 28, 2010 | By DON BABWIN (AP)
    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's disappointed by Monday's Supreme Court decision that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live. He says it's clear the city's handgun ban will ultimately be struck down. But he says officials are working to rewrite the ordinance to protect Second Amendment rights and to protect Chicago residents from gun violence. Monday's Supreme Court decision did not explicitly strike down the ban on handguns in Chicago and suburban Oak Park. Instead, it ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling. But it left little doubt that...
  • Quigley Statement on Chicago Gun Ban Decision, National Threat of Gun Show Loophole

    06/28/2010 11:41:53 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 37 replies
    Chicago Press Release | June 28, 2010
    CHICAGO (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the City of Chicago’s handgun ban. Earlier this year, Quigley spearheaded the effort of 55 Members of Congress in filing a “friend of the court” amicus brief, urging the Court to allow Chicago’s handgun ban to stand. Quigley also supports the right of state and local governments to maintain sensible restrictions on gun possession and use. “I am disappointed and disheartened by the Supreme Court’s decision today. When illegal guns flood our streets, precious lives are lost and communities are...
  • Violent inner-city crime, the figures, and a question of race

    06/28/2010 8:46:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 26 Jun 2010 | Andrew Alderson
    The reality of violent inner-city crime is indicated today by statistics . The official figures, which examine the ethnicity of those accused of violent offences in London, suggest the majority of men held responsible by police for gun crimes, robberies and street crimes are black. Black men are also disproportionately the victims of violent crime in the capital. One prominent black politician said that the black community needed to face up to major challenges. Shaun Bailey, a Tory election candidate in London and a charity worker, said: “The black community has to look at itself and say that, at the...
  • Chicago mayor defends handgun ban after shootings

    06/22/2010 6:39:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | June 22, 2010 | SERENA DAI, AP
    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley defended the city's handgun ban Tuesday after a spate of shootings that left 10 people dead and dozens wounded, saying the violence bolsters the city's argument that the 1982 ordinance is needed. Daley said the city must continue to fight against handguns even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the ban as unconstitional. The court is expected to rule later this month. "Look at all the guns that shot people this weekend. Where did they come from? That is the issue," Daley said at a South Side high school Tuesday.
  • Rogucki twins cry for slain mom as gun industry continues to recklessly pursue profits

    06/22/2010 11:52:35 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 70 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily ^ | Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 | Michael Daly
    Since the shooting, the 2-year-old Rogucki twins have awakened each morning crying out for their murdered mother. "They wake up ... saying, 'Mommy!'" their 19-year-old brother, Lorenzo Rogucki, reported. "I hear them screaming my mother's name." The twins were still sleeping at 10:30 a.m. Monday and not a sound came from the family's first-floor apartment in Coney Island as I spoke outside with the oldest of Victoria Rogucki's seven children. "They know, but they don't know know," Lorenzo said of the twins. "They know their mother is not there in the morning." To the right of the door stood a...
  • 8 dead among 52 shot across city over weekend (Chicago)

    06/21/2010 10:12:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 06/21/2010 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    Eight people were killed and at least 44 others were shot across the city Friday night into early Monday, including a baby girl who suffered a graze wound to the neck when gunfire erupted at a Near West Side barbecue. Those killed included a 28-year-old man found shot in the chest about 3 a.m. Monday in the 7500 block of South Halsted Street near a South Side church, according to Gresham District police. A passing motorist found the man, identified as Credale Woulard, of 7711 S. Ada St., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. He was dressed in...
  • Chicago Police Chief Struggles to Justify Daley Gun Ban

    06/19/2010 5:47:00 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies · 392+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Mick Dumke of the Chicago Reader had an interesting report on a recent press conference held by Chicago's Police Chief, Jody Weis. Dumke said that during the presser Weis struggled to "explain how the gun ban is working" for Chicago. In other words, Weis was at a loss to prove that Daley's unconstitutional actions are working to make the city safer. According to Dumke the conference went from discussions of how Weis has taken "3,513 weapons" off the streets, that they are using "analytics" to determine where the crime hotspots are in the city, moving on to the claim that...