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  • Tollway worker killed in hit-and-run crash along the Tri-State

    09/26/2017 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | September 18, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois State Police are looking for the driver of a semitrailer that struck and killed an Illinois tollway maintenance worker Monday afternoon. The 48-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was picking up debris on the right shoulder of the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) close to 127th Street in Alsip. As he headed back to his vehicle just before 12:30 p.m., the semitrailer driver hit the worker and sideswiped his vehicle, an Illinois State Police spokesman said. The driver did not stop. The tollway "extends its deepest sympathy to his family and friends," officials said. This is the first...
  • Violent crime in U.S. up for second year in row

    09/25/2017 9:37:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Sep. 24, 2017 | Timothy Williams
    Violent crime, including homicides, rose for the second consecutive year in 2016, driven by increases in a few urban centers including Baltimore, Chicago and Las Vegas, according to FBI data released Monday. Violent crimes increased nationally this past year by 4.1 percent and homicides rose by 8.6 percent, one year after violence increased by 3.9 percent and homicides jumped by 10.8 percent. A total of 17,250 people were killed in 2016, the FBI said. While crime overall and violent crime remain well below their levels of the 1980s and 1990s, last year was the first time violent crime increased in...
  • Murder rate soars by 8.6% in 2016 over 2015 (FBI Uniform Crime Report)

    09/25/2017 3:20:18 AM PDT · by seacapn · 5 replies
    US Federal Bureau of Investigation ^ | September 25, 2017 | US Federal Bureau of Investigation
    In 2016, the estimated number of murders in the nation was 17,250. This was an 8.6 percent increase from the 2015 estimate, a 16.1 percent increase from the 2012 figure, and a 0.7 percent rise from the number in 2007. (See Tables 1 and 1A.) There were 5.3 murders per 100,000 people in 2016. The murder rate in 2016 was up from the rates in 2015 (7.9 percent) and 2012 (12.8 percent).
  • International Firearm Ownership and Homicide Rates

    09/23/2017 12:23:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The data for the graphic above was taken from the Guardian, a leftwing publication in England. Firearm ownership rates are from the Small Arms Survey in 2007, so it is a bit dated. The per capita ownership in the United States has gone up considerably since then.It is now about 120 firearms per 100 people. U.S. citizens purchased 94 million firearms during the Obama presidency. They have likely purchased another 6 million in the first 8 months of 2017.The firearms homicide rate fell from 4.19 in 2007 to 3.45 in 2014, but bumped up to 4.13 in 2015. (numbers from...
  • Disparity in Justifiable Homicides Does not Signify Institutional Racism

    08/30/2017 1:21:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A white man killed Robinson and wounded Kennedy after they kidnapped him, robbed him, and threatened to rape and kill his wife. The Marshal project claims to be non-partisan. It admits that it is not neutral. In a recent report, it shows that more justifiable homicides are committed by whites against black attackers than the national average. The report implies that this is because of institutionalized racism. Three things stand out from the report. It is obsessed with racial disparities, with the strong implication that they are caused by institutionalized racism, particularly white racism. It ignores previous research showing...
  • Washington man pleads guilty to manslaughter from stray bullet

    07/14/2017 2:34:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Tobin Panton entered a guilty plea to a manslaughter charge this week after he fatally shot a sleeping neighbor while firing at a fleeing car thief. (Photo: Q13 FOX News) A man who fired his Glock at a car thief leaving his driveway with his vehicle pled guilty this week to the death of a neighbor struck by one of his bullets. Tobin Panton, 40, of Bonney Lake in the Tacoma area entered a guilty plea on Monday to one count of manslaughter in the first degree for the death of Linda Green, 61. The incident, which occurred last November,...
  • Illustrating Chicago Values (homicides in 2016; compare to MLB runs scored)

    01/02/2017 1:10:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    The linked website has detailed stats. 2016 Stats Preliminary 2016 Totals Shot & Killed: 713 Shot & Wounded: 3665 Total Shot: 4378 Total Homicides: 795 Gun control laws do not seem to be working too well in Chicago. Now compare the 795 homicides in Chicago to runs scored by teams in the 2016 baseball season. Thugs in the city of Chicago had an impressive year. Only three teams scored more runs than Chicago's homicides -- Red Sox, Rockies, and Cubs. At least you have to give credit to the Cubbies for being one of the three.
  • IL: Surprise! Criminals fear Death more than Arrest in Chicago

    12/15/2016 5:54:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from greanvillepost.com In Chicago, the rule of law has broken down. There have been 749 homicides  homicides so far this year, according to the web site HeyJackass.com. Those are all withing the city limits of Chicago. Chicago's population is 2.7 million. Given that we have over three weeks to go to the end of the year, the annual homicide rate for Chicago will be over 28 per 100,000.  That falls into the rates typical for places where the rule of law has failed. Places like South Africa (32), Brazil (25), the American Virgin Islands (33), Puerto Rico (24),...
  • Memphis ties record of 213 homicides

    12/09/2016 1:08:20 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    WREG-TV Channel 3 (CBS) Memphis ^ | Updated at 11:53AM, December 9, 2016 | Eric Lipford
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating a pair of murders in two Memphis neighborhoods. These murders mean the city has tied its record of 213 homicides set in 1993.
  • Two more homicides in Tulsa push city to record total of 73

    12/03/2016 3:12:51 PM PST · by seacapn · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:00 am | Harrison Grimwood
    Tulsa hit a new high for homicides in a year early Friday with a pair of deaths, including a woman who died after being stabbed during an altercation with a friend who was helping her move. Tahmachqua Floyd, 24, was the city’s 72nd homicide victim of 2016. The previous record of 71 was set in 2009, according to Tulsa World and Tulsa Police Department records. The new record didn’t stand for long. Just minutes after Floyd’s death, Leon Crockett, 37, died of gunshot wounds he received Nov. 19 in a north Tulsa apartment, police reported.
  • Feds blame Elgin company for worker's death on I-90 bridge

    11/04/2016 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | October 17, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    Federal regulators rebuked an Elgin demolition company and fined it $152,000 for safety violations leading to a worker's death on a Jane Addams Tollway bridge in Des Plaines this spring. Vicente Santoyo of Berwyn, a father of four, was standing in a lift cutting bracing between two beams to be removed from the bridge at Touhy Avenue when one rolled off a concrete support April 5, falling on him. U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators cited Santoyo's employer and tollway subcontractor Omega Demolition Corp. for "overstressing" the 40-ton horizontal beam during demolition. That means the beam wasn't adequately supported,...
  • Homicide detective's book describes 'How the Police Generate False Confessions'

    10/20/2016 2:12:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    If you have an interest in fairness, justice and preventing wrongful convictions, then the new book "How the Police Generate False Confessions," by former Washington, D.C., homicide detective James Trainum is an important read. It takes you inside the interrogation room to see how investigators extract admissions from innocent people, and how the justice system can fix this persistent problem, seen in high profile cases such as the Central Park Five, the Norfolk Four and the teenaged suspect from Wisconsin in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." It's a phenomenon that remains, understandably, incomprehensible to many. Someone "admits" to a...
  • Chicago’s homicide count for 2016 soars past 500 after violent Labor Day weekend

    09/06/2016 10:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2:00 PM | Reuven Blau
    The homicide count in Chicago has soared past 500 so far this year, exceeding the total number of murders for all of last year. The bloody death toll of 512 was reached after a violent holiday weekend where 65 people in the city were shot, 13 fatally, authorities said. The figure is a 20-year high.By contrast, there have been 409 homicides combined in New York and Los Angeles through late August. …
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.
  • Teen reels in woman's body while fishing in Washington County (PA)

    08/02/2016 5:35:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    WTAE.COM ^ | 02 AUGUST 2016 | WTAE.COM
    NORTH BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Police have been called to a Washington County dam where a body was found Tuesday afternoon. Sources said a teenage boy reeled in a woman's body while fishing in the dam.
  • Gun Homicides in U.S. Down 40% from 1993 to 2014; Lowest Rate in 34 Years

    07/11/2016 5:40:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 11, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States in 2014 was 10,945, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention&146;s report on its final data on deaths in this county for that year, which was released on June 30. The 10,945 firearm homicides in 2014 represented a 40-percent drop from the peak hit in 1993, when there were 18,253 firearm homicides in the country, according to CDC data. The 10,945 firearm homicides in the United States in 2014 equaled a rate of 3.43 per 100,000 people in the population. That was the lowest firearm homicide rate...
  • $50,000 Reward in California Serial Killer Cold Case

    06/15/2016 4:58:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/15 | Don Thompson
    Authorities announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday as they renewed their search for an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. The case has grown cold for the killer known by at least four nicknames over the decades. He was dubbed the East Area Rapist after his start in Northern California. The Original Night Stalker after a series of Southern California slayings. The Diamond Knot Killer for using the elaborate knot to bind two of his victims. And most recently the Golden State Killer.
  • WI: Wisconsin Reaches 300,000 permits in Five Years; Homicide rate lower than Japan

    04/08/2016 4:49:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin started issuing concealed carry permits in November of 2011 In the last 53 months, they have issued 300,000 concealed carry permits.  The permit holders have been exceptionally law abiding.  Only one permit holder has been convicted of manslaughter when carrying a handgun under the provisions of the permit.  He plead self defense, but a jury ruled it manslaughter.  That is a homicide rate lower than that of Japan! The average number for 2012 was over 105,000.  The average for 2013 was 175,000, and 223,000 for 2014, and 260,000 for 2015.  In the first four full years of the...
  • Drunk-driving illegal immigrant who killed straight-A college student was let go...

    04/07/2016 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 35 replies
    His blood alcohol content level at the time was .241, which is four times the legal limit to drive, WOWT reported. In addition, Mejia was driving on a suspended license and faces a motor vehicle homicide charge. Douglas County Judge Jeff Marcuzzo set Mejia's bail at 10 per cent of $50,000, which means he only had to post $5,000 cash to be released.
  • Police: Homicides rise in Chicago; illegal gun seizures fall

    03/01/2016 2:38:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2016 4:38 PM EST | Don Babwin
    Homicides and shootings have doubled in Chicago so far this year compared with the same period in 2015, and police have seized fewer illegal guns - more possible signals that officers have become less aggressive in the aftermath of a shooting video released last fall.Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante said Tuesday that he was so concerned about officers possibly holding back that he filmed a video for the entire department in which he encouraged them to do their jobs and assured them that a federal probe of the force was not aimed at individuals. "We are aware that there is...