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  • Report: 59 Shot, 3 Killed, over Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

    07/27/2020 8:02:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Late Sunday night NBC 5 reported at least 49 people had been shot, two fatally. By Monday morning the Chicago Sun-Times reported nearly 60 shot with three fatalities. NBC 5 noted that weekend shootings began Friday with a non-fatal incident just after 5 pm, when two individuals were shot while standing in a gas station parking lot “in the 800 block of West 59th Street.” Less than 30 minutes later a 19-year-old was shot and left in serious condition while sitting on a porch on West Cullerton. The violence continued from there. On Tuesday, Mayor Lightfoot acknowledged President Trump would...
  • Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings

    07/24/2020 11:36:44 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 19 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 7/25/2020 | Molly Carter
    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years, the United States has seen a significant increase in mass shootings, which are becoming more frequent and more deadly. Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs, whether it’s at a synagogue in Pittsburgh or a nightclub in Orlando, the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response – they blame the tragedy solely on the tool used, namely firearms, and focus...
  • Tucker Carlson: Chicago needs federal help to stop senseless killings

    07/23/2020 4:50:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22 2020 | Tucker Carlson
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  • Chicago shootings leave at least 49 people shot and seven dead this weekend

    07/19/2020 1:22:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2020 | By Melissa Alonso and Eric Levenson, CNN
    (CNN)At least 49 people have been shot, including seven fatally, in incidents across Chicago this weekend, police said, continuing a trend of increased shootings and murders in the city. Seven teenagers, all boys, were among those wounded in multiple shootings reported since Friday evening, police said. One victim, a 24-year-old woman, was standing on the sidewalk in a residential area "when she heard shots (and) felt pain," police said in a statement. She went to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left thigh and a gunshot wound to the buttocks. She is in fair condition, police said.
  • Snapchat grudges, COVID-19 pressures drive US shooting epidemic

    07/18/2020 5:28:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    France24 ^ | July 18, 2020
    Washington (AFP) -- A five-month old baby boy struck in the head by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Chicago Thursday became the youngest victim yet of gun violence battering US cities already hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. Shootings have become breathtakingly normal this summer across the United States. Hundreds have been killed including dozens of children, and thousands wounded. The shootings have been stoked by the social and economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, pullbacks by police under attack for abuse of African Americans, the hot summer's pull on people to the streets, and by social media-fuelled gang...
  • 1-Year-Old Boy Shot To Death In Stroller Outside Brooklyn Playground: ‘When Does This Stop?’

    07/13/2020 1:55:33 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 82 replies
    A 1-year-old boy was shot to death overnight near a playground in Brooklyn. Police said the child was sitting in a stroller with a group of people having a barbecue when gunfire erupted. The boy was identified as 1-year-old Davell Gardner Jr. Mayor Bill de Blasio held a moment of silence during Monday’s press briefing and said he was “heartbroken” over the child’s death. “We’ve got to take resolve out of every situation like this. We can never give up,” he said. “We can never give up on our children, we can never give up on our families, we can...
  • Chicago weekend shootings

    07/13/2020 7:07:36 AM PDT · by fatez · 12 replies
    CBS local ^ | July 13, 2020 | CHICAGO (CBS)
    At least 64 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of 5 a.m. Monday, and 11 of those people died.
  • Shootings Up 76 Percent in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

    07/10/2020 12:15:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Shootings are up 76 percent over where they were this time last year in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC News reports not only the surge in shootings but also the fact that “nearly all the bloodshed concentrated in the city’s predominantly Black and brown communities on the South and West Sides.” They note similar stories around the country.
  • Who Needs Police? After Over 2 Decades of Relative Peace, Shootings In New York City Continue To Climb, Now Reaching Alarming Levels

    07/06/2020 8:20:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/06/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    While I realize these stories may be getting repetitive, it’s not just Chicago that’s seeing a prolonged increase in shootings and gun crimes. After decades of success in tamping down gun violence, New York City is again registering alarming numbers of killings and serious injuries. Granted, it wasn’t quite as bad as the Windy City (which is rather impressive considering how much bigger New York is) but Gotham still managed to rack up at least nine murders among more than 40 shootings just on Saturday night. And all of this was taking place only days after the Mayor and...
  • 18 dead, 47 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    06/29/2020 11:10:19 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | Joanie Lum
    CHICAGO - Four children were among 65 people shot across Chicago this weekend, 18 of them fatally. Three of the children were killed. The weekend gun violence brought Chicago past 300 homicides so far this year, the benchmark that Supt. David Brown challenged the police department to stay under in April. Last year, the city didn’t break 300 homicides until early August, according to Sun-Times data.
  • 3 Children Among 16 Dead, 47 Injured In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    06/29/2020 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    WGN ^ | 06/29/20 | Courtney Gousman
    CHICAGO — Gun violence in Chicago over the weekend has left more than a dozen people dead, including three children. From Friday evening through midnight Monday, 16 people were killed and 47 were injured. Now, a group of Chicago business owners are offering thousands of dollars to find the killers of these child victims. Just before 10 p.m. Saturday night, a stray bullet came through the window of an apartment on the 3500 block of Dickens Avenue in Logan Square and struck Lena Nunez in the head. Police believe two groups were firing at each other outside the apartment, when...
  • 11 people shot across NYC in less than 12 hours as shootings spike

    06/28/2020 12:50:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2020 | Tina Moore, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Eleven people were shot in less than 12 hours across New York City as of early Sunday morning, law-enforcement sources told The Post. The victims were wounded during eight shootings in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Manhattan between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and about 5 a.m. Sunday, sources said.
  • Chicago weekend violence: At least 106 people shot, 13 fatally

    06/22/2020 1:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | JUNE 22, 2020 | By PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER and JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ
    At least 106 people were shot in Chicago, 13 of them fatally, from midafternoon Friday through early Monday, according to city officials and Tribune data. It is the most people shot in one weekend since at least 2012 but not the deadliest this year, after more than 20 were killed over the last weekend in May, according to data compiled by the Tribune. Twelve of those shot this past weekend were younger than 18 years old. Five of those children died.
  • 21 shot, 7 killed Tuesday in Chicago

    04/08/2020 12:57:02 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/07/2020 | Sun Times Wire
    Seven people were killed and 14 more were wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago, making it the most violent day of 2020 so far as temperatures reached summer-like levels for the first time this year.
  • ‘Glass shattering all over my face’: 911 callers describe string of air-gun shootings that damaged 15 cars on I-4

    01/03/2020 8:38:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 2, 2020 | Tess Sheets
    A woman was driving along Interstate 4 near Orange City late Wednesday when she said her minivan’s windows suddenly “imploded." “It was dark and the next I knew there was glass shattering all over my face,” she later told 911 dispatchers. While the woman was still on the phone, dispatchers began discussing a similar call that had just been phoned in from down the road. Authorities have since determined at least 15 vehicles were damaged after being shot at, likely by a BB or pellet gun, on highways in the Volusia County area on New Year’s Day. The woman gasped...
  • St. Louis police: 9 wounded, 5 killed in the new year within hours. (ST. Louis, MO)

    01/01/2020 6:08:37 PM PST · by MCF · 17 replies
    Fox 2 Now ^ | 1/1/2020 | Kelley Hoskins & Kevin S. Held
    ST. LOUIS – 2020 started off on a deadly note in St. Louis. Five people were killed and nine others wounded within a 12-hour span in separate shootings.
  • Why Supporting Gun Rights Is Pro-Life

    12/31/2019 10:39:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2019 | Ryan Moore
    Instances of defensive gun use save lives every day, but the stories get very little news coverage and the negative gun use instances are often covered by the national news media for days on end. As during a Texas church shooting on Sunday, guns save lives, so supporting the Second Amendment is pro-life. Abortion, on the other hand, takes a life every single time. Studies on incidents of defensive gun use range anywhere from an absurdly low 55,000 to a high of 4.7 million per year. The most commonly cited and widely accepted is the 1995 study by Gary Kleck...
  • Over a dozen shot at Chicago memorial for victim of gun violence

    12/22/2019 11:29:06 AM PST · by libstripper · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 22, 2019 | Lee Brown
    A memorial for a Chicago man shot dead earlier this year turned into a bloodbath early Sunday with at least 13 people getting shot, according to authorities. The house party just days before Christmas was to honor the birthday of Lonell Irvin, a 22-year-old man fatally shot during an attempted carjacking in April, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
  • San Bernardino terror attack: Community marks somber 4-year anniversary

    12/06/2019 6:18:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    KABC ^ | 12/02/2019
    Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik used semi-automatic rifles to gun down more than a dozen people at a Christmas party for San Bernardino County employees on Dec. 2, 2015, prosecutors say. Police later confronted and killed the two attackers. Enrique Marquez - a former neighbor and friend of Farook - allegedly bought the two rifles for Farook in 2011 and 2012, and the two planned to launch bomb and shooting attacks at Riverside City College, where they attended classes, and a notoriously gridlocked section of highway without exits. The two never carried out those plans.
  • A violation of unwritten gang rules led to the execution of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, authorities say

    10/07/2019 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 7, 2019 | Megan Crepeau
    In life, Tyshawn Lee was a mischievous fourth grader who loved basketball, Xbox and macaroni and cheese. In death, Tyshawn became a symbol of the cycle of gang retaliation that authorities say drives much of the violence in pockets of Chicago’s South and West sides. Nearly four years after the skinny 9-year-old was lured into a South Side alley and shot execution-style by rivals of his father’s gang, separate Cook County juries last week convicted Corey Morgan and Dwright Doty in his killing. A third defendant, Kevin Edwards, pleaded guilty before the trial. All were allegedly members of the Bang...