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  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours — a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • BREAKING: North Carolina Mall on Lockdown After Reports of Shots Fired

    08/13/2016 12:50:52 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 13 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com ^ | Aug 13, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    A North Caroline mall is on lockdown after reports of shots being fired inside. One person there posted this video of the panic that ensued: pic.twitter.com/IAymO1xo8C
  • 8 Killed, 39 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    08/08/2016 6:18:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Eight people were killed and at least 39 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning
  • Baltimore County police confirm they shot Korryn Gaines' son

    08/06/2016 5:48:35 AM PDT · by Katya · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/05/16 | Doug Donovan
    The 5-year-old boy who was wounded during the Randallstown shootout Monday was accidentally shot by a Baltimore County Police officer, the department said Friday.
  • New class for city kids: How to survive a shooting

    07/31/2016 9:14:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 30, 2016 | Natalie Pompilio
    PHILADELPHIA — It was the fourth time Mike Abdullah was attending the class in basic combat medicine for civilians, and he still shook his head ruefully at the scenes playing out before him. An 11-year-old boy lay on the ground and tried his best to be limp, dead weight, while a former Navy medic taught those around him the best way to carry him to safety. A female nurse in scrubs showed a group of adults and children how to locate the brachial artery and stop massive bleeding with the pressure of a single thumb. One of her male counterparts...
  • We adjust for population with murder rates. Why not for mass shootings?

    07/31/2016 6:47:47 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2016 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Many believe that the United States is unique in terms of mass public shootings. Even after the attacks last November that left 130 dead in Paris, President Obama had the gall to claim, “We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency.” It fits the narrative, as Hillary Clinton said recently, that our mass public shootings “are rooted in the much too readily available weapons of mass killings, usually assault weapons.” If the U.S. would only adopt the types of gun control laws that exist in other countries,...
  • 1 dead, 4 injured in separate Austin shootings

    07/31/2016 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2016 | Chandrika Narayan and Joe Sutton
    (CNN)One person was killed and four were injured early Sunday in two separate shootings in a crowded area of downtown Austin, Texas, police said. The first incident began at 2:17 a.m. local time when police received reports of gunshots, Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said in a news conference. He said a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three victims -- all women in their 30s -- were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with gunshot wounds. One additional victim refused treatment. Police say that there was a disturbance on Sixth...
  • New Temple University class for city kids: How to survive a shooting

    07/30/2016 9:14:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2016
    The class was part of a Temple University program called Fighting Chance, which takes a practical - if startling- approach to helping save lives in crime-addled areas by training residents how to triage the victims of shootings and other violent crimes before an ambulance arrives. Before Fighting Chance even launched, the Obama administration announced a similar effort, Stop the Bleed, in the fall.
  • 4 dead, 6 wounded in Chicago shootings

    07/29/2016 9:34:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 29, 2016
    Four people--including a 17-year-old boy--have been killed and at least six others wounded since Friday morning in city shootings, police said. The latest fatal shooting happened about 7:18 p.m. when a man was killed in the 2400 block of West 79th Street, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a police spokesman, citing preliminary information. Shortly before 6 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the city's Chatham neighborhood. That shooting happened in the 700 block of East 82nd Street, Sweeney said.
  • Killings of 2 Mexican mayors spur call for stepped up security

    07/25/2016 7:33:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2016
    The Saturday slayings took place hundreds of miles apart and were apparently unrelated. But both victims -- Ambrosio Soto Duarte and Domingo Lopez Gonzalez -- had the same job titles: They were mayors of towns in Mexico. Authorities say both killings are being investigated. But a group representing Mexico's mayors isn't waiting for more details about the attacks before it calls on government officials to take action.
  • Miami Police Explain Shooting Unarmed Man [semi-satire]

    07/25/2016 9:23:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist trying to aid an autistic patient was shot by Miami police this week. In the incident, Kinsey was lying on the ground with is hands up. Nevertheless, he was still shot in the leg by one of the responding officers. John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association attempted to explain this egregious example of unnecessary and excessive force, calling it "an unfortunate accident. First of all, the police received an anonymous tip that there was a suicidal man with a gun in that area. Right away, the responding officers are thinking...
  • Fort Myers nightclub shooting: 2 dead, at least 13 injured

    07/25/2016 2:00:37 AM PDT · by Enchante · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Christine Sever
    Two people are dead and at least 13 others injured during a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Captain Jim Mulligan with the Fort Myers Police. Developing story - more to come
  • Terrorist or Disturbed Loner? Munich Attack Reveals Shifting Labels

    07/24/2016 6:51:56 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 24, 2016 | MAX FISHER
    Munich’s police chief, Hubertus Andrä, the morning after a gunman killed nine people and then himself, offered two pieces of information that seemed at odds. The massacre, he said, appeared likely to be “a shooting rampage” rather than an act of terrorism. But when asked about Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people exactly five years earlier, Chief Andrä answered that “this connection is obvious.”
  • Cleveland police: 7 shootings reported Friday, overnight

    07/16/2016 11:43:25 AM PDT · by bigcat32 · 11 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | July 16, 2016 at 12:46 PM, updated July 16, 2016 at 1:24 PM | Chanda Neely
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are investigating seven shootings reported Friday evening and early Saturday. A 29-year-old woman died and a 2-year-old remains in intensive care after two separate drive-by shootings on the city's East Side on Friday, police said. And five people were shot outside the Agora Theatre and Ballroom early Saturday morning. Here's a roundup of the shootings provided by Cleveland police:
  • Five wounded after gunman opens fire at vigil for Baltimore shooting victim

    07/11/2016 9:00:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    Five people were shot at a candle-lit vigil for a Baltimore shooting victim, according to police. Up to 30 vigil-goers were gathered for Jermaine Scofield, 24, who was shot dead early Sunday in Charm City, when the gunfire erupted. Baltimore Police said that four women and a man were wounded, though none had life-threatening injuries. A gunman approached on foot and opened fire, according to police.
  • Black Harvard economist finds no racial bias in officer-involved shootings

    07/11/2016 4:44:04 PM PDT · by Hube · 16 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/11/2016 | College Fix Staff
    The youngest black professor ever to receive tenure at Harvard and recipient of an economics prize for “most promising American economist under 40” has just upended the conventional wisdom on police shootings. There is no racial bias when officers fire on suspects, according to a new study by Prof. Roland Fryer – black suspects are actually less likely to be shot than other suspects.The study looked at more than a thousand shootings in 10 major police departments, The New York Times reports. Fryer and student researchers spent 3,000 hours putting together data from police reports in Houston, Austin, Dallas and...
  • Internet Radio Service Pandora Endorses Black Lives Matter Following Dallas Shootings

    07/10/2016 9:29:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/16 | Lucas Nolan
    Joining other Silicon Valley tech companies such as Microsoft, Google and Twitter, internet radio service Pandora has expressed their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Pandora tweeted from their official Twitter account saying “We stand together. #BlackLivesMatter  #LoveAboveAll” followed by an image with the following message, “Our hearts ache for all those who unfairly lost their lives. We stand with marginalized communities. We stand for racial justice. We stand for equity. And we stand together to make this world a better place. #BlackLivesMatter #LoveAboveAll”
  • The 'Ferguson effect' is destroying Chicago

    07/10/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9. 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    Violence in Chicago is reaching epidemic proportions. In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every 2Âą/â‚‚ hours and someone murdered every 14 hours, for a total of nearly 1,400 nonfatal shooting victims and 240 fatalities. Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one per hour, dwarfing the previous yearÂ’s tally of 53 shootings over the same period. The violence is spilling over from the cityÂ’s gang-infested South and West sides into the downtown business district; even Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies. The growing mayhem is the result of Chicago police officersÂ’...
  • Obama Pushes More Federal Oversight of Cops After Dallas Attack on Cops

    07/09/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2016 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is harnessing the increasing attacks on police in Dallas — and the periodic shootings of people by stressed cops — to push his agenda to federalize state and local police forces. “I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference,” he said during his evening press conference in Poland when he was asked about the Dallas attack.
  • Saturday July 9th Police Protest Thread

    07/09/2016 7:26:43 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 36 replies
    Thought it would be better if one thread was created for nationwide activity rather then for each city Baton Rouge Protest starting at noon New Black panthers are expected to show up BATON ROUGE - The FBI released a strongly-worded warning about threats to peoples' safety Friday evening. In the memo - known as a 'Gold Code' - federal authorities warned Baton Rouge-area and Shreveport-area law enforcement agencies to "threats to law enforcement and potential threats to the safety of the general public." It goes on to report, the FBI New Orleans office has found multiple groups "calling for or...
  • 5 Statistics You Need To Know About Cops Killing Blacks

    07/08/2016 9:49:05 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 23 replies
    Dailywire ^ | 7/7/2016
    The Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings have caused an uproar among leftists because they fuel their narrative that racist white police officers are hunting down innocent black men. But the statistics – brought to light by the superb work of Heather MacDonald – tell a different story. Here are five key statistics you need to know about cops killing blacks. 1. Cops killed nearly twice as many whites as blacks in 2015. According to data compiled by The Washington Post, 50 percent of the victims of fatal police shootings were white, while 26 percent were black. The majority of...
  • Dallas: 'Black Power group' claims responsibility for police killings, warns of more assassinations

    07/08/2016 2:28:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Mirror ^ | July 8, 2016 | Rachel Bishop and Stephen Jones
    "More Will Be Assassinated In The Coming Days! Do You Like The Work Of Our Assassins? Get Your Own Sniper" read a post on the Black Power Political Organisation Facebook account A Facebook page claiming to represent a black power group has posted messages claiming responsibility for the deaths of five police officers in Dallas. The so-called Black Power Political Organization claimed on its Facebook account that it was behind the attack in which cops were picked out from an 'elevated position' - believed to be a multi-storey car park. It came in the week of public outrage over the...
  • Dallas protesters 'laughing and dancing' 'while officers mourn'

    07/08/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 07/08/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Twitter on Friday was alive with commentary and video clips about the overnight Dallas shooting of 12 police officers, including one brief clip posted on a pro-Donald Trump site that seemed to show protesters in the streets, milling before a line of law enforcement agents – smiling, joking and laughing. Initially, 11 officers were reportedly shot, five of whom died. But Friday, CNN cited the Dallas mayor as confirming five officers were killed, seven more injured, and two civilians also hurt. The video of one scene of the shooting’s aftermath was a news clip from Fox News, and it was...
  • The War on Cops

    07/08/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Tudorfly · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 07-08-2016 | Heather MacDonald
    Rush interviewed Heather MacDonald, author of the book The War on Cops, on his radio show today. Here is a transcript excerpt: MAC DONALD: Well, let's look at some of the numbers. I know numbers are sometimes tough over the radio, but a larger proportion of white and Hispanic homicide deaths are the results of police killings than black homicide deaths. That is, 12 percent of all whites and Hispanics who die of homicide are killed by police officers. Four percent of all blacks, homicide victims, are killed by police officers. So if we're going to have an Anti‑Cop Lives...
  • Obama, angered by police shootings, calls for elimination of racial bias

    07/07/2016 10:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    USA Today | July 7, 2016 | Gregory Korte
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/07/07/obama-police-shootings-alton-sterling-philando-castile/86824568/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-J9oaGhuN1l_jCTpj5CFv6w
  • Chicago crosses 2,000 shooting victims this year

    07/07/2016 4:04:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/5/16 | John Newsome
    A war among criminals rages on in America's third-largest city, with innocent residents caught in the crossfire. Over the holiday weekend, Chicago passed an ominous threshold: So far in 2016, 2,000 people have been victims of gun violence. In all of last year, 2,988 people were victims of gun violence, according to records kept by The Chicago Tribune.
  • A father moves after his 3 kids are shot. Then it happened again to a fourth (Miami)

    06/29/2016 7:59:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 28, 2016 | Charles Rabin
    In early June, distraught over a shooting inside his home that left two children with gunshot wounds and a third child dead, Tremelle Raymond Sr. vowed he was moving out of Liberty City. He did. It didn’t matter. Early Tuesday morning, his fourth child, 16-year-old Jemelle Raymond was shot dead inside a car in a quiet Miami Gardens residential neighborhood. Also killed was 18-year-old Dre’quan Burnett. A third person, Rodney Goree, 20, was shot but is expected to survive.
  • Where Does the Hate Come From?

    06/13/2016 4:04:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/12/2016 | Nolan Peterson
    I was driving from Sarasota, Florida, to Washington in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning when my iPhone chirped a news alert. More than 50 people dead at a nightclub shooting in Orlando. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. And later, news that the gunman reportedly called 911 to declare his loyalty to Islamic State before committing the act, investigators said. The preceding Monday, less than a week earlier, I had returned to the United States for only my second visit in about two years. In the intervening time I had been on the front lines in Ukraine, in Iraq,...
  • 5 Killed, 28 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/12/2016 8:48:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Five people were killed and at least 28 others — including a 5-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
  • Breaking: Orlando Pulse nightclub: multiple dead

    06/12/2016 4:24:14 AM PDT · by Enchante · 149 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/12/2016 | Christal Hayes and Gal Tziperman Lotan
    A gunman took multiple people hostage overnight inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where "multiple people" were killed and 42 were injured, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a morning news conference. The gunman, who has not been identified, was carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a "device." The Orange County Sheriff;s Office hazardous device team is now searching the area. Dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the chaotic scene at the club at 1912 S. Orange Ave. after the 2 a.m. shooting and rescue squads were transporting multiple victims to area hospitals.
  • Mother of girl slain on Lake Shore Drive: We planned to move out of Chicago

    05/28/2016 8:00:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 28, 2016 | Dan Hinkel, Peter Nickeas and Grace Wong
    Less than 12 hours after her daughter was shot to death on Lake Shore Drive, Diana Mercado wept bitterly outside her family's apartment as she said she'd planned to get her 15-year-old daughter out of Chicago in a year. "Now they took my baby," she said. Her daughter, Veronica Lopez, was the youngest of four people killed over the first 24 hours of the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Black and "Unarmed": Behind the Numbers

    05/18/2016 3:45:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    themarshallproject ^ | 02.08.2016 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings. For the last year, the Washington Post has been gathering data on fatal police shootings of civilians. Commentators have taken the Post’s data as evidence that the police are gunning down unarmed blacks out of implicit bias. But a close examination of the Post’s findings casts doubt on the notion that these shootings were driven by race. The Post began its police shootings project in response to the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. As of Jan. 15, the Post had documented 987 victims of fatal police...
  • Five Killed, 13 Hurt In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    05/15/2016 4:58:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | May 15, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to police. The latest shooting left two people dead in the outbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday on the Northwest Side. Crews responded about 4 a.m. to Interstate 90/94 near Armitage, where a Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped with the male driver and female passenger dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head, according to Illinois State Police. Their ages were unknown.
  • 45 people shot, 6 fatally, over Mother’s Day weekend

    05/08/2016 4:54:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | May 8, 2016 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six men were killed and at least 39 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Mother’s Day weekend. The latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side. Kourtney Young, 21, suffered multiple gunshot wounds about 8:45 a.m. in the 7600 block of South Prairie and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Young lived in the 7300 block of South King Drive, authorities said. Police did not immediately have details on the circumstances...
  • Suspect in custody in shootings at mall, grocery store, high school

    05/06/2016 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2016 | Lynh Bui, Arelis R. Hernández and Peter Hermann
    Police in Montgomery County arrested a man Friday afternoon who is a suspect in the fatal shootings of a man at a mall in Bethesda and a woman at a grocery store in Aspen Hill, and is believed to have killed his estranged wife outside a Prince George’s County school on Thursday. The arrest of Eulalio Tordil, 62, a federal police officer, ended a manhunt that began Thursday and forced authorities to put Montgomery County schools, government buildings and retail establishments on lockdown. Three other people were wounded in the attacks. Police said Tordil was arrested after a brief pursuit...
  • 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.
  • Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence

    03/24/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/19/2016 | Mark Brown
    Chicago Brown: Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence Mark Brown This is a good news story, but underlying it is a bleak reality. The volume of gunshot wounds and other trauma cases treated at Stroger Hospital is so high that the U.S. Navy has teamed up the past two years with the hospital’s prestigious trauma unit to keep its medical personnel better prepared for their next deployment. The Navy guys might see as much action in a typical night at Stroger as they would if they were in a combat setting. Let that sink in for a minute....
  • 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.
  • 4 killed, 9 wounded in Chicago shootings over six hours

    03/17/2016 6:54:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 16, 2016 | By Megan Crepeau and Grace Wong
    Four men were killed and at least nine other people were wounded, including two 14-year-old boys, in shootings in Chicago over six hours from late Tuesday to early Wednesday, police said. Nearly half of the shootings — including three of the homicides — occurred in a burst of violence from about 10 p.m. to midnight.
  • CHICAGO TOPS 100 HOMICIDES IN FIRST 2 MONTHS OF 2016

    02/28/2016 10:02:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    WLS (ABC-Channel 7) ^ | Sunday, February 28, 2016 | Diane Pathieu
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There have already been more than 100 homicides in Chicago this year - and it's only February. There were over 50 homicides in January alone, a 75 percent increase over January of last year. According to the Chicago Tribune, this month there have been more than 40 homicides, bringing the total for just this year to 102. Since late Friday afternoon, two people were killed and at least 17 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago.
  • 6 Killed, 14 Wounded In Presidents Day Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    02/15/2016 7:00:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | February 15, 2016
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Presidents Day weekend shootings have left six people dead and at least 14 others wounded across the city, according to Chicago Police. The latest homicide happened when two men were discovered shot to death Sunday morning in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 5000 block of South Champlain at 10:50 a.m. and discovered two people unresponsive with gunshot wounds inside an apartment, police said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
  • 2016 Off To A Bloody Start as Shootings Double: 42 People Killed, 210 Hurt (Chicago)

    01/28/2016 11:00:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Kelly Bauer
    CHICAGO - Forty-two people have been killed and 210 wounded so far in January, almost doubling last year's numbers. It was the most violent January in years, according to DNAinfo Chicago data: In all, there were 199 shootings Jan. 1-25, while there were just 100 shootings over the same period last year. The data doesn't include the victims of violence from Tuesday into Wednesday, when three people were killed and another wounded. Through early Tuesday, 42 people had been shot dead and 210 wounded, while last January saw 22 people dead and 98 wounded in shootings. On Monday alone, five...
  • TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones

    01/25/2016 2:46:08 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones by AWR Hawkins 18 Jan 2016 Tennessee state Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) is pushing a bill to allow victims harmed in gun-free zones to sue those who instituted the zones if they can show they otherwise would have been armed for self-defense. According to The Tennessean, Gresham's bill allows "any Tennessean with a valid gun permit to sue a property owner in the event of injury or death provided the incident occurred while in a gun-free zone." Senate Bill 1736 helps business owners understand that by banning...
  • Chicago shootings up nearly 200 percent in 2016

    01/17/2016 8:24:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | Adriana Diaz
    CHICAGO -- On average, one person has been shot every three hours in Chicago since January 1st. Just two hours into the New Year, 24-year-old Deandre Holiday was gunned down after a fight at a New Year's Eve party spilled into the street. He's Chicago's first homicide of what's so far been a bloody 2016. Since January 1st, 110 people have been shot -- compared to 37 during the same time last year. That's a nearly 200 percent increase.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile In Chicago, 120 People Shot In First 10 Days Of 2016

    01/12/2016 11:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/12/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Even as Obama takes his anti-gun crusade to new highs with every passing week, having recently started dispensing executive orders, the president conveniently continues to ignore the state of affairs in his native Chicago - a city in which guns are banned - yet where the shooting epidemic has never been worse, and is truly emblematic of the "gun problem" America has. Judging by the most recent developments, Obama will have nothing to say about Chicago gun violence either during tonight's state of the union address, or ever for that matter, because recent developments are downright disastrous. According to the...
  • Grandmother, 65, Says She Shot Man Who Tried To Mug Her

    01/05/2016 8:22:37 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 05. 2016 | Mark Hayward
    A 65-year-old grandmother said she didn't have time to think when she pulled out her .32-caliber handgun and shot a man who tried to mug her outside her south Manchester apartment building late Monday night. The woman, who recounted the incident to news media Tuesday, said she had a funny feeling once a dark-colored car started following her car as she pulled away from the Mobil on the Run and headed home to 640 South Porter St., a three-story, garden-style apartment building. She had just gotten off work as a poker dealer. It was about 11:30 p.m. As she made...
  • Chicago police shot (40 percent) fewer people in 2015

    01/04/2016 8:18:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner
    While the video release of a Chicago police officer's shooting of Laquan McDonald prompted a domino effect of change, including the ousting of the police superintendent and a federal civil rights investigation, the department finished 2015 on an ironic note: Officers shot the fewest people that they have in years. Chicago police officers shot 22 people in 2015, eight of them fatally. That's a 40 percent drop in the total number of people shot compared with 2014, when 37 people were hit by police gunfire and 16 of them were killed, according to department figures.
  • 4 Killed, 38 Wounded In New Year’s Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    01/04/2016 6:52:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Four people were killed and at least 38 others have been wounded in shootings across the city over the New Year’s holiday weekend. The first reported homicide of 2016 happened about 2:20 a.m. New Year’s Day in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. Deandre Holiday, 24, got into a fight with someone in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence when the person pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooter then fled the scene.
  • Greenfield: Escape From Chicago

    01/03/2016 5:59:02 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Escape From Chicago Chicago: The mess that Democrats made. January 1, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Chicago is on fire. It's America's mass shooting capital. Its deadliest neighborhoods are gang territories prowled by thousands of killers with some of the highest murder rates in the world. So far, 442 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year. 2,540 were shot and wounded. 2,982 were shot. Fewer Americans died fighting Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War than in a year in Chicago....