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  • Infants among stabbing victims at New York City day care, police say; suspect in custody

    09/21/2018 4:42:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A suspect was in custody after at least five people, including three infants, were slashed at an overnight New York City day care facility early Friday, police said. The wounded were found inside the Queens home around 3:30 a.m., according to NBC New York. The injuries were not considered to be life threatening, police said. [Snip] The suspect, identified as a 52-year-old woman, was found in the basement of the home with self-inflicted cuts on a wrist, according to the station.
  • Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of Runner in Logan Circle [Wendy K. Martinez]

    09/20/2018 8:03:47 AM PDT · by ETL · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 20, 2018 | Erica Jones
    An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman who was attacked as she jogged through D.C.'s Logan Circle neighborhood. Wendy Martinez of Northwest Washington was out for a run in the 1400 block of 11th Street NW when she was stabbed multiple times just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect, who has not been identified, was arrested Wednesday night, sources tell News4. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham were scheduled to appear at a news conference Thursday morning to give an update on the case. After the stabbing, Martinez staggered into a...
  • Nearly half in top 5 U.S. cities don’t speak English at home, record 67 million

    09/19/2018 10:19:15 AM PDT · by sailor76 · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly half in top 5 U.S. cities don’t speak English at home, record 67 million Nearly half of the residents in the nation’s five biggest cities do not speak English at home, choosing instead their native language, according to the latest Census Bureau data that details the impact of a decade of soft immigration policies. Overall, a record 67 million do not speak English at home, said the bureau. That is nearly double in 27 years. In its just-released analysis of the Census data, the Center for Immigration Studies said, “As a share of the population, 21.8 percent of U.S....
  • Woman dies after getting stabbed while jogging near Logan Circle in D.C.

    09/19/2018 8:30:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | September 19, 2018 | ABC7
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — A woman was stabbed to death late Tuesday evening in Logan Circle, according to D.C. police. DC Police said it happened around 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of 11th Street, NW. Police said the female victim was unconscious and unresponsive when they got to the scene. Witnesses told ABC7 her injuries were severe. Neighbors who were in the area when the stabbing took place say the victim appeared to be wearing jogging clothes and was running through the neighborhood. They she was stopped at the corner of 11th Street and P Street, waiting to cross...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Problems Were His Own Creation

    09/08/2018 10:45:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Chicago’s rampant crime rate left Rahm Emanuel with little choice but to withdraw from the city’s mayoral race. One recent poll showed that only 31% would vote for his re-election, and 62% wanted to vote for someone else.
  • Atlanta mayor signs order to stop accepting ICE detainees at city jail

    09/06/2018 12:14:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Justin Wise
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday signed an executive order declaring that the city jail will no longer accept people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Atlanta has permanently ended its acceptance of ICE detainees and will immediately transfer all those remaining out of our City jail," Bottoms tweeted with a photo of her signing the order. "We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations." A spokesperson for ICE confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that all of the agency's detainees at the Atlanta City Detention Center would be transferred by...
  • PhD student killed by stray bullet 'within 4 hours' of being in Chicago

    09/05/2018 9:42:46 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/05/18 | Bill Hutchinson
    A Northwestern University doctoral student who beat cancer was one of six people shot to death over the weekend in Chicago, gunned down by a stray bullet when he walked into the middle of a gunfight just four hours after arriving in the city to start school, police and his mother said. Shane Colombo, 25, was killed Sunday in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago while on an errand to buy clothes hangers, said his mother, Tonya Colombo of Menifee, California "He was a bright, beautiful, amazing son. And he was so loving," the tearful mother told ABC News...
  • Chicago's violent Labor Day weekend leaves at least 6 dead; more than 1,000 shot since Memorial Day

    09/05/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/04/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    Violence erupted over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago with shootings killing at least six people and wounding 23 others. In all, more than 1,000 people have been shot since Memorial Day, the Chicago Tribune reported, and while total shootings are down slightly from the same period in 2017, many Chicagoans have said the deadly gun violence remains a major problem that the city desperately needs to fix.
  • How America Killed Transit

    09/01/2018 11:33:14 AM PDT · by Publius · 74 replies
    CITYLAB ^ | 31 August 2018 | Jonathan English
    One hundred years ago, the United States had a public transportation system that was the envy of the world. Today, outside a few major urban centers, it is barely on life support. Even in New York City, subway ridership is well below its 1946 peak. Annual per capita transit trips in the US plummeted from 115.8 in 1950 to 36.1 in 1970, where they have roughly remained since, even as population has grown. This has not happened in much of the rest of the world. While a decline in transit use in the face of fierce competition from the private...
  • Rat complaints are soaring, and D.C. is doubling down on its efforts to kill them

    08/23/2018 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Rat complaints are soaring, and D.C. is doubling down on its efforts to kill them Rats are overrunning D.C., and the city has tried everything from dry ice to solar trash cans to control the population. By Rachel Chason, John D. Harden and Chris Alcantara Aug. 23, 2018 They scurry across alleyways. They chew through trash cans. They make a sound that’s something between a hiss and a chatter. And despite the District’s efforts, the number of rats in Washington seems to be growing. Complaints to 311 about rodents in the nation’s capital reached an all-time high in 2017 —...
  • Four people killed, nearly 60 shot this weekend across Chicago

    08/20/2018 6:52:13 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 August 2018 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Barnini Chakraborty
    Two teens who had been reported missing were among the four people killed and 54 people shot this weekend in Chicago, as the city's gun violence epidemic continued unabated. The weekend tally was up compared to the same weekend in 2017, which saw 48 people shot and five killed, officials told Fox News on Monday. Raysuan Turner, 16, and Darnelle Flowers, 17, were found Sunday night at about 11:57 p.m. shot to death in a field on the Far South Side of the city, police said. They had vanished day earlier, FOX 32 Chicago reported. Earlier Sunday night, five people...
  • Penn. Perp Sustains MINUTES of Tasering & Full Mag Dumps, DRIVES OFF..?

    08/19/2018 12:01:17 PM PDT · by gaijin · 28 replies
    Nov. 17 Northampton, Penn. Pennsylvannia State Troopers pull over an urban suspect for suspicion of DUI, get into a massive brawl. Apparently the man is a paranoid schizophrenic. The perp seems to take over A FULL MINUTE of non-stop tasering, impeded from fighting only at first. Both cops seem to perform a full mag dump on the guy. HE DRIVES AWAY...! (full video of the brawl and gunfight at above source link) ...???
  • Inner-city students do better at Catholic schools

    08/14/2018 12:05:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    New research from the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (SOE) shows that inner-city Los Angeles students attending Catholic schools graduate high school at a much higher rate than their peers in comparable public and charter schools. 100 percent of these students, who came from families living at or below the poverty line, graduated high school. 96 percent were accepted into either two- or four-year colleges. Key factors in achieving not only high academic excellence but also character formation boiled down to school climate, personal relationship and tuition assistance, according to interviews with the tracked students. One alumnus spoke of...
  • Urban vs Rural: Where the real divide in American politics lies

    08/14/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2018 | Taylor Lewis
    During President Trump’s presidential campaign and its aftermath, it became commonplace to cite Yeats’s “Second Coming” when describing the ongoing splintering of the country. The poem’s most famous lines were recalled so often they became a perfunctory cliché. I think, at times, I was also guilty of the aesthetic crime. “The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;”–you know the verses by heart by now. By embracing provincial-appealing “forgotten man” rhetoric, Trump loosed “mere anarchy” upon the world, widening our already large gulf between America’s two geographically disparate groups: city-dwellers and rural residents. Social observers are...
  • 2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence

    08/12/2018 7:12:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 11, 2018
    2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence Published at 8:44 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 | Updated at 9:15 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 Chicago gun violence left two people dead Saturday and at least 18 others wounded, including a woman killed in a domestic dispute with someone. The most recent incident ocurring Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting at about 1:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago police. Officials say he was standing outside when two people began firing...
  • 'Let's Do It Like Eisenhower': Chicago Pastor Calls on Trump to Send Troops [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:34:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Outnumbered Overtime
    The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands," and is allegedly "sitting on" millions of dollars in Department of Housing and Urban Development funds that could be helping the affected neighborhoods. "Rahm's words do nothing for that family," Livingston said of a mother of a 17-year-old shot and killed over the weekend amid the violence. . . . "Trump, send the National Guard down here. Give us a breather so we can figure this out. Yes, let's talk, bc we have to make some changes here.
  • It's time to hold Democrats responsible for Chicago's violence

    08/06/2018 2:56:01 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Most Americans are appalled to read that 63 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, with 10 fatalities. The numbers are huge, downright massacre-level. News coverage says Chicago's hospital and emergency rooms are now crowd scenes. Here in California, we are appalled at the death toll among firemen and other public workers in California's massive wildfires, brought about by eco-wackos and their environmental mismanagement, which have killed 7. In Chicago, seven dead would be a good day. What's going on? All of these attacks are gang-related, according to this report, and are happening in the 6th, 10th, and 11th...
  • IS IT TIME FOR MARTIAL LAW IN DEMOCRAT-RUN CITIES? (May 2018)

    08/06/2018 9:19:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 5/17/2018 | Rich Logis
    Is it time for martial law in Democrat-run cities? Here’s a sampling of some recent headlines: The Chicago Tribune, May 7: “Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded”; The Baltimore Sun, May 7: “Double shooting of teens is first in series of shootings from Saturday evening through Sunday in Baltimore”; ABC, New Orleans, May 7: “NOPD investigating multiple shootings over the weekend in New Orleans.” Equally alarming as the carnage is how desensitized we’ve become to normalized violence in these culturally rich and historically significant American cities. Just how deadly and dangerous is the...
  • Reverend: Boys Hung Black Doll With Noose In Philly Playground To ‘Creep People Out’

    08/06/2018 9:36:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | August 2, 2018 | Staff
    A reverend says a black doll found hanging from a makeshift noose in a Philadelphia playground was apparently staged by a group of kids who wanted to “creep people out.” Police say they received a 911 call around noon after a city worker found a black doll hanging from a telephone wire with a makeshift noose around its neck at the Weccacoe Playground at 4th and Queen Streets.
  • Chicago is a War Zone – No News There

    08/06/2018 4:40:31 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 37 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Note to CBS: When you have to publicly declare that your network isn’t broken, your network is broken. – CBS entertainment division head Kelly Kahl led a press event on Sunday and, doing his best Baghadad Bob impression in the wake of the network’s latest major sex abuse scandal, declared there’s nothing to see here, all is well. No one believed him. Yes, Councilman, the people of Santa Barbara do lack common sense. They elected you, after all. – Over at Powerline, Steven Heyward has a hilarious quick read about a member...