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  • Trump calls on Chicago to embrace stop-and-frisk policing

    10/08/2018 9:30:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 0ct. 08, 2018 6:28 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann and Michael Tarm
    President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of “stop and frisk” policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation’s third-largest city. “The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city,” he said at a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “immediately” go to Chicago “to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave.” He also encouraged the city to embrace the stop-and-frisk policing method, in...
  • Chicago rejects 'stop and frisk' advice from 'clueless' Trump

    10/08/2018 12:54:46 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 8, 2018
    Chicago officials summarily rejected President Trump's advice Monday to use "stop and frisk" policing to reduce violence, with the mayor's office calling the president "clueless" and motivated by the fear of losing midterm elections. Trump urged Chicago to use "stop and frisk" policing at a police convention earlier in the day and offered federal assistance to undo a 2015 legal agreement between the Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union. The office of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city was uninterested in Trump's idea for reducing violent crime.
  • Officer convicted of murder in slaying of Laquan McDonald

    10/05/2018 6:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 05, 2018 7:56 PM EDT | Don Babwin and Michael Tarm
    A white Chicago officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from police. The video, some of the most graphic police footage to emerge in years, stoked outrage nationwide and put the nation’s third-largest city at the center of the debate about police misconduct and use of force. The shooting also led to a federal inquiry and calls to reform the Chicago Police Department. Jason Van Dyke, 40, was...
  • 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.
  • The End of Rahm Emanuel's Rule Means That the Center May No Longer Hold in Chicago

    09/07/2018 7:38:26 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 41 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | September 5, 2018 | Ryan Smith
    Rahm Emanuel ducked out of City Hall alone on Tuesday, his usual security detail walking slightly ahead of him. Across the street at Daley Plaza, 150 activists had gathered to celebrate his vanquishing at an event called "Celebrate the End of Rahm Emanuel’s Reign of Terror". . . The calm, matter-of-fact way that Rahm's rule is coming to an ending is shocking—particularly so if you compare it to the mood of eight years ago. In 2010, Obama's former chief of staff returned to Chicago from the White House poised as a conquering hero ready to assume his rightful place on...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Problems Were His Own Creation

    09/05/2018 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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.Last year, Chicago had 650 homicides. The number was down from 2016, but still almost 90 more than New York and Los Angeles combined. Unfortunately, the true number is even worse, because Chicago has been intentionally misclassifying murders as non-murders.  It is easy for Chicago politicians to point fingers and deny responsibility. Insufficient gun control, even in Illinois where it costs $450 to...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops out, and it's Lord of the Flies, again

    09/05/2018 11:25:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/5/2018 | John Kass
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won’t run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It’s Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Bill Daley, son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, is rumored to be getting in. And Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, protege of Boss Madigan, might also jump. Now, the one announced candidate who benefits from Emanuel’s decision to pull the plug is former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas. He’s no friend of the Rahmulans. And they...
  • Rahm Emanuel announces he's not running for Chicago mayor reelection

    09/04/2018 9:09:56 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 106 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | September 4, 2018
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday morning he's not running for reelection. Emanuel made the announcement at a City Hall press conference that he will not seek reelection at the end of his term. The mayoral election will take place on Feb. 26, 2019. "Today, the time has come to make another tough choice. As much as I love this job, and will always love this city and its residents, I've decided not to seek reelection," he said.
  • Happy Labor Day? Protesters to shut down O’Hare Airport

    09/03/2018 2:48:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    As usual, plenty of Americans planned long weekends and trips with their families over Labor Day. Of course, for most of you, that means that tomorrow is when you’ll need to be heading back to work so those travelers will be returning home today. But if you live in the Chicago area that may be harder than it sounds. Protesters have announced plans to completely shut down the Kennedy Expressway, the single major route of access to O’Hare Airport. Protest organizers have a lot to complain about, much of it quite valid, but this is a pretty extreme (not to...
  • Police arrest anti-violence protesters trying to march on Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare

    09/03/2018 1:22:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/03/18 | Todd Lighty, Morgan Greene, Patrick M. O'Connell
    Illinois State Police on Monday arrested a dozen anti-violence protesters who were trying to march onto the Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare International Airport. Eight men and four women were arrested, given $120 citations for being a “pedestrian on a highway,” and released, according to State Police Major David Byrd. Among those arrested was the Rev. Gregory Livingston, who organized the protest. Livingston and about 60 other protesters were met by dozens of state troopers who lined the Cumberland Avenue entrance ramp to Interstate 90. A trooper on a megaphone repeated: “This is the Illinois State Police. It is against the...
  • Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ to blame for the carnage in Chicago?

    08/13/2018 8:04:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | James Gagliano
    We await the newspaper reports and shootings statistics with a sense of foreboding. Just how many young men of color were slaughtered on the streets of America’s “Second City” over the past weekend? If we didn’t have such empathy for the victims and families they leave behind, there would be Chicago punchlines galore: Progressive mayor who has made no secret of his disdain for aggressive and proactive policing and a municipality with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation succumbs to gun violence as its “new norm.” Chicago has a population of just over 2.7 million. Last year...
  • Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program

    08/11/2018 5:26:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program Cole Lauterbach - Watchdog.org 3 minutes BY: August 11, 2018 4:58 am Officials in Chicago want to test the waters of offering a universal basic income. A majority of city council members are telling Mayor Rahm Emanuel to form a task force to look into Universal Basic Income programs, which is essentially a periodic check from the government with no strings attached. The City Council wants to explore a program that would send at least $500 a month to 1,000 Chicago families. The same families also would get Earned Income Tax Credit...
  • Out of ideas, Chicagoland Mayor Emanuel BEGS violent gangs to cut out all the murder and mayhem

    08/08/2018 12:29:06 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 87 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/8/18 | USA Features
    Some Policy: After yet another highly publicized and very deadly weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanual has come up with a plan to finally address the rising gang-related violence. Sort of. He’s essentially asking gangs to cut it out. While promising to deploy “hundreds” more police officers, Emanuel said in an address that he also wants to see an “attitudinal change” among Chicagoans — and especially gang bangers.
  • Chicago protest calling for Emanuel to resign shuts down highway

    08/02/2018 4:53:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | John Bowden
    An anti-violence protest in Chicago briefly shut down traffic on a busy city avenue on Thursday as dozens of protesters called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) to resign. The Chicago Tribune reports that about 150 demonstrators blocked traffic on the southbound side of Lake Shore Drive around 4:15 p.m. local time, blocking traffic while city snowplows prevented traffic from approaching the area. Demonstrators called for Emanuel to step down citing his support for tough policing tactics in the city as well as a climbing murder rate. “There are too many killings in Chicago, there are too many police-involved killings in...
  • Chicago activists call on Emanuel to resign ahead of massive anti-violence protest

    07/30/2018 9:15:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Activists are calling on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) to resign ahead of a massive protest scheduled for this week. Protesters plan to walk along Lake Short Drive during Thursday’s rush hour, on the first day of the Lollapalooza music festival, and end up at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game. Rev. Gregory Livingston and other organizers for the march against violence reportedly went to City Hill on Monday to tell Emanuel not to vocalize his support because they’re asking for him to resign. “The call of the people is ‘Resign Rahm,’” Livingston told The Chicago Tribune. “So how,...
  • Wikipedia has very interesting tidbits on Daniels' Lawyer

    05/07/2018 12:59:41 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 18 replies
    05/07/2018 | Wikipedia
    "While in college and later in law school, [Stormy Daniel's lawyer] Avenatti worked at a political opposition and media firm, The Research Group, run by Rahm Emanuel (later White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, and mayor of Chicago).[21] Avenatti worked on over 150 campaigns in 42 states, including multiple gubernatorial and congressional campaigns and Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate campaign.[7]" 21. ^ "A Rahm for the Money". Chicago Magazine. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-1992/Rahm-Emanuel-during-the-Bill-Clinton-Years/ [Only relates to Research Group] 7. "Michael J.Avenatti - California Lawyers - The Scourge of KPMG". Superlawyers.com. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Avenatti
  • Editorial: Chicago's pension precipice: It's worse than you thought.

    04/04/2018 2:34:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/3/2018 | Editorial Board
    Chicago taxpayers, prepare for another kick in the teeth. In fact, it might be a good time to grow fond of the toothless grin. Another recent court decision will put taxpayers on the hook for additional city pension debts. Yes, even more than before. A circuit court judge in March struck down a 2014 state law that eased pressure on the pension fund of Chicago Park District retirees. The law had increased Park District employees’ own contributions to the fund, increased their retirement-eligible age, reduced their annual cost-of-living increases and reduced duty disability benefits. But those changes will be rolled...
  • Stormy Daniel’s Attorney Worked For Barack Obama’s White House Chief Of Staff

    03/17/2018 10:33:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 03/16/17
    The Establishment Media is working double-time to try and make something of the sordid Stormy Daniel allegations that she had a brief affair with Donald Trump ten years ago. The porn star actress is being represented by Michael Avenatti, an attorney who once worked for Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Yup – you read that right. Via Orlando Political Observer:Exclusive Stormy Daniels Attorney Has Deep Ties To The Democratic Party Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel   The Stormy Daniel Affair has received a ton of press this week, her attorney has had multiple...
  • Exclusive Stormy Daniels Attorney Has Deep Ties To The Democratic Party Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel

    03/12/2018 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    The Stormy Daniel Affair has received a ton of press this week, her attorney has had multiple media appearances. We have found her attorney Michael Avenatti has deep ties to Rahm Emanuel and Joe Biden. According to Avenatti Bio, he is 47, worked at a political opposition and media firm, The Research Group, run by Rahm Emanuel (later Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff) and took part in more than 150 campaigns in 42 states, including Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate campaign. “ The Daily News Reports It was also in 2006 that Avenatti settled a suit with Trump and...
  • Bill Clinton, the nobody nobody sent [Sexual Predator Clinton = Persona-Non-Grata]

    02/16/2018 5:40:27 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    Tribune Content Agency ^ | February 15, 2018 | John Kass
    Chicago Democrats have a saying about unwanted help who may want to wet their beaks in the trough of public service: “We don’t want nobody nobody sent.” And former President Bill Clinton is now that nobody. National Democrats hugged him as recently as the 2016 presidential campaign, ... Now they don’t want him anywhere near the 2018 congressional midterm elections. How can you have Bill around while you reach for that weaponized #MeToo movement and rewrite your history? It would be so awkward. Politicians don’t want voters to realize that those who shout the loudest often sip their hypocrisy quietly,...