Chicago Mayor Emanuel Urges “Remain Peaceful” After Video Shows Cop Killing Black Teen


Posted on 24th November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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A black teenager is killed by a white cop in Chicago = turmoil, riots, looting, outrage, CNN special coverage.

20 black teenagers are killed every weekend in Chicago by other black teenagers = silence, apathy, no CNN coverage.

Black lives only matter when a white guy is involved.


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With the release of this video, we suggest anyone living in and around Chicago ‘brace’ for potential social unrest. The Chicago Police Department has released video footage of the officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was struck 16 times during a confrontation with officers.

The dashcam video, described by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says that this video is “graphic, violent, and chilling,” is expected to provoke a very strong emotional reaction from Chicago’s very large African-American community.

As John Kass, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, said, the video “could tear Chicago apart,” which is why Mayor Emanuel has already urged Chicagoans, “it is fine to be passionate, but it is essential to remain peaceful.”

The following comes from CNN…

Laquan McDonald was walking down a Chicago street the night of October 20, 2014, carrying a four-inch knife and behaving erratically, authorities say.


A police officer told him to drop the knife. He didn’t listen, and the officer fired on him out of fear for his life, according to a police union spokesman.


McDonald, 17, died. He was shot 16 times.


Now, more than a year later, the public will be able to see what happened.

Warning: this video is graphic (the confrontation begins around 5:00)




Posted on 10th November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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Posted on 9th November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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Mother of slain Chicago 9-year-old defends purchase of new car on social media

CHICAGO — The mother of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who was fatally shot in Chicago, is defending her purchase of a new car on social media.

Karla Lee posted several videos to Instagram Saturday morning after a flurry of social media posts accused her of using money from her son’s GoFundMe account to buy the car. Lee says she used her own money.

“I got this s*** for my protection…I’m pretty sure that’s something my son would have wanted me to do,” she said in one of the videos. In another video, she says she was afraid of being targeted if she took public transportation.

The GoFundMe account was reportedly created by one of Lee’s friends “to help her lay her son to rest.” As of Saturday afternoon, the account had raised nearly $17,500.

Police say someone targeted and lured Tyshawn into an alley in the 8000-block of South Damen Monday afternoon and shot him multiple times. They believe it was connected to an on-going gang dispute involving the boy’s father.

Thug Lives Matter


Posted on 2nd November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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Guest Post by Karl Denninger 



CHICAGO – An armed man attempting to rob a neighborhood store was shot and killed by a customer who had a concealed carry license, Chicago police said Sunday.

And here we go with the media again.  You need a license to defend your own life or that of those around you.

Remember this folks, King Obama and his merry band of men in the federal and state thug promotion apparatus believe you have no right to self-defense.  No, you must ask permission and get a license before you may defend your own life, or it’s against the law and if you succeed you may go to jail.

Of course going to jail probably beats being dead; it certainly does if you’re a career criminal as King Obama and his merry men will let you out even though you’re still dangerous, as was demonstrated by this fine example of thug life who had multiple priors but has now, due to one citizen’s good marksmanship reached an appropriate temperature approximating that of the ambient air.

Oh, and if you are dumb enough to think that electing Republicans will fix this problem I note that even in places like the fine state of Florida you’re expected to ask permission before you carry around the means of dealing with the thugs that our state has a habit of releasing from prison while still dangerous on a documented and repeated basis.

When are you going to be willing to go on a General Strike, America, until all of this crap is recognized as the dingleberry on the ass end of America that it has always been, as the 535 clowns in the Capitol, and 11 more between the so-called “judicial” and “executive” branches wink at the thugs who make their living attacking you while exploiting said attacks to justify further trampling of your fundamental rights.



Posted on 5th October 2015 by Administrator in Economy


Via Lonely Libertarian



Posted on 8th September 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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The liberal bastion of gun control and budget control – Chicago (aka Chiraq) – had another eventful weekend, full of fireworks and gunshots. It seems 55 fine citizens of Rahm’s paradise forgot to duck. I’m sure Obama’s “sons” will clean up their act when he moves back into town in early 2017.

This isn’t because the city has lax gun laws. Everyone, especially those who are for Second Amendment rights, knows that Chicago has some of the most stringent anti-gun laws on the books. Laws that keep the law-abiding vulnerable­ and unable to defend themselves, while criminals mostly bypass legal means to obtain their weapons (shocker! I know!).

So far, Chiraq has seen a 17.4 percent increase in shootings (1,625 this year), and a 22.6 percent increase in homicides (320 so far); the vast majority of the victims being young African-American men. Overall, we’re seeing a spike in homicides in many urban areas across the country. Baltimore has federal agents working their police’s homicide units to curb the violence. While the picture is grim, we’re not approaching the high crime rates of the early 1990s. – Matt Vespa

Labor Day weekend toll in Chicago: 9 slain, 46 wounded

Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune

A man groaned while paramedics tended to him under the bright lights of a Shell gas station at Garfield Boulevard and Halsted Street in Englewood Tuesday morning.

Officers had told dispatchers minutes earlier that the man was not able to communicate and couldn’t give a description of the gunman who shot him and three other people.

“Any (description) from the guy at 55, can he even talk, 55 and Green?” the dispatcher asked.

“Negative … he’s making little noises.”

“That’s a negative, he can’t talk,” the dispatcher told officers across the radio zone.

A man who had been tending to the victim stood up after paramedics began to transfer him from the concrete to a stretcher. He walked past a fire engine, which parked next to the gas pumps before the ambulance arrived.

He circled around the stretcher and walked back toward the gas station, where a man in a Sox cap and “Straight Outta Chicago” T-shirt stood outside the door.




Posted on 31st August 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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I’m sure Obama will be moving his family to the South Side of Chicago to be with his brothers after he exits the White House (racist). Imagine the hope and change he would bring by living amongst his diehard voting constituency. How come black thugs aren’t obeying the toughest gun laws in the nation? Don’t they know it’s a crime to illegally use a gun in Chicago? There should be a law. Why do black lives only matter in the rare incidence when a black man is killed by a white man? Why don’t they matter so much in the 93% of the incidences when a black man kills a black man?

Three killed, 31 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Three people were killed and at least 31 others, including a 7-year-old girl, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were standing on the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Ingleside when someone walked up and fired shots at them, according to Chicago Police.

The younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld Sunday pending family notification.

The older boy was shot in the leg and also taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. A police source said the 17-year-old is a known gang member.

About two hours earlier, a 44-year-old man was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Adrian Jeffries was standing on the sidewalk about 11:05 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Throop when someone got out of a black SUV and opened fire, authorities said. He was struck in the head and back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2 a.m.




Posted on 9th July 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Via Townhall

Blacks are 13% of US population 37.6% of prisoners and 71% of shooters in Chicago


Posted on 23rd June 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Over the last couple of years, one of the dinner discussions our family has had relates to the observation that many, if not most, of the alleged perpetrators of violent crimes whose photographs appear in the mugshot section of our local newspaper’s crime report are black.  We live in a very white area of what used to be rural farms and ranches, but is now being quickly developed with multi-family housing and strip malls.  A large metropolitan city is a short drive.

Brandon Smith (left) and Tyfine Hamilton (right) have been charged with the murder of James Stuhlman in a botched robbery

The kids and wife have asked me, “Why do you think it is, dad, that the murderers and robbers are usually black?”   How is a dad supposed to answer this?

First, I wanted to look at more data than just the police report of our local paper.  What I found is that blacks are 13% of the US population, 37.6% of the US prisoner population, and 71.5% of the shooters in Chicago.


Prepare Your Homes And Neighborhoods For The Violence That Is Going To Sweep America


Posted on 27th May 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Crime - Bloody Handprint - Public DomainThe thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis is beginning to disappear, and a new era of chaos and anarchy is coming to our cities.  I don’t know if you have noticed, but violence is increasing on the streets of America.  Over Memorial Day weekend, 29 people were shot in Baltimore and 55 people were shot in Chicago.  But of course the trend that I am talking about is much broader than that.  According to the FBI, the number of police officers “feloniously killed” in the line of duty rose by an astounding 89 percent in 2014.

We live at a time when Americans are becoming extremely angry and extremely frustrated, and this is only going to intensify as economic conditions worsen.  But already we have seen some of this anger and frustration boil over into violence in Ferguson and in Baltimore.  And you know what?  The vast majority of Americans expect more of the same in the coming months.  According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey that was recently released, 96 percent of all Americans believe that there will be more civil unrest in America this summer.  What we have seen up until now is just the warm up act.  The main event is still to come.

If things are this bad already, how bad will they be when the next great economic crisis hits this nation and unemployment skyrockets and poverty is everywhere?

That is why I am encouraging people that currently live in the heart of our major cities to consider moving.  Unfortunately, most Americans are completely dependent on the jobs that they currently have, so moving is not really a practical option for a lot of people.




Posted on 27th May 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Posted on 13th May 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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I love the smell of arrogant, liberal, tax and spend, Democrat, union loving, Keynesian douchebags when their city’s finances blow up in their faces. It seems Obama’s pal Rahm Emanuel has put another nail in the coffin of Chicago. The only thing going up faster than the body count in Chicago is the interest rate on its now junk bond debt. Chicago is now the Greece of the United States.

I can’t think of a better place to house the Obama library than a bankrupt city, run by corrupt politicians, and more dangerous on a Saturday night than Yemen. The death spiral of our urban ghetto shitholes run by liberal Democrats continues unabated. These corrupt politicians and their union acolytes are running out of other people’s money. The producers have left the building. All that is left are parasites and cockroaches.

By Darrell Preston

Chicago may have to pay banks as much as $2.2 billion after Moody’s Investors Service dropped its credit rating to junk, deepening the fiscal crisis in the third-largest U.S. city.The company’s decision Tuesday to cut Chicago’s $8.1 billion of general obligations two ranks to Ba1, one step below investment grade, allows banks to demand that the city repay debt early and exposes it to fees to end swaps contracts, Moody’s said in a statement. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays Plc and Wells Fargo & Co. are among the city’s bankers.The downgrade adds to the financial pressure on Chicago, which was already the lowest-rated of any big U.S. city except Detroit. It follows an Illinois Supreme Court ruling last week that safeguards retirement benefits, casting doubt on Chicago’s ability to curb its $20 billion pension-fund shortfall.

“It certainly becomes a wakeup call for action for the political leaders, and also other parties, to come to the table and find a solution,” said Dan Heckman, senior fixed-income strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management, which oversees about $128 billion in Kansas City, Missouri.

Chicago’s cash-strapped retirement funds are exerting a growing strain on the city after it failed for years to set aside enough money to cover the benefits it promised. The annual payment into workers’ pensions is set to rise by $600 million next year.

Beyond RealityMayor Rahm Emanuel, a second-term Democrat, criticized Moody’s decision.

“While Chicago’s financial crisis is very real and at our doorsteps, today’s irresponsible decision by Moody’s to downgrade the city’s credit by two steps goes far beyond that reality,” Emanuel said in a statement Tuesday.

Chicago was already rushing to refinance $900 million of floating-rate debt to reduce the penalties it now faces because of the Moody’s downgrade. It’s planning to go ahead with sales set for next week, according to city officials who weren’t authorized to discuss the deal publicly. Some $383 million of bonds are scheduled to be sold, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The city still has investment-grade ratings from Standard & Poor’s, Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Fitch Ratings.

Higher YieldsStill, Chicago will confront higher borrowing costs if it proceeds with next week’s sale, said Michael Johnson, managing partner at Gurtin Fixed Income Management, which oversees $9 billion of munis in Solana Beach, California.

“I don’t necessarily think it would totally lock them out of the market, but I’m not sure they’re prepared to pay the interest rate they may have to pay to actually sell the bonds,” said Johnson, whose firm sold its Chicago holdings years ago.

The yield on taxable city bonds maturing in January 2035 rose Wednesday to 7.55 percent, the highest since March 2011. The price has fallen 16 percent since mid-February to $1.02 on the dollar.

The rating cut triggers provisions in variable-rate bond and swap contracts that allow banks to “immediately demand” termination fees and accelerated payments of interest and principal, Moody’s said. That’s similar to requiring a homeowner to repay a 30-year mortgage in a matter of years. Such provisions helped push Jefferson County, Alabama, into bankruptcy after the 2008 credit crisis.

Persuading BanksJPMorgan, Barclays and Wells Fargo are among those that have agreed to act as buyers of last resort for Chicago’s variable-rate debt or sold it swap contracts, according to city documents.

Jessica Francisco, a spokeswoman for JPMorgan in New York, declined to comment. Elise Wilkinson, a spokeswoman for Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina, had no immediate comment. Mark Lane, a spokesman with Barclays in New York, didn’t respond to a request for comment.

City officials may be able to persuade its banks not to demand the penalties as long as Chicago can move ahead with its refinancing plan, said Johnson, the partner at Gurtin Fixed Income.

“I would guess that most of their counterparties would be fine letting them go,” he said. “If they end up not selling it, then that creates significantly more risk.”

The obstacles raised by Chicago’s underfunded retirement system increased after the May 8 Illinois Supreme Court decision, which held that the state couldn’t cut retiree benefits.

Court ChallengeThat ruling may bear on legal challenges to Chicago pension overhauls that affect about 60,000 employees.

The suits were put on hold pending the outcome of the Illinois lawsuit. With the ruling in hand, lawyers for the city, the state, the workers and their pension fund appeared before a Chicago judge Wednesday to map out a plan to resolve their cases. At the hearing, Cook County Circuit Judge Rita Novak said the state’s high court will have the last word on the case.

Moody’s said in a statement that the city’s options have “narrowed considerably” because of the ruling.

“The Supreme Court ruling in our view raises the risk that Chicago’s pension reform won’t work,” said Matthew Butler, an analyst with Moody’s.