OBAMA’S CHICAGO WELCOMES THE NEW YEAR

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Posted on 14th January 2016 by Administrator in Economy

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Obama should settle down on the South side of Chicago when he retires as Liar-in Chief. He should walk the talk. His Secret Service detail should be unarmed as he strolls the safe streets of his home town. Chicago already has the toughest gun laws in the country. Tougher gun laws always deter criminals. Right? Do you think Obama’s gang bangers in the windy city acquired their weapons at a gun show? Let’s stop white America from obtaining guns to stop gun violence that is 90% concentrated in the liberal Democratic run urban kill zone ghettos, created by their welfare policies over the last 50 years.

Community activist Lamon Reccord protests with Father Michael Pfleger and the Rev. Jesse Jackson in Chicago Dec. 31, 2015, against gun violence in the city. Activists are keeping up the pressure on Mayor Rahm Emanuel over fatal shootings by police and gun violence in the city. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) **FILE**

100+ shot, 19 killed so far this year in Chicago

By Andrew Blake – The Washington Times
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

More than 100 people have been shot in Chicago since the start of 2016 as law enforcement blames the latest surge in violent crime on “chronic gang conflicts.”

Statistics maintained by the Chicago Tribune suggest that the city has already seen 119 shooting victims from Jan. 1-11, including at least 19 deaths.

Seven of the fatal shootings occurred last weekend, including one at a party held only four blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home, the Tribune reported.

With at least 119 people having been shot since the first of the year, 2016 is already on track to shatter last year’s tally of 2,986 shooting victims, or an average of eight per day.

Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, told the Tribune that gang violence was the reason behind the latest rash in violent crime.

“Every year Chicago Police recover more illegal guns than officers in any other city, and as more and more illegal guns continue to find their way into our neighborhoods it is clear we need stronger state and federal gun laws,” he said in a statement. “So far this year, the majority of the gun violence we’ve seen are a result of chronic gang conflicts driven in part by social media commentary and petty disputes among rival factions. Despite an overall lack of cooperation from gang members, detectives are working aggressively and making optimistic progress in several cases.”

Then-Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in September that law enforcement officials had recovered more than 5,419 illegal guns in the first nine months of 2015 and had made 2,242 gun-related arrests in the same span.


FEEL GOOD STORY OF THE DAY

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Posted on 11th January 2016 by Administrator in Economy

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They could have been Obama’s sons.

Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said.

Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said.

The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob Z&S Food & Liquor in the 1300 block of West 87th Street, sources said.

Citing preliminary information, authorities said two people walked into the store, and one of them hopped over the counter.

That person hit the clerk standing behind the counter, while the other remained in front of the counter, authorities said.

Meanwhile, a relative of the store owner heard a commotion upstairs and saw the robbery suspects from a stairwell, authorities said.

He pulled out a gun and opened fire on the two, killing them, authorities said. At least one of them was armed with a gun.

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Gun Stocks Soar Ahead Of Obama’s Gun-Control Executive-Action Tomorrow

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Posted on 4th January 2016 by Administrator in Economy

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Despite a bloodbath in US equities, gun stocks are soaring this morning (Smith & Wesson up 7% and Sturm, Ruger up 3%) as ABC News reports, as we detailed yesterday:

  • *OBAMA MAY TAKE GUN CONTROL EXECUTIVE ACTION TOMORROW

With the Oregon standoff continuing, it appears “the world’s greatest gun sales-man” has done it again.

 

As we previously noted, without a Democratic majority in Congress, and faced with a GOP that is firmly against any form of gun control measures, Obama has repeatedly warned that he would act on his own.

“We know that we can’t stop every act of violence. But what if we tried to stop even one?” Obama added. “What if Congress did something—anything—to protect our kids from gun violence?”

 

“The president has made clear he’s not satisfied with where we are and expects that work to be completed soon,” the White House spokesman added. In other words, it’s time for the president to micromanage yet another aspect of daily US lives, because Obamacare turned out so well.

One executive action that will almost certainly be unveiled is the “tightening” of rules for firearms sellers by requiring more of them to be licensed and, as a result, to conduct background checks on buyers.

Anything Obama does unveil will be met with stiff resistance.

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Shoots and Leaders

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Posted on 30th November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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Guest Post by Stilton Jarlsberg

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Let’s get a few things out of the way first: the mass shooting at the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is an awful tragedy which should never have happened. Whatever the gunman’s twisted motives (which remain unclear, although he mentioned “no more baby parts” in a rambling, disjointed conversation with police) he is nothing more, and nothing less, than a psycho killer who deserves capital punishment as quickly as the system will allow.

Clearly, the world would have been better off if this lunatic didn’t have a gun. But Hope n’ Change is struck by the hypocrisy of the president declaring “enough is enough” over this shooting of 12 people (3 killed, 9 wounded) while showing less interest in the holiday weekend’s body count in Chicago (15 killed, 67 wounded) than he shows in sports scores.

And the reason is simple: Mr. Obama’s goal remains to take guns out of the hands of the law abiding while doing nothing to curb the endemic inner city gun violence which takes so many black lives (which apparently don’t #Matter to him much.) So his selective outrage is clearly political rather than moral.

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About That Kid In Chicago….

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Posted on 29th November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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Guest Post by Karl Denninger

Obama has once again tried to turn a nutjob shooting people at a Planned Parenthood clinic into a call for “more gun control”, as if somehow passing more laws against murder will make murder less prevalent.

May I remind you that you may only prosecute someone for the first murder, no matter how many they commit or how many other crimes they commit before, during or after, because you can only serve one life sentence or give someone the death penalty once.

It is therefore idiotic to pretend that passing more laws on guns (the 50,000+ already on the books aren’t enough?) will stop murders.  A person willing to commit murder has already decided that the law is no object to their evil intentions, irrespective of whether you like it or not.

But then there’s this case — a 9 year old boy shot by a gang because the gang didn’t like his Dad.

Where’s Obama on that calling for these criminal gangs to be dismantled and every single one of the people involved being tossed in the hoosegow for life?

And why isn’t that shooting his poster child for gun control?

You know the answer, right?

It has a lot to do with the race of the shooter in the two incidents….. and the utterly common incidence of the second sort of thing in Chicago — where a nutjob shooting up a Planned Parenthood clinic is — fortunately — very rare.

Obama’s sons are always ignored when they do things like this, aren’t they?


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

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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)

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SOME TRUFF

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Posted on 10th November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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GRIEVING CHICAGO MOTHER

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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

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Posted on 2nd November 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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Guest Post by Karl Denninger 

 

NOT!

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.


CHICAGO FIELD TRIPS

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Posted on 5th October 2015 by Administrator in Economy

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – THEY SHOULD HAVE DUCKED

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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.

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CHICAGO: WHERE BLACK LIVES DON’T MATTER TO BLACKS SO MUCH

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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.

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