Three shootings within an hour of each other left a 19-year-old man dead and six men injured early this morning, authorities said. About 1:50 a.m., the 19-year-old and a 23-year-old man were shot while walking in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The younger man, later identified as Akeem Manago, was struck multiple times and died shortly after the shooting at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said. Manago, who lived in the 3700 block of South Wells Street, was pronounced dead at 2:36 a.m.,
Missing from the article is any reference to racial identity of any of the shooters or their victims. 19 year old man, 23 year old man, 4 males, blah blah blah. We´re supposed to consider the possibility that they were all white. Go to hell, Chicago Tribune.
President Obama couldn´t be reached for comment. He was watching basketball games and giving a speech in KY telling Jed Clampett to register his shootin´ iron because Jed bought it secondhand and if we close the secondhand shootin´ iron loophole for old white fellers all the carnage in Chcago will magically cease.
every time I read a ´´Chicago shootings´´ kind of article, I wander over to SCC to get the LEO take on the story. The first article is all about a wilding on Boul Mich last night. This is followed by a story about yoot violence and a town hall meeting. Next was a Friday night shooting on the Nort Side. And then a shooting incident Far South. Didn´t see this story at all - it´s obviously getting harder for the cop blog to keep up with the mayhem. Chicago is still a great place to be FROM...
Just a few days ago, Rahm was bragging about the tons of overtime being given to the police, so that they could patrol the high crimes area. More overtime money for unionists is always nice. And they were taking credit for the reduction in the number of shootings taking place. But the reduction most likely was related to the cold weather, rather than the overtime. Ghetto rats prefer to be inside when the weather is cold.
Does the chicago tribune ever provide statistics on chicago shootings such as percentage of victims who are black? Rhetorical question, of course. Not surprisingly, it is never reported if shooting victims in chicago were also armed with illegal guns, which seems somewhat likely. Yet, chicago democrat politicians, many of whom are black, don´t take any action to crack down on crime and illegal guns, such as a project exile. It is possible that chicago politicians tolerate and exploit the shootings of black youth as an excuse to enact more gun control laws intended to crack down on legal guns owned by white people?
I´m sure these are all whites committing these crimes against blacks. The shooters all passed background checks in legal gun stores adhering to federal law/loopholes (demcrat´s favorite word) before laying down their hard earned bucks (drug money) on a $900 Glock, Colt or Beretta. Chicago the city is like a self-cleaning oven.
#8 thanks for the Jed Calmpett analogy. That just about sums up the loophole argument.
It´s a turkey. It´s a menorah. It´s Thanksgivukkah! An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions. There´s the number crunching: The last time it happened was 1888, or at least the last time since Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Lincoln, and the next time may have Jews lighting their candles from spaceships 79,043 years from now, by one calculation. There´s the commerce: A 9-year-old New York boy invented the ´Menurkey´ and raised more than $48,000 on Kickstarter for his already trademarked, Turkey-shaped menorah.
WASHINGTON- The NFL is prepared to meet with an Indian tribe pushing for the Washington Redskins to drop the team´s nickname. Just not this week. As league owners gathered Monday in the nation´s capital for their fall meetings, the Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium across town to promote their "Change the Mascot" campaign. Oneida representative Ray Halbritter said the NFL was invited to attend. Instead, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, a meeting has been scheduled for next month - and could happen sooner. "We respect that people have differing views," McCarthy said.
An Ohio school district has agreed to keep a portrait of Jesus Christ off school property and pay a $95,000 fine in the face of legal pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union. The Jackson City School District, located in Jackson, reached a deal on Friday after the ACLU, along with the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, sued the district in February, citing “unconstitutional” actions and charging that students and visitors to the school “will continue to suffer permanent, severe and irreparable harm and injury,” according to the lawsuit. The picture had been hanging in Jackson’s
SACRAMENTO- California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed non-citizen legal immigrants to serve on juries in the most populous U.S. state, saying that such service was an obligation that went along with citizenship. "This bill would permit lawful permanent residents who are not citizens to serve on a jury," Brown, a Democrat, said in his veto message. "I don´t think that´s right." The bill was one of several passed by the California legislature this year as part of a rapid expansion of immigrant rights in the coastal state that has included allowing illegal immigrants to
Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.) is demanding that Time Warner Cable explain an email that he says shows the company "pandering" to Republicans on ObamaCare. Waxman, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wrote a letter to Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt on Friday criticizing an email sent from one of his company´s lobbyists to Republican Hill staffers. In the email, the Time Warner lobbyist linked to a Weekly Standard blog post describing an initiative from NBC to help people enroll in the healthcare exchanges that are part of ObamaCare. "Next time you think
Drilling and production in Texas continues to rise, putting the state on track to be among the world’s largest producers of oil by the end of the decade, a Texas regulator told a Houston audience Monday. Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman said that drilling permit applications are approaching their highest level in nearly 30 years at the same time as oil production continues to rise. “This year we are likely to issue more drilling permits for oil than we have since 1985,” Smitherman said at an event hosted by the Locke Lord law firm downtown. The three-member Railroad Commission
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the administration will provide monthly updates on the number of people who sign up for Obamacare — but won’t say when the updates will begin. “I’m glad you asked that question, because I want to be clear about it,” Carney told a reporter Oct. 7. “We will release data on regular monthly intervals, just like it was done in Massachusetts [with their health-sector takeover] and just like it is done in Medicare Part D … [but] I’m not sure when that begins,” he said. The Obamacare program started Oct. 1, so the firstly arrival
HOUSTON –Federal officials on Monday remained silent on why they raided homes in Texas and Michigan this weekend that property records indicate are owned in part by a Houston art appraiser. Dozens of agents, some wearing hazardous materials protective clothing, on Friday searched two homes in Houston and a condominium in Bryan, about 100 miles away. Agents on Friday, some donning protective clothing, also raided two properties in Michigan´s Lower Peninsula: a home in the village of Suttons Bay and one in Leland Township. Authorities in Houston on Saturday conducted two controlled
A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers for the "Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform" were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday. A few scattered barriers around the park have signs informing visitors that the area is closed as a result of the government shutdown. Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to
Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally. Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders. Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway "three lanes deep" as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.
In the summer of 1945, a two teenagers fell in love and now, almost 70 years later, they´re back together. When 17-year-old Chuck ´Red´ Lewis saw 16-year-old Sandy ´Franci´ Riggins (now Gutting) at Oceanside Pier in California, it was love at first sight. But the pair lost contact when Gutting went home to LA, and both went on to marry and raise families in different cities.After a silence of 62 years, the pair got back in touch via email seven years ago and found the feelings they had for each other in 1945 were still there. Both now in their 80s,
President Barack Obama, in a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday to spotlight the loss of government services because of the shutdown, urged Congress to reopen government and raise the debt limit immediately. ``My very strong suspicion is there are enough votes there´´ to pass legislation, he said. ``Hold a vote. Call a vote right now. Let´s see what happens.´´ FEMA had recalled employees who were idled in the shutdown to deal with Tropical Storm Karen but the storm has weakened
I don´t expect America to be perfect, and I know America has made some mistakes. But boy do we know how to correct them. And we will self-correct from the mistake of electing Obama. The anti-American naysayers declare that we are all from somewhere else -- the inherent message being that America was stolen and none of us can lay claim to the land. They say that we invaded what is now America, attacked the Indians, then took their land and livelihoods. We forced them to live in squalid camps. Liberals say that we took their dignity. I admit that the Indians
She’s reportedly waiting until 2014 before she starts thinking about 2016, but Hillary Clinton, according to one national poll, is your front runner for the White House — by a wide margin. And Elizabeth Warren is your fastest rising star. The former secretary of state and first lady dominated last week’s new Quinnipiac University survey, which showed her gobbling up 61 percent of support and beating any Republican challenger — be it New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul or Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — by anywhere from 13 to 23 points. But no one in Headline corrected by Staff.
Days after the launch of the federal government´s Obamacare website, millions of Americans looking for information on new health insurance plans were still locked out of the system even though its designers scrambled to add capacity.Government officials blame the persistent glitches on an overwhelming crush of users - 8.6 million unique visitors by Friday - trying to visit the HealthCare.gov website this week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw development of the site, declined to make any of its IT experts available for interviews. CGI Group Inc, the Canadian contractor that built HealthCare.gov, is "declining to comment
Amid all the charges and countercharges in Washington over the government shutdown, there is at least one common theme: Barack Obama’s various charges always lead to a dead end. They are chaos, and chaos is hard to understand, much less refute. By that I mean when the president takes up a line of argument against his opponents, it cannot really be taken seriously — not just because it is usually not factual, but also because it always contradicts positions that Obama himself has taken earlier or things he has previously asserted. Whom to believe — Obama 1.0, Obama 2.0, or
While our president still enjoys his essential employees and locations: the White House chefs, Camp David, and a military golf course, there doesn´t seem to be any question that in mercenary pursuit of a political win, this White House is determined to unreasonably punish as many everyday people as possible. And this includes children sick with cancer. That might sound like hyperbole, but it is not. Although Barack Obama´s chefs have been deemed "essential," employees at the National Institutes of Health who offer last-chance experimental cancer treatments for children suffering from cancer have not. Worse still, House Republicans have offered to
On Friday evening, enraged at World War II veterans who had the temerity to move aside President Obama’s barricades to visit the World War II Memorial, HBO’s Bill Maher launched into a broadside against the brave veterans, labeling them dumb. "The other thing that apparently was so important for the Republicans to keep open was the World War II Memorial in Washington. That was closed, so a bunch of the World War II vets knocked down the barriers and stormed it,” Maher said, to the laughter of his audience.
Near MOUNT PISGAH, N.C. — At a spot 5,000 feet above sea level and 20 miles from the nearest town, an innkeeper decided Friday to defy the federal government and reopen his lodge. That stand lasted about two hours as National Park Service rangers blocked the entrances to the privately run Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway after owner Bruce O´Connell decided to reopen his dining room, gift shop and country store at noon Friday for lunch. The federal government had forced the inn, in a leased building on federal land, to shut down at 6 p.m. ET Thursday
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., said in a sermon on Sunday that “homophobia” and “heterosexism” are sins. “In its wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as sinful,” Hall said. “And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism. “We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are,” Hall said. “They are sin. “Homophobia is a sin,” Hall said. “Heterosexism is a sin.
Two battles were joined this week, one on Capital Hill and another at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (the symbolic core of which is known as Bascom Hill). In both cases, free men who refused to be cowed struck back at overreaching tyrants. (a) The Battle of Capitol Hill As the Republicans and Democrats squared off on spending, World War II and Korean War vets were making their way to Washington, D.C. on Honor Flights, a charitable program to bring these folks to see the memorials to service members who fought in those wars. Many are aged and infirm -- especially those who
The Republican Party could be in danger of losing control of the House in 2014, new polls on Sunday show. In a survey of 24 seats, Republicans fall behind in 17 head-to-head matches against “generic Democrat candidates” among registered voters and lag in an additional four districts when respondents are told the Republican candidate supported the shutdown, according to the surveys by Public Policy Polling which were funded by the liberal group, MoveOn.org. Democrats would need to pick up 17 seats to take over the House - something the polling reveals could be within reach. One district that shows a favorable position
Las Vegas, NV -- The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they´re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land. Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They´ve been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn´t an option. The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they´ve owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out. "I had to go
Two professional colorists have combined their skills with photographs and fascination with the American Civil War to create a remarkable series of color photographs from the era. British colorist Jordan Lloyd, 27, met fellow colorist Mads Madsen, 19, from Denmark when he started posting on Madsen´s subreddit ´Colorized History´. Initially it was Madsen who was colorizing images from the Civil War era, but Lloyd eventually got interested and now the two work together restoring the images, improving their technique by giving each other critiques. Madsen has been interested in the Civil War since he was 12, and was especially fascinated