Tag Archive: Chicago


Gangster Disciple Calls Out Rahm, Jesse Jackson, On Chicago Violence

 

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” A former high-ranking member of “Gangster Disciples” street gang, “Noonie G,” has called out the Chicago machine for failing to address the root causes of Chicago violence: the illegal drug trade. Speaking to Breitbart’s Rebel Pundit, he referred to people like Jesse Jackson, Jr., and Al Sharpton as “sympathy pimps,” unleashing a scathing attack on the players who enable the violence to continue–and shield the public from a true understanding of what’s going on…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye-Opening Maps Show Vast Income Disparities Between Areas Just Yards Apart In Chicago, Boston, Miami And More

 

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From the sky: An aerial shot hides the inequalities that exist on the streets of Miami

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” When enjoying the views of some of America’s most iconic cities, it can be easy to overlook the vast income disparities that exist on the streets.

But artist and web researcher Nickolay Lamm has made the fierce differences in net worth clear as day with his new set of visualizations created for the site MyDeals.com

After superimposing graphs representing median household net worth onto aerial views of New York City in August, he has now broadened the important project to cover Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago, to startling effect.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEIU Unionists Strike Over Obamacare-Related Cuts

 

 

” Members of the Chicago-based Service Employees International Union Local 1 have gone on strike over recent job cuts by a janitorial company called Professional Maintenance.

The reason for the cuts? The employer says it is because of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This is ironic since SEIU is a major supporter of the law.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Refugee Family Now Homeless In Wisconsin,

But Not Being Shot At

 

 

” During morning patrols, a police officer discovered a family of 10 huddled under a makeshift shelter of blankets on the street. They were war refugees in a way, but this sad story doesn’t come from Syria… it comes from Madison, Wisconsin. 

The Smoking Gun reports that the group were “shocked” by the officer’s concern for their well-being, though possibly not as shocked as he was to hear their tale. This group of four adults, a five-month-old baby, several toddlers, and two older children had been on the Madison streets for two weeks, camping near the State Capitol.

The group explained that they had “fled Chicago from where a lot of shootings and deaths were occurring.” The officer added, “It was just too dangerous to stay; some people they knew were killed.”

The family received immediate aid from the police, including food, money and short-term housing provided by three local churches. The report concludes that while the family’s “future still holds many questions,” they are now “away from the bullets.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couple Caught On Camera Having Sex In A Car While Driving Along Expressway Carried On Even After Realising They Were Being Filmed

 

 

” This randy couple obviously couldn’t wait to get home when they decided to have sex in a car while cruising down a state highway. 

A sensible driver would never have taken his hands off the wheel or eyes off the road but this motorist manages to keep control of the car despite being otherwise pre-occupied with his female passenger. 

The excitable pair were caught on camera in their mini-van by another couple driving beside them 
along the Eisenhower expressway, west of Chicago.”

 

 

What can you say about a thing like this ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tally In Illinois Grant-Fraud Probe So Far: 13 Charged, $16M Embezzled

 

 

” The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty.

Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. One is the daughter of his controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Another was chief of staff to Obama’s longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois’ public health chief.

In all, prosecutors are alleging a total of $16 million in fraud involving state health or commerce department grants and contracts.

Here’s a brief look at each of the criminal cases that have been filed, which prosecutors built with help from the Chicago offices of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service, as well as from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office’s inspector general:

 

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Illinois Continues Gun Confiscation

 

 

” A recent article from the Chicago Sun Times tells us that Cook County Sheriffs are continuing the fine tradition of Illinois gun grabs by going door-to-door confiscating firearms from people who have expired FOID cards. Every Illinois gun owner is required to have a “Firearms Owners Identification Card” to own a firearm. If a gun owner lets the 10 year expiration date pass without renewal, they’re now illegally in possession of firearms. They won’t get a friendly reminder, instead they will hear jack boots kicking their door in to forcibly separate them from their Constitutionally protected personal property.

Think about how many times in your life you have let your drivers license expire unintentionally…

For about a decade now Chicago CAGE units have been compiling a list of gun owners. CAGE is a catchy acronym for “Chicago Anti-Gun Enforcement” and is a joint venture between the Chicago Police and the Illinois State Police. As their name implies, they exist solely to enforce gun control laws and to harass Illinois gun owners. It also appears they’re responsible for keeping a registry of Illinois gun owners.”

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Ayers, Reincarnated ACORN Ask United Nations To Intervene In Chicago School Closings

 

 

 

 

” Noted American terrorist and left-wing radical Bill Ayers is among the signatories of a letter calling on the United Nations to probe the closing of 49 Chicago elementary schools based on claims that it is causing massive human rights violations.

The “letter of allegation” is 24 pages long and contains 17 footnotes.

The Midwest Coalition for Human Rights sent the missive to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland this week.

The Coalition is a network of over 50 organizations united to fight “serious human rights violations occurring in the United States.”

A number of individuals and organizations sponsored the letter. In addition to Ayers, others signers of the letter include four people associated with Action Now, an Illinois community-organizing group that split off from ACORN just before it dissolved because of financial problems and scandals.

As Eagnews.org notes, still another endorser is Michael Klonsky, a former leader of Students for a Democratic Society also a former chairman of a Maoist organization called “Communist Party (Marxist Leninist).”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHICAGO MURDERS SOAR: 67 SHOT, 11 KILLED OVER JULY 4 WEEKEND–SO FAR

 

 

 

” There were 67 people shot and 11 killed over the long Independence Day weekend in Chicago. Of the 67, eight were shot, with one killed, in a single Saturday evening attack in the West Side neighborhood of Lawndale.

For the 28 days leading up to this past Father’s Day weekend–another bloodbath itself, in which 46 were shot and 8 were killed, including one shot by a police officer–murder numbers matched 2012 exactly with 41. Chicago Police data show that in the two weeks following, another 27 were gunned down and killed.”

New Taxes Penalize Gun Owners, Threaten Second Amendment

 

 

” Liberals are trying every tool at their disposal this year to go after guns. They have failed on Capitol Hill to restrict the Second Amendment, so they are moving through the states to enact their agenda. The latest maneuver is to hike the tax on guns and ammunition to dissuade the law-abiding from buying firearms. It’s the perfect storm of liberalism — more revenue for a bigger government and fewer people keeping and bearing arms.

President Obama’s hometown of Chicago started the movement late last year by enacting a $25 tax on new firearm purchases, which went into effect on April 1. Cook County stopped just short of adding a levy on ammunition.

In February, Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, California Democrat, and 26 of the most uber-liberals in the House introduced a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to create an excise tax of 10 percent on any concealable gun in order to empower Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to establish a firearms buy-back grant program. Since the Newtown, Conn., school-shootings tragedy, anti-gun states across the nation have introduced similar measures.

A new bill in the House would prevent this infringement on the Second Amendment. Rep. Sam Graves introduced legislation on June 13 that would make it illegal for states and municipalities to raise taxes or fees on firearms and ammunition. The Missouri Republican’s proposal would also prevent raising taxes in order to pay for background checks. “The Constitution says ‘shall not infringe,’ ” Mr. Graves told me in an interview Thursday.

These costly measures disproportionately affect lower-income people, who often live in higher-crime areas. Along with other costly mandates, such as maintaining liability insurance, these restrictions would likely be overturned as unconstitutional by the courts.

“This is no different than a poll tax — but on the Second Amendment,” said Lawrence Keane, general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “These anti-gun politicians are clearly trying to unduly burden the exercise of the Second Amendment by pricing firearms and ammunition out of reach of many law-abiding Americans. Mr. Graves’ bill will put a stop to these sinister schemes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Dead Among 24 Shot Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Morning

 

 

 

” Two dozen people were shot Saturday afternoon into Father’s Day Sunday across the city, according to authorities.

Of the 24 people shot, six died either at the crime scenes or at local hospitals. The youngest was 16. One of the men killed was an armed man shot by police after he raised a 9-millimeter handgun in their direction after bailing from a moving car, authorities said.

The shootings stretched from 9400 S. Loomis Avenue on the South Side up to about North Avenue and Pulaski in the Hermosa neighborhood.”

 

 

    This is the utopia promised us all if we just let the Left have their way on a nationwide scale . Who wouldn’t want their neighborhood to be a replica of Democratic controlled Chicago or Detroit ? 

 

 

 

 

 

New Illinois Law Will END Chicago “Assault Weapons” Ban

 

 

 

” As I’m sure most of you know, yesterday Illinois state House passed a bill that, when/if signed into law, will give residents of the state a mechanism for concealed carry. Illinois was previously the only state in the US without some kind of concealed carry program.

The new bill has further reaching implications though. One of the aspects of the amended version of the bill is that the state will get preemption on gun laws. This would mean that cities, towns and counties would not be able to enact their own gun legislation. This means in cities like Chicago, the strict “assault weapons” ban in place there will be effectively repealed.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Dead, 18 Wounded In Weekend Violence

 

 

 

” Five people have been killed and at least 18 others wounded — including a 12-year-old boy left in critical condition — in shootings across the city since Friday night.

The most recent fatal shooting happened around 2:10 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South Cicero in the West Side’s Austin neighborhood, police said. Edward Jordan, 53, of the 4900 block of West Lexington, was shot in the neck and later died at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama’s Chicago-Style IRS

 

 

 

” It’s official. President Obama is worse than Richard Nixon.

Richard Nixon’s White House had Chuck Colson compile an “enemies list” of people it believed were opposing the Nixon administration’s politics. The purpose of the list was to encourage the IRS to audit and harass those listed. The IRS refused.

Fast forward 30 years. President Obama rails against the tea party movement. His Department of Homeland Security suggested early in his administration that groups that oppose big-government spending should be looked into as possible terrorist threats. And, surprise, the IRS set up a special unit to harass tea party groups that oppose big government. Obama’s White House claims not to have sent a memo asking the bureaucrats to do this. It didn’t have to.

This is an unprecedented level of corruption. Didn’t anyone in the IRS object to these attacks? It seems like everyone involved was a willing participant in this abuse of power on the president’s behalf. This isn’t one corrupt politician wishing the IRS would annoy his “enemies.” This is a good chunk of the federal government willingly bending to the will of one politician. This is how the city of Chicago works. Everyone knows what to do without telltale memos.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ban On Displaying Guns At City Museums Should Be Lifted, Ald. Burke Says

 

 

” The city’s most powerful alderman — Edward Burke (14th) — introduced an ordinance at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that would allow Chicago museums to display unloaded firearms for historical purposes.

Currently, city museums are prohibited from lawfully displaying firearms of historic value, according to the city’s long-standing gun ordinance.

Burke said Wednesday he recently learned of the “anomaly in the city code.”

“Museums are caught in a dilemma that if they have in their collections artifacts that can be defined as firearms, even though there’s historical significance to the memento, they can’t be registered in the city and can’t be displayed,” Burke said.

Burke cited the example of Major General William P. Levine, one of the very first American soldiers to liberate the Dachau concentration camp during World War II.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th ANNUAL CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2013

 

 

 

 

” Chicago Blues Festival: Blues Festival Headliners Travel Up The Mississippi To Chicago ~ 

FREE Admission • Millennium Park • Grant Park • June 6 – 9, 2013

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.

Performance Schedule & Lineup:

Pre-Events:
May is blues month in Chicago! Enjoy a number of Chicago Blues Festival preview events throughout the City at the Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Plaza and other locations.

Thursday, June 6
The 2013 Chicago Blues Festival kicks-off on Thursday, June 6 in Millennium Park with performances by Shemekia Copeland (above) and Quinn Sullivan.

Friday, June 7
The Chicago Blues Festival moves to Grant Park on Friday with performances by Irma Thomas and Bobby Rush (above) and his Blues Band.

Saturday, June 8
Saturday’s headliners include Otis Clay, Uvee Hayes, The Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd (above) and Sir Mack Rice.

Sunday, June 9
The Chicago Blues Festival closes on Sunday, June 9 with performances by blues greats James Cotton (above), John Primer, Billy Branch, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater and many more.” 

FESTIVAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Thursday, June 6 
Millennium Park – Hours: 6:30-9pm
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602

Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9 
Grant Park – Hours: 11am-9:30pm
Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602

Source: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html

 

 

 

HT/ Blues Advocate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Durbin, Obama Linked To Defunct Chicago Nonprofit Under Investigation

 

 

” Durbin’s relationship with Chicago’s embattled Save-A-Life Foundation began in the mid-1990s and continued for at least several years, with Durbin even being listed as a member of the foundation’s “Advisory Council,” according to the documents.

President Barack Obama also had a relationship with Save-A-Life during his tenure as an Illinois state senator and U.S. senator, meeting with the organization’s founder and earning praise from the Foundation as a legislator who was “always supportive” of its publicly-funded efforts.

The controversial non-profit is reportedly under investigation for misappropriating potential millions of dollars in taxpayer money by the Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Bureau. 

The Save-A-Life Foundation, which received nearly $9 million in federal and Illinois state funding to teach schoolchildren CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, dissolved in 2009 but is still under investigation amid claims that it misrepresented the number of children it provided services to and of “money unaccounted for.”

“We can’t really find anywhere that there were a lot of kids that were trained. There may have been some kids, but not the claims that were made in the thousands or tens of thousands. It doesn’t seem to exist,” Illinois state Sen. Tim Bivins said last month.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 4.6.13

The Chicago Flash Mob Shows America Is In Deep Trouble

” Hundreds of teenagers raged through Chicago’s premier shopping area, attacking pedestrians and even a police officer. The wilding incident ended with dozens of arrests. Does anarchy reign supreme in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago? Find out on this Trifecta.”

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Seven Shot At Nightclub In Chicago

 

 

 

” The shooting occurred inside Mr. G’s Entertainment Center in the Gresham neighborhood after a fight broke out around 1 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reported.

Three gunmen opened fire, striking seven people. It was not clear whether the gunmen were among those shot.

Police said the incident appeared to be gang-related but the cause of the fighting and shooting was unclear, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.”

 

 

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VIDEO: Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk

 

 

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”  It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents investigated a possible nuclear threat at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center.

CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action. Reporter Dave Savini looks into what agents were looking for and what they found.

Sources say the agents were members of the elite TSA VIPR team on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line. They were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.”

 

 

 

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100 Percent FED Up

 

LET’S STARVE: KIDS FORCED TO GO HUNGRY FOR HOURS DURING MICHELLE OBAMA INDOCTRINATION EVENT

 

 

 

” A very courageous fifth (grade) teacher in the Chicago Public Schools has written a scathing critique of the almost comical misery she and her students endured when they participated in a massive February 28 event kicking off Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Active Schools campaign.

“If you are a parent, imagine that you take your child on a trip and they are very excited,” writes Putnam. “Now imagine they have to wait on a bus and stand in straight lines for three hours straight. Then imagine after one hour of ‘fun’ that they have to sit around and wait for three more hours that bus to pick them up. Oh, did I mention that are not allowed to have a morsel of food the entire time?”

 

 

 

Michelle Obama, Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Allyson Felix, Bob Harper, Bo Jackson, Colin Kaepernick, Sarah Reinertsen, Paul Rodriguez, Serena Williams, Ashton Eaton dance with Chicago kids at the launch of Let’s Move Active Schools at McCormick Place in Chicago.

   Lovely , an all day field trip with nothing to eat … that’s one way to get the kids to lose some weight . And who was the genius that chose to supply XL sized T-shirts to 10 year olds ? 

 

 

 

 

 

Researcher Develops Spidey-Sense Suit

 

 

” Victor Mateevitsi, a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is developing a wearable suit that would provide the person a sixth sense. He has even called the project SpiderSense with a nod to the Marvel comic hero.

The way the suit works is it picks up on ultra sonic reflections from objects that are coming toward it. Once it senses the object, the suit can moves the arms and legs to adapt to the object.

He has already tested it on students that he blindfolded to see if they could still have 360-degree awareness. When someone approached the person wearing the suit while blindfolded,Mateevitsi had the person throw a cardboard ninja star at them. Ninety-five percent of the time the person wearing the suit was able to sense the approaching individual.”

 

 

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ABC Doing Their Part In Gun Control Debate

 

 

” In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts aired this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama recalled the tragic death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in Chicago after performing during the President’s Inauguration celebration in Washington D.C.

“She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” the First Lady explained. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”

Chicago police reported, however, that Pendleton was shot by a man who “opened fire with a handgun before fleeing in a waiting car” according to the Associated Press.

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For the broadcast, ABC’s Good Morning America producers edited out the First Lady’s “automatic weapon” line.

She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids grow – grew – up, where our house is. She had just taken a chemistry test. And she was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need. I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”