Friday, January 20, 2017

Chicago

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Seven hundred and sixty-two. That is how many people were murdered in Chicago last year; an appalling number not seen in two decades. Twelve people were killed over Father’s Day weekend in 2016. Another dozen were murdered over the recent Christmas holiday. And, the city’s liberal leaders — including “The Godfather” Rahm Emanuel — stand slack-jawed and clueless at how to stop this tide of violence washing over the Windy City.

Obviously, the City has a serious problem. But it is not a gun violence problem, or a gun control problem. Chicago is dealing with a complex and multi-faceted cultural problem of violence; the resolution of which requires throwing out the Left’s usual playbook — blame it on the Second Amendment – and replacing it with a “pro-police, tough-on-crime” strategy.

Unfortunately for the citizens of this major metropolitan area, this is something Chicago officials appear unwilling to do. To them, it’s not Chicago’s problem, but everyone else’s. “We border Indiana and Wisconsin, which have really lax gun laws,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told CNN. “We know that people from Chicago go across the border, fill up gym bags with illegal weapons from gun shows and things of that nature and they come back here and sell them to the gangs.” This is the same song and dance trotted out by former New York City Mayor Bloomberg, whenever he was questioned about high levels of gun violence in the Big Apple – blame other states for your failures.

Illinois legislators see the problem through the same blinders as city officials. In recent years, they have made it increasingly difficult, if not virtually impossible for low income residents — who are among those most at risk to be injured or killed by gun violence – to defend themselves by buying and possessing firearms for self-defense.

Caught in the middle between Emanuel and his gun-control gang at City Hall, and the Democrat-controlled state legislature in Springfield, are the victims of their shortsightedness.

As shocking as are Chicago’s 2016 murder statistics, this level of violence is neither a new phenomenon facing a major city, nor one requiring rocket science to resolve. Other cities, including Richmond, Virginia in the 1990s and New York City in the 1980s, faced high levels of gang activity and gun violence. They stemmed the tide in large measure by effective policing, and by institutionalizing cooperation between law enforcement at all levels of government – federal, state and local.

Fundamentally, what Chicago needs is strong, consistent policing; along with a political structure and community leaders who actually support the police, and who will work collaboratively to build a criminal justice system that is swift, consistent and certain.

An example of this approach can be found in the 1990s, in a crime strategy adopted by then-Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia and the United States Attorney’s office, responding to a rash of gun crimes in Richmond. These bipartisan officials (Gilmore was Republican and the U.S. Attorney was an appointee of President Bill Clinton) took the position that anyone caught using a firearm in the commission of a crime, would be turned over to federal authorities for prosecution. This reflected the fact that the more extensive resources available to federal prosecutors and the tougher sentences under the federal system, meant that cases did not languish in the state system, and that once convicted, the criminals faced lengthy mandatory sentences. “Project Exile” worked, and gun violence dropped significantly.

Unfortunately, neither the current mayor of Chicago nor the current U.S. Attorney General, would support such an approach; both are too busy blaming the police and the Second Amendment for gun violence.

In fact, a 2014 audit of federal prosecutions shows a dramatic decrease in federal gun-crime prosecutions under Obama, as the DOJ has found it more politically expedient to harass gun show attendees, than actually pursue the criminals on the street responsible for the violence such as witnessed on Chicago’s mean streets.

But there is a sparkle of light at the end of the tunnel.

President-elect Trump, and his choice for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions, understand that it is the criminals who commit gun violence; and that resolving the crisis requires a refocusing of priorities and tactics within the law enforcement and criminal justice systems. Therein may lie the best hope for Chicago’s beleaguered citizens now being whipsawed between merciless thugs and gangs and do-nothing political leaders.

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A few days after the Chicago City Council approved a $1.3 million legal defense fund to help illegal immigrants facing deportation, officials in Los Angeles unveiled their version with more than seven times the money. It appears to be a growing trend of using public funds to protect those who have violated federal law. The offenders are municipalities that have long offered illegal aliens sanctuary and an array of taxpayer-funded benefits.

Last week Chicago officials proudly announced their legal defense fund to help immigrants threatened with deportation. It was created to prepare for President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to deport thousands of illegal immigrants. One Chicago alderman admitted he probably has illegal aliens working in his city office. The lawmaker, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, said this in a local news report: “Donald Trump, we are sending you a message, you will not tear apart our families, we will stay together. We will defend and protect our communities.” The money to defend illegal immigrants for violating the nation’s federal statutes will come from Chicago property tax rebate funds.

An African-American alderman who represents Chicago’s South Side went along with the measure to help the city’s illegal immigrants, but made it clear that the struggling communities she represents should have priority. “I’d like to see the administration put the same amount of effort into creating a legal representation fund for all of those young black boys and black girls that are racially profiled in this city or are shot by the police unnecessarily or to support programs like CeaseFire to quell some of the violence in our community,” said Alderman Pat Dowell. “When the mayor talks about wanting to keep the immigrant communities safe, secure and supported, those are the same needs that other communities have. … To raise the immigrant communities’ issues to the forefront, I think is something we should do. But, I’d like to see the same attention to some needs we have in our community.”

A few days after Chicago’s announcement, another sanctuary city more than 1,700 miles away launched a $10 million fund to help illegal immigrants dodge justice. The local newspaper called it “the region’s boldest move yet as it prepares for an expected crackdown on illegal immigration by Donald Trump.” The L.A. city attorney, whose office prosecutes crimes and represents the city in litigation, said the money will ensure that there is “more fairness and more effectiveness in the immigration system,” which, of course, is a federal and not a state matter. L.A.’s mayor said the taxpayer dollars allocated to this cause will help the region’s “most vulnerable” immigrants. The money will come from the city’s general fund, which is used for services such as street repairs, fire and police protection.

Shortly after the city announced its fund, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered to kick in another $3 million to provide lawyers for illegal aliens that may face removal under the new administration. The board voted 4-1 in favor of contributing to the L.A. Justice Fund. The supervisor who voted against it, Kathryn Barger, said it’s irresponsible for the board to allocate funding for such a program. Several residents also spoke out at the meeting, according to news reports, that described it as a “heated” event. One resident said “illegal immigration is a crime, let’s be honest. We’re talking about spending millions of dollars protecting criminals from justice.” Another L.A. resident opposed to using tax dollars to help illegal aliens pointed out that “when you come across that border, and you don’t have the right to be here, you’re illegal. It’s the same as selling dope, shooting somebody. Illegal is illegal.”

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Project Veritas Action, the group founded by James O’Keefe that brought you proof of democrats inciting violence at Trump rallies along with detailed plane of voter fraud by Democrats, had its cameras rolling on Election Day.

And it just so happens they had undercover investigators in Chicago, Illinois as voters gathered to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump.

Throughout 2016, O’Keefe exposed unusual and extraordinary schemes that would assist democrats in garnering more, albeit illegal, votes.

Some of these methods devised by democratic operates were ingenious, such as their door knocking program to find registered voters who had moved . . . and therefore could be used by their “bussed in” voters to gain more votes.

This new scheme uncovered by O’Keefe involves the oversight of voting where in many states, a bi-partisan panel of judges are supposed to be present in voting precincts to oversee the vote.

An equal number of republican and democrat judges are supposed to ensure a fair and legal election.

But in Chicago, a town run by Rahm “Rahmbo” Emanuel, democrats were hired to pose as republican judges.

Surprised?

Probably not, after what we’ve seen this year. Let’s just see if Rahm and the Clinton campaign blames this one on either the Russians or the “Fake News.”

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chicago

In a sad story from Chicago, an 8-year-old refugee from Congo died after his plane landed at O’Hare International, but is that the whole story?

The young man, David Dieme was with his father an several other children coming from Dubai to settle in the United States.

The family was passing through Chicago, but after going through U.S. Customs on their way to their next flight, Dieme became sick and unresponsive.

The airport medical staff examined the boy who didn’t have a fever and decided to send him to the hospital. David Dieme died at the hospital.

A spokesman for the Center of Disease Control said that the child did not have a disease that would threaten the health of anyone on the flight.

An autopsy was done on the child on Wednesday, but the results have not been made public yet.

This is a sad story, but is there something happening we are not being told about?

The strange death of David Dieme has no real answers yet and without conclusive facts, the Internet conspiracy theorists think that it could be some new disease that the CDC is hiding from us.

If a refugee brought some strange mystery illness to America, then that would change a lot of people’s perception on refugees.

There is no evidence that the illness has spread and there is also no evidence that the CDC is covering up anything.

If more information becomes available we will let you know, but for now this looks like a sick little boy died, and although mysterious, there is no grand conspiracy hiding a new disease… yet.

Do you think there is more to this story? Let us know in the comments below.

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Chicago

Chicago is a rough town, but nobody expected this to happen inside of a congressman’s office.

A Chicago woman set herself on fire this week as she walked into U.S. Rep. Danny Davis’ office.

A woman entered the office and spoke with the staff for a moment before she picked up a bottle of hand sanitizer and poured it on herself.

What the woman covered in hand sanitizer did next was quite shocking. Pulling out a lighter, the woman standing in the congressman’s office lit herself on fire.

The woman was engulfed in flames immediately, but the shocked staff jumped into action quickly responded with extinguisher as the woman was running out of the office.

The woman somehow survived but with major burns.

The authorities have not identified the woman, but police say that her condition has “stabilized”.

We do no know why the woman walked into the office and lit herself on fire, but anything can happen in Chicago.

There is still no comment from Danny Davis, the 20-year congressman, who was not in the office at the time of the fire.

Check back to Liberty News Now as we follow up on this weird story.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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murder

The numbers for the violence in America is skyrocketing and no city has fallen faster than Chicago with an amazing amount of murders this year.

So far this year, Chicago has seen 487 homicides and over 2,800 people have been shot.

Compare those numbers to last year and you will see that Chicago is as violent in the first 8 months of 2016 as all of 2015.

Last year, there were 491 homicides and just under 3,000 people shot. Unless something miraculous happens, Chicago is going to shatter the numbers from last year.

The tragedy in Chicago is that the communities that are shooting themselves are not mad at the violence that they are causing, but take every opportunity to call the police murders.

The irony is sickening. The city that just had 400 people shot in a single month is protesting the police for one mistake.

There were 78 people killed in Chicago this month, and the community is out protesting the police.

August was the most violent month in almost 20 years, and the month isn’t even over.

Nobody is safe in Chicago, even NBA star, Dwayne Wade’s cousin was shot and killed in the Windy city while she was pushing a stroller. Luckily the two shooters have been caught.

The horror that is happening in Chicago is spreading to other cities as well. Milwaukee and Washington DC have seen homicide rates spike this year to numbers they have not seen in over 20 years.

Baltimore had a good year back in 2011 where they had only 197 homicides the entire year. Compare that to this year where the city has had it’s 200th murder and there are still four months to go in the year.

Growing violence is a real problem in our cities and it is only getting worse.

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gun laws

After any major shooting in America, you will hear the liberals come out and demand new gun laws and they call for a ban on assault weapons, but their plan won’t work.

At least banning assault rifles and making it extremely hard to get handguns should stop violence right?

In Chicago, a city with some of the strictest gun laws in America, there have been 2,395 shooting victims since the start of the New Year. In comparison, there were 2,988 all of last year.

Chicago has a ban on assault rifles, it has a violence tax, strict rules for buying handguns and they even control the number of gun stores and their locations, but none of that stopped the city from having it’s deadliest month in over a decade.

In July there were 65 killed by gun violence, the most since July of 2006.

Those are just the July records, but in June, there were close to 72 people killed, so at least the July numbers were a little better. If that is what you can call it.

So far this year there have been close to 400 homicides in Chicago in seven months, and 490 all of last year. Unfortunately, Chicago looks like it will almost double the number from last year by 2017.

Liberals try so hard to end gun violence by taking away the guns, instead of taking away the desire to kill. Most of the deaths in Chicago are black on black crimes that are happening in the most impoverished parts of the city.

If one was to look at the situation without biased, then controlling guns isn’t the answer to stopping violence, but it is getting people out of poverty and giving them something to live for.

What are your thoughts on the unbelievable homicide rate in a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation? Let us know in the comments below.

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Chicago

We all remember what happened at the canceled Donald Trump rally in Chicago when racial tensions were high and Trump fans had to be escorted out of the arena.

What we saw at the Trump rally is a hint to why there is a mass exodus of rich people leaving Chicago.

“About 3,000 individuals with net assets of $1 million or more, not including their primary residence, moved from the city last year, with many citing rising racial tensions and worries about crime as factors in the decision,” as reported by the Chicago Tribune.

In fact, millionaires are leaving Chicago at an incredible rate, but the windy city is not alone. The rich are leaving the terror-stricken French capital of Paris t a rate of 7,000 per year.

Rome is next on the list with 6,000 leaving per year, and the numbers are going up.

In Chicago, the reason the rich are deciding to leave their home has a lot to do with the rise in crime, and especially the increase in tension between races.

Chicago has seen better days. Crime has continued to rise under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Obama chief of staff, but it is the income inequality and racially charged groups like Black Lives Matter that are creating a hostile environment.

The wealthy do not feel safe in Chicago anymore and they are doing something about it.

The ones who can are getting out of town, and the ones that have to stay in the city are buying things like safe rooms or panic rooms in the event of an attack.

Are they being paranoid or are they really getting out before the storm hits? What do you think? Is there a civil unrest coming to Chicago or are the rich just looking for a warmer place to live? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Chicago

This past Friday night, Donald Trump was to hold a rally at the University of Chicago.

As you’ve likely seen on every media outlet that covers politics, protesters shut down the event and chaos ensued.

While Hillary Clinton would have described it as a “spontaneous gathering” if it had happened to her, there was nothing coincidental about the protesters who decided to disrupt the event.

It started with the students and faculty of the university. On Monday night, several black, Hispanic and Muslim groups began to spread the word and organize against Trump’s visit to their campus . . . they were soon joined by some of the faculty of tenured professors and administrators.

The organizers penned a letter to UIC’s decision makers to cancel the event.

One science professor at the school, Amalia Pallares, was keen on what to expect, “It was a security issue. We felt that it would be a big challenge for the university to protect the students.”

Pallares got it wrong on who needed to be protected as several students were arrested for acts of violence against Trump supporters and police.

To fan the flames, George Soros’ Moveon.org printed signs and emailed supporters in the area to get them to attend the Trump protest.

MoveOn’s communications director confirmed their involvement.

But the organizing didn’t stop there.

Labor unions and the racist group, Black Lives Matter, worked to turn out their people in advance of Trump’s visit.

The result?

Thousands of angry liberals, racists and confused anarchists took to the streets to clash with Donald Trump and 25,000 of his supporters.

The violence caught on camera was a smidgen of what really happened behind the scenes.

Two men, Sergio Giralso and Sohaan Goss, both in their twenties were charged with felony aggravated battery on a police officer. Two others were charged with resisting arrest.

The Chicago police could have arrested hundreds but were reserved in their efforts despite the chaos.

Expect events like this in the general election if Trump secures the Republican Nomination.

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AirBNB

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel honed on in the growing popularity of AirBNB.

For those unfamiliar with the service, it’s much like Uber in that home owners can rent out their home for a night or more through the AirBNB app or site.

The service is a way for travelers to experience a truly local feel for their host city while staying in bed-and-breakfast like accommodations.

There are hosts in over 30,000 cities around the world.

Chicago offers over 300 AirBNB hosts where average one-night stays run a reasonable $113 per night. Some can be found for as low as $19 per night.

But “Godfather” Rahm wants his money.

The Chicago mayor and former chief of staff for Barack Obama is requiring all AirBNB hosts to register with the city to obtain a license and collect two different taxes for travelers.

For AirBNB hosts who don’t go want to hassle with 17 pages of compliance documents and taxes are faced with fines of no less than $1,500 per offense or six months in jail.

In typical Chicago fashion, the Godfather wants his cut.

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