Chicago Gangs Turn To “Armor-Piercing Rifles” In Police Ambush

Chicago Gangs Turn To “Armor-Piercing Rifles” In Police Ambush:

Chicago’s police department has issued a bulletin warning of an ongoing gang war in which “gunmen are using weapons powerful enough to pierce bullet-proof vests” which shows an increasing tendency to “arm themselves with weapons most associated with soldiers in battle.”

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Chicago Public School Officials Promise To Obstruct The Enforcement Of Trump’s Immigration Law

Chicago Public School Officials Promise To Obstruct The Enforcement Of Trump’s Immigration Law:

The Chicago public school system has decided to openly defy the president of the United States. More than 392,000 students attend public schools in Chicago, and on Tuesday a letter was sent home with each of those students telling their parents that Chicago schools will not “assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law”.

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Chicago Police Suicides Soar As Impact Of City’s “War Zone” Takes Its Toll


Chicago Police Suicides Soar As Impact Of City’s “War Zone” Takes Its Toll:

A couple of weeks ago we noted that with one week left in office, Obama’s Department of Justice released a report effectively labeling the Chicago police department as nothing more than a bunch of racist, hate-mongering bullies who routinely resort to the use of “deadly force” in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.  Here is the tweet posted by the DOJ:

And while Attorney General Loretta Lynch was all too happy to note a “pattern of civil rights violations by the Chicago Police Department,” one thing the Department of Justice’s report didn’t highlight was the soaring number of homicides among Chicago’s police which experts attribute to having to work every single day in the city’s “war zone.”  Per the Chicago Sun Times:

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Trump Threatens To “Send In The Feds” If Chicago “Doesn’t Fix This Horrible Carnage”

Trump Threatens To “Send In The Feds” If Chicago “Doesn’t Fix This Horrible Carnage”:

If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!

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“We’re At The Edge Of A Terrible Period” – Chicago Cops Condemn “Sickening” Social Media Video Of Teen Kidnap, Attack

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“We’re At The Edge Of A Terrible Period” – Chicago Cops Condemn “Sickening” Social Media Video Of Teen Kidnap, Attack

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Surging Chicago Murder Rates Single-Handedly Driving Up Overall National Average

Surging Chicago Murder Rates Single-Handedly Driving Up Overall National Average:

While Chicago’s 55% increase in murders in 2016 is expected to drastically increase the overall national average, here is a list of other cities in the U.S. that are also seeing a staggering increase in murder rates

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Chicago Records Largest Mass Shooting Since 2014 As Violent Crime Spikes Again

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Chicago Records Largest Mass Shooting Since 2014 As Violent Crime Spikes Again:

Chicago experienced its most violent weekend in months leaving 8 people murdered and another 40 wounded on the back of the largest mass shooting recorded since 2014. 

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Ferguson Effect: Chicago Cop “Afraid To Use Her Gun” Despite “Fearing For Life” During Beating

Ferguson Effect: Chicago Cop “Afraid To Use Her Gun” Despite “Fearing For Life” During Beating:

Back in August we noted the research of Thomas Abt, senior research fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, which indicated that rising crime rates around the country were likely the result of what other political commentators have dubbed “the Ferguson Effect.”  Writing for The Marshall Project, Abt discussed a “phenomenon called legal cynicism” in which he argues that communities tend to become increasingly violent when the police and criminal justice system is viewed as “illegitimate” effectively eroding the implicit authority of cops to enforce the law.

It is unclear what is driving the problem, but my own hunch – and it is still just a hunch at this point – involves a criminological phenomenon called legal cynicism. Multiple studies have demonstrated that, controlling for other factors, when communities view the police and criminal justice system as illegitimate, they become more violent. When people believe the system is unwilling or unable to help them, they are more likely to take the law into their own hands, creating the cycles of violent retribution that were chronicled so vividly last year in Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside.

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Chicago’s Plight: Why Do Blacks Perpetually Vote for Politicians Who Make Their Lives Worse?

Chicago’s Plight: Why Do Blacks Perpetually Vote for Politicians Who Make Their Lives Worse?:

Chicago suffered through its worst summer of violence in decades. In August, over 400 people were shot and 80 killed.

Activists and public unions blame income inequality. Income inequality is rising, but very few understand who is to blame. And the tax hikes and pay hikes that unions seek exacerbate the problems and cause white flight.

Many claim education is the answer, but the Chicago public school system is not only financially bankrupt, it is morally bankrupt.

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Chicago Sees Huge Spike In Murders Over Labor Day As Cops Stay Home In “Disrespect Of Police” Protest

Chicago Sees Huge Spike In Murders Over Labor Day As Cops Stay Home In “Disrespect Of Police” Protest:

Last week we noted that the Chicago police union was urging its members to deny overtime requests for the holiday weekend “to protest” the “disrespect of Chicago Police Officers”…it should probably come as no surprise then that the city saw a massive spike in homicides.

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Obama’s hometown carnage

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Obama’s hometown carnage:

Crime and casualties in Chicago escape the notice of the president

Reports this week are horrific and yet, not surprising. Chicago has had its most violent month since 1997, with the Chicago Tribune reporting 11 people murdered the last weekend of August. According to USA Today, the murder rate in Chicago has soared 72 percent in 2016.

But here’s the number which should give every American true perspective: In Afghanistan, from the start of the war in 2001 to August 2016, there have been 2,384 American casualties. In Chicago, since 2009 to August 2016, there have been 3,686 homicides. In other words, under President Obama’s watch, there have been 1,302 more people murdered in an American city in half the time compared to the longest war in U.S. history.

H/t reader kevin a.

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As Chicago Violence Soars, Officers Told To Stay Home In Protest Of “Continued Disrespect Of Police”

As Chicago Violence Soars, Officers Told To Stay Home In Protest Of “Continued Disrespect Of Police”:

Earlier this week we wrote about how August was the deadliest month recorded in Chicago in 20 years (see “Chicago Records “Most Violent Month In 20 Years”“).  In fact, YTD Chicago has recorded more homicides than New York City and Los Angeles, combined.

Now, as we head into the long Labor Day weekend, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is urging its rank and file members to deny overtime requests this weekend “to protest the continued disrespect of Chicago Police Officers and the killings of Law Enforcement Officers across our Country.”

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University of Chicago Tells Millennials to Suck It Up, “We Do Not Condone ‘Safe Spaces'”

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University of Chicago Tells Millennials to Suck It Up, “We Do Not Condone ‘Safe Spaces'”:

In a refreshing and stark contrast to other universities that have seemingly tripped over themselves to accommodate every silly request from America’s pampered Millennials in their never ending quest for “safe spaces,” the University of Chicago has sent the incoming class of 2020 a letter making very clear that they will find no “safe spaces” in their intellectual journey at Chicago.  The full letter is presented below but here are a couple of the best comments for your reading pleasure:

You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement.  At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort.

Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces” where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own. 

Just when we thought all hope had been lost, an establishment of higher learning finally steps up to interject some rational thoughts into the public discourse surrounding freedom of expression.

The letter also directs students to a note it had previously written on freedom of expression…

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Chicago Violent Crime Spreading To The “Safe” North Side Neighborhoods

Chicago Violent Crime Spreading To The “Safe” North Side Neighborhoods:

With Chicago’s police diverting officers to the city’s violent South and West Side neighborhoods, violent crime is seen spreading to the “safe” North Side

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