We just celebrated Easter over the weekend, that time of year when Christians joyfully observe that Jesus Christ returned from the dead and saved all of our souls from eternal damnation. In Chicago, Jesus wept.
Seven people have were shot and killed with at least 27 others left wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago over Easter weekend. Was there a war? No, it’s just Chicago.
About 11:25 pm Easter night, a 45-year-old man was found in the 6800-block of South Throop Street in Englewood on the South Side with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest, according to Chicago police. The man was incapable of giving details of the shooting because of the severity of his injuries.
According to police, he was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Details have not yet been released on this man’s death by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Another man fatally shot, and a second man was critically wounded during a shooting Easter morning in Roseland on the South Side.
What is happening to our society? How can the new leaders of Washington, DC cry out about a pandemic of so-called white supremacy systemically across America and yet they do and say nothing about groups of black people in Chicago being murdered weekend after weekend after weekend?
A 31-year-old man was in an argument with two people around 1:30 in the morning in the 200-block of West 108th Street when one person fired multiple shots at him, Chicago police said.
The man was hit 14 times with gunshot wounds to the upper body and he was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead, according to police. “Christ” Medical Center on Easter weekend to die needlessly.
A 45-year-old man as a good Samaritan tried to intervene, and he too was also shot, according to police. For his efforts, the man got two gunshot wounds to his chest and was taken to the same hospital as the man he tried to help in critical condition.
In West Town on Saturday night, a 24-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting. Around 7:25 pm, he was standing in an alley in the 2000-block of West Maypole Avenue, when a man approached him, pulled out a gun, and fired several shots at him, police said. The man was hit once in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
Guess what? On Saturday morning another person was shot on the Kennedy Expressway in Avondale on the North Side around 6:35 am as he drove south on I-90 close to Belmont. According to Illinois State Police he was transported to a local hospital. Luckily the man sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
At around 5:15 in the morning, a 25-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in Cragin on the Northwest Side in the 5000 block of West Deming Place. He was hit in the abdomen and driven to Illinois Masonic Hospital. He is in critical condition.
Around 3:30 Saturday morning, a man who was a passenger in a vehicle was shot in the Loop on Lower Wacker Drive. Police said the man heard gunshots and suddenly felt pain. He was shot in the knee and taken to Stroger Hospital and is in stable condition.
The weekend started out horribly for a 29-year-old man in Roseland on the South Side when around 10 pm he was shot in the 10400 block of South Corliss Avenue. This guy was resourceful and got himself to Roseland Hospital after being shot in the shoulder. Luckily, he is in stable condition.
A little over two hours prior to that, another person was seriously injured in a shooting in Austin on the West Side where the 54-year-old man was standing near a home around 7:45 pm in the 1700 block of North Mason Ave. when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his leg. He was transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood according to police and is listed in serious condition.
Twenty-five other people, maybe more by now, were wounded in shootings across the city between 5 pm Friday and 5 am Monday.
Chicago is not a city of peace. It is the skunk of Hell, and it’s high time Democrats, who have run the city since 1927, start giving a damn about all the killings going on in that city. They can’t continue lying about white supremacy being the biggest threat to black people in America when they do absolutely nothing at all about the scores of black Americans being murdered each weekend when there isn’t a white supremacist to be found for hundreds of miles.
In total, 36 people were shot and four of them died in Chicago on Easter weekend.
Two Black Teenaged girls carjacked a man and killed him in broad daylight as if they were playing a video game, with complete disregard for humanity, and callously walked by his dead and crumbled body looking for their phones in Washington DC. In Chicago, an Uber Passenger killed his Uber driver in a separate carjacking.
Numerous National Gaurd members stood by in DC, watching and then ran to help the teenagers as they climbed out of the car they stole, running back to get their phones while National Gaurd members tried to shelter them from something.
Posters on Twitter noticed a lack of concern or instinct by the National Gaurd, who are focused on a safety perimeter around the Nation’s Capitol.
The man, a Pakistani immigrant who was delivering food for Uber Eats, was dead on the scene. The DC Police issued the following statement:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce two arrests have been made in reference to a Homicide and Armed Carjacking (Taser) offense that occurred on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in the 1200 block of Van Street, Southeast.
At approximately 4:31 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from life-threatening injuries. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar of Springfield, VA.
The Detectives’ investigation on the scene revealed that the suspects assaulted the victim with a taser while carjacking the victim, which resulted in a motor vehicle accident.
On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, a 13-year-old juvenile female of Southeast, DC, and a 15-year-old juvenile female of Fort Washington, MD, were arrested and charged with Felony Murder and Armed Carjacking (Taser).
Footage of the horrible murder went viral quickly, that clearly showed Anwar saying that it was his car and trying to get inside the car. At the same time, one of the girls in the front seat moved toward the driver’s side and accelerated the car, while he was hanging on, driving him into a wall and then ultimately turning the car over crushing him and sending flying violently into a wall.
The girls are seen crawling out of the car, and the National Gaurd members who were on the scene already were slow and bewildered about what was happening as a civilian was telling them what had happened.
The attack happened in the middle of the day, in the light of day, while armed law enforcement is camped out on the streets.
Crimes rates in the city of Washington DC are on the rise, and the morale of police is at an all-time low while under crushing policy changes by Democrats. As the media and public education elevate the Black citizens in something called Critical Race Theory to a status symbol and demoralize others, society is impacted, and it is the most vulnerable who suffer the most, according to some police officers I interviewed on Saturday.
“Many of us believe that crime is going to grow out of control, and there is nothing we can do about it,” one officer told me on Saturday.
UBER DRIVER IN CHICAGO KILLED
In Chicago, another man was shot and killed by his passenger trying to carjack him.
Chicago police are looking for a suspect after an Uber driver was shot and killed on the city’s West Side.
As they grieved, the emotional family of Javier Ramos pleaded for help to find his killer.”We are devastated. We are saddened. We are still in shock and disbelief,” said Hortencia Ramos, the victim’s cousin.
Known as Javy to friends, his family said the entrepreneur was trying to better himself, especially after recovering from a brain aneurysm he had a few years ago.
And while a close-knit community of those who knew and loved Ramos mourn his death, they also don’t want his violent passing to be in vain.
“This could have been anyone’s brother, anyone’s son, anyone’s father, anyone’s cousin,” Hortencia Ramos said.
Chicago police are still investigating.
“Nostalgia is the intimate refuge of every man and every woman in a world seemingly gone mad.” – Author: John Larkins
It appears the Chicago Public Library has signed up for membership in the Woke Supremacy. On Monday the library announced that it will temporarily censor six Dr. Seuss books from its shelves while it assesses their future at the public library.
My argument here would be that since it’s a Public Library if one person wants the books there then they have to keep them available. If there are crazy people who see racism everywhere they look for it who don’t want to see the books there then they shouldn’t look for them. This is yet again a government-gone-woke story where the government workers only listen to the crazy woke jobs who won’t stop until all of America stops having a good time. What about the other side? The wokety woke wokes never give a damn about how they feel and they pay taxes to keep the Public Library around as well.
On Monday, a wokesman for the library told the Chicago Tribune that the six children’s classics that were banned for racism, that are in no way no how racist, are currently checked out, and that when they are returned they will no longer be made available because some idiot with a chip on their shoulder wants to show the world how woke they are.
“It is important to recognize that what society understands to be relevant and/or common knowledge changes over time, and so too does the Library and the needs of the communities it serves,” the library wokesman Patrick Malloy told the outlet.
Malloy told the Tribune that staffers compel readers of all ages who visit the wokebrary to “engage critically” with library materials, but those that “become dated or that foster inaccurate, culturally harmful stereotypes” (the latter of that insane statement probably makes up about 99 44/100% of his intentions) are yanked from the shelves to make room for more current and “comprehensive” books (probably like “Tommy Has Two Mommies” or “The GayBC’s”).
The way to end this is for people to stop using that Public Library. If nobody shows up then there is no reason to keep the place open. But the problem we have in 2021 is that there are enough stupid people out there who agree with this lunacy and who will use that library to be able to check out books that are offensive to conservatives.
The six Dr. Seuss books the communists banned are “If I Ran the Zoo,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.’’
Forget the fact that Dr. Seus in real life was an activist liberal who took racism very seriously. He wrote an entire shelf of anti-racism books, but you can’t the Woke anything. They’re probably of the same ilk as the people who tore down statues of abolitionists over the summer and they were just too ignorant to know the difference.
“CPL is constantly reviewing our collections to ensure that the materials we circulate are responsive to the communities we serve,” Malloy’s statement said. “Staff will continue to evaluate all Library resources and consider bias, prejudice, and racism when making decisions about our programming, services, and recommendations, in addition to our collections.”
The New York Public Wokebrary, meanwhile, has said it will keep the books on its shelves until they’re no longer in “acceptable condition.” Be on the lookout for hordes of Wokers descending upon the wokebrary to make sure the books are no longer in acceptable condition. And I guarantee not a single one of the hoodlums will be prosecuted.
The Brooklyn Public Wokebrary mirrored that sentiment, keeping the books in circulation, while those who work at the Queens Public Library to their credit said last week they’re considering whether to move the titles to its reference section stating that the library stands “firmly against censorship.”
The Denver Public Library took the Queens NY approach saying it also will not succumb to the lunacy of the Left by pulling the six books by Dr. Seuss. Good for them.
Lark Grey Dimond-Cates was not a character in a Dr. Suess book but was his stepdaughter who told the New York Post that “There wasn’t a racist bone in his body,” when speaking of her stepdad. Though she agreed that for now the books should be pulled yet hopes that someday they maybe go back into print.
“I think this is a world that right now is in pain, and we’ve all got to be very gentle and thoughtful and kind with each other,” she said.
With all of his incompetence there is one thing that Joe Biden does really well and that is to fire or have fired any prosecutor investigating his family and his party.
We all know the story about how Jo0e Biden convinced Ukraine to fire their top prosecutor who was investigating Burisma and Hunter Biden.
Now, Joe Biden has fired US Attorney John Lausch, who for the past two years has been rounding up crooked Democrats by the handful.
Joe Biden fired him even though both Democratic Senators from the state asked him not to. Lausch’s office nailed an alderman in the city of Chicago that had served since 1969.
Edward Burke had been in the crosshairs of prosecutors for four decades but Lausch was the first to get an indictment against him.
Lausch then went after the longest-serving Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. Lausch had him nailed in a pay-to-play scheme involving COMED, the local power company, among other shady deals he and his cronies participated in. Politicians in Illinois were very worried about which Democrats he would nail next.
Joe Biden fixed it so they no longer need to worry. In fact, Joe Biden fired all 56 US Attorneys appointed by Donald Trump. Biden wants to replace them with candidates who pledge not to go after Hunter or any member of the Democratic party.
Washington Free Beacon:
Lausch’s abrupt removal has drawn bipartisan criticism from Illinois lawmakers who say he should be allowed to finish his work or depart on a longer timeline to ensure an orderly transition. The president asked all Trump-appointed U.S. attorneys to resign by the end of February but allowed two to remain in place to conclude politically sensitive work.
With much of the state’s Democratic establishment in his sights, it’s not clear why Biden did not extend the same courtesy to Lausch. Madigan’s resignation, timed as it is with Lausch’s imminent departure, will raise even more pointed questions for Lausch’s successor about the future of the case.
The timing of Lausch’s firing is especially suspicious since he had already indicted several Democrats surrounding Madigan and with the noose tightening, Madigan had to step down.
Maybe he should have waited for Quid Pro Joe.
The company provided payments, subcontracts, and no-show jobs to various Madigan cronies in return for favorable legislation.
Here’s a comedic story for the day:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot entered a press briefing on Wednesday dressed as the “Rona Destroyer”, a self-invented superhero complete with a colorful cape and eye mask.
Lightfoot and Chicago’s Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady passed out candy to media and posed for the cameras in their superhero costumes.
And then Mayor Lightfoot gave the press briefing on the city’s Halloween regulations in full costume.
Chicago has given the green light for trick-or-treating events this year, but with eight guidelines they are asking the public to abide by in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
“Telling people not to trick-or-treat isn’t realistic,” Mayor Lightfoot said. “They’re gonna trick-or-treat. Let’s just make sure that we do it in a safe and responsible way in the time of a pandemic.”
The guidelines recommend that children remain in groups of six or less, that they refrain from dipping their hands into any candy bowls, and that participants abide by social distancing rules and provide hand sanitizer to trick-or-treaters.
As per tradition, anyone who chooses to participate in the holiday’s festivities should leave their porch light on.
Additionally, the city is discouraging haunted houses and house parties of any size.
Mayor Lightfoot will kick off “Halloweek” with an event at city hall on October 26th.
Twitter has not had kind words to say of the mayor’s humorous stunt, with many criticizing her handling of Chicago’s violence and her overall performance as the mayor. One commenter, however, came to Lightfoot’s defense, saying that “her intentions behind the ‘costume’ were good, and light-hearted. No harm, no foul.”
At a press conference in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend with 1000 arrests, 400 weapons seized from 9 cities, including 33 murder suspects.
“For cities plagued with a violent crime, we will protect American citizens. We did it very quietly, and cut the murder rate in half in Chicago,” President Donald J Trump said.
The Department of Justice released a statement about their “Case of the Day” about the update as well as a highlight of Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday.
From the Press Release:
Since the operation’s launch, there have been more than 1,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and local courts. Of those arrests, approximately 217 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. These numbers exclude Indianapolis, whose operation was just announced last Friday. In addition, nearly 400 firearms have been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Attorney General launched the operation on July 8, 2020, as a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime. The initiative is named in honor of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City.
Launched first in Kansas City, MO., on July 8, 2020, the operation was expanded to Chicago and Albuquerque on July 22, 2020, to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee on July 29, 2020, to St. Louis and Memphis on Aug. 6, 2020, and to Indianapolis on Aug. 14, 2020. A breakdown of the federal charges in each district, with the exception of Indianapolis, is below.
Kansas City, MO.
Forty-three defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses. In addition to the federal charges, the operation has led to the arrests of 17 state defendants on homicide charges.
20 defendants have been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm;
17 defendants have been charged with drug trafficking;
Four defendants have been charged with being a drug user in possession of a firearm;
Six defendants have been charged with being in possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking;
Four defendants have been charged with being in possession of a firearm in furtherance of violent crime;
One defendant has been charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition;
Three defendants have been charged with armed robbery;
One defendant has been charged with carjacking; and
One defendant has been charged with arson.
Sixty-one defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses.
34 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses;
26 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
One defendant has been charged with possession of machine gun;
One defendant has been charged with illegally dealing firearms without a license;
One defendant has been charged with the illegal sale of firearm to prohibited person; and
One defendant has been charged with bank fraud.
Sixteen defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses.
Six defendants have been charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
Four defendants have been charged with distribution of controlled substances;
Six defendants have been charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance;
Four defendants have been charged with being in possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking;
Eight defendants have been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm;
One defendant has been charged with being in possession of a stolen firearm;
Two defendants have been charged with Hobbs Act violations; and
One defendant has been charged with carjacking.
Thirty-two defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses. Two defendants remain fugitives.
22 defendants have been charged with federal drug trafficking charges;
Nine defendants have been charged with federal firearms violations; and
One defendant had been charged with carjacking.
Twenty-two defendants have been charged with federal offenses outlined below, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses.
14 defendants have been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm;
Two defendants have been charged with possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances;
Two defendants have been charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking;
Three defendants have been charged with receipt of a firearm while under indictment;
Four defendants have been charged with making false statement to a licensed firearm dealer; and
Two defendants have been charged with carjacking.
Eleven defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses. In addition, thus far, 28 firearms have been seized.
Eight defendants have been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm;
Five defendants have been charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics;
Four defendants have been charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking;
Two defendants have been charged with making false statements to a licensed firearm dealer;
One defendant has been charged with possession of a firearm while being an unlawful user of narcotics;
One defendant has been charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition; and
One defendant has been charged with distribution of narcotics.
St. Louis, MO.
Twenty-five defendants have been charged with federal crimes, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses.
One defendant has been charged with drug trafficking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime following the USMS’s execution of a state arrest warrant;
One defendant has been charged with robbery of an item effecting interstate commerce and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence following an joint ATF, SLMPD-initiated undercover operation targeting a known shooter;
One defendant has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm following ATF’s execution of a federal search warrant directed towards the residence of a suspected murderer;
21 defendants have been charged with drug trafficking offenses; and
One defendant has been charged with being a drug user in possession of a firearm.
Seven defendants have been charged with federal offenses, with some defendants charged with multiple offenses.
One defendant has been charged with being an alien in possession of a firearm while illegally or unlawfully in the United States;
One defendant, who lives in Memphis, was charged in an out-of-district federal case with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine;
Two defendants have been charged with being unlawful users of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm and making a material false statement when acquiring a firearm from a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL); and
Two cases remain under seal, but the charges are as follows:
One defendant has been charged with bank robbery
Two defendants charged with theft from an FFL.
Violence begets violence and if you make excuses for violence, you can expect it to grow and it certainly has in Chicago under the alleged leadership of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Week after week the number of people shot and people who are killed continues to rise and if their aim starts getting better more will die.
President Trump has offered the help of the federal government but liberals are willing to put up with casualties as long as they are not subject to it themselves. But, let’s face it, not everyone living in Chicago can send 100 cops to guard their home. How much longer can the carnage continue before the people rise up? In Chicago? Forever.
An updated count of 66 people shot has been reported but the 5 dead is still the number attributed to last week’s violence. The death toll increases every week along with the number of those who are wounded. But if you won’t stop rioters, how can you stop any mother criminals? You reap what you sow.
And when will Democratic voters wake up and realize that the riots are only happening in Democratic cities?
They will also see that unarmed men are being shot in Democratic cities, not in Republican cities.
According to statistics released Saturday by the Chicago Police Department, through the first seven months of 2020, there have been 440 homicides and 2,240 people shot in Chicago this year.
That represents an increase of 760 more shootings and 150 deaths more than the first 7 months of 2019.
people and businesses have been fleeing from New York City, Portland and Seattle and you can look for it to continue to spread as the Democrats are allowing the riots in the hopes of political gain. Sooner or later the facts will catch up with them.
From Breitbart News
The Sun-Times reports the first of the additional two fatalities occurred Saturday morning at 7:22 a.m., when 43-year-old Esteban Campos Jr., was shot “in the 2500 block of South Trumbull Avenue.” He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
The second additional fatality–which brought the total to five deaths for the weekend–occurred in Lawndale Sunday morning at about 6:20 a.m. There was an argument, then a shooting, which is resulted in the death of Martin Coleman.
WLS reports there was a shooting on Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway just after 2 a.m. Monday morning, in which a man was shot “multiple times.” He was transported to a hospital in stable condition.
The Chicago Police Department has banned protesters from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s residential block.
Officers are to arrest anyone protesting near her residence. Police presence has been heavy, barricades have been established, and IDs are even being checked to allow residents in while keeping potentially violent protesters out.
Lightfoot has defended the police actions which protect her home, referencing threats that have been made against her, her wife, and their home on a daily basis.
“I think that residents of this city, understanding the nature of the threats that we are receiving on a daily basis…understand I have a right to make sure that my home is secure,” said Lightfoot.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Lightfoot receives 24/7 protection from officers, including officers that are stationed at her home. The police presence blocking protesters from entering the neighborhood adds to that protection.
Lightfoot defended the police presence unapologetically: “I’m doing everything I can to make sure they’re protected,” she said of her home and family. “I make no apologies whatsoever for that.”
Mayor Lightfoot has been criticized for her handling of Chicago riots in recent weeks and her insistence that protests have been largely peaceful, despite great violence in the Chicago area at the hands of protesters.
Protests nationwide have flooded from downtown streets of major cities into residential neighborhoods since demonstrations began in late May in response to the death of George Floyd.
Most notably, Black Lives Matter protesters have marched through neighborhoods in Hugo, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey have been in legal battles since July when they stood on their front lawn with guns in their hands to defend their home and property. Protesters had smashed through the gates to their gated community and were trespassing on their front lawn.
Mark McCloskey described it as a “terrifying event.”
In Hugo, Minnesota, hundreds of protesters marched through a police union leader’s neighborhood, screaming at local residents through microphones and smashing open pinatas in effigy of the police union leader on his own driveway.
Seventeen police officers were injured in mostly peaceful protests in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago, including one who was beaten with an extremely peaceful skateboard. At least 24 people were arrested but with Kim Foxx as the prosecutor, none of them may get charged. In three years Foxx has dismissed over 25,000 felony charges. That includes Jussie Smollett.
Seventeen officers were injured but only four people were arrested for assaulting officers. Officers used pepper spray on the rioters and some used their batons. Until the police can use the same tactics as the rioters and Chicago gets a real prosecutor I see little hope for the future. Just write them off as a failed city and move on.
The city once again had to raise the bridges to keep out more of the rioters but by that time they were already there. Locking the barn after the horse got out.
Lightfoot went on television to downplay the riots:
“What we’ve seen in cities all across the country, not just Chicago, is a continuing wave of protests. The vast majority of these have been peaceful. But what we’ve also seen is people who have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and come for a fight.”
America is getting tired of these riots and of the Democrats making excuses for these thugs. I hope they show it on November 3rd.