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Gun control, Chicago Style: 21 shot — 5 fatally — in weekend attacks

Just another typical weekend in Chiraq. Yet it’s not all bad news: There’s a DRT* ending!

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Five people were killed and at least 16 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to Chicago Police.

While most of the shootings were committed by criminals, one had a happy ending:

A 30-year-old man broke into a woman’s home in the 400 block of East 62nd Street about 5:15 a.m. and began to beat her, police said. The woman, 28, was able to get ahold of a handgun, a struggle ensued and the man was shot to death. The woman has a valid FOID card and it was not immediately known whether charges would be filed as Area Central detectives conduct an ongoing homicide investigation.

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Read the whole store here.

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Gun control, Chiraq style: 3 dead, 20 wounded in Chicago shootings over MLK weekend

What a great way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Chiraq is looking to break their record for the number of shootings. Such a waste land that place is.

Heckuva job mayor!

Heckuva job mayor!

Three men were killed and at least 20 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

MyFoxChicago has all the details which sound just like a repeat of every weekend:

  • A man from Gary, Indiana was killed in a domestic-related shooting Saturday morning in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
  • Another man was fatally shot Saturday in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

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10 days into new year, more than 100 people shot in Chicago

Which comes as a surprise to exactly not one sane individual.

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Due to the strict gun control laws in Chiraq, seven people were shot to death and 30 more were wounded over the weekend. That brings the total number of shootings in the city to more than 100 in just over a week into the new year, according to police.

The Chicago Tribune reports that as of this past Monday morning, at least 19 people have been killed in gun violence in Chicago this year and at least 101 more have been wounded, according to data compiled by the Tribune.  This time last year, nine people had been killed and another 31 wounded, according to statistics kept by the Chicago Tribune.

Anthony Guglielmi

Anthony Guglielmi

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi released a statement blaming most of the violence on “chronic gang conflicts.” (Shocker, not.)

Guglielmi apparently is unaware of Chiraq’s strict gun control laws. He spewed the liberal narrative on this one: “Every year Chicago Police recover more illegal guns than officers in any other city, and as more and more illegal guns continue to find their way into our neighborhoods it is clear we need stronger state and federal gun laws. So far this year, the majority of the gun violence we’ve seen are a result of chronic gang conflicts driven in part by social media commentary and petty disputes among rival factions. Despite an overall lack of cooperation from gang members, detectives are working aggressively and making optimistic progress in several cases.”

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h/t Twitchy

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Chicago city lawyers offered Laquan McDonald family $5 million in “hush” money

And the mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was up for re-election and buried the information. The corruption runs deep in Chicago…

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Laquan McDonald was shot on October 20, 2014 by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times from about ten feet away. McDonald was a 17-year-old black male armed with a knife. Video of the shooting, captured on one police cruiser’s dashboard camera, was released to the public on November 24, 2015—over 13 months after the shooting and only after several independent investigators demanded release of records. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder a few hours after the video’s release. After turning himself in to authorities, he was initially ordered held without bail but released on November 30 after posting bail.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims he never saw the video showing the officer shooting. You believe that?

Now we find out that after meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, city lawyers offered the McDonald family $5 million in hush money – to bury the video.

The good mayor is lying: TownHall.com reports that new emails obtained by the Daily Beast show that city attorneys demanded that the McDonald family bury the dash cam footage. They also offered $5 million in “hush money” prior to the 2015 mayoral runoff. And guess when this happened? After they briefed the mayor.

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The Beast also said that the emails showed the McDonald family agreed to keep the video buried. I guess $5 million is the going rate for “hush money” in Chicago.

From the emails (via Daily Beast):

City of Chicago lawyers, after meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, demanded the Laquan McDonald family bury the video showing the killing of their son by a police officer.

Emanuel said last month that Stephen Patton, Chicago’s corporation counsel, briefed him “towards the end of March” about what the dashboard-camera video showed and about the proposed $5 million settlement with McDonald’s estate.

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Emanuel had maintained since McDonald’s death that he has never seen the dash-cam video, but the emails prove the mayor knew exactly what the footage showed when city lawyers negotiated a deal that would at least delay the video’s release. Attorneys for McDonald’s estate sent Platt screenshots of the video and a detailed description

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Emanuel’s lawyers were offering $5 million in hush money to keep this hidden just weeks before the runoff election. And the biggest part of the deal—that McDonald family attorneys agreed to keep the video to themselves until criminal proceedings were concluded—just so happened to be inked the day after Emanuel was re-elected.

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[T]he City Council voted unanimously to approve the $5 million settlement in just 36 seconds. Emanuel banged a gavel to mark the approval and the end—or so he thought—of the greatest threat to his mayoralty.

Emanuel’s lawyers were offering $5 million in hush money to keep the video hidden just weeks before the runoff election.

Emanuel wrote in a December op-ed in the Chicago Tribune that the settlement couldn’t be part of a cover-up because it was the McDonald family’s attorneys who approached the city wanting to settle. What was not mentioned by Emanuel is that those same attorneys first rejected, then somehow agreed to, the city’s desire to bury the video until criminal proceedings had been completed.

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But the settlement agreement never required the McDonald family’s attorneys to hold the video until an investigation was completed. Instead, over the objections of the McDonald estate, Platt and the city pressed for language that would keep the video hidden far beyond the end of investigations and until as long as a criminal trial was concluded.

Not only do the emails show the effort to cover up what really happened to Laquan McDonald went to the top of the Emanuel administration, they also show the mayor’s office was pulling strings at the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), which, as its name indicates, should be independent.

The Associated Press reported that there was coordination between the mayor’s office, the police department, and IPRA during this investigation. The Laquan McDonald incident has proven to be the biggest threat to Emanuel’s political career–not to mention an issue that could also torpedo his personal reputation. Forget the ethical issues with “pulling strings” on a law enforcement investigatory board, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the paper trail suggests the mayor’s office knew this event could sink Emanuel’s re-election prospects.

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There’s a bill proposed in the state legislature to set protocols for a recall election to remove a Mayor of Chicago. Don’t hold your breath that this will actually change anything. After all, they don’t call it “The Chicago Way” for nothing.

h/t josephbc69!

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A good DRT* story from Chiraq: Two would-be robbers shot to death at South Side liquor store

Every weekend it’s the same story in Chicago: Numerous people killed and/or wounded from gun/gang/criminal violence. Even with strict gun laws, nothing ever changes.

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Until somebody fought back. A couple of thugs were shot to death when they tried to rob a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood. The Chicago Tribune reports that the criminals tried to rob Z&S Food & Liquor and were shot to death by a store employee.

The two thugs walked into the store and one of them hopped over the counter. One of the criminals hit the clerk standing behind the counter, while the other remained in front of the counter.

Here’s the good part: A relative of the store owner heard a commotion upstairs and saw the robbery suspects from a stairwell, authorities said. He pulled out a gun and opened fire on the two, killing them both. At least one of them was armed with a gun.

Investigators were trying to determine if the two would-be robbers had robbed two other stores in the area not long before trying to rob the liquor store.

A witness, Bruce Jones, said he was sitting in a van across the street while his nephews bought drinks inside the store. He said he heard shots and ran across the street into the store, where he saw both robbers laying on the floor “bleeding out.” “Greed and being thirsty, that’s what gets you killed,” Jones said. “You just can’t go taking people’s stuff.”

The store was the site of a previous robbery in which a robber was shot to death in a struggle for a gun and a clerk wounded by a second robber in August of 2011.

A group of bystanders stood talking loudly outside the store, which had a sign banning guns from the premises. “They don’t play and I don’t blame them,” a woman said of the storekeepers. “This (has) happened to them before.”

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Gun control, Chicago Style: 3 killed, 36 wounded in New Year’s weekend shootings

I’m betting Obama won’t be touting Chiraq’s record of gun violence at his town hall meeting on reducing gun violence, scheduled for this Thursday.

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These blog posts I do on Chiraq’s gun violence every weekend are like a broken record. As you know, Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. But that never, ever stops the criminals.

Over the Christmas weekend, Chiraq saw 3 dead and 14 wounded. During the New Year’s Eve weekend, they out did themselves: Three people were killed and at least 36 others were wounded in shootings across the city over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Read all the details at MyFoxChicago here.

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Aide of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attacked at shooting vigil

#Blacklivesmatter, unless you work for Rahm Emanuel.

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Emanuel aide Vance Henry

Vance Henry, a deputy chief of staff to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was attacked while attending a vigil for two people shot and killed by Chicago police. Henry was punched in the face, pushed to the ground, and beaten by a man who said, “What are you doing here, you should be downtown doing something about this.” The man also said, “the police are killing us,” authorities said.

Henry was attending a vigil for Quintonio LeGrier, a 19-year-old college student, and Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old mother and grandmother, who were shot and killed Saturday by police. Family members said LeGrier was suffering a mental health problem when he threatened his parents with a baseball bat. Police said Jones was accidentally shot in the incident.

The City said, “We are aware that on Sunday afternoon there was an altercation involving one of our staff members. We take this matter very seriously and the incident is under review.” No one has been taken into custody in the assault.

It’s a dangerous job…whether you live in Chiraq or work for Emanuel.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel/AP Photo

Mayor Rahm Emanuel/AP Photo

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