Monday, February 19, 2018

Chiraq: 5 dead at least 21 wounded over weekend

So far on Presidents' Day weekend five people have been fatally shot in Chicago while at least others suffered wounds.

Of the deadly shootings, all took place on the South Side with one each in West Lawn, South Deering, Auburn Gresham, South Shore, and Altgeld Gardens.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #4 2017

A cursory review of Chicago crime stories will lead you to believe that Englewood in Chicago's most violent neighborhood. But as my friend Victor Maggio winds down his Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhood series on his Bloody Chicago YouTube channel, we learn that Englewood, which is on the South Side, is only at Number 4.

The West Side is coming.

In a masterful look at Englewood, Maggio's latest video is his best piece yet. Once a prosperous suburb, Englewood's first brush with notoriety was that it was where Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as H.H. Holmes, operated his "murder hotel." Holmes was America's first documented serial killer, his crimes are laid out in the best-selling book Devil In The White City.

Englewood's onetime shopping district, centered at 63rd and Halsted, was the busiest in Chicago outside of downtown. A short walk from that corner on nearly every Sunday my mother watched movies at the luxurious Southtown Theatre. When it closed in 1991 it was serving as a flea market.

I've visited Englewood too, Maggio rightly calls it "the most rundown neighborhood in Chicago." It's a mini-Detroit. While redlining and overt racism have contributed to Englewood's descent, most of the responsibility for its present pathetic state belongs to Larry Hoover, the longtime leader of the Black Gangster Disciples street gang. He is now incarcerated at the Supermax prison in Colorado.

Maggio also discusses anti-police flash mob protests and he notices something I have also seen in Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, the many young men wandering the streets in wheelchairs, whom he calls "the forgotten ones." Most of them likely are victims of the city's wanton violence.

From Da Tech Guy: Mueller's search for “monsters” yields 13 indictments

At Da Tech Guy I write about Russia...Russia...Russia: Mueller’s search for “monsters” yields 13 indictments.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Rainmakers: Spend It On Love

The Rainmakers, the best band you've never heard of, does the unthinkable for a rock band. They preach personal responsibility, most infamously on "Government Cheese."

They utilize a softer approach in "Spend It On Love."
You tell of man who took a hundred dollars
Spent it on lottery tickets and beer.
Won a couple of million, left his wife and children.
Lived himself to death in a couple of years.

President Donald J. Trump: Year One

Somehow I missed this January video from the White House that celebrates the first year achievements of our 45th president, Donald J. Trump.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mark Dice on illegal immigration: They All Agree with Him!

Do you remember when senators Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Barack Obama all opposed illegal immigration and were in favor of strong border protections?

Or when Hillary Clinton agreed?

Mark Dice does.

Romney, who the media hated in 2012, is loved by the media now

This morning, as expected, Mitt Romney announced that he's running for the US Senate seat in Utah being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, who is retiring. Because he often criticizes President Trump, the media loves him.  Take a look here, here, and especially here.

But isn't this the same Romney who the leftist media excoriated in 2012 as the evil capitalist who fired thousands, killed a woman suffering from cancer (not true), and tortured the family dog?

It is.

They are such hypocrites.

Happy 100th birthday Lithuania!

Lithuanian flag at Chicago's
O'Hare Airport
On this day in 1918 Lithuania declared its independence. A forgotten victim of the partition of Poland, the Lithuanian people suffered terrible during the twelve decades Russian rule. Sadly, worse was to come when the Soviet Union annexed Lithuania in 1940, which led to a far-worse occupation that finally ended in the autumn of 1991, three months before the collapse of the Soviet Union. As with the other two Baltic States, Latvia and Estonia, these were the only former USSR republics who left and never look back. God bless them all!

The Lithuanians are a hard-working and freedom loving people.

Happy Independence Day!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

President Trump's address to the nation about the Florida school shootings

President Donald J. Trump offered words of comfort as he addressed the nation on the morning of yesterday's mass school shooting in South Florida.

"I want you to know that you are never alone and you never will be. You have people who care about you, who love you and who will do anything at all to protect you," Trump said. "If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer, or a faith leader, Answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness. We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life that creates deep and meaningful human connections and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors."

Alleged killer of Chicago Police commander is a career criminal

Chicago violence is no longer confined to the West and South sides. Car jackings are now a city-wide phenomenon.

And on Tuesday the commander of Chicago's 18th police district, Paul Bauer, was shot to death by a career criminal, Shomari Legghette, in the city's Loop.

Clearly we need tougher sentencing laws for repeat felons.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Legghette’s adult criminal record includes convictions for armed robbery, resisting a correctional officer and felony drug possession.

In 1998, he robbed a Forest Park couple in their driveway. Legghette claimed he was urinating when an acquaintance nicknamed "Trouble" pointed a pistol at a man in his car and ordered his wife to turn over her valuables.

Legghette was arrested after getting away in a car and running from police. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the holdup, according to documents in his unsuccessful appeal.

More recently, Legghette was charged in 2014 with selling heroin to a man. Five baggies of the drug and $138 were found on him. He was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison.
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Chicago alderman: "We're living in a lawless city right now"