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Chicago 6 Family Members Found Murdered in Gage Park Home

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Six people were found dead Thursday afternoon in a home in the Gage Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side. A relative said they were members of the same family, and two children are among the dead. Police conducting a well-being check discovered six bodies around 1:30 p.m. in the 5700-block of S. California. A cause…

Video of Chicago’s Deadliest Street “O Block”

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They call it “O Block.” On maps, it’s the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. But it’s just O Block to people there and in frequent references to the street in the blood-drenched lyrics of Chief Keef and other Chicago rappers. The sprawling Parkway Gardens low-income apartment complex sits on one…

Chicago’s Highway Shootings on the Rise

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It’s not just citywide shootings that have spiked in the first month of 2016 — there have been more expressway shootings this January than the past two Januarys combined. There have been five shootings on Chicago’s expressways since the start of the New Year, including an 18-year-old woman shot early Tuesday while driving on the…

Suites against Chicago Police are costing City Millions in Settlements

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Officers Sean Campbell and Steven Sautkus were patrolling their quiet beat on Chicago’s Southwest Side in April 2014 when they saw the driver turn without flashing his signal early enough. They stopped Jonathan Guzman, then 18, ordered him out of his car and cuffed him while they searched his Chevy Malibu. They were so thorough,…

12 Hours, 16 Shot, 5 killed in shootings across Chicago

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Sixteen people were shot in Chicago over a 12-hour period Monday, including two along a Safe Passage school route in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities. Five died in the shootings — from Cragin on the Northwest Side to Roseland on the Far South Side. Those shot ranged in age from 16 to 56.…

Common Core Insider Reveals L.A. Book Bid Rigging Scandal

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The fourth video of this Project Veritas series on Common Core shows a former executive for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the country’s second leading textbook publishing company, alleging that the textbook industry is more about politics and money than education. Again, Project Veritas undercover journalists used hidden video cameras to capture what text book executives would…

COMMON CORE TEXTBOOK PUBLISHING EXEC REVEALS ANTI-AMERICAN AGENDA

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The third video of this Project Veritas series on Common Core shows a former executive for Pearson, the country’s leading textbook publishing company, admitting that elements of Common Core intentionally push elitist indoctrination upon students. In James O’Keefe’s latest video, Kimberly Koerber, a former executive for Pearson who now works for National Geographic, was caught…

ANOTHER PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE CAUGHT DISHING DIRT ON COMMON CORE

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This second video of this series shows an account executive at Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, the country’s second leading textbook publishing company and profiteer of Common Core, admitting that Common Core is never about the kids. “It’s never about the kids,” is how Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Strategic Account Manager Amelia Petties reveals how the textbook industry prioritizes profits…

Top Textbook Publishing Executive Says “I hate kids, it’s all about the money

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James O’Keefe, president and founder of Project Veritas, released a powerful and troubling new video today showing a regional sales executive at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, one of the country’s leading textbook publishers and profiteers of Common Core admitting that Common Core is all about the money. In this new video, Project Veritas journalists visit with…

Oregon Militia Leader Ammon Bundy and 7 arrested, 1 dead in Gunfight

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The leader of a group of armed protesters who had occupied a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon for 24 days was arrested along with four others Tuesday after a traffic stop prompted gunfire that left one person dead and another injured. The FBI and Oregon State Police arrested Ammon Bundy, 40, his brother Ryan,…

Chicago: 3 Teens Shot in Bronzeville Neighborhood

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Four teens were injured when someone shot up their van in the Bronzeville neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, about 10 blocks south of where another person was shot a few hours earlier. The most recent shooting happened at 48th Street and King Drive about 3:40 p.m. Two boys, 16 and 17, were shot in the back and…

Armed Clerk Shoots 2 robbers at Chicago cellphone store

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An employee at a Far South Side cellphone retailer shot two would-be robbers late Wednesday morning, at least the second time in a week a worker has shot two robbery suspects at a Chicago business, according to police and store officials. Two men drew handguns as they entered a cell phone store, 2051 E. 95th…

Chicago 1 dead, 4 wounded in Shootings

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A man was found shot to death in the Austin neighborhood and four others were wounded in shootings on the South Side, according to authorities. The man, 21, was found face-down with gunshot wounds by officers responding to a call of a person shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Someone had shot him…

Judge to Rule on Release of Police Shooting Video

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CHICAGO – A federal judge is expected to rule on whether or not to release videos that show a Chicago Police Department shooting from 2013. Activists say Mayor Rahm Emanuel can make good on his promise of more transparency by ordering the release of the videos ahead of the judge’s ruling. Video apparently shows police…

Gresham Liquor Store Clerk Shoots and Kills 2 Juvenile Robbers

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Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene,…

4 Black Teens in Custody in Alleged Gang Rape at NYC playground

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Four teenagers have been taken into police custody in connection with an alleged group rape of an 18-year-old woman at a Brooklyn playground. Police said Sunday two teens surrendered and two were apprehended. Charges are pending against a 14-year-old, 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds. A fifth suspect is still being sought. New York City Mayor Bill…