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My name is Vic Maggio I am a citizen Journalist here in Chicago, I am asking for your help to keep Bloody Chicago rolling through the neighborhoods of Chicago documenting the violence in a way no other MEDIA outlet is. About five years ago I set out on a mission to show just how horrific the gun violence in Chicago really is, exposing the history is key to understanding the problem, because without this understanding, the problems cannot be fixed or slowed down.
In 2010 I created, maggionews.com and in 2013 the YouTube Channel BLOODY CHICAGO followed, over the years I have roamed the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, covering the carnage taking place on the streets. I have been caught in the crossfire three times, the dangers in doing this job are many to say the least. Nobody covers the violence in Chicago quite like I do, no holding back, I call it, as I see it. I have been told I am very outspoken, in fact, a cop once told me there is nothing more dangerous in Chicago then having an opinion like yours. It goes against the status quo.
Unfortunately, YouTube, Facebook and Google would like nothing more than to silence ME and my opinion. They have made it impossible for me to recoup my expenses and to continue, Why? Because what I produce is not family friendly and is a subject most don’t want me covering because in their minds the gun is evil not the people using them, because of this I have no choice but to ASK YOU the PUBLIC for help, I would hate to give up five years of very hard work, because there is still much, much more to do.

YouTube Claims my content is not family friendly and for that reason they do not allow many adds in my videos

Exposing the Gun Violence in Chicago, GoFundMe Link

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Thank You to all, Vic Maggio
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Bloody Chicago

52 Shot, 8 Fatally on the Battlefields of Chicago, in the most Violent Weekend this Year 2019

Bloody Chicago Video: April 31st Through May 1st 2nd of 2019.
52 people were shot — 8 fatally — in Chicago’s most violent weekend this year and there were also two people stabbed to death
And I predict a very dangerous and rough ride this summer because as the days grow hotter the battle fields of Chicago ignite and throw down into a state of War !!!!!
Pray for Chicago…..
V Maggio

Episode 2: Bloody Chicago Podcast Serial Killer? Serial Killers

Bloody Chicago Visual Podcast, this podcast is episode two it is about the history of serial killers in Chicago over the past 100 plus years. There are rumblings in Chicago about a serial killer roaming the streets of the city, the killer could possibly be responsible for 51 murders of young women across the Chicago over the past 18 years.

CPD, 2 Arrested for the Murder of Mother in Chicago Lawn Cell Phone Store

Bloody Chicago Video: On April 26th, 2019, a, lone bullet killed a mother as she stood in a Southwest Side cellphone store with her two children had been intended for a group of rival gang members. The shooter 23-year-old Bryant Mitchell was arrested less than a week after he fired the shots that killed the mother of 3 Candice Dickerson a pharmacy technician at Norwegian American Hospital,, Mitchell told detectives that he hadn’t intended to kill miss Dickerson, he said “this wasn’t for the lady” and that “she was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Mitchell, who faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder, was ordered held without bail, days later 24 year old Marco Zabala, was charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly providing the handgun used to kill Candice Dickerson.

According to police before the shooting, Mitchell and two others — all reputed members of the Satan Disciples street gang — watched a Chrysler sedan occupied by three men pull into a parking lot to sell weed. Gang signs were flashed then the Chrysler started to leave the parking lot Mitchell and his friends, ran down toward 59th, and Mitchell then fired four shots at the car.

One shot shattered the rear window of the Chrysler and two others struck a nearby ambulance, but the fourth, bullet went through the window of the MetroPCS store and struck Candice Dickerson in the head, killing her, and now we have 3 young boys without a mother, hopefully the courts will find justice for Candice and her family.

Woman Shot, Killed Shopping with her Children in Chicago Lawn Neighborhood

Bloody Chicago Video: A mother of three was shot in the head and killed in front of her own children at a MetroPCS cell phone store at 59th and Kedzie in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

The mothers name is Candice Dickerson, age 36, she was standing at the counter when the bullet meant for someone else came through the window and struck her in the back of the head. She was at the store to buy one of her son’s a cell phone for getting a good grade on a school project. Candice Dickerson was taken to Christ Hospital where she later died.

Police said witnesses saw two unknown men on the corner firing shots. One of those bullets was the one that went through the window and killed the woman.
The suspects fled on foot. No one is in custody. A Chicago police are investigating.

An ambulance driving through the area was also struck by gunfire, the vehicles sent to help gunshot victims are now under fire that’s how truly bad it is in Chicago

Maggio News

Violent Start, 1st Half of April 115, Shot, 24 Killed in Chicago

Bloody Chicago Video: From April 1st 10 April 14th 115 people were shot 91 of them were wounded and 24 were killed across the Chicagoland area and suddenly the shootings stopped, because of the dramatic change in weather, this is the only sure cure I know that puts the brakes on the violence on the bloody streets of Chicago…..

Part #5 In the Line of Duty, Illinois, The END

Warning Graphic: Bloody Chicago Video: This is Part FIVE of In the Line of Duty Suburbs/ Illinois, it’s about police involved shootings, violence in the streets and gives you a glimpse of what’s coming to the suburbs. I did my best to fair when analyzing these shootings and stuck strictly to the facts that were available.

Part #4 In the Line of Duty, Chicago

Warning Graphic: Bloody Chicago Video: This is Part FOUR of a four-part series called In the Line of Duty Chicago, it’s about police involved shootings, violence in the streets and gives you a glimpse inside what it’s like to be a cop here in Chicago. I did my best to fair when analyzing these shootings and stuck strictly to the facts that were available. There will be a 5th part added to the series called In the Line of Duty Suburbs, it is a short 20-minute video its mainly about police involved shootings, and a couple of other things. Every 5th day another video will be released.

Part #3 In the Line of Duty Chicago

Warning Graphic: Bloody Chicago Video: This is Part THREE of a four-part series called In the Line of Duty Chicago, it’s about police involved shootings, violence in the streets and gives you a glimpse inside what it’s like to be a cop here in Chicago. I did my best to fair when analyzing these shootings and stuck strictly to the facts that were available. There will be a 5th part added to the series called In the Line of Duty Suburbs, it is a short 20-minute video its mainly about police involved shootings, and a couple of other things. Every 5th day another video will be released.

Part #2 In the Line of Duty Chicago

Warning Graphic: Bloody Chicago Video: This is Part ONE of a four-part series called In the Line of Duty Chicago, it’s about police involved shootings, violence in the streets and gives you a glimpse inside what it’s like to be a cop here in Chicago. I did my best to fair when analyzing these shootings and stuck strictly to the facts that were available.
There will be a 5th part added to the series called In the Line of Duty Suburbs, it is a short 20-minute video its mainly about police involved shootings, and a couple of other things. Every 5th day another video will be released.

Part #1 In the Line of Duty, Chicago

Warning Graphic: Bloody Chicago Video: This is Part ONE of a four-part series called In the Line of Duty Chicago, it’s about police involved shootings, violence in the streets and gives you a glimpse inside what it’s like to be a cop here in Chicago. I did my best to fair when analyzing these shootings and stuck strictly to the facts that were available. There will be a 5th part added to the series called In the Line of Duty Suburbs, it is a short 20-minute video its mainly about police involved shootings, and a couple of other things. Every 5th day another video will be released.

Bloody Chicago

Update: Victim, Shooter Identified in Orland Mall Shooting

The victim of the shooting has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Javon Britten of Richton Park.

And the mall shooter has been identified as 19-year-old Jakharr Williams of University Park. Williams has an active parole warrant and a manhunt for this killer is underway.

1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Orland Square Mall Targeted Shooting

(Maggio News Video) This shooting took place at Orland square mall in the south Chicago suburb on Monday January 21st in a crowded mall.

I arrived on the scene about 10 minutes after the shooting happened and rolled on to mall property behind the SWAT team.

One man was shot dead and another was injured. The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. at a lower level food court at the mall.

A 20-year-old black male was killed he shot in the chest and staggered from the food court area to a nearby H&M clothing store, where he collapsed.

Cops Fireman and the Swat team were there within minutes, and the victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead.

A bystander who was at the mall suffered a graze wound to the leg and was treated at a hospital in La Grange.

He said the bystander is a black man around 18 or 19 years of age.

The family of the slain man has yet to be notified so police are not releasing his identity yet.

The suspected shooter is a 6-foot-1 black man, around 20 years old, wearing black clothing and blue jeans, police said. He fled the area on foot.

Cops said the suspect is still at large. He fled the area heading east.

Cops believe the shooting is an isolated incident. Cops claim the individuals knew each other.

As the wounded were being taken out to waiting ambulances a man named Ricky was in the mall at the time of the shooting and gave me footage of two men shot in the mall being treated by paramedics.

The mall closed after the shooting and Around 8:00pm cops started letting people leave that were under lock down in the mall.

For about an hour Swat Teams swept the mall looking for the shooter, but cameras in the mall later showed the shooter left the mall property.

Orland Park police are searching for the suspected shooter on foot and by drone Monday night. The ATF is also assisting in the search.

Witnesses said seven gunshots were heard echoing through the mall Cops found multiple shell casings inside the mall.

This was a massive response by State, County, and multiple Police Departments from the surrounding areas.

People are shocked by this shooting one lady said its so far from Chicago we don’t expect this type of thing to happen here. As I have been saying for almost five years the more guns in the hands of criminals and reactionary driven society, and we have many of them, this means one thing MORE shootings anywhere at any time.

I heard people as they were leaving the mall, thanking cops for helping them. Nice job guys. Thanks officers.

And the shooter is still at large but not for long because cops know who this guy is.

Maggio News
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Warning Graphic: Bodycam Footage of Chicago Cop Shooting Armed Man on Halloween

Maggio News Bloody Chicago Video: On October 31st, 2018 Halloween day while kids were out trick or treating, I covered a police involved shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

Most shootings I cover don’t allow people to see the full incident hidden behind the crime scene tape, this is one of those rare glimpses into the situation as it unfolded.

The incident started a couple blocks away as cops approached a group of people on 79th and Ingleside. One of the men appeared to be armed with a gun he took off running from cops. 80% of all police involved shootings start exactly the same way with a noncompliant suspect.

He was chased by cops about three blocks into an apartment building he then ran up to a third-floor apartment, then ran through the apartment and then exited out the front door and down the stairwell.

As he started running down the stairs the Chicago cop chased him with his gun drawn, the cop opened fire on the armed suspect. The next thing you see is the man in the hallway shot bleeding and dazed.

The cop then orders the man to get down on the floor handcuffs the man and secures the scene while other officers arrive. Moments later a cop spots a weapon on floor above he putts on his gloves, picks up the gun which appears to be a nine-millimeter with an extended clip and brings it down stairs. CPD claims the clip was full of armor-piercing bullets.

Upstairs, the officers who shot the man can be heard in the video saying “Get an ambulance. i got a man shot in the back. It was very clear the cop was concerned about the man he was just forced to shoot. All I can say is this is Very tragic stuff all the way around.

23-year-old Derrell Johnson was taken to the hospital in serious condition. After doctors saved his life He was charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault to an officer.

Police claim Johnson is a suspected gang member and convicted felon armed with a gun full of armor-piercing bullets. At the time of the shooting Johnson was on parole for a string of felony convictions.

The reason why most armed suspects that flee get shot is because cops are trained to not give the suspect a chance to shoot them first.

We’ll have to wait and see if the city labels this incident as excessive use of force and settles it out of court.

Maggio News

Christmas Holiday & Violence in Chicago 2018

Bloody Chicago Video: This is a one-month trek into the neighborhoods of Chicago showing you the good and the bad taking place over the Christmas holiday across the city. There are four major Christmas events taking place in Chicago and I covered all four. I purposefully left the graphic nature of the violence to a minimum because of the Christmas holiday tried to focus more on the good then the bad taking place in Chicago.

Over the month of December in Chicago 200 people were shot 29 were killed and 171 were wounded in shootings, there were 10 additional non-gun related homicides across the city. And there’s still 24 hours left till the new year.

During this holiday season let’s keep in our prayers the nearly 600 murder victims and their families and also the 4 Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty this year, in February Commander Paul R. Bauer was shot and killed chasing a armed suspect in the loop in November Officer Samuel Jimenez was shot and killed in the Mercy hospital incident chasing an armed killer. In December one week before Christmas two Chicago police officers Officer Conrad Gary and officer Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a train looking for an armed suspect. Never forget These officers lost their lives protecting you.

In 2018 There were 100 fewer homicides and nearly 500 fewer people were shot, over the past two years the shootings and killings have seen a significant decrease. Hoping for the same reductions next year, we’ll see

I hope everybody had a very merry Christmas

I would like to now wish everyone a safe and happy new year…

Maggio News Signing off for the last time in 2018

Bloody Chicago: Cops, Gangs, Guns and Murder

Bloody Chicago Video: This episode covers Chicago Cops, Gang indictments over the past 4 years, the Mercy Hospital mass shooting that killed one Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, ER Doctor Tamara O’Neal, Pharmacy Tech Dayna Less.

A shootout between cops and an armed suspect that wounded a cop shot in his bullet proof vest on the south-side.

The stabbing of a Cook County Sheriff and a violent shooting on the west-side.

Our Condolences to the families affected by the Mercy Hospital mass shooting.

V Maggio

Halloween in Chicago, The Good the Bad and the Ugly Violence 2018

Maggio News Bloody Chicago VIDEO: Over the Halloween holiday were people were 6 killed and 44 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area.

About three months ago on a crime scene in the woodlawn neighborhood, an older lady and I had an in-depth conversation about life and death, and the last she asked me was, if you were dead what would, you miss the most about life, and she said not the usual answers like family sex or food, something unique you have really enjoyed throughout your life, I stood there blank, I had no answer to her question.

And for months her question mincingly stayed with me, on Saturday over the Halloween weekend, my lady took me to a concert at the United center to see Elton John when the show started, it hit me. I now had the answer to her question, its music, if you think about it music marks the chapters of our lives it connects us to good times bad times, places and faces, and truly is a, wonderful human creation, my answer to you mam is, Its music, definitely music, for me, I will miss it so when I’m gone.

In 4 days Maggio News will release separate video in a kids version minus the violence of the 7th District Haunted House in Englewood.

Maggio News Signing off

Warning Graphic: The Summer Killing Fields in Chicago 2018

Bloody Chicago Video: The summer has ended here in Chicago and the fall season has arrived. Over the four summer months, 159 people were shot and killed and nearly 1000 were wounded here on the bloody streets of Chicago. There has been a decrease in shootings and killings since the summers of 2016 and 2017 making this summer the least violent of the previous two summers. Even so it was still a violent and dangerous tour of duty.

Throughout this new fall video, I will introduce you to the 159 victims that were murdered on the bloody streets of Chicago this summer, they are known to most of the public only as numbers, these human beings have names and ages, I would like to now introduce you to them!

Vic Maggio

Warning Graphic: Stop the Bleeding in Chicago

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago, Video: My Name is Victor Maggio of Maggio News/Bloody Chicago. I am a citizen journalist that’s been in the heart of the violence for over 4 1/2 years. I am raising money to save lives by attempting to outfitting the entire Chicago Police Department with lifesaving trauma kits put together by North American Rescue specifically for the CPD. Currently the Chicago Police Department Officers have to watch people lose their lives waiting for emergency technicians to arrive. There is a desperate need for 10,000 of these kits in Chicago. These kits have many uses and will save innocent lives of children and the lives of those who have gone down the wrong path.

These are few stats to think about 99.7% of all the people shot in Chicago are civilians, and 40% of the people shot are caught in gang crossfire, and just under 3 tenths of one percent are cops injured or shot in the line of duty. Last year 670 of the 2936 victims wounded in shootings, ranged in ages from 13 to 19. Out of these 670 teens shot, 105 of them were killed. and this is what the campaign is all about, saving lives.

I must admit my reason for all this is a selfish one, to me, personally it’s about the kids that are being shot and killed throughout the neighborhoods of Chicago, imagine for a minute what it’s like for cops when they arrive on these shootings of kids, and are not able to help them in the way they know they could, if they had the right equipment.

The cost of these kits is $83.00 a piece so we need to raise $830,000 plus we will need to purchase about $80,000 in refills which brings us to $900,000 total to complete this mission. The key components in these kits are consumables and will need to be restocked as they are used, so they will need additional boxes of clot pads.

When the amount is raised I will purchase these kits and the refills from NAR and the kits will be shipped directly to the Chicago Police Department and then they will be quickly distributed to officers, and this will help make the difference between life and death for Residents, and cops here in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department is already trained and ready to use these kits. They are just in dire need of the kits. 

This is a joint fundraising effort between Maggio News and Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk to raise as much as possible for this project.

So please donate to, Stop the Bleeding in Chicago at https://www.gofundme.com/stop-the-bleeding-in-chicago

 gofundme.com 

Thank you for your support.

Vic Maggio
Vic Maggio