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Police Chiefs Conference in Chicago 2019

Last week The International Association of Chiefs of Police ..conference .was held at McCormick Convention center in Chicago, Chiefs from all over the country attended and so did International chiefs from around the world, what the IACP really is, is a giant Toys R Us for cops, walking through the convention center looking at all the new technology, weapons, vehicles and many other things made me realize how important technology is to the men and women of law enforcement, Technology is the future and is a leading contributor in fighting crime at every level.

And the conference didn’t go without controversy, Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson, decided to boycott President Trumps speech to the Chiefs, he stated it was about Chicago values, but what it’s really about is the political sanctuary city policy Chicago as adopted.

I believe Eddie Johnson made a huge mistake, and it is the same mistake the political structure is making. By him not showing up to meet the president was disrespectful to the Office of the president. I can’t help wondering what additional help the president would have provided to the Men and women of the CPD had Johnson just sucked it up and attended. and don’t forget this what could have been provided to the CPD that could have helped the people living in the war zones of Chicago, he failed you the people on Multiple fronts, all for the rights of people that don’t legally belong in this country.

I find it ironic that Eddie Johnson the top law enforcement officer in Chicago tells us, to follow local state and federal laws, and there he is contradicting himself while violating federal immigration laws.

The truth is Trump is right about some of what he said, but to be fare under Johnson the men and women of the CPD have seen significant reductions Murders are down 11% year-to-date and 31% over the last three years, Shootings are down 11% year-to-date and 39% over the last three years. And I know this to be true because I’m out there watching and listening to what’s happening in the streets.

And Mr. President with all due respect, if Chicago is an embarrassment to the country then so are 20 other cities because Chicago in 2019 was ranked the 21st most violent city in America, and this is based on population the number 1 most violent city in the country is St louis not Chicago Mr. President. The truth is we have a national epidemic of violence in this country and we are forcing are cops on a national level to fight this war with one hand tied behind their backs. I don’t know who the cop is that told you this mess here in Chicago can be cleaned up in one day, is just not true, it sounds like a fairy tale, it took 50 years to create this nightmare and its going to take years to mop up this mess, ya see the states attorney is giving a free pass to criminals and cops arrest violent gun offenders and the courts in some cases put them right back in the streets, and we know the department has been compromised by the political structure, and the truth is the entire swamp in Chicago needs to be drained, and only then can we start the clean up process.

Eddie Johnson embarrassed the cops in Chicago, in front of the countries and the worlds police chiefs. Had you attended the president’s speech I think much could have been accomplished and I think the tone of the president’s speech would have been much different, you slammed the door in the face of the president, and he had every right to be pissed off, and he was, With all due respect Mr. Johnson, I think a cop that’s political will fail in the end and I know firsthand the rank and file don’t like it, that’s for sure, what Chicago needs is leadership that is thicker skinned and can shelve their ideological leanings and work for the citizens of Chicago. unfortunately, that’s not happening under the present leadership.

The IACP petitioned the board to sanction Supt. Johnson for skipping Trump’s speech, the past president claims it’s a violation of the group’s rules to steer clear of politics.
And the Chicago police union’s board of directors voted “no confidence” in Johnson’s leadership.

V Maggio

Chicago Police 7th Districts Haunted House for the Kids 2019

BLOODY CHICAGO Video: Maggio News raised enough money to fill 8 duffel bags full of candy for the kids living the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, we dropped off candy at the 11th, 5th, 1st and the 7th districts on the west and south side of Chicago.

When i arrived at the 7th district the snow had stopped, and I delivered the largest load of candy to the 7th district. The game trailer was already filled with kids playing video games and doing crafts and painting nails. The bad weather did not stop the kids and their parents from coming out and enjoying all the candy and the haunted house.

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Halloween Violence, Politics and Cops in Chicago 2019

BLOODY CHICAGO Video: Maggio News raised enough money to fill 8 duffel bags full of candy for the kids living the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, we dropped off candy at the 11th, 5th, 1st and the 7th districts on the west and south side of Chicago.

A the 7th district the snow had stopped, and I delivered the largest load of candy to the 7th district.

The game trailer was already filled with kids playing video games and doing crafts and painting nails.

The bad weather did not stop the kids and their parents from coming out and enjoying all the candy and the haunted house.

The event was cut short when a seven-year-old girl in a Mini Mouse costume trick or treating was shot, the shooting took place down the busy business district on 26th and Lawndale in the Little Village neighborhood where at least a couple hundred kids were Trick or Treating.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police …was held at McCormick Convention center in Chicago, Chiefs from all over the country attended and so did International chiefs from around the world, what the IACP really is, is a giant Toys R Us for cops, walking through the convention center looking at all the new technology, weapons, vehicles and many other things made me realize how important technology is to the men and women of law enforcement, Technology is the future and is a leading contributor in fighting crime at every level.

And the conference didn’t go without controversy, Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson, decided to boycott President Trumps speech to the Chiefs, he stated it was about Chicago values, but what it’s really about is the political sanctuary city policy Chicago as adopted.

Talked with a teacher about the Chicago Public School system needing more funding to help the kids suffering from the sure signs of PTSD living in Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods.

I would like to ask for your help once again, please remember little Gisele and here family they have set up a gofund me page to pay for her extensive medical treatment help with Giseles medical bill/recovery @gofundme, im going to donate right now so please if you can help, any little bit would be helpful Giseles medical bill/recovery @gofundme, thanks !

And the kids of Englewood would like to wish everyone that donated to the Candy Drive.

Over the Halloween weekend, 4 people were killed and 20 were wounded in weekend Shootings, and on Halloween day 1 person was killed and 5 were wounded in shootings across the Chicago-land area.

Maggio News Signing Off

Warning Graphic: The Reason Why? I Do, What I Do

Bloody Chicago Video: This is the main reason why I am out in the streets doing what I do, it’s about the kids and there are many other kids and young people killed that will stay with me forever. The night I built this video I drank half a bottle of Southern Comfort and it was the first time I drank since 2016. It took 6 hours to write the script and build the video, when I drink my true feelings about the sadness of all this comes out from the depths of my soul. And It’s the only time I ever reach down in there. I have been getting some heat in the streets by some lately, and I thought it was time to remind them why I am out here doing what I do.
V Maggio

Violent Fall Season in Chicago, 5 Killed, 35 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Bloody Chicago Video: The Fall season has arrived in Chicago and the teachers are on strike the weather is good and the stage is set for a very violent weekend. And it was exactly that, very violent. I covered two shootings on the westside in 4-hour period 5 young teens were shot and one of the boys was killed. I also covered 2 adult homicides.
Saturday the westside and the southside both seen a lot of violence, and it was chaos a CFD ambulance and a police SUV crashed on the way to help 3 teens shot in an apartment blocks away, 2 cops and two paramedics were injured in this accident.

The good news to report is Officer Police Officer Adam Wazny is out of the hospital, he was shot by a shooting suspect in West Englewood last month serving a warrant. I happened to meet Pastor Donavon Price, he is a grief counselor that helps the families of shooting victims and homicide victims in Chicago. I see good things in this man and think we will get together and do a video discussion on the issues plaguing these communities.

Most of you that follow me on YouTube know why I am out here, it’s about the youngest the kids that have no choice in all this madness taking place in their neighborhoods and this is the third year to make their day by passing out as much candy as possible.

The first year I passed out 2 duffle bags and the second 3 and this year I need 8 duffle bags full of candy, and I never by cheap crap I only buy the best, so far this year I have had one big donation of 250.00 dollars by Bill Montgomery senior adviser at Turning point USA I put in 200 myself, any donations should go to Exposing the Gun Violence in Chicago @ Gofundme.

From oct 23 till oct 30th the money collected will be spent on the kids from the hardest neighborhoods of Chicago, this year I would like to add two additional duffle bags of candy this year for one more police district and Donavan prices church so please donate what you can, every little bit helps, that’s for sure.
Maggio news signing off

Chicago at the Crossroad Trailer

Chicago at the Crossroad is a feature documentary that will be released soon by Emmy Award winning producer Brian Schodorf. Follow their social media channels below. The film is narrated by Malik Yusef and produced by Afrika Porter and features interviews with Jesse Jackson, GLC, Timuel Black, Father Michael Pfleger, community activists, and Chicago gang members.
Maggio News footage is featured in the film.

Chicago at the Crossroad is a feature documentary that will be released soon by Emmy Award winning producer Brian Schodorf. About a year ago I was approached by Mr. Schodorf and asked if we could collaborate on a documentary, they had a wonderful piece of work but lacked the reality of the violence on the streets of Chicago, and that’s where I came in I have a lot of footage 6 years’ worth so I gave Brian a lot of clips for the project, and boy o boy it came to life. My footage is scattered throughout the entire film all crime scene is Bloody Chicago’s Footage. I was given producer credits in this film and I must thank Mr. Brian Schodorf for including me in this Project, I am very Proud of this piece of work check it out the Documentary will released to the public very soon.

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Flashback: War Zone in Chicago to Anarchy in Ferguson 2014

A lot of people don’t know much about the origins of Maggio News I have been all over the country covering many different radical groups over a four-year period. One day I got tired of the streets of Chicago and decided to take a break and went to Ferguson Missouri to cover the protests there, little did I know at the time it would turn out to be anything but a break, being white and looking like a cop to some, made it all the more dangerous, the protests turned into shooting mass rioting looting and burnings, all of this set the stage for the most violent 24 hours of my life. But made it out unscathed.

This is a look from the ground of what really happened in Ferguson Missouri after the not guilty verdict was announced against cop Darren Wilson in the shooting and killing of Mike Brown.

This is what anarchy looks like folks, it isn’t pretty!!!! Don’t ever forget it people!!!!!!!!!

JUSTICE for Murdered Chicago 9-Year-Old, Tyshawn Lee, R.I.P. 2019

Bloody Chicago Video: Tyshawn’s family the residents of Auburn Gresham and the people of Chicago have patiently waited for the wheels of justice to turn in this case and today they have, giving 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee Justice, I think now this young boy can finally rest in peace.

Four men were eventually arrested in connection to the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. All four men were over 25 years of age.

The first to go down was, Anthony Morgan age 32 bought guns in New Mexico and sold them here in Chicago, 3 of the guns were tied to 3 homicides in Chicago including the Murder of Tyson Lee. Anthony Morgan only received 4 years in prison.

The second to go down was, getaway driver Kevin Edwards age 26, in sept 2019 he plead guilty to first-degree murder in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence.

And the third was the shooter Dwright Boone-Doty age 25 he was found guilty of first-degree cook county jury on oct 3rd of 2019 he faces life in prison.

And the last man to go down was Corey Morgan age 31 was the mastermind behind the murder he was also found guilty of first-degree murder cook county jury on oct 4th of 2019 he faces 100 years in prison.

The neighborhood of Auburn Gresham still searches for peace 4 years after Tyshawn’s death, unfortunately the neighborhood has been unable to attain this, and it seems to be an unattainable goal for the people of Auburn Gresham, at least for now.

Violent Summer of 2019 Ends, 142 People Murdered in Chicago

BLOODY CHICAGO VIDEO: The Bloody summer in Chicago, claimed 142, men, teens, women, from neighborhoods across the city.
Over the last two weekends, 15 people were killed, and 39 others were wounded in shootings on the bloody streets of Chicago. The summer is ending, and it’s been a tough one, despite a double-digit drop-in shootings and homicides during the months of July and August, over the summer months I covered 5 Mass shootings were at least five or as high as 8 were shot at one time.

This year has been a deadly one for the women of Chicago, 44 have been killed and 231 were wounded in shootings, but the big number is the amount of men that were shot this year, 304 men and teens were killed, and 1337 were wounded in shootings only 9 months into the year.

Over the summer time in Chicago a person is shot every 3 hours and a person is killed every 16 hours, the homicide clearance rate is a dismal 9.5% out of the 294 homicides only 28 suspects were charged and no suspects have been charged in the remaining 266 homicides to date. I understand CPD was short almost 300 detectives last year, and I am well aware it takes time to train new detectives, but this clearance rate needs to move up not down, like it has been, putting New detectives on should be top priority, by the brass of the CPD.

The Chicago police have had a very difficult last week of summer a Veteran of the fugitive unit was shot three times and was critically wounded, and another cop was also injured in the west Englewood incident. A couple of hours earlier 2 cops were critically injured and dragged by a fleeing vehicle in Bronzeville, and then there were two suicides, 40-year-old Paul Escamilla a highly decorated police officer was found dead in a north side forest preserve. A 61-year-old retired Chicago police officer was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the south side. People need to realize cops are human beings too and some struggle with the extreme pressure that comes with this difficult job they do every day……..

So far this year there have been 2100 people shot 361 have been killed and 1738 have been wounded and there have been 9 police involved shootings that left 5 dead and 4 wounded.

Shooters and Killers an American Epidemic?

Update: (Audio upload and a couple of other things were not right its all been repaired, check it out).

Bloody Chicago, Remake Video: Over the years in Chicago I have covered dozens of multiple person shootings and over the month of August I covered 4, where at least 4 or more people were shot in a single incident. The labor day weekend arrived and I decided not to go out and cover the shootings, because I feel people are basically sick and tired of all this madness.

There where 2 mass shootings earlier this month, one in El Paso Texas and one in Dayton Ohio, And over the Labor day holiday weekend there were 2 more mass shootings, one in Mobile, Alabama and the next day there was another in Odessa Texas, All of these shootings combined combined left 38 people dead and over 80 others wounded.

Now last month here in Chicago 46 people were shot and killed and 241 were wounded. When the statistics are broke down, they show there is a mass shooting nearly every week in Chicago.

These horrific mass shootings, begin and end with evil individuals that in some cases have no rhyme or reason for the crimes they commit, and then theirs this new reactionary overly emotional society that has some seeking instant revenge, at any cost. when you add in unchecked mental illness, and lets not forget about unproven Psychotropic drugs being prescribed to some of these mass shooters becomes a recipe for disaster.

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Gun Policy and Media Failure in Chicago 2019

After six years on the Bloody Streets of Chicago this is what I came away with. this is the video comes deep from within my heart and soul, its all true, and I know the truth hurts, and the time has come to turn it up a notch, because nobody has the guts to say it, so I will!!!!!!! watch the video.

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The Root Cause: 6 Killed, 23 Wounded in Weekend Shootings in Chicago

Bloody Chicago Video: This weekend in Chicago 29 people were shot, 6 of them fatally, in citywide shootings. August 23rd thru 25th 2019

I would like to pay my respects to a devoted mother of 4 young girls, her name, Marshia Bowman, she was shot in the head this past Wednesday while driving with her four children. She was caught in the crossfire near the intersection of Sibley and Chicago ave in the neighboring town of Dolton, 2 days later she died in the hospital no suspects are in custody as of yet. There has been a gofundme page set up, Children of Marshia Bowen Future Fund, plesase help the kids out and donate, im going too.

This mother and her kids are part of the reason, why, I do what do, I just don’t know why I was sent here, to do this.

We are steadily losing the good ones to senseless violence and we as a society can’t afford to lose any more like her, I want to leave you with this photo of her and her children during a happier time…..

Maggio News signing off

Full Moon Weekend, 3 Killed, 24 Wounded in Chicago Shootings

Bloody Chicago VIDEO: A thirteen-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder at 92nd and Ellis in the Burnside neighborhood. she was in the back bedroom of the home when shots were fired from two shooters outside from the sidewalk. A bullet went through the window and struck the girl in the left shoulder. she was taken to Comers in stable condition. A couple of years ago I was at a Chicago teachers rally, and I listened to this young teacher speaking about needing quite a bit of state and federal funding to higher more professional help to treat the young children she claims are suffering from the sure signs of PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder, she was talking about the children living in some of these very violent neighborhoods.

I personally spoke with her after she left the stage, she basically told me teachers are not counselor’s or physiatrists, were teachers and there is only so much they can do to help these children. People I don’t think the public realizes how many times a day shots are fired in some of these neighborhoods, and the reason you don’t hear about it is because in most cases no one gets hit, but in this case, the bullet found a young girl supposedly safe at home, the cold hard facts are this is what the kids that live in some of these war ravaged neighborhoods are up against daily, and the kids are the reason I am out here.

27 people were shot, 3 of them fatally — across Chicago over the weekend, so far this year 1764 people were shot 293 of them were killed. This has been the least violent weekend in quite some time here in Chicago.

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Relentless Violence Plagues Chicago, 4 Dead, 43 Wounded in Citywide Shootings Aug 9, 10, 11, 2019

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago, Video: These shootings were filmed August 9th 10th 11th 2019. Over this past weekend 4 People were Killed and 43 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago There have been 4 mass shootings in Chicago in 8 days that has left in its wake, a total of 24 people wounded and 1 man dead.

After two very Violent weekends like these, have a way of shaking my faith in humanity, so I take one day to just reflect on what I have seen, then I regroup and go back and do it all over again, the only consistent change I see are the names and faces of the people being shot and or killed on the Bloody Streets of Chicago.

Vic Maggio

8 People Wounded in Douglas Park Mass Shooting

Warning Graphic Video: Maggio News, Bloody Chicago There were two mass shootings in Chicago on Saturday. 1 person was killed and 7 other people were wounded in Douglas park mass shooting at Roosevelt and Richmond in the North Lawndale neighborhood The victims were all standing in the park when the shooters fired shots from a black Camaro and a gunfight took place with at least 5 People with guns shooting it out.

Over the long weekend 7 people were killed and 52 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago. This was the most violent weekend of the year, so far…….

1 Man Killed, 7 Wounded in Block Party Mass Shooting in Lawndale

In this second mass shooting 8 people were shot,1 Man was killed, and 7 other party goers were wounded at a block party at 18th and Kildare in the Lawndale neighborhood.
Over the long weekend 7 people were killed and 52 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago. This was the most violent weekend of the year, so far…….

Multiple Mass Shootings in Chicago, Over Weekend, 7 Killed, 52 Wounded

Warning Graphic Video: Maggio News, Bloody Chicago There were two mass shootings in Chicago on Saturday. 1 person was killed and 7 other people were wounded in Douglas park mass shooting at Roosevelt and Richmond in the North Lawndale neighborhood The victims were all standing in the park when the shooters fired shots from a black Camaro and a gunfight took place with at least 5 People with guns shooting it out.

In this second mass shooting 8 people were shot,1 Man was killed, and 7 other party goers were wounded at a block party at 18th and Kildare in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Over the long weekend 7 people were killed and 52 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago. This was the most violent weekend of the year, so far…….

Riding on Chicago’s Merry-go-round of Violence

This video is dedicated to all that perished over the past five years on the streets of Chicago.

When I talk about dreaming my life away, what I dream about is peace for the people of Chicago.

I love watching the Ferris Wheel go round and round, but hate riding the merry-go-round of violence that never stops spinning.

I Found John Lennon’s lyrics to be fitting for this video.
Vic Maggio

Please Help Support Bloody Chicago

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

https://www.gofundme.com/exposing-the-gun-violence-in-chicago

Thank You to all, Vic Maggio
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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