Gun Violence

Girl, 17, Shot, Killed in Drive by in Hammond Indiana

(WGN) Breaking news: a 17-year old girl has been shot to death in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting in northwest Indiana. It happened late last night at the Saxony town homes in Hammond. Bullet holes riddled the front door of the home. It’s not clear if anyone else was injured in the…

Chicago Police Use, day in the life, Technology to Trace a Guns History

You’ve heard of the “day in the life of” an interesting person or public figure. Well now, new ballistic technology is helping federal agents and police create a day in the life of the guns being used by criminals terrorizing America’s neighborhoods– especially those in Chicago. It’s called the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN).…

Illinois Senate Approves Tougher Sentences for Repeat Gun Offenders

The Illinois Senate has approved tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders aimed at reducing violence on Chicago’s streets. The Senate voted 35-9 Thursday for Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul’s proposal. It would encourage judges to impose longer prison sentences within existing guidelines for gun crimes committed by those who have firearm violence on their records.…

North Suburban Man Fired Gun on Kennedy with Kids in Back Seat

State police say a north suburban man fired a gun into the air while he was driving on the Kennedy Expressway during the Thursday evening rush while two children sat in the back seat. Demond A. Criss, 27, has been charged with felony counts of reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon…

Tougher Gun Laws Just One Small Piece of the Chicago Violence Puzzle

Before Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson acknowledged a couple weeks ago that he’s dealing with some challenging medical issues, his top priority was legislative approval of tougher gun sentencing laws in Illinois. He’s made that clear on numerous occasions, including a recent pitch for support from the Better Government Association. Now his primary concern should…

Brutal Execution Style Shooting Caught on Surveillance Video

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Lauderhill police are searching for the killer in Monday afternoon’s fatal shooting of Lauderdale Lakes resident Gary Wallock. As Wallock left The Lobster and Seafood Warehouse in Lauderhill, a man ran from around a corner, shot Wallock in the head, then fired several more shots into Wallock’s prone body. Investigators also want to find a 2010 blue Nissan Altima with license plate EZX-F13. Please call (954) 828-5700 if you have any information about this incident.

Chicago Gun Offenders More than 6 Times as Likely to Bond Out as Shoplifters

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart hit on familiar themes while giving their solutions to gun violence plaguing the area Tuesday. At a conference hosted by the City Club of Chicago at Maggiano’s Banquets, Johnson reiterated his stance on enforcing stronger penalties for violent gun offenders, while Dart focused on…

Chicago Tribune Warned in 2010 of Dangers of Gun Bans

On March 04, 2010, the Chicago Tribune reported that the hallmark of municipal gun bans was a sharp increase in death rates, and it suggested the reason for the rise in fatalities was because bans affect law-abiding citizens rather than criminals. The Tribune admitted the failure of gun bans nearly two years after the Supreme…

Chicago Police Drug Raid also nets 30 illegal Guns

Chicago police seized more than 30 guns and a supply of drugs while executing a search warrant Friday just outside the city’s northwest side. The seizure puts total illegal guns off the street at 4,230 so far this year, the department said in a statement. Officers identified the location a drug dealer had been selling…

Chicago Police Seize over 1000 Illegal Guns in Early 2016

Chicago is experiencing a surge in violence not seen since the early 1990s, Chicago is experiencing a surge in violence not seen since the early 1990s, a grim development that many observers have attributed to a softening of police vigilance in the wake of a video released in November that shows a white city cop…

Lady Takes Gun away from 10 year old Walking Down Chicago Street

From author “This is how our babies die every day. I was riding down 154th in Harvey, Illinois and I saw 2 little boys creeping from the side of a building, one on each side. I said they’re bad as hell. Looked in my rear view mirror to see what they were up to, and he’s stuffing what seems to be a gun in his shorts. I went down 2 blocks (not to seem obvious) and turned around, got out and this is what occurred. A passerby happened to see (My cousin who knows this child’s mother) called me and said his mom wants the gun back because she purchased it but clearly in the video the kid says it’s his friends and he’s taking it back to him. I had the mom call me and she is livid! She wants this gun back. 😒 I told her I can’t do that. She said she’d purchase another one. This needs to shared because PARENTS ARE BREEDING MURDERS, THIEVES AND RAPISTS.

Deadly Mass Shootings in U.S. Rise at a ‘Troubling’ Rate

(WASHINGTON) — Deadly mass shootings in the United States are increasing in frequency, according to an FBI study of the 160 active-shooter incidents in the country between 2000 and 2013. “During the first 7 years included in the study, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually,” the report notes. “In the last 7 years… hat…

New revelations about mom killed by Capitol Police

WASHINGTON — First they called her a terrorist threat. When she turned out to be an unarmed suburban mother, they said she was on drugs. Now, WND has exclusively learned, without a trace of doubt that was wrong, too. WND can also now report Miriam Carey was shot in the back of the head by…

Rapper L’A Capone, Shot and Killed Outside Chicago Studio

SOUTH SHORE — Leonard “L’A Capone” Anderson, an up-and-coming rapper and friend of Def Jam Recording’s Lil Durk, was shot and killed Thursday evening leaving a South Shore recording studio, his mother said. The 17-year-old rapper was walking through an alley near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue around 6:25 p.m. when shots rang out…