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Harvey Home Invasion Leaves, 1 Dead, 2 Wounded

One man died and his brother and father were injured after a pair of masked men forced their way into a home and terrorized a family in south suburban Harvey Sunday night, police said. Police said a man and his brother were leaving their house in the 200-block of Calumet Boulevard when two armed, masked…

Chicago, 4 Young Racists Charged with HATE CRIMES, Multiple Felonies

Hate crime charges have been filed against four people shown in a Facebook video attacking a mentally disabled man, cutting his scalp with a knife and punching him while yelling obscenities about Donald Trump and “white people.” Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago, Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago, and Tanishia Covington,…

New Years Celebration 2017 in Gun Free Chicago

This audio recording was recorded from 12:00 am till 12:05 am New Year’s eve 2017 in the Back of the Yards Neighborhoods off 43rd street. Vic Maggio stood in the middle of the street and recorder this war zone sounding New Year’s Eve celebratory gunfire video.

The video was cut down to three minutes. Can you tell the difference between fireworks and gunfire? I can because I hear the gunfire all year around in these high crime neighborhoods ¾ off what you are hearing is gunfire in gun free Chicago.

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3 Police Officers Shot in Sanibel. FL, St. Louis. MO, 1 Officer Killed in San Antonio, TX

WAR ON POLICE-Three police officers have been shot and one officer was killed in what appear to be ambush style attacks against law enforcement officers across the country. San Antonio, TX A San Antonio police officer was fatally shot Sunday while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters, authorities said. San Antonio police Chief…

A Farewell Letter to You Dad

This is a Farewell letter to Victor Maggio Sr. from Victor Maggio Jr. Victor Senior passed away on October 31st 2016. One of my earliest and fondest memories was being woken up by you at 3:00 am to sneak me off to work with you on that big silver thunderbird catering truck. You were bigger…

Man Speaks Truth to Residents at Murder Scene in Back of the Yards

On Wednesday two men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in shootings across the city.

A man was shot to death Wednesday evening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.

The 39-year-old was shot in the right torso at 7:23 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Paulina.

He was taken to University of Illinois Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

A man who was clearly respected in the community made an impassioned plea to residents at the edge of a murder scene Wednesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. What he said had a lot of truth to it.

The man’s speech to residents

“It’s not going to stop by killing each other, it’s not going to stop by building more prisons, it’s not going to stop, by locking everybody up and throwing away the key”.

“Its gonna stop till we start getting to their heart, getting them to understand, that their thinking is wrong, that their motives and direction is wrong that their doing what they think is right, not understanding their wrong”.

“But if we could bring enlightenment and bring understanding bring love and bring peace to come against hatred and violence then we will be able to make a change and make a difference, in this community”.

“The cops are not the bad guys the politicians are not the bad guys, the bad guys are, it’s the spiritual influence behind what’s taking place, you know what I mean”.

“You get a man young man that grows up in poverty and his brother has been murdered and his father’s been murdered and sisters on drugs and the police are always are always cruising he’s going to have a mindset and a outlook that he’s going to think your my enemy, this ones my enemy, that one’s my enemy, but that’s not the truth”.

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New BBC Documentary ‘The Lost Streets of Chicago’: Explores inner-city Violence

Chicago’s homicide crisis is getting worldwide attention, thanks to a new documentary called “The Lost Streets of Chicago.”

It’s a look at the violence in Chicago’s neighborhoods through the eyes of a foreigner, and British Broadcasting correspondent Ian Pannell uses rappers like CTC DuWop to tell the story.

“You got to be ready man, I don’t know how to reiterate that. Ain’t no second chances man. When we turn the alleys here, you can already see the shorty’s on top of the cars, they know the cars. The lost streets of Chicago,” Duwop said in the documentary.

Pannell says his mini-documentary has been seen by over 300 million viewers. He decided to explore violence in inner cities after hearing about the disproportionate number of young black males who are homicide victims.

Choosing to focus on Chicago was easy.

“You just passed the three thousandth person shot in nine months. That shocks me, it should shock any journalist. That’s not normal, as one of our contributors said, that’s not normal. I don’t see how that is a situation of anything other than madness,” Pennell said.

Pannell says he relied on local rappers for access to neighborhoods, because they have an easier time crossing gang boundaries where turf wars can be dangerous.

“Many of the rappers have to deal with different sections of the community through music, through promotion, they have a level of street credibility, which allows you to get access to areas that otherwise would be difficult if not dangerous to go into,” Pannell said.

With rappers leading the way, viewers get a taste of the filming of a new video, and a lesson in survival.

West side rapper Bo Deal helped introduce Pannell to the street scene.

“I never seen so many guns like now, ever. The girls shooting it. It’s like they dropped off, somebody dropped off crates of guns in everybody hood. The lost streets of Chicago,” Bo Deal said.

Pannell has reported on conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. He was still amazed at what he found in neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

“I haven’t seen that many guns in civilian areas, in civilian hands, outside of a conflict zone. Normally called a war zone,” Pennell said. Continue Reading

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Authorities Seize Massive Weapons Cache Bound for Chicago Streets

(SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) — Authorities found hand grenades and machine guns inside a northwest suburban man’s storage unit in Elgin Friday night, police said. About 9 p.m., Elgin police and federal immigration officers executed a search warrant inside the unit in the 600 block of Big Timber Road, according to a statement from Elgin…

Chicago Gang Crimes Target Unaware Suburbs

Police from multiple suburbs are tracking car thieves who are using the vehicles they take to commit other crimes. Saturday night in west suburban WillowBrook, a couple was robbed by men who then sped off in a car they had previously stolen from neighboring Darien. That car was then spotted at crime scenes at half…