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,…
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.
Two men and a teenage boy have been killed and at least 11 people were wounded in shootings citywide since midmorning Monday, police said. Most recently, just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, a 51-year-old man was killed in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Police responded to the 2500 block of North Lavergne Avenue for…
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The most recent deadly shooting happened Sunday night in the South Shore neighborhood. About 7:10 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue and found a 25-year-old man unresponsive on the ground, police said. He was shot on the right side of his body and taken…
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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Two police officers are dead and one is wounded after a shooting in Palm Springs on Saturday, according to a source familiar with the incident. Dozens of law enforcement officers are involved in a search for the shooter or shooters in the area of Cypress and Del Lago roads in Palm Springs. Police are encouraging…
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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The man accused of breaking into a Buffalo Grove home and stabbing multiple people and a dog is a convicted felon awaiting trial in Wisconsin on charges that he slashed a police officer in the face, according to authorities and court records. Jacob William Beeman, 29, who lives with his grandparents in the tiny central…
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The weekend’s latest homicide happened early Sunday during a Birthday Party/ Block Party attended by more than 150 people in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.
At about 2:20 a.m., a 43-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman were at the party outside in the 1300 block of West Hastings when someone opened fire, the gunman fired more than 20 shots into the crowd.
A man was shot in the head and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm and back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, another unidentified women was injured by the gun fire and taken away by ambulance the extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.
Early Sunday morning the Chicago police dispatch put out an urgent request over the radio for all tactical officers with long guns from the 11th and 14th districts to respond to the shooting and mass chaos at Throop and Hastings streets in the University Village housing project on the Near West Side.
Arriving In the early moments of the shooting I followed the Chicago police into the area where the bloc party was taking place and I could still hear the shots being fired as police continued to pour into the chaotic scene, people were running and screaming throughout the housing project. Dozens upon dozens of police continued to converge on the area in an attempt to keep the peace in what this reporter describes as a volatile and confused situation, the police and first responders need to penetrate and disperse the large crowd surrounding the gunshot victims lying in the street so they could get them to the multiple ambulances lining the street so they could be taken to the area hospitals to be treated.
.According to a witness at the scene “Everybody was just mingling and talking. It was fun. I haven’t had a good time like this in so long, and then the gunfire broke out and ended a great party. From the looks of all the discarded alcohol bottles all over the street it must have been one hell of a PARTY till the shooting started. The shooter or shooters are still at large.
In this reporter’s opinion had the Chicago Police not responded to this situation as fast as they did the death toll and the number of injured would have been much higher, these high crime communities need the police more than they would care to admit, According to the leadership of Black Lives matter these communities don’t need or want the police, unfortunately I did not see any members of black lives matter at this BLACK on BLACK shooting, they must have been busy at the White House rubbing shoulders and plotting strategy against the police with president Obama. There is another quick fact I would like to point out about the murder rate in Chicago, if it wasn’t for the first responders here in Chicago the death toll would be much higher every year, Chicago’s first responders are one of the best in the nation at treating gunshot victims why? because they have had decades of practice from the shootings that happen every day on the Bloody streets of Chicago.