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‘THE FERGUSON EFFECT’: CRIMES SKYROCKET AS POLICE STAY AWAY FROM HIGH-CRIME NEIGHBORHOODS

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  • “Cops are backing off of proactive policing in high-crime minority neighborhoods, and criminals are becoming emboldened,”
  • Chicago alone was responsible for 22 percent of the nationwide murder increase in 2016
  • Baltimore homicides exploded by more than 60 percent to 344.

 

( Daily Caller ) At first glance, the number seems like an error — as if an FBI statistician had accidentally transposed some digits in the bureau’s annual report on crime released earlier this week.

Were there really 765 murders in Chicago in 2016? A year after the city tallied 478, and the year before that 411? A reader unfamiliar with Chicago’s recent crime history would likely say the true number has to be 576 or, worst case, 675.

Alas, anyone who has been paying attention to violence in Chicago knows the FBI didn’t make a mistake — the shocking number is accurate. Chicago’s annual murder total jumped 86 percent in the space of two years, evoking memories of the early 1990s crack wars when annual homicide totals regularly approached 1,000.

As Fordham University law professor John Pfaff noted on Twitter, Chicago alone was responsible for 22 percent of the nationwide murder increase in 2016.

Although that horrifying statistic stands out, Chicago’s wave of killing wasn’t an aberration, nationally speaking. Six other major U.S. cities experienced a surge in murders in at least one year between 2014 and 2016. (RELATED: The FBI Just Confirmed What Sessions Has Been Saying About Violent Crime)

Baltimore, for example, recorded 211 murders in 2014, a relatively peaceful year for the violence-plagued city. The next year, homicides exploded by more than 60 percent to 344.

As McDonald sees it, agitation by groups such as Black Lives Matter, encouraged by slanted media coverage, has led to a retrenchment among big-city police forces. Street cops are so worried about being vilified by city leaders and the press that they are avoiding contact with the criminal element, she says.

“Cops are backing off of proactive policing in high-crime minority neighborhoods, and criminals are becoming emboldened,” MacDonald wrote in a Sept. 25 piece for City Journal. “Having been told incessantly by politicians, the media, and Black Lives Matter activists that they are bigoted for getting out of their cars and questioning someone loitering on a known drug corner at 2 AM, many officers are instead just driving by.”

Read more: The FBI’s Latest Report Suggests The ‘Ferguson Effect’ Is Real

 

OBAMA LIBRARY DRAMA: SHOUTING MATCH OVER OBAMA ‘LOVING BLACK PEOPLE’, NO MORE ‘AMEN, KISS THE RING’

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  • During a forum for Obama library, a shouting match occur over whether Obama actually loves black people.
  • According to one activist, there will be no “Amen, kiss the ring.”
  • South Side residents tend to speak of Obama with adoration and pride, like loyal subjects praising their king
  • A nasty fight over a community benefits agreement with the Obama Foundation has exposed an unexpected rift between Obama and black community
  • Not everyone on the South Side, it seems, thinks Obama did enough for black folks during his eight years as president
  • Last week, Obama said flat-out that there would be no community benefits agreement between his foundation and the black community
  • The Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement Coalition, founded by five prominent community organizations, has been leading the call for a document Obama Foundation guaranteeing jobs and low-income housing protections

 

 

Obama’s promises for presidential center may not be enough this time for African-Americans

 

Dahleen Glanton By Dahleen GlantonContact Reporter Chicago Tribune

 

On the South Side of Chicago, people don’t criticize Barack Obama — not in the open, at least.

In this predominantly African-American part of the city, where Obama charted his path to the White House and where his wife, Michelle, was born and raised, residents tend to speak of him with adoration and pride, like loyal subjects praising their king.

Now that Obama is about to build his presidential center in Woodlawn’s Jackson Park, some residents are wary of his ability to transform neighborhoods without doing harm to longtime residents who could end up displaced by gentrification.

A nasty fight over a community benefits agreement with the Obama Foundation has exposed an unexpected rift between the former president and some of the South Side residents who helped lift him to prominence.

Not everyone on the South Side, it seems, thinks Obama did enough for black folks during his eight years as president. And as he prepares to build a presidential center that will pay tribute to his legacy, some South Siders are calling him out for what they consider broken promises.

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MORE BLOODY LABOR DAY WEEKEND FOR DEMOCRAT HAVEN CHICAGO

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( Daily Caller ) The city of Chicago saw 30 people shot between Friday and Monday morning, with four fatalities and 26 casualties in hospitals around the city.

Chicago’s notorious gun violence has brought the city at least 435 deaths in 2017, ABC 7 Chicago reported Monday. Disturbing violence has marred several other holiday weekends this year, including Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Father’s Day, which each saw more than 50 shootings.

Despite the grim numbers, Labor Day weekend has seen fewer total fatalities than the previous weekend, which saw seven people shot and killed. This weekend’s fatalities were Jeremy Tang, 20, and Felipe Batista Jr., 26, who were each found dead by police Sunday, as well as James McChristian, 26, who died Saturday. The fourth victim died in the hospital Saturday and his name and age have not been released.

 

Read more: Chicago Had A Bloody Labor Day Weekend

CHICAGO BLACKS CALL ATTACKS ON HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE RACE WAR

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  • Inner-city blacks are rejecting calls from a Chicago Pastor to tear down the George Washington Monument and change the name of Washington Park
  • Inner city blacks: Attacks against our nation’s historical monuments are an attempt to manufacture a race war that won’t help anyone in the black community.
  • “While they’re taking about changing the name, our community needs jobs, contracts, and opportunity. This is a way to stop talking about black folks not working. Black folks get no contracts. Our schools are being closed down. Our houses are being boarded up. But you want to talk about a statue.”

 

Rebel Pundit reported:

Inner-city blacks are rejecting calls from a Chicago Pastor to tear down the George Washington Monument and change the name of Washington Park, and one community organizer says the attacks against our nation’s historical monuments are an attempt to manufacture a race war that won’t help anyone in the black community.

Following the fallout of the Charlottesville riots over the removal of the Democrat Confederate General Robert E. Lee monument, a Chicago Pastor is now calling to change the name of Washington Park and remove a monument to our nation’s first president, George Washington.

Chicago community organizer, Paul McKinley, invited my co-producer, Andrew Marcus, and myself; on a tour of the south side neighborhood surrounding Washington Park and the statue to hear from him and other residents their feelings on the media manufactured debate to erase our nation’s history.

McKinley, along with area residents we encountered during our shoot do not agree with Pastor Bishop James Dukes, and say George Washington should be left alone.

In our new short film, Smashing Statues: The Race War Hoax, released exclusively on Breitbart.com, McKinley explains, the whole Charlottesville debacle was a “bait and switch,” designed by democrat and communist revolutionary forces to distract the people from what is really going on in the community.

McKinley says, “while they’re taking about changing the name, our community needs jobs, contracts, and opportunity. This is a way to stop talking about black folks not working. Black folks get no contracts. Our schools are being closed down. Our houses are being boarded up. But you want to talk about a statue.”

The Democrat Party has proven it cannot feed the African American community. So they’re pretending that, okay, we’re going to fight your fight about something that’s got something to do with racism.

 

 

 

 

CHICAGO MUSLIM WOMAN SENTENCEDTO PROBATION AFTER THROWING NEWBORN FROM EIGHT-FLOOR WINDOW

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  • A Chicago Muslim woman was sentenced to four years of PROBATION for throwing her newborn baby out the window.
  • Uddin gave birth to a 7-pound, 11-ounce girl in her bedroom at 11:20 p.m. while her 10-year-old sister slept in the same room. Minutes later, Uddin heard her mother approaching the room, so she opened the window, held the baby out head first and released her, according to the prosecutor.

 

From ABC 7 Chicago:

Uddin, a Muslim of Pakistani descent, hid the pregnancy from her parents because she thought they wouldn’t approve, Turnock said.

The only people who knew were her boyfriend-who her parents didn’t approve of; and another friend. She hid the pregnancy by wearing baggy clothes and never sought prenatal care.

Uddin gave birth to a 7-pound, 11-ounce girl in her bedroom at 11:20 p.m. while her 10-year-old sister slept in the same room, Turnock said.

Minutes later, Uddin heard her mother approaching the room, so she opened the window, held the baby out head first and released her, according to the prosecutor.

Judge Carol Howard sentenced Uddin to 48 months’ probation and ordered her to pay a $579 fine. She was given credit for 603 days served in the Cook County Jail.

“At that moment she probably wasn’t thinking and she cracked … because the Mubashra I know wouldn’t do something like this if she was in right state of mind,” Uddin’s childhood friend, “Nina O,” wrote in a letter to Cook County Judge James Brown.

“Standing before you is someone who is heartbroken and sad. … She is a confused, older teenager,” her attorney Barry Sheppard said at her bond hearing. “She’s extremely contrite. She’s saddened. She’s been crying.”

A former school counselor described Uddin as a model student and a “sweetheart.”

 

HOLIDAY WEEKEND CHICAGO: 60 SHOT, 8 DEAD…BLACK LIVES MATTER?

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Chicago's overnight violence

 

  • The toll comes as the Chicago Police Department added roughly 1,300 police officers to work each day since Friday to patrol the violent neighborhoods
  • Shootings still persisted in two of the city’s traditionally most violent police districts, Englewood and Harrison

 

( Chicago Tribune ) Dozens of people were struck by gunfire in Chicago, some of them fatally, during the traditionally violent Fourth of July weekend, mostly in parts of the South and West sides that have long been plagued by gang crime and gun violence.

From Friday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon, about 60 people were shot with eight of them killed, according to data kept by the Tribune.

The toll comes as the Chicago Police Department added roughly 1,300 police officers to work each day since Friday to patrol the violent neighborhoods, the parks, the CTA transit system and the lakefront, where large crowds formed to celebrate the holiday and watch fireworks.

This year’s shooting toll was similar to recent Fourth of July weekends, though direct comparisons are difficult because the holiday fell on a Tuesday this year. The shootings this year occurred in communities long beset by violence such as Roseland, Greater Grand Crossing and Back of the Yards on the South Side and East Garfield Park, Austin and North Lawndale on the West Side.

Shootings still persisted in two of the city’s traditionally most violent police districts, Englewood and Harrison. This is despite a new crime-fighting initiative in those districts that includes technology designed to better detect where gunshots are coming from and enable officers to respond more quickly to gunfire.

Read more: Violence leaves about 60 shot, 8 of them dead, for July 4th weekend

 

Englewood, Chicago demographic:

Black 97.37%

 

 

CHICAGOANS ADD ‘CNN’ TO ‘REAL FAKE’ SCULPTURE DEMOCRATS PUT IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER

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Chicago is facing bankruptcy but it doesn’t stop Democrat politicians in Chicago from paying for and placing a statue in front of Trump Tower in Chicago that says ‘Fake News’.

On Friday, a genius Trump supporter put a CNN logo sign on the ‘Real Fake’ sculpture.