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    Actor Jussie Smollett speaks with members of the media after his court appearance at Leighton Courthouse on March 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) Chicago police officers that were investigating the Jussie Smollett case accidentally recorded 37 seconds of a private conversation between Olabinjo Osundairo, a key witness, and his...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two children were hurt in two separate shootings about 30 minutes apart Wednesday night, Chicago police say.The first one happened on the Far South Side in Roseland where a 14-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by, according to police.Police say the teenager was walking on the sidewalk with a group of people...
    CHICAGO — Murders and shootings in July increased drastically from 2019, according to new data released by the Chicago Police. Chicago had 105 murders in July, more than double the 44 in July 2019, and 584 shooting victims is also up dramatically from the same period last year, with 308 reported in July 2019. July...
    More than three dozen of America’s largest cities are seeing a double-digit surge in homicide rates, a new report finds. The country’s 50 largest cities recently surveyed found they are all seeing a staggering rise in murders – a 24 percent increase this year so far over 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported. There have...
    Heather Digby Parton August 3, 2020 1:19PM (UTC) Donald Trump isn't the first president to fail on a grand scale, and he certainly isn't the first to test the boundaries of the system to see what he can get away with. But he is unique in certain respects. The full panoply of grotesque personality defects...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Gun violence continued to plague Chicago, with eight people killed, including a 9-year-old boy, and at least 19 other people wounded so far this weekend, police said Sunday. From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people were shot, a number that includes those...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Gun violence continued to plague Chicago, with eight people killed, including a 9-year-old boy, and at least 19 other people wounded so far this weekend, police said Sunday. From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people were shot, a number that...
    President Donald Trump has said US cities are seeing a spike in crime, as he sends in federal law enforcement agents to tackle the situation. He has denounced a string of Democrat-run cities which are "plagued by violent crime". GETTYNew York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and all of these - Oakland is a mess. We’re...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year. From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people shot, including many of those who were killed, according to statistics released Saturday by the police department. There were 290...
    Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year. From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people shot, including many of those who were killed, according to statistics released Saturday by the police department. There were 290 homicides and 1,480...
    CHICAGO -- Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year, and several victims are young people.From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people shot, including many of those who were killed, according to statistics released Saturday by the police...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year. From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people shot, including many of those who were killed, according to statistics released Saturday by the police department. There were 290...
    As violent crime continued to climb in Chicago and other cities across the country, Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the U.S. Department of Justice was mobilizing to help: Dozens of federal agents would be sent to work with local police to combat gangs and illegal guns. “Our message to gangs, gang leaders and...
    Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, has beefed up the police presence in its downtown tourist district because of a recent rise in violent crime, according to a report. An additional 200 police officers have been deployed specifically for downtown patrols, police Superintendent David Brown told Chicago’s FOX 32. “They put together a plan because of...
    By Brendan O'Brien CHICAGO (Reuters) - The leader and 22 members of the Black Disciples street gang have been arrested and charged with drug and gun trafficking on Chicago's South Side, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Among those arrested was alleged gang leader Darnell McMiller, 34, who is charged with distributing fentanyl-laced heroin in September...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump recently announced that he will send hundreds of additional federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, adding to the deployments already present in Portland, Oregon. In an Oval Office gathering on July 20, he said: "How about Chicago? I read the numbers were many people killed over the weekend. We're looking...
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said President Trump's effort to send federal law enforcement to Chicago is a "political stunt" and if the president were really serious about curbing violent crime in the Windy City he would back gun control legislation. Duckworth, a potential running mate for Democrat Joe Biden, blasted Trump's federal law enforcement deployment in...
    Trump's attempt to cast Biden in that light follows a pattern seen throughout his presidency, where he attempts to shift responsibility, often to President Barack Obama, even more than three years after taking office. With echoes of Richard Nixon's law-and-order campaign in 1968 — when American streets were rife with racial protests and Nixon campaigned...
    By AAMER MADHANI President Donald Trump is painting a dystopian portrait of what Joe Biden’s America might look like, asserting crime and chaos would ravage communities should the former vice president win the White House in November. Left unsaid: A recent surge in violent crime in several American cities has happened on his watch. “Irony...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press President Donald Trump is painting a dystopian portrait of what Joe Biden’s America might look like, asserting crime and chaos would ravage communities should the former vice president win the White House in November. Left unsaid: A recent surge in violent crime in several American cities has happened on his...
    More than three dozen people were injured or killed during a weekend of violent crime in Chicago, police said. A total of 47 people were injured during shootings in the city starting Friday, and two people were killed. On Sunday afternoon, a 37-year-old man was riding his bicycle through a neighborhood on the 4000...
    By Brendan O'Brien and Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many Chicagoans vehemently oppose President Donald Trump's pledge to send federal officers to the third-largest U.S. city, after seeing camouflaged agents deployed in Portland club and tear-gas anti-racism protesters. But in South and West Side neighborhoods hit hardest by a recent spike in gang violence, some...
    During the predictions segment of Friday’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page predicted that the “dreadful” rates of homicides and violent crimes in the city of Chicago will end up declining thanks to “a productive relationship” between the city and the federal government. Page said, “I predict that Chicago’s dreadful homicide and violent...
    Three men in Chicago face federal gun crime charges in conjunction with Operation Legend, CBS Chicago reports. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District Of Illinois, they are the first to be charged under the federal initiative. President Trump and other officials on Wednesday formally announced the deployment of "hundreds" of federal...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- George Floyd's brother and a former NBA player joined Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to unveil a Cook County violence prevention funding effort Friday afternoon.Former NBA player and activist Stephen Jackson to joined Preckwinkle at the Austin Peoples Action Center on Chicago West Side.George Floyd's brother also spoke at the event,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is expected to unveil a Cook County violence prevention funding effort Friday afternoon.Former NBA player and activist Stephen Jackson is scheduled to join Preckwinkle at the Austin Peoples Action Center on Chicago West Side.The effort comes as President Donald Trump announced a new federal anti-crime initiative...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three Illinois congressmen are sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, outlining their expectations for federal agents being deployed to Chicago. U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Danny Davis, and Bobby Rush – all Democrats – are asking for some assurances from the Trump administration that federal law enforcement will coordinate...
    WASHINGTON - In sending federal law enforcement agents to several cities beset by a spate of shootings and violence, U.S. President Donald Trump is primarily laying the blame on politically left-leaning mayors and governors and efforts to “defund” police departments. “To look at it from any standpoint, the effort to shut down policing in...
    WASHINGTON - In sending federal law enforcement agents to several cities beset by a spate of shootings and violence, U.S. President Donald Trump is primarily laying the blame on politically left-leaning mayors and governors and efforts to “defund” police departments. “To look at it from any standpoint, the effort to shut down policing in...
    WASHINGTON - In sending federal law enforcement agents to several cities beset by a spate of shootings and violence, U.S. President Donald Trump is primarily laying the blame on politically left-leaning mayors and governors and efforts to “defund” police departments. “To look at it from any standpoint, the effort to shut down policing in...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump has announced that federal agents will be sent to cities struggling with gun violence, including Chicago, my hometown. There are things that would be helpful to the city, but this does not seem like one of them. Jens LudwigNews reports suggest that 150 agents are on their way to the Windy City...
    As gun violence in Chicago increased exponentially over the past decade, African Americans were overwhelmingly impacted. Local leaders continue to grapple with how to combat the spike while opposing plans by the Trump administration to deploy federal agents to the city. From Jan. 1, 2010 through July 8 of this year, Black homicide victims accounted for 4,374...
    Help is on the way for Chicago, now that President Trump and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have agreed on plans to send 200 federal agents to the city to help rein in out-of-control violence. Let’s hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains right in waving off Trump’s offer to do the same for New York City. Like several...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accepted President Donald Trump’s offer of federal law enforcement officials to help fight crime in Chicago — but says they must not patrol protests, as federal officials are doing in Portland, Oregon. President Trump and Mayor Lightfoot spoke Wednesday evening, after the administration announced that it would surge federal law...
    The Black Lives Matter movement filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday to prevent President Donald Trump from sending 200 federal law enforcement officials to help Mayor Lori Lightfoot fight surging crime in the city. The lawsuit, in which the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has joined Black Lives Matter’s Chicago...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday defended a series of insulting text messages sent to the city's police union president after he asked President Trump for help in addressing the city's violent crime wave. In the messages to Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, Lightfoot called him a "cartoon character" and "clown" who is "desperate for relevance."...
    A group of Chicago activist organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday requesting that a judge block federal agents from intervening in police protests, arguing that the surge ordered by President Trump will curtail residents' ability to hold demonstrations. The suit names Attorney General William Barr and other heads of federal agencies whose agents are part of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced he will send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention into local enforcement as he runs for reelection under a “law and order” mantle. Using the same alarmist language he has employed to describe illegal immigration, Trump painted...
    The mayor of Chicago suggested sexism is behind President Trump's decision to send federal law enforcement into cities that have seen a spike in violent crime since the beginning of the summer. “The president has been on a campaign now for some time against Democratic mayors across the country,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot during...
    In the week leading up to his announcement of a “surge” of hundreds of FBI, Justice Department, and Homeland Security personnel to Chicago, Donald Trump wanted a bigger, more public, more violent fight on the streets of the Windy City.  According to three people familiar with the president’s private remarks, Trump previously envisioned an ostentatious,...
    By KATHLEEN FOODY, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A collection of Chicago activist groups want a judge to block federal agents sent to the city to combat violent crime by President Donald Trump from interfering in or policing protests, arguing in a lawsuit filed Thursday that that the surge will inhibit residents' ability to...
    Did President Trump make the right move sending federal agents to Chicago to combat its violent crime epidemic? — TheBlaze (@TheBlaze)1595520773.0