Chicago and the perverse morality of gun control

When you want to see the moral retardation of the gun control cult in all its depravity, look at Chicago. Right now, the city council and mayor are doing their level best to make sure no one can run a legitimate gun store in the city. All the while the body count from armed gangs and thugs keeps mounting, Bob Owens takes a look at this farce

Thanks to absurdly restrictive gun control laws that ensured that only criminals and cops had handguns, Chicago has long been little more than “Mogadishu on Lake Michigan.” It is a bloody nightmare of a city when gunfire crackles through the air, day and night.  Is not at all uncommon for 50 or more people to be shot in the course of a weekend. Indeed, this past weekend, more than 60 people were shot, 9 of them fatally .

But Illinois Democrats have been forced by the courts to finally begin issuing concealed carry permits so that citizens can defend themselves, and the first permits were issued earlier this year.

An unnamed serviceman put his legally concealed handgun to good use Friday night after a thug opened fire on a group of people because they dared move his drink off of their car when they wanted to leave.

No… I’m not kidding .

The military member and three others were leaving a party Friday night in the 11700 block of South Union Avenue in West Pullman, Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Hain said in Cook County Bond Court.

One of the victims noticed a cup of liquor on top of her vehicle and asked attendees of a party next door who it belonged to, Hain said.

When she removed it, Denzel A. Mickiel approached her, shouting obscenities and threatening her and her friends, according to Hain and court records.

Mickiel, 22, went into the residence, returned with a gun and began firing at the group, she said.

As Mickiel fired shots at the victims’ vehicle, the military member retrieved his gun and took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to Hain. Two unidentified males also shot at the group, she said.

The service member fired two shots and struck Mickiel twice, she said.

Mickiel is in critical condition, and the group that merely asked a drink be moved from their car are all going to be OK.  That would not have been the case had the good guy not been armed. In fact, those people would likely be dead, and certainly the gun control cult would have  used their deaths as reason to further disarm the law abiding. Will Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council learn from this? Will they grasp that what they are doing in trying to make it impossible for people to legally attain firearms for self-defense is morally deficient? Likely not, after all it is not safety they are after, it is control, of people they are after. To them gun ownership is part of Individualism, which is a sin against their Collectivist ideology. Again, a good guy stops a violent attack with a legally carried firearm, and again, the morally retarded gun control cult will ignore it and continue to push for more gun people control.

15 People Shot In Less Than 24 Hours In Rahm Emanuel’s Gun Control Haven

Gun Control Utopia Chicago: 15 People Shot In Less Than 24 Hours – Weasel Zippers

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Or as they call it in Chicago, a slow night.

Via Chicago Tribune:

At least 15 people, including a 16-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, according to authorities.

Eight of the victims were shot in the Calumet police district on the Far South Side and others were shot as far north as Touhy Avenue 30 miles away.

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At Least 43 Shot, 5 Killed Over Weekend In Rahm Emanuel’s Gun-Control Haven

43 Shot, 5 Killed, In Spate Of Weekend Violence In Chicago – NBC News

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At least 43 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in a spate of violence across Chicago since Friday.

The latest homicide took place around 12:25 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood.

A 21-year-old woman was in the back seat of a vehicle driving eastbound on Fullerton when a group of men standing on the sidewalk shouted gang slogans and opened fire on the car.

The woman was transported to Norwegian American Hospital with wounds to the left side of her head and was later pronounced dead, according to authorities.

On Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot when a man dressed in all black approached him in the 5500 block of West North Avenue and fired at him from behind. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Less than an hour earlier, a 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the leg was taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The two were shot when someone fired into a home from outside, striking them both.

Police are conducting a homicide investigation.

On Friday, a 32-year-old woman was fatally shot in her driveway in the 1300 block of West 116th Street as she returned home from an anti-violence fundraiser.

Officers reported hearing shots fired around 10:30 p.m. and the woman, identified as Leonore Draper, was found in her car with wounds to her arm and chest. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.

Earlier Friday, an off-duty police officer shot his neighbors, one of them fatally, after one neighbor shot and injured the officer’s wife in an argument that stemmed from a long-running feud between the two couples.

Eight people were injured in overnight shootings Sunday.

• A 23-year-old woman shot around 6 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard. Police did not have any further details about how the woman was shot, but said she suffered two wounds to the thigh and was in stable condition at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

• Around 3:20 a.m. a 21-year-old man was shot while standing on a sidewalk in the 4700 block of North Drake Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood. Police said a silver sedan drove by and fired shots at the man, who was transported to Swedish Covenant Hospital by someone with a wound to his left shin.

• Less than two hours earlier, two 21-year-old men were shot in the 2500 block of West Division Street. The two were on a sidewalk when a large group of men approached on foot and someone in the group fired at the them, police said. One victim was shot in the left shoulder and taken to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County in stable condition. The other victim was taken to Norwegian American Hospital with a wound to the right foot and was expected to be treated and released.

• Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old woman was shot while sitting in a parked car in the 10000 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, officials said. The woman told police a silver sedan drove by and fired shots at the vehicle she was in. She suffered a graze wound to the left shoulder and refused treatment, police said.

• About 40 minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot while driving near West 32nd Street and South Racine Avenue. The man was stopped at a stop sign when a man fired at him from the sidewalk. The victim drove himself to Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a wound to the right forearm, police said.

• Just before 9:30 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 500 block of East 47th Street in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The teen was walking on the sidewalk when two men exited a vehicle and fired shots at him. The teen was taken to Mercy Hospital with a wound to his left foot.

• Around 4:30 p.m., a 36-year-old man was shot while standing on the 7900 block of South Vernon Avenue. The man said he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered wounds to his wrist and hip and was listed in good condition at Jackson Park Hospital, where he was expected to be treated and released.

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Chicago Public Schools To Go Full-Blown Nutbag Racist

See What They’ll Be Teaching In The Chicago Public Schools – Daily Caller

Chicago public schools are set to introduce a new Afro-centric curriculum, according to a closely-guarded copy obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The curriculum covers kindergarten through tenth grade and is designed to align with Common Core. It includes a web link to TheAfrican.com, a website whose publisher decries “fake-Jews” and calls the United States a “Zionist-occupied enemy territory.”

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The site also claims that the world will end sometime this year and that President Barack Obama is “merely another trick of [the beast of the 4th Kingdom].”

The new Chicago curriculum was announced last December.

“CPS has taken great pride in developing a yearlong, interdisciplinary African and African-American studies program that will enrich the understanding and appreciation of African and African-American history and culture to help build stronger and more cohesive student communities,” said Chicago Public School chief executive Byrd Bennett in an announcement of the curriculum, dubbed IAAAS.

CPS began developing IAAAS after a push last year from groups that wanted to implement a state law passed in 1990 that required public schools to offer one unit on African-American history.

But CPS went above and beyond, implementing the curriculum across all core disciplines, which include literacy, mathematics, science, social science, the arts, physical education and health.

“The law said it had to be one unit devoted to the history of African-Americans,” Annette Gurley, CPS chief officer of teaching and learning told the Chicago Tribune in 2013. “What we’ve done is we’ve taken it throughout the year for all subjects, not just one subject.”

But some of the subjects, including those discussed at TheAfrican.com, are heavily controversial. The Chicago curriculum topic discussed at TheAfrican.com is “The Black Athena,” a book written by historian Martin Bernal. Sixth and ninth grade Chicago students will discuss the book and an accompanying full-length Youtube documentary.

In the work, Bernal claimed that ancient Greeks stole much of its civilization from Egypt, which, Bernal asserts, was populated by blacks. The Chicago curriculum entertains rebuttals to Bernal’s theory but skews heavily in its favor.

Ron Fritze, a historian, the dean of Athens State University, and author of the book “Invented Knowledge,” says that Bernal’s theories are not historically accurate and have no place in Chicago schools.

“As a historian and an educator, I am very troubled by the notion of [students] in Chicago city schools spending five weeks on Bernal’s ideas,” Fritze told TheDCNF.

“His ideas are outliers of scholarship and have been largely discredited among other scholars,” said Fritze, noting that few scholars from Egypt or even China and Japan subscribe to Bernal’s theories.

Fritze says that while most of Bernal’s critics had proven expertise in Classical studies, ancient history, and Egyptology, most of his supporters were not specialized in those fields.

“But they were people who found his ideas to be politically attractive,” said Fritze.

Chicago fifth graders will be exposed to another controversial and widely-criticized theory in Ivan van Sertima’s “They Came Before Columbus.” Van Sertima, who taught at Rutgers University, theorized that Africans populated the Americas well before Columbus.

But critics largely panned the work. In a 1977 New York Times book review, archaeologist Glyn Daniel called van Sertima’s work “ignorant rubbish” and labeled it “myth and folklore.”

Fritze is critical as well.

“I and most historians of exploration consider ‘They Came Before Columbus’ to be very wrong in its contentions about African voyages to the Americas,” he told TheDCNF.

Nevertheless, the IAAAS curriculum provides a unit on the work that includes links to seven-part Youtube video series.

Laid out in the curriculum are pictures with arrows drawn to help guide teachers’ lessons. One asks, “Is the water under the ‘boat’ telling us that these people traveled over the ocean from a place with pyramids?”

CPS initially denied TheDCNF’s request for a copy of the curriculum, made last year, citing the fact that the curriculum was still a preliminary draft.

But last December, Byrd-Bennett made a presentation using slides taken from the IAAAS curriculum. State open records laws require officials to release records of preliminary drafts when those records have been discussed in a public forum.

The Chicago curriculum does focus heavily on well established history and events – including discussions on slavery, the histories of black inventors, the civil rights movement and President Obama.

But other sections also delve into controversial areas. The eighth grade literacy section unit, titled “Being an Advocate to Social Justice,” directs students to the website for the American Civil Liberties Union. It also includes a poem titled “Racism is Around Me Everywhere,” cartoons from the website LeftyCartoons.com, and it encourages discussion of Attorney General Eric Holder’s infamous “nation of cowards” quote.

The ninth grade literacy section encompasses a study of the Pan African Movement. Teachers are encouraged to engage their students in debate over voluntary segregation. “Have someone read the following resolution, Resolved: voluntary segregation promotes growth in a diverse community. Teams then participate in a graded formal debate.”

Tenth graders are introduced to “critical race theory,” which holds that institutional racism and white privilege are pervasive throughout society.

A request for comment from Chicago Public Schools was not answered.

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Leftist Teachers Union President In Chicago Urges Teachers To Politicize Math In Class (Video)

Chicago Teachers Union Prez Urges Teachers To Politicize Math In The Classroom – Gateway Pundit

2 + 2 = Social Justice

The far left unionists are now successfully politicizing math in the classroom.

In March Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis urged fellow teachers to politicize math at their schools. Lewis spoke at the Network for Public Education conference in Texas.

Via EAG News:

“People always talk about how that there’s no politics and values in math. That you can teach math and there’s no place for social justice. So let me tell you how Bob (Peterson) deals with that,” Lewis said.

She went on to describe a math story problem about money and the cost of pencils.

“That’s a very political statement because it’s all about consumerism – it’s about buying stuff, right?

“Bob Peterson tells them about José working in a factory making piecemeal clothes. He uses the same numbers and gets the same answer. And yes, math is political, too.”

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Leftist Incompetence Update: Moody’s Downgrades Chicago’s Credit Rating… Again

Moody’s Downgrades Chicago Again – Big Government

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Less than a year after suffering a major investment downgrade, Chicago has been downgraded again. Moody’s Investment Services announced Tuesday that it was lowering Chicago’s rating from A3 to Baa1, three levels above junk bond status.

Last July, Moody’s downgraded Chicago from Aa3 to A3. President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown now has the lowest municipal bond rating of any city in the U.S. except bankrupt Detroit.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as White House Chief of Staff for President Obama from 2009 to late 2010, and who is close to Bill and Hillary Clinton, has struggled to tackle the city’s looming pension crisis.

Through he reached an agreement with sanitation workers to reform the city’s garbage collection system, he has struggled to work with teachers’ unions and has not been able to rally the city behind broader municipal financial reforms.

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Government Watchdog Group Suing Chicago Transit Authority For ‘Systemic Fraud’

Chicago Transit Authority Sued For ‘Systemic Fraud’ – Washington Free Beacon

A government watchdog group is suing the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), alleging that the CTA may have improperly received between $30 million and $150 million in taxpayer funds by over-reporting mileage for grant funding dating as far back as 1982.

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Cause of Action announced Wednesday it is pursuing a lawsuit against the CTA after the Department of Justice declined to investigate what the watchdog group calls “systemic fraud.”

The Federal Transit Administration determined in April 2012 that the CTA had misreported data in 2010.

A subsequent Cause of Action investigation uncovered a 2007 report showing the CTA had over-reported its Vehicle Revenue Miles (VRM), and as a result received $1 million to $5 million more in federal grants than it was entitled to receive.

The report noted that miles were over-reported by “similar or slightly smaller amounts,” potentially going back as far as 1982. By Cause of Action’s estimate, that could add up to between $30 million and $150 million in improper federal grants.

Cause of Action sent its findings to the Department of Transportation, DOT Inspector General, and Department and Justice, but it says there has been no federal investigation. DOJ declined to investigate the matter in December.

“We are pursuing this fraud lawsuit against the CTA because American taxpayers deserve accountability,” said Cause of Action’s Executive Director, Dan Epstein. “The reputations of political insiders cannot be more important than the integrity of federal programs and the protection of taxpayer funds. When the federal government, including Department Inspectors General, cannot be counted on to discourage fraud, citizen watchdog groups like ours must intervene.”

The CTA is well connected politically, thanks to President Barack Obama’s Chicago roots. Robert Rivkin, the current General Counsel at the Department of Transportation, formerly served as the CTA’s General Counsel from 2001 to 2004.

Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama’s closest advisers, was a chair of the CTA from 1995 to 2003.

The CTA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Yes, Liberals do want to tax everything!

Let’s see, riding a bike is healthy, does not burn evil fossil fuels, so, you would think Liberals would not want to tax bicycling right? WRONG!

Chicago is by no means the only place across the U.S. tempted to see bicyclists as a possible new source of revenue, only to run into questions of fairness and enforceability. That is testing the vision of city leaders who are transforming urban expanses with bike lanes and other amenities in a quest for relevance, vitality and livability – with never enough funds.

Two or three states consider legislation each year for some type of cycling registration and tax – complete with decals or mini-license plates, National Conference of State Legislatures policy specialist Douglas Shinkle said. This year, it was Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Vermont. The Oregon legislation, which failed, would even have applied to children.

“I really think that legislators are just trying to be as creative as possible and as open to any sort of possibilities to fill in any funding gaps. Everything is on the table,” he said.

Of course it is, because EVERYTHING ought to be taxed according to Democrats! Funny, they never think of reducing their rate of spending do they?

Of course, to be fair, those riding bikes, or anyone who just wants to contribute to funding city bike paths ought to pony up for such infrastructure. Colorado Springs, hardly a bastion of Liberalism, does it the right way

Hawaii has had a statewide bike registration law for decades, as has the normally tax-hating city of Colorado Springs, Colo., though in both cases, they are one-time fees and all proceeds go toward bicycle infrastructure.

In the case of Colorado Springs, the proposal came from the cycling community itself. The $4 tax on the purchase of new bikes has been in place since 1988, and no one seems to mind. It only raises up to $150,000 a year, but it’s useful as a local match for federal grants. And it gives cycling advocates leverage when pushing for bike projects. For one thing, it has revealed that 25,000 bikes are sold each year, a big number in a city of 430,000.

Now, I do not support federal grants for such local projects. Let those localities, and those who ride bikes, or who wish to contribute, find the needed funds. But the one-time fee is a good idea. Too often, taxes that are supposed to be temporary become permanent, then they are raised, and later raised even more.

Crazy Chick Boards Chicago Train Naked, Declares Herself “Goddess Of The Train”

Chicago Woman Boards Train Naked, Declares Herself “Goddess Of The Train” – Weekly Vice

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An unidentified 31-year-old Chicago woman was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after she allegedly stripped naked, boarded a Chicago commuter train and declared herself the “Goddess of the train.”

According to police, officers were dispatched to Chicago’s Red Line station in Granville Saturday afternoon after several witnesses reported that a naked woman had boarded the train and was causing a delay in services.

Investigators say the woman jumped a turnstile, boarded the train naked and declared herself the “Goddess of the train.”

She then reportedly slapped and yelled at several witnesses, demanding that they get off her train.

At one point during the ordeal the woman stormed off towards the motorman’s cabin, declaring that she was going to drive the train. Police arrived on the scene a few moments later and escorted the woman from the premises. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for evaluation.

Police believe the woman suffers from a mental illness. No charges have been announced in the case.

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Gangs Of Likely Obama Supporters Ransack Chicago Sports Authority Stores (Video)

Surveillance Video Captures Flash Mob Robberies At 3 Chicago Area Stores – WBBM

Unbelievable surveillance video captured flash mobs dashing into store after store and running out with armloads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods.

It has happened at three different Sports Authority stores in the Chicago area.

This past Monday in Burbank at just before 1 p.m., five individuals entered a Sports Authority and soon after they were off. Video shows them running out the door with rack after rack of apparel and an employee giving chase.

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On Saturday at a Sports Authority on Clark Street, a half dozen entered and stole several racks with lighting fast speed.

The store chain sounded the siren, saying, “At Sports Authority, the comfort and safety of our employees and customers always remain our top priority.”

It’s like a next-generation flash mob. Originally, flash mob referred to a group of people doing a performance to draw attention to something in a positive way. The term gave way to a more sinister motive.

“They used to just be fun. They used to just be positive and now, I don’t know, it seems to have turned into something negative,” said one shopper.

No one was hurt in the three incidents, though it’s clear the mob stops for no one.

A close look at the robbery on Clark Street shows an employee who tries to intercede gets trampled.

The third incident occurred at the Frankfort location.

There have been no arrests so far and Sports Authority is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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Standard & Poor’s Lowers Chicago’s Bond Rating Outlook To ‘Negative’

Standard & Poor’s Lowers City’s Outlook To ‘Negative’ – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s looming pension crisis – and the $1 billion shortfall it creates in 2015 – has prompted Standard & Poor’s to change from stable to negative the outlook on Chicago’s A-plus general obligation bond rating.

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In mid-July, Moody’s Investors ordered an unprecedented triple-drop in the city’s bond rating, citing Chicago’s “very large and growing” pension liabilities, “significant” debt service payments, “unrelenting public safety demands” and historic reluctance to raise local taxes that has continued under Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Now, Standard & Poor’s has cited those same factors for its negative outlook on Chicago’s A-plus rating.

“The outlook change reflects our view of the risks involved in how the city will address its upcoming large pension payments,” S&P credit analyst Helen Samuelson was quoted as saying in a statement released late Friday.

Like Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s cited Chicago’s $19.4 billion pension crisis, the city’s mountain of debt, and its historic “reluctance to adjust taxes” despite its sweeping home-rule powers and diverse economy.

Emanuel took the latest Wall Street hit in stride by essentially saying, “I told you so” about the city’s financial cliff.

“Mayor Emanuel has said for more than a year that without comprehensive pension relief from Springfield, municipalities such as Chicago would continue to receive negative reviews from rating agencies,” Kelley Quinn, a spokesperson for the city’s Office of Budget and Management, said in an emailed statement.

“We have made significant strides over the past two years, but all of the hard work will be for nothing without pension reform. [Emanuel] urges leaders in Springfield to come together and find a common ground that will provide the much-needed relief that will give taxpayers, retirees, residents and rating agencies confidence in Chicago’s finances as well as its future.”

In 2015, the city is required by state law to make a $600 million contribution to stabilize police and fire pension funds that now have assets to cover just 30.5 and 25 percent of their respective liabilities.

The mayor’s City Council floor leader has suggested that the Illinois General Assembly “relieve us of these artificial dates they’ve put on us and allow us to solve the pension problem over time.”

A seven-year “ramp up” was built into a tentative contract with police sergeants but roundly rejected by the rank and file.

But if Springfield refuses to lift the hammer hanging over the heads of Chicago taxpayers, the $338.7 million shortfall in the city’s 2014 budget will seem like the good old days.

The deficit will rise to $994.7 million in 2015 and $1.15 billion in 2016 without a painful mix of employee concessions and new revenues, according to the city’s own annual financial analysis.

Budget Director Alex Holt has said the mayor will not raise sales or property taxes to close a $338.7 million gap in next year’s budget, but all bets are off in 2015.

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It Figures… ‘Teachers For Social Justice’ Chicago Pamphlet Riddled With Spelling, Punctuation Errors

‘Teachers For Social Justice’ Chicago Pamphlet Riddled With Spelling, Punctuation Errors – EAG News

Garbage in, garbage out.

If the latest pamphlet published by the “Teachers for Social Justice” group in Chicago was written by a Chicago Public Schools teacher, it might help explain why student performance has been so dismal.

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Teachers for Social Justice, a collective of “radical” educators and union apologists, recently released what it calls a “popular education piece.” It amounts to a 10-page diatribe attacking recent school closures in the city, school choice and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The only problem is this document is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. Perhaps the teachers of Chicago spend too much time worrying about politics and not enough time brushing up on their own academic skills.

Here are a few examples of butchered statements from the pamphlet.

“Call Mayor’s office and demand him (sic) to return the TIF money to our schools.”

Demand him? That sounds like something a three-year-old would say.

“Call governor (sic) Quinn and tell him to not bite on UNO’s fake shake up: 312-814-2121 or 217-782-0244.”

Um, the term Governor is a title, and titles start with capital letters, folks.

That’s just the first page.

A statement on page 3 reads, “From 2000 to today, the percent of Black CPS teachers dropped from 41% to 30%, with the additional 50 Schools to be closed this will drop even lower.”

We believe this would qualify as a run-on sentence, and why is the word “schools” capitalized?

In a section attacking UNO charter schools, it states, “Since children’s education in the hands of these millionaires.”

Huh?

On the same page it says “The new chair of the board, Martin Cabrera Jr., is the underwriter/investor who helped to sell the $35 million in state bonds for UNO, and he replaced Rangel in the Public Building commiions (sic) even though Rangel himself recognized there was a conflict of interst (sic) to be in (sic) his commission.”

The next page features the following nonsensical statement: “Any school. Juan Rangel’s salary is higher than the mayor’s.” Are they purposefully writing in some sort of code only union members can understand?

The pamphlet also claims standardized testing is “hurtful” and that it leads to “one-right-answer” schooling.

The TSJ document also features a cartoon with the title, “An equitable, high-quality public education is a human right!”

If that’s true, the teachers who produced this document might want to take a bold step on behalf of “social justice” and send their students elsewhere, because their “right” to a high quality education is almost certainly going unfulfilled in Chicago.

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Chicago: 53 Murdered, 224 Wounded In August

53 Homicides, 224 Wounded In The Month Of August In Rahm’s Chicago – Weasel Zippers

Chicago or Syria?

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Via Breitbart:

No matter how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy spin it by touting overall crime being down in the city, the numbers for 2013 are still horrifying.

The website HeyJackass.com, which keeps some pretty interesting data regarding Chicago crime statistics, reports that the city saw 53 homicides in August, with 41 deaths and 224 wounded as a result of shootings.

The August crime wave ended on a tragic note, with 11 people shot and killed over Labor Day weekend; more than 25 more were shot and wounded.

For September to date, there are already seven shooting homicides with another 29 people wounded. The city crime data portal shows that murders and shootings are down, but only when compared to 2012. When compared to 2011, the number of murders is almost identical. HeyJackass.com shows a total 309 homicides for 2013, and things don’t seem to be getting any better.

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Chicago Police Superintendent: Cops Will Shoot Gun Carrying Citizens Because of His Training

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What an asshole

Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy is not happy about the new concealed carry laws in Illinois.  And now he is predicting that police will shoot citizens who are lawfully carrying firearms. During an interview with WVON radio McCarthy made some very bold statements that show his disdain for the 2nd amendment. “You put more guns on the street expect more shootings,” McCarthy said. “I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.”

Good Freaking Grief, how have cops in almost every state managed to coexist with CC laws? Is this buffoon serious? If he thinks those with permits are going to approach cops with weapons drawn he knows absolutely NOTHING! Too bad he does not have that attitude towards gang members huh? Some people have no business being involved in police work, this ass hat is one of them!

Democrats trying to use high taxes to punish gun owners

They are dead set on destroying our most basic human right

GunsSaveLives reports the following:

There is a new anti-gun bill sitting on Capitol Hill, and it doesn’t deal with banning particular models of firearms or even universal background checks.

The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013, was proposed by U.S. Reps. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J. The bill seeks to raise the tax rate on gun sales from 10% to 20%.

Perhaps even more disturbing is that the bill also seeks to raise the tax rate on ammunition purchases to 50%.

Davis released the following statement in a press release,

Gun violence is a daily reality for America and, in particular, for urban cities like Chicago. The crisis should outrage us all. This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now. As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.

Note how Davis fails to correlate the high crime in Chicago with the extreme gun-control laws that prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting their own life and property.

If Chicago politicians REALLY want to curb violence they might try going after guns, but that is not what they really want

Obama Cancels Chicago Democrat’s “Champion Of Change” Award Due To Corruption Probe

Obama Forced To Cancel Chicago Democrat’s “Champion Of Change” Award After FBI Begins Corruption Probe – Weasel Zippers

Wait, a Chicago Democrat is corrupt? I guess there’s a first for everything.

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Via Politico:

The Chicago alderman who was supposed to receive an award as a Champion of Change on Monday, has been removed as an honoree for now, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Alderman Joe Moore will no longer receive the award from the White House until the results of an FBI ethics probe into his office is known.

“We did not honor him as a Champion of Change today and will hold that honor until we know the results of his investigation,” the official told the Tribune on Wednesday.

Moore, who is a veteran alderman, thinks of the probe as unfair and is disappointed that it has cost him the award. He has denied all allegations against him.

On the day he was scheduled to get the award, an inspector general report accused Moore of paying two employees more than he should have after they were fired, saying that he paid one of them “hush money” to not speak of anything in the office.

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City Of Chicago Goes Full-Blown Batshit Crazy… Again

Chicago’s New War On Guns: Letters – Politico

Chicago police are going to hand deliver letters to people suspected of committing or being victims of gun crimes in an effort to stem violence in the city, according to a new report.

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Starting Friday, a district commander will be delivering letters warning certain targets in that district not to commit violent crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The pilot program is targeting individuals off a “heat list” developed by a Yale professor, who studied murders on Chicago’s West Side between 2005 and 2010 and found a small network of people was responsible for more than 70 percent of the killings, according to the Sun-Times.

The letters warn people who have been put on the list that they will be charged with the most serious crime possible if they are arrested for a violent offense.

The Chicago Police Department has identified 400 individuals, or 20 people in each police district, for the list, police told the Sun-Times. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told the paper it’s an effort to “put those guys on notice” and say “we know who you are, we know what you do.”

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DaleyGator DaleyBabe Natasha Marley and some Rule 5 links

Kurt leads off with his version of Rule 5

Angry Mike has two words for us SMOKIN HOT!

Proof Positive has women of PETA, plus a Best of the Web Post, and his Friday babe is Claudia Jordan, and he also has a vintage babe, one of the all-time beauties, Natalie Wood

Uncoached has their PM Portfolio

TC Mag has a video of a bikini malfunction, slightly NSFW

Soylent has Scarlett Fever, NSFW 

Smoking Jacket has Lovely Lady Links 

Miss K has a contest between under boobs, and sweater puppies 

90 Miles has Late Night ladies

Fritz features Cassidy Freeman 

Donald Douglas has his Zimmerman Verdict Riot Babes

Animal Magnetism has some lovely Asian gals 

Bob Belvedere has no Rule 5 BUT he does have a story about a cow killing a man by…………

Mandatory has Kari Nautique

Wirecutter has a naughty doll

I Love Bacon: Now ThAT is a guarantee

Hookers and Booze has an extra hooker?

Heavy has the 20 hottest pics of Katheryn Winnick

Conservative Hideout has the fabulous Girls and Guns post up!

EBL has the stunning Jessica Alba

Grouchy Old Cripple has his Saturday Boobage NSFW 

Postal Dog brings us up to date on hot Lesbian shower scenes 

William Teach has his Sunday Pin Up Post up

Guyism previews Hooters Miss International

Funtasticus has wet ladies

Feral Irishman has your good morning lady

Double Trouble has some NSFW lovelies

COED has Elle Lenz 

Pitsnipes remembers Amanda Bynes before she went nuts 

Randy has his Thursday Tart

Reaganite Republican likes Miss Germany

Classic Liberal has Rule 5 to honor Extremists

The Other McCain has last weeks Rule 5 round up

The Chive celebrates lovely backs

Busted Coverage has Jenny dell, whoever she is, in a bikini

Brosome has Barbara Palvin

BMG  thinks bikinis improve everything

Barn O Rama has Priscilla Caripan 

The Right Way has a Friday Babe 

Theo notes how hot Sharapova is and has Sunday Totty to boot

Wine, Women and Politics has some NSFW ladies

A Nod to the Gods has some more NSFW hotness

‘Chiraq’ Update: 72 People Shot In Leftist-Controlled Chicago Over 4th Of July Weekend (Video)

Chicago Sees Stunning 72 Shootings Over Fourth Of July Weekend – Raw Story

The Fourth of July weekend was an especially bloody time in Chicago this year, where 72 people were shot over the course of just four days according to local media.

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Of that 72, NBC Chicago reported that 12 men were killed. A 5-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy were also seriously injured in separate events, as was a 72-year-old woman who was reportedly shot in the ankle.

Many of the shootings appear to have been the result of gang violence and NBC Chicago noted that at least three individuals who took bullets over the weekend are refusing to cooperate with police.

The Chicago Sun-Times observed over the weekend that 64 of the shootings had already taken place by Saturday.

The weekend lived up to Chicago’s unfortunate reputation for gang violence, which has lent itself to the city being nicknamed “Chiraq” by some. The contrast of Chicago and Iraq, while not initially apparent, becomes clearer when comparing the casualty statistics: 4,265 were murdered in Chicago from 2003-2011, according to HBO’s Vice, whereas 4,422 American soldiers died of violence in Iraq over that same period.

Despite Chicago’s reputation as the deadliest city in America, the murder rate is down significantly in the first half of 2013 over the year prior, according to The Week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said in May that police had confiscated over 2,500 illegal guns so far this year.

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You will never guess who is to blame for failing Chicago schools

Why rich White folks and RAAAAACISM of course, you should know that by now silly! EVERYTHING is the fault of RAAAAACISM, or Rich people, or both

In a scathing speech on Wednesday, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union charged that racism and “rich white people” are to blame for the immense financial crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools.

In her remarks to an audience at the upscale City Club of Chicago, union boss Karen Lewis strongly criticized Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. She also urged the city schools to follow the strategic blueprint of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

“Members of the status quo — the people who are running the schools and advising the mayor on how to best run our district — know what good education looks like because they have secured it for their own children in well-resourced public and private institutions,” the Dartmouth graduate charged.

Of course greedy teachers unions that care little or nothing about educating kids could never be a problem right? And power mad union thugs like Lewis are never to blame either. NO, all that is needed is higher taxation

“When will there be an honest conversation about the poverty, racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of a quality education product in our school system?” Lewis also asked in the speech. “When will we address the fact that rich, white people think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinos—no matter what the parent’s income or education level.”

The union leader then questioned the motives of “venture capitalists” who have expressed a desire to improve the quality of education for poor and minority students.

“There is something about these folks who love the kids but hate the parents,” Lewis inveighed. “There’s something about these folks who use little black and brown children as stage props at one press conference while announcing they want to fire, layoff or lock up their parents at another press conference.”

Lewis called for “an end to corporate subsidies and loopholes.” She demanded “progressive taxation” to close the $1 billion budget deficit currently facing the Second City and its public schools

Lewis is a Communist, and is all about one thing, $$$$$$$$$$$$$