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(Weasel Zippers) The article linked below only covers the Saturday shootings. This one covers the Friday shootings, including of an 81-year-old grandmother. “This is the genocide that happens in our backyard,” said one neighbor.

But #BlackLivesMatter, right?

From the Chicago Tribune

Two women shot during a chaotic exchange of gunfire happened upon by a police supervisor were among 18 people wounded by gunfire since late Saturday morning, according to police.

The most recent shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. on the 6100 block of South Martin Luther King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was shot in the leg, police said. No other details were immediately available.

Earlier, at 2:50 a.m. in the 900 block of West 52nd Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a supervisor patrolling the area heard gunfire and saw a car fleeing the scene, police said. As the supervisor approached 52nd Street, the shooting continued, and the supervisor called for more police and ambulances.

“They’re still shooting over there,” the dispatcher said after the supervisor repeated a call for help. “Get some cars over there with him, (he’s) on scene.”

Officers found a 25-year-old woman who had been grazed in the neck and another woman, 25, with leg and buttocks wounds. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital and both are expected to survive, police said.

One of the women was in the back of an ambulance with paramedics tending to her as police combed the scene for evidence. A woman opened the door and spoke for a couple of minutes with the paramedic. When an officer walked up, hands tucked into his vest, she walked away.

Police taped off 52nd Street between Sangamon and Peoria while officers searched nearby vacant lots with flashlights. Most of the lots are overgrown with grass that’s waist-high or taller. Plastic cups and boxes that held liquor bottles littered the street.

“The one with the …” an officer yelled toward another officer as he pointed to his neck.

“She went to County,” another officer said, referring to Stroger Hospital by its former name.

About 90 minutes after the shooting, someone fired at least a dozen shots south of the scene. A small crowd yelled for the police.

The supervisor who first responded to the shooting sped away, toward the gunfire. The tape tied to his car broke as he drove away.

The attacks bring to at least 40 the number of people shot, one of them fatally, since Friday afternoon in Chicago.

In other shootings:

• A 31-year-old man was shot in a domestic-related incident at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the 5300 block of South Campbell Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. The man suffered a through-and-through gunshot wound in the cheek, police said. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Crime in Chicago: Explore your community
Crime in Chicago: Explore your community
• A 33-year-old woman walked into Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to her arm about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the West Side. She was transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said. The shooting happened in the 900 block of North Harding Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

• Someone shot a 48-year-old man in the leg about 1:35 a.m. Sunday in the 8200 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition. He was sitting on his porch when someone opened fire from a passing sedan, police said.

• Another woman, 25, was shot in the back about 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of West 62nd Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. She and others were in the backyard of a house on that block when someone fired shots from across the Southwest Side alley, hitting the woman. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

• A 30-year-old man driving a black Maserati pulled up to the Deering District station about 1:15 a.m. Sunday to tell police he had been shot in the wrist. The man was driving south on Wentworth Avenue near 37th Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side when someone shot at his car, police said. The man was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.

• A 52-year-old man walked into Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park with a gunshot wound to the leg after someone shot him about 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of West 116th Place in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The man was walking when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, police said.
• A 35-year-old man was wounded in Little Village in a shooting in the 2500 block of South Harding Avenue, police said. That happened about 9:05 p.m. Saturday He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with leg and abdomen wounds, police said. Additional details about that shooting weren’t immediately available.

Police closed a portion of Harding — a one-way street — in that Southwest Side neighborhood because officers found shell casings next to a car. An officer yelled at two men in Spanish who walked under the crime scene tape. Neither responded except for a grin when they turned away after the officer was done yelling.

• About 9:05 p.m. Saturday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, a 28-year-old man sitting in a car was shot in the 4600 block of North Malden Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had been stabilized, police said.

• About 4 p.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, a 46-year old was shot in the leg in the 1500 block of South Kolin Avenue, police said. He was taken Mount Sinai, where his condition stabilized. A person of interest was in custody and being questioned in connection with the shooting, police said.

• About 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side, a 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 4300 block of South Oakenwald Avenue and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

• Around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 7400 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The man was in fair condition after going to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center for treatment, Sweeney said.

• About noon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 15-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were attacked in the 1400 block of North Springfield Avenue, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman.

Both victims were in serious condition at Norwegian American Hospital, with the boy suffering three gunshot wounds to the groin and the man shot in the abdomen, leg and hip, Sedevic said. Police were not immediately releasing any details regarding the shooting.

• Earlier, in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, a 17-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man were shot about 10:55 a.m. near Pershing Road and Calumet Avenue, Sedevic said. The two were walking in the area when someone came up and fired shots, Sedevic said.

The 25-year-old was shot in the hand and back and was in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, she said. The 17-year-old fled and went to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment, where he was in good condition with a graze wound to the torso.

Courtesy of BizPac: Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly responded in a most unusual way to a reporter’s question Friday whether a nuclear arms deal could be reached with Iran before the March 31 deadline.

Allah willing,” Kerry replied — in Arabic, according to Laura Rozen, a reporter covering the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Washington, D.C.-based online publication, Al-Monitor.

As news reached the public Friday that a deal may be forthcoming, Rozen tweeted:

Friend of colleague ran into @JohnKerry at chocolate shop tdy. She said friends in #Iran are looking forward to deal. He said ‘inshallah’

— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) March 27, 2015

“Inshallah” is Arabic for “Allah willing,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Rosen followed up a minute later with this tweet:

Rozen also retweeted a post from Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi that included a photo of Kerry:

Rosen’s tweets elicited a few replies on each end of the political spectrum. Here are a few examples:

As you will see below, Jeb Bush is just like Obama in that he does not love America as it is, and wants to literally “fundamentally transform” it. With foreigners. He got this idea because he spent much of his youth traveling Latin America, a place he now likes and identifies with more than America. He openly says that Americans are inferior to foreigners and need to be replaced by them. Don’t believe me? Read below.

Excerpted from NRO: If Barack Obama is our first post-American president, Jeb Bush wants to be the second. David Frum had an insightful piece at The Atlantic a couple weeks back on the parallels between Obama and Jeb, and their shared post-Americanism is at the center of this similarity. Frum writes:

Jeb Bush and Barack Obama may likewise express a commonality more important than their differences over energy policy, taxes, or abortion.

Both responded by leaving the place of their youth to create new identities for themselves: Barack Obama, as an organizer in the poor African-American neighborhoods of Chicago; Jeb Bush in Mexico, Venezuela, and at last in Cuban-influenced Miami. Both are men who have talked a great deal about the feeling of being “between two worlds”: Obama, in his famous autobiography; Bush, in his speeches. Both chose wives who would more deeply connect them to their new chosen identity. Both derived from their new identity a sharp critique of their nation as it is. Both have built their campaign for president upon a deep commitment to the fundamental transformation of their nation into what they believe it should be. Jeb’s dissatisfaction with America, and desire to change it to be more to his liking, is a theme he returns to often. Jeb’s enthusiasm for immigration (“the public-policy issue he cares about by far the most,” as Frum puts it) is “not only a positive judgment on the immigrants themselves,” Frum notes, but “it is also a negative judgment on native-born Americans.” Some examples, which you can watch him say on video, below the quotes from it below:

1. “They’re more entrepreneurial, they set up more business, they buy more homes, they’re more family-oriented, they work in jobs that in many cases are jobs that have gone unfilled”

2. “I think Detroit would do really well if we started repopulating it with young, aspirational people.”

3. “We have people that mope around thinking ‘my life is bad, my children will not have the same opportunities that I had.’ What a horrible notion in America, the most optimistic of places, and I think an economically driven immigration plan . . . would lift our spirits up dramatically.”

4. “The one way that we can rebuild the demographic pyramid is to fix a broken immigration system. . . . If we do this, we will rebuild our country in a way that will allow us to grow. If we don’t do it, we will be in decline, because the productivity of this country is dependent on young people that are equipped to be able to work hard….Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families and they have more intact families.”

The truth or falsity of these claims is almost beside the point because Jeb’s preference for immigrants over Americans is based on emotion, not reason.

—Courtesy of Pat Dollard

AN ISIS REPORT, RECOVERED BY LIBYAN MEDIA IN JANUARY, REVEALS THAT THE ISLAMIC STATE WOULD BE AIMING AT LIBYA “TO GET TO EUROPE,” OVERRUNNING IT WITH MIGRANTS TO “TURN IT INTO HELL.” ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, ISIS CONSIDERS “ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION” TO BE A PRIVILEGED CHANNEL OF ACCESS TO THE OLD CONTINENT.

Libya has become one huge port, a point of departure for Africans desperate to get to Italy, either to remain there or to head deeper into Europe. Italy fears that a wave of immigrants could land upon its shores, creating pandemonium.

Even prior to last Saturday’s slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians, warning signs had been appearing that Libya was to become the latest and deadliest outpost of the Islamic State. Libya’s institutional vacuum has furnished a welcome environment for terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda.

According to the former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, the Islamic State will control a territory on the Mediterranean coast “within two months” if the West does not intervene.

Droves have been arriving in Libya in recent months with the prospect of getting out of North Africa and are now crammed into ports, creating a situation of chaos. Among them are thousands of Egyptians fleeing for fear of being kidnapped or killed but who cannot return home because they would have to pass through areas already occupied by ISIS.

According to one report, analysts now believe that the risk of an attack on Italian territory is more concrete than ever before. The hypothesis considered most likely is that of a mass exodus of at least two hundred thousand foreigners loaded onto barges and sent to Europe.

A mere 300 miles separate Tripoli and Ragusa, Sicily’s southernmost city. Officials estimate that 90 percent of the landings of illegal immigrants in Italy are coming from Libya where the situation is “dramatic,” according to Mario Morcone, head of the Immigration Department of Italy’s Ministry of the Interior.

Last December, the prosecutor of Palermo opened an investigation into Sicilian immigration. The only thing certain, he said, “is that in 2014 there were 170,816 immigrants into Italy,” and of these, “only 66,066 are registered,” leaving another 104,750 unaccounted for.

“It is not by my choice or my idea,” said Italy’s Morcone, “but a European directive that allows asylum seekers to remain in the country, coming and going from welcome centers and working until their legal status is defined.”

Already this year there have been 58 landings of immigrants into Italy, totaling 6,176 persons between refugees and illegal immigrants. This means a 100 percent increase compared to the same period last year, during which there were already record arrivals.

On the Italian island of Lampedusa, numbers of asylum seekers now stand at twice the capacity of welcome centers.

Officials are worried that Islamist control of many areas of Libya means that they can infiltrate the hordes of immigrants at will, passing completely unnoticed.

On Sunday, men armed with Kalashnikovs threatened an Italian Coast Guard patrol boat in the midst of rescuing a boat with migrants on board, about 50 miles from Tripoli. The gunmen ordered the Italians to abandon their boat after disembarking the migrants.

Maurizio Lupi, head of the Ministry overseeing the Coast Guard, said that “an intervention of international institutions in Libya is critical.”

—Courtesy of Breitbart

In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, President Obama said he believed a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons was possible because Supreme Leader Khamenei said it would be “contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon.”

The issues now are sufficiently narrowed and sufficiently clarified where we’re at a point where they need to make a decision. We are presenting to them in a unified fashion, the P5+1 supported by a coalition of countries around the world are presenting to them a deal that allows them to have peaceful nuclear power but gives us the absolute assurance that is verifiable that they are not pursuing a nuclear weapon.

And if in fact what they claim is true, which is they have no aspiration to get a nuclear weapon, that in fact, according to their Supreme Leader, it would be contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon, if that is true, there should be the possibility of getting a deal. They should be able to get to yes. But we don’t know if that’s going to happen.

Video, transcript via RCP
—Courtesy of Truth Revolt

Jackass of the day. Via The Hill:

chris-murphy-getty-winA half-dozen Democrats who are longtime gun control champions are hoping to keep their fight alive in the GOP-controlled Congress with a new bill that would vastly restrict ammunition capacities.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Thursday touted the bill, which would ban magazines of more than 10 rounds, hours after reports circulated that police had foiled a mass shooting plot aimed at Congress.

“Think of the damage that someone could do in the U.S. Capitol with 30 rounds,” he said at a briefing.
The bill is the first piece of gun control legislation since Republican won control of the Senate. Though it has more than 100 co-sponsors in the House, the bill has virtually no chance of a vote in either chamber.

Two years after losing their fight to expand background checks following the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn., the group of lawmakers insisted that their fight was not over.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn), who represents Newtown, said the number of co-sponsors for the bill has doubled in the last year.

“The support is growing,” she said. “The momentum has not stopped.”

Esty joined Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) as well as Connecticut’s Democratic Senate duo, Murphy, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, to announce the legislation.

Murphy stressed that he has not met “a single hunter or a single person who hunts for sport” who needs more than 10 rounds.

He said those who wanted high-capacity magazines were more interested in “arming against the government.”
—Courtesy of Weasel Zippers

It’s bad enough Virginia Democratic Delegate Joe Morrissey had to celebrate being re-elected to office in a jail cell, the result of allegedly having a sexually inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.

The idiots who re-elected the man can now add to his criminal repertoire four more felonies after his legal team was charged Wednesday with using forged documents during its defense of the earlier charges, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

The new charges include felony uttering a forged public record, felony conspiracy to utter a forged record, felony-inducing perjury, and perjury.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, police raided Morrissey’s office on the night before a special election called to fill the vacancy he created when he resigned, resulting in the new charges.

Morrissey agreed to resign from office when first charged with having sex with a 17-year-old receptionist, then announced he was going to run for his own seat again, saying he’ll “let the voters decide” if he should remain in office.

Clearly, the bar has lowered considerably in Virginia since George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Morrissey was arrested for violating the terms of his work release to campaign the same day he announced that he would run again, according to the Beacon.

It is through the work release program that he is able to remain active as an elected official, and is a true democrat, he has even sponsored legislation to raise state taxes on tobacco.

—Courtesy of BizPac Review

Reality begs to differ. Via Free Beacon:

Valerie Jarrett thinks the substance of the administration’s response to the Paris terror attacks was just super.

President Obama’s close confidant and senior adviser appeared on CNN Thursday morning and reiterated the talking points on the lack of United State appearance at the unity march in Paris.

“I think we certainly got the substance right but it would have been great to participate in the parade and we’re delighted Secretary Kerry is there now,” said Jarrett.

Jarrett didn’t explain what “substance” she was talking about. The President and his administration have received bipartisan criticism for the White House refusal to label the terrorist attacks as Islamic extremism. The administration’s no-show at the Paris rally against terrorism has also been widely panned by the media.

 

Various members of the Obama Administration have repeatedly said that there were no plans to send either President Obama or Vice President Biden to Paris. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris and appeared on multiple morning shows but was not at the march. Jarrett’s response? “He had very important meetings to be at.”
—Courtesy of Weasel Zippers

I guess they’re sick of the Muslims’ BS. Revenge attacks on Muslim places of worship have begun in following yesterday’s massacre at the office of the satirical magazine in Paris.

Revenge attacks on Muslim places of worship have begun in France following yesterday’s massacre at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Mosques, prayer halls and a kebab shop near a Muslim temple were targeted in the early hours of the morning following the terrorist attack – in which 12 people were murdered by suspected Islamist fanatics.

The retaliation comes as French citizens, and the international community, attempt to come to terms with yesterday’s shocking and deadly assault on free speech.

In the city of Le Mans, west of Paris, three blank grenades were thrown at a mosque shortly after midnight – and a bullet was also fired through one of the windows.

In the Port-la-Nouvelle district, near Narbonne in southern France, several shots were fired in the direction of a Muslim prayer hall shortly after evening prayers.

Read more: Daily Mail

Muslims Kebab shop after attack
Muslims Kebab shop after the attack