Did the Purges begin? Is America a war zone? Looking at Chicago one might be convinced. As of August 6th, it had been 1256 days since the city of Chicago had a single day free of sh*oting and/or homicides, and this shows no sign of abating. That translates to nearly three and a half years – that is three and half years worth of daily/nightly, sometimes even hourly firearm violence in a city noted for some of the strictest firearm control laws in the nation.
The beleaguered populace of Chicago is denied the basic right to defend themselves against the rampant firearm violence taking place in their neighborhoods and their city streets while they attempt to fight poverty and joblessness in a city riddled with debt, high crime, rampant gang violence. Yet Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to advocate for illegal aliens over the citizens of Chicago. In spite of the ruling of McDonald v. the City of Chicago rending the anti-gun laws of the city unconstitutional, Emanuel and other city leaders continue to mire the citizens of Chicago in bureaucracy that virtually renders the ruling void in actual practice.
— HeyJackass.com (@w_h_thompson) August 19, 2018
These advocates of gun control perpetuate the idea that firearms belong only in the hands of the police and the military. Yet three weeks after some 75 people were shot in Chicago, making it the deadliest weekend of the year, police have only charged just one man. They are now asking for the public’s help in making more arrests. Just a question, but would the people not be more effective in assisting the police in their bid to make the city safer if they were legally allowed to carry a firearm?
Outlier: Women/girls accounted for 42% of Sunday’s 48 shooting victims. The average #Chicago weekend typically sees around 11%.
— HeyJackass.com (@w_h_thompson) August 7, 2018
The Chicago Tribune reports of that deadly weekend of violence –
“At least 74 people were shot in one of the most violent weekends of the year in Chicago, spurred by a 7-hour period early Sunday morning when 40 people were shot.
Between 3 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday morning, 11 people were killed and 63 were wounded, according to Tribune data. Their ages spanned from 11 to 62 years old, and most of those shot were attacked on the South and West sides.
As of Friday, at least 1,700 people have been shot in the city this year, fewer than the last two years at this time when violence hit record levels in the city but well above other recent years. There have been at least 300 homicides, according to Tribune data.
Six of the shootings this weekend injured four or more people in a single attack, racking up 31 victims early Sunday.”
47 people were shot yesterday in #Chicago, 6 fatally. Easily an all-time high for our data set.
Previous record holders:
8/20/17 – 36 shot, 6 fatal
7/5/15 – 34 shot, 5 fatal
7/17/16 – 33 shot, 5 fatal
8/28/16 – 33 shot, 5 fatal
6/11/17 – 33 shot, 4 fatal
— HeyJackass.com (@w_h_thompson) August 6, 2018
Rick Franklin, a reputed gunman for the street gang Black Souls, was taken into police custody on August 4. His arrest came just mere hours after police say he fired a shot at an intersection striking a 26-year-old man, wounding him. The 27-year-old is charged with three felonies, including aggravated discharge of a firearm, being an armed habitual criminal, and unlawful use of a weapon.
But as the Chicago Tribune reports, “nearly three weeks later, Franklin remains the only alleged shooter charged in connection with the carnage from a weekend during which 75 people were shot, a dozen of those fatally. So far, department officials have reported progress on about five shootings that weekend — ranging from Franklin’s arrest to investigative alerts issued for people they want to interview.
Scores of other victims or their family members still await justice. The damage done by the Chicago Police Department Chicago police’s failure to solve the cases ripples beyond those left bandaged, recovering in hospitals or grieving lost loved ones. Residents and crime experts alike say that consistently failing to hold those who commit violence accountable casts a shadow on the entire city.
The department’s record for solving homicides — known as the clearance rate — that occurred in the same year was about 17 percent in 2017, and the rate remains about that low so far in 2018. Shooting clearance rates have been even more dismal in the past, according to a study that found just 5 percent of shootings in 2016 were cleared.”
Earlier today, #Chicago tallied 2018’s 2000th person shot. Last year this milestone was reached on July 15th, 2016 arrived prematurely on July 3rd, 2015 held off until September 3rd and 2014 sauntered all the way to October 4th.
— HeyJackass.com (@w_h_thompson) August 25, 2018
Yet rather than choosing to arm their populace allowing them to defend themselves, city leaders Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested that lack of help from the city’s citizen has made it difficult for officers to make arrests.
“We have to continue to get out in the community, engage them and know them better,” Johnson states, “We have to just be better at building relationships with people to make them more comfortable to talk to us.”
— HeyJackass.com (@w_h_thompson) August 24, 2018
The Daily Mail states of the situation –
“In recent weeks, Emanuel has deployed an extra 600 police officers to patrol the streets as he faces mounting pressure to take action against the rampant violence or resign.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken out about the violence in Chicago blaming the crime rate on Emanuel. In a statement earlier this month, Trump said community bonds with law enforcement need to be stronger.
‘That’s bad stuff happening. And probably, I guess, you have to take it from the leadership, it’s called bad leadership,’ he added. ‘There’s no reason in a million years that something like that should be happening in Chicago.'”
President Trump Announced How He Just Got Mexico To Pay For The Wall
When President Trump said he would have Mexico pay for the wall on our southern border, he meant it. He just announced how they are going to do it too… through the USMCA (the revision of NAFTA). Which I suspect was the plan all along.
Very early this morning at about 4:38 am, Trump tweeted: “I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!”
Do you think Facebook should be regulated so they're forced to treat everyone the same, regardless of their political beliefs, considering their size and influence in society?
— Amanda Shea (@TheAmandaShea) December 13, 2018
For those doubters on Twitter (and you will see some of them below), I highly doubt the plan was ever to have Mexico pay for the wall up front. We would fund the wall and recoup the funding from Mexico. I don’t see what is so hard to understand about that. But it seems to be a financial move many can’t seem to grasp and that is beyond their comprehension.
SIGN PETITION DEMANDING TRUMP BUILD THE WALL 75,000 HAVE SIGNED
I fully support that if Congress just won’t fund the wall, having the military build it through Pentagon funding and then reimbursing them for it. Why? Because it is a national security issue and always has been. That border is a clear and present danger.
Why shouldn’t Trump have Mexico pay through the USMCA? And why all the negativity from people who are obviously poorly informed and just politically biased? They let their hate for the president dictate all their thoughts and actions rather than looking at the mechanics of the move and the benefits from it. I just don’t get these people. They have not even given this a chance and already they are shooting it down. That’s a leftist for you.
Check out the moves on Twitter over this:
I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2018
The government didn’t spend or receive money from NAFTA. So unless you’re going to raise taxes, there is no money coming into the government from the new deal.
— pastajoe (@pastajoe5) December 13, 2018
Good, now you can stop bothering Chuck and Nancy about getting our money for it.
— S.Danielle (@sdanielle) December 13, 2018
I am losing faith in you, sir. Why are you asking us taxpayers for 5 billion dollars if the new deal will pay for the wall? You promised that we wouldn’t have to pay for it! Please keep your promise, a free border wall, or I will not vote for you again. #NoWallNoVote pic.twitter.com/eDopbpl7T1
— Ridgely Gibbs (@Patriots4Truth_) December 13, 2018
Also the deal still has to be ratified and approved by Congress which probably won't happen until the end of 2019 Or possibly mid 2020. So you're making promises using money you don't have and may possibly not get. What a shocker Mr. Bankruptcy
— Alan Volante (@VolanteAlan) December 13, 2018
Well wait until that money is coming in and build it then
— Caren Sykes (@misscsykes12) December 13, 2018
I've decided I'm not buying a Maga hat from you, but instead spend the money on drugs. So, now you pay for my drugs.
— elitaire klimaatdrammer (@graphincent) December 13, 2018
Great so you don't need a penny from Congress or US Taxpayers then. Let us know when Mexico sends you the check for the $5 billion you want for the first payment on the wall. Until then don't bother Americans for the $.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 13, 2018
No, this means consumers will pay for the wall.
— Carolyn McClanahan (@CarolynMcC) December 13, 2018
If you buy something that normally costs $1000 on sale for $750, you didn't save $250. You spent $750.
— Cannie Ware (@CannieW) December 13, 2018
— 🇺🇸TrumpedUp🇺🇸 (@TrumpedUp20) December 13, 2018
Trump's tweets shows how disturbed he is. He cannot deal with being wrong. His psyche will not allow it. To say trump is abnormal is an understatement. America, we have a problem.
— Cathy Grinner (@catgrinner) December 13, 2018
Bait and switch
— Greg Stanton (@GregStanton) December 13, 2018
Jeez… I saw that one coming.
— Honest Abe (@honestpotus16) December 13, 2018
Most of these people don’t seem to get that a great deal of the funding for the wall was approved before Trump started all of this. I have never seen so many people so intent on leaving themselves open to attack. What a bunch of foolish, self-involved individuals. Just sad. Build the wall whatever it takes and do it fast before one of our many enemies gets a chance to severely cripple this nation once again.
Illegal Invader Collides With Major Karma After Leaving Church – Should’ve Listened!
An illegal alien was busted in North Carolina last week after leaving a church to meet for a scheduled appointment with immigration officials. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was evidently living for almost a year in the basement of a Methodist church while trying to get his deportation to Mexico delayed. ICE doesn’t make arrests in churches so they waited until he left this one.
Oliver-Bruno was asked to provide his fingerprints to move his petition forward. He was promptly arrested in the USCIS office when he arrived. To be fair, this guy is a convicted criminal and is not some innocent victim here. Clergy from the church formed a human wall around the vehicle taking him to detention, singing “Amazing Grace” and chanting “Let him stay!” Several were arrested. The Hill has more on this misguided intervention:
An undocumented man was arrested in North Carolina on Friday after leaving a church to meet for a scheduled appointment with immigration officials, The News & Observer reported.
Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was living in the basement of Durham’s CityWell United Methodist Church for nearly a year while he petitioned for his deportation to Mexico to be delayed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not make arrests in churches.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asked Oliver-Bruno to appear in person to provide his fingerprints in order for his petition to be processed. He was then arrested inside the USCIS office, the paper reported.
“Mr. Oliver-Bruno is a convicted criminal who has received all appropriate legal process under federal law, has no outstanding appeals, and has no legal basis to remain in the U.S.,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson Bryan Cox told The News & Observer in a statement.
Faith leaders and church members who had accompanied Oliver-Bruno formed a human wall around the vehicle taking him to detention, singing “Amazing Grace” and chanting “Let him stay!” Several were arrested, according to CNN.
“It was presented as a legitimate appointment but ICE utilized due process as bait,” Cleve May, a pastor at the church, told CNN. “So we went to the appointment with him, to offer protection, knowing that ICE could not be trusted. We were thinking we would be in and out in 30 minutes.”
“Samuel’s sudden and inappropriate arrest in the middle of the Thanksgiving season reflects the callous and cruel approach we’ve come to expect from the Trump administration. As Members of Congress representing the Durham community, we will continue to do everything in our power to keep the Oliver-Bruno family together,” they said.
“In a call with us this afternoon, ICE has committed to allow Mr. Oliver-Bruno to remain in the U.S. in detention while his case is adjudicated. While this means he will not be immediately deported, we remain committed to fighting for his release.”
Oliver-Bruno was arrested in El Paso, Texas, in 2014 after using a Texas birth certificate to enter the U.S., according to CNN. He lived for 11 months in sanctuary at the Durham church, where he helped with renovations, including a bedroom and shower after CityWell agreed to take him in the facility.
Oliver-Bruno said he feared he will be deported, leaving behind his son and wife, who has lupus and depends on her husband financially, the News & Observer reported.
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