January 17, 2022

‘Blood On Her Hands’: Chicago 911 Dispatcher Slams Mayor Lori Lightfoot Over Skyrocketing Murder Rate

A Chicago 911 dispatcher slammed Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot over the skyrocketing crime rate in the Windy City, saying that she has “blood on her hands.” “All hell has broken loose,” dispatcher Keith A. Thornton, Jr. told Fox News on Tuesday. “In my opinion and fact, the blood is on her hands,” Thornton said.…

22 Shot over Christmas Weekend in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Twenty-two people were shot, two of them fatally, over Christmas weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News reported at least 18 people were shot Christmas Eve into Sunday morning and ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times notes the number of shooting victims was 22 by Monday morning. The first shooting fatality of the weekend…

Australia’s Northern Territory Government Backs Down on Strict COVID-19 Travel Rules

Australia’s Northern Territory Government has overturned a previous decision restricting travellers to the Territory to high-vaccination zones for the first 14 days of their stay from Dec.20. Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said on Wednesday evening that the Government had consulted key stakeholders, including Land Councils, peak health bodies, tour operators and industry bodies. “We…

2 Children Die More Critically Injured After Jumping Castle Blown Into Air in Australia

Four children have died and five more critically injured after falling from a jumping castle when it was blown into the air by a wind gust at Hillcrest Primary School in Australia’s southern island state of Tasmania on Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoon, police confirmed that two boys and two girls had died, with four…

‘You Won’t Be Able to Book Any Billboards in Australia’: Agency Tells Beijing Critic and Human Rights Advocate

Advertising critical of China or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could be barred from running on any billboards in Australia, according to a recording by Senate candidate and student-activist Drew Pavlou. In a recording posted on Pavlou’s Twitter account, an advertising representative explained why his billboard company was turning down an AU$3,000 (US$2,152) campaign—featuring the…

French MPs Arrive in Taiwan for Visit Amid China Tensions

TAIPEI, TAIWAN—A group of six French lawmakers arrived in Taiwan for a five-day visit on Wednesday, following a similar trip led by a group of French parliamentarians in October that the Chinese regime sought to discourage. François de Rugy, the head of the Taiwan Friendship group in the National Assembly, the lower house of France’s…

Mexican Man Beaten to Death in Chicago While Putting Up Christmas Lights

A man who moved from Mexico to Chicago to give his family a better life was beaten to death outside his South Side home Saturday while putting up Christmas lights, according to reports. Area One detectives say that Jose Tellez was attacked and beaten by two men around 6:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of…

Head of Miami-Dade Schools Chosen as LAUSD Superintendent

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced Dec. 9 its new superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, who has previously served as superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools since 2008. The LAUSD Board of Education unanimously voted in Carvalho’s favor in a closed-door meeting on Thursday. Carvalho will replace Megan K. Reilly, who has been serving…

A Conversation With Charles Marohn: ‘Honor the Struggle!’

Walking six blocks to work each morning gives Charles Marohn a unique insight into the vitality of his town, and into his own well-being. Aware of the benefits of exercise in his life, he quickly draws an analogy between personal discipline and the discipline that makes for a strong town. Wisdom literature often draws a…

San Francisco Restaurant Apologizes After Refusing Service to Police Officers

SAN FRANCISCO—A restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is apologizing for refusing service to three uniformed police officers. The store owners said the officers’ weapons, which are part of their uniform, made the restaurant staff feel uncomfortable. The incident later ignited an online debate. After a wave of negative comments on social media and…

In Bob Dole’s Final Thoughts On Death And Heaven, He Jokes He’ll Probably Be Back To Vote In Chicago

December 10, 2021 2:34 PM ET Former Republican Kansas Sen. Bob Dole joked in his final thoughts that he was excited to see whether he would be back to vote in Chicago after he died.Dole’s daughter, Robin, read her father’s farewell letter Friday at his funeral in the Washington National Cathedral. “As I make the…

Lightfoot’s Chicago: Smash and Grab Thieves Steal $1 Million in Merchandise from Auto Gallery

The smash and grab crime wave happened upon an exotic car dealership in Chicago this weekend, where two people reportedly stole up to $1 million in merchandise. The robbery occurred on Saturday afternoon at the Gold Coast Auto Gallery in the upscale Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago. The two men allegedly stole millions of…

Chicago mayor needs to dump police boss if ‘crime pandemic’ isn’t addressed, critic says

In Chicago on Friday night, as many as a dozen suspects stormed into a store in the city’s Chatham neighborhood and grabbed as many items as they could carry, according to a report. One security-camera image released by police shows four suspects behind the store’s counter, rummaging through drawers and grabbing displayed items. Another suspect […]

22 Shot Friday into Sunday Morning in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Twenty-two people were shot, five of them fatally, Friday into Sunday morning in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports a woman was shot in the head and fatally wounded Friday about 8:2src p.m. She was in a building “in the 71srcsrc-block of South Ridgeland Avenue” when she was shot. A 44-year-old…

Rand Paul: The Antidote to Anthony Fauci

I had a follow-up interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) about his upcoming hearing in the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, in light of revelations about gain-of-function research, the NIH’s removal of that phrase from its website, cruel lab experiments on beagles, and why Dr. Anthony Fauci is still employed, as well as…

Capitol Report (Nov. 3): Virginia Election Has National Implications

Virginians voted in an unexpectedly close race for governor. We have analysis on the results from the commonwealth. And we speak to a Virginia congressman to find out what this could mean for the future of Virginia and the nation moving forward. President Joe Biden just unveiled his new plan to reduce U.S. methane emissions…

New Jersey Incumbent Governor Announced Election Winner as Tallying Continues

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly won reelection on Wednesday, defeating Republican former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, announced The Associated Press. Unofficial results show Murphy winning with 50 percent of the votes by a margin of 19,294 votes, while Ciattarelli gained 49 percent of the votes, with 98 percent of precincts reporting, according to the New Jersey…

Xi Jinping Skips COP26 Despite China Being the Top Polluter; Former CIA Officer Discusses China IP Theft

As the COP26 climate conference is underway, one member is missing. Chinese leader Xi Jinping did not even attend. Rather, he sent a letter instead. Why is the top polluter in the world not in attendance? I discuss exactly how unserious the Chinese regime really takes climate change. Plus, have you ever wondered what “common prosperity” really…

26 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Twenty-six people were shot, six of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News noted 19 people were shot, four of them fatally, Friday into Sunday morning alone. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported that the fifth and sixth shooting homicides  of the weekend occurred at 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.…

Treasury Secretary Says US Not Losing Control Over Inflation as Twitter CEO Issues Dire Warning

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey issued a warning about rising inflation over the weekend as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday said the United States isn’t losing control. “Hyperinflation is going to change everything. It’s happening,” Dorsey wrote on Twitter, later continuing to say: “It will happen in the U.S. soon, and so the world.” Jack…

Book Review: ‘A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II’

A British biographer and journalist, Sonia Purnell poured through documents in England and the United States for more than three years as well as conducting countless interviews to write the book “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II.” A credit to her craft, Purnell…

Husband of Detained Iranian–British Woman on Hunger Strike

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of imprisoned British–Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, speaks to the media after joining the family of Anoosheh Ashoori, a British man who has been jailed in Iran, to stage an ’empty chair’ protest opposite Downing Street, in London on Aug. 13, 2021. (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) LONDON—The husband of UK charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who…

China’s HNA Restructuring Plan Approved by Creditors

The HNA Group logo is seen on the building of HNA Plaza in Beijing on Feb. 9, 2018. (Jason Lee/Reuters) SHANGHAI—Creditors of China’s HNA Group have voted to approve the company’s restructuring plan, according to a court comment posted on HNA’s official WeChat page on Saturday. The court in China’s southern island of Hainan, where…

WATCH: Alleged Thieves Swipe Expensive Purses from Chicago Boutique

Thieves have repeatedly targeted retailers on and near the Magnificent Mile and Chicago police recently shared video footage of another alleged crime. “The footage shows two men stealing purses worth tens of thousands of dollars from Bottega Veneta, 800 North Michigan, around 2:54 p.m. on October 11, according to a source and CPD’s media statement,”…

Chicago Alderman Hopkins: We’re Short on Officers in Midst of ‘Crime Epidemic’ Because of ‘Anti-Police Environment, Nationwide’

On Saturday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Chicago Alderman Brian Hopkins stated Chicago’s police force is facing an officer shortage due to problems recruiting officers in “an anti-police environment, nationwide.” And that this comes in the midst of “a crime epidemic in Chicago.” Hopkins stated, “Right now, actually, we’re down probably about 10% from what would…

At Least 44 Shot, 7 Killed, During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

At least 44 people were shot, seven of them fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News noted that over 40 people had already been shot Friday into Saturday night. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the total figure as at least 44 shooting victims by Monday morning. The Chicago Tribune pointed…

Report: Chicago Officers Turn Backs to Mayor Lightfoot After Female Officer Killed

Chicago police officers turned their backs to Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) when she arrived at the hospital after one officer was killed and another critically wounded, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Officer Ella French was shot and killed Saturday during a traffic stop just after 9 p.m., and her male partner was shot and hospitalized…

Ella French–First Female Police Officer Killed in Chicago Since 1988

Ella French was the first female Chicago police officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1988, and the first police officer to be killed in the line of duty since Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took office in 2019, according to reports. French, 29, was a Chicago police officer for four years and…

Alleged Chicago Home Intruder Accidentally Shoots, Kills Accomplice

An home intruder in Chicago’s Jeffrey Manor neighborhood is alleged to have accidentally shot and killed his accomplice Tuesday night a little after 11 p.m. ABC 7 reports a 49-year-old resident heard noises in the house and, upon investigating, discovered two allegedly masked and armed intruders in the home. The resident called out for help and two…

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago to Dispatch Mental Health Experts on 911 Calls Instead of Cops

Mental health professionals paired with paramedics will replace cops on some Chicago 911 calls in a first for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s troubled city. The Chicago Times reports in one future pilot program, a paramedic will be dispatched alongside a mental health clinician for “behavioral health calls.” In another, a paramedic will work with a “recovery…

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