Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bonnie, Clyde guns stay together after high bidder pays $500,000

Two pistols found on the bodies of famed Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed by a posse in 1934 have sold at auction on Sunday for $504,000. A snub-nosed .38 special found taped to the inside of Parker's thigh with white medical tape fetched $264,000 at an auction in Nashua, New Hampshire.

A Colt .45 recovered from the waistband of Barrow's pants was purchased for $240,000. The guns owned by Parker, who died at age 23, and Barrow, who was 25, were purchased by a Texas collector who wished to remain anonymous. "They're still iconic and their love story kind of resonates," said Bobby Livingston, vice president of RR Auction, the company that conducted the sale. "We have a romanticized vision of Bonnie and Clyde."

The hunt for the outlaw lovers captured the nation's imagination during the depths of the Great Depression. The duo were believed to have committed 13 murders and numerous bank robberies, kidnappings and car thefts during a cross-country crime spree from 1932 to 1934. Their fame was heightened by their practice of leaving glamorous photos of themselves at crime scenes, including one of Parker smoking a cigar. A popular 1967 movie, "Bonnie and Clyde," a somewhat romanticized account of the couple's career starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was critically acclaimed for its frank presentation of sex and violence. Among other crimes, the two are thought to have killed police officers in Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma.

They were also suspected of staging a prison break in Waldo, Texas, that left two prison guards dead in 1934. A posse of Texas Rangers and Louisiana police killed the two in an early morning ambush in northern Louisiana in May of that year. The guns auctioned off came from the estate of memorabilia collector Robert Davis, who had purchased them in 1986 for about $50,000 each, Livingston said.

A gold pocket watch found on Barrow's body sold for $36,000. Other items included a 1921 Morgan silver dollar taken from Barrow's jacket fetched $32,400, and one of Parker's silk stockings, taken from the couple's car after their death, which went for $11,400.

Suicide of a Superpower: Pat Buchanan on the Death of Western Civilization

Charges dropped against Christian LaBella ex-aide of Illinois Congressman John Shimkus in Lindsay Lohan dispute

I know Paul Huebl of Crime File News was probably this close to boarding a flight to New York to help investigate this matter....

A man who worked for Illinois Congressman John Shimkus was arrested early Sunday morning on an assault charge after a scuffle with actress Lindsay Lohan in a New York hotel room, but he was released and charges were eventually dropped.

According to the Associated Press, Lohan claimed 25-year-old Christian LaBella grabbed her in an argument over cell phone images at the W Hotel in Manhattan’s Union Square.
Lohan, 26, and LaBella filled harassment complaints with police against each other after. LaBella’s arrest was voided when the charge could not be substantiated, the Associated Press reported.

1 murdered, 1 shot & wounded in shooting outside Chicago's Bridgeport restaurant

UPDATE: Family claims illegal mexicana Jose Escobar was just about to turn his life around and leave the Latin Kings street gang when he was murdered like a dog last night at Maxwell Street Polish/HotDog Stand - Pull the violins out and have the tissues ready for this sad story...
Two men with checkered backgrounds standing in line at a Bridgeport fast-food restaurant were gunned down during an argument early this morning, leaving one of the men dead and the other in critical condition, police said.

The shooting occurred about 5:20 a.m. today near 35th Street and Morgan Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood, police said. The two men were outside the restaurant when two other men approached, a fight began, and shots were fired, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The two gunmen then fled the scene; a detailed description of the two was not available.
This isn't the Bridgeport that we use to know...

Good old Afirmative Action: TSA agent Pythias Brown explains how he stole more than $800K from passengers, and why it happens all the time

Pythias Brown said many of the stolen items are taken out of carry-on bags that pass through TSA screenings while their owners make their way through security checkpoints and metal detectors.

Mary Mitchell: Group fights for more construction jobs for blacks

Ed Gardner, the founder of the iconic Soft Sheen BLACK hair products forced his way on to the construction site in the Evergreen Park / Beverly area (9200 South Western) and made the construction site shut down because he wants more blacks hired!
Ironically Ed Gardner's Soft Sheen Company hires hardly any whites - Maybe the whites should shut down this asshole's Soft Sheen Hair Care Business till he hires more whites!
But Mary Mitchell will spin this news story to make him sound like a black hero.

7 shot, 1 dead in shootings across Chicago overnight - The inner city folks never let you down...

Seven people were shot and one died in shootings in the city from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, including three different incidents on Morgan Street on the South Side.

The one death was one of those shootings on Morgan Street. It occurred about 5:22 a.m. today at 35th and Morgan in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Two males were shot, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said; one was dead at the scene and the other, shot in the buttocks, was taken to an area hospital.

Additional details about the shooting were not available.

About 7:35 p.m. Saturday in the 6200 block of South Morgan in the Englewood neighborhood, a 48-year-old was shot during an armed robbery, News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The shooter, described as a man in his 20s, entered a store, displayed a gun and demanded cash. It's unclear if he fled the store with any proceeds from the robbery.


Hundreds of Chicago firefighters, paramedics respond to 5-11 Alarm Fire

An extra-alarm fire on the Northwest Side early Sunday morning destroyed much of a four-story brick building and brought more than 200 firefighters and paramedics to the scene, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Crews battled the 5-11 alarm blaze in the 2600 block of West Nelson Street in the Avondale neighborhood for hours until it was finally struck out about 9:30 a.m. Some crews are expected to stay on the scene for much fo the rest of the day.


Black man Keewon Taylor charged in Streamwood home invasion, carjacking as another once quiet place gets ravished by the black cancer

A black man with a checkered background reportedly armed with a shotgun and wanted in connection with the abduction of a man from a home in northwest suburban Streamwood Friday was charged with three felonies Saturday night after he turned himself in about 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Cook County courthouse in Maywood.

Keewon Taylor, of the Section 8 development on the 0-100 block of Helen Court in Streamwood, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, and home invasion late Saturday, according to a release from Streamwood police.

The gunman, who was believed to be "mobile" in the Chicago metropolitan area, was the subject of a hourslong search Friday, but he couldn't be found, according to the Friday statement.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel offers 'a leg up' in job interviews to CPS inner city graduates

CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Public Schools graduates could have an advantage landing interviews for jobs with the city, whether it be tree trimming or fighting fires.

Under a new iniatiative announced Saturday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, the Department of Human Resources will make sure CPS graduates are among at least 20 percent of job applicants they refer to city department managers.

But, the department managers must first specify that they want the CPS graduate preference applied to their pool of applicants, said city spokeswoman Caroline Weisser.

And, the program does not guarantee the grads will get the job, Weisser said.

“But it provides them a leg or two up in that process,” she said.


Michigan $1 Million Lotto Winner Amanda Clayton Who Was Charged With Welfare Fraud Found Dead

ABOVE PHOTO: The hot and ever sexy Amanda Clayton

A woman who admitted to receiving food stamps after winning $1 million on a Michigan state lotto game show was found dead today.

The circumstances surrounding Amanda Clayton's death were not immediately released by police, but ABC News' Detroit affiliate WXYZ-TV reported that sources within the police department said they suspect the woman died of an overdose.

An autopsy is pending on Clayton's body, which was found at a home in Ecorse, Mich., police said.
Clayton, who became a millionaire after her big win last September, caused outrage earlier this year when it was revealed she was continuing to get $200 in monthly food aid from the state.
According to the attorney general's office, Clayton failed to report her winnings and employment while receiving $5,475 in food and medical assistance.

"It's simply common sense that million dollar lottery winners forfeit their right to public assistance," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement. "We will continue to work with local, state and federal authorities to uphold state laws intended to ensure wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars."

Michigan public assistance programs require participants to report income and employment.
She pleaded no contest to welfare fraud and was sentenced to probation in July.

Black Gang Member in a street gang called "Obama Boyz" charged in shootings

ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the "Obama Boyz" has been charged with two shootings on Saturday. Anthony Jamal Lee, 18, fired at a group of people from the window of a Grand Prix at 2:17 p.m., according to charges.

A 13-year-old boy was struck in the side of his body and had to be hospitalized; a 17-year-old boy was grazed by bullets on his face and arm. Lee, according to authorities, then fired from his car at two passengers in another Grand Prix, grazing one of them in the back.

One shooting occurred at the 3200 block of Oriole Avenue, and the other nearby at Harney and Beacon avenues. Lee, who was charged Friday in St. Louis Circuit Court, faces a mix of 10 felony counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and firing shots from a vehicle.

Judge Theresa Burke set $100,000 cash bail. Authorities said Lee is a documented member of the "Obama Boyz" gang, but did not elaborate.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Rick Ross & Young Jeezy - Brawl & Shots fired at BET Awards

As the late great Mayor Harold Washington once said... You put 3 white folks in a room and you will come up with a put 3 colored folks in a room you will come up with the disease.
A fight broke out backstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards tonight between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy that resulted in shots being fired .. sources at the awards tell TMZ. According to our sources, Ross and Jeezy exchanged words backstage and started pushing and shoving each other. We're told BET security and bodyguards for each of the rappers eventually separated the two. Our sources on the scene say that after the fight had been broken up, a member of Rick Ross' entourage pulled out a gun while in the parking lot and shots were fired. We're told Jeezy and Ross are still at the awards, which are being taped tonight in Atlanta and air next month. UPDATE TMZ: A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department tells TMZ, "Shortly after 7:15 pm Saturday, a fight broke out in the parking lot at the Atlanta Civic Center (where the BET Awards were being taped) between two groups. Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray in the process. Individuals fled the scene. There were no arrests or reports of serious injuries. Reports of shots fired appear to be untrue." Our sources maintain shots were fired. We're also told that 50 Cent got into it with a rapper named Gunplay, a protégé of Rick Ross. Can't we all just get along?

UPDATE: Chicago police respond to suspicious package call in Garfield Ridge, 6200 Block of South Normandy

Chicago police respond to suspicious package call in Garfield Ridge, 6200 Block of South Normandy = Bomb & Arson Personnel on the scene. Lots of Police & Emergency Equipment on the Scene. UPDATE: It appears that one or more small chemical bombs - the kind that teenage kids make with home cleaning chemicals - were found at the school. These bombs usually cause little or no damage and usually do not start a fire. They make a BOOM when the plastic bottle explode and that's about it.

All the more reason for Mayor Rahm Emanuel NOT TO HAVE FREE INTERNET AT CHICAGO PARKS - Police: Nicholas T. Raske caught in sex act at playlot with children present

PHOTO: Nick "I PLAY WITH MY DICK" Raske A judge set bail at $75,000 today for a 53-year-old man accused of masturbating while in the presence of children in a Wicker Park playlot this week. Nicholas T. Raske, of the 1400 block of West Cortez Street, was charged with felony sexual exploitation of a child, police said. Police said Raske was exposing himself while masturbating in the presence of several children playing at the park. In court today, a judge set bail at $75,000 for Raske, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. CLICK FOR THE FULL NEWS STORY

Missing man could be confused, police say - Thinks he is a Downtown business executive who graduated from Yale University

A 71-year-old man who suffers from dementia wandered away from his Southwest Side home and is missing, police said tonight while asking for the public's help in finding him. James Gardner was last seen Friday when he left his home on the 6400 block of South Maplewood Avenue, police said in a missing person report. He is new to the area and might appear confused. The report describes Gardner as black, 5-foot-5 and 140 pounds with brown eyes, grey hair and a medium complexion. CLICK FOR THE FULL NEWS STORY

One arrested, officer hurt in accident following Montgomery, Illinois shooting - The cancer is spreading everywhere....

Photo: Kendall J. Collier One man has been arrested and another person is being sought after a police officer responding to a shooting incident at a west suburban party was seriously injured in a car accident involving someone fleeing the party. Kendall J. Collier, of the 100 block of Linden Drive in Oswego, was driving the 1998 white Chevy Malibu that hit the police squad car about 12:15 a.m. this morning in the 700 block of Oakton Avenue in Montgomery, according to Montgomery Chief of Police Daniel Meyers. The officer in the squad car, who was responding to the scene after police received a report of shots being fired about 12:09 a.m., was seriously injured, Meyers said, and was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where his condition has since stabilized. CLICK FOR THE FULL NEWS STORY

Prosecutors: Sauk Village slaying over iPhone dispute

One Murdered and One Going to Prison for a Long Time... Sure sounds worth it for an iPhone!
Mookie, Dukie and Pookie never lets you down!

PHOTO: Charles Bragg III An 18-year-old Sauk Village man charged with murdering another man earlier this month shot the victim in a dispute over a stolen iPhone, prosecutors said in Cook County court today. Assistant State's Attorney Elena Gottreich said that the brother of Charles Bragg III was at a Marathon gas station in Sauk Village on Sept. 18 when he saw two men, one of whom he recognized as the person who stole his iPhone months earlier. The brother went home to tell Bragg, and the two got in a car to look for the men, Gottreich said. Bragg, who had brought a gun with him, went back to the gas station and asked the attendant which direction the two men had walked. Bragg then spotted the men on the street, told his brother to stop the car, and got out to confront the victims with his gun behind his back, Gottreich said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NEWS STORY

Orange County sheriff's deputy cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed U.S. Marine

Sometimes in police work the outcome is sad and tragic but it doesn't mean the police did anything wrong.

Prosecutors say Darren Sandberg, a 15-year veteran of the department, acted reasonably when he shot Manuel Loggins Jr. in a school parking lot after he refused to follow the deputy's orders.

An Orange County sheriff's deputy has been cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Marine after investigators with the district attorney's office concluded he acted with appropriate force.

In a 13-page letter to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens released Friday, prosecutors said Deputy Darren Sandberg, a 15-year veteran of the department, acted reasonably and with sufficient force given the circumstances of the predawn incident in which Manuel Loggins Jr. was shot in a school parking lot after he refused to follow Sandberg's orders.


3 arrested in Grayslake home invasion as Grayslake also turns to shit....

Three people were arrested following a home invasion in Grayslake late Friday night, according to police in the north suburban community.Someone inside a home in the 1000 block of Manchester Circle called police about 10:40 p.m. and said that two people armed with handguns and a third armed with a bat robbed people inside. A light-colored 2002 car with dark occupants leaving the area "at a high rate of speed" fled from police south on Atkinson Road and attempted to turn east on Brae Loch Road when its driver lost control and hit a pole, according to a release from the Grayslake Police Department.

They start early in the inner city... 14 year old questioned in slaying of Dejuan "Kool Coat" Jackson

PHOTO: Murdered victim Dejuan "Kool Coat" Jackson A 14-year-old boy is being interviewed tonight in connection with the slaying of a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed as he walked to his grandmother's home in the Oakland neighborhood on Chicago's South Side earlier this week, police said. No charges have been filed as Area Central detectives continued to speak with him, police said. Dejuan Jackson was walking along the 4000 block of South Lake Park Avenue with several friends around 7 p.m. Wednesday when someone opened fire and he was hit several times, including in the head, authorities said. CLICK FOR THE FULL NEWS STORY

Friday, September 28, 2012

Black boy charged in killing his own mom after she's found in plastic storage container on street

Tihesha Savage is found shot in the head — cops charge son Darwin Jackson, 16.
A Bronx mother was found slain inside a plastic storage bin Wednesday — and her teenage son was charged with her murder after video footage showed him dumping it on the street like trash, police sources said. Darwin Jackson, 16, who uses the handle ScarfaceKiller on MySpace, was hauled off by cops shortly after he identified his mother’s body and spat on the ground. “He said, ‘Oh my God, that’s my mom,’ and he spit and walked away,” neighbor Sonia Carrion said. “He actually spit.” Jackson told investigators he shot his mother, Tihesha Savage, 34, amid an argument, police sources said. He was charged Wednesday night with second-degree murder and weapons possession. A building super spotted the tan rectangular bin near some bushes on Macombs Road about 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. When the super took off the lid, he found a horror. Inside was Savage’s crumpled body, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on her head. Savage was swaddled in a fleece Scooby-Doo blanket, and more soiled blankets were found in a nearby courtyard, witnesses said. Police were summoned. Read more:

U.S. Border Patrol officer kills illegal woman who dragged him with her car

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a woman through the windshield of her car Friday afternoon after he was dragged several hundred feet down a residential street in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista, federal authorities said.

“Fearing for his life, he discharged his weapon, striking the driver who died at the scene,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.

The plainclothes agent was in the area serving a warrant, authorities said. No more details were provided. The neighborhood is about five miles from the Tijuana-San Diego border. The FBI and Chula Vista Police Department are investigating the incident.

While most agent-involved shootings in recent years have taken place along the border, agents also operate in neighborhoods near the border searching for suspected smugglers or illegal immigrants with criminal records.

Read Rahm’s lips: No new taxes in next city budget

Read Rahm’s ballet lips: No new taxes in next city budget Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s decided to hold the line on taxes, fines and fees in his 2013 budget and count on rebounding revenues, continued cost-cutting and dunning deadbeats to erase a revised $298 million shortfall.

“Through the reforms and cuts and efficiencies, we’ll be able to have a budget that’s balanced without any taxes, fines or fees that we control. The only tax that will be dealt with is the employee head tax—and that will be eliminated,” Emanuel said.


The Carpenters - Live in Australia (1972 - Concert Nights DHV 2011)

47 minutes of pure heaven as Detective Shavedlongcock would say.... Here's to Karen Carpenter and the Shaver!

Connecticut Teacher Didn't Know He Shot Masked Son Until Police Identified Body

A teacher attempting to assist his sister in their quiet Connecticut suburb when she believed she was being robbed shot a masked stranger during a late-night confrontation. But Jeffrey Giuliano, 44, didn't realize that he had gunned down and killed his teenage son until the boy was identified by authorities.

Police responding to a possible burglary attempt pulled up to a house in New Fairfield at 1 a.m. Thursday to find the local 5th grade teacher, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, sitting on the lawn outside his sister's home (the two lived next door). Dead in the driveway was his 15-year-old son, Tyler.

Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said that Tyler was found with obvious gunshot wounds and was holding a weapon.

"We received a call reporting possible burglary and shots fired," Vance told ABC News. "He was shot multiple times, but we still don't know the number of times or the location."
Emergency Medical Service responders said that Tyler, who the Fairfield News Times reported was Giuliano's adopted son, was dead when they arrived on the scene.

Jeffrey Giuliano armed himself with a handgun and headed next door when he received a call from his sister, Alexis Scocozza, who suspected her home was being broken into.
Once he left his house, Giuliano immediately saw a masked person dressed all in black clothing and wearing a ski-mask and holding a "shiny object," according to the police report.

Giuliano, who teaches at the Meeting House Hill School in New Fairfield, told police that the masked stranger came at him with the object still in his hand and in a threatening manner. Giuliano said he believed that the stranger was armed, and during the confrontation that quickly followed discharged his handgun.

Police have not stated whether the object Tyler was holding at the time of the shooting was a weapon.
It was unclear how many times the teen was shot and where, Vance told ABC News. He said that the medical exam will be doing autopsy today, which be able to help out with the investigation.

"We're working out the timeline with the evidence and interviewing the witnesses and will figure out the timeline," Vance said. "We're going to examine everything and try to understand exactly how and why this occurred."

Police said that they have now determined whether the gun was registered to Jeffrey Giuliano but said they will not yet be releasing the details. Detectives were still processing the scene early Friday for physical and forensic evidence.

No charges have been filed against Giuliano. Calls made to his home by ABC News were not immediately returned.
Superintendent of New Fairfield schools Alicia Roy sent an email out to parents Thursday afternoon regarding the shooting.

"Our district has experienced a tragedy that has affected us deeply," she wrote, according to the News-Times. Roy said that the shooting was not discussed with students because "the facts were not clear."
Classmates of Tyler's took to Twitter to express their shock and grief at losing someone they've known for most of their lives.

"Never going to forget that laugh he had," Nick Cesarski wrote. "Weird to think a kid I knew since kindergarten is gone. He always was a good kid. R.I.P Tyler."

Add a few more murders to the Chicago totals... 2 Bodies found in trunk of vehicle at 4500 South Western Ave

The bodies of two males were found in the trunk of a parked vehicle this morning in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Police were called to the 2400 block of West 45th Street at 10:11 a.m. when they found the bodies in the trunk of a parked vehicle, said police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.


Chicago Police Officer Nelson Stewart arrested for having with male prisoner

$100K bail for Chicago cop accused of having sex with prisoner

A veteran Chicago cop was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Friday on charges he had sex with a prisoner he’d promised to release from the West Side lockup where the officer was stationed. Officer Nelson Stewart, 59, stood silently in court dressed in a red and white jacket and black pants as prosecutors detailed charges of custodial sexual misconduct, official misconduct and bribery, all felonies. He did not speak except to say he understood he could not have contact with the victim or witnesses if he is released on bond. CLICK FOR THE FULL NEWS STORY

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will probably follow suit in Chicago - Woman gets $81 ticket for parking car with windows down

In Nanaimo, Canada, Tara Ludvigson-Hill thought someone was playing a joke on her when she received an $81 ticket for parking her car with the windows rolled down. When Ludvigson-Hill parked at her workplace on a hot day, she left her windows open and thought nothing of it. She told the Nanaimo Daily News, "I've been parking in the same spot for years and when the weather is hot, I leave my windows open.
I have never heard of anything so ridiculous." The citation was issued for violation of Section 191 subsection 2 of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act which states that parked vehicles must be secured. Like many others, Ludvigson-Hill was not aware of the law. The officer told her that ignorance of the law was not an excuse, but eventually gave her a warning and no fine was issued.

Fire Department: 4 hurt at Cook County Jail fight

Four people were taken to hospitals in serious condition tonight following a fight at Cook County Jail, according to authorities. The four were taken to hospitals after paramedics responded to the Cook County Jail on the Southwest Side, according to fire spokesman Will Knight. Two were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and two to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Fire Department.
All four were in serious condition. All four of the injured sustained cuts and bruises and all are expected to survive, Cook County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Frank Bilecki said. One had a cut lip, another suffered a cut on his forehead, another had a cut to the arm, and the fourth person may have had a broken nose. When the corrections officers told them to stop fighting, they listened, Bilecki said.

Toothless Wildebeest Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone

Chicago Police: 3 Dark Bronze People shot in Bronzeville

Three people were shot tonight in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue and wounded three people including a 13-year-old, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

Paramedics took one person who was seriously hurt to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County while a second person was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in fair condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.


UPDATE: Is missing Northwestern University Student Harsha Maddula, 18, a victim of the SMILEY FACE SERIAL KILLER?

UPDATE: The body of an 18-year-old Northwestern University student who had been missing for six days was found Thursday evening in Wilmette Harbor, the university announced.
Was he another victim of the Smiley Face Serial Killer?

Following their "strongest lead" yet, authorities have expanded their search for a missing Northwestern University student to Wilmette Harbor.

The search for Harsha Maddula, 18, was widened after authorities discovered that his cell phone last sent out a signal in the area around the harbor early Saturday, not long after he left an off-campus party and about two miles north from where he lived.

Searches are combing the area around the harbor, while divers and sonar are being used to search Lake Michigan, police said at a news conference this morning.



Thursday, September 27, 2012

'Sons of Anarchy' actor Johnny Lewis dies in bizarre double death

Johnny Lewis Actor Johnny Lewis, who appeared on “Sons of Anarchy” and dated Katy Perry, was found dead in Los Angeles in what can only be described as a bizarre double death.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department tells Yahoo! that the bodies of 28-year-old Lewis and 81-year-old Catherine Davis were found at Davis’ Los Feliz home Wednesday at 10:40 a.m. when law enforcement arrived to investigate a 911 call about a woman screaming. Lewis, whose lifeless body was found in the driveway of the home, is the suspect in the elderly woman’s murder. He allegedly beat the woman to death, became involved in a scuffle with two men at a neighboring house (assaulting one of them), and then returned to Davis’ home, where he fell or jumped off the roof.

This will cost the city tens of millions of dollars - Judge tosses ALL Occupy Chicago park arrests made by Chicago Police

The mass arrests of Occupy Chicago demonstrators that city leaders held up as a model for how to respect protesters' rights has been ruled unconstitutional and tossed out of court by a Cook County judge.

Alderman Matt O'Shea: Funeral Procession Antics Dishonor the Living, Dead

CHICAGO, IL - Residents and officials in one southwest side ward say there needs to be more accountability -- be it from City Hall or from cemetery operators themselves -- to control the antics of those involved in funeral processions that they say dishonor both the living and the dead.

The Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods are filled with quintessential Chicago-style homes and well-manicured yards. But in the last several years more and more often residents say their neighborhoods have been put at risk.

"My residents are sick and tired of this. And I’m sick and tired of it," said Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th).
A video posted on YouTube of a funeral procession in March shows cars weaving in and out of traffic, young people hanging of our cars, and gangs signs flashed. The procession, according to residents and the alderman, was headed to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

"They are so irate, so blatant, so aggressive and intimidating," said longtime resident Kathleen Walsh Mulchay.

The instances are aplenty, according to O'Shea:
  • On May 18 at 115th and Washtenaw, cars left a funeral traveling, "70 to 80 miles an hour, zigzagging through the streets." A loaded gun was tossed out the window, he said.
  • On Aug 4 at 115th and Western: "Occupants in the procession got out and began scuffling with the police," the alderman explained.
  • And on Sept. 14th at 115th and Fairfield: "We had a surge of vehicles leaving the funeral procession, racing at 70 miles an hour down this residential street," said O'Shea. Police pursued and multiple arrests were made and a gun was found in the car. The next day about 200 fed up residents marched in protest.


Cop Admits Lying About On-Duty Sex Act - Faces 5 years in prison

A former East St. Louis police officer faces up to five years in federal prison now that he's admitted to lying to investigators about an alleged on-duty sexual encounter.
Ramone Carpenter, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to two counts of making false statements to federal authorities.

Carpenter was indicted in July, with federal prosecutors saying he lied to investigators about claims that he received oral sex from a woman during a traffic stop.
Authorities say the motorist was intoxicated and without a driver's license or insurance when she was driven to a park after the stop. Investigators say she believed she had to carry out the sex act with Carpenter to avoid jail.

Carpenter's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 3, 2013

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Excluded Sergeants Added to Class
Four Officers contacted the Lodge late Friday evening after they were wrongfully omitted from the Sergeant's Promotinal List. The Lodge was unable to immediately address the issue due to the late hour, upcoming weekend, and Department Command Staff unavailability.
Beginning early Monday morning the Lodge worked non-stop for the past three days on behalf of these Officers. This afternoon Lodge Representatives attended a meeting with the Superintendent and his staff at his office. The Lodge was successful in its efforts as these Officers will be in class at the Training Division at 8:00 am tomorrow morning.

Wounded Chicago Police Officer Nyls Meredith has had 10 surgeries so far since being shot - today he leaves the hospital

A Chicago police officer wounded in a gun battle on the city's south side last month left the hospital Wednesday after an extended stay that included 10 surgeries.
Nyls Meredith came out of Advocate Christ Medical Center in a wheelchair, greeted by the cheers of fellow officers.
"We are his extended family. I know that's said over and over again with police officers, but it is completely true and you never see it more than in a situation like this," said fellow Officer Patrick Kinney.
Nyls, a six-year veteran of the force and the father of three, was struck in the leg by a bullet while trying to stop three males in the 1300 block of West 112th Street on Aug. 29. Witnesses said they heard about 15 shots.

The alleged shooter who struck Meredith is just 15 years old.


Make millions of dollars rigging bids at Chicago's McCormick Place, pay off the elected officials... serve less than a year in jail - While Blago does 14 years and never TOOK A PENNY!

PHOTO: Rudy "The Chin" Fratto arrives at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse today for his sentencing. (Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune)
Reputed Outfit lieutenant Rudy Fratto, nicknamed “the Chin,” was sentenced to about one year in prison today for a bid-rigging scheme at McCormick Place.

Andy Williams dead at 84 - We lost a true gentleman and legend - A featured performer on the Detective Shavedlongcock Musical Break!

FROM THE 1960's ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW: Andy Williams (CENTER) & Vic Damone & Bobby Darin - Broadway Medley (Year 1965)
ST. LOUIS - With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once recalled. "Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself."
Williams' plaintive tenor, boyish features and easy demeanor helped him outlast many of the rock stars who had displaced him and such fellow crooners as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s, and continued to perform in his 80s at the Moon River Theatre he built in Branson, Mo. In November 2011, when Williams announced that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, he vowed to return to performing the following year: His 75th in show business. Williams died Tuesday night at his home in Branson following a yearlong battle with the disease, his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday. He was 84.
He became a major star the same year as Elvis Presley, 1956, with the Sinatra-like swing "Canadian Sunset," and for a time he was pushed into such Presley imitations as "Lips of Wine" and the No. 1 smash "Butterfly." But he mostly stuck to what he called his "natural style," and kept it up throughout his career. In 1970, when even Sinatra had given up and (temporarily) retired, Williams was in the top 10 with the theme from "Love Story," the Oscar-winning tearjerker. He had 18 gold records and three platinum, was nominated for five Grammy awards and hosted the Grammy ceremonies for several years. Movie songs became a specialty, from "Love Story" and "Days of Wine and Roses" to "Moon River." The longing Johnny Mercer-Henry Mancini ballad was his most famous song, even though he never released it as a single because his record company feared such lines as "my huckleberry friend" were too confusing and old-fashioned for teens.
The song was first performed by Audrey Hepburn in the beloved 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," but Mancini thought "Moon River" ideal for Williams, who recorded it in "pretty much one take" and also sang it at the 1962 Academy Awards. Although "Moon River" was covered by countless artists and became a hit single for Jerry Butler, Williams made the song his personal brand. In fact, he insisted on it. "When I hear anybody else sing it, it's all I can to do stop myself from shouting at the television screen, 'No! That's my song!'" Williams wrote in his 2009 memoir, titled, fittingly, "Moon River and Me." "The Andy Williams Show," which lasted in various formats through the 1960s and into 1971, won three Emmys and featured Williams alternately performing his stable of hits and bantering casually with his guest stars. It was on that show that Williams — who launched his own career as part of an all-brother quartet — introduced the world to another clean-cut act — the original four singing Osmond Brothers of Utah. Their younger sibling Donny also made his debut on Williams' show, in 1963 when he was 6 years old. Four decades later, the Osmonds and Williams would find themselves in close proximity again, sharing Williams' theater in Branson. Williams did book some rock and soul acts, including the Beach Boys, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson. On one show, in 1970, Williams sang "Heaven Help Us All" with Ray Charles, Mama Cass and a then-little known Elton John, a vision to Williams in his rhinestone glasses and black cape.
But Williams liked him and his breakthrough hit "Your Song" enough to record it himself. Williams' act was, apparently, not an act. The singer's unflappable manner on television and in concert was mirrored offstage. "I guess I've never really been aggressive, although almost everybody else in show business fights and gouges and knees to get where they want to be," he once said. "My trouble is, I'm not constructed temperamentally along those lines His wholesome image endured one jarring interlude. In 1976, his ex-wife, former Las Vegas showgirl Claudine Longet, shot and killed her lover, skiing champion Spider Sabich. The Rolling Stones mocked the tragedy in "Claudine," a song so pitiless that it wasn't released until decades later. Longet, who said it was an accident, spent only a week in jail. Williams stood by her. He escorted her to the courthouse, testified on her behalf and provided support for her and their children, Noelle, Christian and Robert. Also in the 1970s,
Williams was seen frequently in the company of Ethel Kennedy, Robert Kennedy's widow. The singer denied any romantic involvement. He was born Howard Andrew Williams in Wall Lake, Iowa, on Dec. 3, 1927. In his memoir, Williams remembered himself as a shy boy who concealed his insecurity "behind a veneer of cheek and self-confidence." Of Wall Lake, Williams joked that it was so small, and had so little to do, that crowds would gather just to watch someone get a haircut. Williams began performing with his older brothers Dick, Bob and Don in the local Presbyterian church choir. Their father, postal worker and insurance man Jay Emerson Williams, was the choirmaster and the force behind his children's career. When Andy was 8, Williams' father brought the kids for an audition on Des Moines radio station WHO's Iowa Barn Dance. They were initially turned down, but Jay Emerson Williams and the young quartet kept returning and they were finally accepted, their show bringing them attention from Chicago, Cincinnati and Hollywood.
Another star at WHO was a young sportscaster named Ronald Reagan, who would later praise Williams as a "national treasure." The brothers joined Bing Crosby in recording the hit "Swinging on a Star" in 1944 for Crosby's film "Going My Way," and Andy, barely a teenager, was picked to dub Lauren Bacall's voice on a song for the film "To Have and Have Not." His voice stayed in the film until the preview, when it was cut because it didn't sound like Bacall's. Later the brothers worked with Kay Thompson of eventual "Eloise" fame, then a singer who had taken a position as vocal coach at MGM studios, working with Judy Garland, June Allyson and others. After three months of training, Thompson and the Williams Brothers broke in their show at the El Rancho Room in Las Vegas to a huge ovation. They drew rave reviews in New York, Los Angeles and across the nation, earning a peak of $25,000 a week.
Williams, analyzing their success, once said: "Somehow we managed to work up and sustain an almost unbearable pitch of speed and rhythm." After five years, the three older brothers, who were starting their own families, had tired of the constant travel and left to pursue other careers. Williams initially struggled as a solo act and was so broke at one point that he resorted to eating food intended for his two dogs. "I had no money for food, so I ate it," he recalled in 2001, "and it actually was damned good." A two-year TV stint on Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" and a contract with Cadence Records turned things around. In the 1960s. Williams later formed his own label, Barnaby Records, which released music by the Everly Brothers, Ray Stevens and Jimmy Buffett. Williams was a lifelong Republican who once accused President Obama of "following Marxist theory." But he acknowledged experimenting with LSD, opposed the Nixon administration's efforts in the 1970s to deport John Lennon, and, in 1968, was an energetic supporter of Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. When Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles in June 1968, just after winning the California Democratic primary, Williams sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" at his funeral.
"We chose that song because he used it on the campaign trail," Williams later said of Kennedy, who had been a close friend. "He had a terrible voice but he loved to sing that song. The only way I got through singing in church that day was by saying, 'This is my job. I can't let emotion get in the way of the song.' I really concentrated on not thinking about him." After leaving TV, Williams headed back on the road, where his many Christmas shows and albums made him a huge draw during the holidays. One year in Des Moines, however, a snowstorm kept the customers away, and the band's equipment failed to reach Chicago in time for the next night's show, forcing the musicians to borrow instruments from a high school band. "No more tours," Williams decreed.
He decided to settle in Branson, the self-proclaimed "live entertainment capital of the country," with its dozens of theaters featuring live music, comedy and magic acts. When he arrived in 1992, the town was dominated by country music performers, but Williams changed that, building the classy, $13 million Andy Williams Moon River Theater in the heart of the city's entertainment district and performing two shows a night, six days a week, nine months of the year. Only in recent years did he begin to cut back to one show a night. Not surprisingly, his most popular time of the year was Christmas, although he acknowledged that not everyone in Hollywood accepted his move to the Midwest. "The fact is most of my friends in L.A. still think I'm nuts for coming here," he told The Associated Press in 1998.
He and his second wife, the former Debbie Haas, divided their time between homes in Branson and Palm Springs, where he spent his leisure hours on the golf course when Branson's theaters were dark during the winter months following Christmas. Retirement was not on his schedule. As he told the AP in 2001: "I'll keep going until I get to the point where I can't get out on stage." Williams is survived by his wife, Debbie, and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian.

Black thug kills 2 Chicagoans & uses the victim's credit cards for a Las Vegas vacation

A mugshot of Dejuan "Vegas" Pratt, 24.
An Ohio man with a checkered criminal background has been charged with killing a former Kankakee County prosecutor and his roommate last month, then using their credit cards to go on a spending spree in Las Vegas, Chicago police said this morning.

Chicago police detectives arrested Dejuan Pratt as he arrived to O'Hare International Airport on Monday, authorities said. Pratt was charged late Tuesday with first-degree murder, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a credit card in the Aug. 28 slayings of Gary Brown, 64, and Chun Xiao Lee, 48, according to police.

He was also charged with aggravated identity theft, identity theft between $2,000 and $10,000, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated arson. Pratt is from Columbus, Ohio, but had once lived in the same apartment as Brown and Lee in the 6400 block of North Sacramento Avenue.


Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) celebrates birthday at Hyde Park eatery

As her husband goes CUCKOO for COCOA PUFFS...
Ald. Sandi Jackson celebrated her birthday Tuesday night at Hyde Park's Park 52 Restaurant with a political fundraiser. Tickets for the event ranged from $25 to $5,000 and were available online. On her way in to the party, Sandi Jackson, 49, told reporters outside she'd be right back. But the media was not invited in to the event, and Jackson's representative later said she would not be giving comments to the media.

The media were seeking news about her husband, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling bipolar disorder and has been on a leave of absence from Congress for three months. Jackson recently left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Before that, the congressman was treated at Sierra Tucson, a facility in Arizona.

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Police turned a blind eye to sex grooming gangs for more than a decade, confidential files reveal

  • Documents reveal scale of sexual exploitation of girls in South Yorkshire

  • Vulnerable white girl, known to have been abused from the age of 12, was offered Urdu and Punjabi lessons by Rotherham Council to 'educate her'
  • Papers reveal catalogue of alleged crimes which have not been prosecuted
  • Rotherham MP Denis MacShane: 'We need clear leadership from government to eradicate this evil'
    FROM TRUE NEWS USA E-MAIL: This ongoing story is the sickest of the sick when it comes to political correctness. To think that some people would rather girls be raped and prostituted out against their will rather than potentially being called "racist" for blowing the whistle, shows just how powerful that word is to most people. The brainwashing it took to get to the point where rape and sex slavery is the lesser sin than racism is mind-boggling. 

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Death of South Loop man ruled a Chicago downtown homicide

    Delay reporting it to the news, downplay it and you end up keeping a Chicago Downtown murder "UNDER THE NEWS RADAR"

    An autopsy today determined a 55-year-old South Loop man died Monday in part from injuries he suffered during an assault, authorities said. The victim, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Joseph Sallas, was found unresponsive in his home in the 1900 block of South State Street at 5:45 a.m. Monday, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

    Sallas’ girlfriend who lives with him told police that he was injured during a physical altercation early that day in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue but declined to seek medical attention, said Zala.


    It appears that CeaseFire can't even save CeaseFire! Former CeaseFire worker fatally shot in Woodlawn

    And to think CeaseFire shook down Mayor Rahm Emanuel for $1,000,000.00 taxpayers dollars

    A  former employee of the CeaseFire violence prevention program was fatally shot today in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.

    Marlon Lee, 36, was driving when his car came to rest shot on the 6100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue at about 10 a.m., police said. The Cook County medical Examiner's office said he was shot on the 1200 block of East 56th Street.
    Lee of Chicago Heights, was found shot in the back and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:45 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

    Tio Hardiman, director of CeaseFire Illinois, said Lee worked for the group off and on for about a year and a half and last worked for them about a year and a half ago. He worked on the street trying to quell violence.


    "LEFT IS THE BEST" talks Father Pfleger into having a guest white speaker at St. Sabina - Tommy Tenner!


    Illegal Mexican Michael Torres, 24, who claims he is about to get a big lawsuit check from the city is charged with bribery

    Boasting he was “going to make lots of money’’ from a lawsuit against the city, a man offered officers $5,000 let him go after he was arrested for public drinking in the Little Village neighborhood, authorities say.

    Michael Torres, 24, was charged with bribery and ordered held on $80,000 bail, officials said.

    Officers spotted Torres drinking from a 12-ounce can of beer "on the public way" when they were called to a large disturbance in the 2500 block of South St. Louis Avenue about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, police said.

    Torres was arrested and taken to the Ogden District police station. While there, he told officers that "he has a pending lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department and that he is going to make lots of money,’’ according to a police report.

    He then offered an officer $5,000 to let him go, the report said.


    Another murder in another Chicago suburb thanks to MORE BLACK VIOLENCE

    A  20-year-old man was pronounced dead after he was found with multiple gunshot wounds at his home in south suburban Harvey.
    Jermaine Carter, 20, of the 14700 block of Leavitt Avenue in Harvey, was found at his home and taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

    Carter suffered multiple gunshot wounds, officials said.


    As the Cancer spreads - Now even the sleepy town of Willowbrook changes - Man killed in drive-by in Willowbrook

    An 18-year-old freeloading black man living in a free taxpayers paid residence died after he was shot in an apparent drive-by Monday evening near west suburban Willowbrook. Shortly after 6:30 p.m., DuPage County sheriffs responded to a call of shots fire near the area of Honeysuckle Rose and Lilac lanes in an unincorporated area south of Willowbrook, according to a DuPage County Sheriff's Office news release. Witnesses saw a white 4-door vehicle drive into the intersection where a passenger pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the victim, the release said. The victim was identified as Joshua Holmes, who lived on Honeysuckle Rose Lane. He was taken to Hinsdale Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the release.