Friday, November 30, 2012

Dallas police officer Lt. Regina Smith on leave after she performs violent rap songs

PHOTO: Inter-racial married couple Dallas LtRegina Smith is seen with her husband, Cpl. Norman Smith who has seen been shot & killed in the line of duty.

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police lieutenant whose officer husband was killed while on duty three years ago has been put on administrative leave as officials investigate her side job as local rapper Lucille Baller, who in one song threatens to shoot anyone who messes with her.
Lt. Regina Smith, who oversees burglary and theft detectives for two patrol investigative units, also runs Big Rush In LLC. She started the music production company and independent record label after the 2009 death of her husband, Dallas Sr. Cpl. Norman Smith, who was nicknamed the "Big Russian."
"Don't push Ms. Lucy, because you won't like the consequences. Mess with me or I will shoot a (expletive), cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back," Lt. Smith raps in a song that has since been removed from Big Rush In's website, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The newspaper and WFAA-TV both reported that Smith has been placed on administrative leave.
Smith did not immediately return calls or an email to The Associated Press seeking comment Wednesday. A Dallas police spokesman also did not return calls to the AP.
In another video on the website, Smith is seen talking with a group of friends around a table, telling them that people in the music industry have already taken advantage of her.
"You know what I would do to somebody who try to take advantage of me? You see this bullet right here," Smith says, holding a bullet in her hand. "I'll stick it from their rooter to the tooter and bring it out."
Smith then brings out a human silhouette target riddled with bullet holes and says, "I'm not here to play with these jokers. If they think they going to take advantage of me, they got another thing coming."
In another scene from the video, Smith brings out a revolver that is not loaded and practices firing it in front of a friend. She points the weapon, which she calls "Miss Lucy" at the silhouette target.
Smith writes on the Big Rush In website that the record label was created "out of tragedy and loss, yet progresses forward fulfilling God-Given dreams."
Charles Payne, the man convicted of killing Norman Smith, was sentenced to life in prison.

Evanston man found not guilty in shooting death - Black Melee Erupts in Courtroom

An Evanston man has been found not guilty of murder in the 2010 shooting death of another Evanston resident.
After spending two years in Cook County Jail awaiting trial, John Anthony Bamberg Jr., 28, became a free man today when a judge cleared him of first-degree murder charges in the death of 23-year-old Marcus Davis, who was gunned down in his car outside of an Evanston garage.
The courtroom, which was full of members of both families, erupted in emotion when the verdict was announced. Shrieks could be heard from nearby courtroom, and a relative of Davis became hysterical and fainted.
Earlier in the trial, both prosecutors and defense attotneys said there has been bad blood between the Bamberg and Davis families for years. Prosecutors had said that the killing was a result of those ongoing tensions, but defense attorney, David Olshansky, had said someone else was the triggerman, and that the state did not have enough evidence to convict his client.

Just your typical Chicago start to a weekend! 5 SHOT & WOUNDED, 1 MURDERED in pair of shootings 10 minutes apart in Fuller Park

At least six people were shot Friday night — one fatally — in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Two men were shot about 6:07 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 51st Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said, citing preliminary information.
A 19-year-old man was shot in the hand, leg, side and buttocks, Zala said, and another 19-year-old man was shot in the back.
Both were taken in critcal condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to Fire Media Affairs.
A few minutes later, about 6:21 p.m., four people were shot — one fatally — in the 4200 block of South Wells Street, according to Fire Media Affairs.
Two people were taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and one was taken in “stable” but serious condition to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

Off-duty Chicago cop shoots man fleeing police in stolen car

An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded a man who was fleeing police in a stolen vehicle Thursday night on the South Side.
The officer, who had just gotten off work and was still in uniform, was in his personal vehicle, stopped at a light at the intersection of 37th Street and King Drive, with his girlfriend riding as a passenger, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.

Rahm Emanuel & the Chicago Mob.... working hand and hand together

Owner of firm with $100 Million Dollar O’Hare deal has links to reputed mob figure

The owner of a company that recently won a $99.4 million janitorial contract from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration was the longtime business partner of a man accused of involvement in organized crime. United Maintenance Co. Inc., owned by Richard Simon, was chosen last month to clean O’Hare International Airport for five years starting on Dec. 15. Simon was involved in another company with alleged mob figure William Daddano Jr. from 1998 until that firm was officially disbanded on Dec. 17, 2011, according to state records.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Erik Jensen, 45, was just playing nude lube wrestling with his cousin Ogara when he stabbed him to death

The cousin of man stabbed to death with a pair of scissors who said they were “play wrestling’’ when it happened early Wednesday on the Northwest Side has been charged with his murder, according to Chicago Police.
Erik Jensen, 45, of the 100 block of West Willow Road, has been charged with murder, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.
Jensen is expected to appear in court Friday after fatally stabbing the 43-year-old man to death during a domestic incident in the Union Ridge neighborhood, according to News Affairs.
Jensen told officers on the scene that they were “playing nude lube wrestling’’ when Ogara placed him in a headlock about 1:20 a.m. at the home in the 5400 block of North Natoma Avenue, according to a police report.

Black Teen Kevin Eason (16) charged with his second murder - His family says he was always a goal setter!

A 16-year-old boy already under indictment for a fatal carjacking in Dolton has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Canadian trucker who was visiting his brother in the Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. 

Bail was denied today for Kevin Eason, who has a criminal record stretching back to when he was 12, according to court documents.

Prosecutors said Eason and others had committed several armed robberies around the time Gary Clarke was killed, and those cases helped lead police to him. Authorities found text messages where Eason bragged about all the “licks” or robberies he’d done, prosecutors said.

Clarke, 39, was killed in the 5800 block of South Aberdeen Street about 8 p.m. on Oct. 9. According to a police report and prosecutors, three people approached Clarke’s truck that night and one of them pointed a gun at Clarke, who was seated in the cab with the interior light on, and demanded money. 


Because the Chicago Police department hasn't had enough black eyes recently!!!! Chicago cop Michael Bergeson, 33, an officer since 2003, charged in hit-run that seriously hurt bicyclist

A Chicago police officer has been charged with striking and seriously injuring a bicyclist, then fleeing in his truck and later filing a false report about the accident.
Michael Bergeson, 33, an officer since 2003, was driving his truck near California and Wabansia Aug. 3 when he struck the woman while she was riding her bicycle with her boyfriend, knocking her unconscious with a head injury, officials said. 

Bergeson stopped and called 911 from his cell phone without identifying himself as a Chicago police officer and provided the location and condition of the victim, stating “female down, reason unknown, appears to be conscious,’’ according to the Cook County state's attorney's office. 


Attorney Sladjana Vuckovic accused of letting Chicago cop killer use cellphone acquitted

You aren't going to find a jury that has blacks on it in Cook County to ever be "FAIR" to the police.
We live in a new country now... where ghetto welfare check recipients are the new NORM!
This verdict is a slap in the face to murdered Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk!

Attorney Sladjana Vuckovic, center, leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago after a jury acquitted her of two counts of bringing contraband into a penal institution.

Attorney Sladjana Vuckovic was acquitted tonight of charges she improperly gave her personal cell phone to a client who was being questioned in the murder of a Chicago police officer.
A Cook County jury deliberated a little less than three hours before acquitting Vuckovic of two counts of bringing contraband into a penal institution.
The jury began deliberating at about 3:55 p.m.
Sladjana Vuckovic, 44, was charged with a felony count of bringing contraband into a penal institution, faced up to 15 years in prison if convicted and would likely be disbarred from practicing law.

In closing arguments this afternoon in Judge Evelyn Clay’s packed courtroom, attorneys from both sides acknowledged the unusual nature of the case.

Poll: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn "most unpopular governor" in country, would lose to Dillard, Rutherford, William Daley, Lisa Madigan and Adolph Hitler

SPRINGFIELD-With only one in four Illinois voters approving his job performance, Gov. Pat Quinn is the least popular in the country and would lose in head-to-head pairings against two of three Republicans eying his job in 2014, a newly commissioned survey found Thursday.
The Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling firm found that just 25 percent of voters in Illinois approved of the work Quinn is doing, while 64 percent disapprove of his job performance -- a level of support that the company said made him "the most unpopular governor [it] has polled on anywhere in the country this year."

Animated breaking news alert scares Fox News very hot & sexy host MEGYN KELLY

 When a television news network needs to interrupt programming with breaking news, the alert animation is not supposed to scare the host more than the actual news. But that's what happened, and now video of Fox News host Megyn Kelly's reaction is getting attention. The segment on the "fiscal cliff" began with a brand-new breaking news alert graphic. Someone apparently forgot to warn Kelly that the graphics department had been working overtime. 

 After it appeared, the "America Live" anchor was shown with her hands over her mouth looking surprised, and not in a good way. She then burst into giggles. "That was a new alert animation, scared me a little bit," she said. "Maybe we should be scared, because the clock is ticking down right now to the so-called fiscal cliff." Kelly was so distracted by the animation onslaught, she actually asked her guest, Fox News editor Chris Stirewalt, about it. "So, did you think of that alert, did it scare you?" He responded gamely, "I was really frightened. I thought something really, really bad was happening instead of just the standard badness." "It's terrifying!" Kelly responded, laughing again. .

Warning: Cameras catch 6,000 speeders near 4 Seattle schools in LESS THAN A MONTH! This is what is coming to CHICAGO!

Because there were so many speeders, the warning-citation period that was to end this week has been extended to Monday, Dec. 10, Mayor Mike McGinn said.

Mayor Mike McGinn said he expected traffic cameras near four Seattle schools to catch a lot of speeding drivers when the devices went live Nov. 1.
But almost 6,000 in less than a month?
"We were surprised," McGinn said.
Because there were so many speeders, the warning-citation period that was to end this week has been extended to Monday, Dec. 10, he said. From that day on, the registered owners of vehicles caught driving faster than 20 mph in those school zones while beacons are flashing will receive a $189 ticket in the mail.
Cameras have been installed in front of Broadview-Thomson K-8 School on Greenwood Avenue North, near Thurgood Marshall Elementary on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Gatewood Elementary on Fauntleroy Avenue Southwest and Olympic View Elementary on Fifth Avenue Northeast.
If drivers keep exceeding the speed limit in the numbers they did in November, the city of Seattle could collect between $2 million and $4 million in ticket revenue a year, McGinn said.
But bolstering the city budget is not the goal of the speed-camera pilot project, he said.
"Our goal is not to write tickets, it's to reduce speed," McGinn said.
Ways to invest ticket revenue above what the city projected for 2013 — $800,000 — into engineering and public-safety improvements at Seattle schools are being explored, according to the Mayor's Office.

Welfare Ghetto Grandmother Goldine Williams, 47, accused of beating, biting, burning kids, 5 and 6

Grandma Goldine Williams, 47, looks more like Aunt Ester on Crack

A woman from the South Shore neighborhood is accused of beating, burning and biting her grandchildren, ages 5 and 6, and forcing them to eat cat food, police said. 

Goldine Williams, 47, of the 7500 block of South Kingston Avenue, was ordered held on $200,000 today on charges of aggravated battery to a child. 

Illinois State Rep. LaShawn Ford indicted on bank fraud charges

Here in Illinois we should just schedule special elections every other month to replace the indicted elected officials!

A state legislator from Chicago was indicted Thursday on federal charges he made false statements to a bank to obtain a $500,000 increase on a line of credit.
LaShawn K. Ford, 40, was charged with using the money to pay for personal expenses rather than to rehab properties in the city as he had claimed he would to the bank, prosecutors said.
Ford was first elected in 2006 to represent the 8th House District on Chicago’s West Side and several western suburbs.

Get Well Wishes to Hospitalized former US President George HW Bush (Bush #1)

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former President George H. W. Bush is being treated at a Houston hospital for complications related to bronchitis and is in stable condition, the hospital said on Thursday.

"President Bush has been in and out of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center being treated for complications related to his bronchitis," Bush's office said in a statement released by the hospital. "He is in stable condition, and is expected to be released within the next 72 hours."

The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday that Bush, 88, has been in the hospital for a week.

Jack S. Douglas, 80, gets fatally struck by a car on I-57 trying to help a black man (Jimmy Lee Westbrook, 58) who was foolishly chasing his car tire down the expressway! The good news? The tire chasing man is dead too!

An 80-year-old northwest suburban man died late Wednesday after, being struck by a car on I-57 downstate when he tried to help another man who had also been hit by a car. The first man, a 58-year-old from Tennessee, was hit by a car while trying to retrieve a tire that came off his car and also died, Illinois State Police said.
After losing the driver’s side tire and rim of his vehicle on northbound I-57 near milepost 277 in Onarga Township, Jimmy Lee Westbrook, 58, of Brownsville, Tenn. got out and tried to retrieve the tire, which had rolled into the center median.
As Westbrook crossed back into the northbound lanes with his tire, he was fatally struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by 61-year-old man from Summit, an ISP release said.
Jack S. Douglas, 80, of Bartlett, stopped to assist Westbrook, who was lying in the roadway in traffic, the release said. He helped Westbrook’s female passenger drag Westbrook onto the shoulder out of traffic, state police said.
Douglas spoke with the woman and said he would call for help, but when he ran back across traffic to his vehicle, he was struck by a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by a 59-year-old from Champaign.
Douglas, who State Police referred to as a Good Samaritan, was taken by ambulance to Carle Hospital in Champaign, where he was pronounced dead at 11:01 p.m. Westbrook died at the scene.
Northbound I-57 was shut down for about 2 1/2 hours. The accidents occurred in Iroquois County, about 32 miles south of Kankakee.
The crash remains under investigation and no citations have been issued as of Thursday morning.

Fugitive found hiding in suitcase in Fargo apartment

FARGO – A woman wanted by authorities for violating a supervised release order was arrested here today when U.S. Marshals found her hiding in a suitcase.
According to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force:
Deputy marshals began searching for Misty Dawn Streed in a north Fargo apartment Wednesday morning.
Deputy marshals found 38-year-old Streed hiding in a suitcase that was zipped shut. Deputies had a hard time opening the suitcase because part of Streed’s hair became caught in the zipper.
Streed was taken to the federal courthouse in Fargo for arraignment.
A warrant for her arrest had been issued for violating a supervised release order. Streed pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in March and was awaiting a sentencing hearing scheduled for Jan. 2 in federal court.

Minneapolis, MN police shoot, wound man who fired at them

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police say officers shot and wounded a suspect who had fired a handgun at them.
Police responded late Wednesday night to reports of shots fired. They stopped a car that was leaving the scene, on the suspicion it may have been involved in the gunfire.
The car stopped and a passenger got out and started running.
Police said that as officers gave chase, the man fired a handgun at them. They returned fire and wounded him. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
His name has not been released.
The four officers involved are on three-day paid administrative leave, as is standard practice in shooting-related incidents.

Lindsay Lohan arrested in New York, accused of punching woman

Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested outside a New York nightclub on an assault charge early Thursday after she punched another woman in the face, police said.

Lohan and the 28-year-old unidentified woman had some sort of dispute inside the club Avenue in Manhattan around 4 a.m., police said.

Lohan, who has faced a series of legal and financial troubles in recent years, punched the woman in the face multiple times, said New York Police Sergeant John Buthorn, who said the other woman sustained "minor, minor injuries."


Prosecutor cites 'rogue department' in dropping charges against former NIU officer - NIU police Chief Donald Grady was too busy strapping new fake medals on his chest

NIU police Chief Donald Grady has been a hated man for a long time, his firing can't come soon enough. 

Special prosecutor Dan Webb’s Koschman investigation bills now top $585,000 but no charges announced,,,,,

The Christmas Elf looking Dan Webb is also the attorney make big bucks off Jesse Jackson Jr. right now as he tries to work out a plea bargain for Jackson!

The cost of the ongoing investigation by a special prosecutor into a 2004 death linked to a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley is up to $585,739.
The Cook County Board’s Finance Committee is set to vote Tuesday on the latest bill submitted by special prosecutor Dan K. Webb, the former U.S. attorney appointed by Cook County Judge Michael P. Toomin in April to reinvestigate David Koschman’s death following a drunken confrontation with Daley nephew Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Urgent Update from FOP 7 President Mike Shields

Update!!!  Attorney Court Date  Update!!!
ET Flisk's family is in the courtroom daily. Please make every effort to stop by and show your support for our fallen Officer and his family. 

While several members have stopped by to show support, we can definitely have a better showing on our side of the room. The defendant's side of the courtroom has been well represented.

The jury will return for day three of this trial at 10:30 am tomorrow, Thursday, Novbember 29, 2012. Please show your support by being there.

Timothy Herring Jr. is still awaiting trial for the murder of ET Michael Flisk. Attorney Sladjana Vuckovic, the lawyer from First Defense Legal Aid, is charged with allowing Herring to receive and make phone calls from Vuckovic's cell phone while Herring was in custody at Area 2. Vuckovic was representing Herring for free through the First Defense Legal Aid. Vuckovic's jury trial will commence tomorrow, November 27th, 2012 at 26th/Cal, room 402, before the Honorable Judge Evelyn Clay. Opening statements were expected to begin at 2:00 pm. Officers are welcome to appear.

City of Chicago won’t abandon retirees on health care, says Mayor Rahm Emanuel says - Including retired Firefighters and Police Officers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s not about to walk away and leave thousands of retired city employees without city-subsidized health care, but changes must be made to control skyrocketing health care costs. Active city employees will see their monthly health insurance premiums rise by $50 unless they participate in a “wellness program” to manage chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes and high-blood pressure.


Winning numbers for the nearly $580 million Powerball jackpot are 5-23-16-22-29. The Powerball is 6.

So nice to see a black man get off a CTA bus at 108 & South Pulaski Rd and then walk over to the tree to piss

Dear True News USA:
I know the cell phone photo sucks but this male black gets off the bus at 108th and South Pulaski Road in Mt. Greenwood and just walks over to a tree to piss. Funny, a few seconds later a small rock bounced off his head. 

Mel Reynolds announces congressional run, admits ‘mistakes’ - So I banged a little school girl! In the ghetto that's a natural thing for a grown man to do!

Mel Reynolds, an ex-con convicted of bank fraud and having sex with a 16-year-old girl when he was in his 40s, wants to replace the embattled Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Standing in front of signs that read “Redemption” Reynolds held a news conference on Wednesday saying he would run in a special election after Jackson resigned in disgrace last week in the midst of a federal investigation.
It was Reynolds who Jackson replaced 17 years ago —in a special election — after Reynolds himself resigned in disgrace after his conviction.
“It’s what you do after the mistakes,” Reynolds said, adding that his crimes were “almost 18, 20 years ago,” and shouldn’t be a life sentence. “I want to serve.”

As Chicago turns to shit....Boy, 16, shot 3 times in Hermosa neighborhood

CHICAGO, IL- A 16-year-old boy has been shot this afternoon in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Someone shot the boy three times in the 4200 block of West Wabansia Avenue about 3:45 p.m., said police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss.
The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva.
Purkiss said the boy's condition had stabilized, according to the officer.
No one has been arrested and the circumstances were not being released yet, according to the officer.

Former apartment building of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused Kennedy assassin, being demolished in Dallas

The dilapidated Dallas building was home to Oswald and his family for four months in 1962 and 1963. The building's owner wanted to preserve what she considered a piece of history but couldn't meet the city's housing requirements.
The dilapidated apartment building once home to Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy, is being torn down in Dallas.

Oswald and his family lived in Apartment 2 of the brick complex for four months in 1962 and 1963, according to Jane Bryant, whose company owns the Oak Cliff building.

“I wanted to preserve it because I thought it was important,” Bryant told local TV station KENS 5.

She planned to renovate the building after buying it in 2007 but wasn’t able to bring it up to code.

The city condemned the property in 2011, setting a demolition deadline for Nov. 20, 2012.

Despite the order, Bryant says she struggled to get a permit and was only recently allowed to start work on the demolition.

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Federal takeover of B’nai B’rith pension raises questions on group’s future

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. government’s recent takeover of B’nai B’rith International’s pension plan, which is more than $25 million in debt, raises serious questions about the long-term viability of the 169-year-old, once-giant Jewish organization.
The plan, which has about 500 participants, has $55.6 million in liabilities but only $30.1 million in assets. On Sept. 11, the federal government’s Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. said it would assume control of payments and raised questions about B’nai B’rith’s future.
"The agency stepped in because B'nai B'rith wouldn't have been able to pay its bills or stay in business unless the plan was terminated," it said in a posting that day on its blog.
PBGC was created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to protect pension benefits in private sector-defined benefit plans.
In response to an interview request, B’nai B’rith sent JTA a statement that read, in part: “The determination of the Trustees of the plan to seek the assistance of PBGC was based upon a determination that this was a necessary step to protect the interests of current and future retirees under the plan.”
Asked for further clarification of what the move meant for B’nai B’rith’s overall finances, a spokeswoman said the organization would not make further comment.
Michael Faulkender, an associate professor of business at the University of Maryland, could not comment on the specifics of the B'nai B'rith situation, but he did say that the move “definitely creates concern about the long-term health of the agency because the PBGC would expect the company to make the pension whole if they had the ability to do so before stepping in and taking over.” 
He added, “It would not at all be a surprise if they have other significant liabilities.”
In February 2011, B’nai B’rith filed a “distressed application” with the PBGC, informing the agency that it could not fulfill its plans obligations, a PBGC spokesman told JTA. After PBGC determined that B’nai B’rith indeed could not meet its financial commitment, it took over the plan in August of this year.
“In this case they really tried their best to support this pension plan,” the PBGC spokesman said. “What with the economy being what it is for charitable organizations and donations, it’s difficult. They applied for protection from us and we were there to support them as we should be.”
The PBGC guarantees all pension benefits up to the legal limit of $54,000 per year for a 65-year-old, according to congressional regulations.
B’nai B’rith has a vaunted history in American Jewish life, having started the Anti-Defamation League, the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and what is now Hillel: The Foundation for Campus Jewish Life. All three have left the parent organization and now operate independently. The social activities of many hundreds of B’nai B’rith fraternal lodges -- such as bowling leagues and community volunteer projects -- were a staple of organized American Jewish life throughout much of the 20th century.
But membership, which in the 1970s was said to have stood at 500,000, has waned substantially. No current figures were available. In 2002, the organization sold its eight-story headquarters in Washington and moved into a suite of nearby offices.
Today the organization is known for its lobbying on issues such as health care, human rights and advocacy for Israel. It also runs 29 nonsectarian senior housing facilities in the United States and Canada.
In March 2011, B’nai B’rith’s then-president, Dennis Glick, resigned abruptly from his volunteer position after being indicted on five counts, including federal charges of tax fraud. Glick, a certified public accountant, was found guilty last October “of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the Internal Revenue laws and willfully preparing false tax returns.”
At the time, a B’nai B’rith spokeswoman said that Glick’s legal problems were private and had no connection to the organization.

The phony Pastor Walter Bohorquez sets up a bullshit church to push for ILLEGAL MEXICANS to become CITIZENS! His tax exempt church status should be REVOKED!

A Chicago pastor has been waiting for five years to go before an immigration judge.  A backlog in the system has kept him waiting to find out if he has to return to Colombia or continue his life in the US.  Pastor Walter Bohorquez leads El Taller del Maestro, a small neighborhood church that has grown from ten people to more than 85. 
His story brings attention to deportations which stand at around 400,000 a year.  Illinois ranks fourth nationwide in pending cases behind New York, California and Texas with more than 18,000 pending cases.     

$500K bail for black man, Johnnie Jones age 70, charged with South Loop shooting

A judge today set bail at $500,000 for a 70-year-old man charged with shooting a 41-year-old man on Monday, authorities said. A judge today set a $500,000 bail for Johnnie Jones during a hearing in criminal court
He's accused of shooting a 41-year-old in the same block about 1:20 p.m. Monday. It's not clear what prompted the shooting.

27 hard working illegal Mexicans indicted in Mexican Mafia drug case in Ventura County, California - In Illinois Gov Quinn & Rahm Emanuel would be giving them all Illinois Drivers Licenses!

Rival gangs allegedly cooperated on extortion schemes, drug deals and violent crimes. Authorities say this may be a sign that Mexican drug cartels are strengthening their grip in California.

ABOVE PHOTO: Just your average hard working illegal alien - Martin Madrigal allegedly operated as a kind of regional manager in the Ventura County drug trafficking ring.

From a prison cell outside California, an inmate known as "Evil" was making himself known on Ventura County's streets.
Martin Madrigal, 39, was squeezing drug profits from street gangs for the prison-based Mexican Mafia, according to a grand jury indictment released Tuesday. He was so feared that rival gangs cooperated on extortion schemes, drug deals and violent crimes, according to law enforcement officials.
The 35-count indictment portrays Madrigal as a powerful figure representing an efficient and merciless organization that law enforcement officials believe has been operating for decades, largely from behind bars, calling shots among street gangs. He was one of 27 people named in the indictment, 24 of whom have been arrested. Officials declined to disclose where or why Madrigal is serving time.
The forced cooperation among rival gangs alleged in the indictment may be a sign that Mexican drug cartels are attempting to extend their authority over California drug trafficking, according to Ventura County Assistant Sheriff Gary Pentis.

Three Chicago cops seriously hurt when car flips over

PHOTO: Scene of traffic accident involving Chicago police officers in the 7000 block of South Stony Island Avenue.


Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage killed in accident

Trooper Killed

This didn't get much coverage in Chicago - apologies to the ISP for the oversight:
  • Trooper Kyle Deatherage, who recently transferred to the Illinois State Police motorcycle unit to spend more time with his young family, was struck and killed by a truck Monday morning during a traffic stop along Interstate 55 near Litchfield.

    Deatherage, 32, of Highland, entered law enforcement as a Madison County sheriff’s deputy in 2004 and moved to the state police in May 2009.

    Nelda Christin, an aunt, said the family was devastated by the loss. Deatherage was married to Christin’s niece, Sarah, and they have two children, Kaylee, 4, and Camden, 10 months old.

    “He was a wonderful person,” Christin said. She said he switched to motorcycle duty because it allowed him to move from the night shifts to days, and see more of his growing family.

    Hiram Grau, director of the state police, issued a statement saying, “Our hearts are heavy with grief, but they are also strengthened by Trooper Deatherage’s brave calling.”
Prayers only for Trooper Deatherage here please.

Suit says Des Moines police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie - The cops killed her because she is BLACK!

PHOTO: A Des Moines couple have filed a federal lawsuit against the city's Police Department after officers hit their dog with a Taser, chased and shot her four times. Police say their actions were justified. Rosie, a Newfoundland, died. Rosie is seen here on a boat she stole to ship 3 tons of cannabis to Des Moines drug dealers.

To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities."
To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely.
"He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background.
The officers had responded to a report of a loose dog in the Des Moines neighborhood, phoned in by a neighbor who was concerned that the animal might get hurt. The Wrights were out of town. When police arrived, there was Rosie, all 115 pounds of her, woofing away.
Over the next hour, police used a Taser on Rosie twice, chased her for blocks and ultimately shot the dog — four times — with an assault rifle in a stranger's back yard.
Outrage over Rosie's killing has carried on almost unabated since that Nov. 7, 2010, afternoon. There have been memorials and a vigil for the dog and her owners, attended not just by hundreds of sympathetic pet owners, but by the Des Moines mayor and police chief as well. Thousands have signed an online petitiondemanding the officers be punished.
The Wrights believe the officers were intent on shooting the dog almost from the outset. They filed a federal lawsuit Nov. 17 against Des Moines police, claiming their civil rights were violated when officers shot Rosie. Attorney Shannon Ragonesi of the law firm of Keating Bucklin & McCormack, which is representing the city, would not speak to the specifics of the lawsuit. However, she said the Police Department conducted a "thorough internal review" and concluded the officers' actions were justified.
Two other reviews of animal-control policies — one by an outside agency and the other by an ad hoc committee appointed by the City Council — reached similar findings, save for a finding that the city needed guidelines for the use of Tasers on animals, Ragonesi said.
"Sweetness of temperament"
It was a Sunday, and there was no animal-control officer on duty, when police responded to Rosie's neighborhood in the 26200 block of 16th Avenue South, according to police reports and the lawsuit. Officers concluded the dog lived at the address where she was spotted — she'd apparently knocked down a fence to get out of the enclosed backyard.
According to the American Kennel Club's (AKC) website, Newfoundlands are large working dogs often used in cold-water rescue because of their thick coats. The AKC says the breed's "sweet disposition makes him a good fit for families." Though the dogs appear docile, they are active and require daily exercise. "Sweetness of temperament is the hallmark of the Newfoundland; this is the most important single characteristic of the breed," the AKC says.
The conversation among the officers responding to the call was captured on dashboard-camera audio obtained by the Wrights' attorney through the state Public Disclosure Act.
At one point, an officer produced a catchpole with a loop on one end, used to snare small animals from a safe distance. But because of Rosie's size, they questioned whether it would work — even if they could figure out how to operate it.
And then there was this dilemma, posed by one of the officers: "Once we get him, what are we gonna do with him?"
An officer suggested using a Taser on her. Another thought he might be able to "choke her out."
The audio recording indicates the officers were talking about shooting her within 10 minutes of arriving at the scene.
The only effort to identify her, according to the lawsuit, was that one of the officers photographed her and sent the snapshot to the city's animal-control officer, who was off-duty and did not respond to the scene.
Animal-rights lawyer Adam Karp from Bellingham, who is representing the Wrights, alleges in the lawsuit that officers made no effort to contact the Wrights, who were out of town overnight, but who could have been reached through their alarm company or through pet-licensing information.
The number of an emergency contact — a niece whom the Wrights had asked to check on the dog while they were gone — was also available from the alarm company, the lawsuit alleges.
Rosie's city pet license application also contained their contact information but was never checked, Karp said.
Dog "just sitting there"
According to witnesses quoted in the lawsuit, the dog was "just sitting there" when one of the officers used a Taser on her in the driveway of the Wrights' home, sending her running from the yard. The officers followed in their cars.
"He doesn't want to play," one officer is heard commenting. About a minute later, another officer says, "I'll shoot him. Let's just go shoot him," according to the lawsuit and dash-camera audio.
Meantime, another officer got close enough to Rosie to use a Taser on her a second time, firing through the car's open passenger window. The dog scampered away, eventually finding her way into Lora Perry's back yard, about four blocks away.
Perry, in an interview, said Rosie had apparently slipped into Perry's fenced yard while she was parking her car and had been there for about 15 minutes, "just sniffing around," when an officer arrived at the gate and asked if she'd seen a stray dog.
"I told him, 'Yes,' that she was here. He got on his radio and a few minutes later another officer arrived" carrying a rifle. Perry said the officers entered her yard, walking past a "No Trespassing" sign.
"One of them told me to get in the house, or something like that," Perry said. "It was clear they were there to shoot her. She wasn't doing anything. She was just sitting there."
Perry said she had two children in the house when the officer opened fire on the dog.
"They were frightened," she said. "And I was just livid. They didn't ask me anything. The dog could have stayed in my backyard."
The officers let her own dog out when they opened the gate to kill Rosie, Perry said.
After the first shot — which an autopsy later concluded shattered the dog's leg — one of the officers is heard shouting "Nice!" The officer with the rifle fired three more times, according to the lawsuit and dash-camera video.
The Wrights returned home later that day unaware of what had happened to their dog. They frantically called friends and the police, looking for Rosie.
According to the lawsuit, the Des Moines police only acknowledged they killed her after Mr. Wright found a Taser dart on his lawn the next day and took it to the police station, seeking an explanation.
In the lawsuit, Karp alleges the officers not only failed to capture Rosie but acted inhumanely when they killed her. The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends a gunshot to an animal's brain when an animal needs to be put down with a firearm. An autopsy performed by a veterinarian showed that none of the four bullets hit Rosie in the head.
Ragonesi, the city's attorney, said Karp has adopted an "uncommon use" of the section of the civil-rights section of the U.S. Code, usually applied in cases in which people address illegal seizures in the form of police misconduct like excessive use of force or wrongful arrest.
But Karp said the Fourth Amendment guarantees that citizens shall be secure in their "persons and effects."
"Rosie was an effect, and a special one that cannot be replaced," he said.
There is legal precedent for civil-rights cases involving killing pets.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held in a 1994 case that police violated the rights of a Northern California family when officers shot the family dog. The family eventually received nearly $100,000.
A 1998 case out of San Jose, Calif., found that police violated the rights of members of the local chapter of the Hells Angels when they shot and killed three dogs while serving a search warrant during a murder investigation. Nearly $1 million was awarded to the chapter in a settlement.