Thursday, January 31, 2013

NYPD'S THEE RANT - "Operation IMPACT" comes to Chicago Police Department?


Cook County States Attorney's Office: Quovadus Mahomes, 17, arrested in slaying urinated on hands to thwart gunshot test

Why would Anita Alveraz's office approve of this publicly released statement by her office?
Why advertise to every shithead what to do if you are involved in a shooting?
Yes this information is on the web if you search for it but to plaster it on the front page of the newspapers is completely STUPID!


A teenager arrested minutes after the slaying of a man in the Park Manor neighborhood Tuesday afternoon urinated on his hands while in an interview room after detectives told him a gunshot residue test would be done, prosecutors said today. (Mistake #2: Never tell the offender this till the ET is present and about to do the test!)
Quovadus Mahomes, of Dixon, is accused of killing 27-year-old Devin Common and wounding two other men, ages 27 and 30. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Donald Panarese ordered him held without bail today, said Cook County state’s attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.
The shooting happened about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue - the 41st murder of the year, surpassing the monthly total from 2012, which was an increase over 2011.
Mahomes was charged Wednesday with one count of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder, according to Chicago police. He had been arrested near the scene of the shootings, and while in custody, urinated on his hands after being told police would test them for gunshot residue, prosectuors said today.

Caleb Moore Dead - Winter X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore dies from crash injuries

Moore, 25, was injured last week when his 450-pound vehicle failed to complete a flip off a 70-foot ramp and slammed atop his head and chest area. His death is the first in the 17-year history of the X Games.


Winter X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore, 25, died Thursday as a result of injuries suffered a week earlier inESPN's popular action sports event in Aspen, Colo.

Moore suffered internal bleeding around his heart and also a brain injury when his 450-pound vehicle failed to complete a flip off a 70-foot ramp and slammed atop his head and chest area.

The death of the four-time X Games medalist was the first in the event's 18-year history. It brought an outpouring of condolences on Twitter from action-sports stars including Travis Pastrana, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg and Carey Hart.

Moore's death also called into question the high risk of the games, and the financial support for the health of athletes who flirt with such peril.

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Sticky Fingers Northbrook, IL Police Officer Enrique Guzman busted by FBI

NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS - A Northbrook police officer was jailed this morning in lieu of $30,000 bond after authorities charged him with felony counts of armed violence, residential burglary and official misconduct.

Village spokeswoman Cheryl Fayne-dePersio said the charges came after an incident Wednesday at a Northbrook residence that Officer Enrique Guzman was assigned to check because a door had been left open.

Instead, Guzman, 34, a 12-year-veteran of the department, is accused of stealing jewelry at the home, according to a Northbrook news release.

Officials said the arrest comes in the wake of a five-month investigation of Guzman by the Northbrook Police Department and the FBI.

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9 Traffic Judges Indicted on Ticket Fixing - See list of those charged


Nine judges who presided at Philadelphia traffic court were charged with fixing tickets for friends and political allies in a sweeping federal indictment that alleged pervasive, but covert, corruption in the courthouse.
Federal officials alleged "a widespread culture of giving breaks on traffic citations to friends, family, the politically-connected and business associates,'' but defense attorneys suggested the accused made no money from the favors and that the court has worked that way for a century.
DOCUMENTS
The defendants include six current and former Philadelphia traffic court judges and three suburban judges who had stints at the court.Among them is former Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, who had been kicked out of office for showing cellphone photos of his genitals to a female clerk. Singletary and several others surrendered to the FBI Thursday morning and appeared in court Thursday afternoon. A court clerk and two businessmen also were charged.
Philadelphia ward leaders and Democratic City Committee associates, along with family and friends, regularly contacted the judges to seek help with traffic tickets. Judges would trade favors if the case wasn't assigned to them and would either dismiss or reduce the ticket, helping people avoid points on their licenses, authorities charged.
The judges and their staffs took steps to hide the system of "consideration'' by shredding paperwork, speaking in code and keeping a tight circle, according to court papers.
"A well-understood conspiracy of silence fell over the system and its participants,'' the indictment said. 
The scheme kept unsafe drivers on the road and deprived the city and state of revenues, U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger said.
Defense lawyers said their clients never took a dime, and simply did things the way they've been done for decades -- and the way they were trained to do. 
"It's been my experience that any little old lady in the suburbs ... can walk in to her local magistrate judge, and expect to get a reduction in her charge,'' said Singletary's lawyer, William J. Brennan. "I don't think that's fraud. It's just kind of the way it works.''
The 77-count indictment also charges Singletary with lying to the FBI and three judges with lying to the grand jury.
Other defendants include sitting judges Michael J. Sullivan, Michael Lowry and Fortunato N. Perri Sr.; former Traffic Court Judges Robert Mulgrew, Thomasine Tynes and Singletary; and former traffic court director William Hird, who retired last year after the investigation broke.
Perri, a senior judge and a longtime fixture at the court, accepted free car repairs, towing, seafood and videos in exchange for help with traffic tickets, the indictment charged.
"When you call, I move, brother, believe me. I move everybody,'' he told Henry P. Alfano, a junkyard owner and strip club landlord who provided some of the freebies, the indictment said. 
It was not clear who was representing either man, or some of the other defendants. Lowry's lawyer, Michael Schwartz, declined to comment.
Defense lawyer Gregory Pagano, who represents Hird, said court workers should have been trained in ethics and warned that new policies were being adopted. The elected judges are not lawyers and don't even need a high school degree, he noted.
"It's a shame. None of these people were on the take here. Not a person took a single dime. Billy Hird was doing his job as he was taught to do it, and the way it was being done for almost 100 years, really,'' Pagano said. "They've got to take the fall for everyone who's come before them. ... It's very unfair.''
Here is a list of the defendants:

  • Michael J. Sullivan (sitting Judge, Traffic Court)
  • Michael Lowry (sitting Judge, Traffic Court)
  • Robert Mulgrew (former Judge, Traffic Court)
  • Willie Singletary (former Judge, Traffic Court)
  • Thomasine Tynes (former Judge, Traffic Court)
  • Mark A. Bruno (Chester County Magisterial District) 
  • H. Warren Hogeland (Bucks County Senior Magisterial District Judge)
  • Kenneth Miller (Delaware County Senior District Judge)
  • Fortunato N. Perri, Sr. (Senior Judge, Traffic Court)          
  • William Hird (former Director of Records, Traffic Court)
  • Henry P. Alfano (local businessman)
  • Robert Moy (local businessman)

Today's Sheriff Tom Dart's Blooper! Convicted Indiana murderer mistakenly released from Cook County Jail


An Indiana man convicted of murder has been mistakenly released from Cook County Jail, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office and the Indiana Department of Correction.
At least two Chicago police investigators said they received alerts Thursday afternoon that noted that Steven L. Robbins, 44, was mistakenly released from the jail Wednesday evening.
He was described as a black man, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 190 pounds, and he has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that reads "Nicole."
Robbins had been sentenced to 60 years in prison in 2004 for murder and carrying a handgun without a license. He was serving time in Indiana State Prison when he was brought to Illinois to appear in Cook County Court for a warrant in connection with a 1992 armed violence and narcotics case.

Chicago's Chief Illusionist Garry McCarthy pulled out more smoke and mirrors to blow up the public's asses as murders continue to RISE


Mayor Rahm Emanuel desperate to lower the African American murder rate in Chicago has been in contract negotiations with Marshall Brodien also known as WIZZO THE WIZZARD to help fight the current blood shed in Chicago. 

Following a deadly start to the year that included the murder of 15-year-old band majorette Hadiya Pendleton, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced today that 200 police officers will be reassigned to patrol work.
The officers, who had been performing administrative duties will be replaced by civilians, according to an announcement from the mayor’s office. The first officers will be reassigned this weekend and the changes are expected to be completed by the end of March, city officials said.
Emanuel said the officers will help saturate areas where trouble is brewing, hopefully quashing violence.
"All 200, by March, move them all onto the streets, into the areas, to actually do what I think is a key component, which is to reduce gun violence and gang activity," Emanuel said at a news conference with McCarthy at Area Central Police Headquarters, 5101 S. Wentworth. "Before a flame becomes a fire, to put it out. And to actually basically saturate and exhaust an area and have the resources to do that."

Assistant District Attorney assassinated in Texas: police


SAN ANTONIO, TX - An assistant district attorney was shot and killed as he walked from his car to a Dallas-area county courthouse on Thursday, and his assailants were at large, police said.

"As the assistant district attorney was walking to his office, he was assaulted by an unknown assailant and he was shot multiple times," Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh told reporters. Kaufman is a town of about 8,000 people southeast of Dallas, Texas.

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Mark Hasse, a former Dallas County prosecutor, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The shooting occurred on the same day the U.S. Department of Justice said in an unrelated statement that the Kaufman County District Attorney's Office was helping to investigate the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a gang that was established within the 1980s in the Texas prison system.

It was not immediately clear if the shooting was connected to the investigation.

Kaufman County Sheriff David Byrnes said authorities were searching for two people who fled in a Ford Taurus.

The courthouse and several structures including school buildings in the small community were briefly locked down, officials said.

Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Courtney Lenz, 23, says she has been barred from the Super Bowl because she weighs too much. She gives us this interview live at the all-you-can-eat Country Buffet


Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Courtney Lenz, 23, says she has been barred from the Super Bowl because she weighs too much.
Lenz made the comments during an interview on "Access Hollywood" on Wednesday evening.
"They said that I had quote, unquote, a rough year," Lenz said. "I'd been benched earlier in the season for a little bit of a weight gain. We do get weighed every week during the season, and you can't fluctuate at all. I gained, I think it was 1.8 pounds. I had been consistent and they let me cheer previously and then I gained 1.8 or 1.6 pounds and they said because I had gained weight and they wanted me to be consistent or they wanted me to lose, they benched me for a game and because it was a disciplinary action, that was the reason."

Lenz went on to say that she weighs 124 pounds.
"During the season, I was 124. That was consistently, they wanted me to get back down to 121, 120, which is what I was at when I was 18, 19, when I started on the team," she said. "That was the only disciplinary action I had during the year. I got benched because of my weight, and they said that was the reason. Anybody that had disciplinary action taken during the season was automatically disqualified [from the Super Bowl]. However, there are some girls on the team that were also benched for their weight, and are going. So they just aren't consistent, it isn't fair. That's why I brought this to the attention of the fans because what they're doing is not right."
Lenz has been a Ravens cheerleader for five years.

Self Proclaimed Fake Rev Jesse Jackson Sr. Calls for Looting Our Pension Funds


Jesse Jackson Calls for Looting Pension Funds

As Margaret Thatcher observed, sooner or later socialists run out of other people’s money. But the looting won’t stop until they have stolen your last penny. Did you expect to have a secure retirement after working your whole life? Sucker:
At a three-day conference in New York that began on Wednesday, [Jesse] Jackson discussed a proposal for increasing the availability of capital by using pension money to make loans in low-income communities. The idea is getting a prominent debut at the 16th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hosted by Mr. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund.
He isn’t just shouting this Marxist lunacy through a bullhorn at some ghetto street corner.
The conference features some big names, with a keynote speech from former President Bill Clinton.
Despite or rather because of his appalling irresponsibility and conspicuous lack of morals and character, Clinton is a demigod among Democrats.
Fundamentally, Mr. Jackson’s proposal is about leveling the playing field.
That is, it is about imposing egalitarianism by reducing everyone to the economic level of Jackson’s welfare-bred supporters.
Most who don’t rely on the socialist media for information are aware that the 2008 crisis and subsequent continuing economic decline were set off by federally coerced loans to these very “low-income communities.” Such loans are not even intended to be paid back, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed as he was helping to set the collapse in motion as HUD secretary.
In plain terms, Jackson is advocating a smash and grab theft of pension money. His criminal ilk controls the government and is likely to loot America to the point of total collapse.
jesse jackson
Thieving lowlifes are running the show.

Patty Andrews, last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters, dead at 94 - Dominant 'girl group' had more than 90 chart hits themselves and two dozen more with Bing Crosby.

ABOVE VIDEO: The Andrews Sisters' singing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B" 
which kept America and our U.S. Servicemen entertained during WWII 

ABOVE PHOTO: The Andrews Sisters, from left, Maxine Andrews, Patty Andrews, and LaVerne Andrews in 1947.

Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the greatest "girl group" of all time, died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.
The Andrews Sisters, who included Patty, Maxene and Laverne, were the dominant female vocal group of the mid-20th century, scoring more than 90 chart hits themselves and two dozen more with their frequent singing partner, Bing Crosby.
Their close harmony style influenced dozens of subsequent groups and singers, from the McGuire Sisters and the Pointer Sisters to En Vogue, Bette Midler and Christina Aguilera.
Their songs became standards of the era, often associated with World War II.
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," later recorded by Midler and others, was a wartime classic. Their other most popular songs included "Bie Mir Bist Du Schon," "Rum and Coca Cola," "Ferryboat Serenade,"
"Shoo Shoo Baby," "I Can Dream, Can't I?" and "I Wanna Be Loved."
Their No. 1 hits with Crosby included "Don't Fence Me In" and "Hot Time In the Old Town of Berlin."
They sold an estimated 100 million records over their career, and were noted for their versatility.
They could sing close harmony ballads, but also country-style tunes, jazz and swing. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" is widely considered one of the first songs in the style that after World War II would be known as rhythm and blues.

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3 dead in mile-long Detroit freeway pileup due to white-out! Once again Detroit blaming whitie for everything



DETROITBlinding snow squalls, high winds and a slick highway led to a mile-long series of crashes in Detroit that left at least three people dead, including two children, and 20 more injured.
Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said visibility was extremely poor when the mass of crashes happened on Interstate 75 on the southwest side of the city. The injured, also including children, have been taken to hospitals, Shaw said.
A similar pileup west of Indianapolis involving more than 40 vehicles closed Interstate 70 in both directions. There was no immediate word on injuries, but the roadway was expected to be closed for several hours.
In Detroit, SUVs with smashed front ends and cars with doors hanging open sat scattered across the debris-littered highway, some crunched against jackknifed tractor-trailers and tankers. Rescue crews went vehicle to vehicle in the search for survivors and to provide aid.
Motorists and passengers who were able to climb out of their vehicles huddled together on the side of the road, some visibly distraught, others looking dazed. A man and woman hugged under the gray, cloud-filled skies, a pair of suitcases next to them and a bumper on the ground behind.
Conditions went from "clear to total whiteout in a matter of seconds," Shaw said. "All of a sudden, they couldn't see anymore."
More than 40 vehicles were involved in two other chain-reaction crashes in Michigan.
U.S. 23 in Grand Blanc Township near Flint was closed Thursday after more than 20 vehicles crashed during a sudden snow squall. In southwest Michigan, eight tractor-trailers and six cars crashed on I-94, closing the westbound lanes to traffic at Paw Paw in Van Buren County.
About 30 vehicles were involved in the pileups in Detroit and scores more were trapped on the freeway behind the accident scene for hours. Shaw expected the freeway to be fully reopened sometime in the afternoon.
Greg Galuszka was driving a fuel truck along I-75 when white-out conditions quickly materialized.
"I looked on my driver's side mirror, and I could see the trucks piling up back there," Galuszka said, pointing to a mass of twisted metal where vehicles had smashed into each other a short time earlier.
"Then, when I looked in my passenger side (mirror), is when I saw the steel hauler coming up," he said. "I just said my prayers from there and said, `Please don't hit me."'
Phillip Bost was driving a semi-truck loaded with auto parts when the snow squall hit. Bost said he rushed to help the injured when alerted by the terrific sound of the crashes.
"I heard booms and bangs behind me. Boom, boom, boom, boom," said Bost of Ypsilanti.
There were "people bleeding, people limping, people shaken up. It was a bad ordeal," he recalled several hours later. "I'm quite shaken up."
Shaw said many people had to be pulled from their vehicles. Numerous fire engines and ambulances were at the scene.
The crash happened as snow and strong blustery winds reduced visibility across southeastern Michigan, said Bryan Tilley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oakland County's White Lake Township.
"There was a pattern of snow showers moving through the area in the midmorning hours," Tilley said. Nearby Detroit Metropolitan Airport had west winds at 20 miles per hour, with gusts to 33 mph around the time of the crash. The temperature of 24 degrees was about 30 degrees colder than a day before.
The crash happened near an elevated stretch of expressway where the road surface can cool quickly and make driving hazardous, Tilley said.
Lisa Czarnecki said she hurried to the crash scene from her office in downtown Detroit after her husband, Ken, called to say he had been involved in the crashes. Ken was driving at about 30 miles per hour when the vehicles in front of him suddenly stopped but he wasn't able to stop too, leaving "the front of his car under that white semi," she said, pointing to the highway.
"After I identified the car to one of the (emergency) workers, I asked them to go tap on the window and ask him to wave out the door," Lisa Czarnecki said. "They managed to get him out of the vehicle and he stood up and waved."

Texas Senator Ted Cruz writes Banks: Deny Chicago, embrace Texas (LETTER)



In response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s letter to Bank of America and TD Bank urging them to deny companies like Smith & Wesson and Ruger financial services until they embrace “commonsense” gun laws, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz distributed and shared an open letter Tuesday night to the same establishments asking them to instead deny Chicago and embrace Texas.
Dear Mssrs. Moynihan, Masrani, Debney, and Fifer:
To the CEOs of Bank of America and TD Bank Group, it has recently been reported that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent each of you letter urging that you threaten to ease transacting business with American firearm manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Both of your companies do considerable business in the City of Chicago, and you may be understandably concerned that there are risks to refusing to comply with the demands of a politician who has earned the nickname, “The Godfather.”
In Texas, we have a more modest view of government.
We do not accept the notion that government officials should behave as bullies, trying to harass or pressure private companies into enlisting in a political lobbying campaign. And we subscribe to the notion, quaint in some quarters, that private companies don’t work for elected officials; elected officials work for private citizens.
In light of the reception you have received in the Windy City, please know that Texas would certainly welcome more of your business and the jobs you create. Texans value jobs and value freedom, and over 1000 people a day are moving to Texas (often from cities like Chicago), because Texas is where the jobs are.
If I can be of assistance in that regard, please do not hesitate to call.
To the CEOs of Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co., on behalf of millions of Texans and gun owners across America, thank you for your commitment to the Second Amendment. It is unfortunate that ambitious politicians would try to impose financial harm or even drive your companies out of business in order to further their own political agendas.
The reported missives of Mayor Emanuel–who was President Obama’s very first Chief of Staff–call into doubt the claims of President Obama and Washington Democrats that they do not seek to strip Americans of our Second Amendment rights.
Attempts to put law-abiding gun makers out of business hardly qualify as “modest commonsense gun control.” Instead, they are a manifestation of an unabashed agenda to deprive law-abiding citizens of our right to keep and bear arms.
Should Mayor Emanuel’s bullying campaign prove successful, I am confident that there are numerous financial institutions in Texas that would be eager to earn your business. And, in the event that it might prove helpful, I would be happy to personally introduce you to their leaders.
Finally, to Mayor Emanuel, you recently were obliged to pay over $1.1 million of taxpayer money in legal fees due to your unsuccessful assault on the Second Amendment.


And, your city’s longstanding policies stripping citizens of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms have, in turn, produced some of the very highest crime and murder rates in the Nation.
Your continued anti-gun crusade may well cause some to wonder if the interests of the citizens of Chicago are being sacrificed in pursuit of a partisan agenda.
Regardless, directing your attack at legitimate firearms manufacturers undermines the Second Amendment rights of millions of Texans.


In the future, I would ask that you might keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River.
All the best,
Senator Ted Cruz, TEXAS

Mayor Rahm Emanuel expected to move 200 Chicago cops from desk jobs onto street


If you are going to move 200 desk cops to the streets and have their positions filled by civilians... DON'T YOU HAVE TO HIRE THE CIVILIANS FIRST?


Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce Thursday that he will reassign 200 police officers on administrative duty to patrol work, a week after the inspector general suggested such a move. Civilians would fill the newly vacated desk jobs.Emanuel is expected to appear at a press conference Thursday morning with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to make the announcement, according to a spokesman for the mayor’s office.
The first group of officers will be reassigned this weekend, according to spokesman Bill McCaffrey.
After analyzing 30 different units within the Chicago Police Department’s $1.25 billion-a-year bureaucracy, Inspector General Joe Ferguson recommended that Emanuel turn over 292 of the 370 full-time jobs currently held by sworn officers to civilians.
Emanuel said last week that he welcomed Ferguson’s proposal and said he’d ask his staff and McCarthy to immediately review it.

Black Violence Continues - 6 wounded including teen in overnight shootings


BLACK BLOOD BATH CITY CHICAGO - Six people were shot across Chicago overnight, including two men who were wounded while sitting in a car in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The men, 19 and 37, were in the 5000 block of West Madison Street when someone approached on foot and started shooting around 10:20 p.m., Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The pair drove to a home in the 1500 block of North Long Avenue and police were called, Alfaro said. The older man was taken to Stroger Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and the younger man, shot in the leg, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center.

No one was is in custody.

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Fake Store Front Black Ministers call for united black vote to replace Jackson Jr. - They are afraid the split black vote may allow the white candidate Debbie Halvorson to win


A course if this were white reverends telling the public to vote white it would be NATIONAL NEWS but since it's only black reverends telling blacks to vote black it is hardly covered anywhere.....
BLACK RACISM AGAINST A WHITE CANDIDATE TOTALLY IGNORED BY THE CHICAGO PRESS

Aggressive TV ads and racial politics take center stage in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Junior in the 2nd Congressional District.
"I don't have enough words to say thank you. All I can say is I'll give you my whole heart and soul," State Sen. Toi Hutchison said Wednesday as a group of African-American ministers prayed that the other black candidates- Robin Kelly, Alderman Anthony Beale and State Senator Napoleon Harris would remove themselves from the ballot. They believe by having one black candidate, it would be easier for an African-American to win on February 26.
"We need to make sure that everybody understands a house divided against itself cannot stand," Rev. Walter Turner, Hutchison supporter, said.
"There are certain people who are running who I don't think even they think they can win," Apostle Carl White, Hutchison supporter, said.
Hours later, Senator Harris--a gay marriage opponent-- dropped his candidacy and announced his support for Kelly.
"I have decided to lead by example and do what's best for the citizens of the second Congressional District," Harris said.
Political science professor Robert Starks fears African Americans might lose the second district seat.
"I think it would be years and years and years before you could get that seat back for an African-American," Starks said.
Frontrunner Debbie Halvorson, the only white democratic primary candidate who might benefit from a divided black vote, said she was disappointed that racial politics were part of the campaign.
"I'm very frustrated by that. It just bothers me more and more every day," Halvorson said.
Meanwhile, a TV ad sponsored by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee criticizes Halvorson's "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. While she still opposes an assault weapons ban, Halvorson says her position on gun control is "evolving" from what it used to be.
"And I look forward to getting back to Congress and being probably the only one in this race who can sit down and talk to both sides," Halvorson said.

Porn Super Star Ron Jeremy In Critical Condition With Heart Aneurysm In California



Ron Jeremy is fighting for his life at a Los Angeles hospital and is being treated for an aneurysm near his heart.
The world's most celebrated porn star drove himself to Cedars-Sinai hospital on Tuesday after experiencing severe chest pain, TMZ reports. His manager, Mike Esterman, told the site that his condition has worsened after doctors discovered the aneurysm and he was transferred to the intensive care unit.
Jeremy, 59, was being prepped for surgery this morning. It's yet unclear what led to the chest pain.
The adult film actor, who has starred in more than 2,000 films -- pornography and non-porno -- has been an outspoken opponent of the new law in Los Angeles that would require adult film actors to wear condoms while filming . He campaigned against Measure B in the weeks before the election.
He was also reportedly recruited last year to help catch Luka Magnotta, the alleged porn-star-gone-Canadian cannibal.

UPDATE: The Associated Press reported that Ron Jeremy underwent emergency surgery Wednesday night.

True News USA Flash Back Humor Break - Enlightening the youth of today with old time humor!


Dean Martin and the late great Phil Harris

Jack Benny and Mel Blanc - Man of a 1000 Voices!

TV GAME SHOW: You Bet Your Life
Crazy Looking Contestant Albert Hall

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) brushes off labor group's call for a summit on pensions

Wednesday is Speaker Michael Madigan's Turkish Bath House Day and was not available for comment



House Speaker Michael Madigan shot down a union coalition's proposal to have a summit on government worker pensions, saying Wednesday that organized labor has had input but "strongly opposed" efforts to fix the state's finances.
Madigan, the state's Democratic Party chairman, called for unions to come to the bargaining table with an "honest proposal that recognizes the state's serious fiscal condition and puts government employees on par with those in the private sector relative to a benefits package."
The union group's leader, Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan, said he was "surprised and disappointed" by the Democratic speaker's position and contended residents "want and deserve leaders who work together to solve problems."
Madigan told Carrigan his suggestion of a pension summit in Burr Ridge Feb. 11 "is not timely" and that one could have been called years ago when Illinois "first started to grapple with this complex and controversial topic."

GARY INDIANA - 2 Burglars Killed & 1 Critically Injured When Their Get-Away Car Smashes Into A Tree - Luckily the tree will survive

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Gary, Indiana

A 17-year-old boy from Chicago and a 19-year-old man who police said were suspected of burglarizing a home were killed in Gary earlier today when they tried to escape police before crashing into a tree.

A third suspect was taken to a hospital in very critical condition.

The incident began at 10:07 a.m. when Gary police were responding to a 911 call for a burglary in progress in the 4400 block of Connecticut Street.

A resident called police and gave a description of the gray-colored Dodge Stratus with Illinois license plates that had sped off with three males inside, police said.

By the time police arrived the vehicle had already sped through several traffic control lights and had crashed into at least two trees on the 4000 block of Monroe Street, police said.

The 17-year-old Chicago teen who was driving was pronounced dead at the scene, as well as a 19-year-old Gary man who was a rear-seat passenger. Officials had not released the names of the men pending notification of their families, according to Gary police officials.

A third man who was a front-seat passenger was hospitalized for his injuries.

Lake County police are investigating the crash while Gary police will investigate the burglary, police said.