Category: Chicago

Barr: Murders Drop 50% in Chicago Thanks to Trump’s Operation Legend
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Barr: Murders Drop 50% in Chicago Thanks to Trump’s Operation Legend

KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images Murders in Chicago have dropped 50 percent thanks to President Trump’s anti-crime initiative Operation Legend, Attorney General William Barr announced on Wednesday. “Over the first five weeks of Operation Legend, in Chicago, murders dropped by 50 percent over the previous five weeks,” Barr announced during a Wednesday update. In the…

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Watch: Chicago BLM Activists Stomp on Pig-Cop Pinatas, Scream
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Watch: Chicago BLM Activists Stomp on Pig-Cop Pinatas, Scream

Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Chicago Saturday to demonstrate in several controversial ways, chanting in residential areas, stomping on piñatas of pigs dressed as cops, and twerking to Cardi B’s explicit single “WAP,” several videos show. Protesters gathered outside Whitney Young Magnet High School to call for defunding the police and…

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘Vast Majority’ of Protests ‘Have Been Peaceful’
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘Vast Majority’ of Protests ‘Have Been Peaceful’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the “vast majority” of protests in her city “peaceful.” On Saturday, 17 officers were injured, and 24 people were arrested after protests turned violent in Chicago. Lightfoot said, “Unfortunately, what we’ve seen in cities all across the country, not just Chicago, is a continuing…

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Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx: 42 Charged with Felonies in Looting Spree
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Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx: 42 Charged with Felonies in Looting Spree

Forty-two suspects were charged following the looting and unrest in Chicago on Sunday, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Thursday. “As of today, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has sought felony charges in 43 cases related to the events Sunday night. Forty-two of those cases have been approved,” the press release said. “In the…

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Chicago BLM Organizer Defends Looting: ‘That Is Reparations’
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Chicago BLM Organizer Defends Looting: ‘That Is Reparations’

Black Lives Matter activists in Chicago held a rally Monday evening to stand in solidarity with the dozens of individuals who were arrested after a night of mass looting and criminal activity, with one organizer brazenly defending looting as a form of reparations. Activists gathered at the South Loop police station on Monday to stand…

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘We Will Not Allow Federal Troops in Our City’
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘We Will Not Allow Federal Troops in Our City’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she would not allow President Donald Trump to send federal police officers to quell protests in the city of Chicago. Lightfoot said, “This is not about working with the Trump administration. For decades now in major cities across the country, FBI, DEA, ATF, those agents have…

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