The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Mindless Carnage Continues in Chicago

Covering homicide in Chicago must be like covering the weather: “Partly cloudy with widely scattered afternoon and evening gunfire . . .” At least 53 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of Sunday afternoon, and five of them had been killed. At least nine of the surviving victims were under 18, with […]

64 Shots: Londre ‘KTS Dre’ Sylvester Gunned Down Outside Chicago Jail

Getting murdered is a family tradition for some people in Chicago, and the death this week of Londre Sylvester, 31, was probably predictable. In June 2015, his younger brother, Devon “Kutthroat Von” Davis, was killed in a drive-by shooting. “Kutthroat Von” was only 21 at the time, and was a rapper best known for his […]

72 Shot in Chicago This Weekend

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s constituents celebrated the Fourth of July by turning their city into a shooting gallery: Thirteen people have been killed and at least 59 others wounded since Friday night in shootings across Chicago. At least seven children have been shot in Chicago since late Sunday afternoon. Two people were killed and at least […]

Chicago: 5 Killed by ‘System Racism’ and Semi-Automatic Gunfire, But Mainly …

. . . yeah, it was the semi-automatic gunfire: A fifth victim has died Saturday following a mass shooting early Tuesday that left three others wounded in the Englewood neighborhood, officials said. The person, of an unknown age and gender, was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to […]

Democrats: The Party of Hate

The national poster child for Racial Derangement Syndrome: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s spokesperson has reportedly announced that she will only give interviews to “Black or Brown” journalists on the occasion of reaching the halfway point in her term as mayor. . . . Lightfoot, the city’s first black female mayor, and also the first lesbian […]

Stupid City, Stupid Mayor: Homicide Increases 55% in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Remember, dead people are still eligible to vote in Chicago: A 41-year-old man was shot and killed early Friday morning in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, marking the city’s first homicide of 2021 and following a year of spiking crime rates there and around the nation. According to Chicago police data, the city recorded 769 homicides in […]

The Planners and Their Plans

If you are my age, the very mention of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project calls to mind memories of how liberalism’s “War on Poverty” ultimately ended in catastrophic defeat: At its peak, Cabrini-Green was home to 15,000 people, mostly living in mid- and high-rise apartment buildings, totaling 3,607 units. Over the years, crime and neglect created […]

A Short Probation in Chicago

Say hello to Kamari Pleasant of Cook County, Illinois. On Nov. 2, Kamari was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to a gun charge. Less than three weeks later, he was back in custody: A convicted felon who just started serving probation on a weapons charge was hunting for rivals in a South […]

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