Posts Tagged “street gangs”

Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

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Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague When it comes to the record-setting murder rate in Chicago’s neighborhoods, the real priority should be fighting street gangs over sometimes exaggerated claims of racism. But the news media sees that exaggerating racism claims especially with regards to police sells newspapers while Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is…

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Politics of race distorts Adam Toledo killing

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Politics of race distorts Adam Toledo killing

Politics of race distorts Adam Toledo killing The death of an innocent victim is what separates a street gangbanger from being vilified and jailed or being turned into a hero. The Street gang problem in Chicago is so great and unresolved that the public’s reaction swings from sanity to insanity, turning racism into politics. By…

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Stop blaming police for killing of 13-year-old out on the street in middle of the night

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Stop blaming police for killing of 13-year-old out on the street in middle of the night

Stop blaming police for killing of 13-year-old out on the street in middle of the night Every time a child is killed by a street gang or even by police, the first thing society and the mainstream news media does is to blame the police. But the police are not to blame when a 13-year-old…

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CBS’ Gayle King should be fired and vicious murderers should be put to death

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CBS’ Gayle King should be fired and vicious murderers should be put to death

CBS’ Gayle King should be fired and vicious murderers should be put to death By Ray Hanania It’s very upsetting to watch CBS TV’s Gayle King plead for the life of Brandon Bernard who is to be executed today for the 1999 murder of Todd and Stacie Bagley, a married couple in their mid-20s. King…

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

Is there a politics to mass shootings? The mainstream news media covered the killings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas far differently than the  news media covered the killings the same weekend in Chicago. Though the circumstances were different, with individual suspects involved in Dayton and El Paso and multiple suspects involved in multiple…

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction Two issues continue to bother me. The first is the imbalance and lack of justice in the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the lack of attention to the criminal behavior of the victim Laquan McDonald. The second is the increasing amount…

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When will people in Chicago get serious about violence?

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When will people in Chicago get serious about violence?

When will people in Chicago get serious about violence? Organized protests may bring attention to the problem of neighborhood violence. But if community homeowners and families don’t stand up to the violence in their own community, they can’t make a difference and violence will continue. The past weekend when Chicago saw 74 brutal shootings and…

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FBI presents 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

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FBI presents 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

FBI presents 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Awards In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 20, 2018, Director Christopher Wray recognized the recipients of the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the…

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Merry Christmas, and clean up that garbage mess!

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Merry Christmas, and clean up that garbage mess! I live my life by certain principles and conduct and I think that everyone should respect some basic commonsense and acts of respect in our society. These are mine. By Ray Hanania I live my life by certain concepts. Don’t move next door to an airport and…

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