Category: Crime

Mueller's flimsy impeachment case against Trump for obstruction

Having utterly failed to find evidence that Donald Trump or his team (or anyone else) colluded with Russia to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, his critics now focus on nailing the president for obstructing justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in Volume II went well beyond his mandate to investigate collusion. In addition, he transparently invited Congress... Read more »

Will Smollett and Foxx get away with it?

This being Chicago, who knows? The usual workings of the Chicago Way suggest that they probably will. To ask the question is to wonder whether: Illinois Attorney General  Kwame Raoul, Illinois’ chief law enforcement officer, will review how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the case that saw her office drop 16 felony charges that had been handed... Read more »

Smollett charges dropped; justice denied

The astonishing action by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to drop 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett leaves so many unanswered questions that justice should have required that the facts be determined by a jury. But now that Foxx has deep-sixed the case and Cook County Circuit Judge Steven Watkins has inexplicably sealed the case file, we will... Read more »
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Pope Francis forsakes sex abuse victims

Headline: Pope Francis “…Bars Action by U.S. Bishops on Sex-Abuse Reforms at Conference Last-minute change surprises bishops who planned votes to address crisis,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The story continues: The Vatican told Cardinal DiNardo about the directive only Sunday night, according to a bishop familiar with the situation. It demonstrates the continuing rift between... Read more »

"‘Gosnell’ bares the need for movies presenting differing points of view"

The article in the (not-conservative) Hill calls for balance in Hollywood’s treatment of abortion. The movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest serial Killer  …tells the true, heart-wrenching story surrounding the trial of Kermit Gosnell, an unscrupulous doctor operating what is seemingly the United States’ most abhorrent women’s abortion clinic located in the heart of one of... Read more »

In the 1940s and '50s we didn't have mass school shootings

I’ll get to the “why” shortly. First, the undeniable fact is that the number of school shootings is increasing.* Just in the last few days, there have been two–one stymied by hero Mark Dallas at Dixon High School in north-central Illinois  and two days later the one at a Santa Fe High School near Houston in which 10 people were... Read more »
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A sentence I didn't finish reading regarding Charles Thomas

“The traumatic consequences of being shot by an officer of the law along with possible legal consequences and a baseline stigma against people labeled…” –Statement released by “supporters” of Charles Thomas, a University of Chicago student who was shot by police who were defending themselves as the fourth-year student rushed them, brandishing an iron tent stake.  And so... Read more »

Who the hell feels sorry for Mark Conditt, the Austin bomber?

Somehow Mark Conditt’s bombings in Austin, Tex., have been turned into a racial thing, believe it or not. I read the news this morning and saw two opinion pieces (here and here) about how Conditt has received a lot of sympathy because he’s white. It’s all about–get this–the “racial empathy gap.” Who? Who is giving this murderer sympathy?... Read more »

Chicago-style terrorists

The comparison has been made before and it has almost become a cliche–because it’s the truth. And it bears repeating: While the debate over how to fight terrorism of the Islamist extremist type the world over is underway, Chicago has its own form of terrorism: Armed gangster punks fighting over drug turf and vengeance. John Kass... Read more »
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When rape doesn't much matter

From the Washington Times: Social warriors, sometimes Why the rape that escaped the media and national attention must not be ignored Rape stories, when they can be used to vault social-justice issues into the nation’s psyche, get exhaustive coverage and opining by the mainstream media, regardless of whether they’re even true. But if a 14-year-old... Read more »
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