Archive For The “Crime” Category

Readers share fear of street gang violence

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Readers share fear of street gang violence

Readers share fear of street gang violence Oct. 13, 2016 Street Gangs Part 2, Des Plaines Valley News, SW News-Herald, The Regional, The Reporter By Ray Hanania Last week I wrote about how most violence in Chicagoland is the result of street gangs, but we’re not doing a good job stopping it. We should treat street…

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime SW News Herald, DVN, The Regional, The Reporter Oct. 6, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing all he can to reduce skyrocketing violence plaguing many neighborhoods. Hiring 1,000 more police officers is a good start, but it’s not enough. While we…

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence SW News Herald Sept. 29, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a three-part plan to confront Chicago’s rising murder rate. The crime wave in Chicago is so bad that people don’t feel safe walking downtown any more. This weekend, a 54 year old man was…

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“Law and order” today and 50 years ago

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“Law and order” today and 50 years ago

“Law and order” today and 50 years ago. Is the violence between African Americans and American police a new phenomena or an old one? Looking back 50 years ago we see that this violent phenomena has been around a long time with no real solution or change. By Ray Hanania When we look at the terrible rise…

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Tough questions: killings today & 50 years ago

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Tough questions: killings today & 50 years ago

Tough questions on killings today and 50 years ago. Is the military responsible for the recent killings of uniformed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. And a look back at the American attitude towards violence, Richard Speck, White Flight and racism By Ray Hanania July 21, 2016. As a veteran who served active duty during the Vietnam…

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I Stand with the Police, first

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I Stand with the Police, first

I Stand with the Police, first. A look at the factors involved in the debate over police shootings and the recent outrageous killing of police officers By Ray Hanania July 14, 2016. I stand with the Police because the majority of Police officers are professionals who put their lives on the line everyday and night…

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Attempted Bank Robbery, Cicero: Suspect sought

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Attempted Bank Robbery, Cicero: Suspect sought

Attempted Bank Robbery: Threat but no weapon visible A suspected attempted to rob a Bank of America branch in the Town of Cicero at 2337 South Cicero Avenue this morning (Thursday July 7, 2016) at around 10 am. The suspect did not display a weapon or imply he had a weapon but he did hand…

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Some gun advocates bully to make point

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Some gun advocates bully to make point

Some gun advocates bully to make point. I guess I am tired of listening to some gun advocates make the ridiculous claim “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.” The phrase suggests an extremism that fuels the violence we face today. Automatic weapons come in two forms, semi…

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Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty honored by state crime fighters

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Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty honored by state crime fighters

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty honored by state crime fighters The Illinois State Crime Commission (ISCC) honored Village of Lyons President Christopher Getty as the “2016 Man of the Year” at it’s 20th Annual “Salute to Those Who Make A Difference” Award Dinner held June 15 at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook. Getty received the…

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Ban ALL “automatic” weapons

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Ban ALL “automatic” weapons

It’s time to crack down hard on guns that make it easy to kill, semi automatic weapons should be banned along with fully automatic weapons. We need to do something to reduce the number of gun related deaths By Ray Hanania The bureaucrats, the NRA lobbyists and weak legislators have made America’s gun laws so…

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