The Windy City just suffered its deadliest January in 15 years, with at least 51 murders last month—up from 20 murders in January 2014 and 28 murders in January 2015. Many police blame the spike in violence on the increased scrutiny and burdensome paperwork requirements they face as a result of an agreement forged between the Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union, the Chicago Sun-Timesreports.
Beginning in January, Chicago police must document and justify every stop of any citizen—for any reason—by completing a two-page form that demands much greater detail than the one-page so-called “contact cards” formerly used.
With police fearful of the consequences of making an unjustifiable stop, it’s little surprise that officers completed 79 percent fewer contact cards in January compared to the same month last year. Nor is it surprising that, as one sergeant reported, criminals are emboldened by the relaxed policing.
Anti-Gun Billionaire George Soros Donated $7 Million To Clinton Campaign Last Year
Billionaire mogul George Soros is well-known for his 1998 frivolous lawsuit against gun manufacturers. His ultimate loss in court and the subsequent passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms act have done nothing to dampen his appetite for gun control, however. According to the most recent figures filed with the Federal Election Commission, out of the $112 million donated towards Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2015, more than 6 percent came from Soros.
After donating $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a liberal super-PAC, early in the year, Soros donated $6 million more in December. According to The Hill, nearly a quarter of the $25 million the group raised for Clinton in the second half of 2015 came from Soros alone.
Unfortunately, the worst may be yet to come—in 2004, Soros donated a record $24 million to try to elect John Kerry. With financiers like Soros supporting anti-gunner Clinton, we must start mobilizing now to ensure freedom prevails this fall.
Millions in cash donations from out-of-state gun-control interests are already flooding Nevada in an attempt to influence voters to pass a controversial and flawed “universal” background check bill this November.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday that Michael Bloomberg and his Everytown for Gun Safety contributed more than $2.8 million to Nevadans for Background Checks between 2014 and 2015, primarily in cash. In 2015 alone, Bloomberg was responsible for nearly $900,000 of the $1.15 million raised by the group. They spent nearly $600,000 of that money on D.C. political consultants and marketers, such as The Melman Group, Revolution Messaging and SKD Knickerbocker.
In contrast, NRA’s Nevadans For Freedom PAC raised $43,552 and spent $25,251 on advertising in 2015. The Nevada Firearms Coalition and its PAC spent $17,642 with Reno-based Amplify Relations.
The Review-Journal was told by both campaigns that “they are going to run a grassroots campaign.” But it’s clear one of the campaigns is actually astro-turf.
Professor Kicks Cop Out Of Class Over Gun
Most people, criminals notwithstanding, find the presence of a fully uniformed and armed police officer comforting—knowing someone is there to help protect and defend your safety if needed. A professor at Darton State College in Albany, Ga., apparently felt otherwise. In fact, the anti-gun extremist actually felt “uncomfortable” with having a gun in the classroom and asked that the officer be removed from class.
After the cop was escorted out of class, the backlash came pouring in. Social media blasted the school, and many called for the professor’s job. The school later issued a statement of regret and apologized to the officer. Dr. Thomas Ormond, vice president for academic and student affairs, also assured that they “met with the faculty and staff involved” to reiterate school policy, which allows for police officers to carry on campus. Neither the professor nor the officer have been named.
Armed Chicago Woman Fights Back
While Chicago was experiencing its most murderous January in a decade and a half, one Windy City resident was using her legally owned firearm to save her life.
According to police reports, a man broke into the woman’s house early Sunday morning and began beating her. During the struggle, she was able to get hold of her handgun and shoot the intruder, killing him and stopping the attack.
While legally acquiring a handgun in Chicago requires jumping through a number of unconstitutional hoops, this woman had fortunately taken the time and effort to navigate the labyrinth. Doing so might well have saved her life.