Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday evening entertainment

Notre Dame Fire: A Tremendous Gift to the French People and perhaps America too

From my favorite Irishman.

And another Kim Foxx Failure

Days After Gun Charge, Felon Led Cops On High Speed Chase: Police 

Insane Deuce gang member who picked up a gun charge while driving a hot car in Oak Lawn, led cops on 90mph chase days later, police said. 

By Lorraine Swanson, Patch Staff |  
in over her head

Jason Baker, 21
Jason Baker, 21 (Cook County Sheriff) 
OAK LAWN, IL -- Before an admitted Insane Deuce gang member led police on a dangerous 90-mph chase last weekend from Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood to northwest suburban Schaumburg, the convicted felon was out on bail for driving a stolen minivan and possessing an illegal gun in Oak Lawn, reports said.
Jason Baker, 21, of Chicago, first aroused suspicions after plainclothes police spotted Baker late in the afternoon on March 29 chatting on a cell phone while waiting for the light to turn at 91st Street and Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn,

A new possible Foxx ethics breach has come to light

Kim Foxx Colluding with Alleged Assailant Is a 'Punch and a Kick' to His Police Victims, Officers Say

Facebook screenshot of Kim Foxx with defendant Jedidiah Brown.
On Thursday, eight Chicago police officers formally asked for a special prosecutor in the case of Jedidiah Brown, an activist who allegedly assaulted them. Brown appeared with Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx at a press conference regarding her handling of the Jussie Smollett case, and reportedly worked for her political campaign in 2015, yet Foxx's office is still overseeing the case against him. The officers are demanding a special prosecutor take over the case instead.

This petition reveals the anti-police corruption and animus in Foxx's office. This animus is nothing new. Earlier this week, documents revealed that Foxx intervened in the Smollett case even after she had "recused" herself, and that her employee described police detectives as "the worst."

Foxx also supported the case against police officers who were accused of orchestrating a

Even more Foxx people running for those doors

in over her head

By Megan HickeyApril 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Filed Under:Cook County State's Attorney, Kim Foxx

CHICAGO (CBS)– Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx ran on a platform of reform, but several of those key reformers left the office in recent months.

Foxx campaigned and won on an ambitious platform of change that included reducing overcharging offenders, increasing transparency and advancing bail reform.

In 2016, she took over an office with a nearly $150 million budget and about 1,100 employees.

Do they even have standing?

Jussie Smollett lawyers: Don’t appoint special prosecutor to probe Foxx’s office

Jussie Smollett | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

By Andy Grimm
@agrimm34 | email

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett don’t want a special prosecutor to investigate how the Cook County State’s attorney’s office handled the “Empire” actor’s criminal case.

Smollett’s Los Angeles-based lawyers on Thursday filed a motion opposing former state Appellate Court Judge Sheila O’Brien’s request for a court-appointed special prosecutor to probe the abrupt dismissal last month of criminal charges against the actor for allegedly staging a fake hate crime attack near his Streeterville apartment.

Smollett’s lawyers argue that state law does not allow for the appointment of a special prosecutor unless

Friday, April 19, 2019

Sinking ship

Cook County's Chief Law Enforcement Officer

2 top deputies of State’s Attorney Foxx, one tied to Smollett case, "resign"

By Andy Grimm
@agrimm34 | email

Two deputies of embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, including the ethics officer who wrote a memo announcing Foxx had recused herself from the Jussie Smollett prosecution, will leave the office in coming weeks, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Both April Perry, whom Foxx appointed two years ago as the first chief ethics officer, and Mark Rotert, a veteran prosecutor and civil attorney who revamped the process the office used to review wrongful conviction claims, will leave Foxx’s staff on May 3, according to letters obtained through a public records request.

Perry submitted her resignation Wednesday, and an email sent to staff states she is taking a job as

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Esquire magazine: We really do want to take your guns

The Deep State’s relentless false-flag mass shootings are working.
A major magazine has come forth calling for gun confiscation.
Founded in 1933 and published by Hearst Corporation, Esquire is a U.S. men’s magazine with 31 international editions in such countries as the UK, Mexico, Middle East, Russia, China and Japan.
Dave Holmes is Esquire‘s Los Angeles-based Editor-at-Large.
In a May 18, 2018 op/ed, “Okay, Now I Actually Do Want to Take Your Guns,” Holmes writes:
Hey there, NRA:
Listen, I know the moments after a gunman opens fire in a school are hectic for you. You have

5th DUI, $500 posted and he is out on the street

Suburban man charged with fifth DUI !

likes to drink and drive, fears incarceration not

Posted Apr 17 2019 07:03AM CDT

SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A Brookfield man received his fifth DUI charge, a felony, Monday following a failed roadside field test in west suburban Riverside.

David M. Roth, 48, was charged with aggravated drunk driving, speeding, no vehicle insurance and other traffic citations, according to Riverside police.

About 11:55 p.m. Sunday, a Riverside officer noticed a four-door Chrysler traveling 50 mph in a 30-mph zone in the 7200 block of West Ogden Avenue in Berwyn, police said. When the officer attempted

Tourist out for dinner with his wife gets his teeth knocked out. Dozens of bystanders attacked, for no reason.

Police arrest 30 in fights, traffic tie-ups downtown Wednesday night, as 500 teens and young adults from the south and west sides, descend upon Michigan Avenue and the Loop to cause mayhem. 

innocent fun, most charges will be dismissed
More than 200 officers confronted large groups of teens who fought each other, struck strangers and blocked traffic, according to Chicago police. | Nader Issa/Sun-Times

Chicago police arrested at least 30 people Wednesday evening as hundreds of teenagers converged on several areas throughout downtown causing mayhem.

More than 200 officers confronted groups of teens that fought each other, struck strangers and blocked traffic, according to Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief of Area Central Kevin Ryan.

In all, between 300 and 500 teens and young adults made their way from near the Magnificent Mile to

Foxx redacted her text and emails! So much for transparency.

"Attempted to play the citizens of Cook County as suckers"

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Reform my's all about her reluctance and inability to enforce the law

Venom directed at Kim Foxx is about taking down an African American reformer

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. | Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

By Laura Washington

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is not going to resign. She’s going to run.

Last month, Foxx plunged into a white-hot controversy when her office dropped all charges against the actor Jussie Smollett, accused of staging a fake assault and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.

Smollett agreed to forfeit his $10,000 bond and perform a community service assignment, but he was

It's just not fair

the former city employees while on the cruise

Four workers for the city of Chicago were caught enjoying a "booze cruise" after telling their bosses they needed time off for medical leave.

The employees worked at the Office of Emergency Management handling 911 calls. The scandal cost them their jobs.

A Caribbean cruise might be the last place you would go for some doctor-ordered bedrest. But that didn't stop several Chicago 911 operators from using sick days under the Family Medical Leave Act to vacation on Carnival cruise ships in the Caribbean.

“You look and you have a cluster of employees who are taking FMLA at exactly the same time this cruise is being conducted. That makes you say, what is this about?” said inspector general Joseph Ferguson.

A former director of OEMC first noticed the unusual vacation patterns and asked the IG to take a look.

“They raised a general red flag as she tried to get a handle of why it is that workers in the OEMC 911 center are so often on leave, and there was a consistency in their scheduling,” Ferguson said.

The IG investigation went beyond just checking vacation dates. The investigators also checked spending patterns, to show that the employees did more on those cruises than stay in bed all day.

It turns out the 911 operators went horseback riding, used jet skis and joined in a "booze cruise." One employee provided a doctor’s note to justify the days off, but the doctor told investigators she had no idea her patient would be going on a cruise.

“Every time somebody puts in without justification, that's a false statement, and especially if they hold a position of sensitivity, we just can’t tolerate that,” Ferguson said.

Three employees were fired in February, and a fourth resigned. The IG says the data-driven analysis which helped catch these abuses will put a dent in similar abuses citywide.

But did they have fun?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Smollett prosecutor's texts shed light on handling of case

Coverup is in effect

Emmanuel Macron has instructed the police to declare it an accident. He knows that if the truth about the fire comes out, the French people will rise up and take him to the guillotine.

The ND fire is a moment of truth for France. Either they expel the Muslims or their culture will soon be lost.
The only thing stopping the expellation is the French government. Could it be that the days of the 5th Republic are numbered?  

Just because it was a Muslim target last week doesn't mean it was a Muslim target yesterday!

I have investigated this and determined it to be an accident, now move on. 

'Have a nice day': ISIS fanatics revel in Notre Dame's destruction days before Easter as they describe the inferno as 'retribution and punishment'

  • ISIS affiliated propaganda group made a heartless poster of the inferno in Paris
  • It was accompanied by a cruel message bidding 'au revoir' to Notre Dame
  • The world mourned as the 850-year-old cathedral erupted in flames on Monday
  • Prosecutors said they are treating it as an accident, ruling out terror for now

Monday, April 15, 2019

Possible Arson? Could it be that several cells were operating independent of each other?

Cell of French women guided by Isis behind failed Notre Dame attack

Police say another operation was planned by group, one of whom had been engaged to two men who carried out deadly attacks
2019 Notre Dame fire updates – police say fire began accidentally and may be or may not be linked to building work at cathedral

A French police officer patrols in front of Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP
A cell of radicalised French women guided by Islamic State commanders in Syria was behind a failed terrorist attack near Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral last weekend and planned another violent attack this week before they were intercepted by police, the Paris prosecutor has said.

The women, aged 19, 23 and 39, were arrested in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, a small town 19 miles (30km)

Notre Dame Cathedral gone, as is France


A massive fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, sending flames shooting out of the roof of the iconic landmark.
Fire officials told Agence France-Press that the fire was potentially linked to the renovation of the building and is believed to have started in the attic.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
“A terrible fire is underway at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted. “The @PompiersParis are trying to control the flames. We are mobilized on the spot in close connection with the @dioceseParis. I invite everyone to respect the security perimeter.”
French President Emmanuel Macron, who was set to deliver a speech on Monday night, postponed the address in light of the fire.
“Notre-Dame de Paris in flames,” Macron tweeted. “Emotion of a whole nation. Thought for all Catholics and for all French. Like all our compatriots, I am sad tonight to see this part of us burn.”

Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday. (Photo: Pierre Galey/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday. (Photo: Pierre Galey/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of people gathered in the streets below in horror to watch the blaze, some in tears, others simply shouting its name.
A CNN International correspondent said that blowing cinders were falling on their heads.
Dramatic images posted to social media showed the roof of the medieval cathedral engulfed in flames, and its spire collapsing into the church.

Beware of these foods from China, rat meat disguised as lamb, etc.

In 2009, spurred by the worst bout of food poisoning he’d ever experienced from consuming a bowl of ice cream on a hot day in Shanghai, China, then-trade consultant Mitchell Weinberg created New York-based Inscatech — a global network of food spies who scour supply chains around the world hunting for evidence of food industry fraud and malpractice.
In the eight years since he founded  Inscatech, Weinberg identified China as an epicenter of food fraud, where baby formula was laced with melamine and rat meat was sold as lamb. He said: “Statistically we’re uncovering fraud about 70 percent of the time, but in China it’s very close to 100 percent. It’s pervasive, it’s across food groups, and it’s anything you can possibly imagine.” (Independent)
Isabelle Z. reports for Natural News, Nov. 30, 2018, that a lot of food sold throughout the world comes from China, but the standards continue to leave much to be desired because Chinese food regulations are notoriously lax, and widespread government corruption means that the few regulations they do have are rarely upheld.
Below is a list of foods from China we should shun:
  1. Fish: China’s rivers and lakes are heavily polluted. More than half of the tilapia and cod that are

I don't know how this could be good

somebody wants this

How legalized pot can help heal wounds inflicted on black and brown communities and make them numb and dumb

By Edie Moore and Dr. Ricky Hill

Change presents opportunity.

In recent weeks, some activists have warned that the legalization of adult-use cannabis could harm communities of color. But the truth is that, implemented responsibly, legalization would help heal the

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Former Pope Benedict blames church’s scandals partly on the ‘60s

When Pope Benedict XVI resigned the papacy in 2013, he vowed to live the rest of his days in seclusion, to serve the Catholic Church “through a life dedicated to prayer.” But the church’s spiraling abuse crisis prompted him this week to return to the limelight.
The retired pontiff has drafted a 6,000-word document in his native German and aims to publish it in a monthly periodical for clergy in his home region of Bavaria. Benedict says the document, an English translation of which I’ve reviewed, is meant to assist the Church in seeking “a new beginning” and making her “again truly credible as a light among peoples and as a force in service against the powers of destruction.”
In the preface, he makes it clear that he is “no longer directly responsible” for the church and that he consulted Pope Francis before resolving to make the document public.
Nevertheless, Benedict’s “The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse” has the unmistakable ring of a papal document. You might even call it a post-retirement encyclical.
It’s written with his signature precision and clarity of insight and offers a piercing account of the origins of the crisis and a vision of the way forward.
The church’s still-radiating crisis, Benedict suggests, was a product of the moral laxity that swept the West, and not just the church, in the 1960s. The young rebels of 1968, Benedict writes, fought for “all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer conceded any norms.”
Benedict adds: “Part of the physiognomy of the Revolution of 1968 was that pedophilia was now also diagnosed as allowed and appropriate.” This might strike contemporary readers as puzzling. But those who lived through that wretched decade will remember that some of the leading ’68ers also advocated “anti-authoritarian education,” which involved some pretty unsavory interactions between adults and children. Hippie communes weren’t child-friendly places, either.
“I have always wondered how young people in this situation could approach the priesthood and accept it, with all its ramifications,” Benedict writes. “The extensive collapse of the next generation of priests in those years and the very high number of laicizations were consequence of all these processes.”
The church, in other words, was no more immune to the disorders of that decade and its aftermath than the rest of society.
How come? Benedict blames clerics and theologians who, in the aftermath of Vatican II, abandoned natural law — the notion that morality is written into human nature itself and can therefore be grasped by human reason — in favor of a more “pragmatic” morality.
Under the new dispensation, “there could no longer be anything that constituted an absolute good, any more than anything fundamentally evil; there could only be relative moral judgments.”
The real world result was that “in various seminaries, homosexual clubs were established, which more or less openly and significantly changed the climate in seminaries.”
The new morality also encouraged a “critical or negative attitude toward hitherto existing tradition,” he writes, in favor of a “new, radically open relationship with the world.”
For one bishop, the German pontiff says, that meant going so far as screening porn for seminarians. In many seminaries, meanwhile, students caught reading his own books, written while he was still a cardinal and known for their doctrinal rigor, would be “considered unsuitable for the priesthood.”
The looseness of those years also affected how the church handled cases of abusive priests, who we now know targeted mostly boys and young men. In church proceedings, “the rights of the accused had to be guaranteed” above all else, “to an extent that factually excluded any conviction at all.”
Such absolutism in defense of the accused was incorrectly seen as a “conciliar” requirement — anything less was a betrayal of Vatican II. Hence the cover-ups and shuffling around of abusive priests.
It’s impossible to miss Benedict’s bitterness toward what he sees as distortions of Vatican II, a council he helped shape as a young theologian.
So what is to be done now? Benedict recommends reforming church law, to give as much emphasis to protecting the faithful, not least the faith of ordinary Catholics, as to safeguarding the procedural rights of accused priests. But no amount of procedural reform, the pope notes, can substitute for the recovering Catholicism’s absolute moral standards. “Why did pedophilia reach such proportions?” he asks. “Ultimately, the reason is the absence of God.”
Yet he ends on an optimistic note: “Yes, there is sin in the church and evil. But even today there is the holy church, which is indestructible.” Amen.

Over the top

Boston Globe op/ed urges waiters to contaminate food of Trump officials, Luke O'Neil should be prosecuted

We are told a democracy can only work and get things done when political parties and opponents compromise.
But in the (dis)United States of America today, Democrats and the Democrat Party have neither interest nor disposition to compromise. Even worse, they openly call for and inflict violence on those who disagree with them. Some examples:
  • Remember Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was shot by a Demonrat — Bernie Sanders supporter James T. Hodgkinson — on June 14 2017?
  • Last July, America’s premier newspaper, the New York Times, actually published an editorial calling Democrats to go to war and deploy mafia tactics against President Trump.
  • Americans, including an 81-year-old man, are assaulted for wearing MAGA hats.
  • Hollywood actors and rappers make open or veiled threats to assassinate President Trump.
  • Prominent Democrats, like Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder, openly call for

Cardinal Sarah

The leading Catholic theologian of the 21st century
‘As a bishop, it is my duty to warn the West’: An interview with Cardinal Sarah
Cardinal Robert Sarah  5 April, 2019

The Vatican cardinal discusses his hard-hitting new book in this exclusive interview with La Nef

Cardinal Robert Sarah is publishing the third of his book-length interviews with Nicolas Diat: The Day is Far Spent. An unflinching diagnosis, but one full of hope in the midst of the spiritual and moral crisis of the West.

1) In the first part of your book, you describe “a spiritual and religious collapse.” How does this collapse manifest itself? Does it only affect the West or are other regions of the world, such as Africa, also affected by it?

The spiritual crisis involves the entire world. But its source is in Europe. People in the West are guilty of rejecting God. They have not only rejected God. Friedrich Nietzsche, who may be considered the spokesman of the West, has claimed: “God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him…” We have murdered God. In view of God’s death among men, Nietzsche would replace him with a prophetic “Superman.”

The spiritual collapse thus has a very Western character. In particular, I would like to emphasize the

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Preckwinkle-Foxx Combine

frick and frack
the incompetence exhibited by these two people is stunning

From 2d City Coppers

Crimesha Radio Silent

  • It has been a week and a half since NBC 5 Investigates revealed the lengthy traffic and criminal history of Dan Davies, a 44-year-old Calumet City man who police say drove the wrong way down Interstate 294 on March 30 and crashed head-on into Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis, killing them both.

    At the time of the crash, Davies was out on bond after being charged with six felony DUIs with no license, the most recent in a decades-long series of charges and convictions for DUI, drugs and scores of traffic violations.

    NBC 5 Investigates Phil Rogers immediately reached out to the Illinois State’s Attorney’s office to try to find out how and why Davies was allowed free on bond when he had a driving record that state officials call one of the worst they’ve seen.
Go read it all. We'll save Phil Rogers the heartbreak of an unresponsive Crimesha Foxxx, who has never had to answer for her incompetency at any point in her craptacular legal career:
  • You will never get an answer as to why a SIX-Felony DUI Conviction asshole was i-bonded mere weeks before murdering a State Trooper with a car.
Hope that clears things up for you. And we certainly hope that you and the NBC investigative staff have finally broken from the self-imposed exile of uncovering government corruption and incompetence. It would be a welcome relief from the past few decades.

And Now, the Cover-Up

  • State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has asked Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard to review her office’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case.

    The request for an investigation by the county’s watchdog agency comes two weeks after Foxx’s office dropped all charges against the “Empire” actor for an alleged hoax hate crime attack, with the actor turning over $10,000 from his bond to the city and making no admission of guilt. The deal, and Foxx, have been blasted by police and prosecutors organizations, and a petitions seeking appointment of a special prosecutor to review Smollett’s case will be heard by Chief Criminal Courts Judge LeRoy K. Martin Jr. next month.

    Foxx has promised “total access” to her office to probe the Smollett case, Blanchard said Friday.
The damage being done to Prickwrinkle's Cook County Machine is unknown at this point, but if you watch closely, you can see them attempting to slap a coat of racial paint all over it.

Friday, April 12, 2019

The plan is bad for the state of Illinois


master tax evader

Springfield, Ill. – Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker and Democrat leaders of the General Assembly announced a major step forward towards a graduated state income tax. The lawmakers introduced the language to which they would like to see the Illinois Constitution changed. Soon after, opponents responded.
Governor Pritzker says his proposed fair income tax would address the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit by raising taxes only on those making more than $250,000, who represent only 3% of taxpayers.
“Working with the General Assembly, my administration is taking an important next step to


Playing Stupid: James Comey doesn't know 'what the heck' Barr meant about 'spying' on Trump camp

James Comey might as well start wearing a bathrobe and walk the streets like an infamous Mafia Don who used to do that to fool a jury that he was out to lunch.  Comey said, “I really don’t know what he’s talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign,”

Go get a good lawyer, Jim.  Michael Avenatti might not be available though.  

They should also volunteer to help out in Englewood or Roseland for the summer

Georgetown students vote overwhelmingly in favor of $27 fee for slavery reparations, to help relieve their guilt about white privilege