Ya that pretty smart and cold at the same time... I'm guessing the lads that were shot were coming home from Choir practice and stopped at the gas station to get some snacks for a local homeless person... and totally not shitty cigars to turn into blunts yo.
Man charged with shooting 62-year-old during Chicago's most violent weekend of 2018
Antonio "One Eye Looks One Way" Macedo, 44, of West Humboldt Park, is charged with shooting a 62-year-old man during the most violent weekend of 2018 in Chicago.
A 44-year-old man has been charged with shooting a 62-year-old man in West Humboldt Park near Hermosa during the most violent weekend this year in Chicago.
Antonio Macedo, 44, of the 1400 block of North Kolin Avenue — in the same neighborhood as the shooting — is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery involving the discharge of a firearm. He’s accused of shooting another man in broad daylight Sunday, Aug. 5, in the 4500 Block of West North Avenue.
Macedo allegedly pulled up next to the 62-year-old man, who was inside his car, and told him to hand over all his money, according to police. The older man said he didn’t have any money on him, and around 12:40 p.m., Macedo allegedly took out a gun and fired multiple shots, police said.
Yep blocking a highway should stop blecks from shooting blecks amirite?
Police arrest anti-violence protesters trying to march on Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare
Protesters frustrated with Chicago gun violence are planning to march on a section of the Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare International Airport at noon on Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018. March organizer the Rev. Gregory Livingston said he didn’t know how many protesters would show up. Police said they are planning for a crowd that may range in number from “one to 1,000.”
Illinois State Police on Monday arrested a dozen anti-violence protesters who were trying to march onto the Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare International Airport.
Eight men and four women were arrested, given $120 citations for being a “pedestrian on a highway,” and released, according to State Police Major David Byrd. Among those arrested was the Rev. Gregory Livingston, who organized the protest.
Livingston and about 60 other protesters were met by dozens of state troopers who lined the Cumberland Avenue entrance ramp to Interstate 90. A trooper on a megaphone repeated: “This is the Illinois State Police. It is against the law to be a pedestrian on the roadway.”
Police told the protesters to turn around, and Livingston replied, “We understand. No.” Protesters then chanted, “Ain’t nobody going to turn us around.”
A trooper asked protesters to leave the ramp entrance and warned that arrests would be made.
Afterward, Byrd said the protest was peaceful, with no injuries to protesters or police.
“At the end of the day it was respectful on both sides,” he said. “We were prepared for all contingencies, including making arrests.”
Demonstrators left the entrance to the expressway ramp and marched toward the designated protest area at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and Higgins Road. After stopping at the CTA’s Cumberland Blue Line station, they headed back to the protest area.
By 1:45 p.m., the 15 to 20 remaining protesters had dispersed.
The protest in 85-degree heat was the third attempt to disrupt a major Chicago roadway since July.
Thomas Cook, a 38-year-old from Edgewater, held a sign that read: “Dear Rahm, Do more 4 the South & West Sides or Resign Now.”
“We need to bring attention to the vast inequalities between the North Side and the South Side,” said Cook, who said he wished Monday’s protest were bigger.
“I wish the whole city was out here, the North Side especially. But you’ve got to do something,” he said.
Kim Costello, of Oak Park, carried a sign that read, “Racism is wrong.” She said it was important that white people like her join the protests to draw attention to racial inequality.
Jamelle Newsome, 36, heard about the protest last night and told his wife he was going.
“I’m not a billionaire, I can’t do much, but I can go out and stand in solidarity,” said Newsome, a Franklin Park resident.
“I’m just tired of kids dying in the city,” he added.
A pair of Chicago aldermen were on hand holding signs that read, “We support our police.”
Ald. Nicholas Sposato, 38th, called the protest a “waste of resources” and said officers should be patrolling neighborhoods.
“Try to shut down a highway a third time? Is this going to be a monthly thing now? When does it end?” asked Sposato, a former firefighter.
Ald. Anthony Napolitano, 41st, a former city police officer, said he supports the First Amendment right to assemble, but he said protesters “shouldn’t be impacting our businesses and innocent people trying to get to the suburbs and the airport.”
On Monday morning, before he was arrested, Livingston noted that police didn’t make arrests at the earlier marches.
“They didn’t make any arrests on the Ryan,” he said. “What is so special about the Kennedy?”
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said marching near O’Hare makes it “a much different situation” than the Dan Ryan event. In the runup to that protest, state police threatened arrests, only to allow marchers partial access to the highway. On-scene negotiations between Pfleger and Chicago police led to the eventual shutdown of all northbound lanes. The resulting shutdown led to a social media spat between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm
Emanuel, with the governor expressing his displeasure that the march caused “chaos.”
Guglielmi said Chicago police tried to work with Livingston on several possible locations for Monday’s march that would not have potential ramifications on O’Hare, but Livingston stuck with his Kennedy Expressway route.
The demonstrators had planned to walk to the Cumberland entrance ramp and march west to just past East River Road.
Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church in West Humboldt Park, is an unsuccessful aldermanic candidate who also put together the Lake Shore Drive demonstration, which drew about 200 people. He said earlier that it’s important to keep the protest momentum going — even when people might want to sit back and relax on a three-day holiday weekend.
“Look, no one wants to be on the expressway on Labor Day, but … I pray to God that this holiday weekend is peaceful,” Livingston said. “We are just tired of
all the mayhem, and we want to work to make things better. That’s really about it.”
The proposed march route was within Chicago city limits, but the gathering spot for demonstrators was about 50 feet from the Park Ridge border. Park Ridge police took part in protest planning discussions with Chicago police and Illinois State Police, which has jurisdiction over the interstate.
“We’re just going to stand by to facilitate and make sure that everyone can participate safely,” Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Duane Mellema said.
Park Ridge planned extra patrols for the Cumberland-Higgins area, but Mellema said he wasn’t expecting problems.
“The people are there to exercise their First Amendment rights and we want to support that and make sure it is safe,” Mellema said.
The demonstrators have called for the resignation of Emanuel, who is seeking a third term in the February 2019 city election. The marchers have been protesting the city’s unrelenting gun violence. So far this year, more than 2,000 people have been shot in Chicago, which is fewer people than were shot around this time last year, but still more than in other recent years, according to Tribune data.
The Kennedy protest also unfolded days before the contentious murder trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke is supposed to begin. Van Dyke, who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in October 2014, is the first Chicago officer charged with murder for a fatal on-duty shooting in decades. Livingston said the trial is on his mind, as well as the anniversary of when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched through Cicero to bring attention to Jerome Huey, 17, who was killed in 1966 by a mob of white teens.
Livingston is part of the Coalition for a New Chicago, a social justice advocacy group, and he was among those who staged protests along the Magnificent Mile in 2015 during the busy holiday season in response to the video showing Van Dyke shooting McDonald. Livingston made an unsuccessful bid for 4th Ward alderman and was the spokesman for entrepreneur Willie Wilson’s losing mayoral campaign in 2015.
Political operative Frank Coconate also helped organize the protest. The Wilson backer was fired during Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration and became a loud critic of City Hall.
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More than three months after police commander Paul Bauer was gunned down during a chase in the Loop, Bauer's accused shooter says he has been disrespected by those who consider him already guilty-including Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
In a hand-written letter to the ABC7 I-Team, Shomari Legghette contends that his Constitutionally-protected status of innocent until proven guilty has been compromised by the mayor's public comments about him.
Legghette, 44, states in the two-page letter that Mayor Emanuel "used a political and public platform to get personally involved in a case where the innocence of a person not convicted is supposed to be constitutionally intact."
In early April Mayor Emanuel said at a news conference that Legghette was a "thug with a record longer than War and Peace."
Legghette is indeed a four-time felon, who wrote the letter from his cell inside the Combs Detention Center in Kankakee where he is being held on the Chicago charges.
In the letter to the I-Team the so-called career criminal writes that the mayor "does not get involved in the blatant and unlawful shootings of unarmed Black victims of police shootings with the same intensity and personal outrage."
He claims that such attitude by the mayor "reflects his stereotypical opinion that all Blackmen (sic) convicted presumably of crimes are thugs."
And he states that "this obvious bias and lack of compassion for those unarmed Black victims of police shootings in Chicago under Rahm Emanuels (sic) tenure is present in that statement that referred to me as a thug. Which was in fact, disrespectful, racist and virtually a softer way to say n-----."
Asked for a response to the letter from Legghette, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel late Thursday said: "Paul Bauer was a Chicago hero and this isn't worth the paper it's written on." Mayoral spokesman Adam Collins added "I will not dignify this garbage with a response."
Legghete has been indicted on 56-counts of murder, gun and other felony charges. He is accused of fatally shooting Bauer, 53, a veteran Chicago police commander, outside the Thompson state center on February 13 after a chase through the North Loop.
His criminal record is long and plentiful; featuring convictions for robbery, battery, gun violations and drug offenses.
Legghette now has a new attorney. Scott Kamin, a veteran civil rights attorney who says he focuses on police brutality and misconduct, is now representing the accused cop killer.
The letter from Legghette to the I-Team appears to be a response to our request for a television interview with the accused. He claims in the letter that such an interview would have to be approved by his new attorney, who tells the I-Team that they will discuss our request.
Bauer's Accused Killer Says He's Like Trayvon Martin In Interview
Shomari Legghette also told Chicago magazine that he wore body armor because he lived "in constant fear.
The convicted felon accused of fatally shooting Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer in February likened himself to Trayvon Martin during an interview with Chicago magazine, wondering if the slain Florida teen would "have been guilty with George Zimmerman if it had went the other way." In March, a grand jury indicted Shomari Legghette, 44, on 56 felony counts stemming from the shooting. He has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Bauer, 53, was shot multiple times Feb. 13, while trying to help police tactical officers apprehend Legghette, who they wanted to question while seeing him act suspiciously during a narcotics sweep near the Thompson Center, according to police. Officers recovered a 9mm semiautomatic weapon with a 30-round extended clip, as well as cocaine, heroin and marijuana, from Legghette, who also allegedly was wearing body armor at the time, police said.
During 16 jailhouse interviews that spanned nearly four hours with the magazine, Legghette wouldn't admit why he was wearing body armor, but he said it was necessary to stay safe.
"If you're in the streets, you gotta secure yourself," he told Chicago magazine. "The police have on body armor. Why is it that the police can wear body armor and the citizens can't? Why is that unlawful when it's people out here getting murdered? I live in constant fear, because I've seen a lot. … I've been shot at by a lot of people."
Marcus Perkins, Legghette's close friend, told the magazine the two spent the day before the shooting together, talking and watching TV.
"His spirits were good," Perkins said. "It was just the life he was living that made him have to have that bulletproof vest on, to have that gun on him. It stressed him out. And me, for one, it freaked me out, so I would make him leave that stuff at home."
In comparing himself to Martin, the 17-year-old unarmed boy who was fatally shot by Zimmerman in 2012, Legghette said he did so because he isn't guilty in the Bauer shooting. In the Martin shooting, Zimmerman was acquitted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.