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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio

02:33 min | 2 months ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

"15. Our top local story on wbm a Chicago congressman has officially joined the race to unseat mayor lightfoot, M's political reporter, Craig delamore with the details. Here by his supporters, chewie Garcia boasted that it's only been three weeks since he announced his campaign to challenge mayor Lori Lightfoot. I am delighted to have just a filed close to 50,000 signatures that we have collected throughout the city of Chicago, from the south side, the west side, the southwest side, the northwest side. He says that kind of support sends a message. We are building momentum. This is a winning campaign. We filed our first financial report last week, demonstrating that we can raise money quickly. His campaign rhetoric plays to the perception that mayor life foot does not get along well with others, saying he can, the mayor says her accomplishments proved that view is wrong. At city hall, Craig delamore one O 5 9. Chicago's longest serving alderman will not seek reelection. Alderman Ed Berg has been in office since 1969. He's under federal indictment on racketeering charges and faces trial next year, Burke did not file petitions in order to get back on the ballot. Alderman Raymond Lopez tells CBS two, he was among the people surprised Burke is leaving. As far as last weekend, he was still collecting signatures, so to hear that he decided not to run, was a surprise to me. Burke's trial is set for November of next year. Smoke in the cargo hold forced a plane from Kansas to make an emergency landing at O'Hare yesterday afternoon, Atlas air, normally runs cargo planes, but it is a passenger airline, and this 7 47 had more than 300 people on board. No one was injured. The passengers were members of the military on their way to Poland, Atlas air is researching where the smoke came from. Today is giving Tuesday everyone here at wbm asking for your help in providing Chicago and access to the nutritious food that they need. We're asking you to consider a donation to the greater Chicago food depository, very easy for you to do this. All you have to do is text the word impact to 9 one 9 9 9 impact IMP ACT text that word impact to 9 one 9 9 9 you'll get a link by texting that word impact to 9 one 9 9 9 you can make a gift to the greater Chicago food depository. 5 O 8 traffic

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:02 min | 7 months ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"She is not protecting them. She has turned this city into chaos. Officers would still have to work on days off if the city declared an emergency. The mayor is against the plan saying city council should not be setting CPD personnel policies. Highland park spend reaching out to gun violence prevention organizations to find ways of keeping the momentum going to pass meaningful gun reforms in Illinois and nationally following the July 4th shootings. Some of those groups joined a zoom town hall last night with the highland park community, Kathleen santas president and CEO of the gun violence prevention political action committee, it says the time to push state lawmakers for an assault weapons ban is now. Y'all know that people is this shooting gets in the rearview mirror. They forget. And then the cry for change dies. So we want to keep this at the top of the conversation at the top of everybody's mind in Illinois that we demand action from our elected leaders now. She says a year ago they wouldn't have considered passing a ban on assault weapons or high capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois was politically viable. Meanwhile, the House judiciary committee yesterday advanced a bill that would ban assault rifles, Democrats don't appear to have support for their from their colleagues across the aisle, however, and it's almost certain the proposal would fail in the Senate if advanced in the house. It's unclear when and if it will be brought to the House floor for a vote. Chicago police will now have the power to impound cars used in drag racing or other stunts. City council gave unanimous approval to the plan yesterday after viral video showed several cars doing dangerous stunts in the loop this weekend. 42nd alderman burned in Riley co sponsored the ordinance. We want this to be a deterrent. We don't want this to be a revenue generator. We certainly don't want the cars. But if this is the choice you're going to make, they're going to be consequences here. But 15th word alderman Raymond Lopez says the city's previously passed half a dozen ordinances on drag racing, but nothing's changed. None of that matters. If we do not enforce. None of that matters if we do not hold people accountable. None of that matters if we do not acknowledge what has been going on. The fines can reach anywhere from 2000 to $10,000. A man is facing charges including attempted first degree murder and armed robbery for a June stabbing at a Naperville health club. Police say 65 year old Ellen white stabbed a man several times in the chest with a screwdriver last month. The incident happened after the victim's saw by going through his personal things in the gym locker room, police arrested white on Saturday and will county the victim is expected to make a full recovery. Firefighters will continue to monitor the area where an extra alarm fire completely destroyed a business in shore would on Tuesday. It's under control, but still smoldering in certain spots, and that's expected to continue for a little while longer. Troy fire protection chief Andy Doyle says they're continuing to investigate all the components, including certain chemicals that burned up. So they sell fertilizer that you would use on your grass or a pesticide to kill something and a small farm. It's not large quantities of pesticides and fertilizers. I would compare it to like if you're at a Home Depot or a Lowe's. He says the damage is likely well over a $1 million. The nation is

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:41 min | 9 months ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Media group station 49° at 12 o'clock good morning I'm James Sears More twists and turns in Chicago's mayoral race and the first case of bird flu in a human WGN traffic Expressways in toll was taking a look I 57 has some stop and go traffic due to road work inbound between a 115th street and a 103rd the rest of our expressways in toys in good shape UAC political professor Chris Mooney says there's little surprise in mayor lightfoot's confirming she plans to run for reelection as serious contenders from her secretary of education already Duncan and now congressman Mike quigley say they are sitting this one out So that makes you wonder it may be maybe they know something we don't and maybe the current mayor isn't as vulnerable as some people make out So far 15th word alderman Raymond Lopez and businessman Willie Wilson have declared their candidacy Mooney says will likely see it more candidates decide to go for it in the coming months Former CPS CEO Paul valis says he'll make the call by Memorial Day A suspect's due in court today in the deadly shooting of a woman outside the brickyard mall on the northwest side 50 year old Alfonso Hamilton is accused of first degree murder in the death of his estranged wife 47 year old Jennifer Hamilton He was taken into custody shortly after the shooting according to SEIU Jennifer Hamilton worked as a mental health specialist with Cook County health An off duty police officer got in the shootout yesterday morning with a group of would be thieves in Norwood park The officer identified himself after witnessing some suspects trying to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle He says the suspect who was acting as the lookout opened fire and he shot back The officer was not injured but the brazenness of the thieves alarmed residents and the alderman Anthony Napolitano We're in between.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:55 min | 10 months ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Blister dot com Well what a mayor lightfoot's biggest critics announces he's running for mayor next year 15th ward alderman ray Lopez making the official announcement yesterday he says safety is his top priority Raymond Lopez the one who will not tolerate having magnets of violence in our neighborhoods who will not let gangbangers push him back And who will not let them intimidate the community And it can produce results because once the people see that you are willing to stand up and that you're not going to flounder at the first instance of pain they will join you in that fight And I have seen that time and again in my ward and I know as we work to make that the feeling that all of Chicago has will be able to turn the city around Mayor lightfoot has not officially announced reelection but all signs point to another run well today the U.S. Senate expected to confirm its nomination of judge catan J Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court Jackson slated to become the first black woman to serve on the high court has the support of three GOP senators ABC's Rachel Scott says Jackson is taking over for retiring justice Stephen Breyer Jackson's confirmation would not shift the balance on the Supreme Court which does lean conservative And while this process has moved along very quickly she will actually have to wait a few months before taking the job She can not officially step in until justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer But Jackson a former clerk for justice Breyer is now set to replace him on the bench Meantime Amnesty International says it interviewed witnesses who saw Russian troops murdering civilians in Ukraine ABC's AMD field has the latest No trial no evidence just Russian soldiers seen executing Ukrainian civilians Amnesty International says they interviewed more than 20 witnesses to war crimes one woman saying Russians asked for her husband had cigarettes when he said no they shot and killed him Another woman saying Russian soldiers entered her home killed her husband and then repeatedly raped her at gunpoint while her son hid in another room She eventually escaped to safety with her son New U.S. sanctions on Russia hitting close to home for president Vladimir Putin with his daughters now targeted since the Russian invasion began the U.S. sanctioned more than 400 Russian government officials Here's ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams on why the U.S. waited so long to target Putin's children I think that they were holding on to it as a sort of carrot and stick They wanted to use it later on if they really wanted to go after Putin personally But I don't know how much money they also have in Western Europe and the United States Well the Chicago Cubs open their season this afternoon at home at Wrigley when they face the Milwaukee Brewers the White Sox kick-off their season tomorrow in Detroit the home open around the south side is next Tuesday against the Mariners Time now for WLS traffic.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show

The Larry Elder Show

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show

"Banner. Speaking of crime in Chicago, here is a Democrat Chicago alderman named Raymond Lopez. It's very alarming to see all of the worst deaths that we monitor on the rise in every neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Lori life talks about equity. All she's done is made every neighborhood equally terrible because of crime and violence, not trying to raise communities up, but focusing on bringing every community down. And as someone who was born in the city, someone who was raised in the city to love this city, it is disheartening and disgusting to watch this mayor continue to destroy Chicago with no concern or compassion for the victims and communities that are left in her wake. He also said this. Without a doubt. And let's be clear, there's more than one way to defund the police. And we've seen that in the city of Chicago, where that policy hasn't been vocalized, but the effects have been espoused by this mayor and by some of her allies, when you defund through attrition, when you do not hire what your city counsel allows you to hire, those are also ways to defund police and it demoralizes the community and destroys the relationship that is so integral to putting bad people behind bars. We need to focus on appreciating our brave men and women who put on that uniform every day to keep our cities safe. Regardless of its Chicago, Portland, San Francisco or others, politics must exit the stage when it comes to public safety. And this is a man named Keith Thornton. He's a Chicago police dispatcher. Here's what he said about Lori Lightfoot and crime. It's a complete disaster. It's smoke and mirrors, guys. Smoke and mirrors. And I'm hot about it. Because this mayor does not care about Chicago police officers period. She doesn't care about any first responders. She doesn't care about the damn city. Doesn't matter if you're white, black, Asian, Hispanic, other, straight, gay, Democrat, or Republican. She don't even care about her city workers. All that lady cares about is a self. And I pray you're watching this because you're a disgrace. And I'm tired of it. And your city is tired of it. As a matter of fact, it's not your city. The city of Chicago is tired of it. And I know you don't like me. And that's okay. Because I love you. But I'm tired of you. 'cause you're an absolute disgrace to everyone within the city. She's taken away resources and manpower and saying. You. You and your constituents. I'm not giving you the officers up there. Make them split them and make them 99 cars to go by themselves. And if something happens, all going to news, several days later, and act like I gave a and say, I'm sorry for the loss to this suction such family. It's bull. And the whole spiel guys of them coming on the news all the time saying robberies are down, shootings are down, carjackings are down, burglaries are down, home invasions are down, stabbings are down all that nonsense. It's all garbage. It's all I all of it is a lie. That's throughout the city. It's a lie. Believe that if you want. It's a lie. And it's popping off on a west side. It's popping off south side, downtown is blowing up as well, but up here, where I'm at where I've grown up while many friends, it's not good. And I'm not gonna let my voice go unnoticed. This city is burning and either I can let it burn, either you guys can let it burn or we can stand up, do something about it and get burned forward. But back each other up and get through it. Now don't forget this Black Lives Matter activist in Chicago, Ariel Atkins says, well, she doesn't care about the looting because it really is a form of reparations. I don't care. If somebody decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy's or a Nike, because that makes sure that that person eats. That makes sure that that person has clothes. That's reparations. That is reparations. Anything they want to take, take it, because these businesses have insurance. They're going to get their money back. My people aren't getting anything. Wow. Stunning. Just stunning. It's a form of reparations. It doesn't matter because these people have insurance. My people aren't getting anything. My people aren't getting anything. How about a K through 12 education at taxpayer's expense? How about a disproportionate percentage of blacks? On welfare. My people aren't getting anything. How about the fact that it's easier for black person to get admitted into a college university of his or her choice? With a given SAT score and given grades compared to a white kid with the same SAT score in same grades. How about diversity programs at virtually every college university in the country? How a diversity program that every Fortune 500 company. In the country. My people aren't given anything. Wow..

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Double view LS same 8 90 another update in 30 minutes It's 45 at O'Hare 47 at midway and 46° at the Lake front There will be a bigger police presence in downtown Chicago this week and due to last weekend's violence especially among youth superintendent David Brown sending a message to parents And I would encourage parents not to drop their kids off downtown without adult supervision I knew that I think it's more of what can these parents who are Additional officers will be in violent zones commercial corridors including Michigan avenue and millennium park and there will be a perimeter around the park and plans for an evacuation if needed Alderman Raymond Lopez is reacting to CPD's plan Here's Nick Gale In taping connected to Chicago for Sunday at noon here on WLS alderman ray Lopez says it appears to be more of the same out of the 5th floor at city hall in CPD top brass and they are forgetting about the ongoing violence outside of downtown Let's be clear when they talk about beefing up their robbing Peter to pay Paul When they talk about all we're going to have more presence downtown to take care of the magnificent mile and Michigan avenue and the bean and whatever they're getting that additional presence by coming to districts like mine and pulling officers off their beats and having them work downtown as opposed to working in back of the yards which has had an ongoing gang wars since before Thanksgiving with someone being shot and killed almost every single day Lopez calls it a whack a mole approach to deal with the recent downtown violence He says CPD should focus instead on a strategy that is proactive rather than reactive Nikhil 8 90 WLS news COVID cases in Illinois are creeping up toward 10,000 cases per day Doctor Jonathan Penske at Edwards hospital in Naperville again asking residents to get vaccinated before the holidays is the delta search continues in a Macron is now present in Illinois I feel that the risk is much higher now than it.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Is Silver s I L v E R Tex set to 95819. $25,000 payoff 25 K pay off And if you don't win this hour don't qualify this hour. It starts again Tomorrow morning with Bruce and Judy on the Bruce ST James Show here on Double D l sorry. Five minutes after five o'clock as I heard Rob, Martyr tease Chicago Alderman, Uh raises are going to go into effect 5.5% automatically on January 1st next year significant race, but six council members rejected the 5.5% pay increase. Including our next guest. A returning guest to the program. Alderman Ray Lopez joins us now on WLS. Thanks very much for your time, Alderman. So why did you forgo the race? John? I skipped out on the race this year for the same reason I refused the raised last year. You know, we're in the middle of a pandemic, where at a time when our families are struggling when many people whom I represent are fighting every day to make ends meet and to give myself The largest raised, uh, 15 years for an alderman to seems completely immoral and not the right thing to do in politically speaking, I don't know how any of my colleagues can look their residents and constituents in the eye and justify this. At a time when so many of them have been working from home or not being as accessible as we would expect them to be, and still thinking that they are deserving of nearly $7000 bump in their salary. Would you like to comment on the fact that among those accepting raises The three sitting alderman who are facing criminal charges. Alderman Thompson, Alderman Burke, Alderman Austin. They're all accepting the raises. Why? I think there's a you know, aside from just them accepting raises. There are people whose offices have been closed for nearly two years now who have been completely disconnected from their residents accepting raises, and I think that We have to really looked at why we're able to continue to get these raises. On the fly without being held accountable by even physically voting for it, Like so many other elected officials have to do. Raises shouldn't be automatic, You know, Dear listeners, my constituents don't get automatic raises every year. It's a crapshoot. If you're going to get the raising, you think you're entitled to and for any politician, least of all alder in to say, I need to make more for a part time job. Mind you, uh, it's just remarkable to me. Alderman Raymond Lopez is joining us here from the 15th Ward Your thoughts on the news, Chicago Public school CEO I wish him all the best. I wish with the city as a whole can get back to hiring Chicago into are in the thick of things. I know. He used to be here. Um, so hopefully that will help resonate. We didn't do so well with our last Texas higher in the police department, So I'm hoping the Board of Education works out a little better for us this time around. The ethics board has found probable cause that Alderman Gardner violated ethics ordinance is not once but twice. They have any comment regarding that story. We will let the ethics board issue their rulings. And if we have to take, uh, action against Alderman gardeners, So be it. Our law, our our our rules of order. Excuse me. John in the City Council allows us to center or even expel a member if the issues are created a grievous enough to do so. So we'll wait for that camp for the report from the board of At the combat matter. Mayor Lightfoot thought that his apology on the floor of the City Council fell short. Did you find it to be genuine? I believe it was genuine. Um, I wish you would have taken questions from reporters afterwards. Um, but that is his decision, not mine. But I think it's uh, very hypocritical for the mayor whom threatened to withhold $3 billion in infrastructure from the African American community of Black Alder and and support her budget. To be criticizing anyone accused of withholding city services from their constituents as well for that, and finally, Alderman Beale tried but failed to get the City Council to do away with a six mile Per hour over speed camera tickets now had he been able to bring that to the floor. It would have put other council members in the position of either choosing to get rid of tens of millions of dollars in revenue or voting in favor of continuing to issue those unpopular speeding tickets. Any comment Alderman I supported Alderman Beale's effort to bring this issue before a vote. We need to be honest with the residents of the city of Chicago as to what the purpose of those cameras are. Is it truly about safety? Or is it about revenue and in many of the locations where these cameras exist? We have not seen a decrease. India Mono Autumn Automobile accident, but what we've seen rather as an exponential increase in ticket just by the five mile per hour decrease. We need to have an honest conversation, all the meaning to be on the hook. For what? Why they are allowing these cameras and what their ultimate purpose in the neighborhoods and I think all of them Bill was correct and pushing that issue. I think the alderman had the opportunity, um, to bring it Legally, Although the mayor and many of my colleagues disagreed, and I'm hopeful that he resurrects this issue at our next possible meeting in October so that the residents can hear on the record, what their ultimate view on this matter, Alderman Ray Lopez, Thanks again for your time this afternoon, much appreciated. We'll talk again a little later on down the road. General always a pleasure for you and your listeners stand before this body to offer my sincerest apologies for the pain and insult anyone has endured as a result. I take full responsibility for my offensive words in those messages. If you miss that that is from alder Alderman gardeners apology on the City Council floor. That happened on Tuesday afternoon, and the news today is that the ethics board has found probable cause that he violated ethics. Ordinances. Not once but twice in the 45th ward, which is like family. I ran for office in the 45th ward, because this is the community that helped raise me. My neighbors have become family and my commitment to them fuels my desire to help create a thriving, welcoming, clean and safe neighborhood. Unfortunately, those comments do not reflect my values or the efforts of our team who worked to make our world a better place. And for that I am deeply sorry. So you know the vulgar text messages that were leaked out. Uh, now have stirred a lot of interest. And, according to, uh, our friend, Gregory Pratt from the Chicago Tribune. Even the FBI is interested now and then the news today that the ethic sport specifically say violated the city's governmental ethics ordinance by using his office to retaliate.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Ground this morning at an affordable housing project in Pilsen Mayor Lori Lightfoot Finding a safe, affordable place to live I call home to raise a family shouldn't have to be an elusive Petri. The Resurrection project will build a 37 unit development on South Racine Avenue and a 16 unit complex on South Ashland. The two buildings will have a mix of 12 and three bedroom apartments with ground floor community area for residents. The apartments would be available to people making up to 60% of an area median income construction should be completed by the fall of next year. We'll just six Chicago alderman out of 50 rejecting an automatic pay increase. Our Nic Gail has the details. 44 out of 50 Chicago aldermen have opted to accept 5.5% pay increase in 2022 that Will push the highest paid among them to a salary of over $130,000 just six aldermen turned in paperwork to the city by Wednesday evening deadline to decline the hike. They are George Sardinas, Raymond Lopez and Silvana to Barris, all of the southwest side. Along with Northwest Side Alderman's Felix Cardona, Gilbert Vegas and Northside Alderman Matt Martin, for everyone else raises will kick in January 1st as the Tribune it previously reported next year's increase will be the biggest by percentage in over a decade. The gale 8 90, WLS news police and federal agents across the country today, searching for missing New York woman who went on a road trip with her boyfriend is returned home in their van without her. Here's A B CS Alex Stone. What's going on? This is body worn camera audio of police in Moab, Utah, who were called after 22 year old Gabby Petito and her boyfriend got into an argument in August. Now, weeks later, Gabby is missing, last seen checking out of a hotel in Salt Lake City. Her boyfriend returned without her to his parents' home and Florida North Port. Florida Police chief Todd Garrison says the boyfriend is refusing to talk to investigators. We don't have a crime in this, Um we are investigating a missing person. It's unknown if she's alive. Alex Stone ABC nears Time now for WLS Traffic Kennedy inbound 34 minutes out here into downtown Outbound Kennedy 28 minutes downtown. Back to the airport delays around the junction and approaching Harlem Avenue in about eyes and our 43 3 90 into the old post office. Inbound. Stevenson delays Sister Kenzi, the demon under the Ryan ran 30 minutes. 3 55 and the Lake Shore Drive. How I found that too bad inbound Ryan. Think slow around the Chinatown feeder 18 minutes. 95th that in outbound 15 back to 95th Street, our next traffic in 15 minutes. Get news on the hour, the half and when it breaks continuous coverage online, wls am dot com. I'm Jim Moran. Am 8 90 Wlos News Treat.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"To more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station, WBGO reports. Hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast, though, could without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on, but some neighborhoods like Venetian Isles will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to use cranes to lift down polls over homes along the Gulf Coast damages. Even worse, some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 power poles have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes Delta Zeta and Katrina combined. Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity would go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Bass. Aha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan, as NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a kung. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. All Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is legal tender in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street. The Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR. 73 degrees at 504. I'm Alba Lara with WBZ news. The union representing 12,000 rank and file. Chicago police officers is one step closer to getting a new labor contract with the city. WB's Claudia Morel reports. Older men on the City Council's Workforce Committee unanimously approved the new labor deal today. It now advances to the full City council, scheduled to meet next week. They year agreement is the longest contract in city history. That's because he existing one expired four years ago. Alderman Raymond Lopez called it a win when this is the best deal possible for the Union for the city to move forward and to give us labor peace for both US and our police department. The agreement includes retroactive pay raises and new reforms aimed at holding bad cops more accountable. Claudia Morel. W B easy news. Chicago's average daily number of Covid 19 cases is flattening. Despite the Delta variant, the city is averaging 486 cases a day. That's up slightly compared to 483 cases a day last week. City's public health commissioner says she is most concerned for those who are unvaccinated as they face a greater risk of hospitalization and death. Should they become infected. Illinois House will be back in session this week, and members will likely consider a.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly

"The police are not our enemies. We must come together. We must unite. We have a common enemy guns and the gangs your thoughts on what she had to say there raymond lopez. We'll start with you. You know it's a little too too little too late. In my opinion martha you know for the past two years. The mayor has demonized police in our city while holding in high regard criminality and gang life. I think this is the first time that ever mentioned the word gangs in her entire mayoralty and all of that has brought us to where we're at this weekend with officer ella french losing her life on the streets of the city of chicago. The mayor is a hypocrite when it comes to what she has articulated in response because she never once stood in solitaire solidarity with those brave men and women like ella and her partner who were trying to do the best that they could during these difficult times y- difficult times indeed to be all right. So that's what a lot of you were saying yesterday. And i think that there's a lot of agreement on that that you know great that you've said the right thing finally First of all were skeptical. Whether you're serious and it's way late in the game for you to be saying this now Cbs did a report on the police. Retirements in chicago. And this goes directly to mayor like foot's leadership in just the first six months of this year. Three hundred and sixty seven officers retired while i spoke with recently retired officer to give us some insight into these rising numbers and that person agreed to speak with us if we agreed to conceal their identity. People.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150

The Patriot AM 1150

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150

"Issue in many big cities like Chicago or just the other day, a two year old was shot in the leg, and a college student was killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a train. It's madness. It's making us all less safe. Police Superintendent David Brown Chicago Alderman Anthony Napolitano, an independent degrees telling Fox My own Children want to explore the city. I got a 15 year old. I would love to get out. I refused to let her go. When I was her age. I was that Cubs games. I was exploring the city President Biden's talked about sending federal help a strike force, but Democratic Alderman Raymond Lopez tells Fox by the time it arrives, here will be the end of summer and how many lives will be lost as we continue to kick this can down the road. Mayor Lori Lightfoot claims overall violent crime is trending down, though through last weekend shootings in Chicago are up this year. Nearly 13% homicides up 33%. This has got to be in all hands on deck. Approach beyond police and elected officials, she says. All of us have to embrace our notion of community and step up and think about what we can do. T o Hardiman has been doing that for years. I'm not anti police. I want to make that clear. My thing is this. The police have never been trained to stop shootings on the front end. Hardiman runs a group called Violence Interrupters. When somebody breaks the law commits a crime. That's when the police get involved. So we need to introduce new strategies in Chicago proven to work. In other words, like I'm not just trying to tout my vows in the Russians, but I must say this by violence and weapons have mediated 28 conflicts this year in Chicago. It's not a big number, but it's a solid number where we stop somebody from taking a life on the front end. Before any shots were fired. So any effective leader would change strategies when they see their strategies are not working. There has been so much talk about defunding the police funding the police. Not enough cops all that Has that been a problem is that is that not the right argument that we're dealing with here? I don't think it's the right argument. Let me explain. See, there's a need for the police. But the police they're more like a response unit. Like when you call an ambulance to come out, and, uh, you know, pick up a body or whatever the case may be. The police come out The homicide clearance rate in Chicago is a dismal 19 to 14% and the police do good work, though I'm not taken from the police because they're needed because one thing I can say like if a person was a call the police somebody was shooting their window. As soon as the police will arrive on the scene. I have to give him credit for that. But at the same time de funding the police without a backup plan would be kinda crazy to think that way because police they do what they can do. But when it comes to reduce end gun violence in Chicago, it's just hard because Most people that shoot and kill people. It's not like they're gonna tell somebody. You know they're about to shoot so the police don't know when the person is going to pull the trigger. That's what everybody in the world needs to understand. Let me play you. What? President Biden, you probably heard him say this. The other day he had a meeting with mayors and police chiefs discussing the rising crime issue, And the president said this We know there are some things that work. And the first of those that works is.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

WBAP 820AM

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

"Makes you dumb as a matter of fact. What they're saying in Chicago. You've got gangs in Chicago kids are being recruited as early as 4th and 5th grade. Residents have given given up calling the police because the city Isn't protecting them. The police aren't protecting them. And Lori Lightfoot is focused on systemic racism. Congratulations, Chicago. This is what you wanted. Now, Alderman Raymond Lopez was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal. He said this about Mayor Lori Lightfoot again whose law enforcement policies and focus on systemic racism. He says, are doing little to stop the mostly gang related violence. Here's what he said Generational gang life is not just something that is encouraged. It's almost revered. In some neighborhoods, says Lopez, whose constituents are about 67% Latino in 22% Black, telling the Washington Examiner in an interview. If you really want to get to what is at the heart of a lot of this, it is the gangs. It is the borderline collapse of the family unit in many of our neighborhoods. Lightfoot has avoid calling out gangs in our community as a source of violence in our city. And by the way, this guy Lopez this alderman. He is indeed a Democrat and not a Republican. So why would Lori Lightfoot you know she's calling out? This Newsmax reporter. I plead you the audio there the other day, She's going back and forth with a guy named William Kelly, and she's calling him out for quote unquote lying or not having the facts straight about crime. And then I just played you the audio While it turns out, she was actually lying, and she has been called out as a liar. But here's the thing. Why is it that you have the Democrats who were now? As you know, the last couple of days they've been trying to, including Chris Wallace from Fox News. They've been trying to say that the Republicans Are the party of defund the police. Now we all know that that's not true. Don't need to get into that story yet again, But what I will say is this They do seem to be. The Democrats do seem to be proud. They're defunding of the police and that narrative and so a little montage has been put together to prove that no Republicans are not the party of defunding the police. Some might say that the other party was for defunding the police. I'll let others say that in.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"We'll have to see. I guess i really am not sure that we are back at a point of council wars. But i do also think that this is something that we will know down the road months from now. This was that turning point surly. No alderman jumping up on their desk but one of the things. They feel empowered to confront the mayor on. Thom mcan me is whether or not. She's following the rules of order There are several aldermen signed a letter including alderman. Ed burke saying she's not following the rules of order and she has to or else face consequences. is she following. The rules of order is there. Are there any consequences for for not falling. I mean they usually go the robert's rules of order. Yes sir cast iq. Eddie burke says she's not following the rules sets a pretty good chance she's not following the rules that whatever one might say about all burke he is the guy who knows the rules and i suspect that is true. What i find is just most in is just as great great division between the mayor and the council and and you know to michelle's point there was a day going back to the council wars and we had this before that was really a racial issue that was about a whole bunch of white folks not like having a black mayor what i see. Here's really three things one. Is we have a mayor. Who does have sort of a thin skin. And she's quick to criticize publicly people with whom she disagrees over criticize her. We also the mayor. Who's not really into the care and feeding of aldermen one thing rob emmanuel's very good about this. He did also did not a city council the he could control a job in contracts in the old way here the find a new way and he did some contracts those things but what he figured out and this goes back to his days when he was trying to get votes in congress he did care and feeding of all he would say. What do you want. And if there is infant for instance store going up and some neighborhood and they needed to expedite permits he would do that and then he would go to the opening. You know the big ribbon cutting and he would stand her. Make the ultimate look important but not take the limelight so he understood that you have to do that and Frankly the third thing. This was just real democracy in action. We're seeing people on the city council. Now who got there on their own from various interest groups. I remember when they all came through. We did endorsement injuries at the sometimes. I was so struck by the diversity. I'm talking about the ideological diversity of the people running for and i was surprised when civil like joe. More stalwart of forty ninth ward but not a machine type was was deposed by annamaria. Haddon right there we're seeing is democracy. You know it's supposed to be this wet and democracy can be messy and it's this not seen much of in chicago over. The last few decades janette taylor is another one of those alderman that sort of came up out of community organizations and not by any sort of official avenues. She got into a major argument with the mayor on wednesday. The two of them trading barbs To each other eighty quick. I if you were flying the wall there what's being said here between between these two. This was an unprecedented thing for the reporters at the hall to stay. And it can only happen because of covid because we have no audience in the back of city council We were called at ease. When a couple of alderman taylor raymond lopez Basically moved to the firm published that appointment of stealing and when that happened american down around wall to the back of council and the two of them were practically known to know kind of duping it out and what. What do not taylor's that was. You know. this is less about meh. This is a lot more about the law department treatment of internet young and the and the possibility that the settlement that the city was supposed to with her over the ranger for home Make it dropped essentially The mayor said she was Essentially a offended that genet- taylor didn't come to her before council and instead let the out on the floor and sideline the appointment of the iot no corporation counsel. But if i'm if i'm there but what are the last people. Wanna go up against the council. Do that taylor. She's not back down She likes she likes to fight And she will. She will not walk away from the five. Neither will the mayor seeing them kind of go nose to nose toe to toe lake that they're they're like the most least back down. -able folks i could imagine getting into an argument like throws a combustible situation and we've interviewed alderman taylor before represents part of englewood and she. She doesn't mince words When she talks about these things Craig delamore this week. Also offered one of the deadliest days of violence mayor lightfoot says homicides and shootings are on a downward trend but Let's hear what an alderman carlos ramirez rosa who disagreed said on our show. Take a look if you look. Look at where we were in january To where we are now. We're also seeing a downward trajectory and both homicides and shootings the agree downward trend and homicides and shootings. You know the data that i've seen shows that is actually higher than it wasn't previous years..

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Want people to know that maybe somebody that doesn't look like them is here to help and when they see us They're happy. They're glad that were there. The problem happens at night, when things get crazy and and it just gets out of control, And the problem is, most people are good. They want to live their lives. They want their kids to be able to go to school and in his own where they don't have to walk through a safe zone. But the problem is, it's such a small amount, and this is what's maddening. It's a small amount of people in these relatively Good neighborhoods where moms and kids and Dad's just want to live. And they can't because of these gangs that you just mentioned. Okay? I'm going to give you a good score on that one. It was a good 52nd second question. So how is it liberation to allow Armed gangs to control the streets. Like who benefits from this exactly. Why is the city of Chicago putting up with it? Okay. That one's right down the pike right down the center of the plate. Here it is. Hitter. If you were to ask me my conjecture would be this. You mentioned this earlier when you were just speaking and that is that there are politicians and all they want to do is pander for the vote. They want to pander because they know who's going to get them elected. If they talk about a Hispanic boy, That was 13 years old, and he was a good boy, and he was shot, Although he happened to be a Latin king, see that doesn't that doesn't wash well with their constituents. There is a guy named Raymond Lopez and Tucker. I know you're aware of him. He is the only guy in my estimation in these in one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in Chicago. That will call out the activity say what needs to be said, and then he gets, you know contraindicated for it because he's speaking the truth, and it's maddening because every Monday we're going to sit back. We're going to do shows like this and moms are going to cry. Kids are going to die. The pastors that I work with. They need a mental health break because there's just so much going on. Excellent answer. What was that? What was that word he gets, you know, get constricted for it because he's speaking the truth. Castigated. Eviscerated. Consecrated. Constipated. What is it complicated, Consecrated Whatever. You looked great, That's awful. It's shocking, actually. And I agree with you on Raymond Lopez, great leader. Stevens. Thank you. Thank you. Tucker. Rick telling her the excellent columnist for Your Chicago sometimes thinks the Supreme Court absolutely did the right thing regarding the N C. Double A, but it didn't go nearly far enough. Rick will explain Next on WLS John checking traffic.

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Man who was with Adam Toledo at time of police shooting is back in custody

WGN Programming

01:13 min | 1 year ago

Man who was with Adam Toledo at time of police shooting is back in custody

"Police are seeking additional charges against 21 year old Reuben Roman of the city's Edgewater neighborhood, and police say he was there when officers shot and killed 13 year old Adam Toledo during the overnight hours of March, 29 Roman at the time, was charged with misdemeanors and released. He was taken back into custody tonight on an outstanding unrelated warrant. CPD says Toledo, the 13 year old was armed when he was shot. Body and dash cam videos expected to be made public by mid next week after Toledo's family has a chance to review it. Also learning tonight from 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez that CPD is already planning to move some officers round in preparation for a possible reaction from city residents. Once that body and dash cam evidence is released to the public that days, often vacations will be canceled. Officers will be switching to the 12 hours shift details W G. And he's worried it'll negatively impact residents in high crime areas. In the South and West sides those that are doing prime gangbangers drug dealers everybody they know that if police are pulled out of the district that the opportunity to do bad Increases because the response time will be greater because no one will be around to apprehend them. Illinois health officials

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"WGN's Jenna Barnes in a statement, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson say this vote affirms the strength and fairness of our plan, which provides families and employees certainty about returning to schools and guarantees the best possible health and safety protocols. Under the agreement, pre K and Cluster program students will return to Chicago Public schools for in class learning Tomorrow. Kindergarten through fifth grade returns. March 1st six through eight grade returns. March 8th. Still no agreement on a return for high school students. Rockford Public schools Far northwest of Chicago, has a method to entice teachers to work in its district. It helps pay for their housing a school board. They're just yesterday agreed to continue that program. $750 per month. Stipend and Matt said occur is chief human resource officer for Rockford Schools for Ah, young teacher, a young professional to, you know, have a have a solid career good paying job, And then at the very beginning, we offered to help out with some rent assistance. You know, we're hoping that those are the types of senators that again get him to Rockford programs just entering its second year, they'd hope did it fund the stipend for up to 10 teachers? District officials there say due to the pandemic, it's so far being provided to four indoor service at Chicago. Restaurants and bars expands tomorrow, owners can increase it to the lesser of 25% capacity or 50 people per room or floor. 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez tells WGN's and the plant as he hopes people take advantage of that celebrate Valentine's Day this weekend up your restaurants out there struggling for round Chinese.

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"We're doing here other than restoring the affordable care act and restoring the Medicaid to the way itwas before Trump became president. Under today's executive order, the three month enrollment period will open next month. Illinois, health officials reported today. 4192 new covert 19 cases and 103 more deaths, the most recent 70 rolling average positivity rate statewide. Is 5.5% Governor Pritzker announced today that FEMA is sending $43 million to Illinois to help the statewide effort to speed up the pace of vaccinations. The governor on building where at least some of that money will go. We'll be supporting our local public health departments. Aziz, you know, one of the important things that's happening is the Capacity to deliver to administer vaccines across the state is significantly increasing. The governor says the federal government is increasing the amount of vaccine doses to be sent to Illinois by 16%. This after a report showed Illinois ranks in the bottom third among states when it comes to the number of vaccine doses already received from the feds per capita. Yet Illinois is the third most populous state. As car jackings continued to surge across Chicago, 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez says he believes that current criminal justice system and Cook County Miss favoring the criminal, not the victim, the part that she removed where the parts that dealt with criminal elements. Who also happened to be undocumented. And if we have individuals who are known gang members who have committed felonies, they're not given safe refuge from ice in our steady, referring to reforms put in place by Mayor Lightfoot. Lopez joined WGN's and the Devil on Tess. He's an often critic of the mayor's Mail carrier for the U. S Postal Service had a close call on Chicago's South Side is caught in the middle of a shooting and WGN's rate quarter past. He has details this happen this afternoon. At 69th and Kramden, a 20 year old man was shot in the knee and his other leg. The postal carrier was shaken but not wounded. Police are now investigating the will. Grundy Major Crimes task force is investigating a Juliet police involved shooting that wounded a man WGN's romps need reports. That man is in the hospital recovering after getting surgery from being shot multiple times. No update yet on his medical condition. This happened just after 10 15 this morning Police were called.

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"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:32 min | 2 years ago

"raymond lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"It seems that you certainly you're trying to make come up with solutions and make this better. I'm hopeful is there should we be helpful? Or do you think that we don't have these answers yet? I am hopeful that we will. We will be able to address us on Lee. When we start calling out this activity for what it is. It is criminal behavior and must be addressed as such. We cannot simply allow individuals to try to sympathy, overly sympathize with these criminals, stealing cars, attacking people beating people and just said they say they're immature or they're used for their board. They're criminals and should be treated as such because we see time and again where it's Just yesterday. 62 year old lift driver Attacked. We've seen people beaten with pipes attacked me in my own board. One of my residents, while in a store in the neighboring ward was hit in the face with a crowbar. Mm. The person who did that is not the victim. The person who did that should not be sheltered. They should be hunted down and found the criminal they are because this is what they're doing in the neighborhoods. Well, I hope I hope that this there are solutions implemented and I hope that I hope it happens soon because you're right. I know. Two victims personally of Carjacking had known of any victims my whole life in Chicago, and now I know two in the last year, so it is a real Shoes, not just quality of life. It's just the feeling of overall safety and it's these crimes that they're not going punished. Seems that we need to have some changes there. Alderman Lopez. I want to get my weight. I would finish what they just ahead with this. I would say that if your listeners Want better and stronger. They need to vocalize that to their elected officials, not just their alderman, but many of the state reps and state senators who have weakened these laws because they're so disconnected from what's been going on on the streets. Let them hear your voice so that they know that you will not tolerate a weakening of the criminal justice system simply because someone claims to be a juvenile. That's an excellent point. Thank you. I know you got to go back and speak it, Counsel. So thank you for the time this afternoon, Alderman Raymond Lopez there. He's the 15th Ward alderman and appreciate him joining the show. Sergeant Pete, We just have a couple minutes left here, but any reaction to what you've just heard or anything else you'd like to say on this issue. Given your experience, you know, he makes the point. But, you know, with the right hand, you've got the Black caucus and the legislation cutting back on the funding of police. So you don't have the extra police to you had duties to an already set group of policemen who are supposed to be community active, and now you want them to also do Carjackings and protect you from all the other things. And then you turn around and you have the state's attorney who doesn't prosecute and likely referred to last week in 19 year Old Guy Arrested 35 Times. From everything for murder toe, numerous car jackings. And finally, a judge says Enough is enough. Instead of $50,000 behind when kids start pulling guns and shooting people and hitting people with tire irons or clubs. These are all simply stated armed robberies. These air not just you know, we're coming. Carjacking. He's around robberies. They're taking your car. Your phone your property your purse. Whatever's in their car they're taking. And they're gonna use it for a half hour to find the better car. So if you're driving a nice car, you got a higher chance of getting carjacked and they're not limiting themselves to the South and West sides. They're going in the suburbs undergoing into the the the nicer neighborhoods of Chicago, like Lake Viewer or the gold coast of Brownsville. They're going where they're going to be able to get a car. Hey, I wanna ask you this. We have a listen. Hey, P. We only have 30 seconds left. I do want to get this in, 630 says it's interesting point and we want to get your perspective city has put together that Carjackings have increased during this period. When kids have not been in school, right? Does it seems like there might be a correlation there. Do you agree? This is linked to that. Sure so his, you know the you know enough chicken, little burglaries and, you know, garage burglaries and little incidents of effect that stuff. These kids got nothing to do so to reform them. They get in the car and there is a way that they could make money by stealing that car and selling it to the gang. Yeah. Alderman Smith also says that it is directly related to that 2016 law that I just talked all them in Lopez about that. There is a correlation there, too, in terms of the rise in juvenile since particular since they changed that part of the law, juveniles committing Carjackings. They have a 12 year old old in recent weeks who committed one of these Carjackings. Unbelievable. What? Sergeant Pete, I gotta leave it there that when you're on the other end of a gun, and you're 12 years old. And I'm looking at that gun. I don't look atyou is a 12 year old. I look at you as a killer. Yeah. Thanks for the time, Sergeant Pete. Have a good weekend. Okay? I appreciate it. Well, it's 2 30. I just learned Alderman wagons back who is one of the folks 20 aldermen who brought this to the attention that we need to have some special meetings about Carjackings. He's gonna be calling into the show. He has a few minutes.

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Alderman’s Chicago ward office vandalized for 3rd time this year

Ben Shapiro

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

Alderman’s Chicago ward office vandalized for 3rd time this year

"Alderman Raymond Lopez of the 15th Ward says his office was vandalized again, he says it happened around 10:30 P.m. on Thursday at the office near 47th and California and the Brighton Park neighborhood Surveillance video captures three men throwing pieces of brick or concrete through the office windows before fleeing Lopez tweeting If you know who these men are come forward. And it will be kept confidential

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Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez says 15th Ward office in Brighton Park vandalized for 3rd time this year

Bob Sirott

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez says 15th Ward office in Brighton Park vandalized for 3rd time this year

"Office of Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez has been hit again by Vandals. Security video shows three people throwing bricks or concrete through the glass windows of the office last night before running away. WGN's Eric Wrong is outside the Brighton Park office this morning that has been hit now several times over the last few months. This summer is office was hit twice, and in July, Vandals threw bricks through a window at his home and also said his neighbor's garage on fire he believes gangs are targeting him. In an attempt to intimidate him. Lopez, a frequent critic of the mayor, once again called on her and the police superintendent to doom or an

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A look at cities seeing police budget cuts amid crime surges

KSFO Morning Show with Brian Sussman with Katie Green

07:28 min | 2 years ago

A look at cities seeing police budget cuts amid crime surges

"It's a turbulent time fall, the anti police protests turned violent and a wave of shootings in many big cities. It's just painful. His horrible New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, we've been put through hell in the city. Everything fell apart simultaneously because the Corona virus there's about 400 more shootings this year in New York, compared to this time last year with atleast five people killed over the weekend, A number of gun arrests have been going up steadily over the last month. The NYPD is working more deeply with community members and leaders. They will turn this time. Other cities have also seen a spike in murders and shootings, including Chicago, which also had riots and looting. Alderman Raymond Lopez told Fox the fear is spreading. The anxiety is spreading, and we're seeing individuals who used to see the downtown areas like the crown jewel of our city. Now wanting to leave. Now, all that unrest has more people arming themselves. Gun sales soared 145% in June 135% last month, the firm's small arms analytics and forecasting foot sales of two million Meaning Americans have bought more firearms so far this year than all of 2019, and that makes sense to John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. And one night Portland had head over 69 11 calls that the police had ignored. He also has a book, gun control myths. How politicians the media and botched studies of twisted facts on gun control. You have across the country police being ordered to stand down. You have cuts and police budgets and place like New York. You've had the whole department inside the police department disbanded. You know, at the same time you look across the country and their jails and prisons, and they're releasing large number of prisoners in Los Angeles and San Francisco. You've had about 50% of inmates and jails being released. That's not uncommon. Those money Jails and prisons across country which have had between a third and half of their inmates being released. So it's not surprising that we have this concern for people's safety. We're not normal times will deal with the krone virus that you mentioned. There were already many cases where police departments were ordered not to respond to calls. And now, with riots and police being overwhelmed. That's gotten even worse. And the it's important that people do. The safest course of action is to be able to go and protect themselves and heavy a gun turns out to be the safest course of action, particularly for two groups of people, the most vulnerable people in our society. People who are relatively weaker physically women and the elderly on people who are most likely victims of violent crime. Overwhelmingly poor blacks who live in high crime, urban areas, a lot of these gun control laws, specifically poor minorities and even many times middle income minorities. From being able to go and get guns to protect themselves, And there's no reason why you should have that type of discriminatory lawn effect. When you're dealing with the rise in gun sails there. People have already said there are too many guns. I mean in Chicago. That's what has been talked about. There's too many illegal guns out on the streets, so adding more guns, which obviously are legal. How does that solve the problem, right. But the problem is that you have drug gangs and criminals with guns, not enough law abiding citizens with guns and the problem that you have to deal with with gun control laws as if they primarily disarm law abiding citizens relative to criminals. Look, the major source of illegal guns are drug dealers. Uh, drug dealers have lots of guns because they have very valuable property. It's not like a drug dealer. Khun, Go to the police and say Look, this other dealer Stoller drugs. Can you help us get them back? They have to go and set up their own little militaries in order Protect that property. You know, if you think, ah, you're going to be any more successful and getting criminals, stopping them from getting guns than you've been able to stop them from buying illegal drugs. You know good luck with that. But You know, I give you a simple example. Every place in the world that's banned either. All guns for all handguns has seen an increase in murders. But at the same time, John There are people who are from other countries because it shake their head at the number of mass shootings that we have in the United States. We have far more of these mass shooting events than another well what other mass shootings are similar to what we've had in the last 10 years in the US, I mean, France, for example, has a per capita rate of fatalities from mass public shootings. That's 50% 111% higher than the rate. States. They they have events like we had in Las Vegas or in these schools have people know about the New Zealand mosque shooting last year, But do you know that within less than 24 hours of that there was a big school shooting in Brazil, or there was a mass public shooting that occurred in the Netherlands thes things just don't get news coverage and when they do They're usually in the back of newspapers. Way recently completed a study where we looked at all the mass public shootings in the world. They using the FBI definition of mass public shootings were four more people are killed in a public place not involving some other type of crime, like robbery, or, you know a gang fight over drug turf to get it exactly the type of case that you were talking about, like the Las Vegas shooting and the Nine states made about 1% of the world's shooters. Um, even though we make up almost 5% of the world population, and many of these countries have extremely strict gun control ofthe France. ER has, um uh, you know, band semiautomatic guns here we are. Jonathan Democratic Convention this week, and gun control will certainly be an issue brought up. If Joe Biden war to win, and if Democrats were to control Congress, would you expect a renewed push for stronger gun control in 2021? I think the future of private ownership of guns is more steak now in this election that we've ever had in any past election if they get rid of the filibuster. If you have 50 votes in the Senate, a CZ well as Kamala Harris to go on, break a tie. You're going to be able to pass. You know anything they want to pass on. One can just read the Democratic platform draft to see how they're talking about everything from licensing of registration of guns to banning Large segments of semiautomatic guns to make it more costly in many other ways, for people to be alone guns to having lawsuits against gun makers and gun sellers whenever their guns are used in the commission of a crime or used improperly an accident.

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Chicago Alderman Says Bricks Thrown Through Windows of His Home, Nearby Garage Set on Fire

Roe Conn

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

Chicago Alderman Says Bricks Thrown Through Windows of His Home, Nearby Garage Set on Fire

"Were thrown through 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez's home, Lopez says it's gang retaliation. While we were on that block. Four other households of gang members came out. As a show of support for their comrades that we were addressing one of them being so bold as to say that I don't make the decisions in the neighborhood that they decide whether there will be peace or not. It is no accident that this happened. Security cameras caught a man pacing the sidewalk this morning and then throwing four bricks to went through Lopez's windows, Lopez said. The same man returned an hour later and set fire to his neighbor's garage. And

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Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez Blames ‘Gang Bangers’ For Vandalizing His Home, Setting Fire To Neighbor’s Garage

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez Blames ‘Gang Bangers’ For Vandalizing His Home, Setting Fire To Neighbor’s Garage

"Were thrown through 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez his home early this morning, and his neighbor's garage was set on fire. Lopez says This is gang retaliation and comes after he addressed landlords who allowed gang members as tenants. The day before. While we were on that block, four other households of gang members came out. To show support for their comrades that we were addressing one of them being so bold as to say that I don't make the decisions in the neighborhood that they decide whether there will be peace or not. It is no accident that this happened. Security Security cameras cameras caught caught a a man man place, place, pacing pacing the the sidewalk sidewalk and and then then throwing throwing four four bricks bricks to to went went through through Lopez's Lopez's windows, windows, Lopez Lopez said. said. The The same same man man returned returned an an hour hour later and set fire to his neighbor's garage. President

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Local leaders call for Lightfoot to request 3,000 National Guard troops to help patrol Chicago's South and West sides

Chris Plante

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Local leaders call for Lightfoot to request 3,000 National Guard troops to help patrol Chicago's South and West sides

"Alderman Anthony Beale was joined by near north side alderman Brian Hopkins and southwest side alderman Raymond Lopez and calling for mayor Lightfoot to request three thousand National Guard troops to help patrol the south and west sides the city's nine PM curfew remains in effect governor Pritzker declaring seven Illinois counties a disaster zone and announced two hundred fifty members of the Illinois National Guard and an additional three hundred members of the Illinois state police would be deployed after three hundred seventy five guard members were activated in Chicago over the weekend

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens refuses to quit as lawmakers prepare for special session

Nick Digilio

01:48 min | 5 years ago

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens refuses to quit as lawmakers prepare for special session

"Sponsored by mid western university multispecialty clinic and here's vic vaughn thanks nick it's mostly cloudy fifty three at o'hare tensions ran high last night in a meeting between chicago police and residents of a southside community when an atf agent was recently shot here's alderman raymond lopez responding to a concerned resident who says gang families in the neighborhood there generational and the gang parents will raise gang children approach you might not like what i'm saying the fact of the mayor is is that we are going to put an end to the cycle spending early two weeks since the federal agent was ambushed and shot at the back of the yards neighborhood yesterday a judge denied bond for that suspect lawmakers to our south in missouri began considering impeachment proceedings today for their governor he's accused of invasion of privacy for an explicit photo he allegedly took a woman with whom he had an affair abc's alec stone says there are also other claims against him this week criminal charge was dropped against governor eric greitens but the process for possible impeachment he's moving forward very lawmakers holding a special session to consider impeachment of the governor state house investigatory committee looking into the governor's actions while in office it's the first time that a missouri legislature has called itself into a special session alex stone abc news the chinese trade delegation finishes its talks with us and law lawmakers in washington today as abc's andy field reports it's still not clear if they were able to avoid tariff trade war president trump says yours will get a much better trade deal with him and china than any other us leader we had nobody representing us and now you have somebody that's very good at this stuff me representing us china's trade reps heading home after meeting us negotiators in washington trying to avoid the us.

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