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Monday, December 29, 2014

Good eating in the burbs to the city

So W.O.T.S.M. is all about getting you the news but we have to eat too you know so we wanted to end the year and start the new one with a bang. So every week we will pick a place in the cook and surrounding counties including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana only because our readers travel to these state to.

So this week we have our sites on 2 places. 1 is on 63rd street that we heard has good food but wasn't given a name so the sarge will get that too and the 2nd is a spot is alleged to be owned by a Chicago Police Officer possibly retired but the Sarge will find out when we send him to 19 PAUL.



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Good eating in the burbs to the city

Well W.O.T.S.M. is doing a weekly thing were we go to a place and writer a review of the food.
Our first week takes us to Summit, Illinois to El Faro.
Bi lingual menu and speaking employees.
The food is terrific there parking isn't the greatest but well worth it if you wait for a spot to open up to dine in. It has pool tables and a jukebox.  TV.

The food is great
Fountain drinks and imported bottle drinks from Mexico.

There is homemade jordinar
All in all I give it 4.5 sears towers

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Uber shits on drivers

We have been talking to Uber drivers and riders. While both love the service they have some concerns.  1 concern is a driver shows up to pick up a client and the client cancels the driver doesn't receive the any part of the cancelation fee. We are wondering why? 2 they don't allow any driver to use Frod Crown Victoria,  Mercury Grand marquis, and Lincoln Town car.  They say the city of Chicago regulations state that drivers can't.  We asked the city and they sent a letter stating that statement from Uber is untrue.  So what gives. 
Well this is what Forbes had to say about Uber. On June 3, news reports carried the story that multiple investors (including big name institutional investors like Wellington & Fidelity) had invested $1.2 billion into Uber, a technology company that matches consumers to car services in many cities around the globe. Based on the investment (and the percentage of ownership that these investors were getting in exchange), the imputed value for Uber (pre-money, i.e., prior to the influx of $1.2 billion) was $17 billion, a mind-boggling sum for a business that generates a few hundred million in revenues and has little to show in terms of operating income. That said, Uber has lots of company in this high-value space, with Airbnb and Dropbox being two other companies that in recent months have been valued at more than $10 billion by investors. With all these companies, the key selling point is disruption, the latest buzzword in strategy, with company owners arguing that they are upending existing ways of doing business (hailing a taxi, with Uber, and finding lodging, with Airbnb) and given the sizes of the businesses that they were disrupting, that the sky is the limit on value. If you are old enough to remember market fevers from past booms, you are probably inclined to dismiss both the claims and the valuations as fantasy. I do believe, however, that there is a kernel of truth to the disruption argument though I think investors are being far too casual in accepting it at face value. As I attempt to attach a value to Uber, I have to confess that I just downloaded the app and have not used it yet. I spend most of my of life either in the suburbs, where I can go for days without seeing a taxi, or in New York City, where I find that the subways are a vastly more time-efficient, cheaper and often safer mode of transportation than taxis. Uber is not in the taxi business, at least in the conventional sense, since it owns no cabs and has no cab drivers as employees. Instead, it plays the role of matchmaker, matching a driver/car with a customer looking for a ride and taking a slice of the fare for providing the service. Its value comes from the screening that it does of the drivers/cars (to ensure both safety and comfort), its pricing/payment system (where customers choose the level of service, ranging from a car to a SUV, are quoted a fare and pay Uber) and its convenience (where you can track the car that is coming to pick you up on your phone screen). The figure below captures the steps in the Uber business model, with comments on what it is that Uber offers at each stage and whether that offering is unique:
Uber business model
Uber has been able to grow at exponential rates since its founding in 2009 by Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick, with the latter (who is new CEO) claiming that it is doubling its size every six months. While we have no access to the company’s financials, there have been periodic leaks of information about the company that allow us to get a sense of its growth. Here, for instance, was a picture that was widely dispersed in December 2013 of a five-week period in late 2013:

Uber historical numbers

While the company claimed to be outraged by the leak, it played nicely into the narrative of growth that it was selling to its investors. In fact, the December leaks suggested that the company generated gross receipts (the fares paid by customers for cab rides) of $1.1 billion, which would translate into revenues of $220 million (based on the 20% slice that Uber claims for itself). That was a few months ago and at the rates at which the company is growing, I would not be surprised if the updated values for both numbers are higher; I will be using $1.5 billion for the gross receipts and $300 million as revenues for Uber as base year numbers.

There was no information that I could find on the company’s expenses and income, but according to public sources, the company has 900 employees in its different locations and that it pays them reasonably well. Uber has been active in both marketing its service and offering deals to attract firms time customers and has an active technology department (doing the equivalent of R&D). In summary, these expenses are likely to have been much larger than the revenues (of $300 million) posted during the period. Since the company can legitimately argue that some of these expenses (such as the R&D and customer acquisition costs) are more in the nature of capital expenditures than operating expenses, I will assume (generously) that the company generated an operating income of $10 million in the most recent 12 months. (The effect on value of changing this number is relatively small).

The Washington post writes
The ride-sharing service Uber has, once again, been getting some bad press coverage over its surge pricing. The latest outrage occurred when Uber quadrupled its prices due to a surge in demand in central Sydney. The cause of that surge? A hostage siege was unfolding in a Lindt chocolate shop in Sydney’s central business district and people wanted to get out of there, fast.

Though Uber backed down when it realized that this was a mistake, once again, Uber’s surge pricing was called into question. Is it right for companies to engage in what some call “price gouging?”

Specifically, should CEO Travis Kalanick consider “fairness” when making Uber’s business decisions?

The answer is yes, but it’s complicated.

That’s because whereas policymakers look at their choices through two lenses, one that focuses on efficiency and one that focuses on fairness, businesses tend to have one goal in mind: Will the decision maximize profits?

Policymakers take a different approach.  First, they figure out whether there’s a reason for the government to intervene, such as to fix a market failure. Classic textbook examples of market failures are negative externalities, such as pollution and drunk driving, or positive externalities, such as education.

This analysis has nothing to do with fairness. The policy maker simply wants to get rid of the market failure in the most efficient way possible. It can do this with taxes, quotas, price ceilings, and so forth.

Would surge pricing qualify as a market failure calling for government intervention?

It depends, which brings fairness into play.

Fairness becomes an issue when the policy maker begins to take into consideration who will benefit and who will be hurt by the policy.

When Uber engages in surge pricing, it’s simply a response to an imbalance between supply and demand. As Uber explains, when demand suddenly increases, Uber raises the prices for a ride as a way to get more drivers, i.e., supply, on the road. No need for anyone to figure out what price will work because if prices are too high, demand will fall, whereas if prices are too low then supply will fall. At some point, the invisible hand of the market gets the prices just right so that there are enough Uber drivers to take riders where they want to go.

Economists might say there’s nothing wrong because that’s how markets work. Matthew Feeney at the Cato Institute, for example, recently wrote a vigorous defense of the economics of Uber’s surge pricing.

So our thing is Uber ripping off the driver and customer? Does Uber regulate what kind of cars people can drive? Why aren't the people getting a portion of the cancelation fee?  All of what we asked Uber. Stay tuned for their response.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Coward shoots himself after killing his girlfriend and two NYPD officers

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Mayor's son falls victim

The son of Rahm Emanuel was beaten up and robbed by two men close to the mayor’s Ravenswood home Friday night.

According to a police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel’s 17-year-old son, Zach, was walking on the 4200 block of North Hermitage when he was approached by two people who grabbed him and took his phone before fleeing the scene.

According to the report, the teen was talking on his phone not far from his house. One of the robbers put the teen in a chokehold and the second hit him, knocking him to the ground.

They patted him down and stole his cell phone, making him punch in the security code before they took off.

The report also says the teenager was treated for cuts and bruises on his face by a personal physician at the Emanuel home.

The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. Friday night.

No arrests have been made.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Safeway closed Dominick's leaves community hungry for a year

This one is one of our hardest stories.
A year ago Safeway announced that they are closing all the Dominick's stores.  With most of the old chain bought up by Mariano's and Jewel the chain puts hard wrench in the deal breaker at 7 1st and Jeffery. Whats on the sarges mind has had the opportunity to eat at Seashell and New China Express and Jeffery Sub. It is sad when we talk to residents that the politicians don't back and push hard on Safeway as all they are looking at is money as people walk or use public transportation to go elsewhere or even out of the city to get what they want. As a reporter for W.O.T.S.M.  I decided to come enjoy a nice meal at Seashell and speak with community leaders who are outraged at the politics at hand. Safeway put a lot of people out of work and then refuse to give up the empty space, which is now starving and depriving the community from groceries.  We dug in deeper and found the following article.

The owner of Jeffery Plaza said it has found a tenant for the vacant Dominick’s in South Shore.

Shervin Mateen, the owner of the shopping center at 71st Street and Jeffery Boulevard, said a deal is close to being finalized with Pueblo Supermarkets of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to fill the space Dominick’s left vacant on Dec. 28.

“It’s at the signature stage right now,” Mateen said, adding that the lease was already prepared for the store to reopen in May when the former Dominick’s lease ends.

He said the new grocer would not pursue any of the tax benefits the city has offered as incentives to get a grocer into the space.

But Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) said she was skeptical that the deal was as far along as Mateen claimed.

She met with the Jeffery Plaza owners on Friday, she said, and at at the time they did not mention Pueblo Supermarkets, which she said had a questionable record.

Hairston pointed to a 2010 report in the Virgin Island Daily News about the Pueblo owner, Chicago resident Ahmad Al Khatib, who prosecutors accused of  stealing $1.3 million worth of electricity for his four Virgin Island stores. Under a plea deal, Al Khatib pleaded no contest to tampering and illegal use of utility equipment and agreed to pay a $12,000 fine and provide additional community services, according to the newspaper.

A lawyer for Al Khatib could not be reached for comment.

Mateen said he was unaware of the case.

A representative for Mateen made the announcement during the public comment section of a meeting of the Chicago Community Development Commission, which was debating whether to give the city authority to acquire the South Shore property through eminent domain or other means.

The commission voted in favor of granting the city the authority to acquire the property, sending the measure to the City Council.

Mateen predicted the city would back down on eminent domain.

"This is not going anywhere, we are going to be the owners," Mateen said.

So what is the Alderman trying to do for her constituents. It appears nothing other wise the space would not have been empty for an entire year. Guess the politics also care about money in their pockets too.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Government Releases Obama’s Real Birth Certificate

According to reports, the Office of the Principal Register of the Nyanza Province in Kenya has just released 11 documents concerning Barack Obama’s birth and early childhood in the country. The papers have been requested by  Americans for years, but the Kenyan Supreme Court finally just ordered authorities to release the documents based on a law on “access to information.”
The papers indicate that Obama was actually born in Lamu, Kenya. They could prove that Obama had no legal right to become the American president in the first place. It also means that the American papers we’ve seen are all forged documents.

Monday, November 24, 2014

26 year old shoots her self after car crash

ST.LOUIS — A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation.

The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium.

The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN.

The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that the couple had bought a gun because of fears of unrest related to the pending grand jury decision on the shooting of Michael Brown, the sources said.

He told investigators that as they drove late Friday night, the victim waved a gun, jokingly saying the couple were ready for Ferguson, the sources said.

He ducked to get out of the way of the gun and accidentally rear-ended another car. He said the accident caused the gun to go off and she was struck by a bullet in the head, the sources said.

The victim was rushed to a hospital but died.

The investigation is continuing because police want to be sure the story as told by the boyfriend is correct, the sources said. Police are awaiting gun trace results, as part of the ongoing investigation.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wildabeast could have gone home In body bag but this New York man couldn't carry because of illinois concealed carry laws suck

A 36-year-old New York man was robbed at gunpoint Friday night while taking photographs at Buckingham Fountain, police said.

The victim, who police said was from Yorktown Heights, an area about 35 miles north of New York City, was taking pictures around the fountain in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive about 8 p.m. Friday when a man approached and began asking him questions, police said.

After that man walked away, two other men in their early 20s walked up the footpath toward the 36-year-old and one, brandishing a handgun, ordered him to “give it up,’’ according to a police report.

The victim gave them a camera he said was worth $5,000, his iPhone and wallet, and the two robbers fled south.

The victim walked back to his hotel in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue and called police. Police tried to locate his cellphone by using a tracking application on his phone, but the robbers had turned it off.

The two robbers are described as being in their 20s, dressed in black jackets with gray hoodies underneath that were “tightened’’ to conceal their faces, and dark pants, police said.

Friday, November 21, 2014

17 year old ape drives in to a house while the 18 year old chimp eats a bandana

Two Chicago teens were charged Friday in a high-speed chase that ended with a stolen vehicle crashing into the living room of a home in south suburban Alsip.

Officers said the two teens stole a vehicle Wednesday near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Chicago. They then drove to the BP Earth Market located at 12230 S. Cicero Ave, where they were involved in a retail theft about 5:30 a.m., according to an Alsip Police Department news release.

Soon after the theft, an Alsip officer saw a red Ford sport utility vehicle traveling west on 122nd Street at a high rate of speed without any headlights, the news release said.

The SUV proceeded northbound on Laramie Avenue and the officer then made a U-turn to try and find the vehicle. The officer located the vehicle westbound on 121st Place, where it hit a residence while attempting to make a turn onto northbound Lockwood Avenue at a high rate of speed, the release said.

"Scary, just scary," Sheila McDermott, who owns the home, told WGN-TV on Wednesday. "At least no one was hurt. That's all we can say."

The SUV crashed into McDermott's home in the 12100 block of South Lockwood. The 17-year-old driver and an 18-year-old passenger fled but were apprehended a short time later.

No one in the home was injured. An Alsip police officer was treated at Metro South Hospital for a minor knee injury suffered during the foot pursuit and released.

Daniel Carr, 18, of the 7300 block of South Maryland Avenue, was charged with two counts of burglary to a vehicle, possession of burglary tools and retail theft. The 17-year-old driver was charged as a juvenile with reckless driving, according to the release.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Black Panther turned politician is under federal probe

The House Ethics Committee on Monday announced it is probing whether Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., improperly received free rent for a South Side office in violation of state and federal laws and House rules and standards of conduct, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
The panel released a report from the Office of Congressional Ethics which concluded there were potentially violations stemming from a lack of rental payments for the South Side office going back decades, amounting to $365,040 for about 20 years.
The OCE, in forwarding its investigative report to the House ethics panel in June, said there was "substantial reason" to believe the free rent amounted to in-kind contributions that violated House rules as well as state and federal laws. The committee decided to take up the Rush matter on July 25. The OCE is an independent, non-partisan organization which reviews allegations of misconduct against House members. The OCE has no power to sanction a member and after its investigation refers the matter to the House Committee on Ethics, which then continues with its own probe.
Last December, a Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association probe of Rush by Chuck Neubauer and Sandy Bergo reported that Rush had little to show for a $1 million grant Rush secured from SBC (later rebranded as AT&T) for a nonprofit he founded in Englewood. Neubauer and Bergo also reported that Rush, who is a minister, used money from his campaign fund for his Beloved Community Christian Church and has not reported paying rent for his campaign office, a potential violation of House ethics rules. Rush told the Sun-Times earlier this year he believes the probe stems from these stories.
Rush's attorney, in a reply to the probe also made public on Monday, said the value of the free rent was overstated because the space was barely used, the furniture and equipment on the premises were "limited to junk items" and the space itself was of limited commercial value. Rush also offered to return the keys to the office.
"The Committee notes that the mere fact of conducting further review of a referral, and any mandatory disclosure of such further review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee," the committee said in a statement.
The Office of Congressional Ethics concluded in its report, released to the public on Monday, that Rush may not have paid rent for an office at 3361 S. Martin Luther King Drive, unit C-6, which he has used since 1989. At issue is unpaid rent from 1993 to 2013. Before that, the rent was paid by the City of Chicago when Rush used it as an aldermanic office.
From the OCE report: "He has been a tenant there in roles as a city Alderman, Cook County Ward Committeeman, State Committeeman, and a congressional candidate.In only one of those roles, as a city Alderman, did Representative Rush occupy the office space in an official capacity and pay for its use under terms of a valid lease. Since 1993,Representative Rush has used the office space in varying political capacities and has never paid rent to the landlord, an Illinois limited partnership. The landlord has sought to lease the space to a rent-paying tenant in the past, viewing the space with some degree of value while accounting each year for the amount of rent that should have been paid.
.. The Board recommends that the Committee further review the above allegation concerning Representative Rush's office rental space because there is a substantial reason to believe that Representative Rush's state and federal campaign committees accepted inkind contributions in violation of Illinois state law, federal law, and House rules. ..Representative Rush continued receiving the free office space in violation of the lease terms, while other tenants of the landlord were not given the same special favors."
Rush, first elected to Congress in 1992, won another term last Tuesday, running against nominal opposition. He turns 68 on Nov. 23.

Pelosi serves at the Democrats pleasure

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is tired of being asked when she’ll step aside as Democratic leader, suggesting sexism is at play with such queries.

“When was the day that any of you said to Mitch McConnell when they lost the Senate three times in a row … ‘Aren’t you getting a little old, Mitch? Shouldn’t you step aside?’ ” Pelosi said Thursday to reporters at her weekly briefing. “It is just interesting as a woman how many times that question is asked of a woman and how many times that question is never asked of Mitch McConnell.”

Pelosi, the first woman to serve as House speaker when Democrats were in charge, is expected to once again be chosen as minority leader when her party holds leadership elections next week. She faces no opposition for the post. McConnell was officially chosen Senate majority leader Thursday by the GOP conference, by virtue of the Republican election victories last week. She is 74 years old; he is 72.

Pelosi told reporters that she serves at the pleasure of House Democrats. “I’m here as long as my members want me to be here, as long as there’s a reason to be here,” the California Democrat said. “I’m not here on a schedule.”

It’s not the first time Pelosi has been asked the question about her tenure in House leadership. She criticized NBC’s Luke Russert in 2012 when he specifically asked whether, by remaining in leadership, she prevents Democrats from having “younger leadership.” He noted that Pelosi, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Democratic leader James Clyburn are all in their 70s.

Cake Boss Charged with DUI

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge.

Police say Bartolo Valastro, of Montville, New Jersey, was driving erratically when he was pulled over on 10th Avenue in Lower Manhattan around 1 a.m. Thursday. Police say officers observed Valastro's yellow 2014 Corvette swerving through traffic while traveling north between 20th and 32nd streets.

Police say he was unsteady on his feet when he stepped out of the vehicle. They say his face was flushed and his eyes were bloodshot. Police say he failed a Breathalyzer test and was taken into custody.

Valastro stars in the reality show, Cake Boss that airs on TLC. He operates several bakeries. A call for comment left at his Hoboken, N.J., location wasn't immediately returned.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Update to Senator Durbin deleted fb comment

We have spoken to the U.S. Secret Service.
Agent Janet Reese has informed us that she has spoken to about 200 Chicago residents and surrounding areas about making threats to the president.  She state everyone of them stated how they contacted Senator Dick Durbin ' s office and 3 days later they are visited. Reese stated that any time a person makes a threat to the president they have to investigate.  Reese stated the one she can't get away from is two guys she visited stated instead of talking to me you should be arresting the ape in office for treason.  She determined that all were no physical threat to the president but all are adamant of locking him up.

We also called Cook County Sheriff’s Department and they gave us the no comment line.

Senator Durbin was not available for comments.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Senator Richard Durbin Facebook page deleted a true statement

This was emailed to us and I think it is important for the Illinois people to know.

To whom it may concern,
I am a fan of yours and felt I could come to you with my problem.  I was on Senator Dick Durbin ' s page and posted that I called and wrote him to remove obama by impeachment or I was going to arrest him myself.  Mr . Durbin sent the US Secret Service and the Cook County Sheriff’s police to my job then sent the IRS to my home to audit me. I asked all parties who sent them. The IRS wouldn't say but the Cook County Sheriff’s police stated it was Mr. Durbin.  He felt that I threatened him and Obama.  When I posted this to his page he deleted my comments and removed me from his friends list. Can you help.

Well we did we looked at all 74 comments and not one comment was from our reader. So we left a comment. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Obama is Forcing the Military to Cover Up Berdahl’s Treason Against Amer

After three and a half months of waiting, Americans still have not received any answers from the Pentagon about whether or not Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl actually abandoned his post and aided the Taliban against Americans, and it looks like Obama is doing everything in his power to once again bury the truth about it, only this time he’s abusing the military to carry out his plan.

Many Americans feel that Bergdahl should be put through a court martial for leaving his post and potentially helping terrorists kill American soldiers, but high ranking Army officials say this will not happen, because, despite the massive evidence that points to Bergdahl being a traitor, taking this course of action will make Obama “look bad.”
To go along with this, the investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance has been delayed, with no deadline attached, meaning this investigation could go well past the November elections, helping Obama and other Democrats minimize the damage and possibly help stop Republicans from taking the Senate.

According to the New York Post, the delay is due to Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl’s, failure to turn in findings from the investigation last month. Dahl’s made a request for an extension, which is now currently without a time limit.

This is outrageous. Once again, just like with Benghazi, the president is trying to cover up the truth in order to put himself and the Democratic Party in a more favorable position come election time.

Much of the evidence that’s been uncovered so far proves that Bergdahl was a traitor who helped the Taliban kill Americans, and what’s worse is the president broke the law to help get him back, freeing dangerous high level terrorists to go back out on the battlefield.

What’s even more sick is that president is using the Army, which he has abused and disrespected on many accounts, to do his dirty work and cover up the fact that he broke the law to bring home a traitor.

There’s no doubt that seeing Obama cave to terrorist demands emboldened ISIS, which is now attempting to use kidnapped American hostages for ransom and other purposes.

Click here to see former judge talk about possible jail time for illegal trade.

President Obama has placed the nation in danger and needs to be held accountable for his actions, along with Bowe Bergdahl.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Deering District Chicago Police: Officer saves life

A Chicago police officer is credited with saving the life of a newborn baby.

Police said the officer heard a dispatcher asking if anyone knew how to do CPR on a newborn Friday night.

She rushed to the home in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood, found the baby turning blue and quickly did CPR, officials said.

By the time fire crews arrived, the newborn was breathing on its own.

What's on the Sarge's mind is giving the officer both medals and the honorable iron cock award in honor of Detective Shaved longcock

Friday, September 5, 2014

CTA BUS KILLS DOG ON PURPOSE

This is a picture of the bus that blew a stop sign and struck a dog. The driver had enough time to stop and not to hit the dog. The worst thing about it is the owner of the dog did nothing not even try to stop the bus. Both should be charged with cruelty to animals

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chicago police commander in lock up for being the police

As a lieutenant, he was also shown in a series of iconic Tribune photos during NATO summit protests in May 2012. The collection of photos shows Evans front-and-center, getting hit over the head with a wooden stick while fending off rowdy protesters just south of downtown.

A Chicago police commander frequently praised by Supt. Garry McCarthy for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth.

Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who headed the West Side’s Harrison patrol district until he was relieved of his police powers, faces one count of aggravated battery and one count of official misconduct, according to Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

As recently as Monday, McCarthy offered a vigorous defense of Evans, whose case represents a new scandal for a department with a long history of abuse allegations. But after the charges were announced, the superintendent released a statement:

“The alleged actions, if true, are unacceptable to the both the residents we serve and to the men and women of this department. As soon as we were made aware of the charges Commander Evans was relieved of his police powers, pending the outcome of this matter. Like any private citizen, the commander is innocent until proven guilty and we need to allow this case to proceed like any other. We will cooperate fully with prosecutors.”

Evans is scheduled to appear in Bond Court on Thursday. He could not be reached for comment.

The allegations, first reported by WBEZ radio, stem from an arrest Evans and at least two of his officers made on Jan. 30, 2013 while on patrol in the Park Manor neighborhood. At the time, Evans was the commander of the South Side’s Grand Crossing patrol district.

Evans and the officers saw Rickey J. Williams, 24, standing near 71st Street and Eberhart Avenue and holding a blue steel handgun in his right hand, according to a police report. Evans approached Williams, who then ran away.

After briefly losing sight of him, police arrested Williams in an abandoned home, the report states. No gun was found on Williams, but he was arrested and charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor. The case was dropped a few months later.

Williams is being held on other charges at the Pontiac Correctional Center.

It was unclear at what point Evans allegedly placed the barrel of his service weapon into the suspect’s mouth. DNA from the man was found on Evans’ gun, according to a State Police lab report.

The Independent Police Review Authority, which looks into allegations of excessive force and other misconduct by Chicago police officers, investigated the gun-in-mouth complaint and recommended that Evans be relieved of his police powers until the case was resolved, but McCarthy left him in his position. The agency also forwarded its findings to Cook County prosecutors for possible criminal charges.

Evans is among 662 officers with 11 or more complaints during a five-year period in the 2000s, newly released police records show. He had 14 complaints between 2001 and 2006 and faced no discipline for any of them, the records show.

He has also been named as a defendant in a number of police misconduct lawsuits.

Among his peers, Evans has a reputation as an aggressive boss who works around the clock and often with regular officers on the streets in some of Chicago's worst neighborhoods. He has been publicly praised by McCarthy, who promoted Evans to the rank of commander in 2012.

During an unrelated news conference Monday at a West Side police station, McCarthy gave a stern response to a reporter when asked whether he supported Evans despite IPRA’s recommendation to have him relieved of his police powers.

“I'm not going to answer that question. That’s absurd. Do I support him? If I didn’t support him, he wouldn’t be there,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy continued to defend Evans, explaining how the commander was working through two high-profile incidents in his district over the weekend: the accidental shooting of a 3-year-old boy, and the shooting of an armed teenager by police that sparked protests.

“I'm sorry, do you know that Cmdr. Evans was working from 9 o’clock Friday morning until about midnight Saturday ...? You don’t,” McCarthy said. “And you also don’t know that Cmdr. Evans was on the scene of the police-related shooting last night on Sunday evening to ensure that there was not a problem on the streets. So you really should have some context when you ask questions like that.”

Prior to his promotion to commander, Evans was the tactical lieutenant in the Gresham patrol district, helping fight gang violence and drug activity.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gun Carrying Monkey is killed by police in Ferguson, Mo

Gun Carrying chimp walks in and robs a business, the next day a cop spots him and he attacks the cop so the cop shoots and kills the ape. See the story and if you submit your email we will send you the police report on the robbery. The pictures below will blow your mind.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon along with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson took questions from frustrated members of the community Friday morning in Ferguson.

The news conference came just hours after the name of the officer involved in Michael Brown’s death was released to the public.   That officer, Darren Wilson, was identified along with more details about what may have lead up to Brown’s death.

Upset demonstrators expressed frustrations over the way the officer’s name was released and  coupled with Brown’s involvement with a convenience store robbery.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released surveillance photos of who they believe to be Mike Brown involved in the robbery of a convenience store.    Jackson says investigators believe Brown stole a pack of cigars and was later shot by Officer Wilson.

Nixon said while the new facts are out, the focal point should remain to figure out how and why Michael Brown was killed and how to get justice.

After abruptly leaving a Friday morning news conference, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson held another media briefing to explain why he released the officer’s name along with the surveillance video of a robbery suspect believed to be Michael Brown.

Demonstrators were upset Friday morning when the chief told the crowd Brown had allegedly robbed a convenience store just moments before he was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson.

Jackson said he released both pieces of evidence at the same time because the media had asked for both.  However, he did say the robbery and the shooting of Michael Brown were not connected.

“All I did was release the video tape because I had to, ” Jackson said.

During the news conference Jackson said the officer who shot Brown did stop him and his friend because they were walking down the middle of the street.   That officer had not responded to the robbery call.

Jackson said he has not met with Brown’s family again. There was a meeting scheduled but the Brown family had not had a chance to consult with their attorney.

Jackson gave a few more details about officer Darren Wilson calling him a “gentleman” and a “quiet officer.”

“He’s devastated. Absolutely devastated. He never intended for any of this to happen.”

Wilson served two years with the Jennings police department and has been a Ferguson officer for four year.

Lawyers representing the family of Michael Brown are speaking out this afternoon after Chief Jackson released the officers name and a video tape showing their son allegedly taking part in the robbery of a store clerk. Attorney Daryl Parks says the family has confidence in the federal investigation. But, Micheal’s mother is upset because the video has nothing to do with Micheal being killed.  They say it was careless to release the footage.  Representative Daryl Parks called the release, “character assassination.”

The lawyers also asked for the demonstrators in Ferguson to remain calm.  They want nothing but law and order.  Parks says the mood of tonight should be like that of last night.  But, people always create sideshows in events like this.

The family knows that Michael Brown was not perfect.  Representatives say that what happened in the 18 years before the shooting do not matter.  They say Michael Brown was shot while surrendering to police.

Michael Brown was shot and killed in a police involved shooting on Saturday, August 9th.    Brown was allegedly involved in a recent robbery.  The details emerged on Friday morning from Ferguson police department.  A video was released from liquor store surveillance footage.  The store owners have nothing to do with the investigation and want to be left alone, according to representative Jake Kanzler.

The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked demonstrations in Ferguson all week.  The outrage over the shooting, looting and police response has received national attention.  The president weighed in on the situation on Thursday and protests across the country have started in concert with the situation in St. Louis.

Monday, August 11, 2014

6 U.S.M.C. soldiers arrested for impersonation and crossing the border

A platoon of 6 U.S. Marines were arrested at the border said MG SGT Thomas Spruce.
6 Mexican Federallys dressed as Marines would have worked if the government license plate was authentic.  However it wasn't and neither were they.

With the surge of law enforcement and National Guard troops to America’s southern border, the Rio Grande Valley region is becoming increasingly difficult for Mexico’s criminal cartels to penetrate.

Immigrants who see men armed with automatic weapons and dressed in combat fatigues, like the Texas game wardens currently patrolling the border, may also suddenly become motivated to seek access to the United States elsewhere.

Of course, other areas are not always easier to sneak through. Arizona deputies near Tucson, for example, have arrested thousands of illegals in recent months.

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Therefore, some would-be illegal immigrants who want to take advantage of President Obama’s amnesty policies may have to get creative.

Like, for instance, the 13 illegal immigrants who were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint in Pine Valley, California.

According to reports, the men were dressed in U.S. Marine uniforms and traveling in a white van with “stolen license plates belonging to the U.S. Marine Corps.” They were also accompanied by two American citizens.

Click here to watch an armed Texas gunboat intercept a group of illegals.

For the record, we don’t suggest that anyone–and especially anyone engaged in criminal activity–impersonate United State Marines. It tends to make them angry.

You wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.

Please share this article on Facebook and Twitter if you agree that America should secure its borders and expedite deportations to discourage others from trying to enter the country illegally–with or without a disguise.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sign can pay millions thanks to law makers

So law makers told businesses to put this sign up to get you not to carry a gun in thier store. So the smart politicians of illinois just allowed to make millions off these businesses.  How you ask well we spoke with Jack Zaremba who is a lawyer and we also spoke with Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney David L. Freidberg. Both lawyers in not so many words gave scenarios as to how a business like Walmart can pay millions or a business like Subway or Oasis on 294 can be liable. 

Scenario 1
You are walking from the parking lot and approach the doors of Walmart when you notice the sign below.  You walk back to the car to put your gun away. You then start heading back to the store when you are robbed at gun point.  Walmart is now liable for your mental stability and the loss of your personal property as well as the ptsd at work.  Or

You successfully finished your shopping when you noticed your car was broken into and your firearm is gone. Walmart is now liable for the missing firearm and damage and repairs to your car.

Scenario 2
You are a ccw card carrier when a man comes in to Subway and or oasis on the toll ways and sticks up the place because of the sign. You can't defend your self or the store.

Scenario 3
Your in the forest preserve or public transportation and your a female.

1 forest preserve jogging male comes out of no where and attacks you. Your life is now going to end if you don't cooperate and because you can't have a gun. Now the County has to pay out.

2 your on the cta, pace, or metra and your mugged or raped and having your gun could have helped but because of the law you can't carry or you can but needs to be broken down.  The transportation agency and or the county, city, and or state will be paying you for your traumatic injury to your mental stability.  These are two lawyers who see this coming and are preparing to see who they can suite to get you money.
They also informed us that if the criminal is caught he or she can be held liable.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING

Rep. Luis Arroyo (D)

RepDistrict3@gmail.com
3rd Representative District
2008 District Spending Report
2008 Total Expended: $68,866.00
2008 Available Balance: $543.00
2009 District Spending Report
2009 Total Expended: $69,404.45
2009 Available Balance: $4.55
Provided by the Illinois House District Accounting System
2010 Base Salary: $64,717.08
2010 “Bonus” Pay: $9,852.12
2010 Total Salary Paid: $74,569.20
Provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller
 
2008 Salary: $66,594.48
2009 Salary: $76,366.08
2007 Mileage Funds Received: $4,955.67
2007 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $11,536.00
2008 Mileage Funds Received: $4,052.16
2008 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $6,966.00
2009 Mileage Funds Received: $4,118.49
2009 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $7,920.00
2010 Mileage Funds Received: $3,075.30
2010 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $6,936.00
Provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller


2003 – 2008 Rep. Selected: Scholarship Recipients
Provided by the Illinois State Board of Education
2444 N. Nordica Ave; Chicago, Illinois 60707
Property Index Number (PIN): 13-30-325-010-0000
Assessor Estimated 2010 Market Value: $345,280.00
2009 Property Taxes: $4,462.57
Board of Review: No Appeal on File for 2008, 2009, or 2010 

National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI) Tax Survey Score [95th G.A.]: 23% ( / 100%)
Taxpayers United of America (TUA) Tax Survey Score [96th G.A.]: 0% ( / 100%)
For the Good of Illinois Record Scorecard [96th and 97th G.A.'s]: 10% ( / 100%)



Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D)

Westchester

4th State Senate District

2009 Total Expended: $83,061.80
2009 Available Balance: $1.20
2010 Total Expended: $79,611.37
2010 Available Balance: $3,451.63
Provided by the Illinois Senate Operations Accounting System
 
2010 Base Salary: $64,717.08
2010 “Bonus” Pay: $19,699.68
2010 Total Salary Paid: $84,416.76
Provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller

2008 Salary: $76,731.96
2009 Salary: $86,450.88
2006 Mileage Funds Received: $1,537.92 

2007 Mileage Funds Received: $2,182.68
2008 Mileage Funds Received: $1,037.64
2009 Mileage Funds Received: $1,699.50
2010 Mileage Funds Received: $947.60
2006 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $5,070.00 
2007 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $10,899.00
2008 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $5,418.00
2009 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $8,712.00
2010 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $7,075.00
Provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller
  

1983 – 2010 Senator Selected: Scholarship Recipients
Provided by the Illinois State Board of Education
2010 District Office Lease: $950.00/month = $11,400.00/year

2010 LPU Abuse
13,500 Brochures and 1,000 Postcards
Taxpayer Production Cost: $2,975.97 for Labor, Materials and Paper
Taxpayer Postage/Mailing Cost: TBD

National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI) Tax Survey Score [95th G.A.]: 8% ( / 100%)
Taxpayers United of America (TUA) Tax Survey Score [96th G.A.]: 0% ( / 100%)
For the Good of Illinois Record Scorecard [96th and 97th G.A.'s]: 9% ( / 100%)

2110 South 6th Avenue; Maywood, Illinois 60153
Property Index Number (PIN): 15-14-326-031-0000
Assessor Estimated 2010 Market Value: $308,410.00          
2009 Property Taxes [Paid in 2010]: $11,127.60
Board of Review (BOR) Appeal: 2009 Real Estate Assessed Valuation Complaint
Board of Review (BOR) Analyst: Joey Berrios
Board of Review (BOR) Commissioner: Joseph Berrios
Result: Assessment Reduction
Purchase Price: $329,000.00 [in 2006]
Commentary: Did the Illinois Dream Act (SB 2185 - 97th G.A.) create sanctuary for those volunteers that will run the Illinois DREAM Act commission fund from being prosecuted under federal law...? 

Rep. Cynthia Soto (D)

csoto@ilga.gov
4th Representative District

2008 District Spending Report
2008 Total Expended: $69,408.90
2008 Available Balance: $0.10
2009 District Spending Report
2009 Total Expended: $68,946.11
2009 Available Balance: $462.89
Provided by the Illinois House District Accounting System
 
2010 Base Salary: $64,717.08
2010 “Bonus” Pay: $9,852.12
2010 Total Salary Paid: $74,569.20
Provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller
2008 Salary: $76,731.96
2009 Salary: $76,366.08 
2007 Mileage Funds Received: $283.00
2007 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $11,536.00
2008 Mileage Funds Received: $586.00
2008 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $6,837.00
2009 Mileage Funds Received: $447.00
2009 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $8,052.00 
2010 Mileage Funds Received: $300.00
2010 Per Diem/Lodging Funds Received: $7,492.00
Provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller
 
2003 – 2008 Rep. Selected: Scholarship Recipients
Provided by the Illinois State Board of Education
1523 W. Ohio Street; Chicago, Illinois 60642-6103
Property Index Number (PIN): 17-08-121-013-0000
Assessor Estimated 2010 Market Value: $472,320.00
2009 Property Taxes: $6,439.72
Board of Review (BOR) Appeal: 2008 Real Estate Assessed Valuation Complaint
Board of Review (BOR) Commissioner: Joseph Berrios
Legal Representation: None
National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI) Tax Survey Score [95th G.A.]: 15% ( / 100%)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mexican military chopper fires on American citizens is true

We first saw the report on Facebook and started the verify if it was true. CNN,  MSNBC, US TODAY and THE RIELY FACTOR all broke with it. So we launched our reporters in to the area and this what was reported.

Mexican military chopper flew into Arizona and shot at border agents before officers phoned to 'apologize'

Authorities said the Mexican military helicopter fired two shots over Tohono O'odham Indian Nation in the Arizona desert near the border, before flying back to Mexico
The Mexican chopper was involved in an anti-drug smuggling operation
Two US agents in the Arizona desert were shot at but not injured
US authorities are investigating
A Mexican military helicopter involved in an anti-drug smuggling operation flew into America before shooting at two US Border Patrol agents yesterday.

KVOA-TV reported the chopper fired over Tohono O’odham Indian Nation in the Arizona desert, before flying back to Mexico early Thursday morning. The agents were not injured.

Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president Art del Cueto said Mexican officials 'contacted US authorities and apologized for the incident' which occurred between midnight and 6am.

He said the incident was under investigation.

Sebastián Galván, a spokesman for the Mexican Consulate in Tucson, told AP the office was gathering information but did not have any details yet.

This was not the first time the Mexican military has veered across the international boundary.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Supreme Court ruled Obama violated the constitution

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dealt a blow to the powers of the presidency Thursday, ruling decisively that President Obama violated the Constitution by going around the Senate to name key labor and financial watchdogs.

Resolving a longstanding battle between the two other branches of government, the justices declared invalid key "recess appointments" made by Obama in 2012.
But the majority opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer did not go further and strike down most other methods by which presidents fill key jobs when the Senate is unavailable. While the ruling as it affects Obama's appointments was unanimous, four conservative justices would have applied the restriction far more broadly.
Instead, the court stopped short of limiting such appointments to remote periods and circumstances, as a federal appeals court had ruled last year. Still, it nullified actions Obama took while the Senate was holding "pro-forma" sessions every three days for the specific purpose of preventing such executive actions.
"Because the Senate was in session during its pro forma sessions, the president made the recess appointments before us during a break too short to count as recess," Breyer said. "For that reason, the appointments are invalid."
Cast in the hyper-political environment of 2014, the battle pit Obama's brazen appointments against Senate Republicans' unprecedented efforts to block or delay his nominations. It lost its immediate relevance last fall when Democrats changed the Senate's rules to deprive the Republican minority of its ability to block nominations.
If Republicans take control of the Senate in November, however -- and whenever the White House and Senate are controlled by opposite parties -- the high court's ruling will prevent presidents from sidestepping the Constitution's confirmation process during such three-day recesses.
Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the remaining four justices that a president's recess appointments power should be limited far more than the court allowed, because the Senate always can be called back into session to confirm nominees.
"The majority practically bends over backward to ensure that recess appointments will remain a powerful weapon in the president's arsenal," he said. "That is unfortunate, because the recess appointment power is an anachronism."
After enduring three years of Republican obstruction, Obama opened 2012 by naming three members to the quorum-starved National Labor Relations Board and the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while the Senate was gaveling in and out every 72 hours, usually without conducting any business.
Obama said the Senate, for all intents and purposes, was in recess. Under the Constitution, presidents can fill vacancies during recesses for up to two years without Senate confirmation.
Enter Pepsi bottler Noel Canning of Yakima, Wash., which contested a 2012 decision of the labor board dominated by Obama's recess appointees. It won more than it bargained for at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which ruled that such appointments are constitutional only when vacancies occur and are filled during the annual break between congressional sessions.
The high court's ruling means that hundreds of decisions made by the labor board while dominated by Obama's recess appointees in 2012 and half of 2013 will be called into question. The new five-member board, including four members since approved by the Senate, will have to revisit those cases. Consumer protection chief Richard Cordray has since been confirmed by the Senate, so he can reaffirm his prior actions.
Ronald Reagan made 232 recess appointments during his eight years in office. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made well more than 100. In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt made more than 160 recess appointments during one short break between congressional sessions.
To date, Obama has made only 32 recess appointments. But in this case, he did so to get around the Senate's intransigence rather than its absence -- something both liberal and conservative justices frowned upon during oral arguments in January.
The recess appointments power was more pertinent when senators left town on "horseback," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at the time.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CHP chase ends deadly

Police Shoot and kill a women

A woman was killed by Metro police early Wednesday morning at the Manor Suites on Warm Springs and Las Vegas Boulevard shortly after midnight.

Police responded to multiple calls about a woman with a knife in the apartment complex.

When the officers arrived they saw a woman on a second story balcony with a knife in her hand.

According to Metro, the woman was seen slashing the window screen with the knife and did not follow officers commands.

As officers approached the woman, she went inside the apartment through the window, two officers followed her and found the female suspect standing over another woman stabbing her.

One officer discharged a firearm, the suspect was hit several times and then ran into the bathroom where she locked the door.

Once officers gained entry, they took the female suspect into custody.

She was then transported to the hospital where she died.

There were three small children in the apartment along with the woman who was being stabbed.

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening and she was not taken to the hospital.

The children are now in protective custody.

No word on the relation between the female suspect and the victim.

FOX5 will continue to follow this developing story and will update information as it becomes available.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

President Obama used Drones to kill Americans now revealed

WASHINGTON -- The United States can use lethal force against a U.S. citizen overseas if that person is part of an enemy organization seeking to attack the U.S., according to a once-secret memo released Monday.
The 2011 killing of one such American -- al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki -- was justified because it was carried out under applicable laws of war, the memo said.
The Obama administration document became public under a court order in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times.
"The release of this memo represents an overdue but nonetheless crucial step towards transparency," said ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer. "There are few questions more important than the question of when the government has the authority to kill its own citizens."

In the memo dated July 16, 2010, then-Acting Assistant Attorney General David Barron wrote that "the U.S. citizen in question has gone overseas and become part of the forces of an enemy with which the United States is engaged in an armed conflict."

In addition, the target of the drone strike "is engaged in continual planning and direction of attacks upon U.S. persons from one of the enemy's overseas bases of operations," Barron wrote.

The drone strike that killed al-Awlaki came in September of 2011. Two other Americans also died in the attack, including al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son; the government said they were not targeted.

The 41-page document included redactions that the government said involved national security secrets.

Jaffer said the ACLU and others would continue pursuing documents about the uses of drones.

"The drone program has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, including countless innocent bystanders," he said. "But the American public knows scandalously little about who is being killed and why."

Friday, June 20, 2014

3 people injured along with the driver who was told by police the cracker jack box drivers license wasn't a real one

CRESTWOOD, Ill.  -- Four people were injured when the car they were riding in rolled over into a creek in southwest suburban Crestwood. All are expected to be OK.

Emergency crews had to extricate at least one of the victims from the vehicle that landed upside down in the creek at Playfield Park.

"Four kids in a car. (It) was rolled over in the creek. Extrication was needed on one. We were able to get three out right away and the fourth person was trapped in the vehicle. We used the jaws of life and got her out of the vehicle," Crestwood Fire Chief Jon Bruce said.

All four were transported to Christ Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Illinois tax grabber fuck you in the ass with no lube breaks law

A reader reached out with this and some photos. 


Pictures taken on I 55 and the 90 94 Wisconsin ramps. It is a legislation plate letter Q on a Nissan convertible. If you look you see a state elected ed official driving while on his phone with out a hands free device.  This is the second politician I caught but the first I photographed.

I must say this to those stupid idiots who write laws.
Do you ever follow the laws you pass.
This is now how we are going to get you.

I encourage anyone with a camera to look for Illinois politicians breaking laws. And submit them here.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rams football player caught in cross fire

A former Rams player has been caught in the crossfire overnight in North St. Louis.  Around midnight at Lillian and Kingshighway,  someone shot at another car and the cab that the former player was in was hit, along with a Metro bus.  The former Ram was hit by broken glass from a bullet that hit the cab but he was not hurt.  It is believed that he was the only passenger in the cab.  He has not been identified.

There were no passengers on the Metro bus.

The driver says she heard a series of shots, slammed on the breaks and hit the floor.  According to police, a car was turning onto Southbound Kingshighway from Lillian when shots were fired at the car.  Police aren’t certain if the shots came from another car or someone on the street.  Investigators say a 30-year-old black male was hit in the back.  He was taken to the hospital by another person in the car with him.  He is listed in critical but stable condition.  It is unclear if the car was targeted or if it was a random attack.

Police have no suspects.