Knife-wielding man overcomes tazer, stabs cop & gets shot dead
As far as police bodycam footage goes, Chicago's civilian police oversight agency's (COPA) latest release is as graphic as it gets. The shocking video shows the moment police confront a knife suspect, taser him, the man overcomes the taser and stabs an officer, and finally, police shoot him to death.
Officers from the eighth district were responding to a call-out to South Lavergne Avenue in search of a suspect who was believed to have stabbed someone. After failing to incapacitate him with the taser, the man frenziedly stabs a female officer, which is when accompanying officers open fire on him. Overall, 21 shots were fired by the two police officers. The suspect – later identified as 34-year-old Shaon Jermy Ochea Warner – was pronounced dead at the scene. The safety vest of the sergeant who was stabbed was punctured, but luckily absorbed most of the force so that she was not seriously injured.
Walgreens spends $35 million to reopen looted Chicago stores
With a few sites still to go, company also expands health screenings in Chatham.
By David Roeder@RoederDavid Updated Oct 7, 2020, 6:57pm CDt
A Walgreens mobile pharmacy at 11 E. 75th St. Provided
Walgreens said Wednesday it is spending $35 million to reopen Chicago stores hit by looting and vandalism in recent months and to expand health services in Chatham under a pilot program Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to see expanded to the West Side.
The pharmacy chain said 70 of its 118 city locations sustained damage in recent weeks amid unrest connected to national anger over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. All but six of the stores have reopened and the rest will be completed “as quickly as possible,” a Walgreens spokeswoman said.
She later added that another store at 4000 W. 59th St. must be completely rebuilt. It was gutted by a suspected arson fire following a looting incident.
The company said two locations are operating as mobile pharmacies while the sites are being rebuilt and one outlet is operating only as a drive-through. The mobile pharmacies are at 11 E. 75th St. and 1213 W. 79th St.; the drive-thru is at 10300 S. Michigan Ave.
Deerfield-based Walgreens said it will roll out a pilot program in Chatham called Health Equity. It said the community has exhibited a high incidence of conditions such as diabetes and asthma. The program will enlist Black churches and other organizations in a partnership for more health screenings, consultations regarding asthma and diabetes and free flu shots.
A Chicago police vehicle sits in front of a boarded up Walgreens at 8628 South Cottage Grove Ave.v on Monday, June 1 after a string of looting that occurred throughout the city amid protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Walgreens provided a statement from Lightfoot that said, in part: “By working closely with community partners like Walgreens, we can help ensure that essential pharmacy services remain available to the communities that rely on them the most, improve and provide education on these services, and get that much closer to closing health gaps for our most vulnerable neighborhoods once and for all.”
The mayor has called for similar programs to target health disparities on the West Side. Walgreens said it would work with the city and others to expand Health Equity.
“Improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve guides everything we do, and we know there is great need, as well as opportunity, to assist the patients we serve on their journey to better health,” said John Standley, Walgreens president. “By learning more about the particular health needs in these areas and tailoring our pharmacy services to help address them, we can continue to make an impact as part of our commitment to Chicago, and with pharmacists our customers know and trust.”
The Walgreens stores yet to reopen are at 833 W. 115th St., 200 W. Adams St., 79 W. Monroe St., 1533 E. 67th St., 5036 S. Cottage Grove Ave. and 1320 E. 47th St.
The chain said it is extending its offer of free one- to two-day delivery of prescriptions through the end of the year. It also said it is prioritizing underserved communities as it expands its COVID-19 testing sites.
Meanwhile, Walgreens competitor CVS reported that all 31 of its Chicago sites that sustained damage during the looting have been repaired and reopened. https://chicago.suntimes.com/busine...go-stores-mobile-health-covid-testing-chatham
50 Shot, 4 Dead After Chicago Weekend Gun Violence
Fifty people were shot, four fatally, since Friday evening across Chicago, according to local police. Five of those, as explained by Chicago Sun-Times, were teenagers.
Chicago Sun-Times provides a breakdown of the violent weekend across liberal-run Chicago:
The last reported homicide of the weekend happened about 10 p.m. Sunday in Chatham on the South Side. Jeremiah D. McCoy, 25, was riding as a passenger in a car when a blue sedan pulled up and shot the man in the head in the 8600 block of South State Street, officials said. The sedan drove away traveling northbound on State Street, police said. The man who was shot was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.
About 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening, one man was killed and three others wounded in West Garfield Park on the West Side. Four people were in a car about 6:50 p.m. when someone fired at them in the 100 block of South Keeler Avenue, police said. They continued driving to the 500 block of South Pulaski Road, where the car crashed into a Chicago Fire Department vehicle. A 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the back and forearm. A 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old man were also shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 34-year-old man was in critical condition at Mount Sinai after being shot multiple times.
Another fatal shooting happened early Saturday in East Garfield Park on the West Side. A 27-year-old man was driving north at 2:56 a.m. in the first block of North Kedzie Avenue when a tan minivan pulled alongside him and someone inside fired shots, according to police. He was shot in the buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Two women were shot, one of them fatally, about half an hour before that in West Garfield Park. They were standing in an alley at 2:27 a.m. in the 4500 block of West Wilcox Street when someone fired shots. Mieya C. Sims, 25, was shot in the head and died at Mount Sinai Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The other woman, 22, was hit in the right leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition.
A shooting late Friday night left a man dead and two other people injured in Roseland on the Far South Side. They were standing on the street about 11:30 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Calumet Avenue when a male walked up and fired shots. Tacarrene B. Scott, 37, was shot in the head and abdomen and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. A 33-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Another 37-year-old man was hit in the left leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition.
20 shot, 2 fatally, Tuesday in Chicago
Three people were shot, one of them fatally, in the 600 block of South Kostner Avenue, in Lawndale on the West Side.
By Sun-Times Wire Nov 4, 2020, 5:40am CST
Twenty people were shot, two of them fatally, Nov. 3, 2020, in Chicago. Sun-Times file
Twenty people were shot, two of them fatally, Tuesday in Chicago.
Three people were shot, one of them fatally, in Lawndale on the West Side.
The group was in a vehicle about 2:25 p.m. in the 600 block of South Kostner Avenue, when someone fired shots, striking the three of them, Chicago police said.
One man was struck in the body and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as 24-year-old Yarnell Hicks, who lived in the neighborhood.
A 22-year-old man who was struck in the hand and ear was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 52-year-old woman who was struck in the neck was in serious condition at the same hospital.
Hours prior a man was killed and a woman injured in a shooting in Lawndale on the West Side, police said.
About 12:10 p.m., the man, 27, and the woman, 30, were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 3600 block of West Polk Street, when two people approached and began firing shots at them, police said.
The man was struck in the torso, head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Samuel Hart, of Lawndale.
The woman was shot in the buttocks and taken to the same hospital in fair condition, according to police.
In non-fatal shootings, a 32-year-old man was shot inside a first-floor apartment in Englewood, police said.
The shooting happened around 9:49 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 61st Street, police said.
According to police, the shooter was a male.
The man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was in fair condition with gunshot wounds to the right hip and right leg, police said.
A teenage boy was shot in Chatham on the South Side.
The boy, 16, was standing outside about 8:55 p.m. in the 200 block of East 79th Street, when someone drove by and fired shots, police said.
The boy was struck in the abdomen and backside and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. He was listed in fair condition.
About an hour prior a man was wounded in a shooting in East Ukrainian Village on the Near West Side.
About 8:50 p.m., the man, 22, was walking in the 1900 block of West Chicago Avenue when someone shot at him from across the street, police said.
The man was struck in the calf and taken to Rush Hospital in good condition, police said.
An hour before then three people were shot in Austin on the West Side, including a man who was left in critical condition.
The trio were in a vehicle about 7:50 p.m. when someone in another vehicle drove up in the 5200 block of West Madison Street, and opened fire, police said.
A 31-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Two other men, 27 and 29, were both struck in the thigh and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where they were listed in good condition.
A man was shot in Roseland on the Far South Side.
The man, 19, was on the sidewalk about 6:45 p.m. in the 200 block of West 112th Place when someone shot him in the flank and hand, police said.
He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.
About thirty minutes prior a man was shot in West Town.
The 43-year-old was on the sidewalk about 6:15 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Washington Boulevard when someone fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said.
The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.
Seven others were wounded in shootings across Chicago.
Four people were shot, one person fatally, Monday in Chicago. https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/...ovember-3-crime-gun-violence-homicide-chicago
Carjackings are up by over 100% in Chicago this year compared to 2019. That statistic didn’t get any prettier yesterday when cops handled at least five vehicular hijackings on the North Side and downtown
Chicago police recorded 1,142 carjackings in the city through November 15 this year. That’s up from 507 cases during the same period in 2019.
Incidents have been soaring on the North Since early October, with the Town Hall Police District being especially hard-hit.
This could go either way. What happens if, say, some officers in the military become persuaded (that is, they find the information) of Dominion-Gate, and Hunt-Puter-Gate, and Money-For-Pops-Gate...and realize that they're witnessing a coup, led by foreigners, using a doddering old fool as a puppet?
The military decapitates the government. Three, at least have to go - one of which is Miss Lube Rack.
May as well go for broke - create 535 vacancies in CONgress. Some Judicial vacancies, too.
THEN what happens, when the the Chins see their puppet blew it? Nuke Washington?
Conversely. What happens if this California uprising against martial law, takes hold? I can see Silly Joe's advisors telling him to nuke the cities where "they" have "control."
THIRD possibility. Government is hopelessly confused, and some Ohio-class boomer's captain becomes convinced Biden is Manchurian. He's got tubes full of nukes. He brings his officers into the program; they re-aim their missiles, if that's possible...and launch. Goodbye Washingtoon.