I start a new job at CNN on Monday, covering policing.
Near 40 shot last night and the @chicagotribune didn't have anyone working, and tonight the one reporter working will have to be with the mayor and a district's worth of police protecting one home.
Every institution in Chicago is failing right now. Show me one that's not. twitter.com/paigexfry/stat…..
14 shot. Exchange of gunfire. From a black car to a crowd and back. Multiple offenders and shooters. One in custody79/Carpenter. #chicago https://t.co/R30VCFdWfr
The Mayor getting upset at a reporter for asking to elaborate on something is one way to manage a crisis, I suppose.
Was a 6-year-old shot tonight and 9-year-old last night. New CPD Supt was talking about topping out at 300 murders for the year but we'll be there likely before end of June. There were 18 people shot on Monday. And best I can tell ... it's just not an issue right now.
79 / Morgan, facing 79/Carpenter. People shot. Crowded scene here. Details as available. #chicago https://t.co/1a8kn2xHUH
Chicago deserves a better than the public policy resulting in 3yos & other kids getting shot + killed every fking summer since who knows when. Better from the media, city hall, CPD, CPS, SA. Not the same Monday morning hand-wringing-gee-golly-we're-sorry bullshit we will get. twitter.com/Chicago_Scanne…..
I'm guessing, it's probably just coincidental that this was announced on a Monday morning after 70 people were shot over the weekend, instead of Wednesday or Thursday before the restrictions are to take effect. twitter.com/Reuters/status…..
"With millions of votes yet to be counted, President Trump falsely asserted election fraud, pledged to mount a legal challenge to official state results and made a premature claim of victory in a bitterly contested race that may take days to resolve." twitter.com/Fahrenthold/st…..
There was a new kid at daycare today who was crying because he's new and unfamiliar. Normal kid stuff. My son just turned 3, so he's not old but not a baby. He saw him crying, went over and held the boys hand and walked him to his favorite teacher.
I went on a tour at a robot lab once and asked - whose job is it to think about the worst possible thing something could be used for - and the answer, in short, was "no one." twitter.com/ValaAfshar/sta…..
I don't know. It makes sense to me, that this is a public health crisis. I watched a bunch of people struggle to save the life an 8-year-old girl last night, a bunch more try to process what they were seeing. The girl died. Grief all over. twitter.com/GovPritzker/st…..
Starting to push into neighborhood unclear why https://t.co/hBV8WoXl74
I'm sorry, we were told yesterday and at the end of August that crime was down twitter.com/w_h_thompson/s…..
Let the love that you show on Christmas, the grudges you set aside, the generosity of the season, the capacity for forgiveness and empathy ... Let that carry you through the year. It need not be a holiday spirit. It can just be how you live. Be kind, show love. Help people.
Dozens and dozens of shell casings, neighbor said sounded like multiple weapons and didn't see return fire. Victims fell out in front of a lounge next to the funeral home, young and old, some ran and found west of here. #chicago https://t.co/wKChPv1Zso
Got the buyout letter today. One of the terms is, you have to agree to not seek employment with the company after. So if you take the buyout you're also ruling out newspaper jobs in a bunch of other cities in the future.
Somehow my 2yo son who I can't regularly get to repeat after me, today he said "no fuckin way" right after I did while watching @leurygarcia1 second homer sail into the seats.
A pet peeve of mine is passive voice when it comes to violence. The boy here did not "lose his life" the way a child loses a toy. It was not his life to lose. Someone took his life. He's dead by some other's choices. twitter.com/DCPoliceDept/s…..
Just going to watch this each day before venturing out into the world. And at this point he's only six years into his work. Still. Sure of purpose. Standing where he thinks is right. twitter.com/ErickFernandez…..
1. I am not a talking head; my paper doesn't value my opinions on literally anything. 2. Nobody has taken you serious in years. Your union chose a cop who got caught on a side job while laid up & was first FOP president elected while stripped of police powers ... instead of you. twitter.com/thewatch42/sta…..
The Chicago Tribune thinks it "extreme" that employees want training for working in hazardous conditions -- riots, fires, murders, the pandemic, etc.
This is not different than President Trump shouting "fake news" at reporting that he doesn't like. This from the "reform" mayor. Who had big splashy "reform is here" headlines the day after her election. twitter.com/BauerJournalis…..
I don't remember the same degree of urgency, with respect to informing city council, when 150 people were shot (50 fatally) in rifle shootings over two years in a single gang conflict in the 009th District
My memory could be off though twitter.com/ad_quig/status…..
47/Union. Girl shot, looks six or eight. Frantic. Cops giving A8 escort to the hospital, stopping traffic. CPR in progress. Chaos. Everyone working. https://t.co/d33RiKSBc6