Carjacking-must Always Be On Alert

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  1. Pragmatist

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    https://www.stltoday.com/news/state...cle_07a01b61-a6ff-5d4c-b7e5-a9cd54e0c8ad.html

    "There have been nearly 1,400 carjacking victims this year in Cook County."

    "CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois county that includes Chicago is on pace to see more carjackings this year than it has in two decades, according to a published report.

    "Through September’s end there were nearly 44% more carjackings in Cook County this year than in the same time period last year when the number was also high, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

    "There have been nearly 1,400 carjacking victims this year in Cook County. Most carjackings have taken place on Chicago’s West Side. To address the issue, Chicago police have expanded a carjackings task force that includes the Cook County authorities, the Illinois State Police and the FBI."

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    https://www.amren.com/news/2021/10/chicago-is-blighted-by-shoplifting/

    Chicago's downtown is closing down.

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    hicago’s most recent shoplifting spree involved a group of men who robbed three 7-Eleven convenience stores downtown in a span of 30 minutes on Monday morning.

    Four armed men robbed a 7-Eleven on East Lake Street at 8.29am, in which they took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing in a black vehicle, police said. Five minutes later, police believe the same group wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, robbed another 7-Eleven and, just before 9am, they made a final stop at a third 7-Eleven and robbed it at gunpoint.

    No arrests have been made as of Wednesday afternoon.

    ‘It’s a serious problem, and we have to address it,’ Alderman Brian Hopkins told CBS Chicago, explaining that the issue affects commercial real estate as well as public safety.

    ‘The commercial brokers tell us that when they get potential interest from a tenant, that’s one of the first questions they ask, is what’s happening in Chicago to stem the tide of retail shoplifting rings that have been operating with impunity downtown? And we don’t have a good answer right now for that.’

    Hopkins added, ‘I think we have to look at prosecution. Clearly there’s a feeling running through the criminal elements that there are no consequences here. We have to look to the courts, and I think we have to just look to all the players in this drama to get Chicago to what it once was.’

    The city’s approach to prosecuting retail crime is similar to one in San Francisco, where prosecutors only issue felony charges for thefts of property worth over $950. Walgreens cited the shoplifting issue as the reason it closed 17 stores and is planning to close another five throughout the city, the pharmacy chain announced last week.

    Stores throughout Chicago’s Magnificent Mile are doing the same as Macy’s closed its 170,000-square-foot flagship store in Water Tower Place last spring, Japanese retailer Uniqlo closed its 60,000-square-foot store in August and the Disney Store closed its 7,000-square-foot location on Michigan Avenue last month.
     
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  3. Old Geezer

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    Inner-city redistribution of handbags:

     
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  5. TexDanm

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    I guess that I am a little paranoid. When I go to Houston and get off the freeways and onto the surface streets I usually tuck a knife under my thigh on my left side. I also always have a handgun when I go to Houston. Where I live there isn't much to worry about. A dozen prisons and the people that staff them make this a bad area for criminals.

    That aside I think that most criminals avoid people like me. If you have no fear and really don't care if they want to dance you sort of make yourself a poor choice. The last time someone threatened me with a knife I laughed my ass off at them. They asked what I thought was so funny and I told them how funny I thought it was going to be when they had to go to a hospital to have that little knife dug out of their ass. They left.

    I know at some level that this isn't smart but I actually fear being afraid more than I fear ANYTHING. Fear is the mind killer. Fear will make you weak and do stupid things. If I expressed fear as a child it usually didn't go over well at all and I was then made to do what I feared. I learned early that life is a bitch and then you die.
     
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  6. lonewolf

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    I dont go into cities anymore, dont need to, I havent been in a city for more than a decade.
    I left the city I was brought up in 22 years ago when I remarried and havent been back since.
     
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    With me, it was Memphis. Had in-laws there, once upon a time (dead now). In the civilized parts of Memphis, you can hear the gunfire in town. Carried a chopped 9 loaded with hot heavy flying ashtrays while anywhere within 25 miles of Graceland. The savages were given to leaking out into the "civilized" areas . Pretty bad when service stations have to have THICK bullet-resistant back drive-up glass. Pretty bad when civilized kids have to learn to duck'n'cover when standing at school bus stops. Mogadishu 2 U.
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    "All we have to fear is fear itself." FDR

    The thing about rural Texas is that y'all can defend yourselves. That one is NOT up for debate. Post-SHTF, there is a 100% chance that some people will attempt to move in on y'all. There is also a 100% chance that they'll get their @$$es shot off. I've got a brother'n'law living in rural Texas and him and his kids & grandkids are armed to the teeth ... just like everybody else. You got your rattlesnakes, your 4-legged hairy varmints, and your 2-legged featherless varmints.

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  9. TexDanm

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    You don't have to be in rural Texas to have the right to defend yourself with deadly force. THAT is the law here. A few years ago a pinko liberal District Attorney in Houston tried to ignore it. It didn't go and since we elect out district attorneys he was out of a job shortly there after.

    Texas has a constitutional right to keep, possess and carry arms. Even more important if judges and politicians want to stay in office they don’t even try to do as the Federal liberals have done with the American constitution. It is like the one in the American constitution only there is no wiggling allowed. The right to keep and bear arms MEANS exactly that in Texas. ALL of TEXAS...
     
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  10. Old Geezer

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    Austin keeps heading Left. I was down there for a conference a couple or three years ago. Lots of homeless downtown.

    https://www.city-journal.org/liberal-austin-becoming-statewide-model
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  11. TexDanm

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    We need to wait until the legislature is in session and just build a wall around Austin and just start throwing our criminals over the wall. Politicians now days are just smart crooks. Nobody else can get the financing that it takes to run for office.

    I think that politicians should be banned and outlawed. If our government was run by people that came from the working world and knew that after ONE term in office that they would have to return to that and not be a permanent leach on the American asshole we might get better representation. Politicians have become the American version of royalty and have almost no connection to regular people.
     
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  12. Old Geezer

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    Mary Gay Scanlon is a far-Left Social Democrat. She consistently votes for more gun control.

    https://ivoterguide.com/candidate?elecK=610&raceK=146&primarypartyk=-&canK=42322

    Mary Gay Scanlon and other Leftists want to create a national database to track police misconduct.

    https://whyy.org/articles/pa-dems-think-public-opinion-on-police-reform-is-on-their-side/

    Mary Gay Scanlon just got robbed and carjacked.

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/202...canlon-carjacked-at-gunpoint-in-philadelphia/

    "The incident comes at the tail end of a violent year in Philadelphia, which saw a spike in both gunpoint robberies and auto thefts.

    "As of mid-December, the city had recorded more than 2,400 gunpoint robberies. That’s up 27% over the same time last year, according to an Inquirer analysis of police data."

    https://www.inquirer.com/crime/mary-gay-scanlon-carjacking-robbery-fdr-park-20211222.html

    I guess we'll see if her liberal opinions change concerning criminal behavior. People like her blame the firearm. Finally, she's gotten to see their evil faces.
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  13. Old Geezer

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/arrests-made-carjacking-death-off-duty-police-officer-82032440

    "CLEVELAND -- An off-duty Cleveland police officer was shot and killed in a parking lot carjacking, and multiple people were arrested, authorities said Saturday.

    "Someone approached Officer Shane Bartek, 25, at an apartment building on Cleveland’s west side around 6 p.m. Friday, police said. There was a struggle, and the officer was shot twice, police said."
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    https://www.kmov.com/news/wanted-st...cle_fa766746-68b7-11ec-9c1b-5fecb3e2badb.html

    "ST. PETERS (KMOV.com) – A Kentucky man is in custody after a crime spree that spanned multiple states - and took the life of an Illinois deputy. He is also facing charges in Missouri.

    "Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Wayne County, Illinois Sheriff's Deputy Sean Riley was responding to a motorist assist call on Interstate 64 near the Indiana border when he was shot. As another officer pulled up to the scene, Riley was found dead, and his squad car was missing. The squad car was later found abandoned on I-64 nearby, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said."

    Here's a great example of a genetic throwback:

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    "Good Samaritan Killed by an Attempted Carjacker"

    https://www.crimevoice.com/2022/01/04/good-samaritan-killed/

    "COVINA – A father of three was gunned down four days before Christmas as he intervened along with local neighbors who ran to stop a man from an attempted carjacking. Joey Casias, a UPS Driver, jumped out of the truck to assist others who had Covina PD on the phone as they ran to the scene.

    "The Good Samaritan arrived at the moment that another man’s life was physically threatened by the armed suspect, Trevor Thompson of Glendora. Announced Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, 'Joey Manuel Casias (38), intervened to try to stop the attack when Thompson allegedly shot at the man he struggled with and fatally shot Casias.'”

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    https://www.fox29.com/news/rideshar...empted-carjacking-in-oxford-circle-police-say

    "PHILADELPHIA - Police say a rideshare driver was hit by gunfire while speeding away from an armed carjacker Tuesday night in Oxford Circle.

    "According to police, the 29-year-old victim was sitting inside his vehicle when he was approached by a man armed with a gun who tried to steal his car.

    "Investigators said the suspect fired at least two shots at the victim's car as he sped away."

    Recent Philadelphia murders:

    https://www.fox29.com/news/daughter-finds-mother-shot-to-death-in-north-philadelphia-home-police-say

    "PHILADELPHIA - A woman is dead after police say her daughter found her shot twice in the face in the bedroom of a North Philadelphia home Tuesday night."

    https://www.fox29.com/news/woman-dead-teenage-son-hurt-in-oxford-circle-shooting

    "PHILADELPHIA - A woman has died and her teenage son is fighting for his life after a shooting in Oxford Circle."

    https://www.fox29.com/news/man-dead-after-robbery-and-shooting-inside-north-philadelphia-deli

    NORTH PHILADELPHIA - A man has been killed after he was shot several times inside a North Philadelphia store.

    "'We heard about five or six gunshots,' said Justin Dunlap ran to the door of C&P Beauty Store where he works, just before four Monday afternoon, not expecting what he saw. 'A person laying on the ground,' he said.

    "Police say the victim is a 39-year-old man shot at least once in the chest after a robbery inside Broad Deli at Broad and Susquehanna in North Philadelphia. They found the victim face down on the sidewalk. Witness accounts and surveillance cameras revealed it started at the ATM inside the store."

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    https://www.wave3.com/2022/01/04/fb...tempted-carjacking-construction-worker-i-264/

    "LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - FBI Louisville is seeking more information on an incident back in November involving the death of a construction worker and the shooting of a Louisville Metro Police officer in Shively.

    "The two shootings happened in the early-morning hours of Nov. 19, starting on the Watterson Expressway and ending on Dixie Highway.

    "In Tuesday’s release, FBI Louisville said it is believed the suspect, 25-year-old Keyshaun Stewart, had attempted to carjack the construction worker and had contact with others in the area, including a white SUV, immediately after the worker was shot and killed."

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    "5 teens charged with Sunday night carjacking"

    https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/crime/5-teens-charged-with-sunday-night-carjacking/63-498946277



    "ST. LOUIS – Five teens have been charged in connection with a carjacking in the Baden neighborhood Sunday night.

    "The suspects, all from East St. Louis, were charged Monday with robbery and armed criminal action in connection with the carjacking of a woman. They were identified as Marcus T. Stewart, 19, Martel Gordon, 18, Michael Gayden-Smith, 18, Keyshaun Lavon Jenkins, 17, and Breon Allen, 17."

    "Charging documents said the woman was getting out of her car on the 1200 block of Baden Avenue when she was approached by three people with guns. They demanded her keys, but while she was trying to hand them over, one of the suspects hit her in the head and knocked her to the ground, the charging documents said. They continued to hit her until they took her keys and phone and drove off in her car."

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    Note to potential visitors to America:

    Stay out of the cities. The cities are no longer safe, here. One block could be the very pinnacle of civilization, yet only two blocks away, you could be in the middle of a war zone. There used to be maps of safe and unsafe areas of cities and towns; many still exist -- find one for a city you are forced to visit by your employer. However, these maps are now being banned/cancelled due to perceived racial discrimination. Minority neighborhoods are dangerous places to live in or visit, even for minority individuals. There are no "mean redneck" maps that I know of. The South is a mostly civilized region, however some very rural counties are places about which you should inquire before traveling there. In my home state, there are some backwoods areas that I avoided and would today avoid.
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  14. TexDanm

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    We need to return to public hangings and apply it to ALL violemt felony crimes or crimes committed with a firearm. We have got such that violent criminals have more "rights" than an honest citizen. If you rob someone with a gun as a threat I assume that you will kill someone. Why wait until they do. Hang them high for even threatening someone with a gun in connection with a robbery!!!
     
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      Would work for me. Simple solution to a simple problem.
       
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  15. TexDanm

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    I live surrounded by prisons and nearly everyone that I know and all of my family except me work for, with or are retired from woring in prisons. the thing that gets rubbed in your nose is the inc readable amount of misery that these THOUSANDS and thousands of criminals have caused in the past and will again cause in the future.

    You don't land in a prison the first time that you break the law unless you kill someone or rob a bank. Most of these people are many times repeat offenders that just are not going to work and live a normal life. They want something that you have so in their minds you somehow owe it to them and are in some ways the cause of their dissatisfaction with their place in life.

    Why is their right to freedom without having to work and EARN the things that they want more important than other people’s right to live in peace and have the things that they worked for??? I don’t believe in the death penalty. I don’t trust our system enough to allow them that right. BUT if that is the only way to end a criminals lifelong crime spree I guess I could live with it.

    It makes me sick when I read of someone that is being tried for murder that was out of prison and paroled off a life sentence. That jury gave them a LIFE sentence because they felt that that person was not someone that was going to change their ways. life should not be something that you can serve in a few years!!!

    Liberal blame the guns for the crimes. I KNOW how to lessen the criminal use of guns. Make any felony crime where a gun was used, even as a threat, a life with out parole penalty. That means that the only way they leave the prison system is in a coffin!!!
     
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  16. Old Geezer

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    The collectivists have swung the pendulum far to the left. When that thing swings back, there could just be some serious he!! to pay.

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  17. TexDanm

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    I'm not sure that the pendulum is going to swing back Old Geezer. We have allowed the liberals to take over the education of our children. My Granddaughter goes to a private school and it is amazing the difference between their curiculum and what is offered in the public schools. The problem is that when she has grown up she will be in a minority of people raised to reflect the beliefs that you and I considder to be the normal and right way of looking at things.
     
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  18. lonewolf

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    there are only 2 prisons in my county and some considerable distance from my location.
    Dartmoor Prison at Princetown is a category C resettlement prison housing less violent offenders and is due to close in a couple of years, I have been inside this prison as a visitor. Exeter Prison is a category B training prison, an all male prison, a friend of mine spent a few weeks in Exeter prison for non payment of maintenance some years ago.
    Category A prisons are maximum security prisons, of which there are 8, 5 are in England the rest are in Wales and Scotland, for the most violent offenders and are all located further away up country.
     
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    "Teen gunned down while working her shift at NYC Burger King, cops say"

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/09/teen-gunned-down-while-working-shift-at-nyc-burger-king-cops/

    "A teen who had just started working at a Manhattan Burger King — and already wanted off the late shift because she was so scared — was fatally shot in the stomach over $100 early Sunday, cops and kin said.

    "The armed robber entered the restaurant at 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem around 1 a.m. and pistol-whipped a male customer before punching a female manager in the face, police said.

    "Bayron-Nieves’ family said she had only been working at the fast-food eatery for three weeks and had already asked for better security and change to a day shift because she feared for her safety.

    "The victim wanted the changes 'because she is only 19, and she has more than 50 homeless people sleeping in front of the store,' her mother, Kristie Nieves, 36, said in Spanish through a translator, friend Nathalie Pagan.

    "Pagan said Bayron-Nieves mistook the thief for a delivery man — before he slugged the restaurant manager and her young admirer, knocking him out.

    “'So [the admirer] says that the guy turns around and he comes back and shot her,' Pagan said. “That he turn around like he is going to leave, but he comes back and shoots her.

    “'She’d done everything that he say,” she said. “She give him the money and everything. That she didn’t even do nothing wrong.'”

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    "Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg To Send Only Certain Criminals To Prison"

    https://dailycaller.com/2022/01/04/manhattan-district-attorney-crime-memo-alvin-bragg/

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    "Newly-elected Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced there will be no prison time in any case unless the defendant is found guilty of murder, other violent felonies, sex offenses, or major white collar crimes.

    “'The Office will not seek a carceral sentence other than for homicide or other cases involving death of a victim, a class B violent felony … domestic violence felonies, sex offenses … public corruption … or major economic crimes,' the memo reads.

    "Out of 485 arrests for rioting and looting in 2020 in NYC, 222 arrests were dropped and 73 were convicted of lesser offenses that do not require jail time."
     

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  20. lonewolf

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    I do not think females should be employed on the late shift of any establishment open to the public, takeaways and garages for instance, certainly not at 1 am, its not right and its certainly not safe for them.
    I do know of a case where some under age youths threatened a teenage female employee of an off licence because she would not sell them liquor, they said they would get her when she left work after her shift if she didnt, I think the boss walked all female staff home after this.
    I know the boss of the fish and chip shop did this too so its not a one off.
     
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  21. Old Geezer

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    Using a car as a weapon:

    "Driver rams car through KFC restaurant before backing into house, assaulting homeowner's wife, and entering residence — so homeowner shoots him dead"

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/drive...tering-residence-so-homeowner-shoots-him-dead

    "The homeowner whose residence the suspect backed into ventured outside to see what was going on just before 5 a.m. and discovered the motorist banging on a neighbor's windows, the agency said.

    "With that, the suspect went up on the homeowner’s porch, assaulted the homeowner's wife, and then went inside the residence, OSBI reported.

    "But the homeowner had already exercised his Second Amendment rights and had a gun at the ready — which he used to shoot the intruder inside the home, the agency said."

    O.Gzr's take: Shame is that the dead thing had probably already reproduced.
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  22. lonewolf

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    nothing new, never heard of a "ram raid"? they were doing that in the 80s.
     
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  23. Old Geezer

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    Well, you are in a good spot -- rural, own your own agricultural land, and are armed. A lot of suburbanites in America have yet to awaken.
     
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    More fun in the Big Apple

    "Two Carjackings In Midtown Manhattan Took Place Within An Hour Of Each Other This Week"

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/t...ckings-take-place-within-hour-each-other-week

    "Video of the incident shows the suspect then hit a second vehicle, a sedan, head-on. The suspect then ditched the Audi near Columbus Circle and fled the scene.

    "The suspect reportedly hit the gas after police ordered him out of the vehicle.

    “'He started hitting my car, going the wrong way into me. It’s scary … my car got hit,' a nearby victim said.

    "The second incident took place about 45 minutes later. A black Infiniti was stolen by a suspect with a box cutter.

    "And of course, both suspects still remain on the loose.

    "We're sure DA Bragg is already drafting excuses for the suspects and how they're victims of a repressive system that has forced them into a life of crime. We can't wait for that press conference..."

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