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Chicago Leaders Brace Public for Release of Difficult Police-Shooting Video

The Windy City could turn ugly in the coming days.

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There is no denying a major tension among the American people at the moment, as we are confronted again with a question as to how best keep our faith in the law enforcement system.

This week, the continuing trial of the police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck as he died has had much of this nation reliving some of the emotions of when that story first surfaced last year.  Then, just 4 days ago, another killing of an unarmed black man occurred just miles away from where the trial was taking place, reigniting the angst of last summer’s protest and riots anew.

Now, in Chicago, local leaders are suggesting that the public brace themselves for the release of a video that depicts a thirteen year old boy being shot and killed by police.

Chicago bodycam footage that captured the fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo, 13, will be released on Thursday, according to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

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The materials related to Toledo’s March 29 shooting death will include footage from body-worn cameras, third-party video and other recordings, COPA said Wednesday in a news release.

Toledo died of a gunshot wound to his chest, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Officers responded to an area on Chicago’s West Side after learning that gunshots were detected by police-operated technology. Toledo and a 21-year-old man fled on foot when confronted by police and an officer shot the teen once, authorities said. The department described it as an armed confrontation.

Chicago is a city with a long history of violent gun crime, the frequency of which has been largely traced back to a 1982 handgun ban, (rescinded after thirty some years), that allowed criminals to flourish as the good samaritans of the Windy City were lawfully disarmed.

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Dem-Run City Adds Stunning New Stipulation to Second Amendment

At some point soon, the left will likely be faced with the litigious reality that all of this impedance is no different from infringement. 

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We must remember always:  When the Democrats talk a big game about repealing, rescinding, or abolishing the Second Amendment, they don’t mean it.  They can’t mean it.

They know as well as the rest of us that any attempt to go door-to-door to confiscate firearms, (of any kind), is going to lead to the sort of horror that would end their political party outright.  The Second Amendment is its own insurance policy, and was built into our nation’s DNA in such a way as to never be fully removed.

And so, instead of going after the amendment itself, the liberal left seeks to increase the complexity, cost, and confusion surrounding the right to bear arms.  They are battling constitutional rights with bureaucracy, essentially, and it’s just as offensive as it sounds.

The latest lurch in this battle for liberty comes to us, almost predictably, from California.

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A California city has approved liability insurance for gun owners, the first such measure in the US, as it seeks to lower gun violence through stricter rules.

The San Jose City Council held a final vote on Tuesday to turn a proposal it previously passed into law requiring gun owners in the city to carry the insurance and pay a fee, the Associated Press reported. The previous vote was held on June 30, 2021.

“The proposals include two requirements for gun owners that no city or state in the U.S. has ever implemented: the purchase of liability insurance and the payment of annual fees to fund violence-reduction initiatives,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wrote in an op-ed with the Los Angeles Times last week.

The logic here was liberal lunacy at its most potent:

The mayor also predicted an ensuing legal storm from pro-gun advocates.

“Why should any city subject itself to litigation? Because now-common horrific reports of shootings throughout the nation do little more than elicit a performative parade of prayers and platitudes from Congress. Because problem-solving must be elevated over political posturing,” he added.

On Monday, Liccardo explained at a news conference that the proposal intends to better compensate shooting victims and their familes, as well as make it harder for people who aren’t willing to follow the rules to own a firearm, KTVU reported.

“While gun rights advocates argue that gun owners should not have to pay a fee to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms,” Liccardo said, via the report, the “2nd Amendment does not require the taxpayers to subsidize folks to own guns.”

At some point soon, the left will likely be faced with the litigious reality that all of this impedance is no different from infringement.

We must remember always:  When the Democrats talk a big game about repealing, rescinding, or abolishing the Second Amendment, they don’t mean it.  They can’t mean it. They know as well as the rest of us that any attempt to go door-to-door to confiscate firearms, (of any kind), is going to lead to the sort of horror that would end their political party outright.  The Second Amendment is its own insurance policy, and was built into our nation’s DNA in such a way as to never be fully removed. And so, instead of going after the amendment itself, the liberal left seeks to increase the complexity, cost, and confusion surrounding the right to bear arms.  They are battling constitutional rights with bureaucracy, essentially, and it’s just as offensive as it sounds. The latest lurch in this battle for liberty comes to us, almost predictably, from California. A California city has approved liability insurance for gun owners, the first such measure in the US, as it seeks to lower gun violence through stricter rules. The San Jose City Council held a final vote on Tuesday to turn a proposal it previously passed into law requiring gun owners in the city to carry the insurance and pay a fee, the Associated Press reported. The previous vote was held on June 30, 2021. “The proposals include two requirements for gun owners that no city or state in the U.S. has ever implemented: the purchase of liability insurance and the payment of annual fees to fund violence-reduction initiatives,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wrote in an op-ed with the Los Angeles Times last week. The logic here was liberal lunacy at its most potent: The mayor also predicted an ensuing legal storm from pro-gun advocates. “Why should any city subject itself to litigation? Because now-common…

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Puffed-Up Putin Issues Threat Against US and NATO Over Ukraine Invasion

The potential for disaster is high here, and it is going to take a concerted, global effort to keep the Moscow madman in check. 

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And so we find ourselves at the precipice of war, dragged there by the belligerent and bellicose Vladimir Putin.

The Russian President, despite his protestations, appears hellbent on bringing Ukraine back into the folds of the motherland.  He has tens of thousands of troops at the border, he’s telling the world to butt out, and his mouthpieces in the media are threatening nuclear war.  There’s no real denying it any longer, but Putin keeps saying the right words when asked, as if this buys him some sort of plausible deniability.

He has deniability, sure, but it definitely isn’t plausible.  Especially if he decides to keep issuing threats to the rest of the global community.

Russia’s top diplomat on Wednesday promised to take appropriate measures if the West’s response to Moscow’s security demands is not found to be constructive.

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The U.S. agreed with Russia that it would answer questions regarding NATO’s military presence in the region. The Kremlin has accused the West of a military expansion that raises security concerns for Moscow, Reuters reported. The report said Ukraine had no objections to the U.S. responses.

“If we do not receive a constructive answer from the west on our security demands, Moscow will take appropriate measures,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a statement, Reuters reported.

And, lest someone was inclined to believe that Putin’s motives were pure:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a “menu of options” for taking hostile action toward Ukraine, Fox News contributor Daniel Hoffman said to Fox News Digital on Tuesday.

“He could blockade the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov,” Hoffman said, highlighting the 100,000 Russian troops Putin has stationed at the border with Ukraine. “He could launch a full-throttle assault on Kyiv, which we would obviously see. He could also use his Spetsnaz guys, special forces guys — and they’re inside Ukraine already — to topple this Zelensky government. That’s also an option.”

“I have a high level of confidence Putin will do something,” Hoffman added. “As far as what that is, I’m not even sure if Putin has decided yet.”

The potential for disaster is high here, and it is going to take a concerted, global effort to keep the Moscow madman in check.

And so we find ourselves at the precipice of war, dragged there by the belligerent and bellicose Vladimir Putin. The Russian President, despite his protestations, appears hellbent on bringing Ukraine back into the folds of the motherland.  He has tens of thousands of troops at the border, he’s telling the world to butt out, and his mouthpieces in the media are threatening nuclear war.  There’s no real denying it any longer, but Putin keeps saying the right words when asked, as if this buys him some sort of plausible deniability. He has deniability, sure, but it definitely isn’t plausible.  Especially if he decides to keep issuing threats to the rest of the global community. Russia’s top diplomat on Wednesday promised to take appropriate measures if the West’s response to Moscow’s security demands is not found to be constructive. The U.S. agreed with Russia that it would answer questions regarding NATO’s military presence in the region. The Kremlin has accused the West of a military expansion that raises security concerns for Moscow, Reuters reported. The report said Ukraine had no objections to the U.S. responses. “If we do not receive a constructive answer from the west on our security demands, Moscow will take appropriate measures,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a statement, Reuters reported. And, lest someone was inclined to believe that Putin’s motives were pure: Russian President Vladimir Putin has a “menu of options” for taking hostile action toward Ukraine, Fox News contributor Daniel Hoffman said to Fox News Digital on Tuesday. “He could blockade the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov,” Hoffman said, highlighting the 100,000 Russian troops Putin has stationed at the border with Ukraine. “He could launch a full-throttle assault on Kyiv, which we would obviously see. He could also use his Spetsnaz guys, special…

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