Saturday, August 06, 2016

Despite TV news report, Friday shooting NOT a hate crime

Unfortunately, NBC Chicago yesterday aired a story that strongly suggested Friday morning's double shooting at Belmont and Sheffield was an anti-gay hate crime.  That story, which we will not link to, continues to appear on page one of the station's web site.

According to multiple, proven sources, there is no evidence that the shooting was anything other than gang-related.

As we reported yesterday morning, police say a carload of Latin Kings circled the block while throwing up gang signs before opening fire in the 3200 block of N. Sheffield.

Key aspects of our report were confirmed in Facebook posts by Alderman Tom Tunney, who cited the Chicago Police Department.

A 25-year-old documented Gangster Disciple street gang member and a 16-year-old were shot in the 3:15AM incident.

Carter (CBS2 screen grab)
We contacted Jaleel Carter, the man whose statements NBC used as a basis for its report. He has not responded.

The 16-year-old shooting victim is "new," according to Carter, who is a former peer advocate at the Broadway Youth Center (BYC) and the current nursery care provider at BYC's host church, according to his Facebook profile.

Carter makes no mention of hate crimes in Facebook posts about the shootings. Yesterday afternoon, about six hours after our report, he wrote only that "Latino kings started shooting."

CBS Chicago also aired Carter's statement but did not suggest that the shootings were anti-gay hate crimes.

Multiple readers have told us that they've asked NBC to correct or clarify the station's story.
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25 comments:

  1. Who are these proven sources?

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    1. You're pretty sharp. We almost listed them by name and address.

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    2. I'll take CWB's word over NBC anytime. NBC is one-sided and lazy from the national level all the way down to the local level. If any of the MSM in Chicago would actually practice journalism and investigative reporting, crime wouldn't probably be an issue in the city because the politicians would take action. Now the MSM is in bed with politicians and cover for them constantly.

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    3. Lazy might be the right word. I found the video on the website and it ends abruptly before the report is finished. Seems like they've edited it to remove the interview with the gangbanger rather than issuing a retraction or clarifying the report.

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    4. For the MSM, journalism now consists of reporting on what someone wrote in a stupid tweet. Not only lazy, but negligent in their role as independent reporters of events.

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    5. 25 years ago when I worked in journalism, getting the story meant getting on your hands and knees and sorting through the Faxes that fell to the floor overnight and with a slight rewrite publish them. Nothing's changed, just the technology.

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  2. Broadway Youth Center (BYC) another problem center. and why were they just sitting on the corner....loitering from another neighborhood

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  3. Gay on gay gang members isn't hate crime. It's a gang crime. Even gangs are GLBTQ accepting folks. This isn't 1970

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    1. Oh, but the Left Wing thinks it's a perpetual 1968 in the U.S.

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    2. Dead on with that assessment

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  4. Probably worth checking into the BYC's and church's hiring/interview protocols if this guy was a nursery care provider.

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    1. My interviewing process was very legit. And I can assure you that I have never been apart of a gang. Never have never will.

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  5. Call it a hate crime if it means more police in the 19th! These gangs are spreading. You can't just sit back and say it's somewhere on the south or west side anymore. Wake up.

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  6. I think only Superman can save Lakeview now.

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    1. I say Underdog.

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    2. And even Superman would need help.

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    3. Superman is no longer a U.S. citizen, remember?

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  7. What the fuck was a 16 year old doing out there at 3 in the morning?

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    1. This is what happens when your parents stop caring for you because you live in your truth

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    2. No, it's truths (plural). When it doesn't have to make sense or have anything close to the truth, it's "truths."

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  8. Used to work security at Berlin. Two guys that were shot have been roaming that block, luring people into alleys only to rob them for years. Don't get involved in the shit if you can't handle the response.

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  9. My friend works at a night club in the area and was a witness to the shooting. He told me that there are certain elements that walk up and down the street luring people around the corner to rob them. He said the ones in particular who got shot is apart of that group. There was no hate crime involved in this. People refuse to accept gangs have taken over that area.

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  10. Is there a possibility it was a conceal carry holder defending himself against a robbery?

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    1. Considering that the shots were fired from a moving car after gang signs were thrown, probably not.

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  11. I was there being the two males and trans women they interviewed and I can promise you that Michelle changed their words up to push her story. They never said it was a lgbt specific incident but more so one thought back to it when they heard so many shots. The one in the video said he was not one to jump on the "it's because in gay" band wagon. The 16 year old is having family issues and had just got off the train. She was not with then before head. And there were police out but the person was waiting around till there were no police in sight.

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