WATCH What Protesters Did When Fox News Reporter Tried To Cover Chicago Protests

As Chicago erupted in protests on Tuesday night, video shows that some protesters were heard screaming “f*ck Fox News” and harassing a reporter who was on the scene to cover the unrest.

The protests emerged across the city as officials finally released the year-old dashcam video of the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was killed in October of 2014. The teenager, who was walking away from police officer Jason Van Dyke, was shot 16 times. Several of those shots came after he was already down and practically motionless on the street.

Also on Tuesday, Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder.

Video of the marches shows that protesters were on the knife’s edge of turning violent. As thousands of marchers in several parts of Chicago surged into the streets, the city was practically shut down in many places.

While the protests were fairly peaceful, some marchers did throw water bottles and other items at police while they rushed police lines. In a few cases, marchers even tried to steal police bicycles.

The protesters also became quite hostile when they discovered that one of the members of the media worked for Fox News.

In the video you can hear dozens of voices chanting “F*ck Fox News” and some even yelling at Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin to “get the hell out of here!”

Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed for the most part in Chicago on Tuesday evening. There were some arrests, of course, but no major violence broke out in the streets of the Windy City.

According to The Washington Post, five were arrested and charged with weapons possession, resisting arrest, and other minor violations.

There are more protests planned for Wednesday evening, too, so there is still a chance that more troubles will occur, but thus far it is notable that for one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. Chicago seems to have avoided the fate of violent protests seen this year in such cities as Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, and Philadelphia.

h/t: Gateway Pundit.

Watch: Megyn Kelly Interrupts Chicago Coverage When She Spots ‘Extraordinary Moment’ On Live Feed

Fox News host Megyn Kelly came to the defense of a Chicago police officer Tuesday night as live TV footage showed one black protester giving an officer a sustained glare of hate-filled defiance.

“I just want to jump in. I just want to jump in as we are seeing an extraordinary moment,” she said on Tuesday night’s show. “Look what’s happening here.”


One black protester, with dozens of fellow activists behind him, was confronting one member of a line of Chicago police officers. The police had been tasked with monitoring the protests in Chicago that followed the release of a video that showed a fellow officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

The protester stayed inches from the officer, never touching him except with his stare.

“Look at him,” Megyn said. “This is a cop out there accused of doing nothing wrong trying to keep the peace.”

“This cop hasn’t done anything wrong,” she added.

Black Lives Matter apologist Richard Fowler scoffed at Kelly, saying the protester was merely exercising his First Amendment rights.

“It’s not a question of what his Constitutional rights are, it’s a question of what’s appropriate,” she shot back.

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said what Kelly was seeing on TV was something all police officers experience.

“Listen, you’re going to have guys like this. You know, they want to instigate. They want to make a name for themselves. They want to look good on camera,” he said.

During the show, Kelly asked Fowler why massive protests always accompany cases where white officers shoot black victims, but there are no protests over the black-on-black violence that claims lives routinely in Chicago.

Fowler insisted Kelly was comparing apples and oranges.

h/t: TheBlaze

WATCH The Just-Released Police Shooting Video That Has Chicago In Chaos

Chicago simmered Wednesday after Tuesday’s release of a graphic video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

On Tuesday, Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the October 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, 17. He was ordered held without bond over the Thanksgiving weekend.

(Warning: Graphic Content; Relevant footage begins at 4:33)

High tensions and high numbers filled Chicago streets in protest Tuesday night, but no major incidents were reported. Activists said protests would continue throughout the week, including plans for protests in downtown Chicago on Friday to disrupt Friday’s holiday shopping

“The officer in this case took a young man’s life, and he’s going to have to account for his actions,” said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Tuesday. “People have a right to be angry, people have a right to protest. We knew this day was coming. We’ve been prepared for this day coming for quite some time.”

McDonald’s family had asked for calm, as did city officials.

“No one understands the anger more than us but if you choose to speak out, we urge you to be peaceful,” said a statement the family released Tuesday. “Don’t resort to violence in Laquan’s name, let his legacy be better than that.”

The video shows McDonald, armed with a knife, initially running, then walking away from officers responding to a call about cars being broken into. In the video, Van Dyke exits his vehicle. McDonald does not stop. Van Dyke opens fire. McDonald is hit and falls to the ground. Van Dyke keeps firing. Bullets keep hitting McDonald until Van Dyke stops to reload.

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Van Dyke’s first shot was fired six seconds after he left his vehicle. She said Van Dyke fired for about 14 or 15 seconds, and that for 13 of those seconds, McDonald was on the ground.

Van Dyke joined the Chicago Police Department in 2001 and formerly served in its Targeted Response Unit, which responded to spikes in crime in Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Van Dyke’s wife, Tiffany, set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for her husband’s bond.

“He is a highly decorated and respected officer,” Tiffany Van Dyke wrote. “He was in a shooting that has been covered extensively by the media and we ask for your patience for all the facts to come out in the trial. We want him to be home with his family as we go through this judicial process.”

The case against Van Dyke has been months in the making. Alvarez said she filed charges this week after the video released Tuesday was ruled to be a public document.

Chicago has already paid McDonald’s family $5 million in damages in response to the shooting.

h/t: Chicago Tribune

Video: Man Yells Out 3 Words To Chicago Police Officers, Triggers Instant Panic

Apart from being a major U.S. city, Chicago is also home to the “world’s busiest airport”, according to FAA statistics and the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago O’ Hare International Airport airport has seen its fair share of high profile terrorists linked to terrorist groups attempt to enter the U.S. You may recall Jose Padilla, an al Qaeda operative who was arrested in Chicago upon his return from Iraq. He is now serving a 21-year prison term. David Headley was also arrested at O’Hare, and is now serving a 35 year prison sentence for his part in the Mumbai India hotel bombing.

So when reports surfaced Wednesday night that a group of bearded men in a white van with temporary plates were driving through the streets of Chicago shouting “ISIS is here,” the police took the incident very seriously. Police descended in a massive response to the reports in the Gold Coast historic district of Chicago.

Derrick Blakley of CBS Chicago wrote that the police, “were trying to figure out whether an incident was the real deal, a false alarm or a drunken joy ride.” Swat teams swarmed Rush Street and police attempted to stop the van but the van escaped police and got away.

Blakley wrote, “Police now believe they were probably just joking around.” But some suggest that downplaying the incident seems to contradict common sense. If the suspects were not with ISIS or any other terrorist groups, then why flee when the police attempted to pull them over.

The Fire Commissioner of Chicago, Jose Santiago, who recently attended a counter-terrorism conference, said in regards to terrorists striking Chicago, “it is no longer a question of if there will be a terrorist attack on Chicago, but when.”

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Couple Caught Slipping Something Into Homeless Man’s Bag. They Didn’t Realize Anyone Saw, But Then…

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A couple’s compassionate gesture is causing people to think in one Chicago community after a bystander snapped a picture of their random act of kindness and blasted it on social media.

Jack Stankovic, the bystander on the Blue Line train watching the couple, said he wanted to point out that people should keep looking up at the world around them.

“I posted the picture because, at the time, everyone on the train was heads-down on their phones,” Stankovic told a Chicago newspaper. “We see so much negativity on a daily basis on social media. If we only took the time to look at our surroundings, we would see the positive things happening around us. We, as a society, talk about change, but rarely do we act on it. The picture symbolizes action.”

The act of kindness that Stankovic witnessed was a couple putting money into a homeless man’s bag as they were getting off at the Irving Park Station. He wasn’t asking for it. The homeless man was asleep. It wasn’t spare change either. The couple weren’t being obvious and didn’t wait around for a thank you.

“Thank you sir for reestablishing my faith in humanity,” Stankovic posted with a picture of the couple as they were getting off the train. “You sir are a true gentleman….. Let’s all share and thank this guy and his girl.”

Please share. These 2 people must be put on blast. I am on the #blueline heading towards the city when I spot…

Posted by Jack Stankovic on Sunday, November 1, 2015

The post has been shared more than 73,000 times as of this writing.

The couple, Countney White and his wife Tanya Prewitt-White, said it was a spontaneous gesture. The two were coming back from the funeral of White’s grandmother in Alabama when they took the Blue Line train Nov. 1 for the final leg of their trip home. Prewitt White, 33, said she had gotten some money out to give the man as they were nearing Irving Park.

“My husband had the same idea, so he already had money out to give him. I handed my additional money to my husband, and he just slipped it all into the gentleman’s bag, and we walked off,” Prewitt-White said.

White, 42, gently woke the man to make sure he didn’t accidentally drop the money should he pull something out of the bag. He watched the man through the window as he stepped onto the platform. The man looked a little confused about it all, White said.

“You can’t put into words the feeling I had that day. It’s like everything was right in the world for a brief moment,” White said.

The blast resulted in Facebook messages to the couple from both overseas and across the United States. White’s co-workers at Downers Grove North, where he chairs the physical education department, have shared the picture with the school community.

Pewitt-White, a sport and health psychology professor at Adler University, said the couple tries to pay it forward, and that she makes an effort to keep her resolution to take a homeless person to eat once a week. The couple talks about being aware of others at home, she said.

“My husband and I talk about this all the time — about our own self-righteousness, about how it’s easier to become hardened and not make eye contact or smile at people who appear homeless because then you don’t have to look pain and suffering in the face. It’s definitely been a journey for the two of us.”