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Chicago Police report 72 shot, 11 fatally this weekend, including one of their own

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Gun violence over the weekend wounded 72 and killed 11 in Chicago. According to the Sun-Times Media Wire, a Chicago Police officer was among those killed. So far, 150 have fallen victim to shootings this people month alone with 23 deaths.

Chicago Police Officer Ella French died from gunshot wounds following a traffic stop Saturday night. Meanwhile, she was able to return fire, hitting one of the three suspects involved. Her partner was also caught in the crossfire, but is still in critical condition. As a result, according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, all three suspects are under arrest.

“I’m asking Chicago to wrap their arms around our police officers today and encourage them to continue their great work in protecting us all,” Brown said Sunday. French, along with her partner, are the 10th and 11th officers shot so far this year.

Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara also praised French in a Facebook live video Sunday. “Our city is less safe today because Officer French is no longer with us,” Catanzara said.

Then, Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked for the politicized conversation surrounding police to stop. In a tweet, she claimed the “common enemy” is “guns and the violence they bring.”

The majority of shootings happened just from Saturday night to Sunday morning alone. Over various gunman shot 41 people in the span of 10 hours.

Most recently, a man committed a mass shooting inside a lounge early Monday morning. After he started an argument with another man with him, he shot the other man, killing him. The gunman himself got shot eight times, but is still in critical condition at Christ Medical Center.

Read more here.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.com

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Five returned rental cars used by Biden’s Secret Service burst into flames

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A bizarre situation involving rental cars used during one of President Joe Biden’s trips has social media and conspiracy theorists busy with speculation.

The day after President Joe Biden left Nantucket for his Thanksgiving holiday, five Hertz rental cars hired by his Secret Service detail burst into flames in the airport parking lot.

The Nantucket Current tweeted out photos and wrote, “The cars were owned by Hertz, and had just been returned by members of the Secret Service who had been using them during President Biden’s visit, sources said.”

A fire “involving multiple rental vehicles recently used by Secret Service agents erupted early Monday morning at Nantucket Memorial Airport,” reported the Current.

According to a statement from Nantucket Memorial Airport, at 5:22 a.m. on Monday, airport staff observed an active fire through the closed circuit TV system in the rental car overflow area. Local fire and police departments responded and contained the fire.

“Something very fishy going on,” one YouTube user commented on the Nantucket Current’s video. “No freakin’ way was this a coincidence. Absolutely no way,” wrote another.

An investigation is underway. The working theory is that the fire started in a Ford Expedition, which was under a safety recall since May due to a faulty battery junction box that has been known to cause underhood fires. The recall affects 66,000 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators manufactured between December 2020 and April 2021.

“We believe these vehicle fires can be traced to a circuit board supplier that changed manufacturing locations during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic,” according to Ford’s website. “The printed circuit boards produced there are sometimes susceptible to a high-current short.”

“Of the eight fire allegations, six occurred while the vehicle was parked and off, and two occurred while driving,” says the initial March 2022 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the part of the Department of Transportation that investigates car safety issues. Interestingly, the eight vehicles were owned by multiple rental car companies at various locations.

By mid-May, the government had 16 reports of underhood fires in 2021 Expedition and Navigator vehicles. Of those, 14 were rental vehicles and 12 of the fires had occurred while the vehicle was parked with the engine off. Consequently, Ford has advised owners that these vehicles should be parked outdoors and away from buildings.

In an email to Forbes, Hertz confirmed that it was working with the local authorities on their investigation but did not confirm that the Explorer in question had been scheduled for service under the recall.

 

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