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  • Op-ed, I’ve been involved in over 100 stash house raids. They’re crucial to keeping cities safe.
    Balancing the equation; response to Chicago Tribune’s reporting on ATF’s “fake” stash house sting cases; WHAT DID YOU EXPECT Op-ed as submitted to the Chicago Tribune below; published October 26, 2021 By Chris Bayless Call it the “Stash House” tactic – a group of hardened criminals with tough backgrounds are invited …

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  • WHERE IS THE INJUSTICE?
    WHERE IS THE INJUSTICE? There it is again. A video – often graphic – showing a police officer shooting and killing a man or holding him down while his colleagues in blue look on. And often, the man who dies is black. It is painful to watch, and it cannot help …

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  • Not One Brick Thrown
    An editorial by Chris BaylessOn July 15th, 2017, Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian-American, was shot and killed by Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American, Minneapolis Police officer. She was unarmed, didn’t fight with the police. Didn’t have meth and fentanyl in her system, hadn’t committed a crime.  As it turned out, she …

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  • What Did You Expect’s First article: Families and retirees are leaving Chicago with empty, unlisted homes behind
    Families and retirees are leaving Chicago with empty, unlisted homes behind In interviews with local real estate agents and homeowners, Contrarian has learned that Chicago might be in the early stages of a slow motion residential real estate crash, as a growing number of people are leaving the city, but not yet …

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