My name is Vic Maggio I am a citizen journalist here in Chicago, I am asking for your help to keep Bloody Chicago rolling through the neighborhoods of Chicago, documenting the violence in a way no other MEDIA outlet are. About five years ago I set out on a mission to show just how horrific the gun violence in Chicago really is, exposing the history is key to understanding the problem, because without this understanding, the problems cannot be fixed or slowed down.
Halloween Candy drive video thanks to all that donated!!!!!!!!!
The second round of candy purchases are done. We are running out of room, and we are just over halfway there. So thanks to everyone that donated thus far, the kids will be thrilled. On Monday we will go out again and buy more. I added an additional west side police district, it will most likely the Harrison District.
To all that donated we are rolling along, the kids will be very happy on Halloween day with all this candy. The 7th district and the 5th district will be targeted for candy delivery. Englewood, West Garfield, And Lawndale will also be dropped in on and the New Progressive Mission Baptist Church, and the kids of Princeton Park, the candy will be distributed by Pastor Donovan Price.
LATEST VIDEO 10-22-19
Last Year 2018 Halloween at 7th district
In 2010 I created, maggionews.com and in 2013 the YouTube Channel BLOODY CHICAGO followed, over the years I have roamed the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, covering the carnage taking place on the streets. I have been caught in the crossfire three times, the dangers in doing this job are many, to say the least. Nobody covers the violence in Chicago quite like I do, I don’t hold back, I call it, as I see it, most say I am out spoken, a cop once told me there is nothing more dangerous in Chicago then having an opinion like yours, that goes against the status quo. I am for gun rights and I fully support the second amendment, the problem here in Chicago is, criminals have guns that shouldn't.
Over the years I have made hundreds of videos and two documentaries, the Top Ten Most Violent neighborhoods and in the Line of Duty these can be found at YouTube Channel BLOODY CHICAGO and I also do a podcast periodically on whats going on in Chicago.
I have over 46,000 subscribers and nearly 8 million views. When I am in the streets and post one shooting on Facebook that one post generates as much as 300,000 views and in a single weekend over half a million views. The people that live in these high crime neighborhoods are starting to listen to what I have to say. A mainstream media personality here in Chicago told me “I would never get the people of these neighborhoods to follow or listen to me,” because I am the wrong COLOR”, I feel I have recently proved her wrong, that’s for sure.
In 2015 I purchased a used squad car outfitted it with a computer, radios, cameras in every window and cameras, audio equipment, the equipment list for this type of work is endless. There are so many things that cost a lot of money, gas, maintenance and repairs and many other things that go into the job. Over this five-year period, I have invested tens of thousands of dollars of my own money to make Bloody Chicago a viable force.
Unfortunately, YouTube Facebook and Google would like nothing more than to silence me and basically ignore ME and my opinion and they have made it impossible for me to recoup my expenses which makes it hard to continue, Why? Because in their eyes what I produce is not family friendly or suitable for young adults in the public sphere and is also a subject most don’t want me covering because in their minds the gun is evil not the people using them, because of this I have no choice but to ASK YOU the PUBLIC for help, I would hate to give up five years of hard and dangerous work, because there is still much, much more to do. My goal is to eventually speak to young people and make a feature film about all of this, the history and the cause and effect of of it all, so we as a society don't continue to repeat it.
The national attention of my work has begun, my footage has become my voice, last year I was called to appear on the Laura Ingram town hall about the violence here in Chicago, and this year two films about the violence in Chicago have been made featuring my footage the first is Chicago at the Crossroads, and the second is the Derrick Rose Story "POOH", and a couple of magazine articles have been written about Maggio News/ Bloody Chicago.
I started doing this for a multitude of reasons, but five years later I never expected to still be out in the streets , but after getting to know the people and the kids in these neighborhoods, kept me going back. my mission is to show the horror of it all, in hopes that people will stand up and demand something more be done to save the young kids from gangs, drugs and possibly a very early DEATH.
If you watch the Halloween video, you will understand why I care so much about the kids. So please help me keep this going, because I just can’t afford it anymore. The more money I can raise the more often I can be in the streets covering the violence like no else does. So please Donate to Exposing the Gun Violence in Chicago. The truth is the people in Chicago have no choice which equals no voice for most in these high crime neighborhoods, I am gradually becoming the voice of the disenfranchised in Chicago.
I would like to introduce you to Sprite, he is the Maggio News /Bloody Chicago mascot, Sprite also appears in my videos periodically. When I come home after a long night of witnessing men and women’s inhumanity to other men women and children, my guy Sprite is waiting at the door to console me, out of all the dogs I had over the years Sprite has the finest instincts on the human condition. I don’t know what I would do without him.
Vic Maggio is out of commission due to an injury and will be back in the near future.
These are just a few of the videos I have produced over the years. and this is what i am asking you to fund, you can watch these videos and decide if my cause is worth funding.
PayPal Donate Link can be found at https://maggionews.com/
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