Skip to comments.Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On
Posted on 03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
Late at night this month, the pastors phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church members great-nephew, had been shot and killed.
Dre had just turned 16, the message on the Rev. Ira Acrees phone read. I think that its time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.
Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioners granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son.
At his desk at Greater St. John Bible Church, Mr. Acree said he was bracing himself for the coming months. Unless something radical takes place, its going to be a blood bath this summer, he said.
Chicago has long been troubled by violence, but murders and shootings have risen sharply this year. Violent crime remains below the levels of two decades ago, and criminologists caution against finding trends in only a few months of data. But City Hall, the police and community leaders are alarmed by the surge: As of Friday, 131 people had been murdered here in the first months of 2016, an 84 percent rise in homicides from the same period in 2015. There had been 605 shootings, nearly twice as many than this point last year.
The increase could hardly have come at a more difficult time. The city is at a pivotal moment for law enforcement, mired in a crisis over police conduct and discipline and over distrust of officers, particularly by African-American residents, who make up about one-third of Chicagos population.
The Justice Department is scrutinizing the patterns and practices of the citys police force...
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It’s going to be a long hot summer.
Chicago homicides are up this year. For lots of snazzy graphics and charts about it, be sure to check out Hey Jackass!
but murders and shootings have risen sharply this year
I thought Chicago was a Proud Gun-Free Zone? How could this even be true??
Quagmire! It’s time for us to withdraw from Chicago.
“The natives are restless tonight.”
But we are not allowed to say that negroes are unusually prone to violence. Because we are supposed to be politically correct there are lots of observations and statements of inconvenient truths which will.never be said.
Instead we have to dance around the issue and talk about peripheral issues such as how guns bought in other states end up in Chicago. But we can never say that in ghetto culture, all slights, real and imagined, are settled with violence. We can never say that too many young black.men end up in gangs,,and that the gangs are prone to deadly violence over drug deals gone bad, or somebody looking at them the wrong way.
So many killings, so few two parent homes.
More homicides (by sheer number, NOT per capita) than ANY other city in the USA.
We are the MURDER CAPITAL.
Chicago's handgun ban was struck down three years ago. Please try and keep up.
Chiraq Mayor Emmanuel has just filled the career ending fall guy job wity a veteran cop who won’t be able to control the City’s West and South sides either. It’s all Indiana’s fault.
That is a very intensive site; I REALLY like the graphic that breaks down actual shot placement on the victims.
Looks like the perps need better aim - by far most victims live, which makes me wonder who is paying for all that medical treatment.
Well no, I don’t wonder.
The article is originally from the NY Times:
There are 729 comments from readers there. The top reader picks seem to be highly critical of these killers:
“Just turn on any local news program and see who is responsible. Day in and day out same faces doing the crime. What in hell is the excuse now? Turn on WCBS Chanel 2 and see how many crimes occur in the 5 boroughs and the suburbs. Everybody’s life is hard. Stay in school, stop getting your girlfriends pregnant, stop doing /selling drugs, speak proper English and dress properly and you might get hired somewhere. Stop using others and past problems for your reasons for shooting and slashing people. That doesn’t fly anymore and people are buying the sorry excuses either.
I’ll eat my hat if this gets published.”
Declare victory and bring the troops home.
Half the reason I thank god my Dad who is a darker skinned man who grew up without a father enlisted in the U.S. Navy got college education and kept me out of that hellhole.
I think that its time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.
If that were to happen Obama would send the NG in with no weapons or orders not to have no ammo.....guarantee it.
Thanks to the corrupt elite.
There was a shooting last year of a teenage boy and a news video that accompanied the story. I wish I had bookmarked it, because it’s a glimpse into the intractable nature of the problem. Victim was black, lying on the sidewalk dead, police tape around him, and a neighbor woman was talking to a reporter nearby, with her teenage son standing there. She was screaming all sorts of profanities and just ranting while her son looked on with a sheepish grin. She was yelling at him too. There was something really off with her. Father nowhere to be seen. This was around 12:30 in the morning. I got the impression of a hopeless situation for that boy.
I state the obvious when I say this is a demographic thing. I wish it were not so, but this is the Hutu’s and Tutsi’s meeting again in Chicago.
Maybe another thousand pages of gun control laws might help... /s
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