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Chicago Gun Violence Spikes and Increasingly Finds the Youngest Victims. Nine children under the age of 18 have been shot dead in Chicago since June 20.
New York Times ^ | July 5, 2020 | Neil MacFarquhar and Robert Chiarito

Posted on 07/05/2020 5:40:21 PM PDT by karpov

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In all, nine children under 18 have been killed since June 20 as Chicago reels from another wave of gun violence. The last two were killed on Saturday evening. A 14-year-old boy was shot to death on Chicago’s South Side. A seven-year-old girl was struck in the forehead by a bullet when three gunmen opened fire on a July 4 street party on the city’s West Side, police said.

“The Windy City is becoming the Bloody City,” said the Rev. Michael L. Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church, calling it the worst period in the 45 years he has worked on social issues. “I have never seen the despair, hopelessness and anger all mixed together at the level it is right now.”

The violence comes amid a wrenching debate nationwide about policing in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police. Those who defend the police say that the violence shows they need more support, not less, and that it is people living in high-crime areas who most need effective policing. Critics say the violence shows how police are failing the public, how deeply residents distrust officers and the need for reforms and the transfer of funds to address underlying problems, including unemployment, mental illness and drug use.

At least 336 people have been murdered in Chicago through July 2 of this year, according to the Chicago Police Department, a homicide rate on track to hit the 2016 record of 778 deaths. (New York City, with almost three times the population, had 176 murders as of June 28.)

Chicago had 658 murders in 2017, 567 in 2018 and 492 in 2019, according to Chicago police records.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; murder
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Yeah, defund the police.
1 posted on 07/05/2020 5:40:21 PM PDT by karpov
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Defunding the police and trying to prevent people from keeping and bearing (fire)arms so that they can deter attackers or at least have a chance at defending themselves and their families and neighbors.

great policies, eh Chicago?

(PS: for those under 60 years of age: Chicago was once one of the world’s great cities. You may still be able to learn about it in a history book.)


2 posted on 07/05/2020 5:44:19 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: karpov

“Gun Violence” be raciss.


3 posted on 07/05/2020 5:47:31 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (BIDEN for MEMORY CARE 2019!)
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To: karpov

As Chicagoan, I no longer care a long long time ago. No solution to this problem. The hard truth is that they are not capable of making it in modern economy. Plus slavery history and democrats party, this is inevitable. Nothing could be done, except we have learnt how to live with this mess by growing habits of where to go when.


4 posted on 07/05/2020 5:48:43 PM PDT by Lee25
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“A seven-year-old girl was struck in the forehead by a bullet when three gunmen opened fire on a July 4 street party on the city’s West Side”

Now THIS merits protests.
Crap has got to stop.


5 posted on 07/05/2020 5:54:38 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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“The Windy City is becoming the Bloody City,” said the Rev. Michael L. Pfleger
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All according to plan, right communist priest?


6 posted on 07/05/2020 5:55:08 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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Cops should be leaving cases of 9 MM on every street corner. Add a box of 25 Auto for the Old School Pimps.


7 posted on 07/05/2020 6:03:01 PM PDT by Feckless (The US Gubbmint / This Tagline CENSORED by FR \ IrOnic, ain't it?)
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Rev. Michael L. Pfleger

White race hustler grifting as a priest.

Never worked a day in his worthless life.


8 posted on 07/05/2020 6:04:09 PM PDT by logitech
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To: karpov

“Always blame objects, never ourselves.”
V. I. Lenin


9 posted on 07/05/2020 6:05:20 PM PDT by Noumenon (The fight's on. Let's not lose.)
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They misspelled gang violence.


10 posted on 07/05/2020 6:05:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: karpov

All black on black

Black lives dont matter to black people

Its pretty dam clear when 93% of your kilings are by other blacks and no one says squat about it

Black lives do not matter to black people.

They dont care about having stable families

They dont care about their own education

They dont care about properly taking care of their homes and cars and neighborhoods

I would love it if every family was like the black family of the 1950s and early 60s. Those families were mostly stable, they were prospering, the kids had two parents and largely wellbehaved, and they had and lived solid morals.


11 posted on 07/05/2020 6:07:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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July to Date

Shot & Killed: 19
Shot & Wounded: 88
Total Shot: 107
Total Homicides: 20

https://heyjackass.com


12 posted on 07/05/2020 6:12:21 PM PDT by Ken H (Best SOTU ever!)
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"It's the guns!"

"It's the police!"

Maybe it's the criminals? Maybe it's politicians who don't want to get violent criminals off the streets and keep them off the streets? Nah, can't be that.

13 posted on 07/05/2020 6:17:18 PM PDT by 2aProtectsTheRest
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I remember that clown; he was an Obama supporter who had no issue with his abortion position.

Abortion kills far more blacks than this gun violence; when NYC had more black abortions than live births a few years back, it was all too clear why abortion will remain legal in this country forever.


14 posted on 07/05/2020 6:22:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Ken H

Great site!

Show this to be the WORSE Independence Day weekend EVER!


15 posted on 07/05/2020 6:22:53 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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Lightfoot is a total loser.

But she’s black...female...lesbian...so she can do no wrong in the eyes of the MSM.


16 posted on 07/05/2020 6:27:37 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: 2aProtectsTheRest

No it’s the fatherlessness and without a sea change in the culture not much will improve.


17 posted on 07/05/2020 6:37:14 PM PDT by xp38
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Gordon Lightfoot could run that wreck of a city better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A


18 posted on 07/05/2020 6:52:25 PM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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“Rev. Michael L. Pfleger. White race hustler grifting as a priest. Never worked a day in his worthless life.”

He is Al Sharpton in whiteface.


19 posted on 07/05/2020 6:56:26 PM PDT by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: karpov

I refuse to read an article from the New York Times. How many paragraphs in did they blame whitey?


20 posted on 07/05/2020 7:05:03 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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