Skip to comments.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.
Posted on 07/05/2020 5:40:21 PM PDT by karpov
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 Chicagos 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 citys 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.
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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.)
“Gun Violence” be raciss.
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.
“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 citys West Side”
Now THIS merits protests.
Crap has got to stop.
The Windy City is becoming the Bloody City, said the Rev. Michael L. Pfleger
All according to plan, right communist priest?
Cops should be leaving cases of 9 MM on every street corner. Add a box of 25 Auto for the Old School Pimps.
Rev. Michael L. Pfleger
White race hustler grifting as a priest.
Never worked a day in his worthless life.
“Always blame objects, never ourselves.”
V. I. Lenin
They misspelled gang violence.
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.
July to Date
Shot & Killed: 19
Shot & Wounded: 88
Total Shot: 107
Total Homicides: 20
"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.
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.
Show this to be the WORSE Independence Day weekend EVER!
Lightfoot is a total loser.
But she’s black...female...lesbian...so she can do no wrong in the eyes of the MSM.
No it’s the fatherlessness and without a sea change in the culture not much will improve.
Gordon Lightfoot could run that wreck of a city better.
“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.
I refuse to read an article from the New York Times. How many paragraphs in did they blame whitey?
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