According the Chicago Police Department, 308 persons have been murdered in the Windy City as of as of August 5th. Thus far in August, 14 have been murdered. Some weekends in Chicago are violent to the max, with as many as 10 murders and dozens of shootings.
Put in perspective – Chicago does an “Aurora” almost every weekend.
Chicago will probably reach over 500 murders this year, or about 10 murders per week if the trend continues. In June of this year, the police reported the city’s number of murders had jumped 39 per cent over what they were last year.
As grim as this situation is, it isn’t as bad as it was.
In 1991, Chicago Police data show, 943 persons were murdered, up 1.6 per cent from the year before. That was 2.58 murders per day. But Chicago remains a dangerous place, and at least one person a day is murdered.Aside from turning Chicago into a running joke, the gunplay also affects one group more than any other.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “Violent crime has long afflicted minorities in Chicago at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, and the spike in homicides in the first half of this year provides an especially stark measure: 201 of the 259 homicide victims were African-American.”While blacks make up about 33 per cent of the city's population, they accounted for nearly 78 per cent of the homicide victims through the first six months of 2012.By comparison, just 11 homicide victims in the first six months of the year were white, and 44 were Hispanic, according to police data.The newspaper reported that most violent crime occurs in black neighbourhoods, and that “a majority of both homicide victims and offenders are young black men with criminal records. With only one exception, African-Americans have made up more than 70 per cent of homicide victims in Chicago every year for the last two decades.”The newspaper also reported that 143 of the victims were gang members or had gang affiliations. And 133 of those had arrest records.
Again, simply put, Chicago is more dangerous for a young black man than a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Blacks are 13 per cent of the nation’s population, they account for more than 50 per cent of homicide victims. Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered are in the US. Ninety-four per cent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Using the 94 per cent figure means that more that ¼ of a MILLION blacks were murdered by other blacks.
So why doesn’t anyone demand action? At the very least, why does the black community not demand action?
Because politicians are more interested in keeping the black community victimized and dependent in order to get and keep their votes. Now you are probably saying I’m being a little (ok a lot) cynical about politicians in general an Democrats specifically. But I don’t think I am.
Let’s look at a recent event.
What does a guy who supports the whole black victimization machine from the President on down do about it when he’s made mayor of Chicago? How does he address the black death ghettos in his city?
He attacks Chick-Fil-A.
Rahm Emmanuel sees the chicken restaurant as more of a threat to the city (and Democrat interests) than that represented by the 308 deaths in Chicago so far this year. Democrats run the city of Chicago, and have for decades. They run the major newspapers. They run the TV stations. They run the schools and colleges and universities. They take all the responsibility when it comes to grabbing and keeping power.Yet, they take no responsibility for the 308 murders in black neighbourhoods, yet they say things like “only the Democrats will save black people from the perils of Republican government, from free markets and from a reduction in hand-outs. Only Democrats will fix the social problems that blacks have to endure, not Republicans.
Who’s the cynic now?
Illinois is the only state where you can’t get a concealed handgun carry permit and requires a special permit to even buy a gun. And in Chicago, the law requires registration of all firearms. Typical liberal/democrat/progressive dogma. Lock up the guns and there won’t be any gun crime. Everybody feels good, nothing gets solved and everyone votes Democrat. Divert the attention away from the real issues by focussing on made up bogey men like Chick-Fil-A.
And the black community continues to be slaughtered.
6 hours ago – Anthony Curtis was shot and killed in Chicago. Curtis was third person murdered within a 3 block area since Saturday.
What “tastes like hate” now?