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Chicago has had 3,000 shootings so far this year — hitting a two-decade high

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Another bloody weekend in Chicago has catapulted its total number of shootings this year over the 3,000 mark – a two-decade high for the midwestern city. Around 480 of those shootings have been fatal; much more than other metropolitan cities like New York or Los Angeles, but about half as many as were recorded in the early 1990’s.

Ten people were murdered and 36 wounded in Chicago over the weekend. Late on Friday, police reported witnessing a drive-by shooting near a restaurant in Humboldt Park – ranked the city’s fifth most dangerous neighborhood – and a 17-year-old boy was later found dead with gunshot wounds in a car.

Two men in their twenties were sitting in a parked car on the city’s southwest on Saturday afternoon when a group of people approached and opened fire, killing one and injuring the other.

On Sunday evening, police discovered the body of a trans woman whose throat had been slit, near train tracks on the city’s West Side on Sunday.

By the early hours of Monday, more than 3,029 people had been shot – according to data collected by the Chicago Tribune – surpassing 2015’s end-of-year total of 2,980.

Local law enforcement agencies are overwhelmed by the sheer number of shootings and crimes, and unsolved cases continue to pile up. A local crime data compiler found that suspects were only charged in 19.3 percent of 527 homicides in Chicago since the beginning of the year.

The Tribune wrote that local police agencies generally blame the city’s violence on the trafficking of illegal firearms into Illinois – which has some of the most stringent gun restrictions in the country – and deep-running gang problem. The city’s gangs are, according to the Tribune, increasingly fragmented and disorganized, which allows for petty hostilities to quickly turn violent.

Others cite the “Ferguson effect” – where increased scrutiny of police after incidents, like the death of black Chicago teen Laquan McDonald, has supposedly fostered low morale among law enforcement and led to less vigorous policing.

https://news.vice.com/article/chicago-has-had-3000-shootings-so-far-this-year-hitting-a-two-decade-high

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21 Comments on Chicago has had 3,000 shootings so far this year — hitting a two-decade high

  1. Don’t forget devaluing the property of a neighborhood and increasing the crime rate!!!

  2. True, but why are we even acknowledging them, they should just pick and not be heard-speaking results in a wipping

  3. What the hell is wrong with “You People”, stop committing crimes and or being a threat and there won’t be any good reason for the cops to shoot your ass, and now protesting is just an excuse for the rest of the criminals to loot and steal-look at the LA riots, just another excuse for welfare reciepiants to get more free stuff from the hard working decent people of this nation.

  4. Gofers. Go for anything stand for nothing. The history you learned in school is a lie it’s his-story. Your TV is filled with lies and propaganda. All lives matter just cus some had to live in caves and lost there skin color don’t mean shit. The wizard behind the curtain created terrorists to BLM. Divide and conquer but it’s god will at the end. So speak hate and cast the 1st stone. When you judged don’t try to switch up and sugarcoat your actions. When everybody stands together then shit will change. Until then keep being an Internet racist because we all know you won’t do it in public

  5. Go fuck your sister in the bathtub that’s in your back yard that has all the shit stains in it. Bitch

  6. RG3 fucking all your white bitches.😭😭😭😭

  7. America created AIDS you backwoods hillbilly. Just like Zika and Ebola at fort Detrick Maryland. Your Europeans are letting middle East immigrants rape your European white women. Y’all stole this country destroyed Africa and the plant. You sound like your 15 and fuck your cousin. Segregation will be wealth soon not color. So when it all falls down hope y’all racist punk bitches are ready cus us niggers/niggaz are coming for that ass when 911 stop working hope it lil punk ass ready. You are out numbered and your own will turn on you. Trump can’t save you go vote if your old enough but it won’t help cus us check ain’t long enough.

    • If America creating AIDS/crack to the ghetto, it proves how stupid and ignorant a culture can be to not be able to overcome it-the Europeans and descendants have always been able too, time to take note and to stop blaming everyone else for your lack of will to achieve, your just lazy-always have been!!!

  8. Attract of the hill Billy’s. Ctfu niggers,niggers,niggers. Sound dumb ass shit. Hey Neanderthal go back to your cave and be amazed by fire while you smoke meth and molest your niece. Bitch

    • I can handle the truth but it just seems like non of yall can’t handle this truth that we can change and if we change the society of this world can change, is it really hard to become true to yourself to show respect to another and not calling names at each other for no reason and I know I ain’t the smartest person in the world but doesn’t mean I’m gonna give up easily.

    • Very mature you think you a man for saying rude disgusting shit like that.

    • I’ll go back to my cave will you go back to your tree and wait for me to go to work so you can rob my cave cause we all know you aren’t gonna work for anything-we stereotype you for a reason, because you will always live up to it without any delay!!!

  9. There human beings they ain’t apes nor niggers and they don’t belong in the jungle they deserve better than living in a ghetto neighborhood. Black people have been judge, hated, unequal for years and it never change not one bit and not just blacks too many other people goes through this and why should we keep letting this happen it will only get worse.

  10. CHRISTIE, Dylan (dchri88) // September 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm //

    sup blood

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  11. So when are the blacks gonna get smart enough and protest/march against there own people??? They protest the police hoping to get beat to earn a payday-we all know that!!!

    • They don’t have to protest against there own people because that won’t help protesting never really helps gotta think out of the box it ain’t gonna be easy it’s gonna be really difficult and I’m willing to do that when I become a full grown adult.

  12. People have to do what’s necessary to keep themselves alive you don’t understand what those people situation are and how bad, yea sure some might do it for fun or whatever but still doesn’t mean u call them niggers or “The one GOOD THING is that they shoot each other. Lol” That’s messed up what if your kind of people start doing the same thing as they are.

    • But there’s still hope to change the world into a better place it probably seems impossible for some people but it is possible and if we just watch them all kill each other while everybody watches and when it ends it won’t solve anything it might seems like it would but it won’t, it’s not there fault it’s no one’s fault besides the government they say we would be treated equal as one another but we never got that they just only care about money, power and keeping people in the system and they don’t want us to become more powerful than they are.

  13. shut up rocco. i got my whole class clowning you dude! idiot

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