“Some 72.5% of black children today are born out of wedlock.”
Chicago is experiencing an incredible surge in gangster violence that has experts wondering what exactly is going on. Gang violence is up 30% since last year, and the murder rate has skyrocketed by 37% since this time in 2011.
Over the Independence Day weekend, 15 people were shot, some of whom were children. Previous weekends were much worse. On the weekend of June 16-17, 35 people were wounded, and seven killed. The previous weekend 40 Chicagoans were shot, and eight died. On Memorial Day weekend, 40 people were shot, and 10 died. By far the worst violence occurred on the weekend of March 17-18, when 49 people were shot and 10 people killed, including a six-year-old girl. So far this year, a whopping 279 people have been killed in Chicago, largely due to gang turf wars.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s answer to the problem has been to close down corner liquor stores and tear down abandoned buildings where gang members hang out.
Comment....Hows that working out for you Rahm? The gangs should all move to Connecticut because now they are selling booze on Sundays and there is no death penalty...I think the gangs are angry because they want a piece of the action from the corrupt Illinois political machine. The Politicians just don't want to share. Maybe the gangs want a Senate seat for free or to be able to sell drugs legally in the Capital Building. It could be the the Politicians want a piece of the action from the drug money. Hey, you never know? Its not unheard of in that State. The casualty report above looks like its from Afghanistan. The only thing missing is the road side bombs. But wait, sooner or later someone will think of that. Yes, you're right, Illinois is Obama's home State. Maybe he can send them some free Federal money and quiet things down. If only to bring the statistics down to be able to say the crime rate is dropping like in Connecticut. Not that, that has anything to do with it. Its always about self interest and how much cash they can get. Its always getting reelected and their off shore bank accounts that they don't want you to know about...