The Windy City of Chicago has richly earned the reputation of a killing field for blacks and Hispanics. Last year alone, 2,996 were shot and 447 died. That’s a shooting every three hours. Life expectancy is shockingly low in this totally gun regulated, Progressive utopia.
The whopping majority of the victims are black. 78.5% to be exact. For Hispanics, it is 16.5%. Black on black crime is off the charts there, but Black Lives Matter seems to be strangely absent and silent when it comes to that Ole Toddling Town. As of the end of August, Chicago had already topped last year’s record. In fact, it is the worst it has been there in 20 years. That’s saying something for a city drenched in blood.
From The Federalist Papers Project:
Chicago ticked past a pair of grim milestones as August passed into September. Chicago Police said 90 people were murdered in the city in August. A few hours into Sept. 1, the total number of murders in 2016 reached 469, exceeding the tally for all of last year.
The number of murders in August was the most in a single month during an already bloody year, and the most in a one-month span in 20 years.
Year-to-date, the city has endured a 50 percent increase in murders and a similar spike in other categories of violent crime, while also grappling with public furor over police tactics following the release last year of video of a CPD officer pumping 16 bullets into teenager Laquan McDonald.
A 50% increase in murders and violent crime in a city where you can’t even legally buy a gun. The guns aren’t the problem… the culture is… which is Progressive in nature and deadly. Crime there is skyrocketing as “police avoid becoming the next viral video.”
Last year, video footage surfaced that showcased a white cop shooting a black teenager sixteen times. Enter the Justice Department who conducted a civil rights investigation into the Chicago PD. The FBI says that the police are now taking a more ‘relaxed approach’ towards crime in order not to become an instant hit on social media. They call this the “Ferguson Effect.” In Chicago though, they call it the “Laquan McDonald Effect” after the teenager that was shot. When police fear doing their job because they could be reprimanded, fired, jailed or killed, you no longer have an effective police force.
It doesn’t matter anymore whether a shooting is justified or not… a police officer is judged guilty the minute he pulls the trigger by those such as Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. If the victim is a minority, they are deemed innocent regardless of what they have done or are doing. Riots ensue and cop-haters assassinate police to the cheers of BLM radical racists.
Take a long look at Chicago… this is what a city looks like that has spiraled out of control, has taken the right of self-protection from their citizens and has demonized and suppressed their own police force.