News It's time Chicago got tough with it's gun laws!

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    Enough is enough:tld:


    Chicago endures bloodiest month in decades with 90 people killed in August alone - more than the number of homicides in New York and Los Angeles COMBINED

    Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, thanks in part to a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year.
    Police said that 90 people were killed last month, a 66 per cent increase over August 2015.
    There were 472 shooting victims — an average of more than 15 people per day.
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    Police investigate a scene in Chicago where gunfire at a birthday party left a man dead and a woman injured on August 7, 2016
    The 90 homicides were the most the city has seen in any month since August 1996, according to Chicago Police Department data.
    Among the victims this year have been innocent bystanders, including a father paying bills at his kitchen table and the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, who was shot last month while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school.

    In total, there were more than 449 homicides across the city from January 1 this year until the end of August, which was a jump of roughly 50 per cent on the same period in 2015, police said.
    The number is more than the total number of homicides in New York and Los Angeles - America's two biggest cities - combined.
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    Chicago has recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year
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    There were 472 shooting victims — an average of more than 15 people per day. Not all the shootings were deadly
    Midway through August there were 222 homicides in New York City and 182 in Los Angeles.
    It is also a staggering 80 per cent higher than it was in 2014, which was the year the city had the lowest homicide rate in a half-century.
    Many attribute the increase in Chicago homicides to the huge jump in the number of shootings, which have been climbing since 2013 and have topped 2,312 so far this year.
    That's about 48 per cent more than in the same time frame last year, and easily surpasses the total recorded in all of 2014, when there were 2,084.
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    Police said that 90 people were killed last month, a 66 per cent increase over August 2015. Pictured is an officer standing at the scene of a fatal shooting on August 6
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    The 90 homicides were the most the city has seen in any month since August 1996. Pictured, an officer watches an evidence technician work at a crime scene
    But despite plenty of evidence charting the change, experts cannot explain exactly why the streets are becoming so much more dangerous.
    Chicago police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel frequently point to gang violence and the easy availability of guns. The city once had some of the nation's strictest gun-control laws, but many are no longer on the books.
    Last year, the police department said it confiscated nearly 7,000 illegal guns. The department said Thursday police have taken in 5,900 guns so far this year, an increase of nearly 22 per cent over 2015.
    Others point to a loss of trust between police and the community, a long-standing problem that grew worse after Chicago police released a squad-car video in November that showed a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.
    The video of Laquan McDonald's death set off weeks of protests.
    Figures also show the majority of Chicago's killings have been concentrated in five police districts on the city's South and West sides, where neighborhoods struggle with gang membership, high unemployment and poverty.
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    In total, there were more than 449 homicides across the city from January 1 this year until the end of August. Pictured are police standing near when a man was shot by an officer
    Police say the number of homicides is down or even in six police districts compared with last year.
    Shockingly, there have also been 15 children under the age of 10 shot in the first six months of the year, seven more than in the first half of 2015.
    None of the shootings were fatal.
    The victims included a 6-year-old girl who was drawing with sidewalk chalk when she was shot in the back with a bullet intended for rival gang members.
    Another example was when a bullet pierced the cheek of a four-year-old boy as he walked down a sidewalk, holding his mother's hand.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...des-hit-20-year-high-gun-violence-spikes.html
     
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    Sounds like new laws would be just the thing to stop that problem.
     
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    Population control by lead poisoning please carry on.
     
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    Why don't we give Illinois to Canada and Florida to Mexico? That'll solve 30% of our problems right off the bat.
     
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    Sure, give'um excuse's. :)
     
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    I blame white people of the suburbs
     
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    Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the country.
    I am sure the young punk criminals obey each and every law.
    A very small number of these punks cause all of the problems and per capita Chicago is no worse than any other big city in the country. Blaming the entire city for what a few do is like blaming every member of Dawgshed for what one asshole does.
     
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    Rubber bullets are the answer.
     
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    I agree and if they'd quit oppressing the blacks this shit wouldn't happen !:grad:
     
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    I guess you missed the more homicides than Los Angeles and New York combined tidbit Chief. The police are being vilified in the media and people like Colin Kaepernick and yet they are not the problem. We've created an environment in this society that addressing problems that affect the black community or criticizing or blaming black people for problems is deemed "racist". And of course being "racist" is the worst crime you can commit today, there's no redemption in the court of public opinion. Homicide is the number one cause of death for black men 16-34 and people would rather deflect than address the problem as more black men die.


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    And your solution to the problem is?
     
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    Not allowing for the vilification of cops is one. They are the ones that can help cut back the homicide rate and yet are being blamed for "hunting black people." This hyperbole and slander needs to stop and Politicians on both sides shouldn't pander to the people who push this lie. Second, stop being soft on crime and releasing criminals early. Crime causes poverty by putting criminals back in communities who end up terrorizing those communities not helping them. Stop the "snitches get stitches" mentality and work with police to address everyday crime that should be handled by police and not ignored because someone in your community might be punished. Those criminals are the enemy not police.

    There also a bunch of social programs that are harmful too that make people dependent on the government and minimize the importance of a father. Addressing single parent homes as a major cause should be done too.
     
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    The police are being vilified by the media not by Chicago or its politicians. Also most black people in the city hate these crimes and there have beem many demonstrations against these crimes and guns.
     
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    Wonder why obama never vacations there or plays golf among em. This is his (and hitlery's) utopia of gun control.
     
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    Trumps fault :fil:
     
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    And BLM is all upset about this right?
     
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    Say what you will but I bet Trump will build a wall around South Chicago and make the hoodlums pay for it!