Outlawing guns didn’t help. Obviously. And now? Police rolled out a new policy to keep the ACLU happy. And gun crime spiked. Whoops!
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.
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 percent 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.
Police said the disturbing rise in violence is driven by gangs and mostly contained to a handful of pockets on the city’s South and West sides.
The grim rise in violence comes after the Chicago Police Department reported 468 murders in 2015, a 12.5% increase from the year before. There were 2,900 shootings in 2015, 13% more than the year before, according to Police Department records.
The rise in violence comes as the police department reported a decrease in investigative stops by cops on the streets during the first two months of the year. The police department entered an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union, which went into effect Jan. 1, to record contact cards for all street stops after the organization criticized the city’s police for disproportionately targeting minorities for questioning and searches.
Police complained that the new forms were too time-consuming to fill out. Officers were allowed to begin using more simplified forms at the beginning of March. The department said gun arrests have increased significantly since the new forms were put in place.
So, Yet another Lefist policy rolls out and even MORE people die.
Compared to what America’s Mayor did in New York? No contest.
Isn’t it Great news that Obama spent his energy ‘Organizing’ Chicago? We didn’t actually think he meant Organized crime!
If you want a fantastic little site that tracks all kinds of Chicago gun stats that will make liberal heads spin. It’s called Hey Jackass!
It’s got fun facts like this one!
and this one
and (good Lord NO!) THIS One!