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Thursday, May 31, 2018
36 Shot in Chicago During Memorial Day Weekend is ‘Reduction in Gun Violence’
article appeared in Breitbart on May 29th
By Bob Price
A news report indicates that 36 people were shot in the
Chicago area over Memorial Day weekend. At least one outlet highlighted the shootings
that left seven people dead as a “reduction in gun violence.”
Yessir, things be gettin' better
That 36 people being
shot and seven being killed is described as a “reduction in gun violence”
illustrates just how violent the nation’s third largest city remains. The
“reduction,” as reported by USA Today, follows six homicides
and 44 shootings in 2017. Year 2016 saw seven murders and 61 shooting victims
over the same holiday weekend, the national newspaper reported.
The Windy City
reports a 19 percent decrease in murders during the first five months of 2018.
That sounds good until you see that left 191 people murdered. During the same
period in 2017, 237 people were murdered in Chicago.
Chicago is not in any
danger of losing its crown as the murder capital of the U.S., Today stated.
So far this year there were 821 shootings–down from 1,032 during the same
period last year.
Professor Andrew Papachristos said easy access to guns is only part of the
issue. He explained, “Gangs play a key role in facilitating access to
guns.” Gangs are fueled by drug trafficking.
The victims of
Chicago’s Memorial Day Weekend gun violence included five men and two
young women, the newspaper reported. Despite a massive presence of law
enforcement at the local and federal level, no suspects are in custody.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel running a nice, safe city
The U.S. Department
of Justice formed a joint strike force with local law enforcement to make an
effort to reduce gun violence. The DOJ assigned 20 ATF agents to Chicago
to help in the crackdown on gun violence. This brought the total number of ATF
agents in Chicago to 61.
However, earlier this
year, an ATF agent assigned to the task force was shot and critically injured
in an “ambush-style” attack, USA Todayreported. The agent is expected to make a full recovery,
ATF Special Agent in Charge Celinez Nunez said at the time.
complain that, despite strong gun control laws, gang members still have easy
access to guns. They cite traces on the guns used in many shootings to legal
purchases made in Indiana, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.