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Chicago violence reaches new depths in June




CHICAGO – It's the first day of July 2016, and Chicago violence reached a new low when shootings increased by 50 percent over last June, according to a report by DNAInfo Chicago.

Chicago – which has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation – has "An Orlando every month" the source says. About 416 people were wounded in 333 shootings this June, a sharp spike from a year ago, when in June there were 272 victims in 218 shootings. 

Over the past 30 days, 70 Chicagoans died as the result of shootings, compared to 43 last year. 

A chart shows the dramatic spike in Chicago violence:



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  1. So, we can conclude Chicago is becoming less civilized and people are being raised to not value human life. I wonder if the CPS teaching students the taking of an unborn baby’s life is healthcare could be responsible in part for its citizens not respecting human life.
    You morons in Chicago can keep blaming the guns(like it shoot itself) instead of placing the blame where it belongs. The blame belongs on the community, and the failure of instilling a good moral foundation in its children.
    In Chicago what I wrote is probably hate speech, the truth is hate to those who don’t accept responsibility for their failures….

  2. Pursuant to agreements with the DOJ and ACLU, Chicago police are required to fill out a three page form (70 information fields) for each stop they execute, taking 30 minutes to an hour to complete. These are subject to intense scrutiny by these institutions to make sure the stops were politically correct. That plus the ubiquitous presence of cell phone cameras have contributed to a 90% drop in stops which could have yielded guns, outstanding warrants and criminal association.
    There were at least four robberies, including two armed, near Millennium Park last week, in broad daylight. There are no safe areas in Chicago.