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Chicago’s 2016 killing field toll: 3665 shot and wounded, 795 killed



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CHICAGO – 2016 ended with 795 killed, 4378 shot, 3665 shot and wounded in Chicago's notorious west and south side neighborhoods, according to the ongoing count at HeyJackass.com Chicago. 

And, according to former Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy, the shocking numbers are tied to a source few dare mention

During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, McCarthy blamed protests against police brutality in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and Charlotte, N.C., for creating a “political atmosphere of anti-police sentiment.”

“So what’s happening, and this is ironic, is that a movement with the goal of saving black lives at this point is getting black lives taken, because 80 percent of our murder victims here in Chicago are male blacks,” McCarthy said. “Less than half of 1 percent of all the shootings in this city involve police officers shooting civilians.”

Then McCarthy pointed to the incoming Trump Administration for hope in redirecting the current anti-police mood created by the Obama Administration's Justice Department and the "Black Lives Matter" protests:

“I think the Trump election quite frankly is a reaction to that,” he said. “I think the people are tired of career politicians who’ve never really had a job telling us how we should think and how we should act.”

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