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Chicago shootings cost billions




CHICAGO – Chicago's annual summer killing spree continued last weekend with two more shooting deaths and 29 wounded. This is the fifth year the summer killings have been ongoing. In 2017 the fourth weekend in August tally was 7 killed, 26 wounded. In 2016, the same weekend tally was 15 killed, 57 wounded;
the 2015 weekend tally was 6 killed, 30 wounded and the same weekend in 2014 saw 7 killed, 36 wounded. 

Thus far in 2018, 322 males have been killed in Chicago, as were 55 females. 298 of the victims were African-American, 47 were Hispanic. 23 were white/caucasian. 

These shootings have cost taxpayers over $110 million dollars thus far this year, HeyJackass.com estimates. Those numbers assume the following:

  • $55,000: Average gunshot victim ER and hospital expenses.
  • $1000: Average CFD ambulance ride, only applicable to 80% of victims, rest self-transport.
  • $800: Homicide-related autopsies.
  • Doesn’t include hospice care or ongoing rehabilitation.

Cost estimates provided by Chicago Killings Cost $2.5 Billion and The bill for treating a gunshot wound: $21,000 for the first 35 minutes.

More at HeyJackAss.com 

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  1. Liberals support gun bans and grabs and are anti-2nd amendment freedom stealing dictators. Liberals also support the murder of 60 million unborn and some born babies since 1973. The hypocrites set the example of murdering 60 million babies since 1973 for the children to learn murder is a problem solving tool. Then the hypocritical libturd democrats whine about gun violence and blame the guns instead of their failure to set a good example for children by valuing human life. Democraps teach human life has no value and feign surprise when Chicago has 100’s of murders. Abortion and democrats are deserving of our hatred for causing people to not value human life and the wasted billions of dollars on hospital, policing, etc… they don’t care about the lives snuffed out, as long as they can murder unborn babies.

  2. It is all an matter of perspective. The average welfare payment is somewhere between 36-43K per year. So taking that in nominal terms assuming they live to an average age of 80 every death results in a saving to the taxpayers of $2,160,000 to $2,580,000. The younger they die the more we save. That is a simple reality. In addition, I am willing to bet, if they vote, these “victims” vote Democrat.

  3. Unborn baby? Do you mean a fetus, or an embryo? Let me guess you lack the mental capabilities to differentiate. Well thankfully laws are not made by the simpleminded portion of our population. Good news for you though an “unborn” baby isn’t alive so (yeah) 60 million less murders. I know that’s alot for your mind to process, so let’s say while you do that stay out of politics.