Chicago Marks the “Deadliest” July in 10 Years
After marking through the deadliest May in 21 years, Chicago again closed a deadliest July in 10 years, 65 people were killed.
This has pushed the number of homicides in the city by July this year to nearly 400. The total number for all of last year was 490.
It was the deadliest July since Y 2006, according to Chicago Police Department records.
Chicago, the city that Barack Hussein and Michelle Robinson Obama call home, is notorious for shooting that happens every day. And data show that the situation has gotten worse since annually, with increasing residents having the intention to moving away and out of the city.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson cited gang conflicts and the proliferation of illegal guns for increased violence in early June. Chicago has one of the nations stiffest gun control laws.
Social media also contributed to the violence, he said, where some young people “taunt each other, brag about their crimes and dare others to confront them.” Then they do and shoot it out leaving blood in the streets daily.
Mr. Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s mayor, Hillary Clinton hails from Chicago, and does Mr. Obama’s closest adviser, Valerie Bowman Jarrett.