The move comes after another violent weekend, with 65 shootings, 18 of them fatal — including three children. “We’re all part of the city,” CPD Supt. David Brown said. “We can no longer turn a blind eye to the violence here.” [emphasis added]
We can’t? Blatant violation of “black lives matter” continues as usual. All who think the police are the problem, please respond.
Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion (Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968), and more recently on politics (Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters, -- Lulu.com, Kindle). Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, he lives now on Chicago's North Side, where four of his and Winnie's six children live close by.
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Chicago shooting deaths compared to combat deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.
At a projected rate of over 100 shootings a week in Chicago, that’s more than 5,000 shootings a year. So far this year there have been over 1,700 shootings and some 332 total homicides, about 305 of them shooting deaths.
Current figures are hard to come by, but at the recorded rate so far this year shooting deaths in Chicago will total 610 for all of 2020.
This compares to:
Total U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan since 2001: 1,856. 103 a year.
Total U.S. combat deaths in Iraq since 2003: 3,836. 226 a year.