And the bodies keep stacking up

The dead multiply in Chicago, the fruit of the gang wars ripening in August.

With at least 78 killed so far, August is the deadliest month in nearly 20 years, according to a Tribune analysis. It’s all but certain that the city’s homicide total will push beyond the 491 dead of last year.

And people in those Chicago neighborhoods that have become killing fields look with dread toward the Labor Day weekend. So do City Hall and the police.


Some call it “gun violence,” a definition greatly appreciated by Democratic politicians like those at City Hall. They can point to guns and take that voter anger over homicide numbers and channel it into a safe space.

But there are plenty of guns in the suburbs, and suburbanites aren’t slaughtering each other.

It’s the gang wars.

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7 Responses to And the bodies keep stacking up

  1. B says:

    And Black Lives Matter is completely silent.

    Even though the majority of those shot and killed are black.

    Odd, that.

    • Brad_in_IL says:

      A while back Montell Williams called out CNN’s Don Lemon on this very point — why are the BLM people not talking about “black on black” violence? Lemon was flabbergasted and truly was without words to reply. I was an amusing piece, to say the very least.

  2. Unclezip says:

    Check out the Second City Cop blog to get their perspective.

  3. bogsidebunny says:

    And Obama smiles!

  4. Mike says:

    I, for one, am hoping for a bang-up Labor Day weekend.

  5. Jeffery in Alabama says:

    Of course there is a concerted effort by the media to quell true crime statistics and particularly black on black crime. Just this past weekend seven people were shot and one killed at a “Love Thy Neighbor Rally” in Brighton a community just outside Birmingham, Alabama. Reports vary with some reports stating four shot while others report seven in a community of less than three thousand souls. See the story here.

  6. Granny says:

    Solution: Roll a huge truck full of Meth and guns into the Southside then barricade them in. Wait two days and bulldoze the remains into a pile and burn it. Sounds like a plan to me.

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