Chicago celebrates Mothers Day Weekend with 7 killed, at least 49 wounded

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CHICAGO (WLS) --
The violence plaguing Chicago did not stop this Mother's Day weekend. At least 49 people were shot and seven died over the last three days in locations all over the city.

Community members spoke out against the violence on a weekend when mothers are supposed to be spending time with their children, not saying goodbye.





On Friday, mothers who lost children to violence pleaded for calm over the weekend, but their pleas seemed to fall on deaf ears. Community activist Andrew Holmes is outraged by the all-too-familiar crime stats.


"It is tough on a mother. She carried that child nine months and to lose that child within a matter of seconds at the hand of another individual. That is a tough burden," he said.

Holmes and other community members working to stop the bloodshed gathered Sunday near Mt. Hope Cemetery, a place they say many grieving mothers spent the day remembering children killed on city streets.

"If you look over there, that place was so packed it looked like a drive-thru," said Michael Airhart, CEO of All Kids Matter.

"Men, we need to step up more like we have been doing, get these streets, beat these streets, talk to these teens," Holmes said.

They want to make mothers aware of community programs available for children aimed at keeping young people away from a deadly cycle of violence

49 shootings, 7 fatal, during violent Mother's Day weekend | abc7chicago.com

Great job Democrats!
 
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I'm perplexed over the right's racially motivated glee whenever someone is killed by gunfire.

Especially in Chicago, when the facts don't equal the glee.

According To FBI Statistics, Chicago Lags Behind National Murder Decreases « CBS Chicago

The FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report revealed that Chicago was far from the “murder capital” label it sometimes receives. Still, when you look at 10 years of FBI violent crime statistics for Chicago, the Windy City continues to lag behind the nation when it comes to reducing murders.

The FBI’s most recent numbers marked a change for Chicago. For the first time in decades, the FBI provided complete violent crime statistics for the Windy City.

With a population of 2,724,121 people, Chicago had 24,089 violent crimes in 2014. Nationally, with a population of 318,857,056 people, there were 1,798,792 violent crimes in 2014, a .2 percent drop from the year before.

Violent crime includes four categories: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

Since Chicago’s violent crime statistics are incomplete prior to 2014, it’s difficult to measure Chicago’s progress over the past decade.

Breaking it down by individual violent crimes, Chicago saw a small decrease in murders from year-to-year. This .72 percent drop in murders was a slightly larger drop than the nation’s .49 percent drop.
I'm sure the murder rate would continue to decline as the states surrounding Illinois begin enacting stricter gun laws.
 
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Chicago Passes 1,000 Shooting Victims For 2016 « CBS Chicago

More than 1,000 shootings so far this year.

The Mayor responds with hashtags.



https://twitter.com/ChicagosMayor/status/723247891045879808/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

More decisive action from a Democrat-run city with some of the strongest gun control laws on the books.

The idiots on the left blame an inanimate object for their problems rather than doing something of substance, because that would involve admitting that they created a toxic culture of victimhood that denigrates education and celebrates delinquency. But nothing is ever a liberal's fault, now is it?
 

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In the last two decades, Chicago's violent crime stats have dropped. Gun related deaths are down by ~50% in the last 20 years.

The problems are poverty, gangs, drugs, guns and a failure to present opportunities in a handful of afflicted neighborhoods.
 
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In the last decade, Chicago's violent crime stats have dropped. Gun related deaths are down by ~50% in the last 20 years.

The problems are poverty, gangs, drugs, guns and a failure to present opportunities in a handful of afflicted neighborhoods.
Umm.... a failure to present opportunities?

I'm sorry, I appreciate your post, but the excuse train for individuals bad behavior has reached the end of the line.
 
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