How the ‘Ferguson effect’ is destroying Chicago

Violence in Chicago is reaching epidemic proportions. In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every 2¹/₂ hours and someone murdered every 14 hours, for a total of nearly 1,400 nonfatal shooting victims and 240 fatalities.

Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one per hour, dwarfing the previous year’s tally of 53 shootings over the same period. The violence is spilling over from the city’s gang-infested South and West sides into the downtown business district; even Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies.

  • Cat-astrophe

    I would not want to be a police officer in America.
    Yes, Obama has got the situation with them right where Bill Ayers wants it to be.

    • Seems so.

    • Alain

      Trust me nor would you want to be one in Canada today.

  • lolwut?
    • But they’re so friendly!

      • desertpatriot

        …and employable

        • lolwut?

          We could put them in orange jumpsuits and use them as traffic cones.

  • canminuteman

    Let blacks police blacks.

    • desertpatriot


  • desertpatriot

    ‘burn baby burn’

  • Norman_In_New_York

    That someone who is shot every 2 1/2 hours must have more holes in his body than a wheel of Swiss cheese.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I don’t care. This is like arguing that the “Arab Spring” was a good thing for Arabs. Fuck it.