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Friday, September 09, 2016

Chicago Kills Twice As Many Black People As Police

With more than 500 homicides to date, Chicago is already living its bloodiest year in two decades — and it’s only the tail end of summer.

While the numbers are shocking, the violence visited upon predominately black neighborhoods reveals something less talked about: Chicagoans kill more black people than all of law enforcement does in the entire country. Just reference The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning project on police shootings.

WaPo records officer-involved shooting deaths using an online tracker called “Fatal Force.” The database notes that of 667 people killed by police in 2016, 162 were black, or 24 percent.

By comparison, 375 of Chicago’s homicide victims this year are black, a whopping 75 percent. That means African-Americans are more than twice as likely to be gunned down walking the streets of Chicago than while interacting with police nationwide.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

They can kill each other but a white cop cannot shoot a black thug so CPD should just be all black.

Anonymous said...

and still not enough. they need to step it up and get rid of the undesirables at a better rate. then the murder rate will go down everywhere

Anonymous said...

Baltimore os waaaay behind at only 300. They better kick it up a few notches! Keep up with the other kids, Balto!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Baltimore os waaaay behind at only 300. They better kick it up a few notches! Keep up with the other kids, Balto!

September 9, 2016 at 7:26 PM

how original