ABC News focused on the rise in gun violence in Chicago, which has strict gun control laws and thereby restricts law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves. However, buried in the article is a telling statement from the Chicago police superintendent: And an increase in the reluctance by law enforcement to engage in proactive, violence prevention policies. […]
No mention of how Chicago has pretty stringent gun control laws on the books, but did mention how repeat offenders armed with illegal guns are causing so much death and violence in Chicago. 90 homicides were recorded this August, when the last time that happened was in 1996. Photo by Our Lady of Fatima – […]
But gun control was supposed to drive down crime rates, or something? Three major cities accounted for more than half of the rise in the national murder rate between 2014 and 2015, a new report shows. Though overall crime rates were stagnant in America’s 30 largest cities the murder rate rose 13.3 percent, according to a report […]
That’s not a good thing, to have over 27,000 killings this year and possibly unseat El Salvador as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. Thanks, Nicolas Maduro. Photo by Cancillería Ecuador
D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier and Mayor Muriel Bowser are under heavy criticism for not containing the violence, which has D.C. residents scared.
In a weekend poll, 97.5% of D.C. police officers said they had no confidence in police chief Cathy Lanier’s handling of the department.
As Fox News noted: “Store owners, restaurateurs, pub owners and others in and around the Inner Harbor say the long Memorial Day weekend did help them recover losses associated with the looting and rioting sparked by the April 19 death of 25-year-old Gray in police custody.” “But merchants worry the national attention on Baltimore’s crime wave […]
So far, 110 homicides for Baltimore, Maryland this year and it is one of the worst months of crime in years. Also, 38 people have been killed this past month. Now, local residents say the Baltimore police have abandoned them after the Freddie Gray protests.
1/6/2017 - Buried Lede on Tentative Policing Post-Ferguson in ABC News’ Article on ‘Out of Control’ Chicago Violence
9/2/2016 - ABC News Glances over Strict Gun Laws in Chicago as August Homicide Rate was Highest in 20 Years
4/22/2016 - D.C., Chicago & Baltimore Account for Over Half of U.S.’s Murder Rate Increase
12/30/2015 - Socialism ‘Works’: Homicide Rate Climbs in Venezuela, Could Surpass El Salvador
8/31/2015 - DC’s Homicides Tally Matches all of 2014 with 105 Homicide Deaths
8/31/2015 - DC Homicides on the Rise and 97.5% of DC Cops Lack Confidence in Police Chief
5/30/2015 - Tourism and Sales Down in Baltimore, Leading to Worries of Economic Exodus
5/29/2015 - Baltimore, Maryland Suffering from a Surge of Violence since Freddie Gray Protests