The 70 percent nonwhite city of Chicago set a new record for murder and mayhem in January 2016, clocking up no less than 51 murders and 241 shootings for the month, according to the city’s police department.
According to the police, “gang conflicts and retaliatory violence” are the primary driver of the ongoing violence—meaning that the black and Hispanic gangs are stepping up their internal wars over crime turfs and drugs.
In spite of the obvious fact that the murder and violence rate is almost exclusively the product of the city’s nonwhite population, media coverage such as that in USA Today still focuses on alleged “white racism.”
The USA Today report on the record number of black crimes is, for example, immediately followed by a paragraph reading:
But the rise in violence also notably comes as the Chicago Police Department faces increased scrutiny following the court-ordered release of a police video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times, and as the department implements changes in how it monitors street stops by officers.
The irrelevancy of that paragraph to the fact that nonwhite crime is destroying the third largest city in America is made even more obvious by the next set of figures the article provides:
– There were 29 murders in Chicago for the month of January 2015, up from 20 murders for the month in 2014.
– In addition to the spike in killings, the Chicago police department said that it recorded 241 shooting incidents for the month, more than double the 119 incidents recorded last January.
– There were 468 murders in Chicago in 2015, a 12.5 percent increase from the year before.
– There were 2,900 shootings in Chicago in 2015, a 13 percent increase from the year before.
The police department also announced that it has started conducting raids in areas of the city which, it said, “are problematic.”
Of course, by this they mean the least white parts of the city—i.e. the majority of the city.
One raid last week netted 64 arrests, including 40 suspects who are documented gang members, and the seizure of over $200,000 worth of drugs. Police say they also seized 19 weapons in the raid.