Black gun crime is the leading cause of shootings in America, not the odd white male lunatic, new figures from the city of Chicago have revealed.
According to official statistics, Chicago sees one shooting every 6.3 hours. So far this year, there have been 441 shootings and 100 confirmed deaths in the city, which is 69 percent nonwhite (according to the 2010 census).
This works out, statistically speaking, to 3.8 shootings per day.
In 2012, there were 2,670 shootings in Chicago, up 20 percent from 2,217 in 2011. In addition, the number of murders in 2012 was 535, up 21 percent from 441 in 2011.
The number of murders in Chicago last year was roughly equivalent to the number of murders in the entire country of Japan during 2012.
The majority black city of Chicago is so strapped for cash that it is planning to close 54 public schools. It is estimated that Chicago schools will run a budget deficit of about a billion dollars in 2013.
A shortage of money (as the majority of the city’s residents appear not to be “economically active”) means that there are only about 200 police officers assigned to Chicago’s Gang Enforcement Unit to handle the estimated 100,000 gang members living in the city.
According to the Chicago police, there is “tribal warfare” on the streets of the city.
“Almost all the violence we’re seeing now is from the gangs,” a police officer told a TV news show on the Chicago crime rate. “When there’s a shooting we’ll respond to the shooting. We’ll figure out where we believe the most likely area for retaliation is and we’ll work that area trying to both prevent retaliation and possibly build a case on offenders.”
“The gangs have lost their hierarchy, so to speak, and without a chain of command there’s really nobody keeping things in check,” the officer said. The nonwhite gang leaders are mostly in prison—or
dead. Those left are young, reckless, and often terrible shots.
“Instead of a bullet with somebody’s name on it, we have a bullet that reads ‘To whom it may concern,’” he said. The result is a spate of shootings that have killed or wounded young children, even toddlers.”