Chicago Gun Violence: 9 People Dead, 30 Wounded Over Weekend
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Chicago Gun Violence: 9 People Dead, 30 Wounded Over Weekend

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Police investigate the scene of a shooting on May 27 in Chicago, Illinois.

In the middle of increased tensions following a domestic terrorism incident in Virginia, President Donald Trump on Monday questioned why other acts of violence seem to be left out of the mainstream media.

Trump re-tweeted an alt-right figure, who posted a news story regarding another violent weekend in Chicago.

“Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths. No national media outrage. Why is that?” Jack Posobiec wrote.

The re-tweet comes just hours after Trump criticized the media for being too harsh about his response to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. She was killed when a car smashed into her as she was counter protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

According to ABC 7 News, nine people were killed and around 30 other were injured in the Midwestern city between Friday evening and Monday morning. That includes eight people being gunned down over a 17-hour span.

The latest shooting took place early Monday morning in a Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest side of the city. During that incident, the news station reported, a 26-year-old man stood next to a vehicle when another drove by another fired shots at him. The man was pronounced dead by authorities after he suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

That came shortly after three people were shot dead on Chicago’s far South side. A 17-year-old boy, 22-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were the three victims in the incident. Police said they were killed when they allegedly broke into a home and a man who holds a permit shot them dead, police said.

The gun violence marks another weekend in what’s become one of the most dangerous cities in the nation.

According to the Chicago Tribune, about 2,331 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year, which is actually almost 300 people less than last year when gun violence statistics reached rates not seen in 20 years. So far this year, there have been at least 432 homicides, which is down 18 from the number reported at this time last year.

Dealing with the gun violence in Chicago was a talking point of Trump’s presidential campaign, and in June he vowed to do something about it. He announced that his administration assigned 20 ATF agents to fight the gun violence in the city.

“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help,” Trump tweeted.

Officials said a 40-person “strike force” would be working on unsolved shootings and combating gun trafficking.

Trump’s decision to move federal agents to the city came months after he threatened to send in federal agents. He tweeted startling statistics four days into his new job as president on January 24 and vowed to send federal assistance.


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Anonymous

riddle me this… Why isn’t BLM marching daily in the streets of Chicago? Could it be that they don’t really believe black lives matter? I think, the only thing that matters to BLM thugs, is money.

JOHN MAYOR

Question: of the CONVICTED MURDERERS in Chicago from the most recent, to ONE YEAR previous to the most recent, how many grew up in Chicago since birth, and how many have grown up ELSEWHERE up to the age of S-I-X, AND THEN COMMITTED THEIR RESPECTIVE DEED?
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And the reason for this simple question, is itself simple!… if Chicago residents aren’t addressing their HOMEGROWN MURDERERS separately from their TRANSPLANTED MURDERERS, then they will never get a handle on the ONTOLOGY of the MURDER ETIOLOGY/ CAUSATION!
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Here’s the deal!… Early Childhood Development would suggest that the MAIN BEHAVIORAL WIRING happens up to around the age of S-I-X!… therefore, what we need to learn about such murderers– what Chicago residents need to learn!– is which murders are by way of individuals who’ve grown up in Chicago (and thus, pointing a finger at the “Chicago environment”!), versus having grown in a number of OTHER ENVIRONMENTS (and up to the age of S-I-X!) B-E-F-O-R-E having touched down in Chicago! And so… even if a child came to Chicago at age N-I-N-E, THE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT UP TO THE AGE OF S-I-X, WENT ON SOMEWHERE ELSE (AND POSSIBLY, IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT “P-R-E_S-I-X ENVIRONMENTS”!)! And then… apply this blueprint, to EVERY COMMUNITY ON PLANET EARTH, FOR EVERY TYPE OF CRIME KNOWN TO MAN!
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This is about EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONEMNTS, and how these impact on individuals, and how these individuals then impact on OTHER ENVIRONMENTS, P-O-S-T A-G-E S-I-X! Then add in the “BIOLOGIC PREDETERMINANTS” versus the “INFORMATIONAL/ NURTURE DETERMINANTS”, then you have the basis for an efficient and effective PREVENTATIVE MECHANISM/ TOOL for treating ANASTROPHOPATHY! A—–n—–d, BINGO!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!
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P.S.: It is ESSENTIAL that the U.S. Federal Government, and U.S.States, begin to MANDATE the collection and distribution by Policing Agencies (e.g., to Behavioral Research bodies!… Governmental, Academic, and Advocacy based!)… POST CONVICTION!… of these two aforenoted PRIMARY STATISTICS!… without which, PREVENTATIVE MEASURES are nigh I-M-P-O-S-S-I-B-L-E!

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