a gang problem."
Yep. Check the numbers:
So what is happening in Chicago to drive it to the gates of hell ahead of Zimbabwe and Rwanda?
A breakdown of the Chicago killing fields shows that 83% of those murdered in Chicago last year had criminal records. In Philly, it’s 75%. In Milwaukee it’s 77% percent. In New Orleans, it’s 64%. In Baltimore, it’s 91%. Many were felons who had served time. And as many as 80% of the homicides were gang related.
Chicago’s problem isn’t guns; it’s gangs. Gun control efforts in
Chicago or any other major city are doomed because gangs represent
organized crime networks which stretch down to Mexico, and trying to cut
off their gun supply will be as effective as trying to cut off their
More at the post. Which reminds me of something I posted on before:
...Can't remember the ladies name, the show was on KTOK in the afternoons. Not my favorite show, but tended to listen most days.
afternoon I was driving south and had her on while she was going on
about the 'murder epidemic' in the U.S. and touching on the need for
more gun laws(early 80's I believe) because things were 'so much better'
in Britain, etc. A guy called in and pointed out the same problem
noted in Kevin's post, that if you weren't an inner-city minority male,
you weren't facing an 'epidemic; that the mess there was primarily gang-
and drug-related, and that if you subtracted those numbers from our
homicide rate, our numbers were actually very close to those of Britain.
She asked him "Then what's the answer?" and he replied he didn't know
what the whole answer to it was.
And she absolutely savaged him.
"How dare you say such things without having an answer for them", etc.
And the next guy who called in started off with "And he'll tell you
'some of his friends are black', won't he?", and the two of them spent
the next couple of minutes talking about how obviously the guy was a racist, and so forth.
I turned her off. And I never listened to her show again. That was
the first time I can remember I actually got hit with the bullshit that
taking note of a problem made you a racist/bigot/homophobe/(fill in the
That was long before I heard Denny's term Race Warlord Poverty Pimp. That was before it became a general club to yell RACIST!!! at anyone who brought up inconvenient facts.
It's the standard of the socialist left anymore.
And one of the big reasons the term 'racist' doesn't mean much anymore.