Chicago: deadlier than a war zone, 74 murders, 410 people shot in JULY ALONE
FREE Catholic Classes
Chicago is a war zone with 400 homicides in the city so far this year. The number of killings makes Chicago more dangerous than actual war zones such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined.
Shootings are a daily occurrence in Chicago, which has a death rate higher than many war zones.
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - There's a war on in Chicago as police report 402 murders as of Aug 1. Last month alone saw 74 murders, 321 shootings, and 410 people shot. And these numbers don't include suicides, self-defense or people killed on area freeways, or by the police.
The freeways are also deadly with 25 people killed by violence this year. Six people were wounded during July.
Although these reports are shocking, police say this year is better than the last, with a 13 percent decline over 2016.
Over the most recent Fourth of July holiday, more than 100 people were shot.
The Chicago police claim to have removed more than 5,000 guns off the streets of Chicago in July alone.
There are several reasons for the violence. Socioeconomic conditions, the hot weather, structural inequality are often cited. These are contributing factors, but none of these problems puts guns into people's hands and pulls triggers. Behind every shooting is person deciding to do harm to another.
More immediate factors include the flow of drugs and weapons into the city. Chicago is a terminal destination for drugs shipped out by the Sinaloa drug cartel. Along with those drugs are weapons. Rival gangs then compete to sell their share of the drugs on the streets and feuds commonly erupt into violence.
While few people will mourn the loss of a gang member, innocent people are more likely to be victims of crossfire or killed as easy targets for revenge.
Various sources have also whistleblown on the CIA, claiming the spy organization has a known connection with the Sinaloa drug cartel. It may be possible that the CIA and other government agencies are exacerbating the problem in Chicago for reasons not fully understood.
Certainly, funneling drugs and weapons into the environment does little to ease the trouble there.
Along with the drugs and violence is a lot of money and corruption. The people who refrain from drugs and violence are often caught up in it anyway because their neighborhoods are turning into war zones.
This problem will continue to persist as long as nothing changes. Chicago is in serious need of economic development and aid, to reverse its slide. There are no plans to deliver such help to the city's people --although the federal government continues to assist the local police in a wide variety of ways.
Copyright 2019 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for January 2019
Young People and the Example of Mary. That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
This is Good Friday. This is the day when the whole world stands still. We recall the great Sacrifice offered on the second tree on ... continue reading
Catholic Relief Services was among 18 organizations that have welcomed the introduction of a Senate Resolution calling on the Trump ... continue reading
A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress last week would allow inmates in federal and state prisons to be eligible for Pell grants, ... continue reading
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill to authorize medically assissted suicide into state law on Friday. Trenton, N.J., (CNA) - Murphy ... continue reading
Students at Georgetown University voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass a referendum that would create a new student fee each semester ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- 'Living Lent': EASTER SUNDAY - HE IS RISEN!
- 'Living Lent': Holy Saturday
- St. Marian: Saint of the Day for Saturday, April 20, 2019
- Daily Reading for Sunday, April 21st, 2019 HD Video
- Daily Readings for Saturday, April 20, 2019
- Daily Reading for Monday, April 22nd, 2019 HD Video
- HOLY SATURDAY: The Whole Earth Keeps Silence
- Daily Reading for Saturday, April 20th, 2019 HD
- Daily Reading for Friday, April 19th, 2019 HD
- Prayer Requests Live for Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 HD
- Daily Reading for Thursday, April 18th, 2019 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org
Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel
Learn the Catholic way
Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all
K-12 & Adult Education Classes
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education
Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.
Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.