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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 weeks ago

Gun violence is surging in cities, and hitting communities of color hardest--Yeah for BLM?

CHICAGO — For many major U.S. cities, this year has been marked by bullets and bloodshed.

Over 1,500 people have been shot in Chicago, almost 900 in Philadelphia, and more than 500 in New York City so far in 2020 all up significantly from the same time last year (1,018 in Chicago, 701 in Philadelphia and 355 in New York).

The surge in shootings has been particularly painful for communities of color, which have disproportionately endured the weight of the COVID-19 crisis, the economic recession and social unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in May.

In New York City, after the number of shooting victims more than doubled from June 2019 to this June, every person who has been shot this July, nearly 100 in total, has been a member of the minority community, according to the police department. And in June, 97 percent of the shooting victims were minorities, the department said.

101 pairs of shoes and a casket are laid out during a vigil to represent the 101 shooting victims in the 74 gun violence incidents that took place over the past week throughout New York City,  

Among the victims was a 7-year-old girl, Natalia Wallace, who was fatally shot at a family gathering over the Fourth of July weekend on the West Side.

Predominantly Black neighborhoods in recent decades have averaged five times as many violent crimes as predominantly white communities, according to a 2016 study by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Not surprising why  whiny cons snowflakes are really against gun control

  • 3 weeks ago

    Amazing, isn't it? And yet there must be something very wrong with me when I admit that I find this just a little humorous. Democrats claim to hold the intellectual corner on most any topic and yet, this sort of result has CONSISTENTLY given the lie to their claim. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The solution is simple.

    Take the guns away.

    From everyone.

    Even the police.

    Especially the police.

  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It's as if the Democratic establishment didn't care about black lives at all.

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  • RockIt
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    and liberals cheer on all those liberals responsible for this surge in crime.  Proof positive that liberal politicians are sociopaths who take delight in murder and mayhem.

  • 3 weeks ago

    note, cities run by demoncrats

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Surely the answer to this senseless violence is to ban Aunt Jemima pancake syrup.

  • Shorty
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Lefty dem & its BLM called for defund the cops, now they deserved what they call for.

    The people there get what they vote for.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    LOL democrat cities are such trash piles, first the virus decimates them and now the thugs are finishing them off. LOL How awesome.

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