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Chicago Murder Rate Hits 13, Only 9 Days Into the New Year

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 9, 2013 @ 1:46 pm In The Point | 17 Comments

Gun control continues to score more points as Chicago show that the people in Obamaville are capable of killing more people than there are days in the week [1].

The first Chicagoan murdered in the new year was Octavius Dontrell Lamb.


Then followed 12 others. Including the latest casualty, Tyshawn Blanton.


The majority of those killed were black men. Most were in their 20s. However there were a few exceptions.

Michael Kozel, a 57 year old auto shop owner [4], whose last words were “‘They shot me in the back.” Angela Welch, 55, was stabbed to death [5] by her daughter. For the most part though the pattern consisted of young black men shooting other black men. And if Obama and Holder would like to have that conversation on gun violence in this country, they should start at home, right in their own communities who clearly need their help.

Chicago’s murder rate is already up 15% in the new year over the last year. Chicago’s gun control is no match [6] for its gangs who are at the root of its murder rate.

Chicago police Superintendent Gary McCarthy believes most of the violent crime in the city is “absolutely” gang-related. He said the problem has a lot to do with drugs, guns and gang wars.

The city’s largest gang is having an internal war. Chicago has the largest gang population in the country, with approximately 100,000 members who commit 75 to 80 percent of the city’s homicides.

As I wrote before, the high murder rate isn’t a gun control problem, it’s a gang control problem [7].

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[1] capable of killing more people than there are days in the week: http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/

[2] Image: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/chicago-murder-rate-hits-13-only-9-days-into-the-new-year/octavius-dontrell-lamb/

[3] Image: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/chicago-murder-rate-hits-13-only-9-days-into-the-new-year/tyshawn-blanton/

[4] a 57 year old auto shop owner: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-01-03/news/chi-family-of-slain-auto-shop-owner-we-are-lost-20130103_1_muffler-shop-auto-shop-owner-gage-park

[5] was stabbed to death: http://www.suntimes.com/news/17418847-418/police-daughter-arrested-in-mothers-stabbing-death-in-south-chicago.html

[6] Chicago’s gun control is no match: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57451996/gang-wars-at-the-root-of-chicagos-high-murder-rate/

[7] it’s a gang control problem: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-problem-it-has-a-gang-problem/

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