Skip to comments.36 Chicago area students killed sets record
Posted on 05/12/2009 11:11:50 PM PDT by pissant
Chicago - busy putting on its best face to garner a 2016 Olympics bid and basking in the afterglow of President Obama's election - has become the nation's most violent city for youths.
With three weeks left before summer break, a record 36 Chicago Public Schools students have been killed this school year, marking the third straight year that youth homicides have climbed into double digits. Chicago has surpassed New York City and Los Angeles for having the highest youth homicide rate in the nation.
"I think people in Chicago have almost gotten numb to the statistics," said Dexter Voisin, a researcher at the University of Chicago who studies the impact of violence on adolescents.
The latest victim in Chicago's long year of student killings is 15-year-old Alex Arellano. On May 1, he was chased, beaten with baseball bats, run over by a car, shot and burned. His body was found days after he disappeared from his family's home on the city's South Side.
Police continue to investigate the killing; gang activity has been suggested. His grieving family members have denied any gang connections and continue to look for answers.
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The Chicago ‘school system’ has probably been infiltrated by gangs to some extent, especially at the student level. Who knows how many faculty members or administrators could even be on the Mexican Mafia payroll...
Perhaps he should not have voted “present” when he had the chance to change things.
hopey changey hopey changey yes we can hopey changey hopey changey
pass the chicken
See what Rev. Manninh has to say about this :
Manning that is .
The only abuse they left out was the hanging of body parts from telephone wires.
Thank God he wasn't water-boarded!
I thought this might happen in the large urban areas where the euphoria of a black American in charge, absent any real change would inspire inflated egos to commit violence.
Where would I even begin to comment on this?
Especially those crazy Teabagging Right Wingers who hate Obama because he is Halfrican American, I mean Black.
Clearly the source is in error - firearms are all but illegal in Chicago.
Where’s the OUTRAGE? This is your money folks. I do not care what area of the country this is reported in - where is the OUTRAGE?
Public Schools have failed. Everyone tiptoes around the education issue. This is something that needs to be addressed, but where’s the OUTRAGE?
The latest victim in Chicago's long year of student killings is 15-year-old Alex Arellano. On May 1, he was...
beaten with baseball bats,
run over by a car,
His body was found days after he disappeared from his family's home on the city's South Side.
They are up to their armpits in barbarians, and too obtuse to face the truth.
The issue here runs way deeper than public schools. It is the breakdown of the family that has caused this mess. It all started with LBJ’s great war on poverty which bred. Before that, the black family structure was as strong as those of whites.
Typical Chi Town gang member: Started smoking weed at 9; drunk at 11; raped first girl at 13; gang initiation killing at 14; meth addict at 15; given life sentence at 16; paroled by Obama at 17; given free college education at 18; Dem community organizer at 22; bag man for Chi Town pols at 23; sells H on the side while using at 24; writes book with ghost writer at 25 detailing hallucinatory dreams about his Ho mother at 26; elected to Illinois Senate as Dem bribe and fraud inside man at 27; has opposition candidates killed by his former gang-members at 28; runs for President illegally with falsified birth documents making him 10 years older; destroys America turning it into a Fascist gulag 2009!
IMO, violent inner city gangs, criminals and thugs are a greater threat to the American way of life than Islamic terrorism and should be treated as such.
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