Skip to comments.18 murders in 24 hours: Inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago
Posted on 06/08/2020 11:30:39 AM PDT by SJackson
Weve never seen anything like it, at all, said Max Kapustin, the senior research director at the University of Chicago Crime Lab.
A hardworking father killed just before 1 a.m.
A West Side high school student murdered two hours later.
A man killed amid South Side looting at a cellphone store at 12:30 p.m.
A college freshman who hoped to become a correctional officer, gunned down at 4:25 p.m. after getting into an argument in Englewood.
While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyds murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The labs data doesnt go back further than 1961.
From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
In a city with an international reputation for crime where 900 murders per year were common in the early 1990s it was the most violent weekend in Chicagos modern history, stretching police resources that were already thin because of protests and looting.
Weve never seen anything like it, at all, said Max Kapustin, the senior research director at the crime lab. ... I dont even know how to put it into context. Its beyond anything that weve ever seen before.
The next highest murder total for a single day was on Aug. 4, 1991, when 13 people were killed in Chicago, according to the crime lab.
Defund the police, things will get much better.
How many victims were blacks???How many criminals were black????
Chicago has police and it looks like Beirut.....Gee,Mayor ,maybe going without the police would make your city safer
Should have noted the Chicago City Council has one independent alderman, who changed from Republican about 5 years ago. So they can’t elect many more Democrats, just room for one.
When gunshot victims exceed the number of covid cases, can we end the shutdown?
After 10 days of non-stop media, corporate, government and especially political #BLM propaganda turned on me like firehose, Im finding it difficult to care about this.
Some Black Lives are more equal than others.
Don’t know. Every photo of a deceased at the link is black. My guess most of the shooters were black as well as the victims. So it’s not really news, outside of Chicago papers.
Obviously the answer is to get rid of the police. Then peace will break out and thugs will lay down their arms and repent
Black Lives Don’t Matter To Other Black Lives
Other than a very small percent of people discharging firearms in a less-than-ideal manner, Chicago was largely peaceful.
Social scientists need to study this.
“I am making an example of you. To send a message out to people everywhere that if you want to hurt another human being, you better make damn sure they’re the same color as you are.” - South Park
black lives matter.....only when they can be exploited for politcal gain by the bolsheviks
Well Rev, be prepared to start calling your friendly neighborhood civil safety patrol when this shit happens...(yes, I think Chicago will go for abolishing the Police too....)
I really don’t give a dam(). Both the city government, the voters and those living in the murder zones have brought this on themselves. I’m moving along to other articles.
Their lives didn’t matter.
A world without police, for all to see.
Those lives don’t matter because there’s no Whitey around to blame.
Not to worry; disband the police and all will be well as in unicorns and stuff.
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