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Gun violence is surging in cities, and
hitting communities of color hardest

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/9/2020 10:10:16 PM

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.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 7/9/2020 10:13:29 PM (No. 472939)
Put Dems in charge and die.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/9/2020 10:14:38 PM (No. 472940)
The Klan killed fewer and did less damage To The Community than these thugs have done and continue to do. How long will it simply endure the terror before enough becomes enough?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JL80863 7/9/2020 10:41:02 PM (No. 472954)
Young black males between the ages of 18 and 25 are less than 2% of the US population. They account for more than 50% of the arrests for murder nearly every year. The majority of the murders are black on black crimes. It seems everyone wants to ignore this horrific carnage and we hear the constant charge that black lives matter. Really? Black lives matter to whom? Black lives matter where? Certainly not in democrat controlled cities. It's pretty damned hard to understand why this bloodshed continues year after year. Where are the "civil rights leaders"? What are "black community leaders" doing about this? Next to nothing as far as I can tell. Don't believe the numbers? Look up the FBI crime statistics and prove me wrong.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: pixelero 7/9/2020 10:45:21 PM (No. 472960)
“Gun violence,” huh? “...hitting communities of color,” as if those .38 Featherweights and Glocks and .40s just jumped up like the Sorcerer’s broom handles and went around plugging African Americans and Latinos— unlikely any Asians “of color,” are involved. And in what color hands are the, “guns—“ those that aren’t animated and “surging,” on their own— being grasped? Green-eyed, pale-skinned blonde Norwegians, no doubt; schooled in the mean streets of Oslo and dominating the mellow byways of Carrol Gardens in NYC and the peaceful sidewalks of Englewood south of the Loop, killing all the brown babies. Do these “communities of color,” possess in themselves any agency, or are they wholly at the mercy of these telekinetically-operated “guns”? And who’s the Big Brain controlling these disembodied “guns,” perpetrating “violence,” against these submissive and peace loving Eloi of Color? The white devils behind H&K and Ruger and SIG no doubt. Clean after yourselves yo.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 7/9/2020 10:47:51 PM (No. 472962)
Tell that to your dnc media Tell that to your left-wing ‘rat party Tell that daily to the American people Tell the truth about Democrat leadership! TELL IT!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vesicant 7/9/2020 11:09:47 PM (No. 472970)
Those "communities of color" are doing it to themselves, and it's because they're on the Democratic plantation.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kutchk 7/9/2020 11:15:18 PM (No. 472974)
This can't be!!! ... On CNN Clownmo and Lemming said that the Republicans were making this all up.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche 7/9/2020 11:15:27 PM (No. 472975)
Goo goo babble burble....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/9/2020 11:27:02 PM (No. 472983)
Please. Chicago has had gun control since about 1980. Who has guns ? Who commits the crime ? Who lives in these Dem H-llholes? How many are run by Dems? The admin in Chicago never cared until they started pandering for money. One by one every city in this country will look like this.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 7/9/2020 11:35:01 PM (No. 472985)
Wide spread criminal and irresponsible use of illegal firearms has morphed into a leftist and liberal Democrat run inner city Black ghetto cultural thing! It took decades and generations for those densely populated and violent gang ridden places to get where they are today. It really does not matter who the President is, as just about all the law enforcement responsibility and response in those places is controlled by the local leftist and liberal Democrat politicians there who are corrupt, incompetent, and tolerant of what has been going on in the inner cities as their primary interest is in amassing enough votes from those places to retain their political power.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bobn.t 7/10/2020 12:28:27 AM (No. 473009)
Gun violence? Not hardly Black violence - absolutely BlAfrican violence - without a doubt
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Italiano 7/10/2020 12:42:25 AM (No. 473013)
Well. you big city mayors just go in there, along with your staffers and police-substitute conflict-resolving social workers, and take away all of those illegal guns. Geez, do I have to do all the thinking around here?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GoodDeal 7/10/2020 1:13:53 AM (No. 473033)
In addition to requiring face masks in these cities I suggest requiring bullet proof vests too.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/10/2020 3:11:09 AM (No. 473057)
The demonrat Murder Inc. party is perfectly happy with the results. The more murders, the better.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 7/10/2020 6:58:35 AM (No. 473123)
Gee, wonder where all of the police are?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: hoosierblue 7/10/2020 7:35:44 AM (No. 473145)
Mostly blacks riot and burn down their own areas and then the whites get blamed for it. Go figure.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/10/2020 8:38:33 AM (No. 473232)
It is NOT the guns, it is the Thugs that abuse them...PERIOD!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 7/10/2020 11:38:57 AM (No. 473478)
I guess I must have all 'non-violent' guns. I have a couple of gun safes filled, and amazingly not a one of them has ever done any violence. Well, a few deer, elk, small game and some African animals got shot, but I was involved in those events. Somehow my guns just don't seem to do anything by themselves.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JimBob 7/10/2020 11:08:54 PM (No. 474130)
Agreed, DVC! It's not Gun violence, it's THUG violence. All my guns have ever done is poke holes in paper targets. The real problem, of course, is Urban Thug Culture, brought on by broken families and young males with no Firm hand of a DAD to guide them. The broken families are the result of the Democ'RAT 'Great Society' welfare programs instituted in the mid 1960's by Lyin' Lyndon "I'll have those [enwords] voting Democrat for the next Two Hundred Years" Johnson. They give Cash to single females with children, but NOTHING if there is a man in the household. Broken families is the strongest indicator for poverty, and young men from broken families are many times more likely to commit a whole variety of crimes. This 'Person of Color' instead of 'Colored Person' business is just verbal bullying. It's as if some thug painted a line across, say, the middle half of a sidewalk, with the line stopping short of either edge, then Bullying people to walk around the line rather than stepping over it. Just bully people, and see see how many will grovel and comply. Then pick something else, say, bullying people who say 'All Lives Matter', and see how many will grovel and comply. Pick other words and phrases at whim, and label them 'Racist' and see how many people will grovel and comply. By the way, if 'All Lives Matter' is Racist, then I demand to know...... just WHICH LIVES DO NOT MATTER!
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