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The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is demanding a pay increase, the offer of a 16% increase was not enough to avoid a teacher’s strike. While the Mayor and the CTU wrestle around about how much the serfs will have to pay to educate the little scamps the mass shootings in Chicago continue. Although the definition of mass shootings is subjective it doesn’t much matter to the victims, those killed and the wounded. Last weekend in Chicago 5 were killed and 37 were wounded.

The month of October to date:

Shot & Killed: 27
Shot & Wounded: 135
Total Shot: 162
Total Homicides: 29

Year to Date for 2019:

Shot & Killed: 394
Shot & Wounded: 1897
Total Shot: 2291
Total Homicides: 429

The Mayor’s Office has said the money isn’t there for large raises, and that is true. Through September 1 of this year, the estimated cost of these shootings to the city of Chicago has been approximately $103,363,200.

Stats from HeyJackass!.com

Costs assume the following:
$55,000: Average gunshot victim ER and hospital expenses.
$1000: Average CFD ambulance ride, only applicable to 80% of victims, rest self-transport.
$800: Homicide-related autopsies.
Doesn’t include hospice care or ongoing rehabilitation.
Cost estimates provided by Chicago Killings Cost $2.5 Billion and The bill for treating a gunshot wound: $21,000 for the first 35 minutes.

The $2.5 billion figure comes from an article published by Bloomberg in 2013.

The city of Chicago is a total progressive disaster. Teachers have been working for 109 days without a contract and police officers have been working for 839 days without a contract. This is what happens when progressives confuse God with Santa Claus. The State Attorney’s Office is not prosecuting gun crimes, and the DOJ’s office in Chicago is no better, they are not enforcing federal felon in possession of a firearm law as well.

When you listen to the Democrats running for President, including Tulsi Gabbard, keep Chicago in mind. You will get Chicago on a national level, and you will get the type of law enforcement that they endorse.

Robbery in progress? Hope you’ve got insurance.
Burglary? Same thing.
A person with a gun? If we take our time, maybe they’ll be gone.
A violent person with mental illness? Good luck, we’ll be there, eventually from Second City Cop

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There are 20 comments.

  1. Jimmy Carter Member

    You gotta factor in the cost of the city vehicles, too.

     

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    • October 22, 2019, at 10:46 AM PST
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  2. Dr. Bastiat Member

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    • October 22, 2019, at 11:36 AM PST
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  3. Dr. Bastiat Member

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    • October 22, 2019, at 11:38 AM PST
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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor

    Doug Watt: This is what happens when progressives confuse God with Santa Claus.

    Amen.

    • #4
    • October 23, 2019, at 6:41 AM PST
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  5. Stad Thatcher

    Doug Watt: The city of Chicago is a total progressive disaster.

    As are most cities with total Democrat rule for 30+ years straight.

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    • October 23, 2019, at 6:59 AM PST
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  6. Franz Drumlin Member

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    • October 23, 2019, at 8:24 AM PST
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  7. Old Bathos Member

    Funny that Democrats don’t talk about how we should imitate Sweden–and send half the kids to private schools with vouchers which policy has also incentivized the public schools to improve and compete.

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    • October 23, 2019, at 8:32 AM PST
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  8. Reformed_Yuppie Inactive

    I guarantee you that if 2,291 white suburbanites had been shot in Hyde Park this year there would be 24/7 coverage on VOX/Salon/HuffPo and we would never hear the end of it. White liberals in cities love to act like our moral superiors, but the truth is they can’t be bothered to care about the black bodies piling up in the morgue every weekend. They think paying higher taxes and being in favor of “gun control” and “more money for schools” makes them socially better than the rest of us. But since those being murdered every day don’t look like Ezra Klein nobody really cares. 

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    • October 23, 2019, at 12:08 PM PST
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  9. Douglas Pratt Member

    One of the things we learn from firearm-related violence statistics is that the phenomenon is confined to a remarkably small cohort of the population. Overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators are in the same category of age, ethnicity and gender. They tend to be urban.

    If the purpose of gun control was really to reduce violence, it could be done with actions that target the most affected demographic. But, of course, the purpose of gun control is to demonstrate the moral superiority of anti-gun people over us knuckle-dragging rednecks who like guns, and punish us for it.

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    • October 23, 2019, at 3:10 PM PST
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  10. Reformed_Yuppie Inactive

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    One of the things we learn from firearm-related violence statistics is that the phenomenon is confined to a remarkably small cohort of the population. Overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators are in the same category of age, ethnicity and gender. They tend to be urban.

    If the purpose of gun control was really to reduce violence, it could be done with actions that target the most affected demographic. But, of course, the purpose of gun control is to demonstrate the moral superiority of anti-gun people over us knuckle-dragging rednecks who like guns, and punish us for it.

    Could not be more right. I’ll add that most gun homicides are drug related as well. The drug trade is both constant and dangerous, and for every small time dealer that gets shot or locked up another young man rises up to take his place. There’s a seemingly endless supply of new victims and perpetrators of gun crime. Stopping that pipeline would do more than any gun control legislation ever could. 

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    • October 23, 2019, at 3:37 PM PST
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  11. Full Size Tabby Member

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    One of the things we learn from firearm-related violence statistics is that the phenomenon is confined to a remarkably small cohort of the population. Overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators are in the same category of age, ethnicity and gender. They tend to be urban.

    If the purpose of gun control was really to reduce violence, it could be done with actions that target the most affected demographic. But, of course, the purpose of gun control is to demonstrate the moral superiority of anti-gun people over us knuckle-dragging rednecks who like guns, and punish us for it.

    I think I have seen, in response to arguments that the United States has a much higher rate of gun-related deaths than any other country, that if you remove about 5 or 6 urban areas from the United States statistics, the gun-related deaths statistics for the United States are at least as low as any other developed country.

    You also get into the inconvenient fact that gun ownership rates are far higher in rural areas than in urban areas, yet only certain urban areas account for a disproportionate share of the gun-related deaths.

    And finally you get into the really inconvenient fact that one particular ethnic group is vastly overrepresented in the gun-related death statistics. I once read a report that responded to the commonly cited statistic that Great Britain has a much lower rate of gun-related deaths than does the United States. Once the author took out of the statistics from both countries data related to one specific ethnic group, the gun-related death rates of the United States and Great Britain looked very similar to each other. According to his analysis, the difference in gun-related death rates in the United States and Great Britain could be attributed entirely to the fact that the particular ethnic group makes up a larger proportion of the population of the United States than of Great Britain. But we are not allowed to talk about that. So lawmakers will continue to focus on the wrong factors and thereby continue creating laws that are ineffective at solving the problem of gun-related deaths.

     

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    • October 23, 2019, at 7:31 PM PST
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  12. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    One of the things we learn from firearm-related violence statistics is that the phenomenon is confined to a remarkably small cohort of the population. Overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators are in the same category of age, ethnicity and gender. They tend to be urban.

    If the purpose of gun control was really to reduce violence, it could be done with actions that target the most affected demographic. But, of course, the purpose of gun control is to demonstrate the moral superiority of anti-gun people over us knuckle-dragging rednecks who like guns, and punish us for it.

    I think I have seen, in response to arguments that the United States has a much higher rate of gun-related deaths than any other country, that if you remove about 5 or 6 urban areas from the United States statistics, the gun-related deaths statistics for the United States are at least as low as any other developed country.

    You also get into the inconvenient fact that gun ownership rates are far higher in rural areas than in urban areas, yet only certain urban areas account for a disproportionate share of the gun-related deaths.

    And finally you get into the really inconvenient fact that one particular ethnic group is vastly overrepresented in the gun-related death statistics. I once read a report that responded to the commonly cited statistic that Great Britain has a much lower rate of gun-related deaths than does the United States. Once the author took out of the statistics from both countries data related to one specific ethnic group, the gun-related death rates of the United States and Great Britain looked very similar to each other. According to his analysis, the difference in gun-related death rates in the United States and Great Britain could be attributed entirely to the fact that the particular ethnic group makes up a larger proportion of the population of the United States than of Great Britain. But we are not allowed to talk about that. So lawmakers will continue to focus on the wrong factors and thereby continue creating laws that are ineffective at solving the problem of gun-related deaths.

     

    Not sure what ethnic group you are saying we can’t discuss? Everybody has no problem with loudly, repeatedly reporting the excessive gun violence done by white men and the white supremacy organizations most of them seem to belong too. This is why the government has embarked on an legal and illegal immigration policy to replace that portion of the population while killing them off with opioids and as unemployed as possible.

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    • October 23, 2019, at 10:33 PM PST
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  13. Full Size Tabby Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    One of the things we learn from firearm-related violence statistics is that the phenomenon is confined to a remarkably small cohort of the population. Overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators are in the same category of age, ethnicity and gender. They tend to be urban.

    If the purpose of gun control was really to reduce violence, it could be done with actions that target the most affected demographic. But, of course, the purpose of gun control is to demonstrate the moral superiority of anti-gun people over us knuckle-dragging rednecks who like guns, and punish us for it.

    I think I have seen, in response to arguments that the United States has a much higher rate of gun-related deaths than any other country, that if you remove about 5 or 6 urban areas from the United States statistics, the gun-related deaths statistics for the United States are at least as low as any other developed country.

    You also get into the inconvenient fact that gun ownership rates are far higher in rural areas than in urban areas, yet only certain urban areas account for a disproportionate share of the gun-related deaths.

    And finally you get into the really inconvenient fact that one particular ethnic group is vastly overrepresented in the gun-related death statistics. I once read a report that responded to the commonly cited statistic that Great Britain has a much lower rate of gun-related deaths than does the United States. Once the author took out of the statistics from both countries data related to one specific ethnic group, the gun-related death rates of the United States and Great Britain looked very similar to each other. According to his analysis, the difference in gun-related death rates in the United States and Great Britain could be attributed entirely to the fact that the particular ethnic group makes up a larger proportion of the population of the United States than of Great Britain. But we are not allowed to talk about that. So lawmakers will continue to focus on the wrong factors and thereby continue creating laws that are ineffective at solving the problem of gun-related deaths.

     

    Not sure what ethnic group you are saying we can’t discuss? Everybody has no problem with loudly, repeatedly reporting the excessive gun violence done by white men and the white supremacy organizations most of them seem to belong too. This is why the government has embarked on an legal and illegal immigration policy to replace that portion of the population while killing them off with opioids and as unemployed as possible.

    Sarcasm recognized. :-)

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    • October 24, 2019, at 5:24 AM PST
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  14. Stad Thatcher

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):
    One of the things we learn from firearm-related violence statistics is that the phenomenon is confined to a remarkably small cohort of the population. Overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators are in the same category of age, ethnicity and gender. They tend to be urban.

    I seem to remember reading somewhere if the 10 (or some number) US cities with the highest number of firearms homicides were removed, we’d be one of the safest countries in the world WRT gun violence. Put another way, urban criminals drive the numbers up . . .

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    • October 24, 2019, at 9:48 AM PST
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  15. Douglas Pratt Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):
    One of the things we learn from firearm-related violence statistics is that the phenomenon is confined to a remarkably small cohort of the population. Overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators are in the same category of age, ethnicity and gender. They tend to be urban.

    I seem to remember reading somewhere if the 10 (or some number) US cities with the highest number of firearms homicides were removed, we’d be one of the safest countries in the world WRT gun violence. Put another way, urban criminals drive the numbers up . . .

    If you just take out Chicago and leave in the other two in the top 3 (DC and New Orleans) we are way down in the gun violence frequency, #24 or 25 among countries. We beat Finland if you take out Chicago.

    Young urban men are overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators of crimes committed with firearms.

    (I don’t use the term “gun violence” because it’s a concession. There is no such thing. There are violent acts committed by people using firearms. And there are fewer of them than there are violent acts committed by people using hammers.)

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    • October 25, 2019, at 9:34 AM PST
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  16. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Not sure what ethnic group you are saying we can’t discuss?

    I’ll say it. It’s the Hungarians, right?

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    • October 25, 2019, at 1:14 PM PST
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  17. Stad Thatcher

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):
    (I don’t use the term “gun violence” because it’s a concession. There is no such thing. There are violent acts committed by people using firearms. And there are fewer of them than there are violent acts committed by people using hammers.)

    Good point. I’ll come up with a better one. We shouldn’t let the opposition pick the terms of the argument – kind of like “illegal aliens” vs. “undocumented workers”.

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    • October 26, 2019, at 7:50 AM PST
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  18. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Not sure what ethnic group you are saying we can’t discuss?

    I’ll say it. It’s the Hungarians, right?

    Well now you are in trouble.

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    • October 26, 2019, at 12:42 PM PST
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  19. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Not sure what ethnic group you are saying we can’t discuss?

    I’ll say it. It’s the Hungarians, right?

    Well now you are in trouble.

    After writing that comment I vaguely recalled seeing a movie many years ago that I think had Peter Falk in it. I may be remembering it wrong but I think he played a rabble rouser who got chased out of town for continuously insulting Albanians on the radio.

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    • October 26, 2019, at 4:05 PM PST
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  20. Taras Coolidge

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Not sure what ethnic group you are saying we can’t discuss?

    I’ll say it. It’s the Hungarians, right?

    Well now you are in trouble.

    After writing that comment I vaguely recalled seeing a movie many years ago that I think had Peter Falk in it. I may be remembering it wrong but I think he played a rabble rouser who got chased out of town for continuously insulting Albanians on the radio.

    To foil eavesdroppers, the teenage girls with alien boyfriends, in the old TV show Roswell, referred to them as “Czechoslovakians”.

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    • October 26, 2019, at 6:42 PM PST
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