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