The media would have us believe that the problem of dead bodies piling up at record rates in Chicago is “gun violence” John Kass, writing for the Chicago Tribune, calls BS on that narrative
With at least 78 killed so far, August is the deadliest month in nearly 20 years, according to a Tribune analysis. It’s all but certain that the city’s homicide total will push beyond the 491 dead of last year.
Some call it “gun violence,” a definition greatly appreciated by Democratic politicians like those at City Hall. They can point to guns and take that voter anger over homicide numbers and channel it into a safe space.
But there are plenty of guns in the suburbs, and suburbanites aren’t slaughtering each other.
It’s the gang wars.
Politicians know that the gangs are reason for the deaths. Calling it “gun violence” is much safer, especially in wards where gangs often provide political muscle.
“Have you ever heard a Chicago alderman call out a street gang by name?” O’Connor asked. “No? Me neither.”
Do go read it all. Kass chronicles the changes in police tactics, and in police numbers. The fact is Chicago, with strict gun laws, is awash in murders, and the media and the Left prefers to blame guns, rather than gangs, and political corruption that neuters the police.