While the nation watches in disbelief as police cars are torched and businesses are burned to the ground in St. Louis, the media has seemingly turned a blind eye to the shocking level of crime wreaking havoc on the streets of Obama’s hometown. In the 107 days since Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson, little attention has been paid to what is happening in Chicago, though it is far worse.
Almost 900 shootings and homicides have taken place in Chicago over the past three months – a staggering number – yet, there were no violent race riots. There was no press conference featuring America’s favorite race-baiter, Al Sharpton. The mainstream media was not camped out on every corner hoping to capture the next act of violence, though it was sure to happen. Care to guess why?
Infowars broke down some alarming crime statistics out of Chicago since Brown was killed on August 9:
- 155 homicides – 74% black males
- 725 shot and wounded
- Six 18-yr-olds killed: Kawantis Montgomery, Kamaal Burton, Tony McIntos, Alexandra Burgos, Rayvon Little, Johnathan Cartwright
- 59 18-yr-olds shot and wounded
- 29 teenagers (13-19) killed
- 244 teenagers (13-19) shot and wounded
- 10 shot (5 killed) by the CPD
It appears that the streets of Chicago are far more unsafe than those in Ferguson, Missouri, where “killer cops” hunt “unarmed black teens.” Why do you think the media is notoriously silent on this pressing issue? American lives (black lives, as Sharpton would say) are being lost. Where is the national outrage over this?
(Read More: Two FBI Agents Shot In Ferguson Area)