Chicago Has The Highest Murder Rate, Here’s Why

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Roland Martin talks to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell about the violence in Chicago and the newest statistics that labels the city as the deadliest in America.

“Part of the problem is the lack of jobs and opportunity. Chicago is a very segregated city. There is also no organized gangs. Drug dealing is the business of the gangs. There is nothing organized and there is the proliferation of guns,”  Mitchell said.

  • NeoKong

    Apparently if you don’t have a job that motivates you to commit murder.

    • Guest

      You obviously didn’t listen to the podcast in it’s entirety…It’s deeper than your ignorant comment.

      • NeoKong

        Did they talk about how vicious some of those kids were…?

        • Ricky

          Still not vicious than any white kids they are doing it for money plus most of the money goes to white guys at the top

    • dee

      what made dylon roof kill 9 churchgoers, oops silly me, he gets a pass cause he is white and the victims are black and lo and behold white folks don’t commit crimes.

      • NeoKong

        He got a pass…? I did not know that. Did they let him out of jail?

  • Tartbond

    Come on folks … We got to start taking responsibility for our own actions … over 700 murders … over 90% by blacks … We have to admit that the super-predators are destroying our community … Are we waiting for the birther to ride in on his so called white hat and save us from ourselves … We must wake up and deal with this hard problem ourselves … No one can save us but us!

    • dee

      well tell us tartbond where do we start and since you know how come you have not started or suggested where to begin. would you not agree that it’s mainly systemic

      • Tartbond

        No Dee it’s not systemic … We must start by acknowledging the problem ,,, We must denounce bad behavior … To often we accept nonsense and crazy behavior … We must emphasis education … We must denounce criminal behavior … Since most of the crime takes place in the poor black neighborhoods … We must demand better police protection … We can work with various church and civic organizations interested in stopping the violence … Work with the Black Muslims … Demand Federal govt intervention … Demand more job training, better education .. more policing … Poor black folk are begging for police protection and better service … We must demand better and not get into the blame game … I live in DC in a gentrified neighborhood!!!

        • dee

          tartbond, you and I will not see eye to eye on this one, how have your suggestions of demanding to this government or to anyone as a black man, been working for you or black people in general. one man said, you look around and it’s like someone brought in guns, he said in Chicago there are guns and guns in every neighborhood. now you know those kids are not bringing them in; so I said systemically, they don’t walk in by themselves. something/somebody is behind it, I don’t know, but the potus and no one under him have not stop it yet; why not? you with your demands and ideas on how to stop it hasn’t work yet either. those kids are horrible but you can’t blame it all on them, historically, I just don’t believe it is all of them, I feel from history they have help from………….

          • Tartbond

            We have gun laws in this country!!! Only us can save us!!!

    • Kenneth McRae

      Super-predators??? You already lost me!!

      • lamonta1270 .

        You can tell he been watching to much T.V.

        • Tartbond

          Check the official FBI crime statistics man – Young black men are devastating our community with crime … Your failure to acknowledge that we have a real “super-predator” crime problem in our community is evidence of the problem! Farrakhan wants to take 10,000 black men into our community to try to control the problem. he’s saying men will die … but it has to be done … Only us can save us! Yea I watch TV and many other forms of communications!

      • Tartbond

        Check the official FBI crime statistics man – Young black men are devastating our community with crime … Your failure to acknowledge that we have a real “super-predator” crime problem in our community is evidence of the problem! Farrakhan wants to take 10,000 black men into our community to try to control the problem. he’s saying men will die … but it has to be done … Only us can save us!

    • Kenneth McRae

      There are drugs and guns in the city. Law enforcement is allowing the violence to persist. If these fools were killing White people it would have ended years ago.

  • Greenicle

    This is what the system set up in the 90s. Take away their jobs, incarcerate their fathers, take away their education, feed them drugs and weapons, and watch them destroy themselves.