“Chicago Is A Mess”

This election cycle has been guided by scandals and the constant berating of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. It has included issues such as Illegal Immigration, the Economy, and the War on Terror. As many of you may know it also has exposed a racial divide this nation has been struggling with for a long time. What you may not know is that this racial divide is primarily based on false narratives and inconsistent reporting from the main stream media outlets.

Chicago is one of the largest cities in the country with a wide range of diversity but when you think about racial divide, look no further. A city that I once called home and love because of it being a melting pot of culture and in my opinion the greatest source for great food like Chicago style pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, and gyros; it is also known for its high level of violence. According to a study recently released by the New York University’s Brennan Center the city of Chicago is responsible for nearly half of the 13% increase in the murder rate for the country as a whole.

Information like this is often overlooked and downplayed because of police involved shootings such as the Tulsa shooting of Terrence Cruthcher and the Charlotte shooting of Keith Scott. While I find any loss of life troubling I find it to be unfair to politicize a select few and completely abandon others. The city of Chicago to date has amassed 524 murders so far this year with August being considered the deadliest month recorded for homicides in the city in 20 years.

Speaking with a source earlier today I was informed about the mood and the terror felt by the local residents and how many people there are losing hope. This individual named several personal experiences of either knowing the individuals that was murdered or being closely acquainted with the parents of the individuals that were murdered. It’s disheartening to hear and it should be a moral outrage to every American across to the nation.

Contrary to popular belief these people don’t have a real voice because those who claim to stand up for them lack the ability to truthfully tell the American people what’s actually transpiring in these communities. This is not just happening in Chicago but inner cities everywhere including Charlotte which is also the home of the Keith Scott shooting, and is listed along with Chicago as the two cities with the highest uptick in violent crime according to that same Brennan Center study. We desperately need real change and atrocities like this must be discussed to achieve that said change, but not from a racial aspect but from a “We Are All Americans” aspect.

Below is a list of names of individuals murdered this month alone and their ages in Chicago courtesy of the DNA Info website:

Malik Philpot (20)

Jamel Rollin (17)

Korry Rogers (19)

Marqui Williams (17)

Salvador Muniz (19)

KeeKee Fleming (18)

Parasha M. Beard (19)

Trontriche Weathersby (20)

Marquese Fleming (20)

Alexander Townsend (18)

Allen H. Smith (80)



Comments 7

  1. AD, thanks for your time and efforts relating to this very serious matter, that the Left seems to only want to politicize and use to polarize our nation.

    Being from the NW Indiana, and part of the Chicago metropolitan sprawl, I experienced first hand growing up in the midst of the violence back in the ’70s. It’s important that the community shed light on this matter and pull together with law enforcement, civil groups and NPOs to address and overcome this very grave and disturbing matter, since no politicians have ever been willing to step up to address this.

  2. Thank you A D for speaking the TRUTH since our mainstream media doesn’t. They should be charged with a criminal act since they are causing the effects of their untruths. May those you named RIP and the hundreds of others that died young and too soon. We will share your words of honesty and thank you for writing. God bless you.

  3. So Sad Thanks For Truth! May they Rest In Peace & Prayers to their Families! We Have To Unite 4 Solutions to Mend this for we Are All Americans.

  4. This is heartbreaking and it makes me so angry, justifiably, that we are being played by people in office who don’t care about having blood on their hands as long as it fits their greedy cause. Love this article. Will share on Facebook.

  5. Probably one of the most laudable things you did with this article is you gave names to the statistics. I realize it’s just a very small portion of those killed, but the simple aspect of giving them a name means so much. Thank you sir.
    By the way, I’m glad you’re willing to speak your truth. I hope you will inspire others because we’re going to need a lot of people to fix the problems in America and we must do it together.

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