It’s not exactly a secret gun violence in Chicago is almost exclusively committed by non-whites. The Chicago Police Department put out their last murder analysis in 2011, showing only 3.5 percent of the suspects in homicide were white. We have no idea of the racial breakdown for non-fatal shooting suspects, but it’s clear the bulk of those are committed by non-whites.
It’s also established Chicago is 33 percent white, a fact helping show just how few homicides and non-fatal shootings involve a white shooter.
All of this helps us understand and put into perspective the shocking data coming out of Chicago in 2021 when you compare minors (almost all non-white) shot in Chicago versus the total number of minors who have died of COVID from across the entire nation.
Over the course of 2021, more minors have been shot in Chicago than have died of COVID-19 in all of the United States, according to data from police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A total of 214 children 17 years old or younger have died of COVID-19 so far this year in the country. Comparatively, Chicago police told FOX 32 Chicago earlier this week that 261 children have been shot — 41 of whom have died.
While COVID-19 cases among children increased significantly between August and September, deaths among this group make up 0-0.27% of all COVID-19 deaths in the states reporting data. Seven states reported zero deaths among children, according to the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics.
More children have been fatally shot in Chicago alone than have died of COVID-19 in the entire state of Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed to Fox News that 25 people under the age of 18 have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, or six in every 100,000 people under 18 in Illinois. The CDC has recorded 18 total COVID-19 deaths in Illinois in 2021, as Outkick first reported.
Over Labor Day weekend alone, 63 people were shot, including eight children. Among the six deceased out of the 63 total wounded was one 4-year-old Alabama boy who died after he was shot on Friday while getting his hair done inside a west side apartment, according to authorities.
The boy’s mother, Angela Gregg, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday that she had no idea about a motive, but she knows her son was “not supposed to lose his life at 4 years old, and somebody needs to step up and say something.”
“The police don’t know anything yet because no one is talking. No one is coming forward,” she told the outlet. “People aren’t answering their doors, and the people that are answering their doors are saying they don’t know anything. … Somebody in Chicago knows something.”
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown had a message for criminal offenders, asking them: “Why are you continuing to be around young people, our children?”
Think about that for a second: black and brown people in Chicago have shot more black and brown minors in 2021 than minors have unfortunately died from COVID in all of America (no mention of the latter having comorbidities, while the former is easily blamed on the lack of impulse control among the racial groups responsible for the heinous targeting of non-white minors).
It’s time to take the masks off of our children (all minors under 17, and for that matter, all of America) and be 100 percent honest about who/whom is responsible for the gun violence in not just Chicago, but all of America.
It’s not white people behind the shocking levels of gun violence across the USA. Collectively, it’s black and brown individuals causing the rise in gun violence to levels never before happening in America.