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Old 05-11-2017   #1
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By Patrick Burke at War is Boring:

Chicago’s Gang Wars Have Become Battles of Attrition

When you analyze the data for American American homicides (as perpetrators and victims), and compare it to the Northern Ireland conflict, you can see that the number of homicides per capita per year is roughly 3X for the former. African Americans effectively live in low-level war zones on average.
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I see that the linked report also refers to Baltimore and today the BBC News website has a four minute video on one young black teenager dying there. It refers to one hundred homicides so far in 2017.

Horrible to learn the violence in such cities is higher than many other overseas conflicts.
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