Why Chicago’s Violence Increase Is So Severe

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Over Memorial Day weekend, the New York Times tracked every shooting in Chicago. The largest concentration of them happened in a six-square-mile area that makes up the 11th police district. Of 64 people shot that weekend, 16 were in this district. The Times returned to the blocks in the 11th District where the Memorial Day weekend shootings occurred to try to better understand Chicago’s crisis of violence. Residents along Walnut Street and at other crime scenes told . . .

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