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A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster on his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, footage released Sunday from an officer’s body-worn camera revealed. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said he released the 30-second video clip to dispel rumors that Harith Augustus, 37, was unarmed.

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Block by block

Crime | The increasing violence in Chicago’s poor neighborhoods seems impervious to social programs, but small churches see small changes as they preach the gospel and model better lives
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/18/17, 08:58 pm

WEST AND SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO—For Chicago’s summer tourists, most travel guides suggest familiar stops: Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, or one of the boat tours along the winding river through a gleaming downtown.

Less popular: Hot spots in the West and South sides, where scores of residents have been shot this year. Over the Fourth of July weekend alone, at least 102 people were shot. Fifteen people died.

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Chicago carnage: What can be done?

Crime | The Windy City set a new and lamentable record for violence in 2016
by Cal Thomas
Posted 1/05/17, 01:40 pm

Chicago has come a long way from the idealized lyric “my kind of town, Chicago is,” which Frank Sinatra made famous.

According to CNN, citing figures released by the Chicago Police Department, Chicago experienced a surge in violent crime in 2016. There were 762 murders, 3,550 shootings, and 4,331 shooting victims. This in a city with strict gun laws.

In 2015, there were 480 murders in Chicago.

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