The lost streets of Chicago - BBC News

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WARNING: CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE Killings in Chicago have hit a 20-year high as the grim toll for homicides passes 500. The BBC's Ian Pannell and Darren Conway explore a world where gangs and guns rule.



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True story. Chicago was our home. I raised my son in South Shore then relocated to Woodlawn. When he turned 15, he started hanging out with the wrong crowd and being in areas he knew were forbidden by me. I was a single Mother. Worked multiple jobs most of his life. Every day it was another child’s picture on the SunTimes that had just got murdered. Many of my friends had children who had been shot. Some died. I made a decision. I got my tax refund. Put in my 2 week notice, ended my lease, sold all my belongings, packed 4 suitcases of or necessities, and bought 2 one-way tickets to Georgia. We were homeless the first few weeks. Georgia is slow and boring as hell. But my son just turned 21. He is alive and well. Many of his friends have died or are in jail. Many call him daily begging to him to assist them with moving here. I haven’t even allowed him to go back and visit. I love Chicago, but we ain’t gone die for it.

Author — seesha31

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IM SURE ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN SHOT SINCE THE VIDEO

Author — Nathan Motty

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Killing each other for blocks that the government owns 🤦‍♂️

Author — Cocho Calentano

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“It’s like someone’s droppin crates in everybody’s hood.”

PUBG Chicago

Author — Seto Lucifer

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Went to Iraq for practice came back to Chiraq for war👿

Author — Edson Cuevas

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SAYS THE HOOD IS MESSED MAKES RAP VIDEOS WITH GUNS AND LYRICS ABOUT KILLING

Author — Stephan Cabo

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9:57 I died when he said shut up to the dog XD

Author — 1k subs with only 1 video :D

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2:23 i know the camera man was scared shitless.

Author — VINYL SQUAD

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We want out....thats why we work so
Camara Cuts to 47 dudes wit guns pointing at it...."Boom Boom Boom Boom We wrkin bruh

Author — Oscar Lopez

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I don't get it at all ! These people live in a country where you can be ANYTHING you want to if you are really willing and focused but yet they choose this lifestyle?? I came to this country 15 years ago, worked in a restaurant as a kitchen prep, saved my fist $1500 after a month and a half, bought my first car, got a second job and after couple of years saved $30k to open my first business ....life is all about choices !

Author — baye niang

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Chicago has strict gun laws too.
It’s like gun control doesn’t work. 🤷‍♂️

Author — Steve

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Unless these people are willing to stop. The killing wont.

Author — Andrew Olson

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11:49
“You got games on yo iphoneee??”
LMAOOOO😂😂💀

Author — Dolo

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Watching this makes me very thankful that I live in a safe place and my parents raise me well.

Author — Isaac Boaz

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9:55
Dog: *makes noise*

"Man, shut up" 😂

Author — jazzii. Arii

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and they killed nipsy for trying to stop this war

Author — DJZEE CITY STUDIO

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They refuse to change their behaviors yet expect change to come from the outside.

Author — Chris Christian

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7:32 I feel like most don’t understand this

Author — TheDonAG

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Not a huge fan of BBC but this was good. No opinions from bs reporters just what's happening from the mouth of those living in it.

Author — The Frenchmen

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When we talk about gangs it’s really about light and darkness

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