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Memorial Weekend 8 Dead, 30 Wounded in Chicago Shootings 2018

In 2016, 6 people were killed and 63 were wounded in shootings and in 2017 6 were killed and 44 were wounded and this year 8 were killed and 30 were wounded in gun violence across the city. The number of shootings have slowly gone down over the past 3 years, I guess in some people’s eyes it can be considered success, we can do better, like I said before a stable prosperous economy that works for all is the foundation that will start to slowly diminish these numbers. Over the past four years I have witnessed enough pain and suffering by the families of people shot in Chicago, to last 3 life times.

Spring in Chicago: 6 Killed, 32 Wounded in Weekend Shootings, May 18,19, 20, 2018

Bloody Chicago Video: From May 18th,19 th,20th of 2018. 6 people were killed and 32 were wounded in shootings this weekend, now last week in Chicago 60 were shot, 10 were killed and 50 were wounded in shootings the total amount of homicides was 13, and once again Chicago turns out war zone stats.

Maggio News would like to extend our condolences to the families of the 8 kids and 2 teachers that lost their lives in the attack at Santa Fe High School earlier this week, and would also like to extend our condolences to the families that lost family members on the streets of Chicago!!!!!

Maggio News signing off.

Opening Salvo, Spring in Chicago 2018


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I want to first start out and thank everybody that watched the top ten series appreciate all the support,

This past winter in Chicago was a cold one and a long one, and this is the first 60-degree spring weekend. I call this weekend the, Opening Salvo, because this first warm weekend sets the tone for the violence that is to come this summer.

Right of the bat I found myself covering shootings in the top three most violent neighborhoods in Chicago that were covered in the top ten series.

As of April 23rd 2018, 678 people have been shot, 111 were killed and 567 were wounded in shootings across Chicago, and this weekend was exactly what I thought it would be, an extremely violent one, 4 people were killed and 25 were wounded in shootings across the city.

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #1

The Austin Neighborhood has the largest land area and population out of all the other top ten neighborhoods.

Austin’s far Northwestern edge is Galewood, it was once a large Italian neighborhood. North Austin and South Austin Is the largest neighborhood in Austin, North Austin is a smaller area.

North Austin and South Austin are very violent areas these two areas account for 90% of all the shootings and crime in Austin.

The Island a square mile in the extreme southwest corner of Austin, which is isolated by the Eisenhower Expressway and Columbus Park.

The racial makeup of the community is 84% Black, 10% Hispanic, and 4% White, the population was at its height in the 1980s at around 140.000, by 2015 the population seen a dramatic decrease to 97.000. Due to poverty, crime and gang violence this neighborhood lost over 40.000 residents over the past 35-years.

This year in the Austin Neighborhood, 461 people have been shot and, 83, have been killed and 384 have been wounded. These stats rank Austin at number 1, on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

V Maggio

Warning Graphic, Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #2 2017

Warning Graphic Content: My loyal Viewers we have arrived at #2 I call this video, Walking the Razor. The Razor runs between the cops and the gangs and don’t want to fall to either side because it will slit you up the middle. This video takes you closer to the ROOT cause of this nightmare, hang on for the ride it’s going to get bumpy. Share the shit out of this video, I put all I had into this one. Thanks to all of you for your support and well wishes. This episode has a large section about the Chicago Police, and Community Relations. Next Sunday #1 I call this one, THE CAUSE,,,,, caught between a rock and a hard place, this one will be released in about a week to ten days, still working on it. Ya Know I accomplished all this with no education, 8th grade is furthest I went, can you imagine what I could have accomplished in life had I got one?????

The Garfield Park neighborhood is home to Garfield park, it is the oldest of the three West Side parks and has one of the most beautiful field houses and has the single largest conservatories in the United States.

Most of the old sandstone buildings scattered throughout the neighborhood have religious markers on them, these are a reminder of the original Jewish history of the area. Garfield Park was also home to the 4,000-seat Marbro Theater which was among the city’s largest.

This video also covers a little history on the Chicago Police Department and touches on the relationship between the residents and the department over the years.

This neighborhood is in a state of disrepair and has quite a few abandoned businesses spread out throughout the area, it looks as though this neighborhood has been ignored and basically forgotten. I have noticed many residents packing up with moving vans and fleeing this depressed crime ravaged neighborhood.

The population of east and west Garfield park was at its height in the 1960s with 100,000 residents, over a 50-year period these two neighborhoods lost nearly 60.000 residents.

This year in the Garfield Park neighborhood, 260, people have been shot and, 36, have been killed and 224, have been wounded. These stats rank Garfield Park at number 2 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

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Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #3 2017

The North Lawndale Neighborhood was one of the oldest Jewish communities in Chicago. the neighborhood was home to mega businesses like: International Harvester, Sears, Zenith, Sunbeam, Western Electric. The area was also home to Martin Luther King, Jrs., base for the northern civil rights movement.

The neighborhood has fallen into hard economic times since its heyday of the 1950s. Gangs, guns and drugs have turned this community on its head and has become a very dangerous neighborhood to live in today. The area is full of leveled blocks where businesses and homes once stood, these blocks are reminders of a once economically prosperous neighborhood.

Neighborhoods like North Lawndale are under siege and are presently in a struggle for the hearts and souls of the residents.
This is a very sad struggle to witness on a regular basis, it is truly damaging to the heart and soul. I still hold out hope for all of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, but in the end, it is up to the residents to make final decision on the future direction of their neighborhood.

UPDATE: This year in the North Lawndale neighborhood, 253, people have been shot and, 41, have been killed and 212, have been wounded. These stats rank North Lawndale at number 3 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

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Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #4 2017

The Englewood neighborhood was home to one of the first documented serial killers in American history, H.H.Holmes, and was also home to the second largest shopping district in the city of Chicago, and also home to gang leader Larry Hoover, he is the notorious former leader of the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, a street gang with a long violent history that spread nationwide.

Englewood has been considered one of the top 5 most violent and dangerous neighborhood for almost a decade and has often achieved the number 1 spot many times. The good news is there has been a decrease in the number of shootings this year, the bad news is many of the gang members have fled from this neighborhood to surrounding communities.

The Englewood Neighborhood is ranked number 4 on the list of top ten most violent neighborhoods in Chicago. this year 250 people have been shoot, 49 people have been killed, and 201 have been wounded.

For over a decade I spent many weekends with friends, playing cards and partying in this neighborhood. There are a lot of good people trapped by the never-ending cycle of violence. It is truly a shame how much the area has deteriorated. I believe this neighborhood has been basically forgotten by the powers that be.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

V Maggio

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #5 2017

The Humboldt park neighborhood has one of the largest Hispanic populations in the Chicago area. Humboldt is home to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, the Urban Theater Company and one of the most Beautiful parks in the city.

Humboldt has an old connection to the FLAN (Armed Forces of National Liberation) terrorist organization. There is a deep divide amongst the residents over support for the FLAN.

The park is the life blood of this neighborhood. Humboldt Park was once the nation’s greatest public park, the park has tennis courts, an inland beach, baseball fields and bike paths.

Humboldt is ranked number 5, on the list of Chicago’s top ten most violent neighborhoods and is one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city.

The riots of the 60s and 70s damaged this neighborhood and forever changed the economic future of Humboldt Park.

Like the other top ten hoods drugs, gangs and lack of opportunity continue to plague the area.

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Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #6 2017

The Auburn Gresham Neighborhood is home to the Thurgood Marshall Branch of the Chicago public library, St. Sabina Church, headed by Rev. Michael Pfleger, and St. Leo campus for veterans, which includes the Catholic Charities’ St. Leo’s residence-based outpatient clinic.

The Neighborhood has seen many tough times and a lot of violence and has seen a substantial drop in population over the past couple of decades. This is directly due to crime. This neighborhoods gang problem really took off because of the piss poor economy created in the late 70s forcing many young black men to the streets to make a living. This period in time seen the rise of the mega gangs.

I have met a lot of good people in this neighborhood and hope this hood is not on the list next year.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You.

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Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #7 2017

The South shore neighborhood has some of the most beautiful shore line in the city, and is home to South Shore Cultural Center, Rainbow Beach, Terror Town, and the historic district, the Jackson Park Highlands.

The neighborhood has seen a massive increase in crime since 2000, because of placement of residents from Chicago’s most violent public housing projects and because of this South shore is now the subsidized housing capitol of Chicago.

South Shore is a good example of how political leaders attempted to rectify one mistake with another.

I hold out hope for South Shore, but unfortunately, I think the damage has already been done.

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Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #8 2017

The Roseland neighborhood is home to the Lowden Projects, the wild 100s.

The Roseland neighborhood by far has one of the best outward physical appearances then most of the other top ten neighborhoods.

Roseland has a decent economic base, good homes and schools, this goes against all the usual arguments of why violence is happening in this neighborhood.

Updated: This year in the Roseland neighborhood, 130 people have been shot and, 36 have been killed and 94 have been wounded. These stats rank Roseland at number 8 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago. This video was made 5 weeks before the year ended.

I meet a lot of good people in this neighborhood and am hoping Roseland does not make the list next year.

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Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #9 2017

The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is home to white city park, the parkway gardens projects, and has the most violent block, O Block.

One positive thing this neighborhood has going for it, is New Beginnings Church and Pastor Corey Brooks and his youth organization Project Hood. What this area really needs is JOBS.

Out of all the top ten neighborhoods Grand Crossing and South Shore are the two I spent the least amount of time in because they are so far east.

Updated: This year in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, 131 people have been shot and, 22 have been killed and 109 have been wounded. These stats rank Grand Crossing at number 9 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago. This video was made 6 weeks before the year ended.

This video contains a mass shooting in the neighboring community of Chatham where 2 brothers were killed, and 5 others were wounded on Christmas day 2016.

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Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #10

The Back of the yards neighborhood will never be known as New City, to me, or the residents of this community, this neighborhood is the least violent of the top ten.

Back of the Yards is a diverse community where the gangs are at each other’s throats, this problem has a racial component to it, that nobody dares to mention.

The violence raging in this community is total and the weaponry being used to kill and maim people is shocking. Weapons like AR-15s and AK-47s are regularly used in gang shootings in and the communities that surround the back of the yards neighborhood.

The stats show of the 33 rifle related shootings, 46 people were shot and 13 were killed in these attacks. The battles raging in this neighborhood have a vendetta based history that goes back decades.

There are a lot of good people that live in this neighborhood that are trapped by the violence, it must also be realized these gangs could not survive for decades without some sort of support from within the community.

I was born and raised in the neighboring community of Bridgeport, I worked and partied in this neighborhood for decades. It is a shame to see the senseless violence raging without no end in sight in this neighborhood.

These videos start simple, but as you get closer to the most violent neighborhood they expand on all the issues plaguing the communities of Chicago.

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TRAILER: Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago

I have spent the past 4 years roaming the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, these videos you are about to see have been 4 years in the making, I hope to bring a better understanding to this massive set of problems facing these communities and the surrounding communities. The full picture of the violence, past and present, has been laid out in ten videos, a lite brushing of the history of these neighborhoods has also been included to give a better understanding of how they got into this present state.

The voices of the residents, gang members, cops, and dam near everybody I ever talked with over the past 4 years, will be heard. It is their words, concerns, fears and frustrations coming out of my mouth.

On January 7th, 2018 the first video will be released and one every week after that, another will follow. The first 5 episodes start out slow but the last five make up the difference.

These videos are non-for profit.

They were done to raise awareness pure and simple.
Vic Maggio
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Video, Bloody Chicago, 10 Dead, 37 Wounded in Shootings on Fri, Sat

(Sun Times Wire) Ten people have been killed, including a 9 year old boy, and 37 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

Since the start of the year, 1,984 people have been shot in the city, 349 of them fatally, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Last weekend, two people were killed and 38 others were wounded in city gun violence.

The 9-year-old Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old at 11:13 p.m. Friday when they were shot in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They were traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street when someone fired shots from a gray car that pulled up next to them. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, police said. The man was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Family members gathered inside and outside the children’s hospital. A man who said he was Garcia’s father took about 10 minutes to calm down before entering the hospital. He went back outside and fell to his knees when he learned of his son’s death. A man in the group said the family didn’t want to comment any further on the incident and declined to reveal the boy’s identity.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the South Shore neighborhood. A 23-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when he was approached by two males who shot him in the chest and left arm, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died.

About two hours earlier, one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A male approached and shot the men while they were standing on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Arthington, police said. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital. A 31-year-old man died with a gunshot wound to the neck. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and his condition had stabilized.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not release their identities Sunday morning.

A 58-year-old man was killed in a Princeton Park shooting about 4:15 p.m. Saturday on the Far South Side. Willie Cooper was outside when a vehicle pulled up to him in the 1100 block of West 95th Street and someone inside fired shots, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Cooper, who lived in the Fernwood neighborhood, was shot in his mouth and torso, and pronounced dead at the scene. No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

Earlier Saturday, a man was killed during an attempted robbery in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 60-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk about 4:55 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Franklin when an armed male confronted him and demanded his money, police said. The suspect then shot the man in the left shoulder during an ensuing fight before running away east on Franklin. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man was found shot to death about 40 minutes earlier in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Officers responded to a call of a person shot about 4:15 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Monroe and found a 20-year-old man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Late Friday, another East Side drive-by shooting left a man dead and another wounded. The men, ages 49 and 54, were getting out of a vehicle at 10:43 p.m. in the 10600 block of South Green Bay Avenue when someone shot at them from a white SUV, police said.The younger man was shot in the back and died at 11:35 p.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The older man was shot in the face and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

The medical examiner’s office did not release their identities Sunday morning.

About 20 minutes earlier, 25-year-old David Marin was shot to death in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Marin was standing on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of South Washtenaw when someone fired at him from a silver SUV, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Marin, who lived in the Marquette Park neighborhood, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

About 6:05 p.m. Friday, one man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting on the South Side. They were shot in the first block of West Pershing, near the former site of the Stateway Gardens public housing buildings, police said. All three men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where a 21-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and shoulder died. A 19-year-old man was stabilized after being shot in his head and hand, and a 22-year-old man was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his back. The medical examiner’s office has not released the dead man’s identity.

A few minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Cercy Robinson was shot in the chest in the 4500 block of West Jackson, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened when a fight broke Sunday morning in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. A 38-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk at 5:13 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Carpenter when the fight broke out and shots were fired, police said. He was taken with a gunshot wound to the abdomen to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition stabilized. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital.

At least 31 more people have been shot across the city between 6 p.m. Friday and 5 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Follow city violence this weekend with the Sun-Times shooting tracker.

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Bloody Chicago, Repeating the Violence of 2016, 340 Dead, 1616 Wounded

It is happening again this year, the violence is raging in the streets of Chicago. So far, this year, 1616 people have been shot and 340 have been shot and killed on the Bloody Streets of Chicago. This video I just posted never got the play it truly deserved, we are on track to repeat this seen again this year down Michigan avenue.

I was physically spent after making the EFFECTS video. so, I took off ten days from the violence to regroup after a long tour. But, the time has come to go back! It’s hard to go back to the meat grinder violence, the longer I stay away the harder it is to go back…………. Going Back, Stay Tuned.

WARNING GRAPHIC , Bloody Chicago, EFFECTS

WARNING GRAPHIC: This video you are about to see took me 4 years of filming shootings in dam near every neighborhood in Chicago. Please remember these people I highlighted in this video next time you see a shooting on the news. This short film says it all, I have no words left to say except HELP me Please share this video everywhere and anywhere you can. It is in fact my way of fighting back for all the Children of Chicago. Thanks

Vic Maggio

Video: Bloody Chicago, 23 People Shot, 3 Fatally on Friday

Two girls, 13 and 7, were among 23 people who were wounded, three fatally, during a 16-hour period from Friday afternoon to early Saturday.

In the Englewood neighborhood about 11:50 p.m. Friday, a woman held up a phone as she inched toward crime scene tape of a triple shooting in the 5900 block of South Union Avenue. She wanted officers to look at a photo on her phone to confirm if her relative was one of the victims.

“I gotta go get him,” the woman repeated as she collapsed on the sidewalk. A woman tried to comfort her.

Officers at the scene told the woman they couldn’t tell her and didn’t know if her relative had been hurt.

A 25-year-old man was standing outside of a home with a 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old man when three men approached and opened fire, police said. The 25-year-old man was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the chest, and he was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. A 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and his condition was stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital.

The woman later returned with other relatives and spoke to a sergeant at the scene. They lingered around the edge of the crime scene as they waited for news.

“Right now, it’s hard to tell with the way the body is positioned,” the officer told the family.

When the officer told the family that the person was wearing white shorts, the woman walked away crying.

In the Park Manor neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was fatally shot about 3:15 p.m. in the 7000 block of South State Street, according to police.

Witnesses said a dark-sedan pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking the teen in the head.

He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m. He was identified as Sherrod Rhyme, of the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Earlier, a man was killed and another was seriously wounded in a shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

The shooting happened about 12:55 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Ellis Avenue. One person was dead on the scene and a second was treated by paramedics, according to police and fire officials.

Police said the men were standing outside an apartment building when someone approached on foot and shot them.

The older victim, 26, suffered wounds to the chest, and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 p.m. He was identified as Deshawn Boswell, of the 7100 block of South Yates Boulevard, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other man, 21, was shot in the legs and wrist. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

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Bloody Chicago, MEAN STREETS, June 9, 10, 2017

These are just some of the shootings Maggio News covered on the first 90% weekend in Chicago.

Authorities fatally shot a man who fired at them on Friday afternoon in west suburban Lyons, hours after the man had killed his estranged wife in Sycamore, according to police.

Lidia Juarez had an order of protection against her 44-year-old husband Antonio Juarez, according to a statement from Sycamore police.

The 37-year-old woman was found dead with a gunshot wound inside her car about 2 p.m. outside the Illinois Dept. of Human Services office where she worked at 1629 Afton Road in Sycamore, police said. Investigators found out that Antonio Juarez had been staying at a hotel nearby, and witnesses saw him take off after the shooting in his Chrysler 300, police said.

About 6 p.m., Illinois State Police investigators tracked the car down and, along with police from multiple agencies, began following him in Lyons, according to state police.When they tried to pull Antonio Juarez over near the intersection of Ogden and Joliet avenues, he began firing a gun at the officers, police said.

The officers returned fire, killing the man at the scene, police said. It wasn’t clear which officers struck him. No police were hurt. They recovered a firearm from Antonio Juarez.

Victim a male black, 29, was standing on the sidewalk when a male offender approached on foot and fired shots. Victim was taken to Stroger in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the left hip. No one is in custody. Area South investigating.

Victim a male black, 16, was standing on the sidewalk when a male occupant in a blue van fired shots. Victim was taken in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest to Christ. No one is in custody. Area South investigating.

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Census Data Reveals Blacks Fleeing Chicago for the Suburbs

After a lifetime of living in Chicago, my husband is seriously talking about moving away. It’s not just one thing that is spurring him to pack up and leave, he explained; it’s a combination of things. He cited high taxes, crime and bad politics, but he’s obviously not alone. Black people are fleeing the city’s…