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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.
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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

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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…

A Reporters Journey Through the Bloody Streets of Chicago, 2013, 2016

MAGGIO NEWS VIDEO, Flashback, This Nightmare is about to play out again this year. So far, this year 1209 people have been shot and 208 have been killed. We are on track to surpass last year’s horrific murder statistics. This video is a sad journey through the neighborhoods of Chicago seen through the eyes of one reporter.

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Bloody Chicago, PARTY Related Shootings Across the City 2016

Parties of all kinds in Chicago have ended Tragically some with people being shot and some just being abruptly shut down by CPD. This block of party related shootings is only a fraction of the party shootings covered over 2016 in the Neighborhoods across Chicago. What seems to be the case is mass gatherings in these neighbors, unfortunately only creates targets for the gang shooters.

Bloody Chicago, The Most Violent Stretch of Boulevard in the City

WARNING GRAHPIC CONTENT, This Video was 16 months in the making covering shootings up and down the GAUNLET. Garfield Boulevard runs through 3 major High Crime neighborhoods on Chicago’s Southside. This stretch of road is the most violent by far, because this 6, lane boulevard runs through some very active gang areas. The video says it all no writing or description of what takes place in these neighborhoods shows the true horror of it all.

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Warning Graphic, Bloody Chicago, Most Dangerous Police Patrol Beat in The City

That is the 11th district Chicago police station, it is home to patrol beat 1133, beat 1133 in 2016 was designated the most dangerous and violent beat of the 303 beats that patrol the streets Chicago. Beat 1133 patrols the Homan Square neighborhood.

The first shooting I covered in the Homan square neighborhood happened on Monday March 14th 2016 in the 3700 block of west Polk street. In this incident three Chicago Police Officers were shot during a drug investigation. The three officers were shot by a reputed member of the Vice Lords street gang. Gang member Lamar Harris was shot and killed by police. The shooter had been arrested more than 40 times since 2000 for drugs and violence against the police. All three officers, recovered from their wounds.

Homan square is a very small area that has seen a massive increase in Gun violence over 2016. The Homan Square neighborhood had 16 murders last year that was more than it saw in the previous five years combined. Patrol beat 1133 had not seen more than eight murders in a year. There were also 45 nonfatal shootings that were far and away the most in a single year since 2000, and more than twice as many as in 2015. What is causing this dramatic rise in gun violence in the Homan Square neighborhood and across the city?

The second shooting Maggio news covered in the Homan Square neighborhood happened on September 5th 2016 on the Labor Day holiday. A man and a woman were shot sitting in a parked blue Chevy Camaro in the 3300 block of West Flournoy. The shooter suddenly came out of the shadows and started pumping off shots at the couple, the woman was struck twice and the man once. Chaotic shooting scenes like this would echo throughout Homan square all year long,

In early 2015 Chicago was threatened with a law suit by the ACLU over stop and frisk. The city reached an agreement with the ACLU to avoid a long fight in the courts a compromise was reached in late 2015, did this compromise by Chicago’s leadership contribute to the massive rise in shootings across the city and is this decision also responsible for the 80% decrease in police stops over 2016.

The last shooting Maggio news covered in the Homan Square neighborhood was a police involved shooting that took place over the thanks giving weekend.

A man was shot and killed by Chicago Police officers after they saw him shoot two other people, killing one and wounding another. Harrison District officers heard gunfire while on patrol, they saw a man standing over another person and firing a gun near the intersection of Harrison and Central Park Avenue.

That’s when officers got out of their squad car and fatally shot him. a weapon was recovered at the scene. It is very rare to capture on video one of these violent shootings from begging to end in this case it has been achieved.

The sheer magnitude of the violence plaguing Chicago is having adverse effects on the residents of high crime neighborhoods like Homan Square, the violence also affects Chicago’s first responders, and police. 16 of the 800 crosses that marched down Michigan avenue in late December 2016, belong to the little enclave called Homan square.

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Bloody Chicago, 6 Dead, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings, Ep1

This VIDEO is the First in a Series about the Violent Shootings on the Bloody Streets of Chicago. Maggio News will be stepping up coverage of this tragedy as it unfolds throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2017.

This video is not graphic it is a test video, future videos will be Shockingly! graphic and informative from a street level perspective.

This is being done so people can see the true carnage not being shown to them and maybe then change will come to the neighborhoods of Chicago? I know no other way to accomplish this monumental task but to show the tragedy in a truly graphic nature. Stay tuned.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened at 1:54 a.m. Monday outside Spencer Elementary Technology Academy in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found the woman, thought to be 25 years old, lying on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Maypole, police said. She was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not provide information on the fatality.

About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was gunned down in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the first block of North Sacramento when someone in another vehicle fired shots. He was shot in the left thigh and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced. His name has not been released.
Earlier Saturday, 21-year-old Tremayne Henderson was shot to death in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side, police and the medical examiner’s office said. At 4:53 p.m., he was in the first block of West 104th Place when someone walked up and fired shots. Henderson was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:16 p.m. He lived in the same block as the shooting.

At 1:42 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 2600 block of West Monroe on the West Side, when someone walked up and shot him in the neck. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 2:09 p.m., authorities said. He has not been identified.

A 20-year-old man was killed in a shooting that also left two other men wounded about 3:15 a.m. Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found two men lying in the street with gunshot wounds to the head in the 3900 block of West Thomas, police said. Armani Pickett, of the 5700 block of North Talman, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:05 a.m., authorities said. A 36-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Another man, 42, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and later showed up at Norwegian American Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

About the same time, nearly 6 miles away in the Brighton Park neighborhood, a woman was killed in a shooting that also wounded two men on the Southwest Side. They were all inside a vehicle parked in the 3800 block of South St. Louis when another car pulled up, and a gunman got out to fire at least 16 shots before driving away, authorities said.

Natalia Ramirez, 27, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died at 4:02 a.m. A 22-year-old man who was shot in the back was also taken to Mount Sinai, police said. A 28-year-old man was shot in the hip and taken to Stroger Hospital. The conditions of both men had stabilized.

The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting left a man wounded on the North Side early Monday. The 24-year-old was walking at 1:23 a.m. in the 2000 block of West Diversey when someone in a gray vehicle fired shots, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the right side of his face and was taken by a friend to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
At least 42 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between 4 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Monday.

Last weekend, 39 people were shot in Chicago, 10 of them fatally.

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Covering the Rising Violence on the Bloody Streets of Chicago 2013, 2016

Bloody Chicago Mini Video Trailer, this is a dark based video that is best to watch in the dark with headphones on. Take a ride with Maggio News while he roams the gang infested neighborhoods of Chicago in search of what is responsible for the unprecedented violence taking place on the streets of Chicago. Maggio News has been documenting the Bloodshed since 2013 but has recently stepped up coverage for 2016. I was invited by my conscience to witness and document the unprecedented violence on the Bloody Streets of Chicago.

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