Enlightening Commentary

July Wrap-up

Posted on August 2, 2016

CarnacJuly usually grabs national headlines with the annual Shitshow of the Year. Aside from 30 seconds of national pearl clutching, the rest of the month goes largely ignored all while being one the more stupid months of the year. Case in point…

Final Stupidity Tally: 71 killed, 382 wounded
July 2015: 58 dead, 271 wounded
July 2014: 46 dead, 277 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 66 shot & killed
  • 2 stabbed in self defense
  • 4 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 5 police-involved shootings, 2 fatal
  • 66 in serious or critical condition
  • 64 males killed vs 7 females
  • 98 teenagers shot, 16 killed
  • 17 grazed
  • 1 selfie
  • 22 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, August is typically a repeat of July only without the benefit of a major holiday weekend. Last August posted 56 homicides with an additional 307 shot and wounded. We’re not going to go as far as to predict a repeat of August 1991’s 122 homicides, we will however predict another 70 homicides plus another 425 shot and wounded.