Enlightening Commentary

May Wrap-up

Posted on June 2, 2016

CarnacIn the past, we’ve stated that May acts like a warm-up act to summer’s headliner. Now the crowd isn’t just warmed up, they’re a ranging dumpster fire. 65 67 homicides for the month was the most seen by a May since the late 1990s and a 4-handle on the total shot metric has never been witnessed in this site’s short history.

Final Stupidity Tally: 67 killed, 340 wounded
May 2015: 50 dead, 281 wounded
May 2014: 47 dead, 230 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 62 shot & killed
  • 4 stabbed
  • 1 felony murder
  • 7 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 1 police-involved shootings
  • 48 in serious or critical condition
  • 59 males killed vs 7 females
  • 72 teenagers shot, 9 killed
  • 17 grazed
  • 2 selfies
  • 21 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, June usually feeds off the stupidity of May only without the benefit of a holiday weekend. Last year June posted 51 homicides with an additional 244 shot and wounded. Given the way this year has been going, we’ll predict a total of 60 homicides plus another 390 shot and wounded.