Posted on June 2, 2016
In 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 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.