Chicago’s most violent day in 60 years: ‘We’ve never seen ...

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Chicago’s most violent day in 60 years: ‘We’ve never seen anything like it’

Community leaders, law enforcement and researchers monitoring the events all express shock at the fatalities

Ben Riley Smith

Chicago suffered its most violent day in almost 60 years when 18 people died as police became overwhelmed by rioting during the George Floyd protests.

The deaths on May 31 were the highest on record, according to the Chicago University’s Crime Lab, which has been tracking the data since 1961.

Among those reportedly killed was a man on his way to pay a cellphone bill, a high school pupil and a man from Washington DC visiting his family...

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