The lost streets of Chicago - BBC News

  • Published on Sep 6, 2016
  • WARNING: CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE Killings in Chicago have hit a 20-year high as the grim toll for homicides passes 500. The BBC's Ian Pannell and Darren Conway explore a world where gangs and guns rule.
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  • seesha31
    seesha31 3 years ago +4468

    True story. Chicago was our home. I raised my son in South Shore then relocated to Woodlawn. When he turned 15, he started hanging out with the wrong crowd and being in areas he knew were forbidden by me. I was a single Mother. Worked multiple jobs most of his life. Every day it was another child’s picture on the SunTimes that had just got murdered. Many of my friends had children who had been shot. Some died. I made a decision. I got my tax refund. Put in my 2 week notice, ended my lease, sold all my belongings, packed 4 suitcases of or necessities, and bought 2 one-way tickets to Georgia. We were homeless the first few weeks. Georgia is slow and boring as hell. But my son just turned 21. He is alive and well. Many of his friends have died or are in jail. Many call him daily begging to him to assist them with moving here. I haven’t even allowed him to go back and visit. I love Chicago, but we ain’t gone die for it.

    • ctsd623
      ctsd623 10 days ago


    • Razor
      Razor Month ago

      You’re a brave soul. God bless you

  • Isaac Boaz
    Isaac Boaz 2 years ago +1409

    Watching this makes me very thankful that I live in a safe place and my parents raise me well.

    • Jeff Mcgiver
      Jeff Mcgiver 5 months ago +1

      @cyprus 123 the system? Nah bro it’s the just the people in the gangs, they have to fix themselves

    • A regular Person
      A regular Person 9 months ago +1

      @XtraZest I live 3 hours away thank god I can have a gun to defend my self where I live not in Chicago

    • HypePill
      HypePill 10 months ago +1

      @James Alvarez you are correct

    • KennyW
      KennyW 10 months ago +2

      I live in Chicago but I’m happy I live in a decent neighborhood.

  • Ian Hinkle
    Ian Hinkle Year ago +425

    “Chicago PD ignored our request for an interview”. Those are the loudest words spoken in this whole documentary

    • Jeff Mcgiver
      Jeff Mcgiver 5 months ago +1

      A lot of cops have been ambushed after responding to false calls so yeah

    • Tyler Atkinson
      Tyler Atkinson 6 months ago +1


    • Dario
      Dario 10 months ago +1

      Every interview someone does of Chicago most of them get ignored by PD

    • diazjordan54
      diazjordan54 Year ago +13

      @Install Wizard the fact that they don’t bother solving the murders, and let shooting victims bleed out on purpose. Or maybe that the feds tip off many of these members to military trains, with heavy grade weapons. Or maybe there’s no such thing as corruption🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Install Wizard
      Install Wizard Year ago +5

      What are they hiding? The fact that plenty of people are commiting crime and they have to deal with it constantly?

  • Victoria randle
    Victoria randle 5 months ago +39

    When he started crying and talking about wanting out. Just needing a gun to go to the beach. That just broke my heart.

    XRARRIX XSTYLEZX Year ago +233

    "When u forced into a way of life how else can u live?"....that hit home...

  • The Frenchmen
    The Frenchmen 5 years ago +2557

    Not a huge fan of BBC but this was good. No opinions from bs reporters just what's happening from the mouth of those living in it.

    • DoWhatIWant C
      DoWhatIWant C Year ago

      @# 8 that’s wild honestly someone gains something from this destruction

    • Anthony Campbell
      Anthony Campbell Year ago



      @Andrew Olson So your response is the archrtypal SJW answer:
      *'"It's not my job to educate you"*
      B'a-fucking-vo my man Bravo
      *Slow clap

  • Barking-Iron
    Barking-Iron 2 years ago +11

    Reading through some of the comments and watching this documentary one thing jumps out to me. We MUST quit labeling individuals by the color of their skin. We’re ALL humans regardless of our skin color. We’re defined by our character not color of our skin. Life posses problems/struggles for everyone. Unfortunately for others the problems/struggles are MUCH more difficult. We need to quit making excuses for our own choices regardless of what choices we make. In order to solve any problem we must first acknowledge/accept the problem and then we can begin to look for solutions. Economics plays a major part in all of our lives. Look for the areas where crime is the highest and what do you find? Economic downfalls. We as people aren’t born with the ideas of wanting to hurt others or commit crimes, but society forces that upon certain individuals. It’s called survival of the fittest. Before you look to judge those running in gangs or committing crimes ask yourself why are they doing this. You may just realize they’re simply trying to survive. Another major problem in today’s world is lack of fathers in the home. We as men need to step up and do our jobs as men. Any fool can make a baby, but it takes a man to raise a family. We need to start looking at Govt. Officials. It needs to start at the top levels of Govt. within these cities. Our Govt. Officials are responsible for decisions that directly affect us. Stats don’t lie friends. Democratic run cities are some of the poorest most crime riddled in America. Chicago has been under the rule of Democratic Leadership for years and look where you’re at. What do you have to lose if you vote Republican? Look at states/cities run by Republicans. These are places many of Americans are running to as we speak. They’re fleeing their Democratic run state because they can no longer afford to live there. It’s time we quit running and start voting to make a change. God Bless You All

  • sherelle sang
    sherelle sang 3 months ago +3

    This is so sad, God bless you all in Chicago every single life is precious. It opens my eyes to more to what men have to go through on a daily basis the pressure must be so intense. I hope you all make it out safely

  • NoMemesForYou1
    NoMemesForYou1 3 years ago +24

    This is really sad and especially when he started crying and when the guy said I love you to everyone everyday was really heart touching it’s sad how our fellow African American brothers and sisters have to go through

  • Sølve Johansen
    Sølve Johansen 3 years ago +1469

    8:27 cameraman prayin for his life

    • Math Rock Maniac🎶
      Math Rock Maniac🎶 2 months ago

      Usually the cameraman is always safe...not in Chicago though.

    • M Ritter
      M Ritter Year ago

      @BLOODMOON it ain’t no prob guns lmao. They prob all loaded and cocked too

    • ّ
      ّ Year ago

      @Sølve Johansen ?

    • Sølve Johansen
      Sølve Johansen Year ago

      @UK drill music ?

  • Cody Hogg
    Cody Hogg 2 years ago

    This is an eye opener. I live in a city of 30,000 people. And the violence for the population is getting terrible. 6 people I grew up with have been shot or stabbed for senseless violence. But what you guys have to deal with is crazy. And I hope the ones trying to change keep going.

  • Pxma
    Pxma 3 years ago +4

    I aswell live in chicago, it's honestly hard living here, I am a 12 year old boy I would say I live in a decently safe area, but I still hear gunshots every night and during the day aswell. When I was about 9 or 10 I was walking home from school when shots were fired in my direction it is very violent in chicago, I see gangs where ever I go
    But it's still my home and I love it I have many friends, and I'd say it's kinda fun and nice living here I have a good nice house and nice good family
    Right now, we are in a very dangerous state in my city recently somone that I knew and was very close to me died and there are police patrolling every were i go due to the amount of violence there is right now, I'm always hearing ambulances and police cars and even police on bikes motorcycles etc.

    • Pxma
      Pxma 3 years ago


    • Pelon
      Pelon 3 years ago +1

      Puma vlogs&gaming I’m from Chicago too respect ‼️💯

  • Tango 7
    Tango 7 2 years ago

    I’ve just never understood why in interviews almost every person will say how many people have died and how terrible it is, how it needs to change, yet almost all of them make songs about killing and drugs. I want to see someone out of Chicago with a positive message. I understand most of these young men have no choice, there’s very limited ways out, if there is a way out at all. Negativity only spreads more negativity. Misery loves company. Having a gun and senselessly killing isn’t being tough or being a man. Taking care of your family and loved ones around you is being a man. Helping people around you is being a man. There has to be a change from within. The original goal of these gangs back in the day was to be an organization. To be united black people and succeed together against the powers that be. It’s unbelievably sad how it is now.

  • SENTO x
    SENTO x Year ago +17

    When he said that he can't even teach his kids how to ride a bike cause it ain't safe that hit me .

  • MikeeJ Music
    MikeeJ Music 5 years ago +1943

    Honestly, I'm proud of everyone who made it out of this trash ass place.

    • lashay
      lashay Year ago +1

      the whole city ain’t trash na

    • Alain Gaillard
      Alain Gaillard Year ago

      @greenghost2212 yeah exactly like Mitchell Obama

    • J W
      J W 3 years ago

      greenghost2212 you're self employed yet you can't type a proper sentence? lol okay

    • TJ
      TJ 3 years ago

      yeah we just went and had to on

  • Free Xavior
    Free Xavior 2 years ago +27

    I respect this guy for even going here to film this

  • come poop at my house
    come poop at my house 2 years ago +14

    This makes me so sad 😞😢 I hope this senseless violence ends.

  • Jose Perez
    Jose Perez Year ago +2

    I feel bad for those who have no other option but to carry guns and be part of gangs just so they can live and protect their families what a sad sad world 😞

  • Jay
    Jay Year ago +17

    So sad to see how trapped people are . I pray we all make it out this matrix 💯

  • faisal Al-shaib X
    faisal Al-shaib X Year ago +2

    I'm feel devastated to see my African brothers and sisters in this situation... it's so hurtful to see them suffering in the US for a time memorial.. they are lost to the knowledge of them selfs and their history and background ,culture, true identity and so on....yet giving all the suffering they face everyday and they're not willing to do anything about it!!! This bothers me alot... seeing them currying guns. .cursing..doing gang music..drinking alcohol.. and worse of all they kill each other off!!! I blame it on the western savages colonized my people all over Africa but on the same time I blame my people by allowing it to happen for already so long!! I just hope one day all my people will come together and get rid of this foolishness and change this miserable condition that they are in and start rising above all this negative characteristics ... I hope you feel what I just said!! Big love for all my African brothers and sisters all over the globe. .. it's your brother faisal from Sudan #Africa

  • Philosophy Monkeys
    Philosophy Monkeys Year ago +12

    Gosh this breaks my heart. I wish there was something I could do.

    • The samuri Alianderp293
      The samuri Alianderp293 5 months ago

      there’s nothing we can do sadly

    • D. Conan
      D. Conan Year ago

      Teaching them good values might reduce this

    • Trust
      Trust Year ago +2

      In chicago even in school u learn about guns , even pre schoolers carey guns

  • Sugar Magnolia
    Sugar Magnolia 2 years ago +12

    CTC Duwop, Thank you for your service! 🥰🇺🇸 So much lost talent. It’s so sad. South Side, and West, you deserve so much better than this.

  • Seto Lucifer
    Seto Lucifer 2 years ago +1297

    “It’s like someone’s droppin crates in everybody’s hood.”
    PUBG Chicago

    • Jonathan Johnson
      Jonathan Johnson 6 months ago


    • greatstOne99
      greatstOne99 9 months ago

      Chicago is the real life Pochinki

      JØDI RØLLIN 4ØETY JØ 10 months ago

      @YoungGlockYT🇺🇸 bro you got lil durk rappin about buying guns for the whole block fym. I fw durk it’s just sad af everybody die at a young ass age.

    • Yes Ma'am
      Yes Ma'am 10 months ago

      @Madd Genome yep

    • Yes Ma'am
      Yes Ma'am 10 months ago


  • Altanie Corvil
    Altanie Corvil 11 months ago +3

    Wow. That’s insane. I pray God to keep them safe. This is why I always tell my families. Be grateful.

  • Mohjoe62
    Mohjoe62 2 years ago +19

    It is sad if you have to tell your family every day that you love them because you don’t know if you’ll see your family alive tomorrow

  • trevonmoses
    trevonmoses 2 years ago +18

    I’m not in no way comparing my city to chiraq, I lost mad homies so I know the feeling but looking at this is truly lowkey depressing tbh

  • Alien Ai
    Alien Ai 11 months ago

    Unfortunate. So much heart these kids have and this is wat they do with their lives. If only they could direct their energy into education

  • OshetrippiN
    OshetrippiN 9 months ago

    I love Chicago the food the people the vibes the skyline wish it wasn’t so violent it’s a beautiful city

  • yeseniagarcia
    yeseniagarcia 2 years ago +5

    This is so sad I wish someone could just donate alot of $$$$ to the hoods save the city and build it up. Open more schools, more programs about nonviolence. Idk how all the guns got there smh. They're all humans I wish them the best. 12:48 broke my heart 😓 I feel his frustration.

    • Kelechi Williams
      Kelechi Williams Year ago

      Jesus Christ loves you. If you repent and turn to him you will be saved and your sins will be forgiven

  • Radioactive Ranch
    Radioactive Ranch Year ago +1

    Im so glad and thankful I live in a small safe town were I can walk down the street to the store to by something God bless these people

  • Wendell C
    Wendell C 2 years ago +8

    "Paying you $8 an hour, then you're gonna go have to sell some drugs. The shit all is a maze..."
    I feel really sad about Chicago. How a community can go on a vicious cycle...

  • justice freedom
    justice freedom Year ago +2

    Praying for him and others

  • ChEeRiO bOx
    ChEeRiO bOx 2 years ago +5

    So sad rest in peace to all the dead ones out there😔🔫🔫⚰️

  • Kendra Kimmons
    Kendra Kimmons 2 years ago +4

    The man at the end I pray he survives he has a good heart ❤️ & really wants change pray he gets out of there

  • Walter Brown
    Walter Brown Year ago +5

    🙏🏾for all the family and for you bro and your people, change gonna come✌🏾

  • Lauvan Jean
    Lauvan Jean 4 years ago +258

    The cameraman must have the balls to record this video, if I were in his position, I would have sh!t my pants

    • De Lilah
      De Lilah 4 years ago

      I'm shitting my pants for him!

    • Whatever Bites
      Whatever Bites 4 years ago

      He's getting bank tho

    • Kardo Walker Visuals
      Kardo Walker Visuals 4 years ago

      If you live in Chicago or stay outside of it, you get used to the gunshots and peope dying growing up man.

    • O
      O 4 years ago

      Lauvan Jean

  • Sheila Lopez
    Sheila Lopez Year ago

    Heart breaking 💔 can't live in a war zone too much gun fights and no peace. I would never live in Chicago

  • John Barber
    John Barber Year ago +21

    2pac - Meet me at the cemetery, dressed in black
    Tonight we honor the dead, those who won't be back
    So, if I die, do the same for me, shed no tears
    An outlaw thug livin' in this game for years
    Why worry? Hope to God, get me high when I'm buried
    Knowin' deep inside only a few love me
    Don't rush me to the gates of Heaven
    Let me picture for a while, how I lived for my days as a child
    I wonder now, how do we outlast?
    Always get cash, stay strong if we all mash; hold ya head!

  • Kevin Hewitt
    Kevin Hewitt 3 years ago +8

    Being homeless is nothing compared to watching your back everyday some of these dudes just need to take their family the f*** out and then worry about getting their life straight even if they're homeless on the street someplace else out of Chicago.

  • Caligula Pontifex
    Caligula Pontifex Year ago +6

    8:00 is the problem right there. Rapper says he ain't glorifying the hood, just wants to get out. I understand, but you are glorifying the gun culture. Your ticket out is based on the suffering of your own people.

  • Simbas Rawr
    Simbas Rawr 5 years ago +188

    you gotta have titanium balls to be a drill music camera man. having a bunch of guys point guns at you is a dangerous job.

    • Kali
      Kali 10 months ago +1

      I thought the same damn thing. How do you expect someone high on lean or whatever to remember Trigger Discipline?🤷‍♂️

    • llazyllama1
      llazyllama1 3 years ago +21

      Yeah, I'm sure these dudes carrying the rusty ass scratched up pistols in their front pocket with no holster are all experts in firearms safety. Totally wouldn't be worried about it.

    • swipe demon
      swipe demon 5 years ago +1

      uncle ruckus in the house

    • luke france
      luke france 5 years ago +10

      Simbas Rawr not even loaded

    • Jeorge Ancheta
      Jeorge Ancheta 5 years ago +5

      Simbas Rawr lol they put them on safety tho

  • Ruri Active.!
    Ruri Active.! 3 years ago +8

    When I told my dad bout how I wanted to move to Chicago, he always told me to rethink bout my choice and stay safe cause it’s dangerous out dere, but I never thought it would be this dangerous fr...

  • MiscellTube
    MiscellTube Year ago +1

    That was so amazing at the end when he cried. Reality is hard hitting when he said ' it ain't normal bringing a gun to the beach'

  • Tafutokuta
    Tafutokuta Year ago +52

    Honestly, if I was in this kind of neighbourhood, I wouldnt bother making children.

  • rose rosie
    rose rosie 2 years ago

    God bless the kids please protect them.

  • Kodosuro
    Kodosuro 5 years ago +22

    Respect for the last guy who was interviewed for being honest. Really true that the place is like a third world country and the government doesn't care much about. Not hating on the police in general because there are good police officers out there and the hospitals save people. It's about the politics and not caring.

    • huttermania
      huttermania 5 years ago +1

      Marcell 97 you dont have any options if you dont have any cake real shit

  • Andayi Mushenye
    Andayi Mushenye 2 years ago +1

    PLEASE DONT JUDGE THESE KIDS..........its all in the upbringing that shapes your values. It doesn't matter how you are educated or where you live. These may be in the best country, but they have been broken from the day they were born and still being broken in their homes. schools, prisons, streets. You have to consider all the circumstances before measuring or judging your achievements with other people's challenges.

  • Brian K
    Brian K 2 years ago +2

    What these boys need are their dads. Their dads need to stick around and stay true and provide and be a positive role model and take the boys to church and teach respect for others and themselves. Nothing else is ever gonna fix this short of a miracle from Jesus.

  • sapfits
    sapfits Year ago

    The fact they can do nothing but stay in this life makes me wanna cry

    • NumbersAndSports
      NumbersAndSports Year ago

      Crazy right? and the average American who has no frame of reference will say the typical "just get a job and work" not knowing it does not work like that ... imagine one of these dudes, even if they put on a suit and cleaned up going into a business and asking for a job ... what will come next? "Uhh, ok sir we will get back to you" .... never heard from again. It's a vicious cycle based off prejudice.

  • K Nasheed
    K Nasheed Year ago +1

    I never thought I would see a time when our people were living a life that is worse than the days of slavery.

  • K Bonnett
    K Bonnett 3 years ago +11

    It’s sad to see that men and women that fought in wars and have seen friends die have to come back to see the same shit happening in the towns they tried to protect.

  • jnie swartz
    jnie swartz 2 years ago

    Yea this was a hit video!!! I’ve seen a lot of videos on Chicago violence ect. But this one was real good. I like the guy Duwop! Him n his boys are actually good rappers. I fell apart when Duwop was crying talking about trying to break the cycle. This is sad.

  • Naisha シ
    Naisha シ 2 years ago +4

    2:23 Bruh I know I’m not the only one who got scared when he pulled that gun. 😭🥺 scared the crap out of me

  • arham ali
    arham ali 2 years ago

    i live in one of the most dangerous city of a developing nation,as reported by the media outlets. and yes life isnt that easy but the way things are showed in this documentry i feel more safe in my current place of stay.
    we got mugging issues , target killing was an issue, terrorism and what not and yet when i see the circumstances shown here i feel fear going upto this part of US.

    • JJ S
      JJ S 2 years ago

      I have been all over Chicago at it is about as safe as any other major U.S. city. This is sensitionalist. You need to look at the crime rate on a per capita basis.. That is divided the crime/murder rate by the total population. At that rate Chicago is the 25th most dangerous city.. not even close to the most Dangerous there are cities that are 4-5 times worse like New Orleans and St. Louis etc. I drive Uber in Chicago and have no problems.

  • 11 Bravo
    11 Bravo Year ago +24

    I really hope this man "duwop" made it out and alive with his family.

  • cz productions
    cz productions 3 years ago +532

    A lot of close minded people in the comment section. I never grew up in he hood but I’m sure people who grew up in streets like these live the way they do because that’s the only thing they ever knew growing up. This is the only thing they see when their kids so their brain adapts to this kind of lifestyle.

    • Proud Raptor
      Proud Raptor Month ago


    • JOHN Smith
      JOHN Smith 3 years ago

      Take it from someone who did grow up in poverty then...u choose not to work hard,u choose to be a thug... people like u need to stop saying this bullshit about "o well it's their surroundings,they had to adapt" NO u act like a civil god damn human being and work for wat u want/need...u act like a thug u get treated like a thug

    • Cody Behr
      Cody Behr 3 years ago

      Finally someone who has a brain. These people are born in it, raised in it, growing up through their most impressionable years in it. Its hard to understand from the outside looking in

  • imthedaredevil YT
    imthedaredevil YT Year ago +22

    Ok so this whole thing sad but, the kid in the back who said “you got games on yo phone” I started to die

  • Ronda lee Still
    Ronda lee Still Year ago +3

    There are those who feel powerful from listening to someone esles music, and theres those who create their own music. Some people take another's music, using it for strife, using it for contempt, and violence.

  • bobby dijital
    bobby dijital Year ago +4

    may god help you and bring y’all back home to the motherland

  • John Barber
    John Barber Year ago +2

    You can take my taxes, send me to war but can't feed me
    It's so easy to regret thangs after they done
    Babies catchin' murder cases scared to laugh in the Sun
    The tragedies that we all need, love in doses
    In times like these we feel closest the good die young - 2pac

  • Master Blaster
    Master Blaster Year ago

    You gotta love how all these people have the same story about how dangerous that place is, yet they all choose to remain there. Some may not have the means to get out but these rappers can certainly get out but don't. Its like they have some sort of Stockholm syndrome

  • Brad
    Brad 2 years ago

    I remember when I didn’t want to live in a bad environment. I moved.

  • Haidoro
    Haidoro 2 years ago +3

    So bizarre to live in Chicago and know what he's talking about and then seeing these outsiders be so surprised by everything. But like for me it's just how it is

    • Jesse Dietrich
      Jesse Dietrich Year ago

      Yea its deff crazy I grew up in north philly and the neighborhood I’m from is one of the biggest open air drug markets in the world walking the streets of Kensington when your a kid and people are getting high dying or shooting each other and it becomes normal to you but the outside person looking in it’s a horror show man it’s sad

  • Nom Nom
    Nom Nom Year ago +1

    Man this makes you grateful for what you have

  • Lia
    Lia 4 years ago +2573

    I know that reporter was scared for his life😂😂😂shit I would be too

    • X Pizzwo
      X Pizzwo 3 years ago

      Why would you be.

    • scoobybankroll
      scoobybankroll 3 years ago

      This the shit I live around

    • Stafford Nelson
      Stafford Nelson 3 years ago

      yup bing funny huh!

    • Romeo De Silva
      Romeo De Silva 3 years ago

      Imagine the police

    • Raouf Ismael
      Raouf Ismael 3 years ago +1

      Guns,drugs,poverty,social exclusion all ingredients are there for the black community in Chicago to call out injustice and raise concern of the blacks who've been trapped in violence, gang's battles,and unstable neighborhoods.but,what makes the issue much more ambiguous is that the media doesn't get involved too much to at least address politically and economically the reality of those black people should this marginalized community get back to normal life.

  • AMM0beatz
    AMM0beatz 9 months ago +6

    I grew up in a slum, 3rd world country poverty. Im a first generation immigrant ‘86. When I first came to America I was baffled how Americans who claimed they were poor but owned cars, tv, phones, microwave etc.

    • BostonStew
      BostonStew 6 months ago

      Poverty is poverty. It’s also situational. What defines your poverty is based off the comparisons of lifestyles and incomes around you in your country. Though the country may be well off, these areas still have a majority population living well below the poverty line with murder rates that are sky-high. You can compare your poverty to another persons poverty - whatever. But one things for sure, death is death. If it’s in your area, it’s a bad place to be.

    • tyler
      tyler 8 months ago +3

      Americans have no clue what 3rd world means.

  • Aaron Cahuex
    Aaron Cahuex 2 years ago +97

    Was raised in Chicago for 22 years now I’m moving to Texas it’s dangerous out in Chicago

    • Dontai
      Dontai Year ago

      @-Kelslon Dg_ yeaa idk if u still from fw but when I was living there shii tons of road ragers I kept my distance from the hoods but them drivers crazy 😂

    • sansdm
      sansdm Year ago

      @Everybody K it's very safe bro I live here

    • J C
      J C Year ago

      @2hunnid I am sry for him why did he got shot

    • 2hunnid
      2hunnid Year ago

      @Everybody K I was raised in dallas texas don't go to deep there the bbq is good but my uncle got shot

    • Everybody K
      Everybody K Year ago +2

      Eugenie Fontaine thank you sweetheart

  • Ronda lee Still
    Ronda lee Still Year ago +12

    I feel sorry for this young man . .I lived in Chicago 8 years. The suburbs are better than the city . But what he needs to know is that the way out ! Is Jesus ! You have failed to sincerely want to know he is your help and that he exists. And that he can turn your situation in a flash. ( if ) you turn to him .

  • Jay Cub
    Jay Cub Year ago

    Chicago also has a lot of wealth due to having one of the strongest economies in the world in terms of GDP. So it’s like any other major city. It has it’s good area’s and it has it’s run for your life area’s.

  • Gavin Terry
    Gavin Terry 5 years ago +34

    Man, this is just sad. A city that I live in.

  • Hans 4
    Hans 4 2 years ago

    11:30 that poor woman... oh my god her daughter got shot... man... if i would be the father i would go rampage and i dont even have a gun... i would kill them all i swear... i feel with her... i really hope that she will get to a better place for her family...

  • EnvyMari
    EnvyMari 2 years ago +4

    It’s sad like frfr that people gotta live like this by force

  • Uncle Lumbago
    Uncle Lumbago 2 years ago +1

    My dad lived in Chicago. Now to see his favorite city become a shitshow. How sad.

  • TrEmOnDoLo
    TrEmOnDoLo 2 years ago

    May God bless you and your family!... I wish you only the best from the heart!🌞🌞🌞

  • creative username
    creative username 5 years ago +365

    part of the issue is just a gradual dumbing down of the culture and the trivialization of certain aspects of life. their grandfathers started the gangs to protect themselves from police violence, their fathers turned it into music and art to escape or shed light on their environments but now all that's left are the kids who glorify the more brutal aspects without any of the meaning behind their initial inclusion

    • Hector Skarecrow
      Hector Skarecrow 4 years ago +1

      creative username so it's not about how one side of Chicago is completely segregated, jobs are scarce for teens, schools are underfunded and kids are running the streets? Of course not. 80's &.90's was bad too. And then they tore down the high rise buildings and put gang leaders side by side on the same street. And also not forgetting the guy who sowed all the projects together getting locked up (LARRY HOOVER). Nothing is coincidence, everything must be how it is suppose to be, if it wasn't why would it not be being fixed by now? Think about it... If our ancestors came over in boats and these same masters still run the world, how else can they keep us locked up in chains (mentally)... Give you no hope, put a liquor store/gun store/betting store on every corner in every project. Who's flying in the yayo to the projects? It definitely ain't Lil Ray Ray off Lamron Ave. That's the craziest thing though, even if everything we thought was reality was all just some fcked up game, peoples lives already planned out and no matter what, we still can't do nothing about it.

    • jimboishere11
      jimboishere11 4 years ago

      Very well said mate ✌️

    • Taylor Dent
      Taylor Dent 4 years ago

      creative username .

    • Lil uzi verts nose bridge piercing
      Lil uzi verts nose bridge piercing 4 years ago

      U forgot to protect themselves from white people too in the 60s 70s

  • X Billups
    X Billups 2 years ago +1

    These guy are the second backbone of the second amendment, the first being the patriots in gun friendly states, I'm hoping to get them to stop fighting each other, and finally begin a peaceful fight, unified, against the unconstitutional gun laws that ruin our country.

  • Tyrone Phipps
    Tyrone Phipps Year ago +17

    I fought in iraq as well, born I Gary, Ind. You only stay where you want to be apart, move out, so your children are free, sacrifice your dreams of glory and fame and move get a job and be father, give your children a head start on life.

  • John Lal
    John Lal 2 years ago +1

    Enjoyed this video very much..thank you

  • Boss don Silver surfer

    That little girl that got shot is a blessed little lady

  • Israel Akins
    Israel Akins Year ago +1

    Chicago always been a crazy city and gang culture been deep there for a long long time but now its something different. It done changed so much and in worse way its sad fr. It seem like ever since 2009-2010 shit just went wild.

  • Romancia Dandu
    Romancia Dandu 2 years ago +6

    This makes me realize Africa is the best place to stay, 10 years can pass without hearing someone shot ..
    Especially my beautiful Motherland Namibian

    DROPA OPPA Year ago +1

    Came out 4 years ago some how I still enjoy watching it over and over again

    • 😎Alex
      😎Alex Year ago

      I just like seeing and what thay talk and do but i dont learn about am following my dreams be arsit and a kinda good at art

  • Leyla Morin
    Leyla Morin 2 years ago

    I was at a gas station near my house in a bad neighborhood and some man was mad and he had a gun and my mom called the police and they came seen what part of the neighborhood they were in and drove off like they aint doin shit

  • Edson Cuevas
    Edson Cuevas 5 years ago +3185

    Went to Iraq for practice came back to Chiraq for war👿

    • Jackie
      Jackie 8 months ago

      @Danzo Shimaru eight dollars an hour is really gonna get them out of that life? Man you're spoiled.

    • Cori Thompson
      Cori Thompson 11 months ago

      @Clity Richards tweakin

  • Electringz
    Electringz Year ago +1

    this made me have a whole new view on America and gangs

  • Christian Cushing

    Imagine thinking you’re cool for having a gun and blasting rap music yet you probably don’t even know where the safety is.

  • weedler
    weedler 2 years ago

    every body needs to listen to the old man he bein around very long seen and done anything to keep on livin

  • javi the beast
    javi the beast 2 years ago

    My uncle was shot dead here at Chicago, and he was still in school and just had a baby and this was just 2 years ago

  • Markus Deep
    Markus Deep 5 years ago +2960

    So many wasted lives.

  • 509Native
    509Native Year ago

    The kids that are growing up there should sign up for the military or army! They should open more recruitment centers especially in the hoods! Recruit the young kids before the gangs do.

  • Kentucky Picker
    Kentucky Picker Year ago

    My hubby just spent one night on the Southside of Chicago by Humboldt Park. I see this now and I'm thankful he came home alive.

    • Jay Cub
      Jay Cub Year ago

      Humboldt park is really ghetto. It’s not on the Southside though. It’s on the northside. In this news clip it was mentioned as the westside.

  • Glory TO GOD!
    Glory TO GOD! Year ago +1

    Sad to see my black brothers like this

  • Dr. Joseph Grant III
    Dr. Joseph Grant III 10 months ago +10

    When you factor in jail time and legal fees even if you do survive, selling drugs is less than minimum wage

  • BoLisa Slots
    BoLisa Slots 3 years ago +11

    Sad, very sad... Very, very sad to see stuff like that happening in Chicago.

  • Truemuz1c instagram truemz1c

    When we talk about gangs it’s really about light and darkness

  • Rod Ruiz
    Rod Ruiz 2 years ago

    Chicago a real life GTA server, I hope the situation changes for everyone living in the parts plagued by ignorant violence, hopefully it starts to get better

  • Kyn Evans
    Kyn Evans 2 years ago

    I feel his pain at end for real.Nobody want to live that shit of looking over your shoulder, but you have to protect to protect yourself.

  • LiL Chunk
    LiL Chunk 3 years ago +4

    See how dude takes his arms off the drivers window real quick 😂😂you damn well he told his ass about it before or he would have kept them there

  • Reggie
    Reggie 3 years ago +909

    9:57 I died when he said shut up to the dog XD

  • Juventin
    Juventin 2 years ago +1

    pff the guy that edited the sound in post did an awesome job, unbelievable good. you can barely hear the steel balls of the cameraman clicking.