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Chicago has ‘A Broken Culture Problem’

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Gun violence continues to ravage the City of Chicago where citizens are held hostage in their homes and neighborhoods.

This year, roughly 1,700 people were reported shot.

Over the first weekend in August, over 70 were wounded by gunfire and 11 killed – ages 11 to 63.

Chicago native and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk took to the streets to ask residents their thoughts on the gun violence and what to do about it.

Fox News Insider reports:

One woman told Kirk the violence can be attributed to a lack of family values and morals, while a man pointed to children being brought up “with nothing to do.”

As for Mayor Rahm Emanuel — who has been under fire for his handling of the crisis — Chicagoans told Kirk “we want someone else.”

In an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Kirk talked about the repeating theme from his on-the-street discussions with Chicagoans – a “broken culture problem.”

On “Fox & Friends,” Kirk said the recurring theme when he spoke to Chicago residents was a “broken culture problem.”

“We have a lack of father problem in the black community, especially in Chicago,” Kirk said, noting that in the 1960s the single motherhood rate in the black community Chicago was approximately 18 percent, and that number is now over 75 percent.

“Think about that: In Chicago, only 25 percent of black youth will even have a father in the household,” Kirk said.

Watch the interview here.

Several factors contribute to the violence on Chicago streets including fatherless households, lack of discipline among youth, poor educational opportunities, and gang activity.

While Illinois has tough gun law restrictions, criminals use the law to their advantage.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with CloutHub.com, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a BlazeTV.com host, Outreach Director with FreedomWorks.org overseeing its Empower.org outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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