Certifiable: Liberal Activist Attributes Chicago’s Murder Rate To . . . Climate Change (+video)

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the Center for American Progress’ Christie Hefner said that Chicago’s sky-high murder rate could be blamed — at least in part — on climate change.

“Yes, last year we hit a record number of murders from guns [in Chicago],” Hefner, the former chairwoman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises, said. “And this year we are already outpacing last year’s numbers. Now, there are contributing factors that are not under anybody’s control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather. There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer. And we are having this climate change effect that is driving that.”

The average high temperature July, the hottest month in both Chicago and the much-safer New York City, is the same for both cities at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Scarborough took a moment to sardonically thank Hefner for that statement on behalf of conservative bloggers.

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  • skikruse

    I’m sure that it has nothing to do with fatherless bastard children being raised by the state. It does not “take a village.” It takes a mother and a father.


    theres a brain dead cunt for you

  • me2

    Well, are these “gang” related? Are the murders done by certain ethnic groups? Hmmmmm…….Climate change? Could perhaps be that there are more people driving around packing heat and shooting people on a warm day or night, but seriously, “climate change”??? Another idiot with rectal cranial inversion. Don’t you just love it when they say “facts are”?

  • Okay, yes. Chicago’s climate is deadly, especially for minorities.

  • Not hard to understand: in the winter the thugs stay inside, in summer they roam the streets looking for easy marks.

  • I love how they know the assertion that climate change as a factor is so silly that they have to head off the bloggers by showing their bias by saying “made conservative bloggers in their mother’s basement very happy”. So let me get this right in head… You say something patently stupid, recognize its absurdity and head it off by denigrating conservative bloggers so that when they point out the obvious that you already know to be ridiculous, it won’t look as bad because you headed it off through demonization. This proves to me that these news hacks know the leftist position is laughable but defend crap like this because it is in their own self-interest to do so.

  • It’s no wonder PLAYBOY is fading into history since this person was running it.

  • blogengeezer

    Chicago facts. 13% of Chicago population is black, with overwhelming numbers perpetually dependency addicted. Substantially Over 49% of crime (much black on black) is committed by that same demographic by the ‘testosterone driven younger faction. There are now over 100,000 gang members in Chicago.

    A 40% increase since 2009’s ‘Hope and Change’. ‘West’ African gangs vs ‘East’ African gangs (whod’a thought?) Asian gangs and Hispanic gangs. 1.4 million perpetually dependency addicted gang members across the USA, the most drug addicted (illicit and prescribed) nation ever in history.

    Over 4% of USA now diagnosed as bipolar (manic depressive) at any given time and on/off subsidized/prescribed SSRI’s. Now repeat after ‘MEdia’, Human caused global warming is the problem.. ??