Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We make headlines in Garry McCarthy's hometown newspaper - NEW YORK TIMES - Rate of Killings Rises 38 Percent in Chicago in 2012 Due to Black Violence


CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first reading material each morning, at 5:30, is not a budget update, a legislative proposal or a packet of headlines. It is an e-mail from the Chicago Police Department listing the crimes that were committed during the night that just ended. By 7 a.m., he is calling Garry F. McCarthy, the police superintendent. That is unlikely to be their final conversation of the day, or even of the morning.

Mr. Emanuel listed safer streets among his top three priorities when he became mayor a year ago, but Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, is now testing that promise. Homicides are up by 38 percent from a year ago, and shootings have increased as well, even as killings have held steady or dropped in New York, Los Angeles and some other cities. As of June 17, 240 people had been killed here this year, mostly in shootings, 66 more deaths than occurred in the same period in 2011.

“That’s somebody’s husband, somebody’s son, and they’re dying right on our block,” said Maya Hodari, who lives on a South Side street where two shootings have already taken place this year, one of them fatal and another as a toddler looked on. “It hurts.”

The violence has left its largest scars in some of Chicago’s most impoverished, struggling neighborhoods on the South and West Sides, places with views of the city’s gleaming downtown skyline that feel worlds apart. Wealthier, whiter parts of the city have not been entirely immune — shootings were reported in the last few days along the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and near the Lincoln Park Zoo — but a majority of the killings have been tied to Chicago’s increasingly complicated gang warfare, police statistics suggest, and to the gritty neighborhoods where gangs have long thrived.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Wealthier, whiter parts of the city have not been entirely immune — shootings were reported in the last few days along the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and near the Lincoln Park Zoo"

Have to keep putting the word out ! Nationwide !

ABCD (Ret)

Anonymous said...

OT

http://www.nwherald.com/2012/06/26/village-president-injured-in-accidental-shooting/ahlryjs/

LOL

I Voted For Obama said...

I guess that doesn't go well with the mayor's lox and bagels

Only Mama Knows said...

And who are the killers? Its somebody's husband, somebody's son.
Not just somebody's its usually your own. What a bunch of crap. The crying mamas, the screaming family members; standing right next to you are the killers relatives acting all sad.
WHAT A ABSOLUTE JOKE IT ALL IS.

Anonymous said...

if you click on the photo to enlarge it you can read what you put on that sign on the alley pole.

TOO FUCKING FUNNY

THEE RANT said...

Check out the COMMENTS..

This also appears on THEE (NYPD) RANT.

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Anonymous said...

All streets are safe, unless niggers are around!

Anonymous said...

All streets are safe, unless niggers are around!

Anonymous said...

All streets are safe unless niggers are around!

Kingfish

Anonymous said...

Due to BLACK violence? You don't say...

Thank god liberals and blacks suck at math. They would know how bad this is then! That is 38%, PERCENT, we are talking boys and girls. Not 38 more, 38% more!

Put it this way: Who'd like to earn 38% more money then they do now? Not $38 more... Your whole income as the base and then see a near 40% increase added to that!

Obama would steal your extra earnings anyhow. You get the point when put into those terms.

Anonymous said...

Check out all the bleeding heart lib, is there any other kind, comments in the Times. Apparently we just haven't done enough to lift up our brothers and relieve their suffering. Don't know about you, but I don't have any chimp brothers and I'd love to see their suffering relieved permanently.

Anonymous said...

The only thing the Evil Racoon is concerned about is stealing as much taxpayer dollars for his pals as he can. Fuck the murders and crime. So what.

Anonymous said...

Chicago should be the poster child for the the liberals to use for their Sancturay City, (hiding illegals) and welfare for everyone unchecked, gun control for law abiding citizens, decriminalize laws, earley releaes for criminals, cut the heart out of the Police departments, Democratic Utopia State they all wanted. Chicago/Cook county has been run by the liberal democrats for the past 50 years. No liberal will say, "Look at Chicago and what we have done there." You asked for it, you got it, now live with it, or get out!!!!!

Anonymous said...

More murders, less obama voters

I Voted For Obama said...

Kingfish voted for Obama.