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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:35 PM

Chicago Hits 500 Homicides, Highest in 4 Years

Source: Politics365

Does Rahm Emanuel have a plan for a situation that would appear to be a state of emergency in the city of Chicago? It would appear not.

Chicago has logged its 500th homicide of 2012. The last time Chicago reached the 500 homicides was 2008 when there were 512 homicides. Last year, there were 435 homicides in Chicago.

The Chicago Police Department Chicago said that a man named Nathaniel Jackson was found on the sidewalk outside a store with a gunshot wound to the head on late Thursday evening. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced Jackson dead early Friday. Later on Thursday, another man was murdered in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side.

Most of the deaths were gun related. The issue of Chicago’s homicide rate never came up during the presidential campaign of 2012. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. spoke on the crisis on CNN this morning.

Read more: http://politic365.com/2012/12/28/chicago-hits-500-homicides-highest-in-4-years/

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:39 PM

2. Ironic

Another recent post today said that NYC homicides were at record lows. Go figure.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:42 PM

3. I was under the impression that Chicago had gun controls equally as strict as NYC. Must be the stop

and frisk that NYC conducts that makes the difference.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:51 PM

4. Metal Detectors

Want to go visit a NYC Landmark? There are armed security and you have to go through metal detectors. Many office buildings there are now doing this. I lived on LI where I had to show ID to a PO and go through a metal detector to go to Jury Duty, Law Library in the Courthouse, and yes, even at the DMV!!!!

More security in NY since 9/11.

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