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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:29 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Afghanistan isn't safer than Chicago

Source: Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Afghanistan isn’t safer than Chicago

By KATHY GANNON and HOPE YEN
October 30, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — President Donald Trump ripped Chicago as a hellscape of violence that makes Afghanistan, one of the world’s deadliest countries for terrorism, seem like a tranquil and secure place.

It’s not true. More people died by violent means in Afghanistan in one month than died from murders in Chicago in a year.

The U.S. president has long sought to hold up America’s third-largest city as the poster child of urban violence and dysfunctional Democratic politics, even when his assertions don’t square with the facts. He’s called it a war zone in the past.

A look at his claim Monday during a gathering of police chiefs in Chicago:

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But that statistic doesn’t capture the danger of living in Afghanistan. It does not, for example, count the dead from war.

Afghanistan has no well-trained police force to investigate in a consistent way if a death was a homicide, accident or a mistake. Many other killings might not be recorded at all. Outside the major cities, no statistics of homicides are even compiled.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/f7d815ef31864f949c31ffd38ce80e5f

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:42 PM

1. "Chicago" isn't even a dog whistle anymore

It out in the open for racists ......and Ammosexuals

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:59 PM

2. I feel safe walking around

Chicago at night.

Poor trumpie. He gets his propaganda talking points from Fox.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:40 AM

3. Last time I checked, people in Chicago never have to worry about roadside bombs.

Or whether the Taliban will take over their neighborhood.

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