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What Chicago's Five Hundredth Murder Means
NBC 5 Chicago ^ | 12/28/2012 | NBC 5 Chicago

Posted on 12/28/2012 7:59:12 AM PST by usconservative


Chicago experienced its 500th murder of the year on Thursday night, when a 40-year-old man was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood. It was only the second time in the last ten years the city has reached that mark. In 2008, 513 people were murdered.

However, this year’s violence has attracted unprecedented national attention to Chicago. In October, Diane Sawyer held a town hall meeting at St. Sabina’s Church, hosted by Father Michael Pfleger. The killings have earned the city the nickname “Chiraq” and have been inspired an emerging Chicago rap form known as drill.

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TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; feinstein; guncontrol; guns; obama; politics; secondamendment
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To: usconservative

What the 500th murder means?
I know Teach, I know!
500 Dead Democrats!

21 posted on 12/28/2012 9:55:59 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: newheart

It means Washington gets to send millions to Chicago for a gun buy back program and lighted basketball courts. Rahmbo takes his cut, filters half to the DNC and the rest goes to 3 or 4 parks... Of course the lights are stolen within a week and sold.

22 posted on 12/28/2012 9:59:28 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: TexasRepublic

LOL!!! Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are! And so so correct.

23 posted on 12/28/2012 10:12:55 AM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Lurker
Factor put just the Lawndale and Englewood neighborhoods and it drops by nearly half.

My commuter train goes through Englewood - it looks like a war zone. Seriously, I shake my head wondering how people can live like that.

So Englewood is the highest by itself from what I've seen, I don't know what the neighborhood on the near west side is called --- is that Austin? I'm reading some stats I found via a google search which indicates Englewood and the neighborhood I think is Austin seem to be "battling it out" year over year to see which is the most violent.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 10:24:57 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Lurker

Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent

Exclude DC, Chicago, LA, Philly, E.St.louis & Baltimore and we’d probably have the gun murder rate of Switzerland.

25 posted on 12/28/2012 6:50:12 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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