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Good news from Chicago: Only 413 murdered Americans this year
The Daily Caller ^ | 12-31-13 | Neil Munro

Posted on 01/01/2014 4:33:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Good news from Chicago: The catastrophic murder rate in the Democratic-controlled city was slightly less catastrophic in 2013 than in 2012.

Only 413 Americans were shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death in the city, where all 50 aldermen are Democrats. Most of the victims in the blue-voting city were African-Americans or Hispanic, and very few were white.

Still, the city’s Democratic leaders cautiously cheered the deaths of the 413 Americans, more than one victim per day, which included one young woman who marched in President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration parade.

“We continue to make significant progress in reducing crime rates to historic levels, and gains are being made in all communities across Chicago,” said a statement from Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The 413 murders are “good news for our children and families… [and] we will continue working until everyone enjoys the same sense of safety,” said Emmanuel, who worked as Obama’s first chief of staff.

“We’ve seen a major decrease here,” said the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a radical, Democrat-affiliated priest in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and a former community organizer who worked with Barack Obama in the 1990s. However, Chicagoans must be “very careful that now people don’t kind of lull themselves into a sleep,” he said, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

The toll of 413 dead is down from the 2012 score of 503 dead. Chicago has a population of 2.7 million and has only had Democratic mayors since 1931. By comparison, New York, with more than 8 million, suffered only 333 murders year-to-date as of Sunday.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2013review; bluezones; chicago; crime; crimerate; democrats; murder; urban

1 posted on 01/01/2014 4:33:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Chicago murder rate down to only 413! Is it safe to go there now?

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 01/01/2014 4:35:07 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Make fun of New Jersey if you will, but across the river from de Blasioland and 719 miles away from Chicago, the Newark Star Ledger reports that 409 people were murdered in the entire state last year. And that was a 7-year high!

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/nj_homicides_soared_to_six-year_high_in_2013_after_surges_in_newark_trenton.html


3 posted on 01/01/2014 4:44:49 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m not sure - Do I detect just a bit of sarcasm here?


4 posted on 01/01/2014 4:46:04 AM PST by Bob
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To: Sooth2222

I had to check to be sure that this article was not satire. There is NOTHING that I like about Chicago.


5 posted on 01/01/2014 4:47:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Bob

Just a tad...


6 posted on 01/01/2014 4:48:09 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Bob

You notice that they don’t note the number of shootings. I think more of the victims are getting prompt medical care and are surviving.


7 posted on 01/01/2014 4:49:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They need an ammo resupply, stat!


8 posted on 01/01/2014 4:54:14 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Redleg Duke

“They need an ammo resupply, stat!”

Maybe the extreme increase in cost for ammo, has now started to affect the murder rate. The inner-city of Chicago has now finally begun to feel the affects of the depression.


9 posted on 01/01/2014 4:57:26 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I agree. A better depiction of gun-related violence would be shootings per 100,000 population.


10 posted on 01/01/2014 4:58:47 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: Ancient Man

http://www.policymic.com/articles/22686/america-s-10-deadliest-cities-2012


11 posted on 01/01/2014 5:01:20 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Ancient Man
Emanuel: “We continue to make significant progress in reducing.........”

The numbers being reduced are those of the Black and Hispanic youth who were just about to get their lives on rack as soon as their rap records started selling.

While the loss of life is always a tragedy, some people need to be purged in order to make way for a better society. Perhaps this is the only way. (sarc)

12 posted on 01/01/2014 5:05:27 AM PST by Progov
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To: afraidfortherepublic

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Chicago police shoot 4 in two South Side incidents

By Peter Nickeas Tribune reporter

6:05 a.m. CST, January 1, 2014

Four people were shot by police in two incidents in the first two hours of 2014.


13 posted on 01/01/2014 5:23:04 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: afraidfortherepublic

An interesting question would be how many gun registrations did they have in each of the years.


14 posted on 01/01/2014 7:01:39 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Guns are forbidden in Chicago.


15 posted on 01/01/2014 7:23:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

All DEMOCRAT-OWNED, all poverty-stricken. Top 10 for 2013:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/56327/america-s-10-deadliest-cities-2013


16 posted on 01/01/2014 10:08:56 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: jjotto
All those cities have one common factor. I just can't seem to put my finger on it.
17 posted on 01/01/2014 12:54:40 PM PST by hout8475
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