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Police: Murders down 50 percent from January 2013
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02 feb 2014 | MICHAEL LANSU

Posted on 02/02/2014 7:48:46 AM PST by rellimpank

Chicago had half as many murders in January 2014 compared to the first month of 2013.

Police reported 20 killings in the month, which had 11 days of subzero temperature and was one of the coldest months in recent years.

“The superintendent has said weather is a factor, but its not the only factor,” said Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins. “It neither causes nor prevents crime.”

Overall, Chicago had 50 percent fewer killings than it did in January 2013, when 40 people were murdered; 47 percent fewer slayings than January 2012, when 38 people were killed; and a 29 percent decrease from January 2011, when 28 people were murdered, police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at homicides.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; rkba
--been cold-

-and ,while I think it's too early to have made a difference , just happens to correlate with the beginning of issuance of the long-awaited concealed weapons permits---

1 posted on 02/02/2014 7:48:46 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Officer Snow and Officer Rain are the best crime prevention assets on the farce, along with Office Chill Factor.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 7:52:23 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: rellimpank

Lets see, its minus 55 wind chill factor outside’ I grab my trusty Glock to cap this dud and low and behold my hand after I get it out of my double insulated glove which I have to take off since my trigger finger can not fit in the trigger freezes to the gun. Nah, it not the cold that drove murders and the number of street fairs down; its good old fashion police work. Does this guy think the world is a jerk?


3 posted on 02/02/2014 7:56:11 AM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: rellimpank

Here in DC, it’s up 100%!


4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:02:48 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: rellimpank

Seriously cold. Not even the thugs want to be out in it.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:05:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rellimpank
just happens to correlate with the beginning of issuance of the long-awaited concealed weapons permits---

Just how many ccw's do you think will actually be issued in Chicago? And, what restrictions will be placed on the new holders?

6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:06:31 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Detroit police chief credits Officer Armed Citizen with helping to drive the violent crime rate down in 2013. I’m guessing the cold has driven it down considerably this January in Detroit as well.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:09:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The Police rarely admit that motivated and capable amateurs can do a much more effective job and civil service time servers.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:15:23 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: umgud

—my suspicion (and hope) is that the political push from the applicants will become great enough to overcome even the Rhamfester—we’ll know in a year or so—

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3117797/posts


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:15:23 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

The demise of global warming is saving the lives of a few brothers....at least until spring...I wonder if they have to work harder to get back to quota?


10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:19 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: rellimpank

Wait for a warm summer; they’ll make up for it.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:27:18 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: rellimpank

Wish I shared your optimism. Pre-Heller in DC it was impossible to get a handgun. Post Heller, it is only nearly impossible.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:27:35 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud
--IMHO, sometime in the next few years ,we firearms fans are either going to win or lose completely--dependent on the combination of the "uninformed voter", the mass media , the composition of Congress and the Supreme Court--

--over the last year or so , we have been winning and even a small step in a cesspool such as Chicago is a step in the right direction--

13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:34:36 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: cripplecreek
Detroit police chief credits Officer Armed Citizen with helping to drive the violent crime rate down in 2013.

Even the Mexicans have finally figured that out.

14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:36:21 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: umgud

—and your tagline says it all—


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:36:24 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

They’ll catch up this summer...


16 posted on 02/02/2014 8:41:22 AM PST by maddog55
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To: rellimpank

C’mon it’s the first time it’s been cold in Chicago since....... last winter.

Global Cooling prevents crime - who knew?


17 posted on 02/02/2014 8:47:06 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: rellimpank
"Police: Murders down 50 percent from January 2013..."

..... Yup .... that's cuz they were too busy freezing to death cuz of global warming..

18 posted on 02/02/2014 9:04:53 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: R_Kangel

The bodies are prob still frozen and not surfaced yet!


19 posted on 02/02/2014 9:14:49 AM PST by DocJhn
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To: rellimpank

Too cold for the gang bangers to get out on the street corner and shoot each other....or the little seven-year-old girls they usually hit.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 9:16:42 AM PST by txrefugee
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21 posted on 02/02/2014 9:26:35 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: DocJhn
"The bodies are prob still frozen and not surfaced yet!..."

.... Very good point!!! Also .... Due to budget cuts .... the FBEU (Frozen Body Extraction Unit) was shuttered and closed down ... so now they have to wait until spring thaw for them to surface! Look for a massive increase in the body count come spring!

22 posted on 02/02/2014 9:27:16 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: carriage_hill
Exactly.

Every summer we're treated to hand-wringing stories about the effect of the long, hot summer on the feral population.

23 posted on 02/02/2014 9:32:05 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: rellimpank

Let’s wait and see if warmer weather brings things back to “normal.” My guess is that “the superintendent” will be eating his words by April. By December we will probably see that the number is up ten percent from last year.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 9:33:06 AM PST by vette6387
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To: rellimpank

Speaking of taglines, why does yours limit it to guns and explosives?


25 posted on 02/02/2014 9:33:27 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

—yep—I’ve sometimes made the comment that I could leave off the firearms and explosives part—


26 posted on 02/02/2014 10:03:47 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

I think it should stay, but I’d be tempted to go with::

—don’t believe anything the media or government says, especially about firearms or explosives—


27 posted on 02/02/2014 10:10:52 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: rellimpank

Well, this is definite proof that global warming causes firearm deaths, not the firearms themselves.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 10:35:48 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: umgud
Just how many ccw's do you think will actually be issued in Chicago? And, what restrictions will be placed on the new holders?

As of a few days ago, 33,631 CCW applications have been submitted in Illinois (8,000 from Chicago), and the first licenses should actually start being issued in March.

Chicago might drag its feet in issuing licenses to Chicago residents, but that won't stop commuters from carrying (at least the ones who drive in -- you can't carry on public transportation, or a number of other places).

29 posted on 02/02/2014 10:47:45 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: rellimpank

Cheers to the Polar Vortex....saved more black children’s lives in 31 days than Obama has in 50 YEARS!


30 posted on 02/02/2014 10:55:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now we need some hi-cap polar vortexes.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 11:17:24 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: rellimpank

When half the people LEAVE your town ......duuh, the Crime goes down.

Half million population towns don’t have as much crime as million population towns.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 11:25:00 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: rellimpank

Their aim is worse in extremely cold weather.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 1:06:07 PM PST by Know et al (Spill chick want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: rellimpank

So 50 percent of what hugh number?


34 posted on 02/02/2014 2:33:42 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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