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The Truth About Chicago's Crime Rates
Chicago Magazine ^ | 4/2014 | Bernstein

Posted on 07/05/2014 4:38:51 AM PDT by mgist

Edited on 07/05/2014 6:35:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Special Report: Part 1 of 2 The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates The city’s drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what’s behind the unbelievable numbers.

It was a balmy afternoon last July when the call came in: Dead body found inside empty warehouse on the West Side.


(Excerpt) Read more at chicagomag.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: chicago; crime

1 posted on 07/05/2014 4:38:51 AM PDT by mgist
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Fast and Furious: "In June 2011, Rep. Darrell Issa’s initial report was published detailing the facts about the operation. Two months later, in August 2011, a Washington Times report based on insider information, revealed the primary motive of the gunrunning was to covertly arm a favored drug cartel not by the ATF, but by the CIA. " The Fast and Furious Red Herring 2014

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel Informants claimed FEDS had agreement with Sinaloa to traffic into CHICAGO Business Insider 2014

"The link between drugs and crime, including violent crime, would be hard to overstate in Chicago. Eighty-six percent of adult males arrested in Chicago last year tested positive for drug use. Chicago, with a population of 2.7 million, had 506 murders in 2012, the highest per capita among the four most populous U.S. cities."

Heroin Pushed Into Chicago by Cartels. Bloomberg 2013

Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production US troops protecting Afghan Heroin

2 posted on 07/05/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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The Chicago Way. Lie, cheat, fudge and spin..


3 posted on 07/05/2014 4:48:53 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: mgist
Reality doesn't matter.
Truth doesn't matter.

They just want to persuade us that things are good.

4 posted on 07/05/2014 4:49:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: fatnotlazy

The medias creed, “Tell ‘em what you want them to hear”.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 4:50:45 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: mgist

Corruption in Chicago?
Hell you say! I don’t believe it. The lower crime stats HAS to be because of strict gun laws and all the community organizing that The Super Fantastic All Graceful and Honorable King Obama put into place.

The writer of this story is obviously racist.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 4:53:23 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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Look at murder rates—homicides per 100,000 people—and you get 15 today. That rate is one-third higher than in 1960. And it’s nearly four times New York City’s current rate.

In fairness, New York lies even more than Chicago.

7 posted on 07/05/2014 4:54:34 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: fatnotlazy

Someone broke into my ‘86 Buick in Tampa. They’d buggered the key hole so they could turn it and ripped the wires lose from the starter switch and obviously tried to start it. The investigating officer said, “Well, nobody steals this model so it’s obviously not an attempt to steal a car. It’s just malicious damage.” When he left, my sister a 20 year cop said, “They’ve told him to hold down the stolen car stats. So, he moved it into a different category.”

Years ago Marion Barry, mayor of DC, was upset about it being the murder capital of the US. He asked how the FBI got the data and was told it was self-reported. He ordered that from then on anything less than (as I recall) three bullets was a suicide.

I simply don’t believe anything the government says.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 4:59:59 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: mgist
“There are lies, damn lies and statistics.”

To quote a formally famous writer whose name is no longer allowed to be mentioned in correct society since he used now forbidden words.

9 posted on 07/05/2014 5:03:24 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Gen.Blather
Chicago 'Heroin Highway' Bust Shows A 'New Face Of Organized Crime' by DAVID SCHAPER June 13, 2014 This is a BS article about FEDS dealing with the problem. The only real truth is the title, because Chicago is corrupt and strategically located. This level of drug trafficking wouldn't be happening without government complicity. Nobody dares ask where this is coming from
10 posted on 07/05/2014 5:10:11 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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The word on the street is that the Chicago VA administrator came over from the police department after she retired. Her work led to a bonus all around and an increase in her second pension.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 5:17:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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Sneak peek: The War in Chicago
JUNE 25, 2014
An honor student who marched in the Obama inaugural parade is shot dead on a Chicago street. (The Irony!)

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/sneak-peek-the-war-in-chicago-2/


12 posted on 07/05/2014 5:24:25 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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I drive into and out of Chicago everyday - the traffic alone is dangerous...and there have been times I was forced off the Interstate due to wrecks - having to drive through the south side at 76th street - down to 95th - just to get back back on to South Shore and onto I-90/94 again...It’s like driving through Baghdad in - low on ammo, no commo, and fuel is shrinking...time to GET OUT!

Had I known what I know now - I would not have come up here to work...


13 posted on 07/05/2014 5:25:28 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: mgist

There is a site that tries to keep an honest accounting of the violence in Chicago, take a look at heyjackass.com for a good breakdown of what has happened.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT by Mark was here (If I had a Rodeo Clown he would look like Barak Obama.)
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http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/shootings

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/07/04/at-least-12-shot-across-chicago-since-thursday-afternoon/

I remember - I think it was in MAY 2014 - 9 people were shot - some died in just a weekend...


15 posted on 07/05/2014 5:31:21 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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I just took a look at heyjackass.com and so far during the 4th of July weekend.

Shot and killed = 2

Shot and wounded = 19


16 posted on 07/05/2014 5:36:07 AM PDT by Mark was here (If I had a Rodeo Clown he would look like Barak Obama.)
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Heroin conviction is reversed
Prosecutorial errors cited in decision to order new trial
By Robert Gavin
Published 10:38 pm, Friday, July 4, 2014

This makes no sense. A guy caught with 14 bags of heroin, trying to sell to 2 undercover cops, had conviction overturned.

He had prior convictions, http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Heroin-conviction-is-reversed-5600943.php


17 posted on 07/05/2014 5:37:30 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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Smells fishy - and has nothing to do with the lake...

Corruption and liberal politics has Chicago in $63 BILLION in DEBT!!!

http://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicagos-63-billion-debt-burden/

Again, I’m leaving soon and getting out of Chicagoland...should never came up here to work...it’s crazy...the professional people I work with are great - but the politics and corruption are out of hand...

I will say, that the street people that hang out on Madison are very respectful and nice...one cane get the morning Street Wise or the World’s Finest Chocolate - with a catchy tune for $1!


18 posted on 07/05/2014 5:47:41 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: Mark was here
That's insane. ------------


2014 Report: Drug shipments off the coast of Africa have "significantly increased since 2009"

Guess what happened in 2008?

answer: Obama

Islamic Revolutionaries (Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, the Taliban etc. ) are essentially soldiers for the heroin cartels. Obama has been helping them, but why?

"Afghanistan is responsible for about three-quarters of the world’s heroin production, with much of it being cultivated in the Helmand and Kandahar provinces in the south of the country. However, the US has concentrated most of its efforts in the east of Afghanistan, which has relatively little poppy production"

Afghanistan has record poppy production under US military protection, 2014 Report

"Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Study makes grim reading, with opium poppy cultivation increasing by over a third, while the country now has about 1.3 million heroin users. This is a ten-fold increase compared to 2005, when around 130,000 people were using the drug."

I know for a fact that Iran funded Chavez' campaign in Venezuela. Chavez turned Venezuela into the world's biggest drug distributor. Iran, Russia, and China are all slave nations with epidemic heroin addiction problems. A symptom of being a narco nation.

State Department Reports Hezbollah Increasing Drug and Terrorism in South America 2013.

http://interamericansecuritywatch.com/exporting-terror-in-americas-backyard/

There has indeed been a “marked resurgence” of Iranian state sponsorship of terrorism over the past 18 months. But as the new Nisman report drives home, here’s an even more disturbing fact — Iran has run intelligence networks in the United States’ backyard to “sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks” for decades." http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/world/americas/iran-latin-america/

19 posted on 07/05/2014 6:06:49 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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Thanks for posting this infuriating story. It was too long to finish right now but I want to read every word. So far at least 3 brutal murderers have been given a “don’t worry we won’t even arrest you even if we know who you are” card by the Chicago PD.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 6:57:08 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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Sounds like the VA scandal. Keep fudging the data to get your promotion.
Eventually they will get to the point that there will be a negative murder rate.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 8:43:20 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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I just think it is despicable. The public employee unions have to be eliminated there is no accountability.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 9:10:36 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Mark was here

The web site heyjackass.com is now reporting:

Shot and killed = 3

Shot and wounded = 34

For this 4th of July weekend, with more to come...


23 posted on 07/05/2014 6:12:37 PM PDT by Mark was here (If I had a Rodeo Clown he would look like Barak Obama.)
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To: Mark was here

And you can bet those numbers will be fudged come Monday.


24 posted on 07/05/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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The Saturday overnights are on from heyjackass.com are in:

Shot and killed = 9

Shot and wounded = 41

Simply amazing, being from the Detroit area, this makes me feel not so bad about Detroit.


25 posted on 07/06/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT by Mark was here (If I had a Rodeo Clown he would look like Barak Obama.)
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