Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chicago: A War Zone?

42 people in 30 days.  

Seriously, that is how many people have died in Chicago of gun violence.  42 People in the incomplete month of January.  

The most recent of the 42 homicides was the Tuesday murder of a 15-year old girl who took part in Obama's second inauguration. The girl, Hadiya Pendleton, was standing with a group of friends in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park when a gunman ran up, opened fire, then fled the scene. 

A gunman ran into the park, opened fire and ran out.  Why?  Because he knew for certain that, in the absence of visible police, he was the only person armed in the entire place.  

Chicago is the gun-control capital of America, yet NBC News accurately describes it as "bullet-scarred."  

If NBC said it, it must be bad, right?

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