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In the Battle of the Bulge 20.000 US/UK soldiers died. Within one month.

Close to 60.000 US GIs were killed during the fighting years of the Vietnam War.

I can't approve this kind of death toll comparison. Not to downplay the problems the Windy City has. But it makes it look like those are normal level casualties to expect in a major/absolute war, and even more awry, only the dead of one nation/faction is shown. Whereas at a crime scene every body counts.





Hunting Season is done...

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Halftime in 2017 and there is no slowdown in criminal violence. One would assume that the gangs would die by attrition soon, but not today. More than 1800 people got shot in the first six months, that is ~10 per day.

In 2017 so far:
Shot & Killed: 318
Shot & Wounded: 1496
Total Shot: 1814
Total Homicides: 342

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-violence-first-six-months-met-20170630-story.html

Last 30 days rolling:



Violence leaves about 60 shot, 8 of them dead, for July 4th weekend

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-july-fourth-weekend-violence-roundup-met-20170704-story.html



To me this is not simply a gun control issue.

I been to Chicago, the place is segregated and full of extreme levels of passive racism and classism.



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LadyJasmine said:
To me this is not simply a gun control issue.

I been to Chicago, the place is segregated and full of extreme levels of passive racism and classism.

Chicago is run by Democratic mayors for decades. As a consequence it is one of the most corrupt cities in the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_Chicago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_history_of_Chicago



Isn't Detroit worse? Damn Chicago is crazy.



Ahh, the love hate relationship I have with my city.. Ironically I live in one of the safest towns in the nation which is not far outside Chicago (south west burbs). Most of this crime is on our south side. Gangs n' such.. Basically, you probably won't catch me going to a home White Sox game anytime soon - and if I do, I won't be hanging around the area long after the game..



DarthMetalliCube said:

Ahh, the love hate relationship I have with my city.. Ironically I live in one of the safest towns in the nation which is not far outside Chicago (south west burbs). Most of this crime is on our south side. Gangs n' such.. Basically, you probably won't catch me going to a home White Sox game anytime soon - and if I do, I won't be hanging around the area long after the game..

Yeah, it's a shame that so many people are writing off the entire city of Chicago because of shootings that mostly occur in the south and west sides.  Even Comiskey/Guaranteed Rate Field is a good area.  



iNathan said:
Isn't Detroit worse? Damn Chicago is crazy.

Many smaller cities have higher crime rates, but Chicago is big, so the overall numbers are the highest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate