Life in Rahm’s Chicago. Another weekend of violence.
Anthony Davis was 14. He was one of two teenagers shot and killed this weekend.
30 more people were shot in Chicago.
It was another weekend of growing violence in our city.
Rahm’s police superintendent Garry McCarthy says, “We have a lot of violence, but the fact is, we have to keep doing what we’re doing, because the trend is actually turning. You would never know it, but the trend is actually turning.”
Shortened library hours, no summer jobs for young folks and school closings.
The streets of Chicago are officially more dangerous than a war zone: Homicide victims in the Windy City outnumber U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this year.
While 144 Americans have died in Afghanistan in 2012, a whopping 228 Chicago residents have been killed, and the murder rate is up a staggering 35 percent from last year. That’s a rash of homicides quadruple the rate of New York City’s, and police and crime experts fear it may only get worse.