I know this is a tough town.
But the thing about Chicago’s gun violence, Greg Hinz, isn’t primarily how it impacts Rahm Emanuel’s political career.
That is pretty much settled.
It’s over. Six months more or two years.
Yet, it is pretty ghoulish for Crain’s Greg Hinz, in the wake of the carnage this Labor Day Weekend – 13 people were killed and another 52 were wounded – to focus on how the murder rates “threaten all Rahm has built.”
Although somebody needs to tell me what exactly that has been.
When they first announced that the number of deaths so far this year exceeded the entire total for last year, the City said, “Not so. We under-reported the number of people killed last year. It will take a few more days until that happens.”
More gun deaths than L.A. and New York combined.
That’s the Chicago Way, I suppose.
Hinz was only doing Rahm-think.
But thirteen people died bloody deaths Labor Day Weekend in Chicago.
Somebody’s sister, daughter, son, father, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife and husband.
That’s not a political crisis for Rahm not to waste. It is just a horrible waste.