It seemed like only yesterday, or maybe a few weeks ago, when March wrapped up slightly less shittier than the previous March, the political linear Sharpie lines calculated crime is and will be down. In reality, this nonsense is fluid and a slower period will be made up for by a busier period. Hence today we find ourselves more or less on pace with 2016.
“Two people were killed and five others were wounded over a single hour in Chicago on Monday as the number of gunshot victims this year passed the 1,000 mark.
The city reached the grim milestone four days later than last year, which saw the worst gun violence in two decades, according to data kept by the Tribune.
As of Tuesday morning, at least 1,008 had been shot in Chicago this year. Last year, the city passed the 1,000 mark on April 20.
There have been at least 182 homicides this year, just two fewer than this time last year, according to Tribune data.”
Now that a new normal has been established there’s nothing to see here.
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