January’s 30 (Update: 31)
Posted on February 2, 2015
New year, new month, same old bullshit. A couple cold snaps and a last minute blizzard didn’t do much to stop the stupidity this January – which saw a solid year-over-year uptick vs last year’s Polar Vortex-hobbled January.
Final Stupidity Tally:
30 killed, 121 wounded.
Last January’s Tally: 24 dead, 84 wounded.
A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:
- 28 shot & killed
- 1 child abuse
- 3 ongoing “death investigations”
- 19 in serious or critical condition
- 8 grazed
- 5 selfies
- 29 males killed vs
- 3 no hitters (days without stupidity)
As for the month ahead, February is always the slowest and quietest month of the year. We’ll predict a total of 25 (+/-3) homicides plus another 100 (+/-10) shot and wounded.