Tragedy vs Statistics
Posted on December 14, 2013
With the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting upon us, the media, mentally challenged politicians and their associated allies will no doubt be waving the bloody shirt in remembrance and plead that we do something for the children.
While Sandy Hook was no doubt a horrific event and one that should never be repeated, events like those are rare. What is far from rare is that every single day minority, mostly black children and young adults, kill one another with wanton abandon on the south and west sides of Chicago.
In the one year since Sandy Hook, Chicago has seen 441 people murdered (~17 Sandy Hooks) and at least another 1,800 have been shot and wounded. Of the 441, 58 children (17 and under) have been murdered since then. Aside from maybe one or two high profile, politically expedient cases, can anyone name much less recall any of the events of the 2,200+? Nope.
The only difference here is that one is considered a tragedy and the literally thousands of others are statistics.