What A Bunch of Shit
Posted on December 28, 2013
Here’s your headline for the New Year, bet on it: “Fewest Murders in Chicago Since 1965”. Yay!! Only hundreds murdered and thousands maimed!! Yay!! Anyway, the Sun-times says:
“Despite averaging 1.1 murders a day, Chicago Police reported a 17 percent decrease in killings from 2012 and the fewest murders in the city since 1965. But McCarthy isn’t celebrating. “This is progress, not success,” he said, “We still have way too much gun violence in this city.””
Of course that’s complete bullshit, but it’s an absolutely perfect headline for those not paying attention. If one were to read beyond the headline, the same article says:
“The Cook County medical examiner’s office reported 443 homicides as of Friday, including 13 police-involved shootings, three killings on expressways investigated by Illinois State Police and other deaths that Chicago Police either ruled justified or remain under investigation.”
And there folks is your real number which just so happens to coincide with our number.
1965 our collective asses. May as well have said 1765 when Chicago was nothing more than swampland inhabited by some Indians… or Native Americans for you PC’ers.