Enlightening Commentary

What Bullshit Sounds Like

Posted on July 2, 2013

Back on Friday we stated the following: “If we end up with less than 47, we’ll be treated to the “crime is down” happy days are here again mantra, but if we exceed 47 we’ll likely only hear crickets chirp chirp chirping or “but, the overall total is still less””

Since June came in at 45 homicides (+225 wounded) vs June 2012’s 47, no one would buy the “crime is down” schtick, including the Trib. Instead, we get the crickets for June but the “less than last year” sound bite.

But, the total bullshit line of the week comes from the Streetlight Assassin himself: “Chicago closed out the first six months of 2013 with the fewest homicides the city has seen in nearly half a century, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today.”

We did not have the pleasure of attending a Chicago Public School, but we’re pretty sure that 2011 was not 50 years ago. The reason…

2013 thru June 30: 194 homicides
2011 thru June 30: 194 homicides

By the way… the CPD has already, or just about exhausted their overtime budget for the year.


Posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:00AM