Quantcast

10 dead, 43 wounded in Chicago's bloody holiday weekend?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/05/31 01:11:09

Three days. Ten bodies. Forty-three others injured in shootings. This was Memorial
Day
weekend in Chicago, a city bloodied by a 50% increase in homicides in
2012.


Police and city officials have scurried to explain what they’re doing to fix
the problem in a city with a murder rate higher than New York City’s but with
half the population.


"It's not OK that we had 53 shootings last week, but that 53 shootings is the
same exact number of shootings that we had last year. So this is not a new
problem," said Chicago Police Supt. Garry
McCarthy
at a Tuesday news conference convened to address the weekend’s
crime, according
to the Chicago Tribune
.


As of Sunday, there have been at least 200 homicides from January through
May, compared with 134 during the same time in 2011, according to unofficial
police data cited by the Tribune.


For a relatively new mayor such as Rahm
Emanuel
who campaigned hard on lowering crime rates, those numbers are tough
to explain away.

Read More: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na...

You!
Add Photos & Videos

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • sglmom 2012/05/31 11:28:08
    sglmom
    +2
    Sad to say this ..
    Big Cities .. have always had major problems with homicides/violent crime
    (its concentrated populations .. and concentrated criminal activity)
  • Nancy~P... sglmom 2012/06/03 19:52:38
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +1
    desperate people do desperate things
  • JanHopkins 2012/05/31 03:43:38
    JanHopkins
    +3
    The poorer the people get the more of this we'll see.
  • Schläue~© 2012/05/31 02:52:26
    Schläue~©
    +2
    Even when I have to fly through that sh!thole and catch a connecting flight, have to lay-over for a few hours or a day.... screw their gun laws .... I never leave home without 'em.
  • Matt 2012/05/31 02:46:53
    Matt
    +2
    Sounds just like any other holiday weekend in Chicago.
  • concerned dude 2012/05/31 01:21:46
    concerned dude
    +2
    sounds like Rham is having the perfect effect a mobster would have on a city.
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/05/31 01:20:48
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +2
    Chicago, the CITY of ATROCIOUS MURDERS!

    "I LEFT MY CORPSE IN CHICAGO!"
  • wolf sloan 2012/05/31 01:15:41
    wolf sloan
    +3
    Anybody really surprised?

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

News & Politics

2014/09/19 09:58:04

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals