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    Remembering Chicago’s victims

    Remembering Chicago’s victims

    A mass murder like Aurora, Colorado, naturally grabs the headlines and attention, as it should.  A presidential recognition of the murders is appropriate.

    Yet more than twice as many people have been murdered this month in the president’s hometown of Chicago than were killed in the Aurora shooting.  They are just statistics for whom there will be no presidential visits or flags flown at half staff.

    Many of their deaths were very up close and personal:

    Twenty-eight stabbing deaths have been logged this year compared to 27 of these deaths last year, RedEye determined. Stabbings have accounted for about 10 percent of homicides so far this year, compared to about 6 percent last year, RedEye data shows.

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    […] about some nut in Colorado who thinks he’s the “Joker” and a gang-banger on the south side of Chicago who earns street cred by offing a couple people here and […]

    […] William Jacobson adds a little perspective. A mass murder like Aurora, Colorado, naturally grabs the headlines and attention, as it should.  A presidential recognition of the murders is appropriate. […]


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | July 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks Prof for this.

    Yesterday I mentioned little Heaven Sutton . She has not made your list because she was gunned down on JUNE 29th 2012 in SE Chicago..

    7 years old.

    I cannot imagine what it is like to be /have/know a child called Heaven & to know she was assassinated .

    I am very disappointed that Heaven has received so little attention. May be it is too symbolic.

    Most of these people are not victims. They are involved in the drug trade somehow. The victims are the law abiding citizens who have been disarmed by the politicians. It is another method of control, as in “Vote for me and I’ll keep you safe.

    […] While Aurora gets the headlines: Yet more than twice as many people have been murdered this month in the president’s hometown of Chicago than were killed in the Aurora shooting. They are just statistics for whom there will be no presidential visits or flags flown at half staff. Posted in Crime and Violence, Media, Politics | Tags: IL […]


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