Friday, April 26, 2013

Rahmaland: One Shooting Every 6.3 Hours reports:

There have been 441 shootings and 100 homicides in the city of Chicago so far this year, according to a blog that tracks crime in Chicago.
That works out to 3.8 shootings per day or approximately one shooting every 6.3 hours.
Maybe they need stricter gun laws. Oh yeah, forgot, NYT reports:
Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public. 
And yet Chicago, a city with no civilian gun ranges and bans on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, finds itself laboring to stem a flood of gun violence[...]

1 comment:

  1. I was born in this city, though I lived in Newark and New York
    for twelve years, but Chicago is the most violent by far. As you
    no doubt recall Al Capone (who came here from Brooklyn, New
    York) truthfully boasted forty percent of our Police Department
    on his 'personal' payroll during 'Big Bill' Thompson's mayoralty.
    Even Richard J. Daley was a republican in those days! Big city
    politics is no stranger to most large metropolitan areas and its
    hold on the lives of the public is legend. That along with the
    reaction to an ill advised 'Prohibition', movement fostered by
    some old 'civic bags' in Evanston, Illinois during the 1920's and elsewhere throughout this country, can be given credit for this phenomenon, a cancer that never has stopped growing since
    then. A lot of pieces are a part of this awesome puzzle of ever expanding violence here and in this country as anyone attending the news has seen for the last twenty years! The policy (numbers) racket which bloomed in the very ghetto areas where these murders are now taking place was prime Al Capone territory! In fact, Louis Armstrong himself left Chicago where his career was soaring and went to Europe for some time because the mafia was after his contract!

    But 'under the tip of the american iceberg' is an entire history of
    violence and presidential assassination most people either can
    not bear to or care to deal with on a gut level both historically and

    Erick Dean Tippett
    Retired Musician/Teacher
    Chicago, Illinois