By Jueseppi B.
When will America and our elected officials decide to be brave and address the death & destruction groups like the National Rifle Association (NRA) ignore?
The Real Story of Chicago’s Bloody Summer
The city has seen nearly 300 killings this year, but over two decades its rate of violent crime has dropped 50%.
The city of Chicago has been screaming about its violent streets this summer, and rightly so. Public outrage over murder is a healthy sign that a city has not become numb to violence. Through July 19, this year’s murder rate is up 31% from last year, with 289 Chicagoans killed, and shootings are up 6%. But these statistics don’t tell the whole story.
For one, they obscure the fact that Chicago—like many American cities—has steadily reduced crime over the last two decades. From 1990-94, Chicago averaged 900 murders a year. From 2007-11…
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