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  •  Isn't murder actually DOWN in Chicago? (7+ / 0-)

    As bad as Chicago's homicide rate currently is -- on par with Puerto Rico and some other Latin American countries where narcotics trafficking is an exacerbating factor, and over three times NYC's homicide rate -- murder is actually down in Chicago, following national trends of violent crime reduction since the 1990's.  The problem in Chicago appears to be it's concentration in a few South Chicago neighborhoods, something that may have to do with poor police practices, training, or even overt racism on the part of law enforcement. I really don't think militarizing Chicago can do anything to help, and I am surprised anyone is even talking about it.  

     

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