Think about that for a moment. More than 500 murders in 2012, and approximately 150 so far this year. 75% of the victims are Black. And most of it is Black on Black violence. Gang violence. Drug related violence. Crimes of passion. Crimes of opportunity.
While Chicago may not have the highest murder rate in the nation, it has the highest gross number of murders.
While I appreciate the fact that flogging George Zimmerman as a sport is second only to conducting a vivisection upon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it would be nice to see this community express a similar degree of outrage and angst over the level of violence in Chicago.
Especially since so many of the victims are people of color.
Or is the victim's race less important than the race of the perp?
Here's a link to an extremely detailed analysis of murder in Chicago:
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