Thursday, June 28, 2012

Forbes Magazine

Everyone seems to have a Chicago angle lately. This one was pointed out by Forbes Magazine:
  • Here in Chicago we are fretting about crime. Philadelphia is hosting a jump in violence, with an 86 percent rise in homicides in June alone. But, otherwise, we are mostly alone. Other major cities are continuing the decades-long decline in crime rates, while Chicago has seen a nearly 40 percent spike this year. (You can see a nicely visualized breakdown of the city’s crime, by ward, with this newly released interactive tool.)

    The spike recently spread to the Magnificent Mile, the squeaky clean shopping district downtown. It led one Alderman, granted anonymity perhaps to escape the wrath of Mayor Emanuel, to suggest that these shootings in safe areas mark “when we start becoming Detroit.” That taps into a huge fear here—turning into the gutted city up north. Lines like that, though, are usually associated with simple, sensationalized ideas about urban violence.

    One person who has spent much of his career dispelling these easy notions of crime is Jens Ludwig, a researcher at the University of Chicago. He has an op-ed in Crain’s this morning laying out three reasons why Chicagoans should be concerned with crime.
Good reads about the current unpleasantness.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google Slutkin and Daley. They have been in bed together for years. That is why CeaseFire got millions from the city. Rahm has been told by Daley to support Ceasefire. Check it out for yourselves. There, you have it!

6/28/2012 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone surprised that all the cities with major problems are run by DemocRATS

6/28/2012 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the idea is to say anything but the truth. if it is a mental problem, all elected officials should be at the top of the list. they are in a state of denial. dont do this, dont say that, its not their fault. change the laws so criminals dont pay the price for their behavior. most important of all, get reelected.

6/28/2012 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the liberal Justice Project thinks Slutkin is just making it up:

6/28/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the squeaky clean shopping district downtown....simple, sensationalized ideas about urban violence."

This is old. Standard bulls__t writing. This affected disdain for "squeaky clean, white picket fence."

These writers project-without-saying a slow-moving multiculti urban fantasy, exotic sights and sounds, spices from faraway places, etc. Of course, they themselves want the white picket fence of safety.

"Simple, sensationalized ideas about urban violence" -- like the ideas you get when someone slashes your throat from behind while you're out walking the dog, like when someone fleeing with a snatched Iphone throws you down a flight of concrete stairs and kills you.


The info linked to may be good, though. Have to take a look.

6/28/2012 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Even the liberal Justice Project thinks Slutkin is just making it up:"

--6/28/2012 11:27:00 AM

More to the point, "What does an epidemiologist know about writing government grant applications?"

There. There you have it.

For every one like him, there's fifty more...

"Parasites." That's the word I'm looking for.

6/28/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, but who are the offenders? Why typical ghetto savages, nothing more.

6/29/2012 03:16:00 PM  

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