"...the trend is actually turning"
- A teenage boy was killed in the South Side Hamilton Park neighborhood and at least 17 others were wounded in shootings throughout the city between Friday and Saturday nights.
Garry continues to spin so fast he looks like an Iranian centrifuge:
- “We have a lot of violence in the city of Chicago,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Saturday afternoon at a South Side church where he announced three big drug busts. “The trend is actually turning. You would never know it, but the trend is actually turning.”
Yeah, sure Garry. It's turning so fast that we've actually gone past 180 degrees and we're coming full circle. Do you even bother to read the year-to-year stats instead of the "we had 50% less shootings during the noon to 3PM stretch of 22 June 2012 than 22 June 2011."?
On a side note, nice job on the long term investigation that took down almost 50 members of six different gangs:
- Forty-nine people are facing charges after three separate investigations on the West and South sides uncovered cash, drugs and in one instance, a weapon used in an assault against a police officer, authorities said today.
The multiple investigations targeted drug markets in the city’s Wentworth, Englewood and Harrison Districts, police said.