Aug 2011 + 3 = Aug 2012
- Diorio was one of six people slain that day in Chicago, tying Feb. 19 for the most homicides on a single day this year in the city, according to police statistics. Her slaying was among eight spanning Friday evening through early Monday.
As of Monday, there have been 38 homicides recorded in August, three more than all of August 2011, the statistics show. During the first 19 days of August last year, there were 22 homicides.
The rise in this month's homicides comes on the heels of a July that saw its fewest killings in years.
Now, with the national media supposedly about to start covering Chicago's bloody year, one had to wonder if (A) the rumors are true about a massive redeployment of Unit personnel is on the horizon and (B) if McNumbersGame's days are being measured with a stopwatch instead of a calendar.