You Go Chalkie!
- A father of four was on his way back from his morning ritual of getting his cup of coffee and morning newspaper when he was shot and killed, becoming the 436th homicide victim of the year in Chicago, surpassing the city’s murder count for all of last year.
Carlos Alexander, 33, had just come back from the store a few hundred feet from his home in the 7900 block of South Escanaba when he was shot about 10:30 a.m. Monday.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died, police said.
Rahm decides to focus on the bullshit numbers that CompStat has been producing, none of which are based in reality:
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that it's "not good" the city has surpassed the homicide total for all of last year, even as he sought to keep the spotlight on what he said have been successes in fighting crime.
"We have other milestones," Emanuel said. "One is, overall crime is down 9 percent in the city, has seen the largest drop ever. Second, we're tearing down the 200th building today where gangbangers and drug dealers hang out."
Crime still isn't down - it's under-reported as citizens give up waiting for police that never arrive in a timely manner as we're busy cleaning up a 25% increase in dead bodies and assorted maimings.
But hey, we have exactly the number of police we need - according to the mayor and supernintendo.
How long until someone claims "that's racist"?