Look Who's Noticing
- Four homicides over the weekend and two more Monday morning pushed Chicago's homicide count so far this year to double the same period last year.
The city has recorded at least 95 homicides since the first of the year, compared to 47 last year, according to data kept by the Tribune. The city has also more than doubled the amount of people shot - about 420 this year compared to 193 last year.
Thirty-two people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, the youngest among them a 3-year-old boy shot in the leg in the Englewood neighborhood.
This will almost certainly be the fastest tally to 100 in some time, possibly decades. And the numbers for Robberies of all types, Sex Assaults of all types, and Burglaries (along with the downgraded Theft stats) are skyrocketing. We haven't seen a single press conference recently about how crime is "down" except for the CTA report, and we dismiss that out of hand as barefaced lie - "reported crime" is down, but there isn't a snowball's chance in Hell of actual crime being down on the CTA.