More Than Two Wars
What do you call a municipal entity that has had more violent deaths in 20 years than US Military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan combined?
- 500 people have been murdered in Chicago this year, more than Los Angeles and New York combined. The number of homicides has hit a 20-year high and the city hasn't experienced a single day without someone being murdered since February of last year. A BBC report on the violence in the Windy City compared the number of deaths there with U.S. war dead in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Actual combat zones pale in comparison to the Windy City.