Chicago Hits 500 Homicides, Highest in 4 Years

Chicago Hits 500 Homicides, Highest in 4 Years

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Does Rahm Emanuel have a plan for a situation that would appear to be a state of emergency in the city of Chicago? It would appear not.

Chicago has logged its 500th homicide of 2012.  The last time Chicago reached the 500 homicides was 2008 when there were 512 homicides. Last year, there were 435 homicides in Chicago.

The Chicago Police Department Chicago said that a man named Nathaniel Jackson was found on the sidewalk outside a store with a gunshot wound to the head on late Thursday evening.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced Jackson dead early Friday.  Later on Thursday, another man was murdered in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side.

Most of the deaths were gun related.  The issue of Chicago’s homicide rate never came up during the presidential campaign of 2012.  Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. spoke on the crisis on CNN this morning.

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