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4:12pm December 28, 2012

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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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke has also authored three books of photography including two on President Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. Instagram: LVB325.




 
 

 
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