Chicago, Then and Now

Mar 15, 2018 by

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It is the best of times, it is the worst of times.

by Joseph Epstein
The big news out of Chicago, city of my birth and upbringing, is murder. According to a reliable website called HeyJackass!, during 2017 someone in Chicago was shot every 2 hours and 27 minutes and murdered every 12 hours and 59 minutes. 
 
There were 679 murders and 2,936 people shot in the city. This, for those who like their deviancy down, is an improvement over 2016, when 722 people were murdered and 3,658 shot. 
 
The overwhelming preponderance of these people, victims and murderers both, are black, and the crimes committed chiefly in black neighborhoods on the city’s south and west sides. 

Source: Chicago, Then and Now | The Weekly Standard

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