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More Killed In Chicago Than Afghanistan in 2012

By June 2012:

The Daily reports:

While 144 Americans have died in Afghanistan in 2012, a whopping 228 Chicago residents have been killed, and the murder rate is up a staggering 35 percent from last year. That’s a rash of homicides quadruple the rate of New York City’s, and police and crime experts fear it may only get worse.


Final numbers for the year:

There were 405 Coalition deaths in Afghanistan in 2012.
310 of the 405 deaths were Americans.

While in Chicago - 532 deaths - 66% more than in Afghanistan:


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You better watch out

Better not cry, better not pout I'm telling you why, Al Sharpton is coming to town.

Chicago's Annual Homicide Drive Off To Most Promising Start

Chicago's Annual Homicide Drive Off To Most Promising Start In Decades

“It’s still January, but we’ve already seen an astounding number of contributions to this year’s murder drive,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters as he raised the red progress line on the Homicide Drive’s Murdometer, a 15-foot plywood silhouette of a gunned-down body that stands outside City Hall. “I don’t think anyone dreamed it would be possible to break last year’s staggering total of 506 murders, but with so many people chipping in all across the city, we may just do it. There’s a tremendous community-wide level of interest and participation in this yearly event, which is quickly becoming a treasured part of Chicago culture.”
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Pandacentricism will be our downfall.


do you ever eat dude !

I use a feedbag.


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

In a city of 2.7M people, there were 532 homicides in 2012

In Detroit, there were 386, not counting 25 justifiable homicides. A person's odds of being murdered in Chicago are 1/5088. The odds in Detroit are 1/1830. Detroit's dangerous as far beyond Chicago as Juarez, Mexico is beyond Detroit.

Detroit is now below 600,000 people

i believe...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Supposedly still hanging over 700k

But I wouldn't be surprised if they keep the numbers over 700k for some other purpose, like federal aid or something. It wouldn't be the first time they've cooked numbers before handing them over to the feds (they used to classify obvious homicides as accidents to keep the murder numbers down under Kwame Kilpatrick) and it sure won't be the last.

True dat.


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

I think most of them are at

I think most of them are at Hardcore Pawn each day selling their jewelry for cash!


“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

I'm usually pretty chill

but that clip gave me anxiety. Tight budgets and crazy = Jeeeepers :(

This is not good - the numbers accelerated...

through the end of the year...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.