The streets of Chicago are officially more dangerous than a war zone: Murder victims outnumber U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this year. And the stats get worse:
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.
This week, Chicago announced it will allow police in the cash-strapped city to work overtime at time-and-a-half pay in order to put more officers on the street.
killing is a mindless act perpetrated by heartless individuals.
and the summer has only just started!