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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chicago Is Deadliest City for Children

Chicago: Not child-friendly
February 2, 2012 - Chicago - "Since 2008, more than 530 youth have been killed in Chicago," says the kicker in a stunning article at the Chicago Reporter, "with nearly 80 percent of the homicides occurring in 22 African-American or Latino community areas on the city’s South, Southwest and West sides."

Chicago's overall murder rate is horrible. Recently, Chicago officials bragged that the local murder rate was down, but that's a bit like a pest control guy bragging that the dozen rats he killed today has reduced the local vermin population.

In fact, according to a recent report at bet.com, Chicago (again) has the highest murder rate in the U.S.  
While any death is tragic, it's especially hard to accept when the victim is somebody still in the innocence of youth, caught in the crossfire, while doing no wrong.

This speaks to the lousy cultural values of so many parents in Chicago.

It speaks to the lousy way in which the "leadership" of Chicago (all Democrats, by the way, for many decades now) have mishandled the schools and cynically used children and education as political footballs - without any real regard for their well-being.

This speaks volumes. It speaks in a roar so loud that most Chicagoans have become deaf to it. It tells of a national culture in decay, in which the moral compass cannot find true north. "The city that works" just ain't working like it should.
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