Thursday, September 04, 2008

Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer

123 dead and 245 wounded? We need a Surge into Chicago to quell the violence!

Not even being sarcastic. We need to get help into the city before more people get slaughtered! - Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer: "An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

In May, began tracking city shootings and posting them on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters, wire service reports and the Chicago Police Major Incidents log indicated that 123 people were shot and killed throughout the city between the start of Memorial Day weekend on May 26, and the end of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

According to the Defense Department, 65 soldiers were killed in combat in Iraq. About the same number were killed in Afghanistan over that same period.

In the same time period, an estimated 245 people were shot and wounded in the city."

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