Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The death toll by murder in Chicago over the past decade is greater than the number of American forces who have died in Afghanistan since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom

In addition, police reports in Chicago – where Obama once worked as a community organizer and where his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, now serves as mayor – show most of the city’s massive murder mayhem is black-on-black crime. Of the victims of murder in Chicago from 2003 to 2011, an average of 77% had a prior arrest history, with a high of 79% of the 436 murdered in Chicago in 2010 having arrest histories. For the same 2003-2011 period, blacks were the victims of 75% of 4,265 murders. Blacks also were the offenders in 75% of the murders. According to 2010 U.S. Census information, Chicago has a population of 2,695,598 people. The city is 33% black, 32% white (not Hispanic), and 30% Hispanic or Latino in origin. For the 2003-2011 period, whites were nearly 6% of the victims and accused of carrying out 4% of the murders. For the 2003-2011 period, Hispanics or Latinos were 19% of the victims and 20% of the offenders. Between 2003 and 2011, 4,265 people were murdered in the city of Chicago. In 2012 alone, 512 people were murdered in the city. Operation Enduring Freedom, the name for the war in Afghanistan, which started October 7, 2001, has seen a total of 2,166 killed. The war has been ongoing for 11 years, 3 months and one week. Operation Iraqi Freedom, the name for the war in Iraq, which started March 20, 2003, and ended December 15, 2011, saw a total of 4,422 killed. In a city with some of the toughest gun control laws in America, where a handgun cannot be purchased, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy “acknowledged aiming at assault weapons misses the mark when dealing with Chicago’s gang violence. The weapon used is generally a handgun, and rarely is it purchased through legal channels.”

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