Monday, August 20, 2012
Why The Senseless Killing In Chicago? ~by Legal Pub
Murder is about crime, and criminals. Chicago is becoming the crime capital. Police blame gangs, weathermen blame the heatwave. None of it makes much sense in explaining Chicago's 36 percent increase in murder. Especially when you consider New York City's 17 percent decrease in murder since last year. In fact, New York is on pace to record fewer than 400 homicides this year which would be the lowest number since 1963. Of course, the NYPD employs the controversial "stop and frisk" policy which apparently is only used on governors in Illinois. Chicago politicians side with the weathermen; however, it has been hot all over the country. (Especially when Lady Gaga goes on tour.) The experiment in New York suggests that crime is not inevitable. Is Chicago willing to admit it has a problem?