So, do you click on an article with this headline to find out if your city is the new capital? I did.
Hallelujah, it wasn't Detroit. It was Chicago, recording more homicides than any city in the U.S., overtaking New York City.
Then in the third paragraph:
"But residents of Chicago and New York were much less likely to be victims of a homicide than residents of Flint, Mich. Sixty-three murders occurred in 2012 in Flint, a city of 101,632, meaning one in every 1,613 city residents were homicide victims. Detroit, which experienced 386 homicides in 2012, was almost as unsafe; that’s enough murders to account for one in every 1,832 residents."
Full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/09/18/fbi-chicago-passes-new-york-as-murder-capital-of-u-s/
I know this is a serious topic, but your post made me think of this Cleveland "tourism ad" - at least we're not Detroit!
Hallelujah, it wasn't Detroit.
My first thought when I saw it, however, Chicago or any other city can rank # 1 for ten years straight but Detroit will always be the de facto #1.
The level of respect for life in our country in general is pathetic. It is the sole reason I do not watch the news. They bombard you with story after story of senseless deaths, and the internet is worse.
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I wonder if they did a study of where in the city these murders occurred. I'm willing to bet the majority were on the south side. Just last night thirteen people were shot at a basketball court, including a three year old. The police say it may have been gang related. Gee, you think?
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....including a three year old.
That's just it; the ridiculousness happens everywhere regardless of your biggest city's ranking.
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My grandmother only watches the local news - no cnn etc
This is very timely because today she told me it was Hartford, CT (based on her observation of the news). "It's worse than New Haven" she said.
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If only all 3 year olds had guns to defend themselves.....
I guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house
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I have customers on the South Side, and there is a limited window of time during the day when they will allow me to come see them for this exact reason.
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In a random observation barely related to this thread, U.S. Route 41 running south from Chicago is called "Indianapolis Blvd." U.S. 41 runs to Terrre Haute. It doesn't come near Indianapolis.
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Mid term goal: 2:54:59 marathon
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Hmm, South Buffalo has lots of streets named for cities and states. Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Chicago, Miami. None of them go to those places. Also, I live in Holland, about 15 miles from Boston, NY. If Canada ever invades, we'll leave the street and town signs up to confuse them.
I deal with it by fast forwarding through the first 15 minutes of the news.
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For a moment, I seriously expected it to be Miami since we suck at everything else. Hasn't Chicago topped the list before?
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No, you are probably thinking of City of Chicago aldermen in prison.