Chicago Murders Soar by 60% in First Quarter

2012 April 12
by bc3b

Chicago – isn’t that the city where that famous race-baiter, extortionist and deadbeat dad Jesse Jackson lives? Why aren’t he and his buddy – Al Sharpton – and the New Black Panther Party demonstrating in the streets and focusing national attention on this problem? The majority of these murder victims are minorities. Surely there is a reason to protest.

120 people were murdered in chicago between January 1 and March 31. That’s a lot more people than Trayvon Martin, isn’t it?

Why should they? There’s nothing in it for them. No beer distributorships … no increased television ratings. Besides, Chicago is the home of Barack and Michelle Obama and Obama’s former chief of staff is mayor. And, since most of the murder victims in Chicago are blacks who have been murdered by other blacks … well, you know.

Homicides in Chicago soared by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012, continuing a troublesome trend that began late last year. Nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter, Police Department statistics show.

The worsening violence comes as the Emanuel administration touts its efforts to combat gang crime and add officers and resources to some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

Chicago police blame street gangs for much of the violence. Another contributing factor for the rise in homicides was the unseasonably warm weather this past winter, according to criminologists, but Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy scoffed at that explanation earlier this year.

“In better weather, people are outside more, interacting more with neighbors, acquaintances, even strangers, and there’s greater opportunity for conflict than when it’s cold and windy,” said James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University in Boston.


From Jan. 1 through April 1 this year, 120 homicides were recorded in Chicago, up sharply from 75 in the same period in both 2011 and 2010, according to department statistics. Nonfatal shootings totaled almost 490 in the first three months of 2012, up 37 percent from a year earlier.


During one particularly violent weekend last month, 49 people were shot — 10 of them fatally, including a 6-year-old girl as she sat between her mom’s legs on the family’s Little Village front porch. The violence was largely concentrated on the South and Southwest sides.

In the last two weeks of March, the violence continued unabated. The department’s statistics show that 26 people were killed and more than 80 nonfatal shootings occurred from March 19 through April 1.

At the end of March, McCarthy reshuffled his command staff, replacing commanders in five of the city’s 23 districts.

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Hat tip: Chicago Tribune

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Maybe Jesse, Al and Rahm can’t stop it. But, Frank Ballinger and M-Squad sure would have.


31 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 April 12 8:32 am
    bc3b permalink

    Betcha if you “google” the name of the six year-old girl who was shot and killed while sitting on her mothers lap, you’d come up blank.

  2. 2012 April 12 8:39 am
    justrand permalink

    Gee…a DISarmed populace (except for the criminals)…leads to a skyrocketing murder rate! Who knew??

  3. 2012 April 12 8:48 am

    Because of Gov Scott the people of Florida will wind up with a walking uterus in the name of Alex S(t)ink the next time around.

    Thanks Governor Scott. The unborn children of Florida thank you.

  4. 2012 April 12 8:48 am

  5. 2012 April 12 8:50 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    I know. It baffles the mind. If guns are illegal, certainly no one would use one to commit a crime, would he?

    The more shocking thing, in my opinion, is the lack of media coverage.

  6. 2012 April 12 9:02 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #6 – This can’t be right. Government data is always correct.

  7. 2012 April 12 9:02 am
    judyt2012 permalink

    let me get this right… Obama says they could not afford the luxury of Moosehell not working… at a job she was earning over $300K and given all the flexibility she needed…

    Rumor has it that she did very little work for her salary.

    Something tells me that Mittens was taking a much smaller salary from Bain when their 5 children were born than the Obama’s were making.

  8. 2012 April 12 9:04 am
    bc3b permalink

    Quick, someone tell Jesse that if he gets involved, he might be able to extort a franchise from MS-13. Then again, he might end up with his body in CrOOK County and his head in Wisconsin.

  9. 2012 April 12 9:40 am
    mulletover permalink

    Let’s see. The obamas struggled and didn’t have the luxury of the wookie not working in 2005.

    Moochelle salary at the medical ctr………….$316k
    Baraka salary in the senate…………………….$155k
    Baraka book royalties……………………………$see link below

    By 2005, the book deal had been cut, and the advance was probably available to obama. In subsequent years, obama has gotten millions in royalty income which would have been a known quantity to ascertain the book advance in 2005.

    They weren’t hurting even without Moochelle taking the make-work fake job paying $316k.

    Another lie.

  10. 2012 April 12 9:46 am
    JustMary permalink

    They needed her salary????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA did he say that with a straight face?

  11. 2012 April 12 10:05 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    I know lots of stay at home moms.

    Most of them are on welfare and can’t get their fat a$$ off the sofa to try and look for a job.

  12. 2012 April 12 10:08 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    And then the liberals go after good moms that stay home and work to raise a family, school their kids and teach them how to be respectful.

  13. 2012 April 12 10:11 am
    JustMary permalink

    Still laughing. 😆

  14. 2012 April 12 10:22 am
    justrand permalink

    I love Drudge…Hilary Rosen is DENYING the Dems ever EVER pushed a “War on Women” theme…so he provides the link her saying that, and right below it the DNC link to their fundraiser titled EXACTLY that! 🙂

  15. 2012 April 12 10:32 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    I just can’t imagine the media being able to push this one aside. ABC news did do a piece on it this morning. And the more the Dems open their mouths the worse it gets for them.

  16. 2012 April 12 10:33 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    It will be interesting how it all plays out on the news and blogosphere. Also, how Obamas and Romneys handle it. even what Mitt’s boys say.

  17. 2012 April 12 10:39 am

    GALLUP’s economic indicators are really starting to tank.

    I guess they don’t want to be invited to anymore WH cocktail partys

  18. 2012 April 12 10:41 am
    justrand permalink

    speaking of economic indicators tanking….THIS is one his greatest cartoons EVAH!

    Click to enlarge

  19. 2012 April 12 10:42 am

  20. 2012 April 12 10:54 am
    JustMary permalink

    #18 From Twitter:

    AnnDRomney is one of the smartest, hardest working woman I know. Could have done anything with her life, chose to raise me

  21. 2012 April 12 11:07 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Sorry ladies, but there is no war on women when THIS keeps happening to men —

    The State put him in prison so he was unable to support his kids. Not that he is set free for the State’s error, they expect him to pay the back child support. The State needs to eat it.

  22. 2012 April 12 11:18 am
    justrand permalink

    ip, that Obomopoly board is AWESOME!!

    I’d say “I want one”…but we’re all LIVING IT! 👿

  23. 2012 April 12 11:26 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    This Ann Romney mess is getting nastier and nastier as it has grown legs. Speaking of legs Ann Romneys are nicer than Michelle Obamas. Not that I was looking. I think ip told me that. HAHA

  24. 2012 April 12 11:26 am
    judyt2012 permalink

    JR — We play that game everyday put something tells me we keep landing on the “go to jail” card

  25. 2012 April 12 11:28 am
    judyt2012 permalink

    Sometimes God answers prayers —

    Anything Ann said before that might hurt has now been erased.

    Ann Romney IS the best thing about Mittens.

    I’ll just put my thumb over his first name when I vote and tell myself I am voting for Ann.

  26. 2012 April 12 11:48 am

    “I’ll just put my thumb over his first name when I vote and tell myself I am voting for Ann.”


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  28. 2012 April 12 2:03 pm

    #21 – Most excellent.

  29. 2012 April 12 2:15 pm

    23. Thanks for that article about that guy, interesting the state of WA (and plenty others) don’t want to compensate for wrongful convictions, I find that a bunch of bs and only adding to the problem of states prosecuting people on less then convincing evidence. Where does Mr. Northrop go to get his 18 years back? Great job jurors-not.

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