Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New Year comes in with roar of Chicago gunfire

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New Year comes in with roar of Chicago gunfire:


New Year comes in with roar of Chicago gunfire

The new year rolled into Chicago the same way the old year rolled out -- in a blaze of gunfire.

Chicago ends 2012 with a total of 506 murders, a `16% jump from Rahm's first year in office.  2013 didn't exactly come in like a lamb. Three homicides, and 15 more  other non-fatal shootings were reported around the city's South and West sides between the early morning hours and early evening on New Year's Day.

Rahm's people, including top-cop McCarthy are holding the city's gangs and the weather largely responsible.

The Tribune reports:
"Largely contributing to the spike was the unusual number of homicides that occurred during the 

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