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  • Chicago has double the death toll of Iraq

    Sep 5, 2008 12:40 pm US/Central

    125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer

    Total Is About Double The U.S. Troop Death Toll In Iraq

    CHICAGO (CBS) ― An estimated 125 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

    In May, cbs2chicago.com began tracking city shootings and posting them on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters, wire service reports and the Chicago Police Major Incidents log indicated that 125 people were shot and killed throughout the city between the start of Memorial Day weekend on May 26, and the end of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

    According to the Defense Department, 65 U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in Iraq. About the same number were killed in Afghanistan over that same period.

    In the same time period, an estimated 247 people were shot and wounded in the city....

    Not sure just where to put it, seemed more of like a various topic than LE topic.

    Oh and another thing:

    Chicago was the murder capital of the nation for years. There were more civilians killed there annually (was like 700 one year) than soldiers in Iraq.

    The ironic part of it all is that the vast majority of these murders were gun-related when Chicago was (is) a gun ban city.

  • #2
    The gun ban is idiotic, and does nothing but ensure that the criminals are the only ones that are armed. The state of Illinois also does not allow/issue concealed carry permits. It's a joke.
    Last edited by BD380; 10-06-2008, 03:38 PM.


    • #3
      Chicago has a population of about 3 million, which is more than 20 times the number of American soldiers in Iraq.
      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
      Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein


      • #4
        So when is Chicago getting better body armor and MRAPs?

        If Baghdadis are less likely to kill Americans it may only be that they're preoccupied with killing each other.
        Last edited by Seventy2002; 09-08-2008, 08:46 PM.


        • #5
          so...we should move our soldiers from Iraq....to Chicago!
          "Friendly Fire, isn't"


          • #6
            Originally posted by exdrip View Post
            so...we should move our soldiers from Iraq....to Chicago!


            • #7
              Thats an out right lie! chicago has gun control,so it can't be true.


              • #8
                Originally posted by DAL View Post
                Chicago has a population of about 3 million, which is more than 20 times the number of American soldiers in Iraq.
                What is your point?


                • #9
                  My point is... Global Warming caused this... and I carry a gun.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RCKoutWurGLKout View Post
                    What is your point?
                    umm....with 20x more people, you would think the total number of people killed in Chicago would be greater.

                    However, the percentage of citizens killed in Chicago as compared to the total Chicago population is far less than the percentage of soldiers killed in Iraq.

                    This is what we call statistics skewing reality. But, of course you knew that. Right?

                    A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday. Jonathan Swift 1667-1745

                    It's only a conspiracy when your party is not in power.


                    • #11
                      Whatever the numbers mean, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and DC should be Hostile Fire Pay/Tax Free Zones.

                      “All men dream...... But not equally..
                      Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it is vanity;
                      but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
                      for they act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.....”

                      TE Lawrence


                      • #12
                        Chicago Police Department has just announced plans to renovate their cruisers, and the Police Department's parking lot. Here's a picture of what it will look like in the end.



                        • #13
                          They should stick with 1114s with M2s and Mk19s. THe MRAPs are wastes of money...
                          “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

                          "You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him."


                          • #14
                            I heard they rollover a lot in Afghanistan.


                            • #15
                              Isnt that in the proud hyphenated American Obamas senatorial area of responsibility? What is he doing to help the victims?


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