Friday, August 31, 2012

Bloody Chicago: Another shooting near Obama's home

"Chicago is an example of what makes this country great." Barack Obama, August 16, 2012.

For the second time in less than a week, someone was shot near President Obama's Chicago mansion. Unlike the earlier shooting, the early Friday morning crime was not fatal--although the victim, a teenage boy who is in stable condition, was shot twice. But this bloodshed occurred even closer to the House That Rezko Helped Buy--only a block away.

The Chicago murder rate is up thirty percent since last year. Obama's former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was sworn in as mayor in the spring of 2011.

UPDATE 2:00pm: The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that last night at least nine others were shot; 82 Chicagans have been wounded or killed in the last week.

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Washington Post lib, "Wanted: A president who can end the war in Chicago"

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