Josh Brage

I Need a Timeline Here Folks. . .
September 5, 2008, 12:11 am
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I call for an immediate timeline for the withdrawal of Police Officers in Chicago…

An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the summer. That’s nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

In May, 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 123 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 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 245 people were shot and wounded in the city.

(link: CBS2Chicago ht: Instapundit)

This is a problem and something needs to be done about it. Call in Rudy or something to figure it out. But it sure does offer some perspective doesn’t it? We are handling a major strategic conflict, not simply for the peace of our country, but for the peace of the world and the minuscule number of causalities is completely unacceptable. However, on our own turf, in one of our major cities we are content with allowing 123 people to be shot and killed. This is unacceptable. Casualties are extremely unpleasant – one is too many – however sometimes there is a greater cause that our men and women fight for.

Oh and wait just a minute, isn’t there someone in leadership from Illinois who thinks he can lead our troops and solve our problems in Iraq.