It’s a War Zone! More Murders in Chicago in 2012 Than Allied Losses in Afghanistan

There were 405 Coalition deaths in Afghanistan in 2012.
310 of the 405 deaths were Americans.

Meanwhile in Chicago…
There were 532 homicides in 2012.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attributes the rise in homicides, in part, to the broader problem of illegal guns.

A police officer leaves Noah Foods December 28, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Nathaniel Jackson, believed to be the 500th murder victim of the year in Chicago, was shot in the head and killed outside the store on December 27. (NY Daily News)

More… 72% of U.S. Casualties in Afghan War Under Obama’s Watch

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  • Cargosquid

    Funny… there are more guns OUTSIDE of Chicago and THEY don’t have a problem.

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  • John Lennon

    Good thing the fine young children of Chicago are growing up without any religion — you know, heaven, hell, thou-shalt-not-kill…

    Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try
    No people below us, above it’s only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today

    Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do
    No need to kill or die for and no religions too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…

  • Patty

    Sounds to me they need a New Police Chief and Mayor, a bit more conservative and interaction in their Schools. It seems the parents are out of touch or working too hard to make ends meet.

    After school programs are very important and since the school is just a building these days, start using it for a place for latch key and lonely children. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.

  • shadow

    Interesting comparison, but how many coalition troops were in Afghanistan in 2012? About 120,000? Now, what is the population of Chicago?

  • Highlander

    I wonder how many “assault rifles” were involved in these murders …?

  • Lim Lynn

    It’s Idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Too many factors influence parents’ who didn’t take care properly their children will allow them join gangster Chicago. Gangster members involve crimes such kidnaps, robberies, vandalism, break ins, drug abuses and other kind of murders.

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  • Bobloblaw

    I know conservatives enjoy beating up on Chicago for their murder rate, but if you did some research you’d find even 2012s murder rate was 10-15% lower than it was in the early 200s and 50% lower than it was 25 years ago.

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  • CapitalG

    Gee… you mean when you OUTLAW guns only the OUTLAWS will HAVE guns?

    Huh. Seems to me I’ve heard that commentary before and it is dismissed by the left as ‘nonsense’.

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  • Arch

    Actually, there is a proven solution. Enforce the existing laws on guns.

    In 1996 in the midst of the Assault Weapons Ban, the Virginia AG, the US Attorney and the Mayor of Richmond faced the same problem. Black gang members, fighting over drug market turf, were killing each other in record numbers. There was, as always, a layer of collateral damage. Their weapon of choice was, then as now, the semiautomatic handgun.

    Enter Project Exile. The Clinton administration with the full cooperation of a republican congress, coordinated law enforcement and federal prosecution of all crime involving illegal guns. If a felon was arrested with a weapon, he was fast tracked into federal prosecution for illegal gun possession and a faced a minimum of five years in federal prison. Any armed drug dealer, armed wife beater, armed robber or murderer faced the same sentence. By 1997, murders in Richmond had dropped by 67%. Two hundred felons were behind bars, dealers were throwing away weapons and running, drug gangs disintegrated.

    All those same laws are available in Chicago.

  • Lim Lynn
    Mexican cattle ranch owners and helpful neighbors take back the city from Mafia style Mexican Drug Cartels.
    Kevin Dorsey was thankful for the two witnesses turned vigilantes won and took down the bad guy who was at the mercy of his saviors and looks like 2 angels came to rescue him from jaws of death.–186572461.html

  • Stella Baskomb

    310 Americans were killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

    532 Americans were killed in Chicago in 2012.

    I say,

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  • john graham

    #6 shadow…..the flaw to your comment is……the enemy is NOT in chicago…..In afghanistan we are fighting against a heavily armed enemy, bent on our destruction….in chicago, not so much……HOW ABOUT IF WE ENFORCE THE EXISTING LAWS BEFORE WE CREATE ANY NEW ONES??????

  • Jugears McGhetto Sr.

    DEEEtroit, Chicago, LA, NYC, Atlanta, all could be tactically nuked and come out smelling better out the other side 1000 years down the road. Put up some ‘crime tape’ around all four and we’ll repopulate em in a couple hundred years when the liberal STINK has worn off..

  • SeaBass

    Oh silly shadow, you are so smart. Only 120,000 troops and what a larger %? Silly lib, is Chicago a war zone? Safer to be with millions of sworn jihadist then going to a market in Chicago. Shadow again your brilliance shines as the sun.