Weis said he wanted to clear up "misconceptions" about crime in Chicago. He acknowledged murder is up 13 percent this year, along with other crime, but said the city is still on track to finish 2008 with fewer than 500 killings.Other Democrats may call Blagojevich nuts but credit the Gov for getting drastic over Democratic complacency with a war that's scarred the city. It's the greatest social injustice leveled upon the poor, young, and aged in Chicago.
In 2004, murders in Chicago dipped below 500 for the first time in about 40 years and have stayed under that level since then.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Weis on Murder
Glad he cleared this one up. From the ST,