Why anyone is still doing police work in Chicago is beyond me….
The Chicago Tribune reports that 304 people have been murdered in the city so far this year, most of them by gunfire. It also tells us that 1,784 people have been shot, revealing a deaths-per-shooting ratio that speaks well of the state of Chicago’s emergency medical care. (The figures are current as of Monday evening; both will surely be higher by the time you read this.) Large swaths of the city, mostly on the south and west sides, are dominated by street gangs that make the neighborhoods all but unlivable.