Grim kind of town it is, Chicago

Chicago police backtrack after confirming 500th homicide

Hours after Chicago police listed the shooting death of a West Side man as the cityís 500th homicide of the year, the department backtracked and said the city has yet to reach the grim milestone.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy had told the Tribune Thursday afternoon that the homicide count stood at 499. Hours later, Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, was gunned down outside a store in the Austin neighborhood and the department confirmed Friday morning that his death was the 500th homicide. Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a statement noting that "Chicago has reached an unfortunate and tragic milestone."


Chicago police backtrack after confirming 500th homicide -
Hmmm. Looks like we are actually doing something right. 53 homicides in Toronto. Chicago and Toronto are similar sized cities. Toronto 2.6 million, Chicago 2.7 million.

Toronto Police Service :: To Serve and Protect

Toronto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maybe they're just crankier.

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