It was only yesterday that a story broke of a high school baseball game in Chicago being cancelled because of a genuine fear of, not errant fly balls, but of errant bullets [Chicago 2013: ritzy public high school forfeits baseball game on South Side over drive-by fears, Daily Caller, April 30, 2013].
We are days away from the release of 'Second City Confidential: The Black Experience in Chicagoland' - a book that is being edited by VDare's most penetrating political mind James Kirkpatrick - which I believe will be the most powerful SBPDL book yet
|Coming June 2013|
You'll understand why people fear the South Side of Chicago, the true legacy of "The Great Migration."
More to the point, you'll understand why it isn't the advent of spring and the "warmest day of the year" that is responsible for the gun violence in Chicagoland [3 dead, 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight, Chicago Tribune, 4-5-1-13]:
At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months.
In one of the fatal shootings, three men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the UIC Police Department, police said. The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
All three men were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The conditions of two of them, 19 and 21, were stabilized at the hospital, Greer said. The third man, 19-year-old Tytrell Jackson, was pronounced dead at 11:13 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.Here's how the Chicago CBS affiliate excused away the violence [3 Dead, 16 Wounded In Overnight Violence, CBS Chicago, 5-1-13]:
Three men were killed and at least 16 others were wounded in gun violence across the city from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning.
The spike of violence occurred as temperatures climbed into the 80s and the city basked in the warmest weather yet this year.
It also comes after Chicago police reported that the number of murders in April (24) was the lowest in about 50 years, WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports. During the first four months of the year, Chicago reported a total of 94 murders. It’s the first time since 1963 that the city had fewer than 100 murders between January and April.
“We are looking at progress,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy told the CBS 2 morning news, but he acknowledged that “we are going to have good days and bad days,” like Tuesday night."Good days and bad days..."
But the violence plaguing Chicago is not unique to just the Windy City.
Coming June 2013, "Guns, Blacks, and Steel: American Cities After the Civil Rights Era" will dare go down the road where John Lott, Glenn Beck, and the National Rifle Association (NRA) fear treading.
Edited by VDare's Kirkpatrick, "Guns, Blacks, and Steel" is the book to read when hoping to understand the reality of the gun control debate in America. It's the book to read when hoping to figure out why so many American cities (Rochester, Memphis, Gary, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Savannah, Camden, Newark, Buffalo, Baltimore, and many others) are morally and fiscally insolvent.