Chicago’s war zone-like murder rate begs to differ.
Via Weekly Standard:
In campaign remarks yesterday at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, President Barack Obama praised his adopted city, where he lived before becoming president of the United States. “Chicago is an example of what makes this country great,” Obama said. His audience applauded.
President Obama’s proof for his assertion? The donors in the room, who had given to his reelection campaign. “Witness this room,” Obama said. And he elaborated: “[W]e’ve got everything we need to make things work here in America. We still have the best workers in the world. (Applause.) We’ve still got the best entrepreneurs in the world. We’ve got the best colleges, the best universities, the best scientists, the best researchers. We’re a young nation, and we’ve got the greatest diversity of talent and ingenuity from every corner of the globe.”
Update: We’re screwed if this is a city that makes this country great.
CHICAGO (CBS) – No one was killed in a rash of shootings in Chicago over the weekend, but at least 21 people were injured.
The Sun-Times Media Wire reports the bloodiest shooting happened on Saturday evening, at a gas station in the 6600 block of busy South Halsted Street in the Englewood neighborhood.
Four men were shot around 6:35 p.m. Saturday, in the drive-by incident the parking lot of a Mobil station, police said.
The four men — all in their 20s and 30s — were all listed in good or stable condition at area hospitals early Sunday, despite two of them suffering gunshot wounds to the chest, police said.