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Chicago Solving Only 1/4 of its Murders, Asks Internet to Identify Murder Victims

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On April 7, 2013 @ 1:31 pm In The Point | 5 Comments


Chicago is the dark beating heart of the progressive experiment where labor unions meet utter Dem Party corruption, multiculturalism and organized crime for the ultimate municipal trainwreck. And if only the rest of the country jettisoned the 2nd Amendment, somehow Chicago’s out-of-control gang murder sprees would stop [2] and the coroner wouldn’t have to post corpse photos to the interne [3]t.

Only 132 of the 507 murder cases in the city last year were closed last year. That makes for a homicide clearance rate of 26 percent—the lowest in two decades, according to internal police records provided to Chicago.  To put it another way: About three-quarters of the people who killed someone in Chicago in 2012 have gotten away with murder—so far, at least.

“Those stats suggest a crisis,” says Arthur Lurigio, a criminologist at Loyola University Chicago…

But in the internet age, Obama’s tech savvy hometown has an answer. Just crowdsource the investigations.

For the first time, the Cook County medical examiner’s office has posted photos of unclaimed bodies on their website in an effort to help identify them.

The program is generating some controversy because of the graphic images, but for the sake of people missing loved ones, this is a decision where the medical examiner believes the ends justify the means.

The site contains information about when the bodies were found and where, along with as much identifying information as possible—including, in some cases–photos of the victim’s face.

These days Chicago’s failure isn’t just isolated to its own borders. The political culture of misrule has been exported to Washington along with Obama who took along many Chicago political vets to wreck the entire country.

The United States is in the hands of the political class who drove Second City into the ground. And now they’re doing the same thing from sea to shining sea.

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[2] murder sprees would stop: http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2013/03/chicago-magazine-covers-clearance-rate.html

[3] the coroner wouldn’t have to post corpse photos to the interne: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/04/so-many-unsolved-murders-in-gun-free.html

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