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According to the mayor, it reduces the population, reduces the welfare rolls, and gives the city a boost in city revenue for the funeral homes, cemeteries, and floral businesses.
The mayor says the city is booming.
The moniker “Chiraq” aptly earned.
As reported by Michael W. Chapman at CNSNews.com: There were 664 homicides in Chicago in 2017* and, for comparison, 37 casualties in the U.S. military in its myriad operations around the globe. That’s according to data from the Chicago Tribune and from the Department of Defense’s press office.
*HeyJackass! shows the final homicide tally at 675.
The Chicago deaths are for the period Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017; the military deaths are from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2017, which is the latest update on casualties by the DoD posted so far. (There may have been a few more military casualties in December.)
From the data available, it shows that Chicago suffered 17.9 times more homicides than the U.S. military worldwide — combat and non-combat related deaths — last year.
For Chicago, 664 homicides — murders by shooting or other…
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