Chicago Homicides Double ’15 Rate

Greg Richter, Newsmax, February 22, 2016

Homicides in Chicago are twice the number they were at the same time in 2015, according to statistics kept by the Chicago Tribune.

Two killings on Monday morning pushed the number to 95, which compared to 47 by February 22 of last year.

Also, the number of people shot has more than doubled over the same period a year ago, the newspaper reported. About 420 have been shot to date in 2016, compared to 193 in 2015.

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“The black officers I know will treat people with respect until they have to be aggressive, and then they’ll meet aggression with aggression,” Alderman Roderick Sawyer, who is black, said.

“And the white police officers I know? They may feel a little differently, a little more concerned about their response to stops.”

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