December 28, 2012
Which is the result of liberal gun control laws.
The 2012 murder rate in Chicago has reached 500, the highest in four years and surpassing New York City, which stands at 414, according to police officials.Nuff said.
Authorities say the two American metropolises have shown a sharp contrast, even though the Big Apple has three times the population as the Windy City.
Police commissioner Garry McCarthy issued a statement on Friday calling the milestone a "tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods".
But the police department went back and forth on Friday, first verifying the 500th killing, then backing off and saying an earlier death was still being investigated.
By late Friday, police confirmed 40-year-old Nathaniel Jackson had become the 500th homicide victim when he was fatally shot in the head outside a convenience store on the city's West Side.