SEND IN THE FEDS – RICH PASCHALL

The feds were not sent by “45.” Perhaps he got sick of tweeting about us. Nevertheless, the murder rate fell by 15 per cent in 2017 over 2016. Chicago police say violence is mostly gang related. By no measure is the Windy City near the top of the list of murders per capita. Why don’t we hear as much about the other cities? Click on “View original post” at the bottom to follow over to SERENDIPITY and some additional thoughts.

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The Streets of Chicago, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog


When I was in Medellin, Colombia, someone had brought up the name of Pablo Escobar when we were out for food and drinks.  Escobar was an infamous drug lord who had lived in the Andes mountains near Medellin.  My friend commented unhappily that they have to keep telling people that Escobar was killed in the 1990s, meaning he does not live there anymore.  I told him I understand. We have to keep telling people that Al Capone no longer lives in Chicago.  The crime boss died at his home in Florida in 1947.  Sometimes the truth does not help you to shake your reputation.

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At the present time you may hear that Chicago is the murder capital of the country, just like in the Capone days.  The leader of our nation has said that crime here is “totally…

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2 thoughts on “SEND IN THE FEDS – RICH PASCHALL

  1. Or, to repeat what I said last time we talked about this — When I lived in Jerusalem, I had friends who were afraid to visit because they kept hearing about terrorists and violence. Yet we had almost NO violent crime and the chances of you getting whacked by a terrorist were significantly less than your odds of being run over by a beer truck or a mugger in any U.S. city.

    The perception of danger exceeds actual danger by an exponential amount multiplied by the number of times it is mentioned on the 11 o’clock news. News directors love murder. And terrorists.

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