RAHMWATCH: January 2015 -- Murders up 30% and Shootings up 41 percent. If this were 'The Wire' corporate media would be talking about 'juking the stats' instead of urging voters to return Rahm to the Fifth Floor

January 2015: Murders rate is up 29.2% from 24 Homicides in January 2014 to 31 homicides in January 2015. Additionally to corroborate the increasing violent crime rate in Chicago there were 149 shooting victims in January 2015 compared to 106 shooting victims in January 2014. That is a 40.6% increase from last year. Interesting that Chicago is a the middle of one of the most contested Mayoral elections in recent history, but no candidate is punishing Mayor Rahm Emmanuel on crime in Chicago and on February 8, 2015 both major daily newspapers endorsed Rahm for re-election.

Backed by Aldermen supporting his re-election, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy proclaiming "drops" in crime while Rahm's people have been "juking the stats" (to use the term from "The Wire") as exposed in the two-part Chicago magazine investigation and in many other places. There are two major issues with crime in that no candidate running against Rahm has got traction on. That crime especially violent crimes are up and trending upward. Then there is the continued and blatant manipulation of the media and statistics to promote the narrative that violent crime is down in Chicago.

Now after the first full month of the year has passed and all the statistics are in from both last years and this first month the facts are clear. Mayor Emanuel has a failed crime policy and has failed to cover up the increasing crime rates in Chicago.



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