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Crime in Chicago... Chicago Murders Up 50 percent in November as measured by mid-month... Last official media reports on crime were in August, ignoring trends since... A Murder Rate Cover-Up

Chicago Murders in November 2014 are up 50 percent in the same time last November and there are still 14 days left in the month. In November 2013 there were 28 total murders. In November 2014, up to the 16th, there have already been 24 murders -- with 14 more days left in the month to count.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Checking if this was an anomaly. Substance News compared homicides statistics from the internet for September and October to last year. The trends show that murders have been increasing since the 2014 - 2015 school year began. -- September 2013 had 43 total murders compared to September 2014 which had 44 total murders a 2.33% increase. -- In October of 2013 there were a total of 33 murders compared to October 2014 which a total of 38 murders a 15.15% increase. The totals for both months show an upward trending murder rate of 7.89%.

When factored into the November 2014 statistics there is an upward trending three-month 15.22% increase. Murders are up in Chicago despite the cold weather and the increased State and Federal law enforcement agencies working on the streets of Chicago. It only makes one wonder what would be happening if the temperatures were not at record lows and all those extra police were not in here.

Another fact that is indisputable is that the Chicago media is not reporting this upward trend of the murder rate in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune has not reported a homicide on its homicide tracking website, since November 4, 2014 2:17 pm, even though there have been 14 murders since then. In the past local news agencies went out of their to report even minute decreases in crime even going as far to manipulate the statistics over small periods of time or in some cases going back to the 1960s to claim a reduction in the murder rate in the city. The new news service "DNA Info Chicago" is devoting more and more of its space to bar and restaurant reviews and recommendations. So then what is happening with all the millions of dollars of overtime for police, extra State and Federal agents on the streets of Chicago? There probably needs to be City Council hearings and Inspector General Investigation to figure what is happening with all these extra resources and if the Emmanuel administration is knowingly and willingly ordering media outlets not to report the increases in murders since September 2014.

No question murders are up, temperatures are colder than usual and there is extra law enforcement on the city streets, so what is really responsible for the increasing the murder rate in Chicago, someone knows something but is not telling!

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Chicago Police announced Monday that August murders declined for the third consecutive year. Police reported 46 murders in August, an 8 percent decrease from the 50 killings in 2013 and a 16 percent decrease from the 55 slayings in 2012. There were only 35 murders in August 2011. Despite the decrease in killings, the number of shooting incidents and shooting victims remained about the same. Police: Murders down 8% in August, 7.5% in 2014. Sun-Times, Posted Sept. 1, 2014, 12:44 p.m. by Michael Lansu. http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/09/01/police-murders-down-8-in-august-7-5-in-2014/

Statistics may show that Chicagos homicide rate is down to levels not seen since the 1960s, but that may not comfort residents of the South and West sides, who saw the bulk of the shootings. 13 dead, at least 58 wounded over holiday weekend. Sun-Times, Posted July 7, 2014, 11:45 a.m. by Michael Lansu. http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/07/07/11-dead-at-least-60-wounded-over-holiday-weekend/

Tribune has not reported a homicide on their "homicide website" since November 4, 2014 2:17 pm. Even though there have been 14 murders since then. http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/homicides

References "5 Killed, 16 Hurt in Weekend Shootings." Chicago Sun-Times. 17 Nov. 2014. http://chicagosuntimes.com/news/police-3-killed-14-hurt-in-weekend-shootings

"13 Dead, at Least 58 Wounded over Holiday Weekend." Homicide Watch Chicago. 7 July 2014. http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/07/07/11-dead-at-least-60-wounded-over-holiday-weekend

"CPD Says 2014 Murder Rate Is Down." NBC Chicago. 1 Sept. 2014. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/CPD-Says-2014-Murder-Rate-is-Down-273460611.html

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"Chicago Police: Murders Down, but Shootings up." FOX 32 News Chicago. 15 Sept. 2014. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26419101/chicago-police-murders-down-shootings-up

"Cold Temps Could Be Record-Making." NBC Chicago. 17 Nov. 2014. http://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/stories/chicago-weather-282912951.html

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"Feds Sending More Support To Combat Chicago Gun Violence." The Huffington Post. 17 July 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/chicago-violence-federal-help_n_5596883.html

"Homicides in Chicago Have Declined Significantly This Year, but the pace of Improvement Has Slowed." Chicago Tribune. 04 Oct. 2013. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-04/news/ct-met-chicago-homicides-shootings-20131004_1_crime-loyola-university-chicago-arthur-lurigio

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http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/09/01/police-murders-down-8-in-august-7-5-in-2014

"State Police Join CPD Unit in Month-Long Trial." NBC Chicago. 14 Aug. 2014. http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/State-Police-to-Hit-Chicagos-Streets-Thursday-271165481.html

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