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Is Muqtada al Sadr Now Living In Chicago?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer
    Total Is About Double The Death Toll In Iraq
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― An estimated 125 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

    In May, cbs2chicago.com began tracking city shootings and posting them on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters, wire service reports and the Chicago Police Major Incidents log indicated that 125 people were shot and killed throughout the city between the start of Memorial Day weekend on May 26, and the end of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

    According to the Defense Department, 65 soldiers were killed in combat in Iraq. About the same number were killed in Afghanistan over that same period.

    In the same time period, an estimated 247 people were shot and wounded in the city.
  2. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    In a related story, military personnel from Chicago that are stationed in Iraq are asking that their tours be extended.
  3. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    Obama needs to get back there and organize.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps a well armed militia group.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Better known as a gang, according to Fat Denny.
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Maybe the IOC should give Iraq a second look.

  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good thing Tank Johnson is now in Dallas or he would be a prime suspect.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Can they hold all of the track and field events at US Cellular Field? :D
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Maybe we could try a surge of forces there ...
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Um ... deployments are 12 months for the Army and significantly shorter for the Marine Corps and Air Force.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I'm sorry if my city is too, um, cosmopolitan for you.
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Any idea how many Iraqis have been killed in that same timeframe?
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