Rahm Emanuel

Chicago's homicide crisis gets national attention, but Baltimore's is much worse

Chicago's homicide crisis gets national attention, but Baltimore's is much worse

Chicago saw 762 murders in 2016, according to police there, the highest total in 20 years and enough to spark national outrage. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that "If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!" The TV news program 60 Minutes aired a segment on Sunday titled "Crisis in Chicago," calling conditions there like a "war zone" and noting "a drop in the kind of police work that law enforcement says is critical to preventing crime." The report found that morale in the department had plummeted after the killing of Laquan McDonald, a...

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