Aurora and Chicago: A little perspective, please

President Obama flew to Aurora, Colorado to comfort the victims of the theatre massacre yesterday.  That is something we expect of our presidents in contemporary America, evidently. But meanwhile, in the president's chosen home town and political incubator, Chicago, a far worse slaughter continues. William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection points out: more than twice as many people have been murdered this month in the president's hometown of Chicago than were killed in the Aurora shooting.  They are just statistics for whom there will be no presidential visits or flags flown at half staff. He cites the website Red Eye Chicago, which is following the death toll in the Windy City, which is far higher than New York and other big cities. Obama's former chief of staff is now mayor of Chicago, yet this carnage escapes his attention and concern. REC notes: Twenty-eight stabbing deaths have been logged this year compared to 27 of these deaths last year, RedEye determined....(Read Full Post)