The latest use of the Chicago dead kids story is by Barack Obama, who points out that more kids have died in Chicago during 2007 than servicemen and women from Illinois during the same period. Pretty dramatic stuff that gets the issue into national publications, but...I'm not sure to what purposes other than short-term political ones.What do you think?
Poor Kids Living in a War Zone NYT ($$)
As of last week, the toll of public schoolchildren slain in Chicago since the opening of the school year had reached 34.
Obama Bemoans 'Epidemic of Violence' Forbes
Nearly three dozen Chicago students have been killed this year,
according to Chicago Public Schools. Obama said that figure is higher
than the number of Illinois serviceman who've died in Iraq in 2007.
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