Where Have You Been, Mr. President?

1,917* people have been murdered in Chicago since Barack Obama was officially inaugurated.

1,594* of those murders were committed with a firearm.

Why did it take 4 years, 26 days for the President to address the ongoing crisis in his own hometown?

 
*Data derived from the Chicago Tribune's RedEye homicide tracker: http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/. According to their site the detailed tracker is updated regularly with information from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Breaking News Center.

 

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