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Posted on August 26, 2013
As expected, the massive police, fire, volunteer and media presence ensured the Mayor, er children got through the first day of school without incident. Expect this spectacle to continue for at least the next week or so until such time the volunteers stop showing up and the media vacates due to lack of blood.
Speaking of blood, the Sun-Times did an analysis of the safety of the Safe Passage routes and to no one’s surprise, they’re kind of violent:
“As thousands of students made their first trek Monday to new schools using Safe Passage routes, a Sun-Times analysis shows those routes may not be so safe.
Chicago Police data shows 213 people were wounded by gunfire, and another 49 people were murdered during the last school year within a block of the routes used by students whose schools have been closed.
Of the shootings, more than 20 percent occurred between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., when children could be on the street traveling those routes.
Of the murders, six out of 49, or 12 percent, took place during the school day.”
It only took a couple of hours to tally the first of the school year:
“Around 10 a.m., city workers found the dead body of a man stuffed in a garbage can less than a block from away from the Safe Passage route to Nicholson Tech Academy in Englewood.”
As we’ve been saying for a couple of weeks now, those signs don’t seem to be working.
Posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:20 PM