You wouldn't know it, but Chicago isn't even close to the most dangerous city in America

“You wouldn’t know it, but Chicago isn’t even close to the most dangerous city in America” by Eric Zorn

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Greetings from Chicago, the “murder capital of America,” a toddlin’ town that’s “gaining a national reputation for violence,” the site of a “mini-Holocaust” on the streets due to our “epidemic of gun violence,” all in the recent words of TV talking heads.

Chicago has become the go-to reference for anyone looking to evoke the everyday horrors of the streets in contrast to such high-profile but unusual incidents as the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in suburban Orlando, Fla., last year.