Criminals rule the streets in Chicago, otherwise known as Murder City USA. A Democrat candidate for Illinois Attorney General, Aaron Goldstein, had this bitter lesson reinforced in broad daylight Thursday afternoon. While taking promotional photos with some of his staff, a trio of armed predators robbed the group of cameras, wallets, phones and other valuables. The Chicago Tribune has the sordid story:
A candidate running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he’s also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.
Aaron Goldstein, 42, and several members of his campaign team were in the middle of taking publicity shots when the robbery happened, according to Goldstein’s campaign manager.
The robbery took place about 3:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Albany Avenue in Albany Park, when three men in their early 20s approached them, according to a law-enforcement source.
One of the men flashed a handgun and demanded the camera equipment and other personal belongings from the team, according to police.
Of course, in this group of Democrats, not a single one had a concealed carry firearm with which to defend their lives. Those robbers could have just as easily taken lives in addition to property.
While most people would express outrage at Chicago levels of violent crime, Windy City residents seem numb to it all. So, just how dangerous has Chicago become?
Chicago had more homicides in 2017 at 675 than New York City and Los Angeles, combined. NYC and LA have four and a half times more population.
Homicides have spiked northward 41 percent in the last four years. As we reported earlier, the clearance rate on homicides for all of 2017 stands at 12 percent. Yes, a killer has an 88 percent chance of pulling off a homicide without getting caught in Rahm’s paradise.
It’s surprising Chicago has not become a destination for murder tourism. Just sayin’.