The World's Deadliest City
Published on August 14, 2012 by Sara Foss

At Gawker, Cord Jefferson writes about Chicago, which is on track to have 504 homicide victims by the end of 2012. He wonders why this high rate of violence doesn't get more attention - why mass shootings such as the one in Aurora, Colo., inspire a level of handwringing and discussion that the everyday and extreme violence of Chicago does not.

He writes:

"Maybe if everyone killed annually by guns in Chicago was executed at the same time on Wrigley Field, the world might decide to pay attention. Life, for whatever reason, seems to be valued more when a lot of it is snatched away unfairly all at once. Also possible, and far more chilling, is that maybe people don't think it's so unfair for young black people to get killed in Chicago's ghettoes."

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