Police: Homicides down 29 percent for first six months of 2013


I guess Gawker won't be doing anything on this headline. I know hand-wringing about Chicago was a reliable staple for clicks and comments (Its the guns! Its the lack of guns! Its the racism! This one took place x blocks from Obama's home!)

In our house, we've talked about how scarily numb we have got to the local nightly news. It is jarring when you are having breakfast, and your 11-year old deadpan comments "Its gotta be the boyfriend" on the latest killing.

It is good progress is being made, but there is still a ways to go.