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July 23, 2013

What No One Will Tell You About The George Zimmerman Case
By Frank Miniter

Maybe itís time the president notices that inner-city gun laws arenít being adequately enforced. For example, in 2012 Chicago was the murder capital of the U.S. Incredibly, also in 2012, Chicago ranked dead last when it came to enforcement of federal gun laws. Out of 90 federal jurisdictions in the country, Chicago ranked 90th. David Burnham, co-director of Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, determined that according to case-by-case U.S. Justice Department information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by TRAC, there were 52 prosecutions in Illinois North (Chicago) in 2012, or 5.52 per million in population. By this measure, compared with the 90 federal judicial districts in the U.S., the prosecution rate in Chicago was the lowest in the entire nation even as the cityís murder rate was the highest. Meanwhile, criminals who try to buy guns arenít being prosecuted.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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