"Since no politician ever believes what he says, he is quite surprised when taken at his word!"
Charles de Gaulle
>From a friend in the area:
"I recently noted two interesting facts:
1) The City of Chicago (formally 'murder-capital of the nation') has just reported it's lowest murder rate since 1958!
2) CPD just reported a fatal shooting (justifiable homicide, not a murder) of a local thug by a legally-armed citizen with a valid IL CCW and FOID, noting that 'authorities (unspecified) also determined the man acted in legitimate self-defense and will not face charges.'