Newly-released figures from the FBI show that the city of Chicago has officially replaced New York City as US murder capital in 2012. Last year, there were 500 murders committed there - more than any other place in the country and this year's July 4th weekend celebrations alone saw 72 people shot, and 12 of them died.
-Ted McClelland, Author of Young Mr. Obama, a staff writer for the Chicago Reader.
-Tom Ginsburg , Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar and Professor of Political Science in the University of Chicago
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