As Chicagoans Die, Police Pension Burden Hobbles City’s Response

Chicago police investigate the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old man in the city's South Austin neighborhood, July 25, 2015.

Photographer: E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images

An average of six Chicagoans have been shot each day this year, up from five in 2014. In its effort to respond to the carnage, the city is hamstrung by obligations to police, the very people it needs to protect the public.

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