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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

If S.F. were really Baghdad by the bay

If S.F. were really Baghdad by the bay by Jaime O'Neill
Sunday, December 10, 2006

More than 3,700 Iraqi citizens died in that country's violence during October, perhaps three-quarters of them in Baghdad, a city of 6 million people. If an American city the size of San Francisco were to suffer a proportionate level of violence, it would mean about 10 or 11 dead people each day, bleeding to death on Market Street, or calling for help as they wait for an ambulance that never shows up at some blast-blackened Starbucks on Van Ness Avenue.

But that, of course, is only the dead. Many more are injured, rushed to San Francisco General ...

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