It is national news, reported with an urgency bordering on hysterical when

Police in riot gear faced off … with protesters throwing bottles and bricks in Milwaukee, and an officer and another person were injured during the second night of violent demonstrations since an officer shot a black man to death. Authorities have said Smith was carrying a stolen handgun which he refused to drop when he was killed. Footage from the officer's body camera has not been made public.

But it is strictly a local story when "Five people were killed and at least 19 others have been wounded from Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning in Chicago shootings…."

One reads and thinks: Oh, yeah, forget it, Jake. It's Chicago, where they have the toughest gun laws in the country, and a five-body weekend is pretty much routine.