Sunday, May 29, 2016

NYTimes.com: "Pleading for Peace in Chicago Amid Fears of a Bloody Summer"

From The New York Times:

Pleading for Peace in Chicago Amid Fears of a Bloody Summer

Dreading the arrival of summer, historically the city’s most dangerous season, residents and leaders called for an end to the surging gun violence.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/us/chicago-gun-violence.html?mwrsm=Email

       As Chicago proceeds with their 'summer of faith' program for it's third year, I am seriously wondering what makes Rahm Emanuel think it will work?? I mean, seriously, if it worked homicides and shootings this year would already be below the rates from the last two (2) years, Right??!!
       Yes, Chicagoans need to have faith in God.  . . . but not in the mayor. His leadership has already shown that Chicago really was able to become more violent!
       And to say that, on such a historically violence ridden weekend, Chicagoans need to be out walking around their neighborhoods seems a negligent statement, IMHO. Is it really a responsible decision to suggest that citizens put themselves out on the streets where they can easily become victims of drive by shootings?
Imagine that you lived in a city where there was no way to know when/where the next shooting would take place . . . would you place your family out in your neighborhood as an easy target??
                     I wouldn't.
       And, I am seriously wondering about the statement that the police know who the gangbangers are, what they are doing and where they live . . . Can someone please explain to me how these thugs are still walking the streets if all this information is already documented???!!!
       Also, as a side question(s):
* what are the demographics of the victims?
* what are the demographics of the gangbangers?
* Chicago city government demographics?
* Chicago cops demographics?
* Chicago residents demographics?

       I don't know any of this information, but wonder quite a few things concerning a solid comparative chart of these particular statistics . . .
       What do YOU think???!

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