Posts Tagged “gun violence”

Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons

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Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons

Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons A Lyons Police squad car pulled over a vehicle on a routine traffic stop involving excessive speeding at around 5:45 PM on Ogden Avenue between White and Leland Streets in the Village of Lyons on Tuesday. Immediately, the male driver jump out of…

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police Chicago continues to be ravaged by street gang gun-related violence. Mayor Lightfoot has vowed to address the problem. But only focusing on the Chicago Police is not the answer. More emphasis needs to be placed on the residents living in the communities where the violence occurs to…

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Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois

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Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois

Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois As part of her commitment to criminal justice reform, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is proposing a major overhaul of Illinois’ sentencing laws, easing reliance on unfair mandatory minimum sentences and providing judges with discretion to use alternative sentences. “We’ve seen how a so-called ‘tough on…

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Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence

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Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence

Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence Community residents will have the chance to learn how to respond to incidents of gun violence and assist trauma victims during a Community Health Fair that state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, will host on Saturday, March 23. “For our community, we have to…

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Hardiman breaks ties with organizers of anti-violence protests

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Hardiman breaks ties with organizers of anti-violence protests

Hardiman breaks ties with organizers of anti-violence protests Organizers of the Successful Lake Shore Drive Demonstration Sever Ties. Activist Tio Hardiman No Longer Sees Eye to Eye with Pastor Greg Livingston About Getting All of Chicago To Feel the Pain of Chicago’s Surging Violence Tio Hardiman, the executive director of the Violence Interrupters and one of…

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence Father Plfeger organized a protest of community residents and activists to block traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway recently to protest increasing gang violence. But are the protests good for the community or his own personal interests. What he should be doing is helping residents to stand…

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