Posts Tagged “neighborhoods”

Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

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Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague When it comes to the record-setting murder rate in Chicago’s neighborhoods, the real priority should be fighting street gangs over sometimes exaggerated claims of racism. But the news media sees that exaggerating racism claims especially with regards to police sells newspapers while Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is…

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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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Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

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Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sworn into office on May 20, 2019, as Chicago’s first African American woman and first “openly Gay” mayor. Much of Lightfoot’s inauguration speech reflected many of the same principles that were reiterated 40 years ago when on April 16, 1979, Jane Byrne was inaugurated as…

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