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What can Mayor Emanuel do about the violence in Chicago?

What can the mayor of a city do when someone decides to shoot into someone’s house? What can a mayor do when someone decides to shoot into a moving car? What can the mayor do when someone decides to shoot into a church? What can the mayor do if someone decides to shoot at young people gathered on a playground? The answer is nothing. This is irresponsible reckless, depraved behavior and it is hard to control. The control needed is self control. Gun control is not the answer because most criminals don’t purchase their guns from gun dealers.  The police can’t lock up everyone and that is not the answer. People in the community live under a cloud of fear because their real enemy is in some cases sharing a roof with them. So the victim count will continue to escalate and nobody has the answer. One can only hope the numbers will drop when the temperatures do.

Has Chicago gone Buckwild?

The other day I was driving and listening to the DL Hugeley radio show. They were discussing the violence going on in Chicago and they refered they called the Windy City, Chiraq. I immediately understood the reference but when I got home I Googled it and found out that this term is a common term in the community. So has Chicago truly become as dangerous as Iraq? We all saw the shooting at the basketball part and how 13 people were wounded but is the entire city like this? The answer is no. There are parts of the city that are not affected by this kind of senseless violence. How can this be possible? This kind of behavior would not be tolerated on the Gold Coast? No one would dare to simply start shooting people on the “Magnificent Mile”, and if they did I guarantee you they would be caught and convicted. I hear people say the people in the community won’t help themselves well what should they do? Should they strap up and literally fight fire with fire. should they form vigilante groups and patrol the neighborhoods? Come on people if the police can’t handle it then they should take up the governor’s offer and call in the troops. The people need help. the answer is not more bars on the windows and locks on the doors. Chicago can do better and Chicagoans deserve more.