Here is a link that some of you might be interested in pursuing. It will help you get a perspective on why there is so much gun crime in Chicago.
Please don’t be put off by the fact that this article is in the Huffington Post. The story is about a 6 month investigation done by journalists from the NPR radio show, “This American Life.” And don’t be put off by This American Life, either! Please give this a chance! Remember that Peeps and Mr. Peeps are extremely conservative people who voted for Donald Trump and belong to the NRA!
Because of my conservatism, I normall don’t think highly of “This American Life,” but my husband listens to it often, and he points out that they often present several sides of an issue, and often do it without sneering at the “conservative” side. He spends more time listening to NPR than the Big Three (Limbaugh, Hannity, and Levine). Since he works from home, he is able to have the radio on throughout the day.
This link has nothing to do with “liberal” vs. conservative. The staff of TAL spent several months at Harper High School in Chicago, researching “gangs.” Their conclusions were sobering.
I heartily recommend it to CAF pals–it’s fascinating, it’s terrifying, and it’s so very sad. Definitely worth looking up this podcast and listening to it on your next long drive.