Aka The Chi, CHI-Town, The GO, The Windy City
But in the year 2008, it took another dubious distinction: Murder capital of the United States. Who wants that title?
It seems like every time you turn on the news, there’s more and more violence happening everyday. (As I am writing this blog, I just heard about the shooting in Old Navy & the people that were shot on the expressway by 87th, which is the exit I use everyday.) This shit is ridiculous!
What’s even sad about the situation is that the people in charge are claiming that they are doing everything they possibly can, which might be true. I mean, realistically the police can’t be everywhere at all times. There’s was even talk of bringing in the national guard, a plan that I fully support.
Since these people want to act like terrorists, we’ll treat then like terrorists.
But many people were vehemently opposed to the idea! These are the same people that march every time a child dies, place teddy bears& liquor bottles up at every crime scene and point fingers at the police & politicians.
How can you be opposed to at least testing this out?
As a community, we need to ban together to support & look out for each other. You don’t hear about this ish happening in the suburbs. It’s like only on the southside. People can’t even sit on their porches anymore! I refuse to go quietly into the night under the guise of “minding my own business.” I am going to continue speaking up & protesting.
All I know is that the residents of Chicago are losing a winning battle.
And we can win.
We can stop the violence.