Gun Ownership : Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Guns and Violence,


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    Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence
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    FILE - In this April 10, 2013 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a luncheon in Chicago about the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed Jan. 29, 2013 in a park during a gang dispute she had nothing to do with about a mile from the first family's




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    FILE - This undated file family photo provided by Damon Stewart shows 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago who was was shot and killed Jan. 29, 2013 in a park during a gang dispute she had nothing to do with about a mile from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home. Hadiya was laid to rest Feb. 9, 2103. Since her death, the number of homicides and other violent crimes that turned Chicago into a national symbol of gun violence have fallen sharply as the city and police have changed their strategies. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Damon Stewart, File)



    CHICAGO (AP) — The low point so far in Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student.

    A year ago, the city's bloodiest January in more than a decade had just ended. On Feb. 9, 2013, the first lady stood in a church mourning 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who had been shot dead in a gang dispute she had nothing to do with. It happened just a mile from the Obamas' Chicago house.
    Since then, the number of homicides and other violent crimes that turned Chicago into a national symbol of gun violence has fallen sharply.



    [​IMG]Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence
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    FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2013 file photo, mourners view the remains of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton at the Calahan Funeral Home in Chicago. Hadiya was shot and killed Jan. 29, 2013, in a park during a gang dispute she had nothing to do with about a mile from President Barack Obama's

    http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-anti-gang-efforts-tame-street-violence-064900475.html
     
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    Lupe has a song about Jonylah and it also has Hadiya in it:

     
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    Thanks ...


    You realized it was a bigger world
    Bigger than the South Side, bigger than Chicago
    You were bigger still wanted rims on your car, though
    And big *** woofers in your car door
    So you could wang like your daddy at the park eating sharks
    Went to King where you were teased for being smart
    Where you bumped into Hadiya teaching art
    You live forever

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    violence is always minimum in the winter compared to the summer in chicago...
    we will see if it is tame in july...

    one love
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    Don't know if you clicked and read the article or not, but the point it made was, overall, crime has lowered:



    "Since then, the number of homicides and other violent crimes that turned Chicago into a national symbol of gun violence has fallen sharply, bringing some relief to neighborhoods plagued with gang activity but also raising questions about whether the progress is sustainable.
    The city led the nation in homicides in 2012 with more than 500. It ended 2013 with 415 homicides — the lowest total in nearly half a century but still far more than any other U.S city, including much larger Los Angeles and New York.
    The overall crime rate fell last year to a level not seen since 1972, and the number of shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger dropped 40 percent in 12 months, city officials say."
     
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