Black People : More Than 40 People Were Shot In Chicago Over Easter Weekend: Feds Taking Over.

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  1. skuderjaymes

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    The feds are stepping into Chicago's seemingly intractable gun violence problem.

    A newly-formed prosecutorial unit called the Violent Crimes section will focus solely on how federal statutes can be used to stem the city's bloody gun crime epidemic, the U.S Attorney's Office in Chicago announced Monday. The unit began operations April 1.

    The announcement comes less than a day after five children were shot at a South Side park on Easter Sunday. The children, who were between 11 and 15 years old, were among the more than 40 people wounded by Chicago gun violence over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Eight people died, the Associated Press reports.

    Randall Samborn, a spokesman for local U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon, told the Tribune the 16-member Violent Crimes unit will use a combination of drug and gun statutes along with extortion and money laundering laws to go after "criminal crews" that commit shootings and other acts of violence.

    As Chicago's former Assistant U.S. Attorney Laurie Levenson told the Associated Press last year, using federal drug or gun laws to hit at gang members means stiffer sentences and fewer complicated hurdles than labor-intensive racketeering, or RICO, laws.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Ron DeWald, who previously served as deputy chief of the narcotics division and as a former Cook County state's attorney, was picked to lead the team, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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    this will get way worse before it gets better....'
    violence begets more violence...
    fix chicago public schools and the violence will subside...

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    I don't know Mr. Khasm.. I've heard the education argument.. I've even made the education argument.. but I don't know that education trumps culture.. and chicago has a Culture problem.. and yes that includes education.. but just fixing education and not moping out the gangs.. and bringing back the family unit.. and not building somekind of economy to create jobs.. and not corralling the corrupting influences.. and not reforming the police dept (if thats even possible).. and not getting the drugs off the street.. and not connecting the people something greater than themselves.. What can a "fixed" school really do in a broken society?

     
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    No, this is a jobs issue. Automation and out sourcing has crushed the prospects of the average schmoe






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    Both of you are right... plus the lack of adequate police presence since they are unable to stymie the wave of violence... even if they increased their numbers the year before, they need to progressively hire and use tactics that were successful in other cities...

    Because bullets and criminals don't observe holidays
     
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    Give me money and I'll fix the violent parts of Chicago and any other city that has gun violence problems. I've probably already posted how this is done, it's really not that difficult once you know what the real problems are.

    The culture will change if there's a system and institutions behind it that provide a backbone for the community. The institutions currently in place are utter failures.
     
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    As Salaam Alaikum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Who is putting the Guns in the hands of our Youth?
    We Don't make Guns and they come from some where.
    There is much to be done. Education is one of them but not the Slave making Education they have been giving us since we have been allowed to be in there schools. We need something for our Youth to do and We need to give them a since of purpose not savagery.
     
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    They already got something for them to do..


     
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    i hear what ur saying but in my lifetime i have never met a fully active gang member that had a college degree....

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    with a college degree u can move anywhere u want to...
    to someplace where jobs are more available....
    this is what has been happening to chicago for the last 20 years anyway...
    people are moving out of the city...and out of the state...

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