An Ohio pastor, at a meeting with President Trump, said Chicago gang leaders reached out to him and want to meet. Mary Mitchell is skeptical.
Trump has offered no specifics, but many steps he could potentially contemplate pose practical and even constitutional obstacles.
“For my communities, it would be an actual bloodbath,” said Ald. Toni Foulkes (16th), whose South Side ward includes crime-ridden Englewood.
But ShotSpotter is ineffective if shooters use gun silencers, devices that muffle the sound of gunfire when they are attached to a gun’s barrel.
There’s a cross for every homicide victim killed in Chicago in 2017. Other will be added for every person who’s killed in the city this year.
But anyone who thinks toughness alone will solve the problem hasn’t looked into the eyes of young men and women struggling with alienation.