A man shot dead early Friday evening was the 500th person to be killed in city gun violence since the start of the year.
Joshua Smith, the alleged getaway driver, is related to the ex-husband of Myles’ girlfriend, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The murder of her cousin when Celinez Nunez was 8 years old helped determine her career path.
There’s a good argument that the essence of effective police work is the quality of police contacts, not the quantity.
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.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson disputed his predecessor’s claim on a national TV news program that the city is “reaching a state of lawlessness.”
President-elect Donald Trump, turning to Chicago’s crime surge on Monday, said that Mayor Rahm Emanuel should ask for “federal help.”
MITCHELL: To many, the faces staring out from the collage of victims murdered in 2016 have no connection to them. But take a closer look.
Yuri Hardy, 19, was the fourth Urban Prep student or alumnus to be shot to death in Chicago in 2016, according to a letter to the school community.