According to most measures, Chicago is not the most violent American city. However, perception is only nine-tenths true to reality. The perception is that violence is out of control in Chicago and that the police, politicians, and activists cannot stop it.
The city is unable to agree on the cause of the dramatic increase in shootings over two years. It’s the gangs. There are too many guns. Lax policing is too frequent.
The list of civilians who were killed is also included — innocent victims of the chaos and mayhem that has become as integral to Chicago’s landscape as its beautiful lakefront.
The violence is largely attributable to gangs. The justice system in Chicago is more concerned with releasing criminals who were “victims” of racist policies. If a violent criminal is released from jail and happens to shoot another person, that’s bad luck.
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