A Tragic Toll – More Youth Deaths Here than Elsewhere in US

Please read the powerful reporting and foto effort that tells a troubling story about the high rate of death among youths in Chicago’s black and Latino communities.

http://www.chicagoreporter.com/news/2012/01/more-young-people-are-killed-chicago-any-other-american-city

 

It raises some questions.

Why the steady growth and then a spike in violence? Is it the powerful force of poverty or the lack of jobs or the lack of attention or the lack of a sense of authority?

Will the city’s crackdown by police violent crime in Englewood and the West Side simply smother the problem temporarily? Or is that the best anyone can want? What comes out of these crackdown?

Talk to me

 

Steve@chicagoistheworld.org

Meanwhile, here’s an invite to a showing of Carlos’ photo display of his work for the last two years on violence in Chicago

http://ortizexhibit-eorgf.eventbrite.com/

 

 

 


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