Crime’s Mirage – Getting the Facts

  Violence haunts us. But sometimes it is the image and not the reality that haunts us more. The Pilsen Portal, a local news website, recently took on the challenge of separating truth from image in an excellent example of community reporting. It asked whether their community is as crime-ridden as some say. Here is […]

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The Indelible Stain of Violence

What are these youngster telling us? Haven’t we heard them talk before about their pain? Yes and no. What we sometimes forget is the toll of the violence. The urge for retribution. The indelible stain that marches alongside you at night. The way you shut down your heart and mind and check only if the […]

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