Now on the surface that sounds like "good news", however recent disclosures has revealed that sometimes the real numbers of homicide victims has been lowered.
Obvious murders, like the young lady after being missing for several months, was found bound and gagged, her death however has been classified as, "Cause of Death Undetermined". Certainly all murders are NOT gun related, but those deaths should still be counted as a homicide.
With the glaring headlines of the astronomical numbers of shootings, and murders on any given day, obviously higher numbers on a 3 day weekend, the article seemed to seek some moral high ground.
Chicago Police Department seemed justified to proclaim, 6 of 10 victims of gun violence had gang ties.
I know how naïve and liberal bleeding heart this may sound but even those gang related murders should be investigated, and the perpetrators prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Yes, I actually said it even if you kill or wound a fellow gangbanger you should go to jail, and stay there.
The killer of the young student in a park a few years ago, was out on some kind of bond after being arrested for gun possession.
Common sense should have prevailed, and the shooter should have remained locked up, if he had gotten a gun before, the chances are extremely likely he could get another one.
That one death may have been prevented, and the victim had no gang ties.
The pervasive thought among many is that the cops are not concerned with the gang member's death, after all they're just killing each other.
We know this is not true, because of the obvious lack of skills, anyone can become a victim of gun violence.
The baby in the stroller, the teacher/real estate agent just sitting in her office, can all get shot by a stray bullet not intended for them.
The gun laws should definitely be improved, if caught with an illegal gun go straight to jail and stay there.
The Police should diligently pursue any lowlife who has shot another lowlife, because his next victim might actually be an innocent citizen.
These innocents should not be thought of just a casualty of war.
Law enforcement's job is to serve and PROTECT, especially those 4 with no gang ties.
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