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The Silent Epidemics/ Bullying and Intimidation/Open the Closet

The Silent Epidemics/ Bullying and Intimidation/Open the Closet
There is a saying “those who can, do; those who can’t bully.” Tribune Columnist Heidi Kiebler Stevens recently touched on a subject that certainly is in dire need of a good rinsing in America. She directed her words at Mayor Pete Buttigieg a candidate for President of the United States. Words that we all should... Read more »

The Cost of Personal Protection/ The Hypocrisy of Politicians and Hollywood Celebrities

The Cost of Personal Protection/ The Hypocrisy of Politicians and  Hollywood Celebrities
After each and every mass shooting in America it’s inevitable aftermath is the call for either stricter gun control, or making gun ownership illegal.  Good luck making an estimated 350 million guns in America suddenly disappear, not to mention the troubling 2nd Amendment. The shouts from the gun grabbers, believe it or not do not... Read more »

When Even Mother's are in Fear/The Gangs Triumph/ The Journey of Revenge

When Even Mother's are in Fear/The Gangs Triumph/ The Journey of Revenge
The killing season is underway and Chicago’s right of spring is in full bloom. The gangs are on the prowl and the game of REVENGE is in full swing. The elephant in the room is no longer all that difficult to ignore.  All of Chicago was exposed to a trifecta of violence involving a 14-year-old... Read more »
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Disorder in the Court/ Here Comes the Judge/ Justice is Blind/ Only in Cook County.

Disorder in the Court/ Here Comes the Judge/ Justice is Blind/ Only in Cook County.
In the last few years the Cook County Court system has produced some of the best comedy available. However, after all the laughter has died down the reality sinks in. This system is the extension of everything we stand for in a free society. Fair and equal treatment under the law. Judges that are fair... Read more »

America's Refusal to stop the killing of innocence/ Hijackings and Mass Shooting's/A lesson from the past

America's Refusal to stop the killing of innocence/ Hijackings and Mass Shooting's/A lesson from the past
It’s easy to be cynical, but on the other hand it’s just plain stupid not to be skeptical. So I’m not going out on a limb here by saying that America will continue to have mass shooting’s of innocents until Leadership decides that the human toll is to precious to ignore. The day has to... Read more »

A Thugs World/When one death is not a statistic/

A Thugs World/When one death is not a statistic/
On April 26th Candice Dickerson stopped off at a cell phone store with 2 of her 3 sons. She was a 36-year-old pharmacy technician, a working mother tending to family needs. Candice never left the store alive.  She was struck in the head by a stray bullet through the front window of the store. She... Read more »
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Trying to make sense of the senseless/ Murders in Chicago/ An abyss of despair

Trying to make sense of the senseless/ Murders in Chicago/ An abyss of despair
A few days ago, a little after noon on Chicago’s westside, two teens walked up to 18 year old Xavier Netisingha and put a pistol to his head and ended his life, both calmly strolled off and quickly disappeared into the bustle of afternoon traffic. What was noteworthy about his killing was the location where... Read more »

Cook County/A sordid mess/ Where reform is being pursued at the expense of victims.

Cook County/A sordid mess/ Where reform is being pursued at the expense of victims.
In the last three years there have been major  efforts by top county officials to reduce jail overcrowding and alleged racial inequities in bonds that keep defendants  in custody, simply because they cannot pay. Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle implemented the new measures with the support of her former Chief of staff  and newly elected... Read more »

Baseball on Steroids Again/ Wow! the Owners Figured it Out/Juice the Ball Stupid

Baseball on Steroids Again/ Wow! the Owners Figured it Out/Juice the Ball Stupid
Major League Baseball owners and players alike can never be called stupid.  When teams are worth from one billion dollars, (Tampa Bay and the Miami Marlins) to the Red Sox, Cubs and Yankees chiming in at 3 to 5 billion dollars, and the other 25 teams falling in between those numbers, stupid is nowhere to... Read more »
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Clueless In Chicago/ First try and place blame/ When that fails then search for answers

Clueless In Chicago/ First try and  place blame/  When that fails then  search for answers
Last Wednesday at least 500 teens gathered in and around Chicago’s downtown and North Michigan Avenue, in what is commonly called a wilding. Hundreds of shoppers and tourists scrambled as huge brawls broke out as they snatched purses, cell phones,  beat people at random and flooded into stores to smash and grab merchandise.  Certainly nothing... Read more »