Archive for March 2013

Gangs, Guns and Politicians

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          Perspectives on political grandstanding, the alliance between gangs and politicians, gun control and the public health approach to youth gangs violence in Chicago. Features David Bernstein, Senior Editor Chicago Magazine, Harold Pollack PhD, Co-Director University of Chicago Crime Lab, John Lag Adjunct Professor, John Marshall Law School, and Don Mastrianni,... Read more »

Poverty’s Many Pathways into Chicago's Youth Gang Violence

Poverty’s Many Pathways into Chicago's Youth Gang Violence
Chicago’s youth gun violence is being exacerbated by financial exploitation, fear, community tolerance and distrust of the police while Washington is out of touch and urgent financial help is needed. There has been an influx of gang activity and drug selling “even with the presence of all of our churches” observed Pastor Belinda Hood of... Read more »