Category: Safety

Right Now, All Chicagoans Are Gang Members

Like everyone else’s, my heart breaks for the family and friends of Hadiya Pendleton. All of the gun violence in this city—in this country—is out of control, and each killing feels more and more senseless. This time, I don’t want to talk about gun control; there’s no sense in dialoguing with the type of people... Read more »

Feeling Safe Again in Public Spaces: Reflections on Sandy Hook

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and other heartbreaking events like these have forced us increasingly to question our safety in public spaces. While the extensive body scanners, pat-downs, and other security procedures at airports have made us feel marginally safer about flying, these options are not valid for shopping malls, movie theaters, schools,... Read more »