WMU Broncos

Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Weekend events in Chicago
Author Message
Cucumber Salad Online
Special Teams
*

Posts: 503
Joined: Aug 2014
Reputation: 7
I Root For: WMU
Location:
Post: #1
Weekend events in Chicago
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting...g/6280115/

Recently reading an article exploring the reasons why Chicago is literally exploding. Much of it is tied directly to drugs. Specifically coming from Mexican cartels. Chicago is both a Destination and Crossroad for the flow. Drugs be at retail or wholesale is a significant contributor.

Chicken or the egg? Along with the explosion of gun violence has been the growth of gangs in Chicago. Currently the two together combust to drive the destruction of so much innocence. The City with Broad Shoulders is not new to this phenomenon.

Gangs are surrogate families or are to the nuclear family that hasn’t existed in the inner city since the war poverty started. Most if not all drawn along ethnic lines. Further heightening tension. But it really comes down to $. Ethnicity is bridged by $. Gangs will cooperate as long as they can collect.

This and Covid are crowding out the dialogue and real work that needs to be accomplished to bridge divides, instill hope and get at root causes.
(This post was last modified: 07-13-2020 05:47 AM by Cucumber Salad.)
07-12-2020 11:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Boca Rocket Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,234
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 88
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #2
RE: Weekend events in Chicago
So a secured border and increased police presence are just a start. Follow the money trail and figure out
whose getting greased to let the toxic environment continue.
(This post was last modified: 07-13-2020 01:12 AM by Boca Rocket.)
07-13-2020 01:07 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Nacho Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,281
Joined: Mar 2011
Reputation: 96
I Root For: WMU
Location: Indianapolis
Post: #3
RE: Weekend events in Chicago
For those interested in keeping tabs on Chicago violence, check out http://www.heyjackass.com. It sounds like a shady website by the name of it but its actually really interesting. It also has some interesting stats on COVID-19 on there.
(This post was last modified: 07-13-2020 08:25 AM by Nacho.)
07-13-2020 08:16 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
WMUlaxer97 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,696
Joined: Nov 2016
Reputation: 10
I Root For: WMU & UofM
Location: Macomb, MI
Post: #4
RE: Weekend events in Chicago
Per capita crime in Detroit is even worse. The freeway shootings the past month have been bad and the gun violence this year have risen to alarming numbers.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/l...383902002/
(This post was last modified: 07-13-2020 11:10 AM by WMUlaxer97.)
07-13-2020 11:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2020 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2020 MyBB Group.