Today’s highly interesting read (08/09/18): Shooting Up Chicago

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I was in Madison today where the group WAVE, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort held a rally on the steps of the state Capitol calling for an end to gun violence.

In other words, gun control.

Apparently they don’t pay much attention to the news.

Slide 3 of 16: In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 photo, two women cry outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago after they were asked to leave due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims.
In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 photo, two women cry outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago after they were asked to leave due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims. Photo: Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune via AP

During the past weekend in Chicago, 74 people were shot, 12 of them fatally, between Friday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 6:00 a.m.

Today’s read is from Heather McDonald,  the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and the author of The War on Cops.

Here’s an excerpt:

“The city is lost,” a federal prosecutor tells me. “We have never had crimes like this downtown—people getting shoved and robbed at 3 p.m. It’s just brazen.” This prosecutor has started avoiding the Magnificent Mile on Saturday afternoons. “I’m scared to be downtown,” she says. A Chicago police detective with 24 years on the job observes: “The kids who are mobbing downtown are the same ones doing the carjackings. This generation of kids has grown up with no one daring to touch them.”

Read her entire column here where McDonald offers the best solution “to the anarchy in inner-city communities..”

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