Posts Tagged “Crime”

Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism?

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Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism?

Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism? A teenager brought a gun into the Orland Park Mall and shot and killed a fellow student. But instead of talking about measure to protect innocent shoppers, some want to focus on racism. It’s time to consider metal detectors and restrictions on clothing…

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction Two issues continue to bother me. The first is the imbalance and lack of justice in the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the lack of attention to the criminal behavior of the victim Laquan McDonald. The second is the increasing amount…

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Rauner reinstates death penalty to put focus on criminals

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Rauner reinstates death penalty to put focus on criminals

Rauner reinstates death penalty to put focus on criminals Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is speaking out for the rights of crime victims, making them the priority and reversing a trend in which the focus has been placed on the criminals. Suspects convicted of mass murder or killing law enforcement officers deserve the death penalty. Rauner…

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Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery

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Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery

Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery Too often in many tragedies, the focus is always on the role of police or government. Not enough attention is placed on the responsibilities of the parents By Ray Hanania Published in the Southwest News Newspaper group — When does an investigation turn to the responsibilities of the…

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Time to crackdown on guns

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Time to crackdown on guns

It’s time to crack down hard on guns that make it easy to kill, semi automatic weapons should be banned along with fully automatic weapons. We need to do something to reduce the number of gun related deaths By Ray Hanania The bureaucrats, the NRA lobbyists and weak legislators have made America’s gun laws so…

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve By Ray Hanania I don’t hate the people of Chicago, but I do worry about the city where they live. The fact that everyday at least one or two people are murdered on the streets of the city is enough to cause worry. You can’t blame…

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Book Review: Danger Road by former prosecutor John P. Contini

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Book Review: Danger Road by former prosecutor John P. Contini By Ray Hanania As a journalist, I have covered my share of felony court trials, including several involving murder. I’ve seen how painful these trials can be for everyone, especially when a life has been taken. The public has seen and read about dozens of…

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The assertion that “banning guns would stop the criminals” has a major flaw

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The assertion that “banning guns would stop the criminals” has a major flaw By Ray Hanania – Well here is a fact, folks: “Don’t outlaw guns, outlaw the criminals … it’s the criminals who get guns and kill people. If we ban guns, the only people who will have them are the criminals.” Well, maybe that…

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