Posts Tagged “street gangs”

Van Dyke deserves leniency not race persecution

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Van Dyke deserves leniency not race persecution

Van Dyke deserves leniency not race persecution The decision by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to pursue a more severe sentence for former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of drugged-up, armed thug Laquan McDonald is a travesty and a slap against not only families who seek safety and protection from criminals…

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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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Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence

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Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence

Chicago residents need more than protests to get serious about violence Organized protests may bring attention to the problem of neighborhood violence. But if community homeowners and families don’t stand up to the violence in their own community, they can’t make a difference and violence will continue. The past weekend when Chicago saw 74 brutal…

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Merry Christmas, and clean up that garbage mess!

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Merry Christmas, and clean up that garbage mess!

Merry Christmas, and clean up that garbage mess! I live my life by certain principles and conduct and I think that everyone should respect some basic commonsense and acts of respect in our society. These are mine. By Ray Hanania I live my life by certain concepts. Don’t move next door to an airport and…

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Readers share fear of street gang violence

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Readers share fear of street gang violence

Readers share fear of street gang violence Oct. 13, 2016 Street Gangs Part 2, Des Plaines Valley News, SW News-Herald, The Regional, The Reporter By Ray Hanania Last week I wrote about how most violence in Chicagoland is the result of street gangs, but we’re not doing a good job stopping it. We should treat street…

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime SW News Herald, DVN, The Regional, The Reporter Oct. 6, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing all he can to reduce skyrocketing violence plaguing many neighborhoods. Hiring 1,000 more police officers is a good start, but it’s not enough. While we…

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence SW News Herald Sept. 29, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a three-part plan to confront Chicago’s rising murder rate. The crime wave in Chicago is so bad that people don’t feel safe walking downtown any more. This weekend, a 54 year old man was…

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Emanuel’s Misguided Street Gangs Initiative

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Emanuel’s Misguided Street Gangs Initiative By RAY HANANIA Friday, June 01, 2012 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Chicago is a war zone. When you have 10 murders and 40 injuries from gang related shootings over the course of a “holiday weekend,” you can’t conclude anything else. It doesn’t help when our Top Cop, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry…

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City Sticker Fiasco Continues To Smolder

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City Sticker Fiasco Continues To Smolder By Ray Hanania Friday, April 20, 2012 This past February, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza stepped in it, so to speak, when she claimed to see street gang symbols in the winning artwork of a Chicago school child that was to be used for the city’s new sticker. It…

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