When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Shootings, Killings, an "Everyday Normal Thing" in Chicago

How do you change sick people and a sick culture and a sick city? Or is Chicago just another Detroit?

Chicago - 13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing' - chicagotribune.com: "....A teen at the scene, whose mother did not want him identified, said he saw a woman slumped over on the porch after he heard what sounded like fireworks. "I think it was like 10 or 8 shots," he said. "They told me, 'Run!' So we ran." The mother of the boy, Andrea Byes, said she is planning to move out of the two-flat where she lives with her children because of the violence, drug sales and loitering on the block. "I'm not surprised something like this happened," said Byes, 40. "It was a matter of time. They're all over everywhere. . .These people are used to it. It's like an everyday normal thing, and it's sad that these children have to grow up thinking it's an everyday normal thing." Another shooting overnight left one dead and one wounded in West Englewood. The two were hit when someone fired from inside or near a black car about 2:40 a.m. Friday in a stripmall at 63rd Street and Damen Avenue...."

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