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Brighton Park Gang Violence: 'This Is A Crisis'

Opened in 1881 at 1456 W. 48th St., St. Rose was a safe haven for families and troubled teens navigating the streets without guidance, but the church held its final Mass that summer. With nowhere to turn, many teenagers turn to drugs and gangs — like La Raza, 50 Strong and the Latin Saints.

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Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, another gang fight unfolded in the 3700 block of South Western Avenue, leaving a man dead and four others wounded. 

    Brighton Park Gang Violence: 'This Is A Crisis'
    BRIGHTON PARK - For people living within a miler of Shields Elementary School, gang shootings are a part of life - but the people who have been here longest will tell you it wasn't always this way. "I've lived here for 27 years," said one Brighton Park woman who would not share her name out of a fear of gang retaliation.
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  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I think we need just a little more tough love on these gang affiliated AA youth and young men. Because our polite requests that that they

    "please stop killing on an other" (also innocent bystanders) - these gang bangers are not responding to our polite requests of "please stop".

    We...

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    I think we need just a little more tough love on these gang affiliated AA youth and young men. Because our polite requests that that they

    "please stop killing on an other" (also innocent bystanders) - these gang bangers are not responding to our polite requests of "please stop".

    We now need some tough MEN, that's men, not girls, women, LGBT etc to tell them in no uncertain terms that they MUST stop killing each other and others. And we need the appropriate use of force, not too little or too much (Shooting unarmed men).

    Don't let anyone BS you that nothing can be done and everything is about budget cuts, institutional racism etc.

    All kinds of towns and cities around this country and around the world effectively confront gang violence, hard drug trafficking.

    Singapore used to be a dirty, crime infested British Navy port. Now Singapore is the cleanest safest city in the world.

    What does Singapore do to robbers, rapists, gang members, drug traffickers? Think Singapore police have to fill out a 5 page ACLU report explaining why they stopped somebody on the street.

    Come on folks, time to toughen up and yeah...

    We need a few good men, tired of being ruled by women and girls.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Gang infrastructure in Chicago has been used for decades to keep young, disadvantaged African American males from competing in the workforce and therefore they usually becoming cannon fodder for the prison industrial complex!

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Two critically wounded in Back of the Yards shooting

The shooting happened at 2:26 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Marshfield, according to Chicago Police.

    Two critically wounded in Back of the Yards shooting
    Two men were critically wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon in the Back of the Yards shooting. The shooting happened at 2:26 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Marshfield, according to Chicago Police. A 31-year-old man and a 60-year-old man were each shot multiple times and listed in critical condition, according to police.
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Man missing from Back of the Yards

Steven Bailey has been missing from the 5400 block of South Wood since Jan. 6, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

    Man missing from Back of the Yards
    Police are looking for a 21-year-old man who has been missing from the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side for more than a week. Steven Bailey has been missing from the 5400 block of South Wood since Jan. 6, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
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