Chiraq, being the name commonly used by people all around the globe for “Chicago”. America’s third largest city with gang violence at its peak. This name is given to it because of its alarming situation of murders and violence. The word itself sends shivers down your spine, doesn’t it? Think about a neighborhood with gangs roaming freely, it may cause tourism in Chicago to decline dramatically . It is not the place itself because it is a beautiful city but the increasing homicide rate can make people forget that.
So the question is “Who is responsible and what are we doing to prevent it?”
Many people have suffered and have lost loved ones to gang violence. A girl reported that she lost 24 friends to gun violence that is a startling number for homicides. People shooting like they own everything and everyone is just not right with there being no significant or solid help from city officials or government.
Gang Violence – What you need to know?
To make people aware of this rising homicide rate in Chicago, you and I have a great responsibility to the community to stand up for this disregard of human life.
This gun crisis needs to be handled with great care, it is reported that the murders have increased up to 80% in one year which is quite shocking.
People are moving from the city to get their family out of harm’s way, police and city officials need to take a real stand against this gang violence that has infested the streets. This requires thorough investigations and proper equipment to handle gang activity surveillance.
Society’s role to tackling this issue…
With rising gang violence and more murders by the minute, we as a community need to stand up for our children’s safety. Police need to take it up a notch to make sure the streets are secured and safe. However, at present the people and the police are hardly taking any significant measures. It has gotten out of control, in the past it was based in specific neighborhoods, now it’s all over the city with shootings happening in broad daylight with innocent people being hit by stray bullets.
According to the police 7% of the population is causing 80% of the violent crimes.
Somebody needs to put a stop to this. Being raised in the Humboldt Park area we played at all times of night on the front porch on the weekends. We played It and Freeze Tag during the day. Unfortunately our children do not enjoy this same luxury.What efforts can we take to get our streets back? And make it a place where we can raise our children without the fear of gang violence or being the next victim of a horrific crime.