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Chicago's deadly summer: guns, gangs and the legacy of racial inequality

Amara Enyia plans to run against the current mayor of Chicago, who has been criticized for failing to address the city’s problems. Photograph: Joshua Lott for the Guardian A young black woman in ... read more

The legacy of Toronto police Chief Bill Blair

The Summer of the Gun. A bloodbath at a Scarborough barbecue ... meant Blair’s first year on the job had a grave moniker: the Year of the Gun. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair speaks to the media in ... read more

Riots, rebellion and the Black working class

Thus, the Black Lives Matter movement must contend not only with the legacy of centuries of racism and the worst economic inequality ... "Gangs and drugs have taken over our streets and undermined our ... read more

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The Daley Legacy, Inescapable

Mr. Goldner and other political observers said the successful candidate must be a unifier like Mr. Daley, who enjoyed strong backing across a city where no racial group ... first elected. But Chicago ... read more


What Chicago teaches us about gun violence

The murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke got under way this week, riveting a city’s attention while putting its systemic issues of racial inequality and ... But the gun violence of ... read more

The Stop: Racial profiling of drivers leaves legacy of anger and fear

Athletes, including NFL players, have knelt or raised clenched fists during the singing of the national anthem at sports events to try to shine a light on lingering inequality ... routine traffic ... read more

When it comes to battling gun violence, these little things can make a big difference

Decoding the psychology of gun violence Why are so many young Chicago men pulling the trigger ... The city's segregation is more than a legacy of its past; local government continues to prevent racial ... read more

Separate, Unequal, and Ignored

Austin issued a ruling aimed squarely at a persistent Chicago problem. "Existing patterns of racial segregation must be reversed if there is to be a chance of averting the desperately intensifying ... read more

Rahm Emanuel says he won't seek re-election for Chicago mayor

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former right-hand ... But the city has been unable to halt persistent gang and gun violence, with 70 shootings and 16 murders in a single week this summer. Emanuel made ... read more

No Jobs Make Mean Streets

When Anthony Haydin woke up on June 30, he did not imagine his street would be the scene of one of Chicago’s most deadly shootings ... reported that gang activity is playing a role in the escalation ... read more

Concentrated poverty and homicide in Chicago

Lurigio, professor of criminal justice and psychology at Loyola University, points out that in 2010, 52 percent of murders in Chicago occurred in just six of the city's 25 police districts—areas ... read more



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