Is Gang Violence an Epidemic?

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    I am watching WGN News out of Chicago. They just reported that a gang of teenagers beat a man for no reason. They stole the guy's wife's cell phone. The man said there is rarely much on the news about the gang violence and he didn't consider it to be a problem. He stated that after becoming a victim and speaking with Chicago police, he now knows it's an epidemic and there are incidents like this everyday.

    I will find a link once the station posts tonight's news online.

    It just brings up the question of why the media seems to gloss over all the gang violence. I won't even mention the race of the teens. It's not about that, it's about the mentality of much of the youth and all the violence. Funny that the left never addresses it.
     
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    Gangs are a major problem throughout the country. And why wouldn't they when our society has been waging a cultural war against the family?
     
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    Yeah I just now saw that too.
    We travel to Chicago maybe 2-3 x yr but now... I dunno.
     
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    After the gang beating story, they were reporting on another epidemic, which is human trafficking. I am glad I don't live in any of the big cities.
     
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    The answer the question in the thread title, no, but you wouldn't know that if you're a Fox Noise watcher.
     
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    Look, I lived in Chicago for fifteen years. All you heard on the news every single night was how many murders took place each day, mostly gang related. Stealing someone's cell phone isn't exactly going to be headline news when you have much worse crime going on daily. Where are you from BTW? You must have never lived in a big city.
     
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    What does Fox have to do with anything? Are you seriously that unable to have a real discussion about this nations problems?
     
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    That could have been me and my family riding the L, just up there for a day of sightseeing.
    No thanks.
    I won't bash Chicago, I love it. For all the times I've visited, never had a problem. But some of the people are getting crazy.

    Wife had a week of job training in the city years ago. We all went including our 6 month old baby.
    i took the kid out and about during the day and everyone was nice and helpful and accomidating.

    One time I was waiting on a taxi and a couple of mean looking black guys came walking by. One of them stopped and said "you better hold that baby close, these winds can get really cold".
     
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    If you're not going to mention the race of the offenders, then you're not ready to have a real conversation about gang violence. You're just as bad as they media you talk about that glosses over gang violence. If we want to talk about gang violence, then lets jump right in and identify who is most likely to be in a violent gang and why they choose this lifestyle. Not to be brutally honest is a waste of time.
     
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    It was obvious from the news story and images just who's who.
     

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