Churches Pick Up the Slack
- The leaders of several churches around the city are offering a plan to reduce homicides in Chicago and they are asking other churches and community organizations to join them. The church leaders are responding to a recent report showing the homicide rate rose in Chicago last year. Their plan includes establishing safe havens, distributing anti-violence flyers and having ministers on call for crisis interventions and conflict resolution.
Because lord knows that the manpower field shortages had nothing to do the rise in homicides. "Putting officers on the dots" sure sounds like a strategy, until you realize you've been in backlog for 13 hours straight and all the officers are on dots that have nothing to do with stopping gangs or guns.