In Broad Daylight
- Chicago police were looking for the gunman who fatally shot a teen boy Sunday afternoon in front of witnesses in the Austin neighborhood.
The victim, Joseph Price, was 14. But the teen’s current guardian says he looked 12, at best. And he can’t understand why anyone would want to shoot him dead.“It seemed more like a hit, and I couldn’t understand what the purpose on it, when he never really did anything. He don’t even know the neighborhood that well,”
As stated here and elsewhere, cops aren't going to actually prevent all crime. Our function is to make criminals think twice about the risk/reward ratio of carrying out their intentions for great bodily harm or murder. And then (too often) clean up the resultant mess. This would seem to be another one of those times, not too dissimilar to the pregnant 17-year-old executed recently. If someone wants another person dead, they're going to accomplish it one way or another where they think they perceive the least amount of risk. Broad daylight with a minimal number of units on the street is going to be a no-brainer.