Chicago Democratic Official Proposes Controversial Approach to Tackle High Homicide Rate: Suggests Gangs Limit Shootings to Nighttime
A Democrat politician in Chicago, Maria Hadden, has suggested a unique solution to the city's high homicide rate. She proposed asking gang m
A Unique Solution to Chicago's High Homicide Rate
A Democrat politician in Chicago, Maria Hadden, has suggested a unique solution to the city's high homicide rate. She proposed asking gang members to limit their shootings to the evening hours, between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. Hadden's suggestion came from a proposal by a group called Native Sons.
Addressing Gun Violence with a Strategic Approach
Tatiana Atkins, co-founder of Native Sons, a community organization, spoke about their approach to addressing gun violence in their city. She emphasized the need for a strategic approach, acknowledging that the problem did not develop overnight and that change will take time. This information was reported by CWB Chicago.
An Ordinance to Discourage Associating with Criminal Activities
The article discusses a new ordinance that aims to discourage people from associating with and glorifying individuals involved in criminal activities, particularly shooters and those who wear ski masks. The ordinance, proposed by Atkins, urges people to stop glorifying these individuals and to avoid adopting their lifestyle. Atkins argues that when people from this lifestyle mix with regular citizens, it puts everyone's safety at risk.
The Issue of "Switches" and Increased Gun Violence
The article discusses the issue of "switches" that can turn semi-automatic handguns into effectively automatic-firing weapons. The use of these switches has raised concerns about increased gun violence. The article quotes Atkins, who argues that if people are aware of the higher risk of being shot by an unknown and unprovoked assailant after a certain hour, they may be less likely to be out and about and more proactive in supervising their children. Atkins emphasizes that gun violence affects people of all ages, including 5-year-olds, 14-year-olds, pregnant women, and fathers, and calls for action to prevent such incidents.
Positive Feedback and Support for the Ordinance
The author of this statement claims to have received mostly positive feedback from active gang members regarding a certain ordinance. They also mention that a few gang members have even shared the ordinance on their social media platforms. The author believes that if more media, government officials, and community residents support and believe in the ordinance, it is more likely that the general public will also align with it.