Crime Lab Silencing the Guns: Focus Tight on Those Driving the Violence
Chicago Sun-Times / February 24, 2017
By Evelyn Diaz and Arne Duncan
Chicago is collectively failing.
In the face of unrelenting gun violence in communities across our city, none of us is doing enough. That includes foundation and civic leaders, the private sector, government, faith leaders and the citizens of Chicago.
Chicago recorded 764 gun homicides in 2016. Thus far in 2017, we have seen almost 100 additional tragic deaths as of Friday. We must come together now to prevent this continued violence.