Gangs causing anarchy

By: Yvette Delatorre

“What About Gangs, Mr. President?”

Everyone in Chicago knows by now of the tragedy that likely prompted President Barack Obama's visit to the city Friday: the killing of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton in a park last month.

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  • In Chicago alone, more than 270 children have been killed since 2007.
  • The president will imply his proposed ban on "military-style" weapons, along with expanded background checks, will help curb the violence here in the murder capital of the United States.
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“As Gang Warfare Escalates in Chicago, Can Facebook Be a Help?”

  1. ‘At least 6 of the 10 homicides in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend are linked to gangs, police say. City officials on Tuesday laid out a strategy that includes tracking known gang members on Facebook and Twitter.’


“Chicago Gang Kingpins Vanishing”

  • ‘In a city where legendary street gang leaders Jeff Fort and Larry Hoover took their place beside Al Capone in the local criminal hall of fame, the powerful Chicago gang kingpin is looking more and more like an endangered species.’
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Citations

Gingrich, Newt. "What About Gangs, Mr. President?." Chicago Tribune. 14 Feb. 2013: 23. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 04 Sep. 2014.


"3 killed in Chicago weekend violence." CNN Wire 13 July 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 4 Sept. 2014.


"Blame weak gun laws for holiday violence, Chicago's top cop says." CNN Wire 7 July 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 4 Sept. 2014.


Guarino, Mark. "As Gang Warfare Escalates in Chicago, Can Facebook Be a Help?." Christian Science Monitor. 30 May 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 Sep. 2014.


Marx, Gary, and Jeff Coen. "Chicago Gang Kingpins Vanishing." Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL). Dec. 16 2007: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 Sep. 2014.


IMAGES

“Al Capone.” The Prisoners of Alcatraz. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Sep 2014.

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Street Gang. Digital image. Indentity Change [Blog]. N.p., 22 Nov. 2012. Web.