Editorial: What isn’t working to reduce crime in Chicago — and what could

Posted on AllSides July 12th, 2020
From The Center

Rules of engagement are never static. They change alongside the changing circumstances of parties enmeshed in conflict. It’s true of countries, of politicians — and in Chicago, it defines the arc of gangs and gun violence.

The days of supergangs framed by rigid hierarchies and sweeping turf wars are long gone. That’s been well-documented. So has the fragmentation of gangs into block-by-block cliques, driven more into violence by a perceived slight or a glowering stare — even from one of their own — than by a gang leader’s demand.

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