The City of Chicago is experiencing a wave of violent mob attacks in the downtown area. It has been a regular occurrence in the lower-income neighborhoods for years. But it is amazing to see how it becomes a priority now that it is happening in “better neighborhoods”. While it is a terrible issue and they need to crack down on it quickly in the loop, the “flash mob” situation should be fixed everywhere. I’m sure police are trying hard to get it done, but they probably need support.
If the city does not halt this incredibly violent behavior quickly, we could find ourselves in the same position as Mexico. This is probably the way it started there, first a beating then a shooting, and finally a killing. The violent drug dealers have been out-of-control in Mexico for years, with no plan yet in place to prevent the killings and brutal attacks. Although we know a “flash mob” is not nearly as dangerous as the many beheadings and kidnappings happening in Mexico now, if you don’t nip it immediately, that’s when it gets out of hand.
Let’s hope they find a way to end this violence soon, because we definitely don’t want thugs taking over our city. It looks like our new Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his second tough task to complete. First cut the staggering deficit, then eliminate this crime wave. Or better yet, get them done simultaneously and the city will embrace you much sooner for sure.
But a small bit of advice for Mayor Emanuel, you may not want to lay off anymore police, this may not be the right time. Huge shout-out to our Chicago Police Officers, who risk their lives every day.