This part! Whenever I see posts about stopping the violence in Chicago, I rarely hear a peep about the funds that were decreased or removed altogether from Ceasefire, who was actually doing it. I see it in Chicago publications, but random news programs and Fox News viewers rarely if ever mention this significantly important organization. Going down from 34 percent to 16 percent in violence should’ve been reason to keep them around forever. Once their funds were swiped out, violence got worse again. I’m definitely not trying to say everyone here is a church mouse. There are areas I’m more “aware” when I’m in them, but fear doesn’t immediately come to mind.

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