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OFA organizer Eileen Soderstrom welcomes the audience at Monday's Organizing for Action Day of Action against Gun Violence at the Chicago Temple 77 W. Washington St.
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Too bad they aren't bright enough to distinguish between GUN violence and gang violence. The problemRead More isn't firearms...its ILLEGAL firearms in the hands of prohibited persons. Gun control doesn't work...Chicago ranks DEAD LAST in Federal prosecutions under existing firearm laws. Thats a good place to start the changes.
Grumpy Old Man April 16, 2014 at 09:20 am
There will never be a resolution of violence until we stop using the idiotic term "gunRead More violence" or "gun victim." or excuse it on the basis that it somehow just represents the tragedy of persons killed by "guns." The violence is committed by people, in the majority by gang bangers out to protect their drug dealing (these murders far surpass the news media's favorite topic - multiple murders by a single man in a single incident such as Newton, Columbine, Fort Hood, etc.). It is easy to avoid placing responsibility on these gang bangers by implying that if it wasn't for the gun they wouldn't be killing anyone. Of course if there were no guns no one would be killed by a gun but there are, and restrictions on legal ownership are ineffective against gang bangers. They don't bother to comply with them. You never hear the term knife violence and it wasn't used in reporting on the recent school incident in Pennsylvania. Until the focus is on the gang bangers and others who commit crimes, until we stop rationalizing violence on the so called economic conditions (the vast majority of blacks and Hispanics are not gang bangers, do not run around shooting or knifing people and are themselves the most frequent victims of these attacks) we will never resolve the problem of violence or bring it under control.
sklogw April 17, 2014 at 03:59 pm
If parents taught their children how to humans and not animals, spent time with them, kept them outRead More of gangs, kept them in school and out of street life, I'm sure gun violence would lessen. Look within your four walls before you blame others.
Hannah Bambic, left, with Villalobos founder Tia Torres, her sister and her mother at an event in St. Charles where Hannah handed over the money she had raised at two lemonade stands.
Jordan S. Zoot December 16, 2013 at 12:35 am
Jennifer thanks for an article with a pleasant topic :) this is good.
HerbalSW December 16, 2013 at 06:22 pm
Thank you, Jordan and Jenny for bringing this positive event to the attention of Evanston'sRead More citizens... If you would like to make a donation to Hannah's cause and cannot attend tomorrow night's fundraiser, you can sign on to Paypal.com and send money to P4PandP@gmail.com. There is a small fee that is taken out. Everything else will go directly to Villa Lobos. If you would like acknowledgement, please provide information so we can send a thank you note to you. TIA Catherine Wood Hannah's mom
j December 16, 2013 at 07:06 pm
we should all go get some Pizza tomorrow. IT'S THE HOLIDAYS
Dajae Coleman and his mother, Tiffany Rice. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Rice.
shirley September 20, 2013 at 09:43 am
What a great way to honor Dajae's memory. Thank you, Ms. Rice, for the positive energy you'veRead More demonstrated in the wake of this horrible trajedy.
Marcia Watts Sagendorph June 5, 2013 at 01:39 pm
I am doing this! I have a strong family history of cancer (my mom and several aunts died of thisRead More disease far too young) so I want to do anything possible to help bring an end to it. They have evaluation locations all over so sign up and find your closest spot!
Sully July 19, 2012 at 08:38 pm
You may want to try investing in a brain, Mr. Shulte.
Richard Schulte July 19, 2012 at 09:07 pm
Sully, a brilliant comment. You're logic is just overwhelming. Raise taxes on tobacco, lessRead More tobacco use. Raise taxes on economic activity, get less economic activity. Lower taxes on economic activity, get more economic activity. Common sense. More economic activity helps everyone, even those in the construction industry, like Mr. Jones and Schulte. Hang in there Mr. Jones, President-elect Mitt will fix this economic mess between election day and inaguration day. It's easy-hell a stray cat could figure out what to do.
John July 20, 2012 at 03:21 am
While perhaps inappropriate, I'm forced to agree with Sully's premise. Sorry, Mr. Schulte. IRead More certainly don't agree with the his presentation of said premise. I'm no economist, and I won't claim to know anything about economics, but I do know argument and debate, and your argument hinges on a common logical fallacy called "equivocation". Equivocation is best summed up with the expression "if A = B and B = C, then A = C", and while this is true in mathematics, it isn't in dialectic. Your parallel between taxes on tobacco and the economy AND your parallel between a past political climate and one that you hope for both are prey to equivocation, and therefore cannot really be trusted. While your "common sense" argument might seem initially appealing and logical, things are rarely so simple. Also, great article, Emma. This is some very professional journalism you're doing.
Janice Cha July 21, 2012 at 06:15 pm
Checkers update: Very happy to report that CARE dog Checkers was adopted last week! :-) Thank you,Read More Patch, for sharing his info.
M July 5, 2012 at 03:50 am
This is irritating. I'm involved in the sex trade. I've never experienced violence of any kind. MostRead More of my friends, who are also in the sex trade, have never experienced violence of any kind. For Christs' sake, can we please distinguish between individuals forced or coerced into prostitution and minors in prostitution and consenting adults working in the sex trade?
Jennifer Fisher June 13, 2012 at 02:04 am
Folks, I just got an update from the Talking Farm saying the Birthday Bash is cancelled. "DueRead More to unforeseen circumstances, we are not able to hold our Birthday Bash on June 16th, but we will still have our Work Day planned. Help build and plant display beds in our demonstration garden."
Tea May 26, 2012 at 11:39 am
I must stop by real soon!!!
Frank May 26, 2012 at 02:58 pm
Susan, what a wonderful person you are! I will be by the cafe to spend my money to support what youRead More are doing!
Johanna Garsenstein May 30, 2012 at 04:56 pm
Ate at Curt's yesterday and it was lovely. Can't wait to go back and tell all my friends about it.
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