How does Chicago’s violence compare to that of other US cities?
The Christian Science Monitor Mon, Aug 29 10:00 PM PDT
After decades of declining violence, Chicago is once again living a moment of crisis – not just of rising violence, but also a loss of public confidence in their police, and of police morale. Sixty-seven people were shot over the weekend, reported the Chicago Tribune on Monday, and 11 of the victims died. It’s an ignominious capstone to a tragic month: August has been the city’s most violent month since 1996, with 85 homicides. One of the weekend’s murders drew particular attention nationally: that of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Ms. Aldridge was shot as she took her baby for a walk in her South Side neighborhood, an African-American-majority neighborhood that, together with …