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Chicago Violence

Chief Keef Hits the North Shore: Two Chicago Perspectives

Sheila Quirke | Posted 04.10.2014 | Chicago
Sheila Quirke

Last year, Englewood's very own, Interscope Records recording artist Chief Keef, moved to the north suburban enclave of Northfield. Apparently, he's been nothing but trouble ever since.

Chicago's Controversial New Police Program Prompts Fears Of Racial Profiling

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

A controversial new policing strategy being touted by Chicago's top cop for helping reduce gang violence is raising questions over its possible racist...

How Anti-Gang Efforts Are Impacting Chicago Violence

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs sunk to perhaps its lowest point when Michelle Obama came home for the...

What Black Boys in Chicago Can Learn from Shani Davis

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Kelsey Minor

With the Winter Olympics about to kick off in Sochi, I came across Chicago native Shani Davis and I thought what an honest and perfect example to boys of color in a city so hampered down by violence.

LOOK: Vice's 8-Part 'Chiraq' Series Debuts

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As Chicago's violence grabs headlines and its hip-hop scene grabs airplay, the intersection of rap, politics and crime is the focus of yet another doc...

Why Fox News Lost Interest in Chicago Murders (Hint: Crime Rate Is Way Down)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

For years, Obama's critics have wanted to use Chicago as the centerpiece for a debate about guns and crime in America. With its crime and murder rate down dramatically, do O'Reilly, Drudge and Malkin still want to have that debate? Their silence suggests the answer is no.

Joseph Erbentraut

LOOK: New Book Will Document The Toll Of Youth Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

For seven years, Chicago-based photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz has dutifully documented the faces of youth violence in Chicago and other U.S. cities ...

FBI To Look For New Ways To Reduce Violence In Chicago

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.03.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The new head of Chicago's FBI office said Monday he'll look for ways his agents can do more to help stem homicide rates and other vio...

WATCH: Confronting Chicago's Gang Violence Epidemic

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2013, nearly 2,000 people in Chicago were shot and 329 were killed. While those numbers are lower than 2012, the threat of gang violence remains a ...

A Skewed System of Checks and Balances

Angela Caputo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Angela Caputo

In Cook County and Chicago, the checks-and-balance system is skewed. As a result, thousands of people sit in the county jail each year on charges that most likely wouldn't warrant incarceration even if they were found guilty.

When Guns Do Kill People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.

Guns and Roses

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

Just because viruses are hard to battle, that does not mean that we should stop our efforts to find cures or at least new treatments that help to heal the illness of gun violence.

Study Finds Link Between Liquor Stores And Gun Violence

Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices

The city of Chicago has been plagued by horrific incidences of gun violence, as more and more lives have been claimed, particularly in the city's sout...

'Chi Raq' Documentary Examines Shooters, Survivors Of City Violence

Posted 09.12.2013 | Chicago

As Chicago's violence problem is simultaneously ignored and examined, one London-based filmmaker turned his lens on people most affected by it living ...

The Security Paradox: How Security Does Not Lead to Safety for our Youth

Eli Williamson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Eli Williamson

While both pro-gun and anti-violence supporters have spent millions of dollars to either arm or disarm people, the resources that have been dedicated to equip at-risk youth with opportunities, skills, and academic support are woefully ignored year after year.

A Way Forward on Preventing Gun Violence

Tom Dart | Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago
Tom Dart

The fact is that the initial sale of a gun is almost always legal. It's at the point where the owner faces criminal charges or mental challenges that the issue of legality gets muddled.

Russell Simmons' Art for Life

Zondra Hughes | Posted 10.05.2013 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

What if more of us would open our eyes to the importance of quality art programs in our public schools? I know I have, and therein lies the genius of philanthropist Russell Simmons' aptly named charity.

Brennan Williams

Chaka Khan Boycotts Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

Following a brief hiatus last month for vocal rest, Chaka Khan has fully resumed her performance obligations and is set to appear in her hometown of C...

5 Killed, 16 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Citywide

Posted 07.15.2013 | Chicago

Updated story At least 21 people were wounded, five of them fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago through Monday morning, just a week after comm...

Joseph Erbentraut

'It's All Inspired By Hadiya's Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.12.2013 | Chicago

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

Gun Violence Wounds Dozens Over Long Holiday Weekend

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend have left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two...

Life-Altering Injuries Part Of The Untold Story Of Gun Violence

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, June 29 (Reuters) - Miles Turner V, 18, was shot at least five times on a Chicago sidewalk last October. D...

'My Mom Turned Around, And This Guy Put A Gun To Her Stomach'

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

2 Teens Among 7 Injured In Overnight Shootings

Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

Just hours before the official start of summer, seven people — including two teenagers — were injured in shootings around Chicago Thursday night. ...

'When You Hear The Gunshots, You Shake A Little Bit'

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. These are two teens' st...