Old School Solutions for Today’s Problems
I appreciate that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is personally reaching out to the survivors after a young person is gunned down in the streets. But by then it’s too late to do anything besides point out that these young lives are being wasted.
After every youth homicide, the mayor renews his pledge to crack down on the shooters, and he gives the grieving a moment of comfort. But ultimately it is the adult guardians in these communities who are responsible for keeping young people safe from harm.