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An analysis of city data finds disparities in how the police pursue criminal offenses between white and non-white neighborhoods. “They’ll get a person for marijuana before they’ll get a person for murder.”
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The perpetrator’s handgun was assembled from parts available for purchase without a background check.
After an international manhunt, Wilson pleaded guilty to a felony in Texas court. But the particulars of his deal left him in a legal gray area that allows him to own and work with firearms.
In a filing, Ackerman McQueen had suggested that testimony by the NRA leader contradicted the gun group’s legal claims.
Advocates believe the city is primed for a more effective approach to shootings. Now, they are waiting to see whether the new administration will deliver.
“The need for protection still exists, whether you can legally carry or not,” says one expert.
The city has made strides in treating the invisible scars that shootings leave, but big shortfalls remain. “While Chicago may be doing pretty well, it’s relative to a nation that isn’t adequately addressing the mental health of children.”