reflections on faith and justice from an urban minister's perspective
Monday, July 10, 2006
Violence rising in our neighborhood
Yesterday's Chicago Tribune reported that our police district has recorded more murders (19) and nonfatal shootings (73) in the frist half of the year, than any other district in the city. We border the Eisenhower expressway which makes it accessible for drug purchases from the suburbs, we have high numbers of reentries from prison and jobs are not available. Again, the need for our employment center and shelter for men in East Garfield Park is verified.