Chicago Against Violence
  • Petitioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City of Chicago
Illinois Governor
Illinois State House
Illinois State Senate
Illinois
Gov. Patrick Quinn

Chicago Against Violence

    1. Eleni Tianis
    2. Petition by

      Eleni Tianis

      Chicago, IL

As of an article written on June 16th, 2012, Chicago homicides from January-June 2012 alone had surpassed the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan. As the summer continued, the merciless killings did as well. The city always replies in press statements that something will be done, and they express their sincerest apologies. I know they truly mean their apologies to the families and the people affected whenever there is an increase in violent events. However, the deaths have been escalating at an alarming rate, and we still have not implemented a plan for change. Something needs to be done to save the current generation of Chicago's teens, and create an example for generations to come that no violence will be tolerated. By creating this petition, my hopes are to raise awareness of how serious this issue is for the citizens of Chicago and make our government take action as fast as possible. Whether it's a new youth center or more police officers in designated neighborhoods that need it the most...any sort of change is better than none. Spread the word about the severity of violence in Chicago and suggest plans that the government could create to help our city. Thank you and stay safe. 
Below are some articles to check out that may help you understand why this petition needed to be created.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/crime-wave-50-chicago-police-dem-convention/story?id=17142595#.UEkg_UZ3Gy4  

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/us/rate-of-killings-rises-38-percent-in-chicago-in-12.html?pagewanted=all

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/05/29/emanuel-targets-stores-that-help-breed-gang-violence/

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/The-312/May-2012/Chicago-Crime-Shootings-Slightly-Up-Murders-Way-Up-What-Gives/

http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/09/chief-keef-lil-jojo

 

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    • Tim Feeley CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I live here.

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    • Chanel Chasanov NORTHBROOK, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to stop the violence in Chicago, it is becoming way too much.

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    • Michelle Yacu WHEELING, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I want friends and families to be safe.

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    • Rachael Pincsak KILDEER, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Violence is the worst way to die.

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    • Daney Ramirez CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Chicago is my home and no one wants this to happen in their own backyard.

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