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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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Letter to
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City of Chicago
Governor Patrick Quinn
and 3 others
Illinois State House
Illinois State Senate
Illinois Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Chicago Against Violence.

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Create a concrete plan to prevent, lower, and stop violence in Chicago.

As of an article written on June 16th, 2012, Chicago homicides from 2012 alone had surpassed the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. As the summer continued, the merciless killings did as well. The city continues to speak on how deeply sorry they are when another member of Chicago youth passes away, and I'm sure they honestly do mean that. However, the deaths continue to happen at an alarming rate and we still have no solid plan as to how to stop this. Something needs to be done to save the current generation of Chicago's teens and create an example for generations to come that this kind of violence won't 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, more police officers in designated neighborhoods that need it the most, or something else...any sort of change is better than none. Spread the word about the seriousness 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://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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Sincerely,