City of Chicago kicks off new anti-violence crusade

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Chicago on Friday for hundreds of anti-violence events, all part of a new anti-violence campaign.

The Mayor’s office says two hundred events were held, from rallies, to church-sponsored marches and prayer vigils and block club parties.

They were all part of the new “A Summer of Faith and Violence” campaign, trying to get people to put down guns and make the city’s streets safer.

Mayor Emanuel attended three of the events Friday.

More events will be held throughout the holiday weekend.

Emanuel is encouraging everyone to take part in the events.

“I want the whole city to speak with one voice this weekend: Put the guns down. These streets belong to our children. They belong to our families,” he said.

For the first time in perhaps months, there were no shootings in the city for more than 24 hours.  News Affairs confirms the last shooting in Chicago was Thursday, May 22nd, at 10 p.m.


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  • Mike Payne

    The "Problem" causing all this mayhem is L A C K of J O B S……

    There IS a way to create THOUSANDS of JOBS — But Y O U R "Elected Officals" aren't into it — and the Media don't want to piss those "Elected Officials" off by covering it.

    You gets what you pay for Folks……..

    • TheSearchForTruth

      the problem is it is illegal in illinois to disipline your children. spanking is illegal, and parents are afraid to, out of fear of having CPS getting involved.

      i was 6 when i got my first shotgun as a birthday present. now i'm 25 and am a college educated gun loving girl who has no intention of ever harming another person.

      now, break into my house and you wont be leaving, i promise you that.

  • TLSparkle

    why not enforce the laws on the books already? why must they target law abiding citizens with their bullshit "common sense gun laws"

    i'm both a FOID holder and Concealed Carry holder, and my guns have not harmed anyone, and will not harm anyone who isn't threatening my life, or my family's life.

    banning guns is just as effective as banning drugs…… but they still roam the streets as well.