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Should High Crime Lead to More Policing?

 
Crime scene tape is visible at the American Legion post in north Champaign after a shooting during the afternoon of July 2, 2021.

Crime scene tape is visible at the American Legion post in north Champaign after a shooting during the afternoon of July 2, 2021. Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

This Independence Day weekend 2021 was Chicago's most violent weekend on record this year.:

  • - 104 people shot
  • - 19 people killed
  • - 13 children wounded

Gun violence is on pace to be the highest it’s been since 2016. There were also mass shootings in Champaign and Peoria during the same weekend.

To hear more about how violence and policing are related, The 21st spoke to an Assistant Public Defender for Cook County, wroe the recent op-ed in Teen VogueRising Crime in Cities Like Chicago Should Not Lead to More Policing

Guests:

Takenya Nixon, Assistant Public Defender for Cook County

 

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