The recent spate of gun violence which took place in Chicago over the weekend, taking the life of Rashad Pratt and injuring four teens, underscores the need for politicians to get involved and do something about it. I and others in the non-violence movement have been creating awareness of the effects violence has on the family and the community as a whole. The problem has now escalated to unprecedented levels, where failing divine intervention, we now need politicians to step in.
Why politicians? You may very well ask that question. Politicians are needed as they have reduced spending in areas of public safety (police officers, firemen) and education due to stringent budget cuts. The citizens in those areas are now paying the price for what some politician or groups of civil leaders came together and decided that was the answer to their budgetary dilema. The truth is wherever there is policing, there is reduced violence. take the police off the streets and mayhem and violence reigns. Just as in war, we need boots on the ground to win, we need police boots, radios, patrols, on the ground to reduce violent activity.
Failure to do this will result in anarchy in the society. We have got to stop the violence.