After the November 9 murder of recent University of Chicago graduate Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, the Chicago Thinker took to the streets to ask Hyde Park locals for their response to Tuesday’s bloodshed.
When asked whether they feel safe in Hyde Park, residents responded negatively. “I have grandchildren that I walk down 53rd [Street], and there was just an incident where there was a random shooting. I walk down that way everyday with my grandchildren!” one woman exclaimed. Resoundingly, residents lamented the increase in Chicago crime.
Hyde Park locals also called for increased law enforcement, challenging the rhetoric of leftist UChicago student groups like “CareNotCops” and “UChicago United,” who advocate to defund and abolish the University of Chicago Police Department.
“We need police! Are you kidding me? We need police!” the same Hyde Park resident exclaimed.
Reflecting on Chicago’s surging crime, a different woman suggestd “bringing in the National Guard.”
“They say ‘black lives matter.’ If they matter, when are we going to stop shooting and killing one another?” one man asked. “If black lives matter […] we’ve got to stand up for each other.”
Zheng was the third UChicago affiliate to be shot and killed this year, while additional shootings, armed robberies, carjackings, and other violent crimes continue to terrorize the broader Hyde Park community.
18-year-old Alton Spann has been arrested and charged with Zheng’s murder, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced Friday.
Let’s ask our law makers to write laws that require a 20 year sentence for any crime committed with a gun (No parole). Life in prison for any murder committed with a gun (no sentence reduction). This ,in my opinion, would be a deterrent to gun violence. I would be more likely to donate $5.00 toward more prisons than I would for presidential campaign donations on my tax return.
Let’s ask our law makers to write laws that require a 20 year sentence for any crime committed with a gun (No parole).”
The main problem John is that we, responsible, grown ups do not control the Chicago, Cook City criminal justice system. The lunatics are running the asylum.
Sometimes, reactionary Conservative types are right: the Star Wars Evil Emperor George Soros, the Soros Open Society Foundation, various hard core BLM, cult marxist elected North America’s worst District Attorny/State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Our top criminal judge Tim Evans (he wasn’t a bad Kenwood alderman) simply lets the worst car jackers, robbers, mass looters go. Kim Foxx’s office refused to prosecute open gang members who had a shootout resulting in murder – her reason was they were:
We’re not getting out of thisanarcho tyranny by writing some polite e-mals to our lawmakers.