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LTC Stephen F.
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Chicago, ILL is on the list of cities I have no desire to visit ever lobe live there LTC (Join to see). The Mayor Daley political machine may no longer be in charge; but, it certainly seems that corruption dies a hard death in Chicago.
For a city which outlaws guns it is certainly ironic that so many are killed or wounder by guns.
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DRUGS... don't need to say more...
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Col Dona  Marie Iversen
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The problem is wider and deeper then guns and gangs. Many of the kids that join gangs come from one parent homes, abusive homes, dysfunctional families and poor neighbors. They see gangs as a 'stable constant family'~ 'they belong'. I know my comment sounds like an oxymoron. But, I conducted research on gangs in college and as an RN to see what drove these kids to a life of violence , drugs and crime. They are bored (most are dropouts) have so much pent up hate and anger, they feel this is their only 'out'. Sad but true! I have met with several gang bangers, they know their lifestyle is wrong, bad and has a no win ending . With much coaching, tough love, support and supervision, some do turn around.
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Col Dona  Marie Iversen
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Col Dona Marie Iversen - and the culture of no fathers, high unemployment, peer pressure from those who consider success a sellout and the crabs in a bucket mentality. My Wife is Native Canadian and her whole generation and before exploits welfare, corruption and the reserve/reservation level. Its a culture of disempowerment, addictions, high suicide rate and rascism among the tribal people and also white Canadians who assume they will lie cheat and steal. She married outside her race to get away from all of this.

Look for the hispanic looking woman next to the twin-engine fighter plane in this RP post to read how Natives and the poor in Chicago copy each other almost to the tee.
https://www.rallypoint.com/shared-links/10-dark-secrets-australia-doesn-t-want-you-to-know-wake-up-world?urlhash=1864740
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I believe you are 100% correct in everything you say. The question is how to fix children not having parents that install good values in them. Some would say “Have the schools do it”. To some degree they are already trying to. There is some good and much bad in the school approach. Why? Because whose values are they installing? The governments.
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School administrations have become too PC, for example no Pledge of Allegience, no National Anthem, not allowed to instill morals and values or disciplining the kids due to PC reprisial...
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