(TheDailyHorn.com) – When young people go away to college, they expect they will learn, have fun, and prepare for the future. Tragically, for one student in crime-stricken Chicago, those dreams were torn apart in the most violent possible fashion.
Max Lewis, a 20-year-old University of Chicago student, was on his way home from an internship he landed at an investment firm when a bullet penetrated the window of his train, hitting him in the neck. On Tuesday, July 6, the young man died from his injuries.
Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, 100 people were shot and 18 died in Chicago. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown highlighted what police are doing to try to curb the violence. The city’s top officer canceled vacations over the weekend and put all 12,000 police officers on the street.
Unfortunately, even that didn’t seem to solve the problem. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the police are doing all they can to stop the violence. Some on the city council are growing weary and say that the violence in Chicago is normalized.
A local pastor stated that Chicago is out of control. Instead of blaming the politicians and police, however, he put it on the community. He said the police couldn’t do a thing to stop the violence. It starts and ends with individuals and their needs.
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