Editorial: Unpunished shooters given nothing to fear

There will be no solution until ordinary people, tired of washing blood stains off sidewalks, refuse to tolerate the violence


Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — We knew people shoot other people every day in Chicago. We did not fully appreciate how often they get away with it -- almost always.

This is the discouraging message of "59 Hours," a three-part Chicago Sun-Times series by reporters Mark Konkol and Frank Main that ends today (see Page 16). Not only are the numbers for shootings consistently high in Chicago, even by comparison with other big cities, but hardly anybody responsible is brought to justice, at least not in a court of law.

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