Urban violence not always done by urban residents

Op-ed author: Chicago mob attacks in recent weeks show suburbanites to blame, dangers of assuming 'thugs' are the cause


By Mary Mitchell
Chicago Sun-Times (Commentary)

CHICAGO — Urban youth are often blamed for the mayhem that has helped give Chicago a reputation for being a beautiful but violent city.

But as evidenced by at least one of the mob attacks that occurred as hundreds left the Blues Festival at Grant Park this weekend, sometimes the culprits aren't city-dwellers.

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