Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) revealed a four-step plan today aimed at reducing the levels of street violence in Chicago.
plan highlights the need for more police officers on the streets and
monitoring social media, common sense gun reform (Sawyer supports the proposal
by Mayor Rahm Emanuel today), more services for at-risk youth and more
cooperation between the Chicago Police Department and the community.
have no illusion that this will be easy, but this is the job for us as
elected officials to make our neighborhoods safe," said Sawyer in a
statement. "We have serious challenges, and legitimate budget hurdles,
but we must begin to make aggressive moves on all fronts for the
betterment of our city. Police, community groups, mentors and advocates
are all working hard, but there are tools that the government can give
to support this fight. And we must win this fight.”