When a city has seven killings in two days, including the death of a 7-year-old boy, something is systemically wrong.
That’s what Chicago’s police chief said after a spate of bloodshed that tormented the city over the weekend.
“We need to repair a broken system,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters Sunday. “Criminals don’t feel the repercussions of the justice system.”
Take, for example, the death of 7-year-old Amari Brown. McCarthy said the boy was the unintended victim of bullet meant for his father, a ranking gang member.
The system failed Amari, the police chief said. Amari’s father, who has been arrested 45 times and has a lengthy criminal record, should not have been on the streets, McCarthy said.
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