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  • Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?

     Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?
    The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far less rare?
  • After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?

    After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?
    On the last day of the annual NAACP convention last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton stepped to the mic. "We cannot have our sons' and daughters' lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them, follow them and kill them — and say it's in self-...

    Another name, another face on a sad, horrifying list

     
    Hadiya Pendleton's name now joins those of Ana Mateo Dantrell Davis, Laketa Crosby, Joseph Wallace, Eric Morse, Laquanda Edwards and Toya "Girl X" Currie on the roster our best-known young victims of urban violence. Each story more sickening, sad and...

    Hadiya Pendleton: An exceptional victim of an everyday crime

     
    (Wednesday's print column) Now that two suspects have been charged in the slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, our focus turns from the extraordinary qualities of her life to the ordinary qualities of her death. Hadiya, 15, was mourned at her funeral...

    There's a core of substance in Mark Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

     
    Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he...