Dear Paul B Faithful-
This is the most important letter you will ever read. I am using the popularity of The Cardinal media and Ask Paul B to make as many locals as possible aware of a situation that is clearly out of hand, right here in Chicago. We are killing each other at a rate about twice the rate of last year? Most of these murdered people are quite young, and I just have to reach out to you for help. If this reaches one person who may think twice about pulling the trigger, then perhaps I can save a life.
Through May 13, 2012 there have been 185 homicides in Chicago,
compared to 116 for the same period in 2011.
— Chicago Police Department
There are so many people being shot, that you can’t avoid reading or hearing about it on a daily basis! What on earth has happened to our civilization? I am saddened when anyone is murdered, and I can’t understand why we don’t stop and think about the harm and life-changing decisions when guns are being carried like gum in our pockets. When a gun is present, there is one great chance that lives will be forever changed, and in fact ended. Do the parents of these weapon carrying individuals allow this? Are they in touch with their kids? Is a neighbor watching these people standing idly by while shots are fired or now willing to prevent such heinous acts of violence? Stop and think how you, as a Chicagoan, can help save a life, or speak to a group or even one person that could be in the line of fire. Please, if we all chip in and try to make our city a safer place, perhaps many dozens of lives can be saved. Please, just stop and think how you can contribute in any way, even by composing a poem or by posting a flyer about gun violence..Thank you all.
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