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Stop the indifference: Bring in the National Guard

What in the world is wrong with us in Chicago? How many lives must be lost before we mobilize to end the insane carnage in our streets? A thousand deaths a year? Two thousand?

A year ago, I unsuccessfully ran for Cook County state's attorney because I was fed up with our complacency toward gun violence. I told voters that elected officials, fearful that bold action would threaten their re-election, paid lip service to the problem and precious little else.

Sadly, nothing has changed.

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