Sunday, May 8, 2016

““Chicago has become a breeding ground for crime. Officers...

""Chicago has become a breeding ground for crime. Officers have even flat-out told me they don't go into certain areas because they are too violent. If I go to the South or West Side for hockey games or football games or a concert, I make sure I'm with a larger group." — Jamie Parent, 25, lives in Jefferson Park, on Chicago's Northwest Side

The split between Chicago's neighborhoods can feel like a gulf. A @nytimes poll found that residents are divided by race, class and neighborhood. Only on the North Side do a majority of people say it's very likely for a typical young person to graduate from high school. On the West Side, just 3 in 10 think so. But Chicagoans are more united in viewing crime and violence as the most pressing issues facing the city. Overall, the survey shows how difficult it will be to win the trust of a divided city as it faces some of the most fraught issues facing urban America today. This #nytweekender, we're sharing portraits from #Chicago by @alyssaschukar." By nytimes on Instagram.

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