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Exploitation of Inner-City Youth

Exploitation of Inner-City Youth

Child exploitation refers to the act of using children for personal gratification. With exploitation, there is a financial, sexual, and social reward. Many youths become subjects of exploitation by either family members, teachers/mentors, or strangers. Examples of child abuse and manipulation include using children for cheap labor, child pornography or for personal gratification. According to […]

Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are a class of drugs that come in different forms including prescription and synthetic forms. Opioids are addictive as they initially start out as painkillers for those who need them. Over time, users begin to become dependent upon the drug and begin to abuse it. The prescription form of […]

Chicago a Deeper Look

Chicago a Deeper Look

Since Chicago was incorporated 182 years ago, the city developed its reputation for criminal activity. However, the city has a colorful history and is the location of many firsts. Chicago was established as a town in 1833 shortly after the Black Hawk War ended. Within four years the population grew to over 4,000 people. In […]

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to Six Years for the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to Six Years for the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

After being convicted for second-degree murder, former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke receives a sentence of six years and nine months in prison, according to Vox on Jan. 18, 2019. He was found guilty in October 2018 for the killing of Laquan McDonald in 2014. He could be released from prison before serving the […]

ATF Agent Shot in South Side Chicago in the Back of the Yards

ATF Agent Shot in South Side Chicago in the Back of the Yards

An ATF agent was injured in the face early Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Back of the Yards of Chicago. This was the fourth law officer injured in the last year in a territory on the South Side where opposing gangs have been ramping up their firepower. Both federal and local law authorities were investigating as part of Chicago’s task force; comprised […]

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