Society & Culture
Leid Stories--Chicago's Violent Chaos: Managed Self-Annihilation As Social Control?--08.21.18
Another grisly, violent weekend in Chicago--59 people shot, six fatalities, between Friday and Sunday night. It was the second weekend in a month that Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was outmatched by a level of gun violence a beefed-up police presence on the streets could not deter. The "tragic, senseless and cowardly" shootings, Johnson said, were carried out by many of "the same people" involved in the previous mass attacks.
Leid Stories contends that the shooting and killing sprees not only are mindless acts of violence, but ultimately will serve as templates for managed self-annihilation as a means of social control.
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