How the coronavirus and Chicago’s gun violence are related

A key link between violence and the coronavirus are large numbers of alienated young people on Chicago’s South and West Side, write the authors. Getty/Chicago Sun-Times

Roberto Aspholm and John Hagedorn, two of the co-authors of the GCI report “The Fracturing of Gangs and Violence in Chicago: A Research-Based Reorientation of Violence Prevention and Intervention Policy” wrote an opinion piece for the Chicago Sun-Times on the relationship between COVID-19 and Chicago’s gun violence. Race and poverty are some of the factors they attribute to the disparate impacts on communities.

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