Does everything the city does have to be marketed as a response to crime?
A new farmers market on the Southwest Side will not stop crime there. But it is one way to help neighbors meet each other, and we know that breaking down anonymity is one way to reduce crime.
What follows is a few paragraphs about how the city has dealt with crime, including adding new cops, blah blah blah.
The post then concludes:
So those who want to make people believe that the entire City response to crime comes down to a small new farmers market know better than that.
What will work is working together. What will work is having the courage to try new things and keep trying. What will work is a comprehensive approach. And will work is a strong partnership between the community and the government that serves it.
Who are you responding to? (Crossing my fingers for David Blaska)