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There is no secret that Chicago is one of the most violent cities in the nation, if not the most violent city. They also have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Some city and county officials have discussed using the National Guard to help with the violence and one of them has even suggested asking for UN peace keeping forces to help.

In an effort to help stop some of the city’s violence, the five professional sports teams have joined together in donating $1 million to be used by the city in hopes it will help reduce the violence, as if that’s really going to help make a difference.

(Chicago Sun Times) – Chicago’s five major professional sports teams announced Wednesday that they will donate a combined $1 million to help reduce the rampant gun violence here.

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The owners of the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox partnered with the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which evaluates crime-reduction strategies.

The $1 million donation will be spent three ways: the youth-therapy program Choose 2 Change; analyst training for technology centers in Chicago Police stations; and the U of C crime lab.

Choose 2 Change teaches young people to avoid situations where violence is likely. Since 2015, about 400 kids have gone through the five-month program in Englewood.

“We are all deeply saddened every day when we read a new headline about shootings and violence in Chicago,” Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, said in a prepared statement…

It’s sad to see so much money and effort being wasted on programs that will not address the real reason for the violence – a society that turned away from God, the Bible, Christianity and Jesus, and until we as a people take to our knees, pray, repent and return to Him, who once blessed our nation, the violence will never go away.

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