Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 27 children shot in Chicago. But no pics going viral.

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 27 children shot in Chicago. But no pics going viral.:

27 children shot in Chicago. But no pics going viral.

Photo of Syrian child, victim of bombings, has gone viral. 
The number of Chicago shooting victims this year is approaching 2,700 after 57 were shot over the weekend. Twenty-seven of the victims have been children, all of them children of color. Since the beginning of June, Chicago has averaged about one child shot each week. So far, no iconic photos of any of them to capture hearts and minds. Why not? 

CTU members are marching out in the rain this morning, ahead of school board meeting where the district's $5.4 billion budget will be voted on.



The proposed budget, with massive program cuts, is laden with property tax increases and largely reliant on heavy borrowing against future property tax revenue, as opposed to taxing the wealthy or finding other new sources of revenue.

All this while Gov. Rauner continues to hold the state's school budget hostage.

Also protesting is Access Living, a disability rights group, upset about the new way the Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 27 children shot in Chicago. But no pics going viral.:

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