A July 8, 2012, article published by the Chicago Tribune states on Monday, city officials will release a hit list of stores, gas stations, and fast food restaurants that are so-called magnets for crime.
Officials hope the list will "shame" the business owners into addressing their alleged code violations and neighborhood-generated complaints.
The AM Dollar store at 6407 North Leavitt Street, in West Rogers Park, has been cited several times for selling loose cigarettes, said the Tribune. And under the city's latest crime-fighting initiative, AM Dollar may lose their license, which currently expires October 15, 2013.
But, if the powers that be are going to target every business that attracts criminals... does that mean the bars in Boystown and the shops on the Magnificent Mile are next?
Or, is this particular brand of "policing" reserved for smaller businesses that most people have never heard of?
The truth is, this is just another failed attempt to distract us from the real issues: the violent black mobs and the gangs that are destroying our beaches, neighborhoods, and our quality of life.
The last time I checked, none of the innocent victims who were beaten or robbed during one of Chicago's many flash mob attacks, were targeted because of loose cigarettes or code violations.
If you want to see the crime go down in this city... hire more cops, create stricter loitering laws, and give the law-abiding citizens the right to carry concealed weapons.