(Rogers Park) - On April 7, at 10:00 p.m., a group of about 30 residents met at Morse & Ashland for an evening walk around the neighborhood. Flanked by CeaseFire and the Chicago Police, the group march east on Morse to Wayne. There were couples, there were singles. Some walked with dogs, some carried flashlights.
Hat tip to all those who did show up.
The big question is why so little people cared to join in the symbolic march for peace in the community?
30 people and a couple dogs is nothing.
Was it the fact that the positive loiterers were on the down low - and no one knew?
I find that hard to believe seeing it was mentioned a few times on Everyblock by a bunch of concerned net-neighbors.
Plus, the Alderman had it posted on his webpage and posted it on Everyblock for all those so-called neighbors to see.
I know a quite a few of the commenters on Everyblock didn't show up. A few did. But what about the others? We're they too busy hiding safely behind their computer monitor, complaining what we should do about the crime in the neighborhood? Judging from some of the time-stamps from those commenters in question on the Everyblock site this morning, apparently they were. They were busy fixing the community from their armchair.
Like I said, big props to the small group of 30 who did show up. I know those 30 are trying to make a difference. Maybe the rest of the armchair quarterbacks on Everyblock will join in after the next person is shot and killed? But I highly doubt it.