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The city of Chicago has witnessed a horrifying uptick in gun violence this past month. Forty-nine people were killed, while another 244 were wounded in the month of January alone. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police department Superintendent Eddie Johnson have unveiled a high-tech plan that they hope will reduce the number of shootings in the city. Image from: vxlaA disproportionate number of shootings occur in the impoverished neighborhoods of Chicago’s west and south sides. The idea is to focus on a small number of people who commit violent crimes in the places it most often occurs. The Chicago police department plan to increase the number of surveillance cameras in the neighborhoods as well... Read more...