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Chicago safe THEORY

so peaceful...

Photo:: Aryeh Goldsmith

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AND NOW the violence is 

 cITYWIDE 

looking back, chicago has seen

six decades
of
wartime levels
of violence since the 1960's





HUNDREDS OF billions spent
enormous efforts merely to reduce it


but no lasting reduction


and no end in sight

GANGS

DRUGS

youth

guns

police

today chicago grieves

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and pleads for solutions

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but what chicago gets is more

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fact is, most chicagoans are inured to violence


most of uS accept wartime levels of violence as


permanent


unalterable



unsolvable


even NATURAL  facts  of chicago life




"it's just a chicago thing..."

like brutal chicago winters

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so where can chicago go from here?

for decades savvy chicagoans have been saying,
"they could stop it if they wanted to"

But who are they?

in the industrial age

they were chicago's leaders

in the digital age
They are we
all of us!

so how can
all chicagoans
solve chicago's violence?
 

belatedly - four decades into the digital age . . .

CHICAGO can exit the
industrial age and enter the

DIGITAL AGE 

in the field of public safety.

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chicago CAN USE its

digital-age

public

communications

system

 

(its public, commercial

and social media)

TO connect its police,

pUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS,

citizens and leaders

to make chicago

BUT with all respect
                            is
not THE solution.

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it's BEEN part of the problem
because since the 1960's
violence reduction
has been a
COUNTERPRODUCTIVE
holdover from
chicago's bygone

 









industrial-age

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it has not only failed
(DISASTROUSLY)

to reduce violence,

it has backfired.


it's made CHICAGO
more violent.


and IT KEEPS CHICAGO
VIOLENT IN
THREE WAYS 

 

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so HERE'S a digital-age public safety strategy for chicago

call it

chicago safe

it expands the concept of public safety
to include
all of chicago's digital-age
public safety resources. . .

because in the digital-age,
publiC safety IS inherently a
 
                 

undertaking AND RESPONSIBILITY.



in the digital age, three
groups share responsibility
for public safety:

1. public safety
(police) (traditional)
2. public health
(medicine and sociology)
3. public communication
(city hall, media and the public)

 citywidE 

CHICAGO's TRADITIONAL public safety (POLICE)
and public health components are in PLACE

chicago's digital-age
public communication
component CAN WORK LIKE THIS

in 20 secondS:

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SPELLED OUT:

use interactive media

to give voice to the voiceless

to connect chicagoans and city hall

when chicago does this...

CHICAGO works

chicago makes itself safe

well ... sounds nice ...
but how to launch it?

there are TONS OF ways.

BUT WOULD YOU BELIEVE ONE

THAT STARTS WITH just



two chairs?

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