Tag Archives: Crime

Judgment v. Love

In Chicago, the murder rate is rising. In the thirty years that Brothers and Sisters of Love has been facing violence on the streets of Chicago I am amazed at how much Chicago has changed. Then I visit a victim’s … Continue reading

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Traitors.

“Why are you wearing that?!” The question was typical, but the tone of voice was not. “So you know we’re from the Church.” Brother Jim gave his usual response to the question asked of his blue-jean patchwork habit that stirred … Continue reading

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Values.

When we walked up to the front door, the family was waiting for us. “Did you hear what happened?” The tone of voice was deflated. Brother Jim and I braced ourselves for the news about one of our teenage friends. … Continue reading

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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo….

I’m not sure what exactly I had in mind when I entered the juvenile court that first time, but I was shocked by the utter chaos of what I witnessed. The waiting room consisted of three long wooden benches not … Continue reading

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Imprisoned.

“Everything out of your pockets! Jackets and belts off! No cell phones!” We comply to the barking orders from the officers as we line up in the cold outside Division V among the girlfriends, mothers, and small children of the … Continue reading

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Reality.

This past Saturday we witnessed a scene that has become all too familiar. The casket was opened for the viewing of a young man. Mourners were weeping in the front pews and holding one another for support. The family, with … Continue reading

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