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Before my wife-to-be left her native Norway in the late 1970s to earn a master’s degree at Billy Graham’s alma mater, Wheaton, a friend of hers gave a gift – a knife. He said she’ll need it for protection – after all she was going to Chicago. Thankfully, she’s never needed it.
Chicago has had a violent reputation at least since the days of Al Capone. When I grew up in the Chicago area, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was one of the worst episodes in a violent city.
Yet most of the victims in the first Valentine’s Day Massacre were members of a rival gang. This was Prohibition gang warfare writ large.
In the recent St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in the Ft. Lauderdale area, there were 10 more victims than in the famous shooting of 1929. And they weren’t rival gang…
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