Column: Chicago top cop’s inconvenient truth: Fathers in gang life bear responsibility when their kids get hurt

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass

With violence rising in Chicago, as children like 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams are gunned down in street gang wars and as reporters complained he had stayed away from the media, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown held a news conference last week, one year on the job.

He was frank and direct. The most important thing he said about targeted fathers and their children who are killed or injured — that the fathers bear responsibility — was largely downplayed by the media.