The Moment

10|28|08: Chicago

We usually turn away from scenes like the one in Englewood, a fabled slum on the South Side of Chicago. On 70th Street and South Yale Avenue, a grandmother lay dead by the front door of her house; her adult son had been killed moments before by a shot through the kitchen window; her 7-year-old grandson was missing, his bullet-riddled body later recovered in an abandoned car. The boy's stepfather, on parole after years in prison for attempted murder and carjacking, has been taken in for questioning. "Because I chose to do what was natural to me and love someone," the...

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