No More Kid Stuff

Is murder now child's play? Two boys, ages seven and eight, are charged in the death of an 11-year-old girl

In the heat of summer, amid the steady thump of rap music, the folks on South Parnell Avenue like to sit on their stoops nursing cans of Old Milwaukee and watching the cars go by. There's not a whole lot else to do on Parnell, a dead-end street tucked away in the blighted neighborhood of Englewood on Chicago's South Side--especially when you're out of work and out of patience trying to find it. So residents spend their time sitting outside and getting the lay of the land by scoping out passing cars. They see somebody in an old clunker and know...

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