Chicago DJs rally for peace

Three competing local morning radio personalities gathered together yesterday to rally for peace on Chicago’s streets.

Organized by Father Michael Pflager, Soul 106.3’s Tom Joyner, WGCI’s Tony Sculfield, and Power 92’s Trey held a rally at Daley Plaza, urging an end to the violence that has plagued Chicago’s (and even some suburbs‘) streets this year.

Even though serious crimes have dropped this year, some areas – notably the 4th, 6th, and 8th police districts on the South Side have seen a huge surge in murders and other crimes over the last few years.

Even though Chicago’s murder rate is high compared to other large American cities, it isn’t the murder capital by a long shot – that dishonor belongs to New Orleans (on a per capita basis), followed by St. Louis.