Hundreds of guards help escort Chicago kids across gang boundaries to new schools

  • Article by: DON BABWIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 3:30 PM

CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watchful eye of police officers and newly hired safety guards there to provide protection as the kids crossed unfamiliar streets — many of them gang boundaries.

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patasticAug. 26, 13 2:07 PM

"But the answers for blacks today are not in Washington. They are in black homes, black schools, black hearts, and black minds. We need today a Personal Responsibility Movement. If it had gotten started after the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, instead of turning to government for programs, blacks would be in far better shape today."- Star Parker

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