The United Center
Broad shoulders and architecture and food mask the horror that is Chicago for too many. The gun debate is framed around school shootings but those are minuscule compared to the war zone that is Poor Chicago. It is routine that dozens die every weekend and it warrants no more than 30 seconds on the local news. This isn’t normal. In many parts of the country, well meaning and earnest people will remember the one or two murders per year. Sioux Falls will have collectively vague memories of the time “that Indian got drunk.” Chicago has people shooting babies and the babies shooting back.
This won’t change any time soon. You can ban all the guns in the world, the South Side of Chicago will be one of the last holdouts. Some sociologist can explain why this is, how to stop it, or whatever, but it is real. Maybe it isn’t your fault, or my fault, or anyone’s fault, and maybe they’re all responsible for their own stuff, maybe, but it’s still real. It’s still real people getting punctured with tiny ball bearing like dynamite capsules.
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- Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
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- Heavyweight Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha
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- Featherweight Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige