Strong-arm Robbery

At 12:30 a.m., a female Roosevelt University student was robbed of her iPhone in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to Central District police.

(Full story here.)

This is the kind of event that troubles me.  No camera is going to stop this.  And let’s be honest, it’s just not practicable to say that “no one should ever walk alone.”  The only solution is more police on the street and locking up the criminals.

We need more police, a real State’s Attorney who will take crime seriously, and judges who give out long sentences.