Every once in a while I have a post about neighbors being shocked that crime can happen in their neighborhood. But you would think the citizens of Chicago would know that they live in a really crime-filled locale. They don’t. Supermarket In Chicago Cop Neighborhood Robbed At Gunpoint « CBS Chicago
Edison Park is home to several Chicago police officers and a grocery store called Happy Foods.
“You would have never thought it would have happened here,” Leticia Alvarez, a store employee, says of the incident that occurred Friday afternoon.
Let me get this straight. You live in what is arguably the MOST DANGEROUS CITY in America, and you are surprised to discover that you live in an area with crime. That is denial of astronomical proportions.
If you are reading this, you live in the Real World™, and in the Real World, you can be the victim of crime. Crime is not something that happens to “other kinds of people,” in “other kinds of places.” That is true no matter where you live. But you would think that the good citizens of Chicago would know that. They don’t.
Alvarez was bagging groceries.
“I was in shock at first. I couldn’t believe it. It just hit me — ‘Oh, my god, we just got robbed,’” she says