I'd be really curious to have that map annotated with the reasons for the fragmentation of 'territory'. The Conservative Vice Lords have these slivers everywhere but no large contiguous zones, and it makes no sense unless there's a story like they used to have huge amounts of territory, but the survivors got older and now they just have their little warlord set of blocks but don't really bother anyone.
Yes - the Conservatory is in a very violent part of America - but I recently took my little human to that park, on the train and then the restaurant, on foot. I live in a western suburb, and will tell you the truth - visiting that park evokes a hysterical and fearful reaction from many here, only the shame remains unspoken. The likelihood of a tourist getting killed is vanishingly small, because the violence in that community is directed inward. There is very little crime around the park.
As for that shooting- it was a mile away from the Conservatory, which always has a number of police making themselves very visible to those visiting from the suburbs, putting it out in the hinterlands of west Chicago. It's not just the girls going to school, it's the boy stopping at the convenience store for a snack, its the couple of trans-gendered folks, the guy running the pizza shop.....
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