Chicago is plagued with violence and thuggery. Thugs were a plague to the British Empire. The Thug Behram Cult* ultimately was dealt with, but not via community outreach, Ceasfire, Peoples Law Office and Jon Loevy Venture Capital for Convicted Thugs, funded Federal Mandates, or Free T-Shirts.
The British attempted many such programs in colonial India.
*Thug Behram (ca 1765–1840) of the Thuggee cult in India, was one of the world's most prolific killers. He may have murdered up to 931 victims by strangulation between 1790–1840 with the ceremonial cloth (or rumal, which in Hindi means handkerchief), used by his cult. Behram was executed in 1840 by hanging.