A 61-year-old woman was found unconscious inside a train in Chicago, with multiple bruises all over her body. She was taken to a hospital, where she later died. The police arrested a man who allegedly committed the brutal act while boarding public transportation. Vivian Morgan was found lying between the seats of the red line train near the Roosevelt station. She was surprised by two men who stole her belongings and hit and kicked her, leaving bruises, cuts, and fractures all over her body. She died after spending days brain dead in critical condition at Stronger Hospital.
The police began an investigation to find the suspects of the fatal attack. Through surveillance video, they discovered that Mijawon Johnson, 36, was one of the men who beat Vivian Morgan. Johnson was located and arrested when he boarded public transportation in West Chicago. He has a criminal history and was previously in jail for a few years. He is now charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault, according to court records. Prosecutors also charged him with violating a protective order for allegedly entering the residence of a woman from 27 years on New Year’s Eve.
In response to the violence in the city, the Chicago police and the city council presented two new tools to combat violence in the city. These tools will be available to provide support to two districts of the city, the seventh and the 11th, where more than a third of the murders that occurred in the city in 2016 were recorded. The first tool is ShotSpotter, an audio recognition technology that allows a more exact reading of where exactly a shooting is being recorded and how many shots were fired. The second strategy will be a police decision support center, in which they will combine intelligence work with the analysis of data from the University of Chicago crime laboratory.
The city of Chicago has gained notoriety as one of the most violent cities in the country in recent times. Last year Chicago recorded more than double the murders of Los Angeles and New York combined.
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