A South Side Subway in Chicago, IL. has actually taken safety to a higher level. Encasing their work stations and registers with bullet proof glass, what does this say about the times today? While the manager of this Subway wasn’t available to discuss the drastic, precautionary gesture, employees of neighboring food joints were not afraid to show their support for the decision. “We are in a dangerous area,” an employee of the Shrimp House Fish & Chicken Restaurant affirmed to Daily News Reporters. In fact, many of the city’s other local food attractions are actually contemplating following suit with Subway!
According to crime reports, gathered by the Chicago tribune, several instances of criminal activity have occurred within a three block radius between March and April, including assaults with a firearm, drug related situations, and theft! Chicago as a whole has endured some troubling casualties during the Easter weekend, where a shooting left nine people dead, and an additional 36 injured.
One can’t help but worry about the troubles in society today, when you can’t even go to you favorite sandwich shop to pick up something to eat, without worrying you’d be hit with a stray bullet! Despite the recent laws on firearm possession and gun control, it’s evident that many citizens are feeling less safe than ever before!