What are we treating exactly?

Julius Givens
3 min readMar 31, 2022

Author notes. On Monday I published a piece titled, Just 10 minutes… In response to the publication a reader asked, “if we are to address gun violence as a health crisis what is the diagnosis?” Below is my attempt to answer that question.

The underlining diagnosis is historical racism: slavery, redlining/housing, war on drugs, wage discrimination, inadequate representation in the work place, education, and poverty just to name a few. These can’t be overlooked for a couple reasons: one, with regards to gun violence, black communities are most affected and most at risk. Second…

Julius Givens

A Chicago Police Officer committed to the three most important aspects of policing: Public Trust, Police Accountability, and Police Effectiveness.