Exploring Chicago’s dark side: Why Trump wants to ‘send in the Feds’

IT’S a grim sight.

On a vacant block in the neighbourhood of Englewood, Chicago, 43 crosses represent 43 murders since January 1.

On each cross is a victim’s name, a person whose life was taken in a city accustomed to violence but never on this scale.

The Windy City is making a strong case for the unenviable title of America’s deadliest, overtaking other well-known crime capitals including St Louis, Detroit and New Orleans.