[pic] Chicago Reporter Tweets Pic of Bullet Proof Subway Restaurant

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 7.45.55 AM Kudos to the owner of the restaurant who took the steps to protect his workers, because we all know the bullets are flying daily in Chicago.

via CHICAGO (CBS) — While out on an unrelated assignment, CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini decided to stop by a South Side Subway sandwich shop for a meal. Savini was struck by the fact that the counter of the store at 116th Street and South Halsted was encased in bullet-proof glass. Such a sight would be common at crime magnets like gas stations or currency exchanges, but a Subway? The store was clean and looked just like any other well-run Subway restaurant, except for the bullet-proof protection for the employees and lack of a bathroom for customers. https://twitter.com/davesavinicbs2/status/459318237809737729/photo/1 In fact, a few patrons asked for hand sanitizer because they couldn’t wash their hands. Savini took a few photos and sent out a tweet, saying the scene was a sad depiction of gun violence in Chicago: The restaurant is located on the border of the Roseland and West Pullman neighborhoods, which has seen its share of gang violence. However, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis, crime in those areas recently has declined. Nonetheless, both communities rank in the top 15 in Chicago for violent crime. Savini also posted his photos on Facebook, where one user remarked that there is a similar set up at a Subway in the Austin neighborhood. An internet search also found a few bulletproof Subways in Oakland and Detroit.

2 thoughts on “[pic] Chicago Reporter Tweets Pic of Bullet Proof Subway Restaurant

  1. You know this is just the same with everything in life.
    You would think history teaches us at least anything, but that’s so rare.
    Hate all you want but the world changes rapidly, and we have no control whatsoever over it.
    E.g., imagine Obama had enough balls to put Vladimir to his place, but it seems like it’s not happening, welcome third world war.
    A profound post, thanks!
    Sarah http://phyto-renew350i.com/

  2. This is normal…The Subway on Western Ave & Division Ave had these for years, they took them down about 3 years ago…about 1-2 years ago the older lady who worked there was shot in the head and died, they were trying to rob the place. Unfortunately Im all for these tacky ass bullet proof windows

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