gun violence

  1. Louise Cosper


    Like many, I have been consumed by the tragedy of the horrible mass shootings and am reminded of all the mass shootings that have taken place, over the past 15 years, in our nation. When I researched the horrible shooting that recently took place. I asked, “How could a proven violent and...
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    Black People : CHIRAQ: "It is culture and environment," Arewa Karen Winters, Loury's great-aunt, told the Tribune.

    The streets were cruelly efficient to Pierre Loury. An arrest record at age 14, shot to death by police at 16. Authorities said he ran from a car that had been pulled over because it resembled a vehicle involved in an earlier shooting. He allegedly threatened an officer with a gun and was shot...
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    Black People : CHIRAQ: More than 50 people shot Mother's Day weekend in Chicago.

    At least 19 people, including three boys 16 and younger, died as a result of violence last week in Chicago. Eight of those died over a Mother’s Day weekend during which more than 50 people were shot, in spite of pleas from women’s and church groups to put down the guns. And the number of...
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    Black People : 39 people (aged 14 to 65) shot in the first 3-days of May in Chicago.
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    Black People : CHIRAQ: 94 people, from 4 to 69 years old, shot over the last 9 days of April 2016.

    The age range appears to be spreading out.. must be some kind of push for violence diversity..
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    Black People : only 4 shootings in Chicago on Friday the 22nd!

    There are usually around 15 shootings per day.. but for some reason there were only 4. What happened in Chicago on the 22nd? Next day though... 18 shootings.. Any Chitown people out there? What was going on in the city on the 22nd? source...
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    Black People : 22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover

    Shamiya Adams was sitting on a bedroom floor in her best friend's home, making s'mores after an evening of practicing a dance routine, when the shot ripped through the house in Garfield Park. The bullet crashed through the wall of the bedroom and struck the 11-year-old in the head. She was...
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    Black People : Genocide in Chicago continues: 1,280 shootings this year so far.. already (as of May 13, 2016)

    2988 reported shooting victims in 2015.. and 488 murders.. 1059 shootings, 170 murders confirmed this year.. in only 4 and 2/3 months.. that averages out to about 6 people shot each day.. and 1 murdered.
  9. Inanna

    Black Entertainment : Spike Lee's Chiraq Trailer is Finally Here

    Will you be going to the theaters to see it??? Watch “CHI-RAQ Trailer” on Vimeo: I for sure am. But not everyone is so excited about the satirical portrayal of a very real issue, among other things. Spike Lee defends at...