Black People : 22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover

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    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 rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where family kept an overnight vigil until the girl was pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m. today.

    "They came out and told us she wasn't going to make it," Shamiya's grandmother said. "Oh, my God."

    As the night wore on, about 40 people joined hands outside the hospital, forming a circle and praying.

    "Just be with us, God. We need you now," one woman pleaded as a black SUV filled with police rolled past. "We need you now like never before."

    Thirteen hours later, as police searched for the gunman, marshmallows and Hershey bars were still spread out on the bed, remnants of a summer sleepover turned tragic.

    Traces of the girl's blood could be seen just beneath a stuffed Tweety Bird doll hanging from the bedroom wall at the home in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue, where she was shot about 9:35 p.m.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...-girl-killed-on-west-side-20140718-story.html

    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
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    Where are the guns coming from?????





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    sorry to disappoint you.
     
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    I've had access to guns my entire life.. from elementary school forward.. had fights.. lost friends.. never shot anybody.. never even almost shot anybody. It's not just the guns.. and the guns aren't going anywhere.

    First kid I ever knew that was murdered was stabbed with a knife. And after these folks are locked-up they continue to murder each other without guns.

    So a better question is.. the same question you ask about any war:

    What are they fighting over?.. What is the basis of their ongoing conflict? No war can be ended without understanding the objectives of each side.

    is it money based?.. are these shootings about drug territory?.. is it just a matter of gang-culture?

    what makes a scene like this? And what can be done to prevent them in the future?
     
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    The better question to ask is what is the difference in how we were raised? Because it is quite apparent today's parent(s) aren't fit and shouldn't have been allowed to spawn. Why would we never think to go get a gun to solve our problems?




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    I didn't not reach for a gun because of my parents. My parents were the ones that had the guns in the first place. And trust and believe that neither of them were afraid to pull the trigger. My father carried a 357 magnum in a shoulder-holster almost all the time. I didn't go get a gun because I never lost a fight.. and in those fights where we fought to a draw, we gave each other respect from then on by staying out of each others way.. and usually.. eventually.. becomeing friends. It was a matter of community character. Even when we fought, our fights weren't brutal.. we didn't try to kill each other.. or seriously hurt each other.. we fought to show our dominance.. to hit.. to warn.. to enforce the boundaries that we felt must be respected.. ie.. personal space.. the honor of a family member.. property.. insult.. etc. There was no burning hatred.
     
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    Nowhere in your upbringing were you ever told not to touch that weapon?!!? It is only used to protect the house. That amongst the other lessons. Because never losing a fight had little to do with it. I had similar and even more exotic weapons around the house. We didn't try to kill each other because we were raised not to. Moreover, it was community norm and code at the time. We were taught love as these kids are taught hatred. All in the home




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