Shirley Chambers is was a mother of four and all of her children have been killed due to gun violence. Her last son was killed this past weekend. She readily admits her son Ronnie was no angel. He had an extensive criminal history, but she says he was trying to change. Yesterday I read several stories about the Chambers family and I was struck by the venom contained in some of the comments. Some blamed the mother for not moving out of the community, but far too often when you are living from check to check moving is not an option, and if you are on government assistance you can forget about it. Do we only sympathize with loss when it is within the confines of certain zip codes? Gun violence anywhere is a tragedy and even if the victim is not an angel they are still human, and that is why we mourn.
Shirley Chambers has lost all 4 of her children to gun violence, have you ever heard of her?
By musesofamom, on January 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, children, CNN, Current Events, Fox News, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, race, racism, Ronnie Chambers, Shirley Chambers, television. 1 Comment
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