Chicago Mother loses 4th child to gun violence

4 chicago kids killed

A Chicago mother will bury her 4th child this week. Each of her children were the the victims of gun violence. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

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  • elogam  On January 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I’m not sure what the video of the young rapper has to do with this, but it does speak to several things that I embrace as solutions to the problem. The young man needed and got some role models. He got an adult male that was willing to spend time with him and show him that he can make it. Young boys need someone to TELL them that they can make it before they start believing they can make it. He has a talent that someone is willing to nurture. He has a successful business person telling him that they want to work with him but he needs to show he can be an asset and not a liability. The 34 year-old that was gunned down in his car, I don’t know his whole story. I can guess that he didn’t have a male role model to help keep him on track, and now he’s an adult and cannot guide his children in a positive way. We as a society need to do better by our youth.

    • musesofamom  On January 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      The guy with the braids is the one that got killed.

  • christine  On January 29, 2013 at 6:57 am

    PLEASE lend your support to One Million Moms For Gun Control. (Find us on Facebook or Our chicago chapter co-sponsored a very moving rally last weekend, and there are more call-to-action activities coming up. We need as many voices as possible because it is time to make noise on this, louder than ever before. This is our moment to be heard. Families from diverse communities, in cities all across the country, are now working together at this unique moment to see that real changes occur in the gun culture that has led to the deaths of so many innocent youngsters.

    • Bill  On January 30, 2013 at 12:37 am

      With all due respect, we have seen ample evidence that moving rallies accomplish nothing toward ending violence with guns. Moving rallies and memorials appear on TV almost nightly after violent incidents in cities across America occur. Likewise, strict gun control laws accomplish nothing toward that end as well. If that were so, there would be little to no gun violence in Chicago or Washington D.C. as their gun laws are among the strictest in the nation. They do however go a long ways toward disarming law abiding citizens leaving them vulnerable to the criminal element that chooses not to obey the laws. That’s why they are known as criminals.

      Whenever there is an attempt to confront this problem, unfortunately it is with moving and intense emotions rather than rationally analyzing the facts and elements that accompany this problem. I’d love to hear what laws; no matter how draconian, you believe would eliminate the violence in Chicago.

      We as black folks are quick to lament that no one wants to talk about the violence in the black community. I believe that is because to effectively address this problem and get to the root of it, we would have to expose the social dysfunction that is all too prevalent in the black family; as if white America is unaware of them. And of course white folks will eschew participation in that discussion for fear of being labeled racists. So this is the bed we have created and must lie in until we stop playing make believe about gun control laws.

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