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How many children have to die?

Two little girls were shot in the head this weekend in Chicago. This morning one of them Takiya Holmes died. She was only 11 years old. She was sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car. She was the victim of a stray bullet. It was likely shot by a gang member trying to hit another gang member and the girl was the unfortunate victim of their reckless shooting. At this point they have no suspects. So how do we stop this senseless killing? The law of the hood is still “snitches get stitches”. So what has to happen for people to start talking? Gang members used to simply kill each other but now the innocent are losing their lives. How can this be stopped? More policing? The police can not be everywhere. Should the federal government intervene? Something has got to give. We grieve with the family but sadly grief is not enough. Somebody has to be accountable or this will simply be the new normal. Share your thoughts.

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