While Obama is fundraising, the residents of his home town are being murdered at unimaginable rates. It’s not just gang members either, an innocent 7 year old boy was one of the many victims of gang violence in Chicago.
According to the CBS Chicago ,Â a 7-year-old boy who was shot while watching fireworks in Humboldt Park with his father just before midnight Saturday.
Amari Brown and his father were standing on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding when gunfire erupted around them, striking Amari and a 26-year-old woman, who was transported to John H. Stroger,Â Jr.Â Hospital in stable condition, police said. Both were shot in the chest.
The boy’s father said he thought the sound of gunfire was just fireworks, and he didn’t realize Amari had been shot until the boy called out for him.
“It’s crazy,” said Vedia Hailey, the grandmother of the boy, Amari Brown. “Who would shoot a 7-year-old in the chest? Who would do that to a baby? When is it going to stop?”
Another victim of a fatal shooting was a 17-year-old boy who was shot near recently named Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King. The teen, identified as Vonzell Banks, a junior at Dunbar Vocational HighÂ School, was likely not the intended target, police said.
The other victims included a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl shot shortly after midnight as they walked in Old Town, and a 19-year-old man shot around 10 p.m. Saturday.
The worst burst of violence last Fourth of July in the city occurred during a 13-hour stretch from Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning: four dead and 26 wounded.
Police said in total at least 46 people were wounded in shootings since Thursday, 9 have died so far.Â
So where are the protest? Where is Obama?Â Where are the signs and chants that “black lives matter”? How many more young black lives have to be lost before the race baiters use their energy to solve the REAL problem? It seems that black lives only matter when they are taken at the hands of white police. According to statistics, a little over 100 black people are killed by police every year. HALF of that amount were shot or killed by other black people just this past weekend in only one city! It’s time to stop with this political nonsense, and start focusing on what is really killing the black youth of this country. #ALLlivesMatter