Showing posts with label Chicago gun violence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicago gun violence. Show all posts

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Chicago mayor slams Sen. Ted Cruz for his tweet about Chicago violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) took to Twiiter to slam Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) after the lawmaker revived an old conservative talking point that gun violence in Chicago proved that “gun control doesn’t work.”

Read her response to his comment below:

Saturday, February 04, 2017

If conservatives/republicans really care about gun violence in Chicago...

OPINION: By George L. Cook III African American Reports.

If conservatives/republicans really care about gun violence in Chicago, then what are they going to do about it? They may make some token gestures to help but they wont tackle the biggest issue.

Monday, November 28, 2016

58 Shot, 8 Fatally, over Thanksgiving Weekend In Chicago

This has got to stop, we are at a point where people are actually saying "only" 8 died as if that's a good thing. There are enough threats out there to young black men without us adding to them. There is no amount of police, no amount of laws that can be passed to stop this violence, no amount of marching, and no amount of pastors preaching that can stop this violence. The way to end this violence It lies with us, the black community as a whole. When we truly decide that enough is enough, the shootings will stop. George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com.

At least 58 people have been shot, 8 fatally, in attacks across the city over Thanksgiving weekend, according to Chicago police.

Last year, 8 people were killed and 20 were wounded in shootings during the same holiday weekend.

Read more: 58 Shot, 8 Fatally, in Thanksgiving Weekend Violence Across Chicago

Friday, September 02, 2016

Dwyane Wade Full Interview After Cousin's Death

Dwyane Wade speaks exclusively with George Stephanopoulos about the murder of his cousin Nykea Aldridge who was gunned down in the streets of Chicago. Wade mentions how his sons are afraid of the police and how he felt about Donald Trump's tweet about his cousins death.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Just Think Twice: National ad campaign created by teens against gun violence.

Just Think Twice is a new organization founded by teenagers and ran by Mary-Pat Hector to stop gun violence across the United States. The groups mission is to encourage young people to think twice before using a gun.

The group post billboards like the one below in the hopes of stopping gun violence.

On the group's sites it states:

At Just Think Twice, we aim to rebuild hope where it’s been damaged or lost. We firmly believe it takes a village to raise a child, and if you work on creating the most well equipped society you can, so many problems simply work themselves out.

Here are three points posted on the site:

SAFETY, Maintaining healthy, happy environments is an important, and often neglected part of aid work. We work with local community organizers closely.

ACTION, In communities across the World, young people need your support. They need you to join the fight to stop gun violence.

EDUCATION: We need to educate youth on the dangers of gun violence.

Learn more about Just Think Twice here: