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

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

102 shot in Chicago during July Fourth weekend

The violence plaguing Chicago made international headlines Wednesday, after a violent and bloody Fourth of July weekend. Of the 102 people shot since Friday night, 15 have died. Police said most of the shootings happened Monday night on the South and West sides of the city.

July 4th violence in Chicago is inexcusable.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dwyane Wade remarks on shooting death of his cousin, Nykea Aldridge in Chicago

Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade was shot to death after being caught in the crossfire of two men shooting at another man in Chicago. While grieving for his cousin Wade tweeted the following tweets about his cousin and the violence in his hometown of Chicago.



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Should Spike Lee title his next movie about the violence in Chicago "Chiraq"

Director Spike Lee is making a new film for Amazon studios which has already become the focus for controversy for it's working title, "Chiraq". The movie will focus on the Chicago community of Englewood and the "black on black violence that occurs there. Some in Chicago including Mayor Emanuel are not happy about the title. Some believe that it negatively portrays the city and in some way endorses the violence while others believe that it describes the state of violence in the city right now. What do you think about the title? Should Spike Lee keep it or drop it out of respect for those in Chicago against the use of that title and that have to live with the violence everyday?