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There is a senseless shooting just about everyday in Chicago. Many of them happen near schools but they go unnoticed and unreported because these kids don't fit the narrative of the politicians. It is only when a six year old gets shot in the cross fire, or an innocent white kid from the suburbs is killed, or the poster child for a left leaning cause is killed that the story is reported.
The unreported deaths and shootings are the poor Black and Hispanic boys and girls that either willingly join or are forced to join gangs. they do so because they have no hope, opportunity, or guidance. Most figure there life expectency in a gang is better than not in a gang. Most figure they'll be in jail or dead before they can legally drink and many of them are correct. They are the forgotten youth of the inner city.
Two were killed and 31 wounded over the weekend of September 18-19. This past week-end had 5 more killed and over 40 wounded. But the headlines in Chicago was the humiliating loss the Bears suffered. Nary a peep about the 5 killed and the 40 wounded.
Say a prayer for these boys and girl as well. Most have no hope, no family, and no future. They can use your prayers.
Quite a shame and no one does anything. Certainly part of it is the big city, the closeness of the people and perhaps the heat of unseasonably warm weather.
No matter what its a shame thse kids never even get a chance. Praying for some soulution.