Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Two teens shot to death - No hashtag

Sakinah Reed and Donta Parker
They were not shot by cops, or at a school, so it is doubtful they will rise to the honor of a hashtag.  "Kinah" was a basketball star with a plaque to prove it; she was also in a gang, with a bullet to prove it.  Something has to give.  The black lives matter movement cannot continue to ignore that this violence goes on every single day in America while they are protesting for one or two children.  Last year 54 children were shot in Chicago alone, this is more than the deadliest school shooting in America's history.  

Police brutality?  Both these kids have been gang banging since they were 13 and 14 years old.  Their timelines are filled with gang signs, weed smoking, drank, and guns.  This is why it is so hard for so many to get behind the black lives matter movement, you ignore these children and gang brutality.
A teenage boy and girl—Donta Parker and Sakinah Reed—were killed and a third teen was wounded in a Grand Crossing neighborhood drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon.
The three were standing on a corner in the 7600 block of South Dorchester about 3:30 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside started shooting, according to Chicago Police.
Parker, 16, was shot in the head; and the 17-year-old Reed was shot twice in the chest, police said. [Link]

Aside from Donta, Sakinah lost three friends and relatives in the past six months to gun violence.   Doesn't seem like background checks (although I agree with them), are the answer.