Jovan Wilson Rep Danny Davis

Chicago police have arrested 2 teenagers in the shooting death of Jovan Wilson, the 15-year-old grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.

Police say Tariq Harris, a 16-year-old boy, and Dijae Banks, a 17-year-old girl, forced their way into Jovan's home in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's South Side around 7 p.m. Friday.

After arguing over basketball shoes and gym clothes, Harris produced a handgun and shot Jovan in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This stems from of a dispute over shoes, basketball shoes,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said during a press conference on Friday.

Harris and Banks were taken into custody on Sunday. The teens are charged as adults with first-degree murder.

The 2 teens stood before Cook County Judge James Brown who ordered both held without bond on Sunday.

In a scathing rebuke, Judge Brown said, "The murdering of a young boy over articles of clothing… gym shoes demonstrates a total callous disregard over the precious nature of human life. The citizens of this city need to be protected from these defendants."

Rep. Davis told reporters Jovan's uncle and 3 siblings, ages 8 to 16, were at home at the time of the shooting. The children's mother had left the home to pick up food.

According to the Chicago Tribune, there was a knock at the backdoor at about 7 p.m.

Jovan and his 16-year-old sister looked out the window and recognized Harris and Tariq as friends of their 14-year-old brother.

Harris and Tariq had exchanged clothing and shoes with Jovan's 14-year-old brother over several weeks.

Banks told Jovan she wanted to retrieve the gym shoes from the 14-year-old boy in exchange for gym pants.

But the 14-year-old did not want to exchange the shoes until Banks gave him the pants.

When the 14-year-old opened the door a crack to speak to Banks, she forced her way into the house.

An argument ensued as Banks produced a handgun and pointed it at Jovan's 16-year-old sister. Banks handed the gun to Harris and began fighting with Jovan's sister.

As the girls fought, Harris allegedly slid the gun's safety mechanism back and forth.

As Jovan stepped between Banks and his sister, Banks punched him in the face. He punched her back, and Banks asked Harris why he was allowing Jovan and his siblings to treat her that way.

Harris stepped back, raised the pistol and fired it once, striking Jovan in the neck. The 2 teens fled out the back door.

Davis was in his office when he received a call from his son breaking the news. He said he doesn't know if better education could have prevented his grandson's death.

"I do know that I grieve for my family," Davis said at a press conference Friday." I grieve for the young man who pulled the trigger. I grieve for his family, his parents, his friends, some of whom will never see him again."

Chicago, which is home to President Barack Obama, has the highest murder rate in the country at 700.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Super predators. Period.

  • CaliVirgo

    Tragic..so young..and to loose your life over some shoes

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    Now THAT a super predator?. You execute a human being and still look like 'yea, I'll do it again and again' in your mugshot

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's Jovan Wilson in the mugshot.

  • violet_skyz

    The saddest thing over heard all day omg.

  • violet_skyz

    These kids are dumb as hell, where did they get the fun from?

  • We Can Do This

    Two irresponsible idiots who didn't take precautions for this mistake.

    Some people think casual sex must end in pregnancy.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's Chicago. They sell more guns than candy in Chicago. This is why Stop & Frisk should be law nationally. It may have saved Jovan's life if those 2 thugs had been frisked and cops found the gun.

  • violet_skyz

    Loll

  • violet_skyz

    I disagree. Stop and frisk is opening a Pandora's Box of more nonsense. Cops already stop and do whatever they please illegally. Who are they getting their guns from?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    We will complain about police brutality, racism and white "supremacy," but where is the outcry over Black boys, girls, men and women murdering EACH OTHER?

    When your child's value system consists of material possessions and they are void of respect for human life, you know you erred not only as a parent, but as a human being.

    Those of us who are not parents should also feel responsible to impart values upon the youth and even our peers whose values are skewed. It still takes a village...

    My prayers and condolences go out to the Davis family over their tragic loss.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    If Stop & Frisk wasn't created with the intent of stereotyping and generalizing people of a certain shade, I would agree with you.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    You were a supporter of snowden exposing the illegal wire taping of American citizens, yet you condone illegal searches? Oh that's right, you get the people going with nonsensical commentary.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Next the government will be illegally searching homes with more no-knock warrants to "prevent" these events...and all with the sheeple begging for it so they can "feel" safe.

  • violet_skyz

    Exactly. I'm not ready for that in my lifetime.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You'll think differently when one of your loved one is shot by one of these street punks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Stop & Frisk resulted in a drop in violent crime in NY. It is an effective crime fighting tool. If thugs think they are going to be frisked they will stop carrying stolen or unregistered weapons. I don't mind if my brothers or nephews are stopped and frisked because they have concealed carry licenses. You have nothing to worry about if you're a law abiding citizen.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Sadly, the ones of a certain shade are committing the majority of violent crimes in the inner cities.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    The point
    ----------------
    Your head

    Oh and I've experienced the violent loss of a friend to gun violence. Glad I had a constitutional lawyer explain to me what we commoners don't understand and take for granted...freedom - not a police/ nanny state and big brother government.

  • God’s child to the end

    I've never been arrested but I am not about to be mauled and touched by some "officer" who claims I fit some abstract description. Miss me with the stop&feel folks up!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Why they won't blow Chicago up, fumigate, and start all over is beyond me. Englewood is the most horrible part of town, yet it still sits with residents committing crimes time and time again.

    Jennifer Hudson, Derrick Rose, and the internet rapper who was also murdered, Lil JoJo all hail from Englewood. Hudson's mom and alleged drug dealing brother were gunned down in their Englewood home. Sad all around. Pathetic.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don't mind being stopped and frisked if it means saving a life. You complain about the murder rate, but when the police suggest an effective tool to combat violent crime, you complain even more. You can't have it both ways.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He would have a mugshot. SMH.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    RIH to this baby. Over craziness

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Chicago, which is home to President Barack Obama, has the highest murder rate in the country at 700
    ^^^^^
    Source? Bc I read a few weeks ago it was so far this year STL. List I read had Chi way down on the list actually. It's rough yes. So are a lot of places. But not sure why this irks my damn nerves when I keep seeing this city called out. Sometimes mistakenly or just to prove a point... but be wrong. Like its my damn hometown smdh

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Heartbreaking. ?

  • God’s child to the end

    You've never seen a comment I made complaining about crime rates because I have not made one. I have experienced/been witness to enough violent crime so it's not a topic I care to discuss with strangers. Sooooo....miss me with the stop&feel folks up.

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ???

  • SummerBaby

    It infuriates me every single time usually to the point of avoiding these posts.

  • CapricornIce

    Nothing shocks me anymore. This new generation of kids, I've never seen anything like it. It's like they have no heart or soul. Very frightening.

  • shun king

    Chicago is worse than some isis held city's in Iraq if trump send the national guard to clean up the area blacks would be protesting because they want this slaughter to continue forever

  • Glenda Johnson

    I DO NOT grieve for the shooter nor his family; destroy him. We will never move forward until we weed the bad seeds out whose sole purpose is to destroy the black population, both literary and by reputation. The endless possibilities for this young black male who was killed is now over as well as the many many others who've fallen. So so Tired of the million excuses for these animals that has promoted this behavior as excusable because "insert sad story here" as if that's the only phucking choice you have. I guess we've forgotten the s h I t our ancestors had to overcome just to survive that would put any losers excuse for acting like a "super predator" to shame.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I'm not sure how long you have been in the states, but a good portion of the commercial property in the inner cities is owned by others. The schools are not of the same caliber as those in the suburbs. The number of minority owned businesses in a predominately minority neighborhood is low. Drugs are placed in those neighborhoods as a means of entrapment. White people hate Black people, especially poor Black people, but they have no problem trekking to a neighborhood full of poor Black and Latino people in order to purchase drugs or participate in other illegal activities. When they're stopped by law enforcement, whites receive warnings and are urged by police to go home. When Black people walk down the streets in their own neighborhoods, they are stopped under the false presumption that they are doing something wrong/illegal.

    If you, as a so-called Black woman, condone such behavior, you are part of the problem.

  • Omandesert

    Stop dissing Chicago Sandra. You know nothing about my city. When was the last time you visited Chicago or contributed time in helping the black community there improve? I'm born and raised in the Chi, attended public school, lived on the south side all my life, in fact, I currently live in Hyde Park (yeah we actually have a neighborhood named after the one in your precious London. Which I've been to probably more times than you). I've never been a victim of violence so how do you explain that if it's just a Chicago thing? There are and have been a lot of positive changes in Englewood (the neighborhood where Danny's grandson was shot). The newly elected Alderman David Moore has made great strides in improving the Englewood community and each and everyone of his constituents lives. But as long as there are people like you who hide behind computers spewing negativity, instead of trying to help improve the moral, values and character of black people so we respect one another, tragedies such as this will always happen. Have a seat chick.

  • Glenda Johnson

    And I'm VERY VERY dissappoointed with Obama, I think this is his greatest failure that he couldn't clean up his own home where countless young black men are assassinated daily, 700 this year alone? Wow, so sad. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Obama hater and believe he made improvements, but the Chicago war needs to stop. Wouldn't it be crazy if TRUMP actually made improvements?

  • R Smith

    Disagree! Whose to say those two would have been stopped by the cops?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Did anyone watch "Welcome To Sweetie Pies" last night? Robbie Montgomery has been the victim of Black-on-Black violence with two generations of men in her family. Her son Andre was murdered when his son, also Andre, was either in utero or a baby. Sadly, Andre, Jr. was murdered a few months ago. Miss Robbie is a pillar of her St. Louis community. You cannot convince me that Andre, Jr's murder wasn't deliberate. Someone there knows who murdered him and they're not saying a word.

    Miss Robbie employs convicted felons. She employs recidivists who wouldn't otherwise have a job. She blessed them with opportunities that no one else would afford them, and the thanks she gets is her home broken into and her belongings destroyed just last season. This season opened up with her discussing Andre's murder. We are our own worst enemies. If we don't love and respect one another, we shouldn't expect anyone to treat us well.

  • the guest

    Agreed.

    Unfortunately, it's no surprise anymore.

    Chicago's south side needs major regentrification.

    The good folks on the south side deserve a safe place to live.

    There are many uninhabited islands to ship these bad seeds.

  • Glenda Johnson

    Super Predators, but it's racist if a white Person points it out...

  • SummerBaby

    Chicago has had a high murder rate for decades it saddens me to see the Chicago slander all the time. If President Obama was from Smallville, USA then that city would constantly get dragged through the media. In no way am I condoning violence.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Like I said below, it pisses me the entire hell off. Not eem my hometown. Thanks for this

  • Glenda Johnson

    EXACTLY

  • violet_skyz

    I cannot and will not give up my rights as a citizen to walk around freely without being searched just because thugs exist. I would never condone Stop and Frisk it's an unneeded complication to an already complicated situation. Imagine what kind of world it would be, these police officers already abuse their power.

  • Carolina Blue

    Bless it!

  • Carolina Blue

    Bless it!

  • nick c

    This is such a general statement about "hate" shows your limited grasp on the matter. Chicago either has to put under martial law or stop and frisk has to implemented immediately, or the deaths continue. Seems most Chicago residents distrust the police more then the gangsters so the killings continue.

  • nick c

    This is such a general statement about "hate" shows your limited grasp on the matter. Chicago either has to put under martial law or stop and frisk has to implemented immediately, or the deaths continue. Seems most Chicago residents distrust the police more then the gangsters so the killings continue.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    You don't wine and dine cancer, you either destroy it or it destroys you.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    It's extremely sad when people die over such trivial things.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    How can Obama stop stupid, violent people from breeding?

  • the guest

    Agreed. This teen's death could have been prevented. I don't feel an ounce of sympathy for the teen thugs that killed this innocent young person.

  • nick c

    What?? Chicago is ten times more ruthless no one cares about someone just getting out of prison getting shot or someone on probation. But small children? For little or no reason? That city DESERVES to be called out, those kids should not be executed because the adults dont want to get a pat down without a warrant.

  • nick c

    17 to 19 year olds make sure you dont cross their paths

  • the guest

    Harsh truth.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I saw a woman on WGN News who works in the Chicago court system. She said Stop & Frisk is in effect in parts of Chicago, and every day the courtrooms are filled with thugs who were caught with guns on the streets. Think of all the lives that were saved. You may not like S&F but it's working.

  • Glenda Johnson

    He can't, but he can disrupt their ghetto lifestyle and make it really hard to carry on their 24 hr shenanigans of dealing and thugging. I lived in Little Rock, AR during the early 90s when a city of 100,000 had the highest murder rate and that was the only thing that caused change, but it's expensive esp in a city with more people.

  • Glenda Johnson

    12-24?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did I say it was just a Chicago thing? Maybe you missed the part where I said Stop & Frisk should be national? This post is about a violent crime in Chicago which currently has the highest murder rate in America. Those are facts. Sorry if facts hurt your feelings.

  • the guest

    THANK YOU!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    This past summer, I was on the bus when a young, black male in baggy pants boarded the bus. Something heavy was in his front, right pocket. When the object accidentally struck one of the mental handrails, it made the unmistakable sound of mental striking metal. That same day, I was on a different bus when I saw another young, black male with what appeared to be a gun tucked into the back of his waistband.

    Make no mistake about it, these super predators are armed and extremely dangerous. In addition to getting a conceal carry license, I highly recommend getting a backpack that is bullet proof. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's the way it seems. Chicago has the highest murder rate -- oh, but don't mention the murder rate or they will accuse you of dissing their city. Never mind the thousands of innocents who lost their lives over the last decade in Chicago. The good citizens would rather protect the criminals.

  • Nhere

    Tell us what exactly is a super predator?

  • Glenda Johnson

    Lol, stop being racist. Super Predator? is so very very true!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Why is Barack Obama in this write up... Do better Sandra

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Sad RIP JOVAN!!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Do you realize that some of your FOBs are a few of these "thugs" who were arrested with caches of illegal weapons that I'm fairly certain they intended to be used against other PoC? The hypocrisy is real, Sandra.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Don't worry about my grasp or perceived limitations. You're worried about people in receipt of what may be illegal weapons but you're not concerned with how the weapons got in their hands?!. Talk about a "limited grasp."

    Good evening.

  • Glenda Johnson

    An ignorant negro who takes NO responsibility for his actions as he has a sad story and a white man to point the finger at. He has no reasonable goals, contributes nothing and seeks to pass these same traits to younger, more impressionable black males. He will KILL, ROB and STEAL from those closest to him and those who look like him, unconsciously trying to destroy himself, has no empathy, usually male but can be female also.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Obama can't do everything. Sadly Chicago needs a Rudy Gulliani. I can't stand him but he cleaned up NYC. Chicago needs a strong mayor. Period

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    They've already been doing that.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I will be so glad when Barack Obama leaves office .... And watch the same oh I need saving people will be blaming this man.... You know it's a got damn shame how this country has become so got dayum codependent on a so called leader.... Here's a thought ... If ya want change look in the got damn mirror .... To busy looking for the next man to save your fawk ups... I see clearly ... It's a new day baby .... Get up off ya azz and make a change yourself ... Because if you want the government to save ya ... Chile ? let me get ready for my Walking Dead.... So sick of the actual zombies (real life) zombies strutting around this place in real life... Just sleep ... Just dead... And da ones claim they woke chile... We shall see ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's a war everywhere look around ....

  • klwbaby

    I don't know if one solution can or will stop all the violence in Chicago. But I think some of the violence stems from how some of them are raised. I have heard some people say they are afraid of their own kids. So if they are afraid of their own kids then u know those kids are undisciplined and some think they can do whatever they want.

  • Glenda Johnson

    No he cannot but I don't feel he done ANYTHING and I was expecting an attempt. A new Mayor is SURELY needed with a real commitment to the city. The current Mayor was Obama's guy Emanuel and he truly shocked me with his fail, that show Chicago Land only ran once and I know why. And he just was re-elected Nov. 2015 and I don't no why.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I don't think stop n frisk could have saved this situation

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    This is so sad! We all know Chicago is crime ridden sad it hit home. I wonder why Trump's election didn't have an immediate effect on the crime in Chicago? It seems his name always is praised when there is an arrest or glory to be had and Obamas is dragged every chances possible. I do believe both the House and the Senate are Republican and they hardly got a darn thing done. I want them to get it together now they have a Republican in the White House there should be no excuses. Crime should be down and employment up for everybody ! This country better be brand spanking new and shiny! Don't blame Obama for nothing else just get going!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Murder rates are ranked per 100,000 people per city or county. But Chicago has the most overall murders at 700 for the year. http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-surpasses-700-homicides-in-2016-/1614560/

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I just gave my two cents on that! Always throwing stones at him. In four years the better not utter his name if things are NOT fixed.

  • klwbaby

    Off topic but I saw that documentary Bangin in little rock, so what that movie showed was how people were really living during that time?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Super Predator??! ?? So if you have an AK 47 or an assault rifle what is that called ????

  • Nhere

    The gun pipeline has to be cut off way before these guns hit the street. They already know where they are coming from and those folks are not being punished. A great deal of illegal activities are going on when it comes to obtaining a gun in Chi. 10% comes in from Mississippi and an overwhelming amount coming in from a suburb just along the boarder.

  • God’s child to the end

    Tell it!

  • Rain

    Lisa Ling has a docu about the Black & White of heroin, it was filmed in Chicago. It parallels what you just said, even a 19 year old white female said that she was with someone and the cops seen the drugs and did NOT arrest either of them. She was also caught with a needle in her arm and did not do any time (I believe that's what she said about the needle in her arm incident). I mean, it's insane. They showed a white guy in a black neighborhood buying drugs. White customers pay more for drugs.

  • Prettybootnikki

    I remember that. My parents are from Arkansas. And I have a lot of relatives there. And everytime we visited as I was getting older, many of my cousins was doing off the wall sh4t. I was a teen in the 90s. So glad my parents moved before I was born. It's so country there and it seems like many of the younger folks didn't want to work and go to school so that got in those streets. Either selling or doing drugs. I even recalled one of my cousins husband saying he sold drugs to my male cousin. Rather he sold it to him than any other thug off the street. My mouth almost hit the floor.

  • Glenda Johnson

    It surely is but America can do better, how does a country with the strongest military on Earth, allow a place like Chicago to exist? It exists because They don't value their lives enough to invest resources in order to save the lives of those innocent kids being struck down and I could only watch one episode of Chicago land where a little black girl described how terrified she is to walk to school because she gets beat up by losers or could be shot dead like kids she knew. She should be LEARNING, but No. In the USA she's worried about surviving, Jesus it makes me upset.

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    So sad RIP youngman!! Life suddenly c u t short all behind some cowardly th u gg s wanted shoes. Chicago is now g u n battle ground parents have no control over their own damnn kids. Don't blame Obama he's not there father. Pathetic!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I'm n ATL and I will say Shirley Franklin cleaned up sloth of the city. In 1997 when I was n high school there were a lot of project communities in ATL. She did a total revitalization and all of them are gon except for about a few. ATL has changed drastically

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm just saying Chicago ain't the only place going through the entire world going through... Literally ... The change starts with self... Too many looking to others as a compass ... God didn't design is like this... He made us in his image... Lawd ... Codependency every damn where blame the president blame Trump etc ... Humans created this mess SMH ...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Shhh be careful. Some residents of Chicago are sensitive about the crime rate when it hasn't affected them yet. So, until it affects them we should pipe down about Chicago's crime rate.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile get ready.... I will tell you this.. All of us are connected ... All... And you can't see that ya sleep ... Take care?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    They got to now Trump ain't having it

  • Nhere

    Just saw a news clip this weekend the feds had over 700 police official conducting raids that let to the arrest of 41 people around Indianapolis.

  • Glenda Johnson

    YES, it was phucking unreal. I was 11-13 so I didn't understand WHY people were literally shooting at each other from across the street. By the time I was 16, I had been to 8 FUNERALS before I was like there is something seriously wrong here and left Arkansas at 18 for California. When I go home, it's just sad. Everyone is DEAD now? Mostly, a few made it to prison. And for what?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, he cleaned up NYC thanks to Stop & Frisk. They are still doing it, by the way. They just don't call it Stop & Frisk. That's why the murder rate is down in NYC.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Trump can't save them either .shid.... It's a new day .. I saw somewhere he trying to remove head of house hold ... Chile it's time to create your own business ... Fawk the government ... They never did shyt no ways but create rukus ... And here is the result

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    This is so sad these are babies...Jesus fix it

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She revitalized downtown because the Olympics were coming and they didn't want thugs and hoodlums preying on the international visitors. They razed the projects to make the city safer for the Olympics.

  • klwbaby

    Damn, I just remember looking at that and was thinking I would be afraid to even come outside the house...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Murders are everywhere Sandra ... You stay in GA.. Everywhere

  • Glenda Johnson

    It's so sad when I go home now, I was saying below that everyone is dead mostly or a few in prison but the lifestyle was crazy just constant shooting and we're talking about people separated by a few blocks. NO ONE HAD goals or ambitions outside of quick cash... THAT COULD NEVER be yours. I saw the Feds take everything from people I knew who somehow were somehow surprised. Stupidity, it's like everyone came from the same defected gene.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Some of the upstanding citizens of Chicago who haven't been affected by crime may take offense to your comment. They don't see a problem until the problem comes to them.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    http://fox6now.com/2016/11/02/americas-25-murder-capitals-milwaukee-has-10th-highest-murder-rate-of-any-american-city/

    Their almost neighbors Milwaukee has a different set of facts. Based on that same 100,000 residents criteria too.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "In no way am I condoning violence."
    ------------

    It sounds like you are. No one is slandering Chicago. We are discussing the deplorable CRIME RATE.

  • Glenda Johnson

    Yep, I stayed indoors almost got hit at the gas station when these idiots decided it was a good idea to shoot from across the street at the station when they saw a rival gang member. It was so dumb, I lost brain cells there.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Incog-knee-gress

    There are different lists, but I don't see Chi at the top? Of nah one.

    Detroit and STL are. Stop this Chi hate. You and other places too. Yall numbers are not showing worse. They just aren't

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The first time I heard about inner city children exchanging clothes and shoes was when the teenager died in a rolled up mat while trying to reach for sneakers he exchanged with another boy.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    trumps proposed tax plan would hit single parent households as well as low and middle income families the hardest, but many people weren't paying attention because the focus was on more important matters like emails. Make America Great is soon to be replaced by You broke it...you fix it. Watch and see.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Well discuss it for STL, Detroit, Nola...eem by beloved Birmingham....discuss there too everytime someone dies there. Someone died those places today too sadly. They bad as hell too. In first or tied for second place all of em. Worse or just as

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You voted for Obama for hope and change. How do you like what he's done for you so far?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Thank you! These troll ass Donald Trump supporters who are either one of Sandra's aliases or randoms who began visiting because of the political posts need to cut it.

    People love to hop in my replies calling themselves "correcting me." Meanwhile, I graduated from a private, elite HS with only 45 students, 15 in my graduating class. I've seen kids ages 12 and up who went to rehab for addictions to cocaine and heroin. They were doing ecstasy when it was called E. They were the OG ravers. My white friends who lived in the Palisades, Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills would go to Compton, Watts and South Central to buy drugs either for personal use or intent to distribute. I've seen them do everything from get high behind the wheel of a moving car to buy alcohol underage to buy cigarettes underage to pass counterfeit bills and not suffer a single consequence for their actions. When their habits got out of control, mommy and daddy would send them to a 30-day stint at Promises or some other facility that now costs $45k or so for that month. They would return even more f*cked up than they were before, and with plenty of stories to tell. Their parents were high enough on the food chain that, even if they were stopped for having a nitrous kit on a Mustang and doing 125 on the 405 while high, nothing happened to them. Last I heard, which was long ago, the then 12 yo was still fighting an addiction about 8 yrs or so later, and the one with the nitrous kit who did 125+ on the freeway was just as bad - like on the brink of death. He was a dick, so I wasn't surprised.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    Hmm a super predator as well

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    120 homicides to 700?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Try time to get up off ya azz and create a business .. Buck the system .... You will now be forced to do it ... If not who going to help ya now.... Codependency .... Everywhere damn where.... Time to buss a move within self now... This election should have been a huge wake up call but many still blaming.... Hell ... The hate and greed has always been there and folks still sleep ... Still blaming ....Barack or any president has never stepped through my living room to pay a bill.. It's beating a dead horse at this point .... Watch what I tell ya .... Shyt about to get real for many with this codependent mindset smh

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    We don't have 700 murders in all of Georgia. Chicago has 700 murders.

  • Nhere

    Not sure if it is called stop & frisk but I recall being pulled over plenty of times, patted down a couple of times and car searched in Chicago. Simply because I drove a sports car, perhaps they assumed I was a drug dealers gf. I let them do it because I was young and didn't know my rights, I knew for damn sure I didn't have anything. Around that time dirty cops were planting drugs Heavy. Luckily I had no problems with that. Those stops were a big waste of time, making me late for work when they could have been going after known criminals.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I'm so tired of my race sometimes. The ish we fight over. Gosh get it together. Get an education. Smdh

    RIP to the victim. I will be lifting the family up.

  • Glenda Johnson

    I'm bern over these delusional black folks who pretend there isn't a problem in these communities when this girl can't walk to school and they even go so far as to pretend that murder FACTS are untrue. They hurt us much more than the white man/police they point the finger at for causing the problem.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Judging from these comments Jesus don't visit Chicago and its Obama fault. Which is a lie. But to hear the blog tell it...*hugs ya*

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I mam doing my paper on discrimination on being black. It's sad.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hugs you too smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh hold on I never disclose who I vote for that's number 1 ...Obama ain't never paid my bills ... I did that and my bew... Aside from that... Yes I like Obama and I like the son Bush ... Seem like cool cats... Wrong chick Sandra ... I works for mines and damn hard too always have... ... I don't look for hand outs ... I know everything I earn and receive is earned.... And we'll deserved .... Every damn thang ... Believe that... Blessed?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Which is why the are 10th.

    Imma pull a you on you...did you even to bother to read the link? Did you scroll down to end and see the whole list of cities 1-25 with Chi towards the bottom?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I seriously think the water should be tested there water food and everything somethingcsknt right!! I recently saw a cartoon and everybody was going crazy except two of the characters the reason the other two weren't crazy is because they weren't drinking the water everyone else who did was fighting stealing killing I can't recall the name of this die but it was recent. Now I know y'all gone say IT WAS A CARTOON but this came out around the time the ish hit the fan with flint AND think about how a lot of the Simpson episodes have "predicted" so things ?Idk I really need a rhyme or reason as to what's going on in Chicago everybody ain't just crazy something ain't right!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There was a young lady who was a drug mule for her drug dealer boyfriend. She got caught and got life in prison and everybody felt sorry for her and campaigned to get her out of prison. I didn't feel sorry for her. She knew exactly what she was doing.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Get up off the statistics ... Cause I do know them... I also know there is chick that stay beneath my apartment fighting right now with some dude... My point is this.... Shyt is off the chains everywhere...literally ... You don't have to check a statistic to see that ... Look around hell look at the comments on this here very blog.. A damn war

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Sis until folks get tired and take back their neighborhoods and stop being silent mostly out of fear but others just don't care until it hits them,this mess will keep happening. It's daily in Cleveland sometimes multiple on weekends.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    We have Hillary Clinton to thank for coining that term.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    My God.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I know folks going through LMAO ??? ... I'm chilling ... Staying out the way... Folks may start shooting at the roof... Just how tense I see folks are ... I ain't got time... Turned the surround sound up ???

  • SummerBaby

    Plenty of folks in this post are slandering Chicago. It happens whenever Chicago & crime are mentioned. I can expect to see at least one comment stating to get rid of the city or all the people in it. Murder is never okay with me.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    It's like that here! An hour away from me...right on down in Fayetteville. Heck Rocky Mount, NC was on a list I looked at tonight! These real small compared to a Cleveland or a Chi. But yep they right on up on the same lists they are tho.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "I wonder why Trump's election didn't have an immediate effect on the crime in Chicago?"
    --------------

    Amazing. The man isn't even in office yet and you expect an immediate effect? Obama was in office 8 years and he didn't move the needle once.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Every single one! There is a post like that every time! I promise they reading something different than WE are. Why I said what I said from jump. It truly irks me

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    LOL!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Well, Chicago needs to do better so we won't have anything to talk about.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I think what @jeniefrumdabloc said below pretty much sums it up. Basically, we have got to stop waiting and depending on someone to save us and save ourselves.

  • SummerBaby

    It wouldn't surprise me one bit. Flint still doesn't have clean water. ?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Exactly. If we should wipe out Chicago, then wipe out the whole country. Crime is everywhere.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Indeed

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not to be confrontational but, point to another city that has 700 murders.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It's just sooooo sad in Cleveland a 17 year old girl was involved in a bank robbery one day and the next killed by two fellow bank robbers who were 15 year old boys smh

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Bill Campbell was the mayor during olympics not Shirley. She did this after him. He was a crook but Frank Ski loved him lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Got ya but with the killing of young black males these days stop n frisk could be dangerous

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Damn!!!! This is kids killing kids again too. Smdh

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U mean the kid in savannah ga?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Flint was a topic for us other night at a get together. Homeboy said a lot of asses need to be whooped then jailed behind Flint.

  • Nhere

    The only difference now is there is no basis for these crimes, not that drugs and money like in the 80’s & 90’s were a basis either. Families need to love on their children more and give them all the attention they deserve. Talk to your children nieces, nephews and cousins, let them know that you care and you are watching.

    The city was closing public schools in droves to privatize them and emptying out the housing projects over recent years. Chi has over 70 neighborhoods and is very segregated. I would say around 30+ are a great majority black. About 10 years ago there were only about 3 or 4 neighborhoods that were considered traditionally unsafe. Since the projects were dumped out nearly all of good black neighborhoods are now one big open project. I left a few years ago & saw what time it was. What's the purpose of all the police cameras on the light poles that almost never leads to an arrest? No research just my own observations.

  • You already know ?

    ???????????????

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It's everyday Sister daily....

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Great post.

  • Nhere

    Don't let it get to you the media is playing a game, unfortunately people are playing into it to keeping it going.

  • Nhere

    Corner for you. We are aware of the realities you don't have to rub some ish like that in geez...

  • klwbaby

    Are u talking about the Cabrini Green and Robert Talyor projects?

  • You already know ?

    Exactly!..????????

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    You tired of all blacks?

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Your never quit. ?

    Evening sis?

  • felinelurker

    Yep. When I was growing up, we were told to stay away from Fayettenam & Kinston

  • Nhere

    You do the crime, you do the time. I have no tears for her. But these cops out there not really trying to tango with the wolves to stop crimes. They'd rather write you a parking ticket.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Walking Dead still got me crying ?

  • You already know ?

    Well said ??That's my city as well I grew up on 49th & State, i Graduated from Simeon c/o 89!..luv my city ???

  • Nhere

    Those and all the rest that were torn down, some areas were revitalized as mixed income properties.

  • Nhere

    Let me get on that

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    You and lent others were quick to give him credit last week when the police officer was arrested for the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Realistically he doesn't care, and didn't have a darn thing to do with the arrest. His being voted into office had no effect on that police department or any other. Frankly after seeing the violence and racist remarks made at his rallies by him and his supporters , I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't more shootings of minorities and perceived illegals. All resulting in justified shootings or acquittals of the police officers. I pray this country doesn't get worse or go to war because it was a toss up between the two candidates. Your disdain for Obama is apparent , we get it. You love Trump! In four years let's hope you were right and the electoral college.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Great post

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Preach

  • Incog-knee-gress

    don't worry doesn't sound like he will start doing a damn thing either for Chicago. Unless it's about his business there he has zero use for the city. Called it a war zone as well.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-not-worried-trump-will-punish-chicago/

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Amen to that !!!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Fayette-Nam was on the list back when we were kids too. Yep. Just like @Summer keep pointing out Chi been bad for decades too. Smdh. None of it is new

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Girl...a mess here tonight

  • Zizzle

    RIP and condolences to the family.

    Chicago, which is home to President Barack Obama

    You're fcukin' sick. Get help.

  • Zizzle

    Gun sales are illegal in Chicago. They cross the border into Mike Pence's Indiana to purchase them.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    "What a have to lose? Your schools r shytty, u can't go to the store for a loaf of bread without being shot" #trump

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    I had to put phone all the way down..

    Jesus never visits....will use it.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I visited Chicago this summer. I visited my friends who grew up there and is a public defender . She is actually a supervisor and I visited the courts while I was there. It was so busy there. Sad really but if you can survive then there is job stability in the legal system. I was visiting because I am thinking of becoming a forensic lawyer. I would be hired there quickly , but I cant live there. I'm not cut out for that.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    We still beating this political horse to death? Even on Sundee?!?!!

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    24/7

    365

    Year Round

    All seasons

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It's getting bad everywhere to the point it's not safe anywhere due to some of this generation and their new it thing drive bys smh. You can't not live your life but it sucks.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    No but I get sick of many of blacks ways. We are our own worst enemies. The other day my dad got robbed by four black men. When I was beat up years ago it was by black girls. It gets on my nerves. People need to be fighting for an education.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wait... you're black?

  • We Can Do This

    You don't have to explain yourself. We know what you mean.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    KENDRICK JOHNSON (yes I'm text yelling his name) WAS MURDERED. There's numerous, beyond-a-reasonable doubt evidence supporting this. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b3db57b7851cc6429ba053afa0ee3b2afd7755a0fd440139d79200c9675e621.jpg

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Which means they are purchasing them legally.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Giiiiiiiiirl I literally can NOT with this rhetoric.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Take a break

  • casiepriest33

    Sandra, I usually agree with you. However, I can't cosign this phuckery. All these unarmed black men were murdered. Black men with registered guns will be slaughtered.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Exactly we have to save ourselves

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    You're right. I'm going to bed.

  • Man E

    Mass black fatherlessness chickens come home to roost. I don't curr who comes at me. Facts. What else do we expect but short triggered kids? When their own father doesn't even raise them.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Thank you

  • klwbaby

    I feel politicians and the government can only do so much for people. They can provide free or reduced cost education, vocational training, and free clothes so a person can look professional on a job interview. But it's up to an individual to take advantage of those options...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    True I live in Delaware and out biggest city Wilmington I often plagued with violence. Even in our capital Dover we go through periods of violence . It is blamed on families with gang affiliation moving from the New York inner city areas. I don't know but kids and young adults don't settle fights with fist anymore. They get guns and end it all. Leave for folks for dead and walk away...

  • Carolina Blue

    Sandra is doing way mfkn too much!!

  • Scromes1212

    Maybe I missed something. What's did it say about anyone being fatherless?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    We need to stop and frisk your head because that makes no sense.

    How would you like to be constantly stopped for no reason????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    NOT!
    Jovan DID NOT have an arrest record!

    Hombre likes to lie ????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    When you're involved in crimes THEN sometimes SHATT HAPPENS ??????

  • jussaying

    @SandraRose you have a typo that confused the hell out of me. It is BANKS and HARRIS not Harris and Tariq as you have it written further in the article. Tariq Harris is one person. Thanks :).

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Hombre likes to lie ???

  • Zizzle

    Except for that nasty overexposed spot. I tell people the devil touched me at a low point in life.

  • Zizzle

    She was preoccupied with how to insert Obama into the story.

  • Zizzle

    That was never a question. Only your reckless spreading of misinformation was.

  • Cricket404

    Lock 'em up. These kids are kicking down doors and killing people all over the US. What's really going on?! The Black community is so accepting of this type of behavior. We should be boycotting ourselves, we are raising some feral youth. Atlanta Police Chief just had a news conference telling parents to know where their children are because they are not having thievery and whatnot at Lenox Mall this holiday season. My mouth is still open, but we are getting kilt in SWAT's, young thugs just robbed Keisha Lance Bottoms who is running for Mayor of Atlanta.

  • Scromes1212

    That's wwhat you get when people feel hopeless.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed but ION upvote strangers neither. #teampetty

    And Them camera don't work! Just flashing decor on street poles ??

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Hey sister. Long time
    Hugs

    Check this, can he please put out how to avoid paying taxes, cause ummmmrummm it would helpful.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Bloop

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She don't get tired ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Chicago has clean water, they have the world's largest water reclamation facility (in the worl Craig).

    ?No parenting is my opinion ??

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Hope and pray your dad is doing well, sorry this has happened twice in yoir family.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right and it's so heartbreaking

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    wow. I've been saying for years it's time to stop playing with these kids. They are the ones out here causing havoc on their own communities primarily. I can't understand how people think Lenox is premiere when there's so much crime going on down there. It's strangely comical. I never go down there.

    You're right; the black community is very accepting of this behavior. We're practically immune to it and just come to live with it. I have no fool proof solution, but start penalizing the parents with fines or come down on these kids by locking them up with criminals of like crimes. Phuck juvie. No more 10-15 chances all cuz you're only 12 and not 18. Enough is enough. Folks should not have to live life sleeping with their firearm as a pillow.

  • TheReal

    Born and raised in Chicago. The reality is that the violence is not as random as outsiders think. Every neighborhood is not violent. People think the north side is good, but there are plenty of weirdos over there. Know the neighborhood you're in, hang with sensible people. RIP to this young man, but his neighborhood is somewhere I'd never visit let alone live.

  • TheReal

    RIP to Danny's grandson. Im surprised his family still lived in that awful neighborhood.

  • klwbaby

    The one thing I have noticed is the phrase " it takes a village to raise a child" doesn't apply now because if u tell some of these parents that lil Timmy Turner is out here doing things he shouldn't be doing, u will encounter a parent who will fight u for talking about their kid instead of actually going and see what Timmy is doing..

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I tell my friends and family in the Chi aint no way in hell. I hear areas like Olympia Fields, Matteson, and Country Club HIlls have either gone to the dogs or on the way. Why? Because, like you said, it's like one big project now and no such thing as "good black neighborhood." Time to stop playing with these criminals. Whites don't want you in their areas and black folks don't want you to get ahead in your own.

    Personally now, IDC if Republicans toughen laws, one strike you (proven crime), etc. As many know, black folks don't boycott or march against crime we face everyday, but want to be on the front line when officer Bob shoots Quintavion.

  • Karma WhO

    Its something in the water in chi town..they are LOOSE out there..

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Smh??

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    IDK if you remeber, but those projects you named were HELL. Ida B Wells too. When we were young, although we grew up in the hood, we knew not to go to that side of town to play cuz the kids over there were on something completely different and DGAF.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Damn, I hope your dad's ok. I tell my mom it's time she stops going shopping and things like that all alone. Someone needs to go with you cuz these teens and nothing ass hoodlum men don't care and will harm you for the $3 in your pocket, no remorse. I'm tired of it. Tired.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Jesus isn't fixing it, babe. Black folks, get off your knees praying to whoever you think God is. It's not real and that's why it's not working. What God would allow innocent people to be in harms way or worse every day, every hood.

    It's time we face what's happening realistically, not biblical. I don't know anyone who believes that stuff, IJS.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And may have somehow moved the needle the other way.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    It just doesn't make any sense to me that this is the PEOTUS. I don't think he pays taxes at all and it's legal!
    Hug ya back! I be here but I don't comment that often anymore because I'm trying to keep my blood pressure under control.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    YEP. Meet the parents and you'll no longer question why the kid is so out of pocket. My generation, mostly, were a reflection of our parent(s), uncles, aunts, family, etc. I dare not, as a teen, go visit my grandmother in the south and do something crazy. The entire town knew who my mother was, all her brothers, they were all boxers or athletes, and that my grandmother did not play. I'm calling your grandmother right now. I hated visiting there cuz we got away with nothing.

    Now, I wish that "village" were still in place.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes these kids are bums. Dad but truth.

  • Cricket404

    Hopeless? Who, the black community or the kids killing. We as a people have survived and prospered with much less under way more distress.

  • Anji

    Chicago is a failed social experiment. I don't complain because this is bigger than Chi Town. I work with gangs and document social behavior and other stats. These youth aren't always parented at all. I also work with the parents because their situations are part of their children's problem. Ther is no budget for serious intervention as there are many family units in need, and I don't mean economic. Social values may appear skewed however it is not deviance with regards to the world around them and whether they see themselves as part of society at large. No one can wave a magic wand. This chaos was predicated decades ago. Chicago didn't happen overnight.

  • Anji

    It always applies, Timmies and Timmie's parents all need a village, they just might not find one in time.

  • Scromes1212

    the gap between black income and whites is a wide as its been in 40 years. We need to start paying attention to numbers to focus on the actual cause of our issues. In 1974 over 940 murders in Chicago, 1994 over 930 murders, 2004 over 450, 2014 over 430 now two years later they back up to 700. We to busy talking about back in the day to realize Chicago was lowering crime until they got this new mayor. So what happened? Poverty and crime are a direct reflection

  • Anji

    Education in most urban cities with high crime is separate and unequal. The programs that were sponsored by the government were reduced or eliminated while Clinton was in office. These kids are so far from the need to consider job interviews. They lack basic skills in socialization.

  • Anji

    There is high exposure to lead in children of the urban areas and lead definitely leads to behavioral problems. I know water sources in and around Los Angeles have a level of toxicity that was due to crumbling infrastructure so it's not so far off to be a contributor to the problem.

  • Nhere

    Thanks

  • Anji

    It's called The American Way. We have one of the most violent governments in the world. And our kids should behave......???

  • Rain

    Yep! The girl I mentioned in my reply was what would be considered a good student, I believe she graduated having been a NHS student, cheerleader, etc. She was introduced to heroin by her Ex boyfriend and said that she had tried the other club drugs or whatever. She even got shot up on camera, it was heartbreaking. What was even more heartbreaking were the 2 brothers (Black) who were on, who had sold drugs and are recovering addicts. They had both served time and talked about how they were limited as far as finding a legal job. Black men who have felonies or served time have a harder time period getting a job/career to make a decent living, compared to their white counterparts. Smh...some people spend too much time studying subjective stats than they do real life, cold hard facts. Stats say there are more white people in America than all minorities combined, yet...Black people are "leading" in many other categories most bad than good. Minorities are smaller in number from abortions and violence, either amongst themselves or from outside influences.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    It's not the water. It's their DNA.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Ever listen to their "music?"

  • Rain

    They are not going to stop making them because if it is not Jordan's, it will be something else. Things have no power but, they give an illusion of power/status. The issue is, more people are willing to buy into an illusion to seem cool rather than actually being cool.

  • the guest

    This is true I know also from witnessing this growing up and attending school in similar neighborhood and environment. Yes, economically privileged white kids get away with crime.

    But I only mean to be fair in reference to this article.

    To be fair, kids from the hood like the two killers in this story have a lot of excuses made for them too. Affluent black guilt and white guilt are manipulated to excuse the very real terror and violence kids like this impose on their own communities.

    It's upsetting that even the victims' grandfather is making excuses for the sociopathic teens who just murdered his grandson. It's not about education or poverty. Many poor and uneducated kids don't go around home evading and killing people.

    These two kids broke into a home, put a gun to a girl's head and murdered this boy because they have a heartless and cruel nature and no education or money would have changed their evil nature.

    I'm glad they are caught and Chicago a bit safer for the many good folks of the south side.

  • the guest

    Stop and Frisk must be enforced in Chicago. These two home invading murdering teens should get the chair.

  • the guest

    If we are honest, the bad seeds like these kid murderers are easily profiled. Upstanding black folks don't want hood rats ruining neighborhoods and communities. No one wants to live with that.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    EVERY ONE IGNORE THIS GAY RACIST 0000000.5% BLACK TROLL! HIS OTHER NAMES ARE 100% 25% NOW ITS CHICAGOWISE. GO TO HELL!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    As I stated in a previous post, which some folks seem to want to ignore, we as Black men and women cannot complain about violence aimed at us by "others" when we are most violent towards other Black people. I do not excuse nor condone wrongdoing, especially when it involves the taking of others' lives.

    Just this month, I've learned of now 5 deaths. The first person was murdered; the 2nd person died of a a massive heart attack, the 3rd person died nearly 10 years ago and I was never informed; the 4th person committed suicide after grieving the loss of his son a year prior (also from suicide); and the 5th was a restauranteur who, if memory serves me correctly, I saw shortly before his passing. (I just found out last night that he died. He passed away 3 years ago.). The person who was murdered was beaten to death. The 2nd person holds an annual turkey giveaway where he fed 20k people last year. The 3rd and 4th people were lawyers - the 3rd being someone I worked for; and the 4th being someone who my mom worked on a case with. They had a mutual mild flirtation and took a liking to one another, but they always kept it professional. It's a lot...

    We will all have to deal with death, and sometimes in large numbers at one time. My prayer is that murdered people receive justice and people start having the respect for the living that they often express for the dead.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Chicago's a social experiment that's being held on a grand scale. It's going through an "ethnic cleansing". When the higher ups decide Chicago's hand enough they'll swoop in and shut everything down. If the violence were to spill over into the richer whiter neighborhoods they'd find a way to control it. Yeah the people that live there should take control of their neighborhoods, but who's to say they haven't tried and were not allowed too? Y'all think its easy for the citizens to take back control? It's not. In order for them to gain any real control they'd have to emancipate themselves from the system, and use their own money to reinvest into their neighborhoods. You can't take control of what you don't own, you can only make suggestions and add your 2 cents. Wake up people we live in America where nothing is what it seems, and the truth is all ways hidden.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    "some people spend too much time studying subjective stats than they do real life, cold hard facts."

    ----------------------------

    This!!! And this is exactly why I refuse to engage some people in an exchange of dialogue. When I reference REAL LIFE/actual situations that I am personally familiar with and they respond with statistics that God only knows who and where they came from, that's my cue to exit. Lol.

    Black folks are so quick to believe the lies reported about them under the guise of "statistics." How do you judge an entire race of people by the actions of 100 or so people who are of the same racial classification?!. No marginally intelligent person will accept such "statistics" as facts. I won't dare delve into how many diseases are now being stated to be non-existent or not what they're reported as being (or manmade).

    Scientists are coming out of the woodwork admitting their "medical findings" are fictitious and they accepted grant money in the tens of millions of dollars to produce false reports so they could get more money. Not a damn body went into their labs to observe, record, etc. their "findings." Some of those "findings" are adversely impacting terminally ill people. The devil is a liar.

  • the guest

    It's called "white tax" to charge white people more but not just for illegal drugs.

    In black neighborhoods and on black islands in Caribbean whites are charged more for grocery, clothing, and major purchases like cars and boats.

    It plays into the stereotype that white people have more money than blacks, a stereotype which is offensive to affluent black people.

    With Stop and Frisk the drug dealing activities in black communities would drop dramatically and that would keep the bad white druggies out of the hood.

  • the guest

    It seems if upper middle class and affluent black families raise their children in exclusive white neighborhoods and communities then they observe white crime and privilege but at least they remain alive like us.

    Can't play Russian Roulette with children raising them in areas rife with and affected by black youth violence.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    As if white people aren't the architects of crime and violence in this country. Lol

  • the guest

    I don't understand why an Englewood is permitted in the US. It reads like a European warzone ghetto in WWII, like a war torn Palestinian city. I use those examples because it's serious enough for military intervention. The good people deserve a safe city.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    To take a life over some shoes...Smdh.

  • the guest

    Certainly they are but I think you understand what I mean. Basic fundamental safety should be a right for all children not only suburban and rural kids whom are not dealing with being shot in the head over tennis shoes. There are safer places to live than Englewood.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Englewood, NJ or Inglewood, CA?

    I respond based on what is said, not what someone meant. I detected "shade" directed towards me because of my mention of where I attended and graduated from HS.

    It's interesting that a person who doesn't know me, my background or anything substantive about my life feels so free to comment, suggesting some "privilege" that I never stated or implied, beyond that particular educational experience.

    I give God the praise and glory for a praying mother and praying grandparents and others around me who sought a hedge of protection over me that I not be preyed upon. Despite many things happening in my life that could've destroyed me, God used those situations to increase my territory.

    We aren't privileged because of financial status or even education, but because we were chosen to live another day to be a vessel for God's great works. We can be effective regardless of our financial statuses, educational backgrounds and/or perceived earthly "privileges."

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    And those four should be arrested and charged with Irresponsible Behavior Resulting In Creating Delinquent Deadly Niggletts

  • CaramelDrop

    Same thing Philando thought. Lord Rest his soul.?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    You have your way of thinking and I have mine we shalt agree to disagree......

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    No shade whatsoever, but an individual or a collective cannot "take back" what they have no or very little ownership in.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    We know nobody owns it, its a phrase but what they can do is do what my mommy and them did when I was growing up which is having neighborhood watches and look out for each other and report ish they see. You don't have to own a neighborhood to take pride and look out for one another

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    You can take pride by looking out for one another and reporting wrongdoings, but back in the day when Black folks used to keep watch over each others' properties, it was because they owned them and they didn't want racist white folk destroying what they worked hard for.

    There's pride in ownership. A lot of Black people don't feel pride about things today because we spend so much collectively and own so little. Gotta redistribute the wealth.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I grew up in the CMHA owned projects and not owning it or not folks took pride and just looked out for one another especially in my building. Where I live now they look out for me and my daughters and most of them own their houses and have been there for years but regardless it's the same result.

  • We Can Do This

    I agree. If whites were victims of the same violence, best believe the National Guard would be deployed.

  • We Can Do This

    True. But if your situation isn't right abstain from having kids. It's a recipe for disaster in this society for black males, now young females. Not all.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    The first Mayor Daley ??
    In the 70's ??

  • S. Williams

    better education doesn't change thugs and thug mentality. plenty of intelligent and wealthy people out here will kill you over some dumb ish too. not enough discipline is the problem. not enough parental presence in the lives of teens. too much freedom and access. and on top...you shot this fool bc the girl asked you to????? she punched a boy and got hit back like she deserved. ugh, this making me angry

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    How can you possibly usually agree with her?

  • S. Williams

    if you have locations where only 1 or 2 demographics live, and there is crime, duh the crimes will be committed by those that live there. same as white on white, Asian on Asian, etc. ppl who live in "outer cities" commit crimes too like driving off a cliff to kill their sibling, killing mom and dad bc they were told no they couldn't have a party. Watch the ID channel of Killer Kids and tell me who you see on there

  • PRPSP

    Tougher sentences for kids may persuade them from acting like animals. All races are having this problem with out of control young people! These kids don't fear repercussions for their actions. The Long Beach girls who jumped that poor girl on the train a few months back were sentenced to 9 months! 9 months for beating the crap out of that girl because she wouldn't let them rob her! The other teenager threatened passengers if they called the police! Not one person on that train helped that girl being kicked and dragged all through the metro!

  • yallcrazy

    These kids need some religion in their lives to put fear and a sense of peace in them. I see all this promotion of there's no god. Or black women need to stop praising god. But the way I see it is if he real or not He brings peace to the brain. Help you get through tough times so you won't kill yourself or some body as in this case. The fear comes with empathy and respect for your fellow man. These kids lack all these things and they out here wilding...ain't no fear what's so ever. No hesitation. Thats just my theory but hey I could be wrong

  • TawnyDelux

    ....wow....

  • LibraGirlonly

    Hump!

  • StoneColdLady

    I can somewhat agree BUT a great deal of "our" children nor parents value education anymore. I am supposed to teach sophomores and a huge number of our them read on a fifth grade level or below; they refuse tutoring and it is almost impossible to fail them

  • LibraGirlonly

    It's crying shame.

  • LibraGirlonly

    No that that . The justice system doesn't work for us.

  • TheReal

    The best thing is to move. Many people over there have good jobs, but like that the low cost of living there.

  • Renee26

    Were you drunk when you wrote this??? Harris and Tariq ( Tariq Harris is 1 person) had exchanged clothing and shoes with Jovan’s 14-year-old brother over several weeks.....then a fight between the killers and a 16 year old sister ... is she supposed to be the 14 y/o brother who had the girls pants??? This gave me a headache

  • Quitedeliteful

    The idiots gonna spend life in prison over some damn sneakers!!!

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Yes endorse the racial profiling of your entire race because 2 idiots who were failed by their mother did an unspeakable act. Nevermind the black people who don't entertain violence or even own guns. Throw us all the under the bus to appease massa.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Well you think differently when 2 over zealous cops have you pulled over and out of your car in the middle of the night for no reason other then your skin color. Bet BLM will resonate then huh?

  • thehumble1

    tears just flowing!

  • shun king

    And you got a lot of black kids breaking in homes and pawn shops stealing guns

  • SpiceGirl

    the parents should be sooo proud!!! Dayum shame!!! may he RIP....and these POS....smh.....life over!!

  • Man E

    Anji said "These youth aren't always parented at all." I agree but why is it BP have challenges understanding it circles back to fathers or the lack of?!

  • Man E

    Its the men who are failing black familes. Mama is alway here where's daddy and grand daddy?!

  • Man E

    You may be naive or obtuse. We have 72% bastard rate that means daddies not around. I don't need you or anyone here to agree with me look around any black hood and see the lack of fatherly guidence.

  • Scromes1212

    I'm just asking what did that have to do with the post cause it didn't say if they were fatherless. There is most definitely a problem in our community with fatherless kids.

  • Keekz

    I concur.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    This is all about home training & not knowing how to live life decently & in order.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Attacking me doesn't change the reality of the situation.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Just like a honkey to play the victim role. No ones attacking you 0% you don't know the reality of anything . You only know what the media reports shit for brains. You don't know anything about what goes on behind closed doors. The rabbit hole goes a lot deeper then what your microscopic brain can process.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    My post was about things I observed while riding public transportation; not something I heard on the news.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Wow thank you !!! Very good response and that something I'm going to look into

  • Genia W-m

    Juvenile delinquents and the parents who failed them. So many inner cities across the US have the same theme, teens committing a lot of the crime. They were taught by criminals and will teach the next generation of criminals.
    I listened to a mom from Chicago who had a son by a gang member and she said the kids are born into that life. It's ALL they know. Her son was killed too. I guess the girls have no one else to date but thugs.
    Another man posted on FB the names of neighborhoods in Chicago, about 7 or 8 or them, and said they've been gang and crime infested for over 50 years!!! He said it's not other neighborhoods but the ones he listed. The Southside was one of them. He said all the murders we hear about are nothing new and in the 70s & 80s the murder rate was even higher! A never ending cycle.

    I'll bet no one in leadership dares to do anything about these gangs for fear of being called racist. If I lived in any of those neighborhoods I'd welcome them to come in a do what they needed to do and something drastic is needed now. These boys have no remorse or feelings for any human being.

  • Genia W-m

    While I believe something drastic should be done it shouldn't be S&F. I had a friend in NYC who was stopped under that. He has never been in trouble a day in his life!!! He had moved there from another state too.

  • Jussjess25

    Yea, until they find the licensed gun on your hip, and use that as an excuse to kill them. Do you think s&f should be used in caucasian neighborhoods as well Sandra?

  • Genia W-m

    That's not knew. Heroin is an epidemic nationally. There are more drugs in most private schools (including Catholic) than public. Even the school where the Obama girls attend has been hit with drugs as well. However, who is carjacking, doing drive bys and murdering folks? The inner city kids.
    There's a reason Yassir Arafat was teaching 8 yr olds to kill in the Middle East. Teach them young so they can end up like ISIS and kids in the inner cities.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Where did I state any of this is new? I didn't. I know how long ago the events transpired that I commented about that I've personally witnessed.

    Some people don't realize that these auto theft rings are masterminded by Caucasians and "others" and the ones who always take the fall are the young Black people who can't afford counsel and likely have priors. Same goes for the dumb credit card scammers and the idiot fraudulent check cashers. I used to have people ask me for legal advice or referrals often. I don't f with criminals and I don't do criminal law.

  • Genia W-m

    How? People with no cultural exposure only see the crime from the inner cities. They see it on the news every single night. They see the burned out bldgs. The apt bldgs. torn up. The projects torn up. The businesses robbed monthly. That's how they judge an entire population of people, the inner city. Yet Blacks live in the country, rural areas, the burbs, etc. There's a lot of crime in the inner cities.
    The first time I worked in an inner city I just couldn't believe it! The lifestyle. The crime. The constant scheming. Unbelievable!!! They truly are a subculture. The generation of years ago was great but something happened to the children and grandchildren.

  • Genia W-m

    There are more murders per day in some areas than any killer kids. Folks try to diminish inner city crime but it is real and off the hook. Worse than anything else in the US. Bad schools, rough neighborhoods. The kids don't have a chance from the day they were born!
    Had a co-worker's son move to L.A. As a car dealer he said they had to get permission to deliver a car in one neighborhood because so many of the neighborhoods are gang turf. WTH?!!!! Who takes over a neighborhood?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I have no idea what you're asking.

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Truth because me and my neighbor got into it 3 years ago because I let her know her son was bullying all the smaller kids and I wanted to get a resolution for this and she got mad with me for coming to tell her smh that showed me all I needed to know.

  • Rain

    EXACTLY! Especially the guy that got all of the money for Autism research and he was just lying to parents and other supporters, etc. You gotta get out and see what is really going on for yourself because things do not add up when you compare the two. The only stats I think are a bit believable are the population ones, just because the gov has access to birth records. The population stats are not accurrate because of the illegal immigrants...whether they crossed the border or have expires visa's, etc. There are a lot of factors.