I would like to first start out this letter with my sincere condolences to the families of Takiya Holmes, 11, Lavontay White, 2, Kanari Gentry-Bowers, 12, and all the others that have perished on the Bloody streets of Chicago.
The time has come to take the gloves off and fight for what is right no matter the cost. I often ask myself, how has this tragedy been left to go on so long? And why haven’t the people demanded a stop to this nightmare? I believe the answer to this question lies in the Media coverage of these events. The public has been shielded for much too long from the horrific screams of the victims and the bloody trail of misery left by shooters. The public has grown complacent due to the scant visual coverage by media outlets here in Chicago. For this reason the problem has been ultimately brushed under the rug by a majority of the public.
People get upset when graphic videos and photos are published of the victims of violent crimes here in Chicago. To preserve the rights of the victims, I feel their images should be published they are after all a powerful way to send a clear wake up call to the public. I believe they should not have died in vain and this is the only way I know how to give this problem the attention it rightfully deserves.
Three little Kids were killed in a 5-day period here in Chicago, this is the motivating factor why i am stepping up the coverage to take this tragedy in all its graphic HORROR to the front door step of the public, in a way, the media won’t.
The lack of graphic media coverage is only one small piece of the giant puzzle that makes up the murder epidemic here in Chicago. I will be out in the streets much more, in some cases standing alone in the middle of the night while the rest of the media sleeps, covering these shootings in a way that will make people start to wonder how this has been allowed to be ignored for so long.
People need to understand this nightmare gravely effects the victims the families and leaves long lasting scars on everybody else directly connected to these tragedies.
Article by Vic Maggio