On Wednesday two men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in shootings across the city.
A man was shot to death Wednesday evening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.
The 39-year-old was shot in the right torso at 7:23 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Paulina.
He was taken to University of Illinois Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.
A man who was clearly respected in the community made an impassioned plea to residents at the edge of a murder scene Wednesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. What he said had a lot of truth to it.
The man’s speech to residents
“It’s not going to stop by killing each other, it’s not going to stop by building more prisons, it’s not going to stop, by locking everybody up and throwing away the key”.
“Its gonna stop till we start getting to their heart, getting them to understand, that their thinking is wrong, that their motives and direction is wrong that their doing what they think is right, not understanding their wrong”.
“But if we could bring enlightenment and bring understanding bring love and bring peace to come against hatred and violence then we will be able to make a change and make a difference, in this community”.
“The cops are not the bad guys the politicians are not the bad guys, the bad guys are, it’s the spiritual influence behind what’s taking place, you know what I mean”.
“You get a man young man that grows up in poverty and his brother has been murdered and his father’s been murdered and sisters on drugs and the police are always are always cruising he’s going to have a mindset and a outlook that he’s going to think your my enemy, this ones my enemy, that one’s my enemy, but that’s not the truth”.
Article? Video by Vic Maggio