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    IL - Antonio Smith, 9, shot to death, Chicago, 20 Aug 2014

    ANTONIO SMITH KILLED, 7 HURT IN CHICAGO SHOOTINGS ON WEDNESDAY

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/1-dead-7...nesday/274667/

    The boy was shot about 4:05 p.m. in Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side, police said. He was in the backyard of an apartment building in the 1200 block of East 71st when he was shot multiple times, police said. Officers found the boy while responding to a call of shots fired.
    $13K REWARD OFFERED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF ANTONIO SMITH, 9, SHOT TWICE IN CHEST

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/$13k-reward-offered-in-boys-shooting-death/274377/
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    Can't we change this? This is tragic!

    Enough is enough: Another senseless child slaying in Chicago: Mitchell
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchel...l#.U_fUu_kTDPx
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    I don't know if change will ever come to that place mikkismom its crazy violent and never ending. Listening to the scanner as I type this it's one report of shots fired after another. Just another Friday night in the urban jungle I guess. I really feel for some of the parents trying to raise children there.

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...22-column.html

    9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?

    "This 9-year-old boy — in my mind — when you get multiple shots for a 9-year-old boy in a back alley, that's an execution," he said in a telephone interview before the event. "That's not a drive-by, that's not an accident. That sounds like an execution."
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    "We have to be absolutely outraged. And we have to say, 'We're going to find out who you are, and we're going to turn you in because you're not going to get by with this. You can't kill a 9-year-old kid and go home and eat McDonald's and watch TV.'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoopyDawgDawg View Post
    Nice to see a news article asking where the outrage is, too.
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    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nation...823-story.html

    11 shot, including 3-year-old boy, as Chicago gun violence worsens

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    I've been absent from this thread - working weird shifts.

    I remember singing 'Bad Leroy Brown' (On the south side of Chicago, in the baddest part of town...) I just can't imagine that living in a place where people (including children) are shot regularly could be seen as 'normal.'

    OK - maybe it's been that way forever - but how do we stop it? How do we stop it from growing like a cancer?

    jmo
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    One thing is for sure- making sardonic comments about it won't help!

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...navtype=outfit

    Four people have been taken into custody for the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy, who was gunned down in a backyard not far from his home in Grand Crossing on the South Side, police said.

    The four suspects -- three of them 19, the fourth 22 -- were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday

    The man suspected of firing the gun is a 19-year-old gang member, he and two of the other suspects belong to the Sircon City faction of the Gangster Disciples, which is active in the area where Antonio was shot, the police reports state.


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    He was shot 4 times! Why?
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    Such a senseless killing What a tragic waste of a precious life. Crimes against innocent children can never be justified, I cannot understand why anyone would ever hurt a sweet innocent child. When will these senseless tragedies stop?

    Rest in peace x

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    4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

    http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/09/2...go-9-year-old/

    "As Allmon approached his intended targets on foot, he came across Antonio Smith in a rear yard of a residence,'" McCarthy said. "Believing that Antonio Smith was yelling a warning to his intended victims, Allmon shot Antonio Smith multiple times, wounding him fatally."
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    An OP/Ed on 'fixing' Chicago:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/o...ry.html#page=3

    OT - We chose where we live because of the neighborhood and schools. Our Elementary school is a 10 out of 10. We hired a new HS Principal from another state. He organized a 'parent meeting' before school started for a 'meet and greet'. So many parents showed up, that it had to be moved from the library to the auditorium! Unfortunately, this much 'parental involvement' in schools is unusual. Kids are our future and should be treated as such, not disposable. JMO
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    http://my.chicagotribune.com/#sectio.../p2p-81479872/

    At a bond hearing Saturday for four male defendants, Cook County prosecutors alleged that a gun crime parolee had pumped bullets into 9-year-old Antonio Smith. They said the shooter urinated on his own hands to cleanse them of gunpowder residue, then changed his shirt and returned home to comply with his electronic monitoring requirements.

    The prosecutors also documented six "gunshot wounds of entrance" in Antonio's right chest, right outside forearm, center back, right lower chest, right shoulder and left hand — plus "two additional graze wounds to the left hand."

    More than enough to explain the small white casket. More than enough to mark this particular crime — who repeatedly shoots anyone, let alone a 9-year-old? — as heinous, maddening, incomprehensible.



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