There is a war currently being waged in a predominately black and poverty stricken neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois named West Washington Park. The battle grounds are located between 56th and 65th street from Cottage Grove to Martin Luther King Drive. This war has not garnered much media attention except for the obligatory short paragraph in the Chicago Sun-Times and other media outlets. Since September 1, several people have been shot in the 6400 block of South King Drive, the block I reside on. All were under the age of 26 and all were black.
Urban terrorists have taken over inner-city minority neighborhoods in Chicago and no one is safe. It matters not if you reside in Beverly or Chatham: no family is immune from gun violence. My heart breaks for the families of who have lost loved ones to violence because I am a mother and can imagine ...read more