Sunday, January 25, 2015


From A peaceful prayer walk degenerated into shoving and shouting Sunday afternoon, as the weekend shooting deaths of three young people aroused anger, fear and suspicion among some of the participants.
Because of the “mayhem,” Clarice Jackson, the mother of victim Latecia J. Fox, wasn’t able to go to the spot where her daughter’s body lay Saturday morning.
“I wanted to see where my daughter took her last breath,” Jackson said. “When the altercation broke out, I was rushed off in the opposite direction — I didn’t get a chance to see the house.”
The victims of the shootings were Black.
They say Black lives matter, but the thugs who attended this party and witnessed the murders aren't cooperating with the cops.
“There are people around here, people who know exactly what happened,” Willie Barney, president of the Empowerment Network, told the crowd of more than 100 that had gathered at 34th and Parker Streets. “It’s unacceptable ... there is no place for people who take innocent lives in our community. Make the call (to police).”
A police spokeswoman declined Sunday to say whether any witnesses had come forward....
A person familiar with the investigation told The World-Herald that the shootings were the result of a lingering dispute among three sects of the Bloods gang.
Schmaderer said at least four of the men shot and injured are documented gang members.
So, do Black lives really matter?
Apparently not if you are in a gang or live in the inner city and stay quiet after witnessing a murder.

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