And that was just one day boys and girls. Sunday accounted for at least one more.
And here's the part making the most headlines:
Among those killed Saturday was a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Police say Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother's youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a car...
Shirley Chambers' first child, Carlos, was shot and killed by a high school classmate in 1995 after an argument. He was 18. Her daughter Latoya, then 15, and her other son Jerome were shot and killed within months of one another in 2000.But the part that's not mentioned or buried deep in the articles:
In a December appearance on the "The Ricki Lake Show," Chambers identified himself as a former gang member who was trying to help others stay away from that kind of life.Yep, just another choir boy 'trying to change his life'. I'm sure the other siblings were just as innocent. Just two weeks ago, Obama cited Chicago, the city w/ some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and where over 90% of shootings go unsolved, as the reason why we need MORE gun laws even though the ones he's calling for are already in place in the city. And what's even more fun is that Chicago is exporting its crime. Aren't we lucky?
Police said he'd been arrested 29 times and had four felony convictions. Records show his most recent conviction was in 2005 for receiving, possessing or selling a stolen motor vehicle. He was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, records show.
Chambers, whose nickname was "Scooby," had been "trying to change his life," Smith said.