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Yet, this story isn't getting much attention. --- Hmm.
(03-30) 17:16 PDT Chicago (AP) --

A nephew of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was one of 13 men shot - two fatally - during a violent six-hour stretch in Chicago, another indication that violence is on the rise in the nation's third-largest city.

A spokesperson for Wade confirmed that his nephew was one of those injured in a Thursday shooting at a convenience store. The spokesperson declined to confirm the nephew's name or condition.

Wade, a Chicago native, was playing in a game at Toronto on Friday night.

Wade's nephew was one of six males shot at a store on Chicago's South Side at about 6 p.m. Thursday by hooded men who police said fled the scene in an SUV. One man was dead at the scene and four others - ranging in age from 16 to 24 - were hospitalized in critical condition. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the slain man as Shawndell Harris, 22.

"I don't have all of the details at this time," Wade said in a written statement released early Friday evening. "My thoughts and prayers are with all involved, including my nephew and sister. Having grown up in the inner-city, I am aware of the difficult realities that exist on the streets. One of the goals of my foundation, the Wade's World Foundation, is to continue to spread the message that the violence needs to stop."

Wade was expected to have further comment in his postgame media availability.

The news of the shooting involving Wade's nephew comes one week after the eight-time NBA All-Star was among the Heat players who spoke out about the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. A neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot the 17-year-old, although no arrest has been made because the volunteer has claimed self-defense.

Of the Martin shooting, Wade said that, "as a father, this hits home."

In Chicago, there were three other shootings during Thursday's stretch of violence, police said.

_ Shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, David Gully, 31, was fatally shot in the head across the street from his South Side home, police said. Suspects have been questioned and several weapons have been recovered, police said.

_ At about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, four people standing in a parking lot on Chicago's West Side were wounded when a gunman fired at them from a moving vehicle, police said.

_ Two other men were wounded in separate shootings on the South Side - one in the leg and one in the buttocks.

The shootings are part of a larger uptick in violence across the city this year. From Jan. 1 to March 29 of this year, there were 474 shootings, 101 of them fatal, according to the Chicago Police Department. During the same time period last year, there were 346 shootings, 55 fatal.

Tio Hardiman, director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire, said he believes clashes are increasing because the city is dealing with violence as a crime problem and not as a public health epidemic.

"You cannot arrest your way out of this problem," Hardiman said. "You have to meet

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But was it a preban hoodie? If it was bought before the Trey incident it is legal, but all hoodies bought after the incident can not progress past the hairline and should not shadow anything below the eyebrows. They can only be bright orange or gray. NO WHITE, BLACK, BLUE or RED. Post ban hoodies are not permitted to show insignia or logos.
 

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Chicago's tough gun laws do not seem to be working for some reason, do they???????
 

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Maybe they are. If we handed out guns on the corner, would shootings go up or down?
if criminals are the only ones with guns, shootings and robberies go up... i dont thnk someone would be quick to rob or shoot at someone knowing theres a good chance they will shoot back
 

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Chicago's tough gun laws do not seem to be working for some reason, do they???????
I guess they haven't heard "Criminals will always get guns", the gun laws mean nothing to thugs!

This is exactly why the 17 year old in Florida id dead ..... "Thug Mentality" ..... not saying Zimmerman's right to use deadly physical force, but it takes two to Tango ...... just sayin ..... Want to be Dead Right ..... think thug
 

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The disparity in reporting black on black and black on white crime is galling. The media's white guilt and mock dance of shame whites should carry is pathetic.

Recently a 13 year old boy was set on fire by two black teenagers who chased him as home after school. The initial reports omitted the fact that the attackers were black. And that they stated

http://www.kmbc.com/r/30572405/detail.html

And the original title of the story was "Boy treated at hospital for burns."

Here's the politically correct description of the attackers....of course the race has been omitted.

Police said the two suspects are male and have facial hair. Police said one was wearing a blue hat, blue jacket, and shoes with the number 23 on the side. The other wore a blue hat, a black jacket, and wore glasses.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.



This tidbit from the mother was also ommiteed from many of the stories as well....

"And they rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open," she said. "(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy'."



So where is Reverend Al? Where's Jesse Jackson? Where's theblack outrage at their own? Where's the collective, introspective black shame we as white are supposed to feel when this is a white on black crime? Where's our special prosecutor? Why is Obama so quiet on this one?

This PC train is an unstoppable juggernaut that will ruin this society for all.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/you-get-what-you-deserve-white-boy-13-year-old-set-on-fire-in-horrific-racially-charged-attack/
 

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This was written by a friend of mine who works for the Washington Post.

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/29/2012 TheWashingtonPost
In the wake of Trayvon Martin's death, the hoodie takes on a greater meaning
By Robert Samuels

View Photo Gallery: The fatal shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., has led to a federal investigation, numerous protests and a national spotlight.
I bought my first hoodie as an act of casual defiance.

I was just shy of 18 when I bought the hooded sweatshirt - a metallic silver thing that cost about $10 on the Aeropostale clearance rack - to take with me to Northwestern University in the Chicago suburbs, knowing my parents would be worried when they saw it.

They were. I was the second of two sons who came of age in the New York of the '90s, when police stop-and-frisks were deemed unfortunate rites of passage for young black men. To my parents, wearing a hoodie seemed like I was inviting harassment.

I reminded my father of their reaction when we were discussing the Trayvon Martin case last weekend. He was livid about Geraldo Rivera's plea to black and Latino parents to not send their children on the street wearing "hoodies," until I reminded him that he and my mom once made the same plea, with me, 10 years ago.

Just a small section of the huge crowd that gathered to show support for Trayvon Martin in Freedom Plaza on March 24, 2012. (Tracy A. Woodward - THE WASHINGTON POST) Before the hooded sweatshirt became a national symbol of solidarity, it had long been the subject of sartorial stereotype. My purchase started as a small rebellion, but I never expected it be so damn snugly. I bought two more. And now, they are the most comfortable, complex clothes I own.

I don't consider getting shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer an everyday possibility, but the air of suspicion is. I am a gangly black man who sings and smiles while walking down the street. I typically intimidate no one. In a hoodie, I am mistaken for a thug.

On a college campus, my teenage self figured that a hoodie denoted you as a student, not a suspect. I wanted one desperately, because I had a reputation for terrible taste. During a school pride week my junior year in high school, a teacher praised my orange-and-black flannel shirt and khakis as the best outfit she had ever seen on Tacky Thursday. I wasn't in costume.

I hadn't even been at college a month when the first campus police alert dropped in our e-mail. I was putting on my silver hoodie to get ready for dinner. The alert said a student had been mugged a few blocks from campus; police were looking for a black male, in his late teens or early 20s, wearing "hooded sweatshirts." It was the first of many.

I threw my hoodie on the floor. I put on a plaid shirt and called a friend, who was white, to ask him to meet us for dinner. He wore his hoodie with privileged nonchalance. I tried not to be angry. But when I looked at Steve that night, I saw the visual representation of society's double standard.

"You see a white man wearing a hoodie and you think, oh, he's coming from the gym or it's cold outside," said Howard Conday, a 27-year-old business manager from Bowie. "But as a black man, you have to be more guarded. You see how uneasy people become when they see you with it. I would never wear a hoodie in public in D.C."

Conday is a recent graduate from Howard, with graduate degrees in law and business. He recently helped to organize the "Am I Suspicious?" video on YouTube that is probably being shared somewhere on your Facebook feed right now.

In the video, Conday speaks against racial profiling and the future that was robbed from 17-year-old Trayvon. He flips up his black hoodie, faces the camera and asks: "Do I look suspicious?"

Yes. For many people, in that hoodie, Conday does look suspicious. He looks like the bogeyman. So does any other black man in a hooded sweatshirt. Such unfortunate truths only fostered feelings of discomfort and paranoia among the black men of my alma mater.

Some of them stopped wearing hoodies altogether. One relished the ability to scare his classmates when walking from the library - he was as skinny and friendly as I was. No one in life ever viewed him as a threat.

One night, I tried doing a bunch of interviews for the school paper wearing a hoodie - familiar faces froze in fear when I approached; one student dropped her keys and questioned if I was in fact a Northwestern student. These interviews occurred a few yards away from my dorm.

I wore argyle sweaters and skinny jeans and even the tacky flannel with reckless abandon, but found myself subconsciously constructing rules for when I could and could not wear a hoodie. They became as cemented in my mind as other unwritten rules that parents teach their black sons: Don't antagonize the police, don't run in public, never walk with both hands in your pockets (lest someone thinks I have a gun).

My rules:

1. I would only wear the sweatshirts on weekends and never outdoors at nighttime.

2. I'd try not to venture off campus wearing one. If I did, I would wear the hoodie only if I was walking with women or white people.

3. The only exception was a sporting event, in which case I would always wear a hoodie.

A few months ago, I stopped wearing my hoodie to a gym close to the my workplace; it became too dispiriting to have my colleagues look straight ahead when I walked past them.

I hate myself for creating these rules. It makes me feel weak for capitulating to the perceptions of people expecting the worst. It makes me feel whiny about the burdens that come with being a black man, which I'm proud to be. It tainted my experience at Northwestern, a school that I remain proud to call my alma mater. And then, there are those lingering doubts: Why is this piece of clothing so paralyzing? It's. Just. A. Hoodie.

Now, of course, it's not just a hoodie. It symbolizes protest as much as a picket sign. Parents now don't worry about their children just being stopped, but also being shot if they're seen wearing one. And being in solidarity with Trayvon is now the cause du jour for all the cool kids.

Considering all this, I felt supremely comfortable donning my hoodie again to walk to the gym on Saturday evening. I pulled the hood over my head because it was raining. I walked a few steps outside my apartment when I'm pretty sure a woman clutched her purse as she walked by me. Despite all the protests, the fear is still real.
 

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The disparity in reporting black on black and black on white crime is galling. The media's white guilt and mock dance of shame whites should carry is pathetic.

Recently a 13 year old boy was set on fire by two black teenagers who chased him as home after school. The initial reports omitted the fact that the attackers were black. And that they stated

http://www.kmbc.com/r/30572405/detail.html

And the orginal title of the story was "Boy treated at hospital for burns."

Here's the politically correct description of the attackers....of course the race has been omitted.

Police said the two suspects are male and have facial hair. Police said one was wearing a blue hat, blue jacket, and shoes with the number 23 on the side. The other wore a blue hat, a black jacket, and wore glasses.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.



This tidbit from the mother was also ommiteed from many of the stories as well....

"And they rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open," she said. "(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy'."



So where is Reverend Al? Where's Jesse Jackson? Where's theblack outrage at their own? Where's the collective, introspective black shame we as white are supposed to feel when this is a white on black crime? Where's our special prosecutor? Why is Obama so quiet on this one?

This PC train is an unstoppable juggernaut that will ruin this society for all.
A white person taking a beating from a group of blacks it's only a mugging !!!! that's the law my friend
 

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opey said:
if criminals are the only ones with guns, shootings and robberies go up... i dont thnk someone would be quick to rob or shoot at someone knowing theres a good chance they will shoot back
Depends. I knew plenty when i was in my early teens that had no issue with getting shot. They did when they got older. Same could be said to apply to date rape, car accidents, OD, STD, etc.
 
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