Everything that’s wrong with the south side of Chicago right now.
It’s not that there aren’t people actively working their butts off to change things. Because the night after ESPN, and some insanely high profile athletes, journalists, and activists, rally the community and start the discussion on how to end violence in their community, just blocks away, a mother of 4 was murdered. A mother of 4 that had nothing to do with the gang violence. Senseless doesn’t describe it.
And in reality, it doesn’t matter that her cousin’s Dwyane Wade. Because her life’s as valuable as the 8 people that died, and 47 people that were wounded, last weekend on the south side and west side.