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Gun Violence (3A/3B)

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Tyrell Knox

on 21 March 2013

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Gang Violence "Killing, killing is the solution" Let's be honest with ourselves, gang activity in America has been active since back in the 1800's and it seems like it's not slowing down at all! Here's a chart of some of the most popular city's murder rates that were caused by gangs in the year of 2012, see if you can find yours! "When the lights shut off
And it's my turn to settle down
My main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me" On January 29, 2013 a 15 year old girl from Chicago name Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back. She was shot and killed while standing with friends inside a park after school in Chicago after taking her final exams. As a student at King College Prep High School, she was killed one week after performing at events for the President of the United States of America; Obama’s second inauguration. The news became so shocking that the First Lady, Michelle Obama attended the funeral of Pendleton in Chicago. Gangster Disciples & Black Disciples The Black Gangster Disciple was formed in the South-side of Chicago around the late 1960s, by a black male named David Barksdale. David was the leader of the "Gozanto Disciples", and a man named Larry Hoover was the leader of the Supreme Disciples. Both gangs later united to form a new gang called Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN).

David became the overall leader of the gang (BGDN) and Larry became the second in command. Barksdale died in 1972 in turn forced Larry to take over the leadership position. After David's death, a street gang was formed by the name of Black Disciples or BDs. Credits Youtube.com



fontpagemag.com Chief Keef, born in 1995, is a rapper from Chicago Illinois known for his street hit singles such as; "Love Sosa" and "I Don’t like." He is also known for his gang affiliation with the black disciples. Chief Keef has received a lot of attention during the year of 2012 while on house arrest for a weapon charge. While on house arrest, Keef had released couple of successful music videos that showed his gang lifestyle such as "Bang", "3Hunna” (Black Disciples gang slang) and "I Don't Like". Larry Hoover- In 1973, Hoover was sentenced to 150-200 years in prison for killing a drug dealer. After he committed money laundering in prison, his punishment was increased to six life sentences.

Chief Keef- Keef is currently free after serving his 60 days in prison for violating his probation. According to DNA reports when Keef got sentence he said to the judge, “I beg you please. Give me one more chance to show you… I am a very good hearted person. I have not picked up any more cases… That’s not my life anymore.” Chief Keef’s sentencing came less than a month after the release of his first debut album," Finally Rich."

Lil Jojo - Lil Jojos' murder isn't solved to this day. On Christmas day, Lil Jojo's best friend named Joshua Davis, a rapper from Chicago who went by the name of JayLoud, was gunned down for wearing a "Lil JoJo" hoodie. David's cousin said he and other friends of David's had warned Davis about wearing the “JoJo” hoodie around the neighborhood.

Hadiya Pendleton- As of today, Micheail and Kenneth are going to court to find out if they're guilty or not guilty of Hadiyas' murder.

Jonylah Watkins- There are still no leads of Jonylah murder.
Funerals for little girls, is that appealing to you? From your cubicle desktop, what a beautiful view. On February 1, 2013 the Chicago police charged 18-year-old Micheail Ward and 20-year-old Kenneth Williams with first-degree murder. The Chicago police said that the two males are gang members and were out for revenge when they opened fire on Hadiya and her friends at a South Side park (a rival gang territory) on January 29, 2013 just a couple of blocks away from her high school.

Micheail confessed to the police about his involvement in the crime after days of Hadiya's murder. Micheail said that him and Kenneth mistook Hadiya’s friends as gang rivals who shot Kenneth back in July of 2012, which police made an arrest in that case in 2012, but Williams refused to press charges. Hello ladies and gentlemen my name is Tyrell Knox. Today I'm here to share my thoughts about the ignorance of gang violence. I'm going to give you accurate information about gang violence and gang awareness. I'm here to give you real life stories about people whose life was taken away because of the stupidity of gang violence. "Jonylah Forever" A six month old innocent baby by the name of Jonylah Watkins, died on March 12, 2013 in Chicago. Jonylah Watkins was shot five times when her father Jonathan Watkins was the target of the shooting. The shooting occurred as Jonathan was changing Jonylah’s diaper in his mini-van in Chicago. Jonathan Watkins also was shot several times and was taken to a nearby hospital while Jonylah was rushed by paramedics to a Children's hospital, where she died the next morning. Chicago police said the gunman walked up to the mini-van and fired at Jonathan, and then fled in a blue van. Chicago police also said that the shooting was likely retaliation from a rival gang. This wasn't Jonylah's first experience with gun violence. When her mother Judy Watkins was eight months pregnant with Jonylah, she was shot in the leg. "F*%k a Tooka gang bit%h, I'm 3hunna" " You going to be the prey or the predator ?" Extras Here's a short clip of Hadiya Pendleton as a seven grader talking about the ignorance of gang violence . "These ni#$as clam 300, but we BDK" Lil JoJo real name “Joseph Coleman” was feuding with rival rappers in the Black Disciples gang such as Chief Keef, Lil Reese, and many others that are in the Black Disciple gang. On the day that Lil Jojo was killed, witnesses said he was riding on the pads of a bike when a car pulled up and fired six shots. Joseph ran but was hit in the back before making it to a nearby home.

Hours after the murder of JoJo, on Chief Keef’s Twitter account, a message was posted saying, “Its Sad Cuz Dat N**** Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.” Many of Chief Keef’s Tweets include a hashtag notation “300” (known reference, to the Black Disciples street gang),

Lil JoJo had been warring online with the Black Disciples for months before his death. He even made a song on Chief Keef beat called “300” and renamed his vision on the song “BDK’ (Black Disciples Killer), a video of him and other teens brandishing automatic weapons. "I probably won't see 18" Today there are 100,000 gang members vs. 12,000 cops in Chicago

Gang members were responsible for 61% of all homicides in 2011, up from 58.7% in 2010.

There are over 59 gangs in Chicago.

In Chicago, 25% of black males between the ages of of 17-25 with prior arrest history are most likely to be murder victims and to be accused of murder.

As of 2011 more people was killed in Chicago (500) than U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan (270).
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