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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:47 AM

2 Chicago Moms Fought For Years To End Gun Violence. They Were Shot Dead Last Week.

2 Chicago Moms Fought For Years To End Gun Violence. They Were Shot Dead Last Week.

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were killed in a drive-by shooting as they stood watch “at their usual spot” to protect their neighborhood.

By Dominique Mosbergen

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chicago-moms-gun-violence-chantell-grant-andrea-stoudemire_n_5d415af6e4b0d24cde082b8a?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuaHVmZnBvc3QuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIXL3o1T6lzX363eyW01Z3qyPxl_UDZ-I_yq7ukOTRNHbHSAyLho9v0_VcjOqBShhCe6DDuTdzOQnZkBtyBTA7o5CUMvRtD9T2jv-DG76XZNpeSmcTjg6llnjoCvsNX2pp0x5KwU2T6S2fhl_tZvtiNTHwWsTtQ5EJawwJB3Hle2

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Chantell Grant, 26, and Andrea Stoudemire, 36, volunteers at the nonprofit Mothers Against Senseless Killings, or MASK, were gunned down Friday on a corner near the south Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Gresham as they promoted efforts to end gun violence. The killer, riding in an SUV, escaped.

Members of the anti-violence group have been occupying the corner where Grant and Stoudemire were shot since its founding in 2015. Parents bring their children to the spot and have cookouts, learn to dance and play games.

“For mothers to be killed in a place where mothers go to seek safety and sisterhood, I take that as a personal threat,” MASK founder Tamar Manasseh said at a press conference over the weekend. “Because when you come for one of us, you better believe they came for all of us.”

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Grant and Stoudemire were shot multiple times in the chest at around 10 p.m. by someone inside a blue SUV, police told BuzzFeed. The moms were pronounced dead at a hospital. A man who also was shot in the attack was reportedly in stable condition.

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Manasseh said she was heartbroken by the killings.

“It is terrifying. It is heartbreaking,” she told the Sun-Times. “I haven’t slept because I am trying to figure out how we can stop this ... I just keep thinking, ‘Who’s next?’”

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Reply 2 Chicago Moms Fought For Years To End Gun Violence. They Were Shot Dead Last Week. (Original post)
marble falls Jul 2019 OP
democrank Jul 2019 #1
Bonx Jul 2019 #2
Initech Jul 2019 #3
Odoreida Jul 2019 #4
Initech Jul 2019 #6
hack89 Jul 2019 #5
Initech Jul 2019 #7
hack89 Jul 2019 #8
LanternWaste Jul 2019 #10
hack89 Jul 2019 #12
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #9
hack89 Jul 2019 #14
fescuerescue Jul 2019 #11
hack89 Jul 2019 #13

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:02 AM

1. So awful

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:04 AM

2. I've read there a lot of shootings in Chicago.

Awful.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:05 AM

3. And this is why I hate guns and gun owners.

They are more concerned about the safety of their kill toys than they are about the safety of anyone else. God damn it.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:07 AM

4. What about the actual perpetrators of this crime? n/t

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:10 AM

6. I don't know.

But I'm sure they were influenced by the pro-gun propaganda in this country. Which does not favor detractors of the pro-gun lifestyle which is getting increasingly more violent and in your face.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:10 AM

5. The problem in Chicago is violent criminals with illegal guns

put down your broad brush.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:12 AM

7. And how many of those guns were stolen?

Lately it seems like you're more likely to get your guns taken away by criminals than the government (and that will never happen).

And when I say gun owners, I mean the extreme hardcore right wing 2A people.

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Response to Initech (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:15 AM

8. Six percent according to the DOJ

Most are purchased on the black market.

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/suficspi16.pdf

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Response to hack89 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:24 PM

10. Because only violent criminals with illegal guns contribute the problem as a whole.

A most convenient framing of the narrative.

Broad brushes, indeed.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:39 PM

12. The demographics of gun violence are well known

we know primarily where it happens and not surprisingly it is very geographically concentrated. Even in Chicago, gun violence is very concentrated in a few areas. Same for every major city.

And in this particular case, given the neighborhood, it was a very safe assumption.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:11 PM

9. Guns from Indiana are flooding South Chi, Illinois should sue Indiana for this shit

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:45 PM

14. 40% from Illinois, 20% from Indiana

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF ILLEGAL CHICAGO GUNS?

According to the Trace Report, about 40 percent of illegally used or possessed firearms recovered in Chicago from 2013 to 2016 came from dealers in Illinois. The remaining 60 percent came from states with less regulation over firearms. Indiana accounted for about 1 in 5 of these weapons, followed by Mississippi and Wisconsin. The report says these trends have been consistent over the past decade. In the same time span, seven gun or sporting goods stores in Illinois were the top 10 source dealers of recovered weapons in Chicago. Three others were in Indiana.


https://www.apnews.com/64e34cffb7db4dc7bf9bcda2ea201ea7

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:35 PM

11. Chicago was doing much much better when it banned handguns

Every since the Trump Supreme Court ordered them legal, murder has exploded there.

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Response to fescuerescue (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:43 PM

13. For second year in a row, double-digit decreases in gun violence in Chicago

For the second year in a row, the number of homicides and shootings in Chicago dropped by double-digit percentages in 2018, though some neighborhoods on the West and South sides continue to bear the brunt of gun violence as they have for decades.

Homicides dropped by 15 percent, shootings by 18 percent, according to data kept by the Tribune. That continues a trend from 2016, when violence reached levels not seen since the 1990s.


https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-chicago-crime-stats-end-of-year-20181228-story.html

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