Chicago! The Death of Chandra Foreman. The Chicago Killing Fields are thirsty for Blood! When will our Lives matter
Chandra Foreman was the last person murdered by gunfire in the Month of June in Chicago. Foreman had went to her job at Comcast early that day, where her co-workers had decorated her desk and held a party in honor of her 37th birthday on Thursday June 30, 2016.
Foreman was shot and killed and four others were wounded when a gold Buick with four people inside pulled up about 9:45 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Loomis Ave,when two gunmen opened fire from the back seat, according to Chicago Police.
According to Cathy Gerald, a friend who was immediately told about the shooting inside Foreman’s car, and also the three other people were shot on the front porch of Foreman’s aunt’s home. Gerald said her cousin, whose wife was also shot, called and informed her about the shooting. The cousin didn’t know if Foreman had been struck, but when Gerald arrived at the crime scene she was more then shocked, “I knew she was gone,” Gerald said. “She was gone.” in reference to Foreman.
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Foreman died while being transported to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. She (Gerald) was told that two groups (possibly gangs) were shooting from either end of the block and believes Foreman was struck while she was waiting inside her car outside the house.
“I didn’t get to talk to her today,” Gerald said. “I sent her a text and wished her a happy birthday.” The unfortunate thing is Foreman died on her birthday.
Police said the shooting was gang-related. Even more unfortunate is the fact that no one is in custody at this time.
Despite the efforts of the Police to control the communities, 2016 is on pace to become one of the most violent and bloody periods in the past 20 years. We would ask for people to understand that Chicago has been in the spotlight with nearly 2,000 shooting victims, some of them among the 331 homicides, in the first half of the year, according to trusted data. In all of 2015, there were a total of 490 homicides.
Many groups including-The Midwest Coalition for Social Justice and Peace has been formed to research the global needs of the community and find ways to bridge this divide. For my part, I will say that public confidence in the job of the Chicago Police Department remains at a all time low-especially in communities of color. As long as the trust barrier exist and people are not motivated and do not believe in community policing-then people and communities will suffer.
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