Friday, February 3, 2012

Candlelight vigil at an Englewood Church's Chicken

This release was posted onto our Facebook page recently read on. And then some background if you're not familiar with this case. The streetview above is the Church's in question:

Pastors to hold all night prayer vigil at site where 2 teens were killed

“Source of violence is sin….”

Chicago -- The churches and pastors of the Illinois Missionary Baptist State Convention are holding an ALL NIGHT Prayer Vigil Friday, February 3, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Churches Chicken, 6600 South Halsted Street, Chicago, which is the site where two teenagers were killed.

Last December, Dantril Brown, 17, a junior at the Prosser Career Academy, and Jawan Ross, 16, a sophomore at the Robeson High School, were at Churches Chicken where an argument erupted outside with one chasing the other into the restaurant and opening fire wounding five people and killing the teens.

According to Rev. Gerald M. Dew, pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, the purpose of the prayer vigil “is to demonstrate to the community our care and concern for every resident, and to ask the Lord to move on the hearts and minds of those who use violence to solve their problems.

“We believe that the primary source of the violence in our communities is sin and sin can only be handled by The Savior. All who believe that the Lord has the power to turn our communities around are welcome to join us in this effort,” said Dew.
If you want some background here's an article on this story I have found from WGN:
Chicago police are questioning a 23-year-old man about a restaurant shooting that killed two teenagers in the Englewood neighborhood. So far, there are no arrests.

The families of both teens say they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

They had gone to the restaurant to purchase their dinner when gunfire broke out.

The Tuesday special at the Church's Chicken in the 6600 block of South Halsted brought 16-year-old Jawan Ross and 17-year-old Dantril Brown to the fast food restaurant.

Both were inside for the 59 cent legs and wings when police say two people outside got into a fight.

One of those involved came into the Church's restaurant and the other, who had a gun, chased him and started shooting. Both teens were shot and killed and five other people were injured.
That article was from this past December and still fresh in the minds of many I'm sure!

1 comment:

  1. Is this pastor using this tragedy as an opportunity to promote himself?
    Is this pastor helping the victims' families, financially?
    Is "SIN" the real cause of violence in our community?
    Is this pastor an IDIOT?

    What good is a prayer vigil?
    How many prayer vigils have already been done?
    Have any of these prayer vigils stopped the violence?
    When are Black people going to get off their knees?

    (Let me say upfront that if this type of event gave some peace to people affected by this type of tragedy, I'm totally ok with it. My concern is that too many of these are being done with no tangible results.)

    Once again, Black folks reacting to tragedy "after the fact", instead of working to prevent these tragedies.

    It's so sad that innocent bystanders are being killed by knuckleheads. And, guess what, 6th Ward readers? I hope I'm wrong, but with areas like this being added to the 6th Ward, this nonsense may be coming to a neighborhood near you (if not already)!

    What's needed:

    We need the right to Concealed Carry!!!!!
    It is absolutely ridiculous that LAW-ABIDING citizens have to live (and die) in terror of these pathetic pieces of walking excrement. In a different world (or a different city outside Illinois), some law-abiding citizen would have dropped this cowardly, murderous punk on or near the premises.
    However, "guuns uh baad, wheeze guud christyans, n put yo'self in ad Lawd's hands of protectshon". PATHETIC!

    If this preacher is so serious about being of service to the community, he (and many other preachers) can put up the money to pay for additional security in the communities. With all the money they "rip off" from LONELY Black women, this shouldn't be a big deal. We don't have enough police, and we don't have concealed carry, so additional security is the only other way.

    And don't give me this "we need jobs and opportunities in order to stop the killing" nonsense.
    For those of you with LOGICAL brains, do the math:
    What is the percentage of poor Black people who commit violent crimes vs poor Black people who do not commit violent crimes? It's clear the majority of poor Black people are not "monstrous killers". Therefore, it comes down to these violent Black criminals being rabid animals with guns. What should be done with a rabid animal? You put them down! STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR THEM!!!!

    And if all I've said here offends your fragile emotions, TOO BAD!
    I'm offended by the murders in our communities!
    Which do you find more offensive?

    Another observation:
    "Both were inside for the 59 cent legs and wings…"
    What was the relevance of WGN telling the audience what the two victims were buying?
    Fried Chicken and Black People. Hmmmm…..


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