Aunt of slain teen: ‘Emanuel, please do something about the violence’

Alexandria Burgos, 18, a woman who was shot multiple times and killed Sunday in the city’s Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. (Family photo)

“With pain in her voice, the aunt of an 18-year-old woman who was fatally shot early Sunday morning on the city’s Northwest Side pleaded for something to be done about the gun violence in the city.

“It’s not just the South Side. They are always focusing on the South Side but it’s happening all over,” said Carmen Alcozer, fighting back tears. “Everybody is screaming ‘vote for me, vote for me,’ when they need to focus on the innocent people getting killed.”” ~ 

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Should certain people of power use their power to actually make a change in curbing the violence in this city? Any other thoughts, please write them in the comments section below.

Help families deal with risk of gun violence

A body is covered on the ground on May 23 after a mass shooting near the campus of the University of Santa Barbara in Isla Vista, Calif. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara Independent, Paul Wellman)

“Relatives are generally the first people to notice when someone can’t be trusted with firearms. But under Illinois law, they can’t do a darn thing about it. Let’s change that.” ~ Chicago Suntimes

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Weekends of Violence Continue in Chicago

“Chicago once again boiled over this weekend with gang violence driven by the Mexican cartels and their drug trade. Forty were shot and four killed, including an 11-year-old girl.

The girl, Shamiya Adams, was struck by a stray bullet that entered through a window where she was attending a sleepover.” ~ By: Warner Todd Huston (Breitbart News)

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Teen boy critically wounded, girl shot in South Side attack among 8 wounded

A person passes by the area where Chicago police are investigating a double shooting at the corner of 67th and State Streets in Chicago. Two teen where shot at the location. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune)

“Two Dunbar Career Academy High School students were shot and wounded on the border between Chicago’s  Englewood and Park Manor neighborhoods this afternoon, authorities said.” ~ 

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