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Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) made quite a fuss when he donned a "hoodie" during a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "applauded his courage" for doing so.
Meanwhile, back home in Rush's district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or "hoodies," were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured.
In fact, during a span of six-hours Thursday night, 13 people were shot, leaving two dead in Chicago. It would seem it takes more courage to simply walk down the street in Rush's district than it does to wear a hooded sweatshirt in the House of Representatives by way of a stunt in a bizarre tribute to a young man shot and killed in Florida during a shooting incident still under investigation.
13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night ...................
The William Penn High School will change the school dress code – for one day – to allow students to wear hoodies.
Students at the New Castle, Del., school will be allowed to wear hooded sweat shirts to school on Friday. The students have planned a silent demonstration in support of the campaign for justice in the case of the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Principal Jeffrey Menzer granted a request from a student leader who asked that a school policy banning hoodies be lifted for one day so students could join a national call for justice, the Associated Press reports.
Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year—the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years, RedEye and police data show.
Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week—including four each on Saturday and Sunday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police information found.
Chicago has not reached 100 homicides in March since 2004, when the city logged 106 homicides before April 1, according to police data. The city reached 100 homicides last year on April 26, RedEye data shows.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Gage Park, Greater Grand Crossing, Humboldt Park, the Near West Side, New City, Washington Heights, West Englewood, West Lawn, West Ridge and Woodlawn, data shows.
In the last week, South Lawndale recorded three homicides, police data shows.
On Wednesday, a man was fatally shot in the 2800 block of South Kildare Avenue, officials said. On Saturday, a 6-year-old girl was shot to death in the 3100 block of South Springfield Avenue, police said. Three days earlier, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3000 block of South St. Louis Avenue, officials said.
Meanwhile, a 58-year-old man was beaten to death Sunday in the 3500 block of West Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park, police said.
Thirty-three homicides have been recorded so far in March. Police logged 22 homicides in March last year, RedEye found.
Originally posted by Cantmakedisup
What's your point?
Originally posted by CaptainNemo
I think they're just telling kids it's okay to wear hoodies.