Chicago Weekend: Ten Killed (Four Children), 60 Others Wounded in Shootings

Do black lives actually matter?

What is the evidence for this claim?


Ten people were killed, including four children, and at least 60 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, police said.

The youngest of those killed this weekend was 3-year-old Mekhi James. The little boy had just gotten haircut with his stepdad in the 600-block of North Central Avenue at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday when police said a vehicle pulled up next to them in traffic on the West Side and someone started shooting from inside.

James died an hour later. Faith leaders are now offering close to $10,000 to find his killer.

Not far away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1000-block of North LeClaire Avenue in Austin, 13-year-old Amaria Jones was watching TV when a stray bullet blew inside, hitting her in the neck, proving fatal, police said.

In the South Shore neighborhood, police said two teenage boys, ages 16 and 17, asked their mother for the OK to go down the block and buy candy. They never made it home.

Imagine that people using the slogan “black lives matter” refuse to talk about this.

Just sit for a second, and imagine it.