Friday, August 22, 2014

Bloody Chicago: $13,500 reward for 9 year-old boy's killer

Two days ago a nine year-old South Side Chicago boy wandered onto railroad tracks that have long been the turf boundary between two street gangs. He paid for that mistake with his life. But at least some local activists are getting involved in the effort to find the boy's murderer. It's great that gadfly priest Michael Pfleger is doing something positive for once.

From NBC 5 Chicago:
Community leaders are digging deep into their pockets to help find the person who killed a 9-year-old Chicago boy Wednesday.

The reward for information leading to the capture of Antonio Brown's killer increased to $13,500 Wednesday. Father Michael Pfleger and Pastor Corey Brooks each contributed $5,000 toward the reward and several other community leaders also chipped in.

Police said Smith was shot several times in the chest, arms and hands at about 4:05 p.m. in the 1200 block of East 71st Street. His body was found in the backyard of a home next to train tracks.
But overall, the response from the full-time agitators who are enraged over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has been underrwhelming.

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