Aurora Colorado & Chicago Shootings

I am truly sorry for the people and families who lost their lives in the Aurora Colorado shooting. I know it was a horrific event that deserves national attention. I wonder though, in Chicago since Memorial Day over 130 people have been killed, hundreds more shot. Just Friday night 3 people were killed and 21 were shot. Why is this Chicago violence not getting national attention? Why is this violence not even getting local attention other than to say another shooting happened and then move on to the next news topic? Are the shootings not getting attention because most of the shootings take place in the South and West sides of the city? Are the shootings not getting attention because the people being shot and killed are black? Are these questions making you uncomfortable? Are you trying to think of other answers of why these shootings are not getting attention? Are you blaming the victims? Are you trying to say it was all “gang” related? Are you trying to say it isn’t because of the areas of the city where the shootings are taking place? Are you trying to say it isn’t because of race?  How can it not get national attention that more people have been shot and killed in Chicago by gun violence than in the war in Afghanistan? Maybe even the better question is what are we as citizens in this city, state, and country really doing about it besides making excuses, ignoring it and going on about our daily lives or being thankful that we don’t live in “those” neighborhoods?

http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/letters/13947892-474/journalism-at-its-best.html

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