Over 50 shot dead in Chicago during Zimmerman trial

While the nation was fixated on the trial of George Zimmerman, who Saturday was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many were left wondering when the media would tell their similarly tragic stories of lives lost to gun violence.

Over the duration of the trial, over 50 people’s lives came to an end in shootings in Chicago alone — many of them black and many of them teenagers, just like Trayvon.

In the days since the trial, three more people were killed in Chicago shootings, including 16-year-old Joseph Brewer Jr. Brewer, who was gunned down Sunday afternoon while walking to visit his infant daughter, loved video games, basketball and was “family-oriented,” his family told the Chicago Tribune.

By Press TV


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