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Sweet Home Chicago…Soured in the News

 

I had planned to share a post about Black History Month today.  But as I awoke to the face of Jussie Smollet’s arrest, my thoughts immediately drifted from Black History to Black Mystery.  WHY and HOW can someone be so incredibly greedy?  I completely concur with the Chicago Police Superintendent- “I’m offended and angry.”  I was that mother who for two and a half years worried about my son’s safety living in  Chicago with statistics such as this:  Chicago, IL crime analytics. With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Chicago has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23.  To complicate matters further, my son, an African American male was often working in the racially divided suburbs where because of his bi-racial heritage, many did not know he was black.  There were occasions when he was subjected to bigoted comments, and slurs about black people.

I along with the city of Chicago and the nation pray as the Superintendent announced that the daily crimes which attack this beautiful city will get as much attention as this fake egregious act.

https://www.nbcnews.com/video/watch-chicago-police-chief-on-why-jussie-smollett-faked-attack-1446095939938