T.I. Slams Chiraq Violence Amid Tyshawn Lee’s Murder: That Ain’t Gangsta

Chicago violence is no longer a local problem. The escalating violence continues to place the Windy City in the national spotlight. The murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in South Side Chicago has stirred conversation all throughout social media and major media outlets. Even celebrities have chimed in.

T.I. is the latest entertainer to offer his two cents on Chicago’s senseless violence. Tip posted a photo of Tyshawn onto his IG account with a caption, reading, “Sh*t F*cked Up…. Putting Innocent lives at stake for personal vendettas ain’t Gangsta #PrayForChicago.”

Tyshawn Lee’s home-going service was held Tuesday afternoon at St. Sabina church in South Side Chicago. Hundreds of community residents were in attendance to say their farewells to the 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in an alley in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood last Monday afternoon. Among those who attended the service was Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and actor Nick Cannon.

Father Michael Pfleger gave a moving speech to his congregation.

“Our children deserve to walk the streets,” he said, according NBC Chicago. “Tyshawn was not in the wrong place, the murderer, the assassin was in the wrong place. We must find the killer of Tyshawn.”

Tyshawn, a student at Scott Joplin Elementary School, was shot several times in the upper body, including the head and back, ABC 7 Chicago reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Tyshawn’s grandmother, Bertha Lee, found his body lying in a pool of blood with his basketball next to him.

Fr. Michael Pfleger, of St. Sabina Church, and community activist Andrew Holmes have raised over $54,000 for information leading to the capture of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Tyshawn.

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  • Real Toronto

    You know what else ain’t Gangstah
    Is not owning up to your crimes like boosie and doing the time,you did everything wrong Tip; even worse is getting your wife involved. All for a personal vendetta.

  • Sadly it appears nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee, his mom, his dad and many of their neighbors are victims of America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect*, *Poverty*, that for more than two generations has deprived untold numbers of American kids from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Streets to travel and play on, is primarily responsible for filling our prisons with depressed, angry, frustrated teens and adults.

    Child Abuse and Neglect that is primarily responsible for populating our prisons with depressed, angry, frustrated, undisciplined, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults full of resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of hardships and struggles.

    *Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect* that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)* children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, *PATIENCE* and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult with mostly fond childhood memories.

    Black (Children’s) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations


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