Monday, September 26, 2016

5 killed in 48 hours in Jeffco: 'Black lives must mean more to black people,' Roper says

Via Billy

A violent weekend in Jefferson County left five people dead in just over 48 hours, including a 4-year-old boy playing outside who got caught in the crossfire of an argument over a cell phone.

Three people were shot to death Friday: two in a shootout at a Fairfield gas station, and another inside a downtown Birmingham motel. On Sunday afternoon, the little boy was shot in Birmingham's Ensley community and then, just hours later, a 28-year-old man was killed in the Marks Village public housing community in Gate city.

"Across the nation and in our own metro area, too many of our urban communities are challenged with senseless gun violence,'' Birmingham police Chief A.C. Roper told Sunday night. "Quite too often our young men of color are pulling a trigger to solve the most basic disagreement where they not only destroy their own lives, but their families and communities."

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  1. Yes, and including an innocent four year old boy who was caught in the crossfire of two full-grown males who were arguing over a damn cellphone. Where are the BLM protests for this child's life? Does his life not matter?