Tag Archive: anti-gun laws


The Chicago Sun-Times reports that earlier this morning, a 17 year old from the Back of the Woods Neighborhood accidentally shot himself while playing w/ a gun in the alley.  He’s listed in fair condition right now, but shot himself in the abdomen area.  The Chicago Police do plan to press charges on the teenage boy for discharging a gun and having an unregistered weapon.  Didn’t people learn anything from the infamous Plaxico Burress.  I believe today, he’s more known for shooting himself in the club as opposed to helping the Giants win a SuperBowl Title.

Kids guns aren’t cool and definitely do more damage than good.  Not only can they hurt or kill others around you, but they can also hurt you.  Now this kid, may be tried as an adult and face criminal charges for hurting himself.  Not only did he hurt himself physically, but he definitely hurt his future!!! Smarten Up!!!




Ricardo Marchan was very upset after the breakup w/ his girlfriend.  So what did he do? Kick & scream…No.  Get into petty fights…No.  Carry an attitude w/ everyone…Well, kinda.  He went on a violent rampage that resulted in the deaths of two innocent people.  He shot Michael Hernandez (an 18 year old planning on heading to college) in the back on the head and Patrick Cregan (a pizza-man who was on the job at the time) in the back of the head as well.  Both died instantly.  But the heartless Marchan didn’t stop and even robbed two guys on Aug 2nd.  After firing shots in the air, to prove the gun was real, police ran onto the scene and captured the twisted former boyfriend.  Tests revealed his gun was used in the two previous murders and now the heartless individual faces 2 counts of murder and one count of armed robbery.

Violence is never the way, especially when trying to vent out frustration and anger.  Never act on emotions but instead harness that energy and learn from it.  The results can be dreadful and cost you your life.  Just ask Ricardo Marchan.  Was the breakup w/ his girlfriend so heart-wrenching that two people had to die?  I know she’ll never want him back now, if ever a time she did!

In the words of Kanye West “How could you be so heartless?”





This weekend, Chicago hosted its annual gun by-back event w/ hopes of getting more guns off the streets.  In return for turning in guns at 1 of the 27 churches apart of the event, Chicagoans would recieve gift cards of 10-100 dollars.  But this year, the numbers of the prgram were down going from 6,8000 guns recovered in 08 to 1,887 guns recovered this year!  We’ve got to do better Chicago, especially if we want to see change in our communities.  Gun violence is at an all time high, which means we’re losing our future leaders to senseless violence.  Everywhere we turn, our youth are suffering from gun violence.



How Much is Life Worth?


Over the weekend a Wisconsin restaurant manager and employee were robbed at gunpoint.  Today two suspects were captured for the robbery, that resulted in a manager being seriously wounded and the death of an 18-year old employee.  This is another example of senseless violence in our world.  For the record, the robbery landed Julian Miller, 28, and Daniel Gonzalez, 23 $14 but will ultimately cost the two of them there freedom. 

Going to school puts you in a position so that you won’t have to do these things just to make ends meat & survive.  Will we ever learn that robbing and killing people is not a solution to the financial trouble we face.  We gotta learn that in life you just can’t skate through, and many times take the easy way out! Now a life is gone and two additional lives are ruined all over $14.   Is life only worth $14 in today’s world?



Anybody who keeps up w/ the news or went to Julian High School on the South-side knows where that clip was from.  That’s footage from Michael “Mario” Pace hopping onto a CTA bus after school and shooting wildly on the bus in an attempt to hit a rival gangmember.  Although he didn’t mean to hit any innocent bystanders, he killed a Chicago Police officer’s son “Blair Holt” while he tried to shield a female friend from gunfire.  According to the Sun-Times, Pace’s attorney said “her client felt “deep guilt” for pulling the trigger on May 10, 2007, and even tried to commit suicide shortly after his arrest.”  His actions told a different story though as he never apologized to the victim’s family, often smirked as the family wept, and yawned and spoke under his breath.

This instance is sad on so many levels.  Another CPS student dies over something so small and trivial.  Also we lost 2 kids to gun violence because now Michael Pace (18 years old) has to spend the next 100 yrs in prison.  Something that’s always stuck w/ me is “What happens in the dark, will come to light.”  This is a prime example.  Let this be a lesson: Don’t let you anger get the best of you & do not play the fall guy for anybody. 

I think the sentence was fair and sends out a BIG message to youth today.