Sorry "Pastor," It Ain't Working
"Pastor" Corey Brooks spent days...weeks even...asking gangbangers to put down their guns over the long holiday weekend. WH Thompson at HeyJackass.com informs us that this seems to have been a miserable failure:
- Pastor Brooks tweet of "72 hours No Murders the clock starts now!!!!! Projecthood.org" went out at 5:20p. The first shooting occurred at 7:05p and the first homicide was at 10:45p.
For the bettors in the crowd, last Labor Day weekend (Fri 12p - Tues 6a) tallied 12 homicides and 27 others shot and wounded.
Gee, not even two hours. And the tally for Friday into Saturday?
- Two men were killed and at least 10 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
A man died Saturday, about five hours after he was shot and critically wounded on the Far South Side.
Two more nights to go.