Parents of slain Chicagoans cry out for gun control

Framed memorial for those who murdered, in front of the Faith Community of St. Sabina (church), in the Austin neighborhood, in the Auburn-Gresham neighbourhood, on Chicago's south side. Image: AP.

Framed memorial for those who were murdered, in front of the Faith Community of St. Sabina (church), in the Austin neighbourhood, in the Auburn-Gresham neighbourhood, on Chicago’s south side. Image: AP.

CHICAGO – As Chicago marked its 500th murder of 2012 on Dec. 31, more than a dozen families of murdered Chicagoans gathered at the Faith Community of St. Sabina on the city’s south side, crying out for gun control. Rev. Michael Pfleger, St. Sabina’s priest and community activist, whose own 19-year-old foster son was killed in 1998, said “Murder is up,” despite the Chicago Police Department’s statement that overall crime is down . . .

Click here to read about the cry of parents of murdered Chicagoans hearts — gun control.

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