Fourteen years old, and Gregory Robinson is gone.
He sounds like someone you would have admired.
Hearing gunshots, Robinson tried to protect a 10-month-old and a 4-year-old, and was shot dead.
Greg was not the target, according to police.
I call once again for more funding for Ceasefire Chicago, the organization with the most comprehensive approach to ending the violence.
Why do we shoot each other? We could debate endlessly. For all our discussion, it happened again.
We need gun control. No, not necessarily fewer guns. We simply need to contol our guns, control ourselves.
We have the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. We have so much freedom in this country. Why can we not control ourselves?
I’m crying for this one. From the Sun-Times:
Robinson’s cousin, Brandon Orange, who was in the front seat of the car, said he heard what sounded like 30 gunshots being fired at the Chevrolet Malibu as his sister, Brittani Orange, was making a U-turn to park in front of her family’s home.
Brandon Orange shielded his sister, while Robinson tried to protect Brittani Orange’s 10-month-old son, Antonio Porterfield, and 4-year-old goddaughter Sinyiia Bennett, who were with him in the backseat.
When he saw that his cousin slumped over in the back seat, Brandon Orange said, “I didn’t think it was real. Not Greg. He never said or did anything to anybody.”
Robinson suffered a gunshot wound to the back, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 11:35 p.m.
No other passengers inside the vehicle were injured, Chicago Police said.
This young man died a hero in a city that SHOULD NOT HAVE THESE PROBLEMS.
Chicago wants to host the 2016 Olympics, but Gregory Robinson won’t see them.
Chicago gangs need to do the unthinkable, and talk to each other. Someone out there reading this belongs to a gang, and must know that what happened to Gregory Robinson is wrong. This needs to stop.
Twenty-eight Chicago Public School students have died this year.
“You’re going to see more of that unfortunately,” Mayor Daley said Saturday, speaking at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.