Columnist John W. Fountain III urges us not to forget about Kalief Browder, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The conviction on Friday of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting death of teen Laquan McDonald is no cause for celebration, Fountain writes.
More than 50 people gathered outside Friendship Baptist Church, at 5200 W. Jackson Blvd., a day after Sunday morning’s shooting to speak out against the violence and urge people everywhere to fight for safe neighborhoods for all.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has organized Saturday’s event at By the Hand. The public is also invited Thursday, July 7th to a community meeting sponsored by the Greater Austin Independent Political Organization.