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Posted: 12/26/2002 5:12:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2002 5:15:03 PM EDT by warlord]
More BS/propaganda from our anti-gun friends at the Communist News Network. ================================================================================ [url=http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/Midwest/12/26/child.killings.ap/index.html]Detroit's child homicide rate doubled[/url] Thursday, December 26, 2002 Posted: 7:27 AM EST (1227 GMT) DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- The number of children killed in Michigan's largest city has doubled this year. The city is projected to finish the year with a child homicide rate higher than that of Los Angeles, Chicago and other large cities checked by the Detroit Free Press. Twenty-six children 16 and younger were killed in the city of 950,000 this year. Seventeen died from gunshots, Wayne County medical examiner records show. "I think for anybody, it makes them sad that there are children who can't feel safe riding a bike or going to a store," said Shikha Hamilton, president of the Detroit chapter of the Million Mom March, a national coalition against gun violence. "The awareness level has definitely risen," she said. "But the question to this city is: What can we do about prevention?" Detroit's child homicide rate is 9.2 per 100,000. Last year's rate was less than half that. The rates per 100,000 for other cities, through December 13, were 7.3 in Houston, 5.7 in Chicago, 5 in Los Angeles, 4.4 in Philadelphia, 3 in Phoenix, 2.6 in San Antonio, 2.5 in San Diego and 2 in Dallas. Figures were unavailable for New York, the newspaper said. "I wish it would stop," said Brenda Logan, whose 15-year-old son Jarrell was shot and killed November 23 after a dispute at a party. "Something needs to be done. You hear them saying, 'It takes a village,' all the time. I want to get out and talk to young people about it." In March, three days after the shooting death of 3-year-old Destinee Thomas, Wayne County Prosecutor Michael Duggan announced Project Destinee, a collaboration between his office and the Detroit Police Department. [img] http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/Midwest/12/26/child.killings.ap/tz.hamilton.jpg [/img] I think for anybody, it makes them sad that there are children who can't feel safe riding a bike or going to a store. -- Shikha Hamilton, Million Mom March The goal was to topple two rival drug rings at the center of her death. Destinee was killed when bullets from an AK47 riddled her Detroit home as she sat watched television. Duggan says Project Destinee has resulted in more than 12 convictions of drug ring members so far. After the death of DeAntoine Trammell, 10, on June 4, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick announced programs to help end violence. Six months after Kilpatrick's announcement, 14 more children have been killed in Detroit. "And I take that as my personal responsibility and I will go anywhere and say I have not done well, I've done poor at that," the mayor said. Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. © 2002 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. An AOL Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:07:04 PM EDT
Detroit schools need to start teaching kids how to hit the floor when they hear shots. In all seriousness, most of these kids have been shot in their homes or by spray and pray bullets. There is a problem with kids getting shot in Dtown.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:39:07 PM EDT
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