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Residents of a Chicago neighborhood are shocked and grieving today after shots rang out during a funeral for a young man who allegedly had ties to a gang.

James Holman, 32, was shot and killed last week during what police believe was a gang-related dispute; he was reportedly a member of the Gangster Disciples, but officials say they can’t yet link his death to gang activity. However, after shots were fired inside the church where his funeral took place yesterday, they may have more clues as to what happened.

Witnesses say the gunshots went off as the service was ending, fatally wounding 21-year old Sherman Miller and leaving 26-year old Deonte Ousley in critical condition. One woman said she saw the shooter enter the church, fire off several rounds, then run out and drop the gun behind him.

“Can you imagine 1,200 people in a church and everybody’s running? It was awful. We had babies crying,” witness Deborah Echols Moore said.

Residents in the area say they fear the gun violence will never stop, especially if it has now filtered into sacred church space during a time of mourning.

“This has to stop. If it’s happening at funerals, it’s going to continue to happen,” witness April Smith said.

An investigation is still ongoing; no arrests have been made.

Two Shot At Funeral For Alleged Gang Member
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  • ann

    wow! i can not believe some of the things i have read on this site.we all have opinions,why is it we just cant respect that.why do we have 2 cuss n call each other names(omg).

  • Yvette

    Really ya’ll? Beef at a damn funeral? This has gotten TOO out of hand.

    • chuck

      You mean it didnt get out of hand with the first gang murder?

  • Johnny Sodapop

    The reality is a City like Chicago will NEVER be free of gang violence! Why? Because minorities are being used as pawns against each other…make no mistake, this isn’t about race though. This is about poverty. The haves control the havenots and most of the havenots are minorities…that’s also the population that’s out here killing each other. We are being exploited because a people divided are easy to conquer. When my brothers and sisters wake up and really ask what it’s all for, that’s when a new day will shine brightly and the violence will stop.

    • Chris

      The reality is you people exploit and kill each other you racist POS. You consider White puppet masters because they watch from a safe distance? Blacks hate all races but, hate their own the most. Black commit 97% of the violent crime against Blacks and even though they are only 12% of the population they are 49% of the murder victims. Four years after a Black took the White house, Blacks have more violent crime, more food stamps, more prison inmates, and higher unemployment…….yet you blame another race for Blacks continued failors? Blacks that make it in life distance themselves from Black communities. Check out Eddy Murpheys new girlfriend with his wealth do you honestly think he would date a Black girl? Ice tea? on and on it goes. Black slave owners sold Blacks to Whites…Thats the facts. Black have always been and always will be their own worst enemy. People like you keep it that way by blaming other races for what Blacks do to Blacks. As a none Black, I dont care. Keep blaming us while you kill each other.

      • Chris

        BTW, if you ever drag your worthless arse out of the ghetto and go to the sticks, there are plenty of dirt poor White communities living in filth. Yet, no gangs, no murders. You need to get over the fact that Black youths grow up watching BET and WANT to be ‘gangsta’. They dream of that life. Its a Black problem and needs a Black solution. Until that happens…..let the bodies hit the floor.

  • Jake

    What needs to be done is a step up in security.

    The people knew the boy was gang affiliated. There is going to be retribution, so have security at the door on the inside, outside and at all the entrances.

    One of these days, the children will be hurt also. This is what gangs do. Stop the drugs, stop the shooting. Stop the gangs, put them in jail for life. Make it mandatory that if someone is in a gang, you are going to jail for life. End of story.

    The police and laws in the states need to get tough. Los Zetas and Sinolas of Mexico’s gangs are also overstepping into our borders at Laredo, Texas, and they are all here in all states.

    If the U.S. puts up walls surrounding all areas of Laredo and other vulnerable places, these gangs cannot get in. The Mexico government has it where their trucks can come and go throughout the States, bringing drugs in.

    Get all drug addicts into rehab and counseling. The government can provide this for them. Stop wasting money on war and guns and going over to other countries fighting their wars. Start here at home and fix this mess.

    It’s only just begun. We are all doomed if the government doesn’t get a handle on this mess.

    • Chris

      Jail for life for being in a gang? LOL How stupid are you? Probably to stupid to consider how much that would cost a broke nation. Idiot. Prohibition on drugs leads to black market drugs which yields the funds the pay for the gang’s guns and ammo.

    • Robert

      Jake, I think your heart is in the right place, but we can’t count on our goververnment for anything. The problem lies with the family. The deterioration of the American family in all races is the problem.

  • mal

    I really wish people would stop being son ignorant. funny how people without a face write messages. wont you be so bold and lock your self in a room with “African Americans”! and tell them how you feel. the truth is your father probably touched you when you were a little kid and that is the real reason why you have so much animosity. or your Priest held your hand to tight

    • Rick

      Mal, you know you won’t tell where you are. The only reason you say “a room full” is you punks can only fight when you have numbers. Just stupid cowards. keep your ghetto/ it is all yours.

      • chuck

        Mal,

        Where is africa america? Go eat a d i c k

  • alfred e newman

    now there is an energy efficient event. just throw them in the same hole the other fool is in. man, i spent my whole youth fighting and running from those damb gd’s. now i realize if we had just taught them to be more efficient they might have killed all them by now.

  • Chris Hunter

    I wonder why gansters are given a Christian burial. Their actions are not those of a true Christian.

  • Big Papa Pump

    Slavery is the darkest and worst event in our country’s history. If we had only left the violent savages aimlessly staring at the ocean on the coast of Africa, with a bone through their nose and plates on their lips, how much better off our country would be today

    • LaDon

      yes, because white people have been so kind in regards to human life. Afterall, that luxurious cruise ship they brought African’ over to vacation on their American soil, showed how kind hearted they are. GTFOH!

      • LaDon

        African’s over on *

    • Mixed bag

      You are a true example of whats wrong with America. People like your racist a$$ who thinks he knows why this country is the way it is. Grow up and realize its people like you who have made this country what it is…….a land of racism, injustice, poverty and ignorance.

    • http://Connie'sCollectibles Connie Ashworth

      You Big Poppa are a moron.

    • Mixed bag

      Big Papa Pump, you are a true example of whats wrong with America. People like your racist a$$ who thinks he knows why this country is the way it is. Grow up and realize its people like you who have made this country what it is…….a land of racism, injustice, poverty and ignorance.

      • Chris

        And yet we know just by the headline its Blacks in the boxes and Blacks pulling the triggers at the funeral. How racist can he be when its all true?

    • JAY

      They say ignorance is bliss & i see a massive amount of ignorance in some of these comments about race. No one has a right to degrade any race, truth be told your own race has just as many ignorances as the next if not more….besides if it wasnt for African Americans, the white race didnt have time to invent, take care of the children, build, nor grow, pick crops, pray the RIGHT way for America….White America would be lost still.

      • Chris

        And yet we know just by the headline its Blacks in the boxes and Blacks pulling the triggers at the funeral. How racist can he be when its all true?

        • JAY

          so when someone eats someone, its safe to KNOW its someone white,I understand…or when someone kills their WHOLE faimly because Obama won the presidency, its safe to KNOW, they arent black….. please!!!

      • JAY

        Im not againest any race, I just hate ignorance & ignorant people who refuse to ask for wisdom.

    • Jacigoodz

      bit%h…white power is dead,get over it or leave the u.s.a.

      if whites have so much power,President Obama would have never even been nominated idiot, its people like u that contaminate our country, so stay ur prejudice as in your place

    • rtb

      It wasn’t yours unless you’re an Indian, you gangstered it.

  • guest2012

    Gee, what a surprise — a gang related shooting at the funeral of a gang member — NOT!

  • Lori

    Lots of hatred spewing forth in these comments

  • White Power

    Who let these SPOOKS outta there cages!!!

    • Dumbo

      Learn the English language, then try to be sarcastic. LOL……

    • G

      Obviously the same person who disallowed your mother the abortion she so desperately needed!!

    • Chyna

      Ask your mama she the one that gave birth

    • Chyna

      Ask your mama she the one that gave birth

    • Geehova

      We are all immigrants. You must be from a small town where they have sex with their relatives in hope of keeping the blood line the same. I love your kind your the reason OUR PRESIDENT IS BLACK.

  • Barack Obama

    Im sure Mr. Holman was a great person and added a lot to society and his community. By that I mean he probably added 15 or so new welfare recipients that we will get to take care of until they too are all in caskets 10-15 years from now.

    • Andrea

      You are an ignorant ass hole and should keep your dang comments to your self!!!

      • Al

        Geeze, you angry much? Gang bangers do a lot for your community or something? Get over yourself.

    • Chyna

      You are so Stupid, and you have the nerve to use the President name, that mean you are a coward.

      My name is Alice Carter, and I am not afraid to hide behind a make believe name, you must be white!

  • Earthling

    an act of desperation, ruthlessness, and disrespect towards the chicago gangster disciples? yur a desperate fool and im guessin u crossed a line you didnt want to cross buddy

  • HottieFreak82

    The problem I see in this is NOBODY RESPECTS ANYBODY both in this crime and in these posts and the world every where. Take pride and some dignity in yourself, no matter what tone of skin you have. Stop worrying about what who does when, and worry about bettering yourself and your own life- A dying concept ” Treat others how you like to be treated ” I do my best not to be a hypocrite, as I to have my moments but if I ever become so ignorant and disrespectful as what’s been displayed here…. I’d rather be dead.

    • Just Saying

      Amen

    • http://yahoo Bill

      You are correct, there has to be respect, R E S P E C T, things will get better someday. Just never give up.

      Peace

  • TONY

    All these racist remarks makes us gangbangers as well..White vs black vs brown vs yellow vs muslims vs america vs obama, etc.. All you funny clowns need to grow up and make sure your own back yard is clean of debris..

  • B

    They were shocked? I’m not. Sad that it was in a church though.

  • Sheridan

    I am truly saddened by this tragedy of epic proportions. May this benevolent young man eventually find the peace he searched so hard to find on this earth…

  • iamthewriter

    The innercity violence HAS TO STOP! Churches are and have always been nutral grounds. Therefore, a taskforce against these hooligans must be announced (i’m not a fan of vigilanties or of masked hero’s), this has to become a line draw in the sand by ‘we the people’( god love the police in their good works,alas, there hands are tied by laws built by the powerful and rich)… We must use swift judgement to those who would soil the boundries of fair engagement…Aka: whoever did this, has made himself a terrorist to all americans. No terrorist in America.. Home of the FREE!

    • Dawn

      This is incredibly sad. But here lies the problem, all these people, and let me guess…no one saw anything…

  • http://windowslive Pam

    Yes it has to stop but only when we all learn to stop using the “phase” It has to stop and get our behinds up and protest to our so-called politians and leaders that we won’t take our children, sons, daughters, etc. getting killed in the street. These cowards can be so scared straight @ how the system change the punishment laws to whomever take a life will have their life taken. These punks need to see action then and only when the killings stop. Start by putting a stop to prison gang enrollment and gang ties period in prison . they are weaklings when they don’t have their “Boys with them. I say stop the gang activity in the penal system to begin with. Oh how I wish I could be president for one day.

  • Moriah

    THIS IS REALLY A TRAGEDY!!!! THE FAMILY WHO LOST A LOVED ONE AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING THESE TERRIBLE COMMENTS!!!! WE ARE TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR. NO MATTER WHAT COLOR, GENDER, SEX, OR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS!!!! THESE COMMENTS REVEAL YOUR HEART AND IT IS FILLED WITH HATRED. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOUR SOULS AND I WILL ASK THAT GOD BE MERCIFUL UNTO YOU IN TIME OF JUDGEMENT.

    • MARIA

      It sounds like you are associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses, if so then you know these are the last days when the love of the greater number has cooled off. And everyday we are seeing this.

      If you are associated with the Witnesses, stay close, raise your head high for Jehovah will not allow this too much longer.

    • Geehova

      I agree with you. This did not happen when our grandparents were coming up because it takes a village to raise a kid. We don’t have that same love for one another as they did back then. This is the reason you have kids in gangs. Thise who point fingers and not try to help are part of the problem with they scary azzez. Fear is the devil when it is your time it’s your time, so you should be fighting for peace and stop pointing fingers. This is the reason crime still occurs in Low income places.

  • Etoria Harris

    Yes this will stop one day! When Jehovah has his day. The devil thinks he is ruling the earth but one day……

  • Denise

    I live in chicago and the man that got killed lived in my complex i might have seen him and im scared everyday while i walk my dog that i may get shot. its so bad around here im moving in the next few months. I love my black people but i have to move where its safer , since the summer the apartment building next to me 5 shot across the street 3 shot now in the same complex the man died last week as i walk my dog theres candles burning where he died and im praying i make it back in my building safe. I have a full time job and work and im not trying to get killed in the crossfire of a gang war so im moving fast

    • Barbara

      Dearest Denise please do not be afraid for you are “Gods Child” he will see you through before leaving your home say a prayer and upon entering do the same. May God give you the courage strength and protection you need stay strong my sister!!!

      • Denise

        Thanks Barbara

  • gunman33

    but i thought chicago had very strict gun laws how come the criminals have so many?? anyway they are better off dead then taking up space and tax money in the prison system

  • Big D

    NO ONE CARES.

    • scott

      well big D must have been u who did the shotings.lol and when u reply remember what u posted.noone cares .i say i dont care what u have to say lol

  • Rev Manning

    Rev Manning has the answer

  • http://yahooo patrick

    As usual,he was a loving son,upstanding member of the community though princely did not hold a legit job,….then the cry,it have to stop!!! It will slow and eventually when the ghetto thinking folks stop the BS mentality that they will not be a snitch,yea, you give the killers the strength to kill and kill again because u will not be a snitch…well fools use the mail to give the police the info to catch the fools,the next bullet can be either for you or your love ones,a wife,husband,baby daddy,or child..tired of hearing ,it have to stop…then stop it..

  • Taylor

    Amanda Crum is a douche bag hipster. She things shes soooooooooo interesting, and different, tho.

    • scott

      lol go back to school lolread what u wrote u cant spell i wrote like this to make fun of u lol

  • timmy t

    blacks killing blacks

    • ln1959

      Guess you haven’t seen Dateline on ID. Seems like there are many many killings of White on that show. Also, that was Chicago and looks like a Catholic Church.

  • http://Yahoo justanotherniceperson

    It’s so sad to see so many ugly comments everywhere; we are all God’s children and we do not know what others go through until we are going through the same. Lord have mercy on ALL of US.

  • http://Yahoo justanotherniceperson

    SAD, SAD, SAD ..

  • rtb

    There is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

  • celeste

    THERE IS A LOT OF MENTAL ISSUES GOING ON ALL OVER THE WORLD, DEPRESSION IS ON THE RISE, SO, MISERY LOVES COMPANY, IF WE KNOW CERTAIN PEOPLE IS INVOLVED IN GANGS, U DON’T GO TRYING TO BE A FRIEND TO THEM,, THE BIBLE SAYS TO SEPARATE YOURSELVES, NOT TO SIT WITH THEM, OR EAT WITH THEM, SO WHAT IS ALL THESE PEOPLE DOING AT A FUNERAL OF SOMEONE THAT BROUGHT SHAME AND DISGRACE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ANOTHER MURDER AT THE FUNERAL. TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT, BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER, WHY WOULD 1200 PEOPLE BE AT A GANG RELATED FUNERAL BUT TO FAN THE FIRE. THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES FOR FOLLOWING A CROWD ANYWHERE/TELLING IT LIKE IT IS/DID ANYONE NOTICE RACE DIDN’T EVEN MATTER

    • You too

      Where is OBAMA!!!!!!! He made sure everyone else received some sort of benefits. Remember the billion’s of dollars allocated ?
      I am not predjudice at all” but those billions of dollars was for construction, the only problem is when I see construction going on, I do not see Blackmen… Perhaps the victim and possiblly the defendants ” just needed alittle help…

  • http://yah rc

    HEADLINE SAY IT ALL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE
    SHE SAYS THE PEOPLE WHERE”SHOCKED” GUESS WHAT, NOBODY WAS “SHOCKED” WHEN HE WAS KILLED NOR WHAT HAPPENED AT THE FUNERAL, IN FACT IF SHE REALLY DID HER INVESTIGATION, SHE WOULD HAVE KNOWN IT WAS A 95% OF IT HAPPENING.

    “IF YOU PLAY WITH GUNS AND KNIVES YOU CAN EXPECT TO DIE THE SAME WAY”

  • Robert

    Folks waiting on our government to fix problems is futile. We Americans must fix this at the family and community level. Your government is only interested in your money not fixing your problems. We the people have to do this.
    P.S. Ignore the cowards that make racist statements. They feed off your anger. These people hate themselves more than the people they strike out against. They are losers without a cause.

    • rtb

      amen

    • scott

      right on 2 thumbs up

  • andra jones

    GOD IS GOOD.

    • Bastet

      god isn’t real.

      • http://WebProNews Barbara

        Blessings Bastet! I agree.

  • Vic

    Wheres Batman when you need him

  • scott

    gangs<are lowdown pieces of crap people,who are to lazy to get a real jub and are jealous of the good people so they act like they are above the laww,which they are not.In the end they are so stupid they kill each other,what goes around comes around.Also i would like to point out,who ever is in a gang they are as dirty as a cockroach.and they always RUN WHNE THE LIGHTS COME ON.lol losers Before people wanna crap talk me at least i work for a living i dont have to steal to get what i want i go to the store and BUY it:)

  • http://facebook Jean

    I dont think this was aimed at the chuch,some one wanted to plant fear ,These gangs have been doing this for years,its not a place I want to visit any more,even tho we did live there years ago.it was active then and still the same today.

  • You too

    Where is Obama? those billion’s of dollars allocated for construction
    should have been distributed evenly instead , when you look around at the construction workers, YoU Do NOt See black men. I am not prejudice
    ” just keeping it real”. Unemployment for blacks are up 14%. Perhaps if the victims and the defendant (s) had help they could have changed.

    And where are the rest of the politicians, is this incident not big enough ???????????????????????

    • james

      maybe you do not see black people doinging construction work, because they do not want to work. Just saying I’m not prejudice just keeping it real.

  • Quan

    Man will always justify himself in his own eyes. that goes to every race, gender, class,individual etc. This has been going on since Cain and Abel. Cain had no regard for his OWN BROTHER, same flesh and blood how much more regard will you have for someone that looks, talks,differs financially, etc! we know society plays apart of alot, music, finances, but back to Cain. Killed his brother because he was jealous. this is to the black community, its aweful how we see some one with something we want and SOME will steal, kill, rob etc to get it. Music! Gucci said “I shoot the the funeral up” Jeezy “Trap Musik” if you repeat something so long or listening to it starts to become a way of life. Ex. certain songs encourage and lift us. and everyone has had/have them. many other things i want to say,time will not allow. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the Light! read your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth….BIBLE

  • RON fISCHER

    tHIS IS JUST ONE MORE THING TO PROVE THAT GANG MEMBERS ARE PUNKS. tHEY ARE ALL SO BAD AND TOUGH WHEN THEY HAVE A WEAPON IN THEIR HANDS,BUT WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT ALONE THEY BECOME LIKE SCARED LITTLE SISSIES CRYING FOR MOMMY. aT SOME TIME, ALL WILL ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. jUDGEMENT WILL BE UPON ALL “LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT!” The devil’s reign is nearing it’s end.

  • Tracy Green

    What has our country and society become, when a person can go into a church of God and bladently kill others? Do we need to get security with guns in churches in order to attend the services? Some churhces already have armed security guards at all of their services. This is so sad!!

  • jim

    We need more people of color in this country

  • mgc94520

    I think some kind of gun control is needed here

    • http://www.webpronews.com GunCONTROL?

      People Control is more like it…. We need a GANGSTA hunt!

  • crystal

    this is awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!why has the world gone MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!even babies were crying.im crying right now!

  • Jhimi

    I HAVE SAID IT TIME AND AGAIN, GANG MEMBERS OR THOSE TO PROCLAIM AFFILIATION TO SUCH SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND GIVEN AN AUTOMATIC SENTENCE OF TWENTY-FIVE YEARS WITH NO POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE OR EARLY RELEASE. THEY ARE NO MORE THAN TERRORIST. IF YOU ARE NOT FOR US THEN YOU ARE AGAINST US. UNITED WE STAND AND DIVIDED WE FALL. GANGS SERVE NO USEFUL PURPOSE AND THUS HAVE NO PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY EXCEPT FOR KEEPING UP AND OR CAUSING CONFUSION. SOME SAY THEY ARE PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND IT IS EXCERCISING THEIR FREEDOM. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BELONG TO A GANG TO BE A MURDERER OR A THIEF OR TO BE HATEFUL. ANYBODY AGREEING WITH ME, SPEAK UP!!

    • AM

      Well, how can you arrest somebody if they have not yet committed a crime. I do understand your point and agree somewhat. They are terrorists but even terrorist have a right to a trial by jury, at least in the good ol’ USA.

  • Ted

    They need better gun control. Should have shot the whole group. Terrible aim.

    • mike

      the FBI is asked before every gun purchase. they have the chance to say no to anyone for any reason.gun prices are through the roof because of all the gun control. the criminals arent buying legal guns anyway. how many gun shops sell to felons. none. it may seem easy if you are a law abiding citizen of the usa. but arent we the ones who are supposed to have the right to bear arms.

    • http://yahoo gregory

      Ted y do u sound like a racist…..Ijs…

    • Alice White

      HUH? Your first comment so true. Your second comment pure fucking evil. The two points don’t go together. Are you a Schitzphrenic? Innocent people should have been shot in a church? What a piece of work you are. I’m. DONE.

  • Jhimi

    LOOKING AT “SCARED STRAIGHT”, “LOCKED UP” AND “LOCKED UP EXTENDED STAY”, THESE GANG MEMBERS HAVE THE AUDACITY TO COMPLAIN ABOUT LIVING CONDITIONS IN PRISON AND JAIL. IT IS OBVIOUS JAIL IS NOT A HOTEL. YOU SEE AND KNOW THE CONDITIONS BEFORE YOU PUT YOURSELF THERE. I SAY OPEN UP THE OLD DELAPIDATED PRISONS AND PUT THEM BACK THERE (ESPECIALLY GANG MEMBERS) AND GIVE THEN 30 MORE DAYS IN THE HOLE FOR COMPLAINING ABOUT PRISON CONDITIONS>

    • Alice White

      I agree with some of your points, but longer prison sentences and no visits for 10 years wouldn’t solve the problem. The vicious cycle of crime, messed up upbringings, lackl of positive role models, terrible schools, too many guns in the hood (they don’t.make guns in the ghetto)…I could go on and on. We have to save the children to change their future.

      Remember those inmates get out and who wants them to be crazier and more violent when they get out. Not for nothing I would force them All to work and I would treat them like soldiers in bootcamp. I agree their time shouldnt be pleasant.

  • http://yahoo.com Linda

    As always, if you are a gang member, you live off selling drugs and making babies which the government has to pay for, but may or may not live with the child’s mother…dual income…no one working.

    I worked with an African American gentlemen that tried to rehabilitate men/women to pursue other careers. Their response “why should we go back go to school, we make more money selling drugs”.

    I think it is time that we reform welfare benefits, not matter what, higher prison times….the highest life without parole.

    No more visits from outsiders for them for at least 10 years..no phone calls..nothing.

    Maybe we need more prisons to be built, more intense security, and for all security at prisons who are on guard in the towers, shoot.

    They also need backside towers on each floor to watch what is going on in each cell. Every hour head count…at night..every two hours.

    Let’s see how these dudes feel.

    • Toshia

      Why is it that everytime you people mention welfare, it’s reference at black people.don’t you know that the white race have a higher percentage of welfare recipients than all the races…Get your facts straight!!!!!

      • presyous

        I agree with you 100% on the welfare issure other than any part meant directly towards blacks. I have never been on any public assistance but i’ve work for a public assistance program almost 6 years. All races need and apply for help. Trust me i see this for my own eyes 5 days out of the week.

      • http://wikipedia,,,socialprogramsintheUnitedStates lagoy

        Demographics, stereotypes and racial bias

        Some have argued that welfare has come to be associated with poverty. Martin Gilens, assistant professor of Political Science at Yale University, argues that blacks have overwhelmingly dominated images of poverty over the last few decades and states that “white Americans with the most exaggerated misunderstandings of the racial composition of the poor are the most likely to oppose welfare”.[9][10] This perception possibly perpetuates negative racial stereotypes and could increase Americans’ opposition and racialization of welfare policies.[9]

        In FY 2009, African-American families comprised 33.3% of TANF families, white families comprised 31.2%, and 28.8% were Hispanic.[11] Since the implementation of TANF, the percentages of black and Hispanic families have increased, while the percentage of white families has decreased.[12] In 1992, blacks represented 37% of those on welfare; by 2002, this number increased slightly to 38%. In that same time period, the percentage of Hispanics rose from 18% to 25%. On the other hand, the percentage of welfare recipients who were white decreased from 39% to 32% in that same time frame.[12]

  • Ryan Amari

    I LIVE IN WASHINGTON DC. THE SAME THING OCCURED HERE 2 YEARS AGO. IT STARTED OVER A PLASTIC BRACELET THAT WAS STOLEN AT A PARTY. WHEN IT ENDED 10 PEOPLE WERE DEAD AND MORE WERE WOUNDED. JUSTICE HAS FINALLY BEEN SERVED WHERE ALL THE DEFENDANTS WERE SENTENCED TO EITHER LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE OR CLOSE ENOUGH TO IT.

    OVERSEAS THEY SAY AS AMERICANS WE ARE SELFISH BECAUSE WE TAKE FOR GRANTED THE OPPORTUNITIES WE ARE BLESSED WITH…ITS OBVIOUS…WE DONT CARE BECAUSE IF WE DID THIS WOULDNT BE HAPPENING