If You Didn’t Have S*it to Say (This Weekend in Chicago)

 

By Phoenix Calida  (July 8, 2015)

If you didn’t have shit to say when they turned housing projects into high rises and created turf wars;

If you didn’t have shit to say when they closed schools, and extracurricular activities, and meal programs with them;

If you didn’t have shit to say when after school programs got cut from the budget;

If you didn’t have shit to say when the community said “we need resources” and the needs went unanswered;

If you didn’t have shit to say when the community asked for ways to improve police to public relations but were met with Rekia Boyd’s murderer being acquitted

If you didn’t have shit to say about hundreds of cases of police brutality, false convictions, forced convictions, and instances if police murdering black and brown civilians

If you didn’t have shit to say about the violence prevention programs got cut, and the interrupters lost their ENTIRE budget;

Then I fucking know you ain’t gonna open your mouth now to be shocked/disgusted at 46 people shot this weekend in ‪#‎chicago‬.

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