Tuesday in Chicago they laid to rest 9-year old Tyshawn Lee who was assassinated to send a message from a rival gang to his gang-banger dad that his crew should not try to sell dope in the other crew's territory. If you get a chance, please listen to the heart-wrenching eulogy to that poor child by the Reverend Michael Pfleger, which should resonate all the way from the Windy City to four corners of the nation.
Tyshawn, who was shot multiple times in the face and back, was laid to rest at St. Sabina Church. His body arrived at the church in a small casket, especially made for a fourth-grader.
Doesn’t his life matter? As racially-charged unrest spreads from the University of Missouri to at least two more campuses, Ithaca in Upstate New York and Yale University in Connecticut, isn’t it fair to say as I’ve been saying for years, that the Black Lives Matter and similar groups are focused on the wrong thing.
The civil rights crusade of our age should be the end of the violent drug driven civil war that is gutting the ghetto.