“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” These lyrics sung by the late Whitney Houston are as beautiful as they are true and if what has surfaced on the Blue Lives Matter website regarding three armed robbery suspects turns out to be accurate, the future of Chicago is more bleak than its present.
Sadly, shootings, murders, armed robberies and gang violence in Chicago are now so rampant, such an all day, every day occurrence that crimes fail to stand out as news items. Reports like ours on the number shot over 2017 Independence Day weekend are passé. People see it and, “Oh well, just another weekend in Chicago.”
But this is different. What’s outstanding about this report isn’t the crime, nor the violence, nor the use of guns in a ‘gun-free city’ but that the suspects are SIX YEARS OLD!
Here’s the video below [WARNING: Language]
Posted by Billy Boi on Saturday, July 8, 2017
Chicago Police Department Area Central Detectives are investigating a viral video with three young children brandishing a pistol, according to Anita Padilla with Fox 32.
The video was uploaded to Facebook on July 8th and shows a man talking to a group of three boys. The man starts out, “I’ll beat your ass, I’m BD.” BD stands for the Black Disciples criminals street gang.
The kids, who appear to be around 6-8 years old, say that they are also “BD.” The man follows the kids in his car continuing to threaten to beat them. Then one of the kids flashes a pistol. Both the man and the kids call each other “bitch,” and then the kid shows off his gun again for the camera.
It’s not clear if the gun is real, but the behavior of the adult for promoting gang culture with the young children, and the behavior of the children has been spreading alarm on social media.
The video has been viewed over 1.5 million times at the time of this writing, with the majority of people shocked at the adult male’s behavior. Chicago PD recently issued a warning about a series of armed robberies committed by children as young as 6-years-old.
In each of the robberies, young children approached people in open public places, flashed a handgun, and demanded money.
It’s not clear at this time if there’s any connection between the children in this video and the armed robberies. If the children in the video are different than the robbers, then that shows there are even more young kids carrying guns in Chicago.”
Hello? Parents?? Have you ever seen anything as sad as this? Generally when we speak of ‘children’ on the wayward side of the law we think of millennials or teenagers. But six-year-olds? At six years of age you should be concerned with Spongebob, learning how to tie shoelaces and doing a good job of washing behind your ears.
What kind of life, what kind of future does a six-year-old have to look forward to when he’s already committing armed robbery? Answer? A future of becoming a Chicago black male statistic.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]