Hundreds gathered at Fairground Park on Saturday in order to make a difference in St. Louis and stop the violence.
“Mothers Against Killing” is all part of an effort to help families whose lives have been impacted by violence.
“I think they’ll see our pain,” said Alberta Smith, one of the mothers at the event.
“They’ll see the hurt these mothers experience when losing their children.” And she’s not the only one. Mothers across the St. Louis area are uniting to say enough is enough.
“Mothers set the tone,” said Karen Chaney, another mother at the event. “Our children are watching us so we need mothers to be mothers again.” Chaney has a 19-year-old son and says the solution to a safer city is more boots on the ground and talking about ways to make a difference.Nice enough goal: black women marching against the very violence they've bred into existence (think about it: it's these black women who have brought forth the sons and daughters contributing to the violence in St. Louis).
But it does get better. [Man found fatally shot near St. Louis park, hours after anti-violence march ended there, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 16, 2015]:
A man was found fatally shot near a St. Louis park Saturday night, hours after a "Stop the Violence" march ended at the park.
The man was found shot in the head and torso at 21st Street and St. Louis Avenue, near Rauschenbach Park, shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier in the day, several hundred people marched from Fairgrounds Park to Rauschenbach Park ito draw attention to killings throughout the city and call for an end to the violence. Family members of murder victims were among those who marched.
The death of the man found Saturday night is at least the 127th homicide in St. Louis this year. There were 159 in all of 2014.How many homicides (or nonfatal shootings) would St. Louis have in a year if there was no black population?
Virtually none, but that should be obvious: after all, how many white women were walking in the "Mothers Against Killing" in St. Louis on August 15 (well, besides those who birth black children)?