Friday, October 21, 2016
Crowd marks 2nd anniversary of "PCP MAD DAWG" Laquan McDonald's death
The crowd stood in front of 16 small yellow markers of the type police use to mark bullets at crime scenes, signifying the number of shots Van Dyke fired at McDonald.
After a prayer, Chicago-based rapper Rhymefest read a poem. Another speaker was Gwendolyn Moore, 56, a South Side resident whose son, Jamaal Raymond Moore was 23 when he was shot and killed by police four years ago.
"It's important to talk about because the system has created injustice for its people. If we don't voice how we feel and just lay down with blinders on, it will not change. I don't want to see another child dead on the streets. It doesn't matter, black brown, white, we are all one,” she said.
Activist William Calloway organized the event and led a balloon release to commemorate the more than 600 people who have been killed in Chicago this year.
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