0 Shots, 0 Killed

Photography by  Jacob Patrick.

Photography by Jacob Patrick.

0 shots. 0 killed. Today, in Chicago.

The equation here isn’t as simple as no one died today from gun violence in The Windy City. 0 shots + 0 killed = 1 mother named Nykea gets to put her kids to sleep.  0 shots + 0 killed = 1 college student named Nephtali who gets to walk across the stage, diploma in hand. 

I love this city, and when I look at this mural it’s easy for me to see that I could have been 1 shot + 1 killed in Chicago but something and Some One kept me around for a reason. 

0 shots + 0 killed = this kid from Chicago returns home every summer.

0 shots + 0 killed = this kid from Chicago gives back to his community. 

0 shots + 0 killed = this kid from Chicago gets to write this message to you. 

1 shot + 1 killed = this kid from Chicago…