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CHICAGO (CBS) – The Rev. Michael Pfleger, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy led hundreds of people of all ages Friday night on the annual St. Sabina Church end-of-school march against violence.
Speaker after speaker told the crowd in a rally on the steps of St. Sabina’s before the march that they cannot be silent when violence hits their community.
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“If you go out to Lombard, to Skokie, to other areas, they don’t accept this (violence) in their community,” said Pam Bosley, whose son was murdered in 2007.
She then posed a question: “So why are we accepting it in ours?
McCarthy said he found the spirited the rally and march through gang-infested turf to be invigorating. Pfleger said he wants to see a return of what he called the “nosy neighbor syndrome” – know everything that’s going on in your neighborhood, let everyone else know, and call the police. He said if 20 people call police about a shooting, gangs cannot retaliate.