CHICAGO (CBS) — After a violent day in the South Shore neighborhood, a longtime resident questioned why there is no the outrage from black activists.
“I see them coming out always downtown protesting against the police. But never do I see them inside the black community,” activist Tio Hardiman said.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Hardiman of Violence Interrupters visited the South Shore neighborhood after seven people were killed in three separate shootings less than 12 hours apart on Thursday.
Hardiman said he wasn’t joking when he suggested that “young people in the South and West Sides of Chicago be equipped with helmets and bullet-proof vests.”READ MORE: Search On For Munster, Indiana Bank Robber Who Wore Hazmat Suit, Hard Hat
“Bullets just don’t come from a bullet fairy.”
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There has been a heavy police presence in this neighborhood.