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#31 Molly B.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:03 PM

Donovan E. Price - ex dir of solutions and resources

 

Arrives on scene of a shooting to help and aide the families impacted.  100% volunteer.

 

Presenting anecdotal accounts of violence in Chicago communities.
 

 

My name is Donovan Price. I am a Pastor at Living Hope Church in Chicago, and A First Responder/Victim's Advocate for the families of Homicide victim's. When a person is shot and killed in Chicago, in particular those that are declared dead at the scene, I arrive approx. 20 minutes after shots fired, and provide ministry and care for the family ...

 


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:14 PM

Introduces family members who have suffered a loss due to violence.

 

A father says it's not about taking guns away, they will get guns on the streets. Calls for change in criminal youth laws.

 

Right now they get a slap on the wrist and back on the street.  Need stronger penalties for youth who commit violence.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:33 PM

Another father whose son was killed, Tom Vanden Berk - CEO of UCAN.  Supports Second Amendment.  Does not want to take guns away or get in the way of other exercising their rights.

 

BUT

 

Need to stop the illegal gun market.  Supports gun dealer licensing act - sensible law.  Supports SB1966 FIX the FOID Act because it will improve enforcement of gun laws.  Banning private sales will decrease number of illegal gun possession . . . supposes illegal sales on the street will be curbed with this law?????


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#34 Molly B.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:42 PM

Parent asks Members  if everyone has been in these Chicago communities.

 

Some have, some haven't.  Pleads for them to come see for themselves.

 

Talks about a kid bragging about killing someone and being back on the streets the next day.

 

Gangs use juveniles to commit the gang's violence.  We need tougher juvenile laws.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:44 PM

The previous testimony stated SCOTUS said regulation on commercial sales is presumptively lawful. So then are home-made guns and private sales not presumptively lawful?


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:49 PM

i need to step away


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:51 PM

Willis will be changing and pushing HB2254 this January or spring addressing storage laws.

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#38 Molly B.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:05 PM

Second Panel talks about how to stop the violence - treat the trauma to abate the violence.

 

Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka Scott - we're at a transitional point in history. CSU research shows addiction as a coping mechanism to deal with the violence, avoidance behaviors tend to keep kids away from school both which can lead to downward movement and more violence.

 

Untreated grief makes it difficult for students, families, communities to succeed and exacerbates the violence.

 

Establish recovery programs, not always about more laws and penalties.

Investing in hospitals and mental health

violence recovery resources in schools

Violence recovery resources for businesses


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:10 PM

Minister Ciera  Walker, Live Free Chicago

 

Responding to families who have experienced trauma.  Live Free focuses on reducing violence.

IL has a "Gun violence" problem across cities throughout the state.

 

East St. Louis an individual is 19 times more likely to be shot.  78% arrested were Af-Am born into a failed system, People of color who did not have a healthy support systems, victims of school to prison pipeline, poverty.  Hurt people, hurt people.

 

Need targeted relief in these communities.

 

"gun violence" is a  public health epidemic across the state. Need a state wide program/policy.

 

Propose:

State declaration "gun violence" is a public health crisis.

Create office of People of color who did not have a healthy support systems for victims of school to prison pipeline, poverty prevention.

Community based solutions - outreach services/resources

Jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities

34,000 illegal guns on the streets - pass SB1966 - invest fees into mental health programs.

"gun violence" is a symptom of racism?


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:22 PM

Don't know who is speaking -

 

We need to shift the way we are thinking and our metrics

instead of more laws - more investments in mental health and resources.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:23 PM

We need to look to legislation to aid at risk students with finance help to attend college.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:37 PM

Courtney Jones, Dearborn Realtist Board

 

Housing Act - 'gun violence' impacts how communities are viewed.  Homes become a liability with mortgage foreclosures, forfeitures, abandonment.

 

Properties become heavily encumbered with taxes owed, fines, fees - not lucrative or affordable for regeneration.

 

Perceived dangerous neighborhoods perpetuates downward spiral of community - hard to bring development in.

 

Must stop revolving door of violent criminals - people would return to these neighborhoods.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:40 PM

I need to step away again.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:41 PM

Minister Ciera  Walker, Live Free Chicago
 
Responding to families who have experienced trauma.  Live Free focuses on reducing violence.
IL has a "Gun violence" problem across cities throughout the state.
 
East St. Louis an individual is 19 times more likely to be shot.  78% arrested were Af-Am born into a failed system, People of color who did not have a healthy support systems, victims of school to prison pipeline, poverty.  Hurt people, hurt people.
 
Need targeted relief in these communities.
 
"gun violence" is a  public health epidemic across the state. Need a state wide program/policy.
 
Propose:
State declaration "gun violence" is a public health crisis.
Create office of People of color who did not have a healthy support systems, victims of school to prison pipeline, poverty prevention.
Community based solutions - outreach services/resources
Jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities
34,000 illegal guns on the streets - pass SB1966 - invest fees into mental health programs.
"gun violence" is a symptom of racism


Knowing this was coming (we all did), tried to get ahead of it a little over the weekend.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:57 PM

Panel three begins.

 

Normalization of violence must be reversed.

 

Community connection and resources for healing - community driven creativity, emotional support can reduce violence.  When communities get engaged they are not thinking about guns, they are thinking about community.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:15 PM

"Gun violence" is the leading cause of death of children in IL - ?

 

"Gun violence"  is the natural outcome of oppression.

 

Our youth learned in history class how the privileged took possession of this country and those who have privilege take from those they oppress.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:23 PM

Reentry programs are good but a lot of harm is done while people are incarcerated.

 

Recommendations:

Gun Dealer licensing Act

Firearm Restraining Order implementation

True universal background checks needed in IL

Process for finding out who is prohibited from possessing firearms.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:32 PM

Rashad  Saafir,  president/CEO Bobby Wright Comprehensive  Behavior

 

Viet Nam veteran - struggled for years with PTSD.

 

Knows first hand what trauma and post traumatic stress is.

 

Young people who have been traumatized and don't know they have been traumatized they think there is something is wrong with them - internalized the problem.  Become hyper vigilant, don't fee safe, must do something to protect themselves - carrying guns not because they are criminals and out to do wrong but feel a need to protect themselves.  Our society has taught children that guns are a legitimate to protect ourselves.  How do we tell our children it's not okay to carry a gun for protection.

 

Worked with children in violence prone communities in Chicago.  Children are growing up in these communities where the culture tells them guns/violence is an appropriate way to deal with conflict.

 

We have an obligation to rid firearms from our communities but we will still have the aftermath to deal with for decades because of the trauma.  So we must also provide the resources to treat those who have been traumatized.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:17 PM

Two more meetings to be scheduled - TBA - one during veto session.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:19 PM

Rhonda Ezell speaks!

 

Ask that gun owners be brought to the table.  Do not want segregation of gun owners when the time comes to find solutions.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:28 PM

Thank you for keeping us updated during the work day. It's greatly appreciated.



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 05:29 PM

Rhonda FTW

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 07:02 AM

Rhonda FTW

 

What's an, "FTW"?



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Posted 17 October 2019 - 07:04 AM

For the win?
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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:18 AM

For the win?


Yep

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:46 AM

Surprisingly didn't really go off the rails into crazy land until about post 39 with Ciera Walker. Of course our politicians line right up with the most extreme positions...




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