Chiraq by Will Robson-Scott

4,265 US citizens have been killed in Chicago since 2001. This 2.5 times more that in the Afghanistan war zone. (Will Robson- Scott)

In this video Chi Raq a lot of individuals had a lot of different things to say because each person had a really personal/emotional feeling towards the subject. Chicago was always a violent city. Nobody cares and “Nigga’s do whatever the fuck the want,” according to one individual in the youtube video. A young individual who has been a gang member almost his entire life said the “Music has a lot to do with violence, the rappers that we have now were once gang members before they became known. Examples: Chief Keef, King Louie, Lil Durk, Spenzo etc.. This is how our city is designed you’re either gonna be something or nothing”.

The men in this video believe that they’ve took the structure of Chicago away and developed what one man called “The systematic uproar” and put a glitch in their computer chip when they took away all of the chief gang members. Now they’re either in jail or dead, which was the systematic down fall. The structure is completely dead, taken away their homes, their projects, and everything they had to called their own angered them, so they began to kill of each other. Blacks have worked so hard to where they need to be to become diverse but whenyou have different hoods and differents gangs such as: BD, GD, Vise Lords etc.. thats putting diversion amoung yourself and your race. Seperate yeah, but Equal? We’re creating a class rank amoung our own race. This is an accurate account of what hip-hop is in Chicago.

This video seems to have a sympathetic tone. The black and white also adds to the sympathetic thought of the video. One man in the document said that in Chicago you don’t get to enjoy life, you just try to survive, and violence will find you wherever you are. There were several women in this document that came to say that they have lost a love one in the streets due to the act of violence. The first thing that they would say was “Why him, he wasn’t a bad kid, he didn’t gang bang, he tried his best to stay out of trouble.” but what they don’t know is that, that person who died only tells you what  they want you to  know. Of course if I shoot someone i’m not gonna tell you, if i were a bully why would I let you know? There could have been plenty of things that their family wasn’t aware of before they passed. According to CNN news over 50% of black kids die due to gang violence and those kids are the ones who are on the news and their parents are saying they didn’t do anything or that they were a good child who didn’t want to hurt anyone.

Life expectancy in Chicago goes down daily. A man in the video spoke about how he felt and there were some truths to the things that he was saying. He states that “The life expectancy in the hood of Chicago is no longer than 25 years of age, caskets are getting much shorter, meaning kids are dying too.” Most believe that when you’re at the age range of 13-20 plus and your’e a black male in Chicago, there’s two places you could be, either jail or the Mount Hope Cemetery. This proves the lack of hope that individuals have in the hood of Chicago, IL.

Fast money has molded into so many people that it’s all they know. Get money, get money, get money. So many African Americans has turn themselves into savages that its making our world, our city, our home corrupt. A man said “If heavens up there, this cant be nothing but hell. Ain’t no love in the heart of this city.” but that’s only because we make it this way. People have made Chicago out to  such a violent place that no one wants to visit, no one wasn’t to tour, no one wants to help and no one even cares. But hey, who can we blame? This is CHI RAQ remember?


Who is Rebecca Sedwick?

Rebecca sedwick

Rebecca Sedwick was a 12 year old girl from Winterhaven, Florida who committed suicide for being bullied. (CNN News) The Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Monday arrested charged two middle school students with felony aggravated stalking–or cyberbullying–in connection with the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick in Lakeland on September 10, 2013. Katelyn Roman, 12, and Guadalupe Shaw, 14, are accused of repeatedly and maliciously harassing Sedwick. Rebecca Sedwick not only killed herself but also warned many before killing herself. Rebecca told two students at her former school “I’m killing myself, I can’t take this anymore.” Says CNN news. Rebecca’s death went worldwide after she killed herself by climbing a tower on an abandoned cement plant in North Lakeland. Before she committed suicide she actually went missing on September 9th 2013. Rebecca had multiple attempts of suicide including cutting her wrist, before actually commiting suicide.

“Rebecca became one of the youngest members of a growing list of children and teenagers apparently driven to suicide, at least in part, after being maligned, threatened and taunted online, mostly through a new collection of texting and photo-sharing cellphone applications. Her suicide raises new questions about the proliferation and popularity of these applications and Web sites among children and the ability of parents to keep up with their children’s online relationships.” (

All three girls attended Crystal Lake Middle School at the time of the alleged stalking. Several student from school said that they have actually witnessed Rebecca Sedwick being bullied by the two young ladies months ago and thought that it should stop. Rebecca transferred schools in the hope of the bulling to stop but it just transferred from physical bulling to cyber-bulling. 14 year old Guadalupe Shaw was upset that Rebecca Sedwick had a relationship with her ex boyfriend and recruited others to help her bully Rebecca Sedwick. (CNN NEWS) 12 year old Katelyn Roman told Rebecca Sedwick prior to her death “Kill yourself, drink bleach.” says ABC news and later after Rebecca Sedwicks’ suicide was commited 14 year old Guadalupe Shaw later post on  Facebook “I know that I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself, but IDGAF.” according to CNN news. Was this misunderstanding between 2 young ladies necessary and cause someones death? Is something that most people are wondering.

Will this account open others eyes in the attempt of doing the same thing?

Will the young girls ever feel remorse?

Was there an easier way out for Rebecca Sedwick?

There has being plenty of different accounts regarding to bulling. It is devilish and foolishly wrong. I personally agree that anyone that is a BULLY should be punished for their actions. YES, it’s really that necessary.