Considering this was black-on-black crime are we allowed to talk about it? Our moral superiors in the media have been tut-tutting the right about discussing the rash of violent black-on-white crimes across the country of late, so we’re curious to know if talking about the out-of-control crimes rate in Chicago is also off limits? Here we have a young man who did things the right way only to fall victim in yet another senseless murder.
A 33-year-old Chicago State University student was preparing for his last year of studies when he was shot and killed Sunday afternoon during a robbery at his apartment building in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said.
The gunman shot Telkia Burns in the right temple about 3 p.m. and fled with his money and house keys, according to Chicago police.
“I’m just a mother without a child,” Katherine Burns said. “That’s all.”
An 18-year-old suspect was in custody over the shooting in the 2900 block of East 91st Street but had not been charged, according to police. When the robber tried to go through Burns’ pockets, Burns fought back and was shot in the head, police said.
Burns was a Navy veteran who learned to speak Japanese while stationed in Japan for three years, according to Milton Thornton, who said he served in the military with him. Burns was studying community health at Chicago State through a Veterans Affairs work-study program, Thornton said.
Burns had two sons, ages 7 and 8, who live in Indiana. He just visited his oldest son last weekend after not seeing him for years, Burns’ mother said.
Thornton said he met Burns at a Navy Reserve Center after they were discharged in 2004.
“This is going to be hard for (his kids),” Thornton said.
Such a tragedy will largely be ignored because it can’t be used to further the left’s political agenda. That’s the honest truth whether the pinheads in MSNBC want to acknowledge than or not.