Why I Decided To Start A Go Fund Me For Zamar Jones - The 7 Year Old Boy Killed By Gunfire In Philadelphia
On the night of Saturday August 1st, three men engaged each other in a shootout on the 200 block of North Simpson Street in Philadelphia. When it was over, 7-year old Zamar Jones was shot in the head by one of their stray bullets as he sat on his front steps playing with his toy race cars.
A Philadelphia Police Officer rushed the boy to the hospital in critical condition. Sadly, Zamar passed away from his wounds yesterday afternoon. One of the gunmen was chased down and arrested by a responding officer. The other two men are still on the loose.I knew what happened to Zamar wouldn't get the attention of celebrities, pro athletes, politicians jockeying for office or the major news networks. It just didn't fit the narrative or agenda they are supporting. A 7 year old baby gets killed by gang violence and there's virtually zero attention. But a grown man with a horrific criminal history that resisted arrest and was shot by the police (not saying the shooting was justified) get MILLIONS. And THAT is what everyone reading this should find deeply disturbing.