Chicago’s minister of carpentry: He made 762 crosses for the city’s homicide victims last year

The Washington Post

Last month, hundreds of people marched through Chicago holding at least 762 wooden crosses, each representing one of the city’s 762 homicide victims that year.

As 2016 closed on Chicago, they marched down Michigan Avenue, the city’s main thoroughfare, holding the four-foot-tall crosses high. Written on the crossbeam of each was the name and age of the deceased and a number, showing the order in which they fell.

“Madison Watson, 4 years old, No. 456,” read one, according to The Chicago Tribune.

“Donald Carter Brunson, 28 years old, No. 522,” read another.

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