This morning, 40-year-old Leanne Smith of West Philadelphia – a mother of two – was shot and killed in her car by her ex-boyfriend. The shooter then killed himself.
More than 7,300 black people were murdered in America in 2007, according to the FBI. (Compared to about 7,000 whites murdered.)
That’s an average of 20 black people a day murdered. Every day.
Of those 20 homicide victims per day in 2007... three of them were women or girls.