Dozens march against violence in honor of slain baby

A march took place Saturday on the city’s South Side to honor the memory of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins.

Baby dies after being shot; City leaders speak outPolice say her father was the target when they were shot last Monday.

The baby was hit five times and died the next morning.

Dozen’s marched from 63rd and Calumet to 65th and Maryland.

Services for Jonylah are scheduled for Tuesday at Pastor Corey Brooks’ New Beginnings Church at 66th and King.

24 comments

  • Carey Liss

    still trying to find information on why the fther chose to change the baby outside in the winter instead of taking her inside, please help me find out this information, and why is this information available on or in the story.

  • Enrique

    This is an opportunity for the police to arrest bangers with outstanding warrants. The feds can participate too. They may get one or two of their top ten most wanted.

  • Fed up

    Instead of having a march, which does nothing. Why don't you help the police find this scumbag? Instead of not talking to cops for fear of retaliation, stand up for your community and help the police. I know it's much easier to just have a march, and then stand back and blame the cops for not finding this thug. But nobody is going to help you until you start helping yourself. Everybody is sick and tired of it, and the sympathy for what your doing to each other is starting to fade.

    • kirby1414

      I thought that the "father" was cooperating with the CPD…Why do I think that this idiot/tool is NOT being cooperative and soooo they asking for the public's help -which will never happen because they would rather march, show fake tears, and carry signs – – than do the RIGHT thing – like the things you mentioned above in your post, Fed up – – And I agree with you 150%!!

      • Chile, Please!

        @jimbo: Yeah, and you murderous peckiwoods will continue shooting up H.S's, a la Columbine, and movie theaters. STFU

  • retiredinaz1

    Marching to stop the violence? HOW ABOUT GETTING THE FATHERS OUT OF THE GANGS?

    again….."live by the sword….die by the sword"…. and I agree with above post….."why was the father changing the baby OUTSIDE in the cold of winter?" father was shot…..HE NEEDS to be locked up as he is to blame for this shameful killing as well as the shooter!

  • kirby1414

    How about taking all children away from any parent (s) with gang connections? At least give the little people a chance at a good/peaceful/loving homelife~

  • DEBRA

    HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND HOW DID THAT ANGEL GET HIT 5 TIMES IF LAYING DOWN ON A SEAT GETTING A PAMPER CHANGED WHEN THE FATHER ONLY SUPPOSEDLY HAD BEEN HIT ONCE IN THE HIP…USED AS SHIELD MAYBE…..WHERE ARE THE NATIONAL GUARDS AT TO GET THE CITY OF CHICAGO BACK,DON'T YOU SEE NOTHING ELSE IS WORKING..Y DO U THINK I MOVED AWAY TRYING TO STAY @ LEAST A LITTLE BIT SAFE CAUSE I KNOW YOU R NOT SAFE ANYWHERE MY MY GOD

  • tonya t

    first and for most have sum sympathy for the family tht baby was insent whom ever did this need 2 repent 2 god and than turn thereself in 2 the police how can u sleep @nite knowing u did this 2 a lil baby and as pastor corey brooks said we need 2 all cum together and help save our lil children because its dangerous everywhere we go but my statement is 2 the shooter u killed a lil baby please turn urself in 2 the police asap and my prayer is tht god heal the land…god bless everyone who reads this……

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