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Daley Asks Back of the Yards Residents to Turn In Murderer

By Margaret Lyons in News on Nov 8, 2007 4:14PM

2007_11_8.barerra.jpgMayor Daley had some harsh words for Back of the Yards residents yesterday at a peace rally where community members gathered to mourn Leticia Barrera's death and protest neighborhood violence. Barrera, four months pregnant, was shot and killed outside her home on Halloween. Police say she was caught in gang gunfire.

Daley told everyone, "You know who did it. Don't be blaming the police. Look in the mirror and say, 'I can do better.' ...If you don't turn these individuals in, you'll be marching [against violence] for the rest of your life."

In a neighborhood plagued by gang violence, cooperation with the police probably isn't as straight-forward as the Mayor would like.

Leticia Barrera photo from ABC 7