Sir The Baptist, who has been outspoken about a number of community issues in Chicago recently has decided to release a song in dedication to Laquan McDonald titled “Reunion In The Sky.” Inspired by the recent events that have transpired in the past 24 hours in Chicago, Sir is calling for a union of Chicago communities. I’ll let him explain further.
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17-year-old Chicagoan Laquan McDonald was murdered by a Chicago Police Department officer. While other Chicago artists took to the streets to riot and create more havoc with the police, Chicago rising star Sir the Baptist was in the recording studio to call for a reunion between the community and the CPD. As a result, “Reunion in the Sky” was born.
As Sir states, “But what is the point of rioting? This case already has national attention without it. The focus should be to use the strengths of the freedoms we already have thanks to our ancestors who fought for them. We want every person in this country to want justice for this boy and many will feel the opposite if we fight with riots, destroying our neighbors property and wreaking havoc in the streets. That does nothing for the image of this boy that lost his life. It is our turn to pull on the heart strings of every American; because the jury members will be made up of average everyday people. We can use our rights and freedoms to dictate this trial.”