Ministers Urge People to Turn in Gunman Who Killed Girl, 7

CBS Chicago, June 29, 2012

One day after a 7-year-old girl was gunned down as her mother watched while she sold lemonade in front of her West Side home, a ministers’ group is trying to persuade people to turn over the killer.

“It’s a sad day in Chicago,” said the Rev. Ira Acree of the Leaders Network ministry, which put up the $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman who killed Heaven Sutton, 7, while she was with her mother and other family members outside of their home in the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood.

Acree was no less indignant than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said to the unknown killer Thursday, “How dare you?”

“She’s an innocent seven-year-old,” Acree said, saying the girl had to try to dodge bullets as if she were in Afghanistan or the Wild West of the 1800s. “It’s horrific.”

Acree said the shooting had struck a nerve, and he said he hopes that someone who knows comes forward with the information without being prompted by the cash.


Heaven had told her mother, Ashake Banks, 38, that she wanted to move out of North Austin—which the family had called home for six months—because of all the violence in the area.

She had just gotten her hair done for a trip to Disney World that had been planned for next month, and was outside with her mother as they sold lemonade, candy and snacks under a canopy set up in front of their home. Two men opened fire around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, and Heaven was struck in the chest.


The fatal gunshot was fired by a gangbanger who was aiming at a rival who apparently had stopped to buy lemonade.


Heaven Sutton and her mother.


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  • Church_of_Jed

     Why were the afrovoodoo Diversity “ministers” silent when the killers of Channon Christian and Eve Carson were still on the loose?

    • WhitesRdumb

       because they were white???

      • Church_of_Jed

        Add another White Vicitm of the racist race war.  The most notable feature of Diveristy is its blood lust for our White girls and woman.

        RIP dear Thirza Sweeten, KBTD (Killed by Typical Diversity). 

        But really, we killed you by failing to protect you from a known threat. Your death is an eternal stain on our Whiteness.

        Channon Christian, Eve Carson, Anne Pressley, Carissa Horton, Nancy Strait, Kristen Warneke, Pam Gentry, Emily Haddock, Lauren Burke, Julie Love, Eugenia Calle, Brittny Watts, Beverly Melton, Sandra Rogers, Heather Mueller, Karen Grammer, Marie Schneeberger,Jennifer Koon, Laura Dickinson, Ashley King, Sharlotte McGill, Shannon Collins, Jacqueline Gardner, Nancy Harris, Brianne Ginty, Nicola Furlong, Elizabeth Hucheson, Jackie Wisniewski, Thirza Sweeten 
        Who’s next, and how soon? We only went six days from Wisniewski to Sweeten.

        • Up to my neck in CA

          “We only went two weeks from Wisniewski to Sweeten.”

          How many of these stories get buried by the MSM before we even see them?

  • The Big Chief preachers are requesting that the doer turn himself in, yet the CPD says that they’ve almost made him.  Why should he have to turn himself in when the cops are about to arrest him anyway?

    Answer:  The Big Chief preachers just want good PR.  It is they and their NAACP after all that for decades have demanded and mostly gotten weaker law enforcement.

    Far from this being “a sad day in Chicago,” it’s a typical day in Chicago.

    • dukem1

       A typical day…That’s exactly what I thought when I read that.

    • Luis

      QD, I don’t think this preacher is really going to cough up $ 3,000 if the perp turned himself in.

      It’s not HIS money to give away.  

      •  I don’t think he was ever going to cough up any money, because he never intended to.  I think they only came out with this “please murtha” line only as a PR ploy and only after they figured the cops had just about made him.  It’s about as convenient as coming out against Naziism when the Russian Army is on the outskirts of Berlin.

  • haroldcrews

    Sounds like they haven’t heard that ‘snitches get stitches’.  But somebody may figure $3,000.00 is worth some stitches.

  • MekongDelta69
  • Major

    Well…I won’t be overly harsh here friends.

    But..what would the TV SHOW “The First 48” be without this very typical fodder  continually fed to us from Chicago, Memphis, Newark,  and every other sheet hole over run by black savages with ( who will never be “tamed” by liberal whiny white values ) AK 47’s to settle their “DISPUTES”?

    These truly American Negroes….are miscreants, losers, filthy degenerates and animals without any hope of redemption or “salvation”…let alone any semblance of remorse or the most basic human feelings. They are truly despicable scum and animals. Never worthy of pity… or a jury.

    If they’d only volunteer  to fight for Al QUEDA…we’d have no problem putting them down as the filthy urban terrorists that they are.

  • Sloppo

    “She’s an innocent seven-year-old,” Acree said, saying the girl had to try to dodge bullets as if she were in Afghanistan or the Wild West of the 1800s. “It’s horrific.”

    The “wild” west of the 1800s had much lower violent crime rates than Chicago of today, Chicago of the 1800s, or any major region of the United States of today.  It would have been much more appropriate for the “Reverend” Ira Acree to compare the level of criminal violence in the little girl’s neighborhood to some place like Zimbabwe, South Africa, Detroit, New Orleans, Haiti, or any other demographically similar place.

  • IstvanIN

    Well, she won’t be pumping out any future thugs.  Sorry, I have no sympathy.  They kill too many of our people for me to care about one of their’s.

  • Major

    “She had just gotten her hair done…”

    Nope…mom said “she just got her hair, DID…” As quoted in the Chicago paper. We want to get the exact quotes correct…even if it isn’t English but ebonics.

    • …and by “Did”, she means she just had it braided and matted down with a fresh coat of bacon grease.

  • Luis

    While it’s sad that a 7-year old Bantu girl was shot, at least it wasn’t done by a white police officer. Had that been the case, North Austin would be burning.

    How can this be like Afghanistan or the “Wild West”, when Chicago has strict gun control laws? This is more like the notorious civil wars in Africa; like in the Congo, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Chad, Liberia, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi and Angola.

    Bantus should stop comparing shootouts in their neighborhoods to the  old West, and compare them instead to what still goes on, on their mother continent.

    I note from reading a sampling of the comments accompanying the original article, that they might as well have been written by Amrenners. Maybe some people are finally getting their epiphany.

    • Kurt Plummer


      Bantus should stop comparing shootouts in their neighborhoods to the old West, and compare them instead to what still goes on, on their mother continent.

      That’s the exact point. Blacks are lonely at the bottom of the social dung heap and so whenever they engage in unfortunate behavior, they automatically compare it to that of other populations and especially whites. Since that makes it seem like the worst of black anti-social pathology is no more dreadful than what whites _once did_.

      The problem, as you suggest, is that blacks were, by and large, not a large presence in the Western Settlement movement and where they were present, they were heavily excluded by all whites around them (the irony of the Civil War being that the North no more wanted blacks near them than they wanted them empowering the South).

      Worst case scenario: ‘The Wild West’ is an artifact of our past, not a hallmark of our cultured present. Modern black behavior shows complete contiguity with historical norms from Africa and other places around the world.

      As such, it’s an apples and orangutans comparison because blacks _have not improved as whites have_. If anything, they show regressive tendencies.

  • Alexandra1973

    Isn’t Pinker the guy who would be all right with killing month-old babies?

  • mikejones91

    R.I.P littler girl… I say that honestly. But—Blacks can’t behave without a white majority. Even then, they still have  trouble doing that. What does this tell me? It tells me that there aren’t enough white people to oppress these Chicago blacks. So what does that mean? Does it mean whites have NOTHING to do with their barbaric behavior? Yes, yes it does.

  • WhitesRdumb

     Does that 80-90 include the Chinese that blew themselves up building Stanford’s Rail Road?

  • IstvanIN

     This comment will probably be removed but who cares as long as they do it to themselves and another one is out of the breeding pool?  They don’t feel bad when they kill one of our children, why should we feel bad when they kill one of their own?

  • Sloppo

    In Abilene, Ellsworth, Wichita, Dodge City, and 
    Caldwell, for the years from 1870 to 1885, there were only 45 total homicides.  This equates to a rate of approximately 1 murder per 100,000 residents per year.In Abilene, supposedly one of the wildest of the cow towns, not a single person was killed in 1869 or 1870.

    Zooming forward over a century to 2007, a quick look at Uniform Crime Report statistics shows us the following regarding the aforementioned gun control “paradise” cities of the east:

    DC – 183 Murders (31 per 100,000 residents)

    New York – 494 Murders (6 per 100,000 residents)

    Baltimore – 281 Murders (45 per 100,000 residents)

    Newark – 104 Murders (37 per 100,000 residents)

    • Major

      Can’t argue with the math or the facts, can we?

      But…the elitist morons ( white candy ass journalists and social workers ) think this is “progress” and acceptable. Never admitting that gun “free” zones are never that. Yet….they think more, not less, gun control is the answer…when the facts smack them in the face.

      I only wish we had the same “gun control” in Iraq and Afghanistan when I was there.

  • SLCain

    It is sad and deplorable that an innocent young child was murdered.  That said, black people need to realize that, for a lot of us whites, we are no longer shocked or surprised by anything that happens in the black ghetto war-zones that they laughably call “communities”, and we really don’t care about them anymore.

    To black people I would say this: YOU have problems.  They are YOUR problems.   Don’t expect ME to care about them, or you.  My only concern is to insulate me and mine and my people from the violence, filth, chaos, and moral degradation that has become synonomous with Black America.

  • At least in the old west, they were killing each other over something of value…Gold.

    The apes of  the ghetto are killing each other over sneakers and ‘respect.’

  • Southern__Hoosier

    “a ministers’ group is trying to persuade people to turn over the killer.”

    If the killer had been white, his own family would have turned him in or the white community would have hunted him down like a mad dog.

  • I’ve seen little girls selling lemonade here in Salt Lake City. There’s nothing to fear in this still decent, 85% white city. A few weeks ago I saw a little black girl selling Koolaid outside their house. This was a few days after that shooting over who could make the best Koolaid. I laughed so hard I almost crashed my vehicle.  

  • This does not justify what happened to her, but the young vic was photographed flashing gang signs: