Tell Dajae's story and give something for his funeral
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Tell Dajae's story and give something for his funeral

    1. Matteo Di Bernardo
    2. Petition by

      Matteo Di Bernardo

      Evanston, United States

September 2012


From Petition Creator Matteo Di Bernardo: "The petition was signed by 3000 people and many posts were put on facebook by Evanstonians. After many days, LeBron James posted and tweeted about Dajae. Although this is what many of us wanted, I think LeBron should keep talking about unnecessary violence."

Dajae was a succesful kid that graduated middle school as a 7th and 8th grade honor roll student. Not only that, but he was always nice to everyone, and he always brought a smile to everyone's face. He was a great friend to everyone. But Dajae especially loved basketball. Everyone thought that he would become famous with his number three jersey. And his idol was always LeBron. No matter what anyone said, he was on LeBron's side, defending him. He would have been overjoyed to meet him. Then, on Saturday, September 22, in Evanston IL, his hometown, Dajae was walking down the street around 10:30 PM when he was walking with his friends, 4 shots were fired, one of which fatally wounding Dajae in his chest. We still don't know why such a nice and prosperous kid's life was cut short. This might just be another shooting, but for Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, we are all mourning his death. Unfortunately, it took a killing for our City to understand the impact of gun violence. Now we want the world to understand that we must stop this violence before it hits another community, and they realize the impact of it too. We would like for LeBron to give to the family, but then also spread this story to make people understand what we have gone through, and how gun control can make sure this doesn't happen in another person's neighborhood. Please sign this petition so we can get the word out, and stop this horrible violence that has taken a wonderful person from our community.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Annette Hankins EVANSTON, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because life is a Gift from God and and no one has the right to take it away from anyone for any reason.

    • michael mykles CINCINNATI, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      i am for lebron telling this story. a man of his fame could make a difference. i don't see the reason for asking him to give of his money to the family. seems selfish and questionable in motive. lebron's time should be enough.

    • Jennifer Crawford NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      need to stop selling guns to any and everyone!!!

    • Gayla Cook JOLIET, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Something needs to change before another child is taken from us.

    • Robin Robinson SAN PABLO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Stop violence.


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