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Rep. Bobby Rush on Jennifer Hudson family murders pleads, "stop the killing"

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Statement by The Honorable Bobby L. Rush

on the Tragic Loss faced by Jennifer Hudson and her family


CHICAGO -- "At times like these, words seem small in comparison to the overwhelming loss that has been suffered by Jennifer Hudson, Julia Hudson, and the entire Hudson family.

"My outrage at the level of depravity displayed by the gun-wielding assailant in the deaths, last Friday, of the Hudson sisters' mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, is only eclipsed, today, by my grief at the news this afternoon that our hopes for the safe return of Julia Hudson's seven-year-old son, Julian King, were not to be realized.

"I mourn today because three people in the Englewood community died a senseless death apparently at the barrel of a gun. I mourn because Darnell, Jason and Julian are members of my community. I mourn because everyday, 45 people, on average, are fatally shot in the United States, which is more than the number of American soldiers killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

"Americans of conscious must come together to stop these senseless deaths. We must say 'enough is enough, stop the killing.'

"I want Jennifer, Julia, and the entire Hudson family to know that my staff and I are available to provide whatever support they may need in the coming days, weeks and months as they walk through the overwhelming grief, loss and sadness I know they are experiencing.

"As sure as I know that there is a God, I pray that the loving God we serve will continue to guide and comfort the Hudson family, and our entire Chicago community, during this heartbreaking set of circumstances.

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27 Comments

i want to say god bless the hudson family and god give them the strenght to go on i know its a very difficult time and sadness for lots of family and friends but not only be sad but also remember good times and for the person responsible for this cruel and heartless act thereis a god above us and you will be judge it was cold and harsh especiallythe 7year old nephew he was an angel and innocent of all sins may god bless the hudson family today and always and people lets wake up and realize financial difficulties happenin in the world killin is not the solution love and peace for everyone.

i just want to say that i am sorry about your mom and brother and i just want to say if i can help you can email because i like to help people in there need win my family member die i want not happen and i now that i like you because you are a nice personal and i like you musci i have the dream girls movie and my mom want to no if you she can meet you and shw will be happy and i want to now if i can her you sing in personal because i can sing and i do not want to go iodea because i do not like some people what they did to you that was mean i like your music and i think you can sing tell you fmaily i said hello

you mom and brother will always be there for you ok

dear jennifer my prays are with you and your family my heart goes out to you know that you are in god's hand stay strong and hold on to god unchanges hand he will keep you he will help you through you losses keep the faith hold on to the great memories of your family

The Hudson family is in our prayer I hope u can find the asshole that could have the heart too hurt a loving family like that please keep your head up Hudson family

I would like to begin to send my love to the entire community and family of Ms. Hudson. I have been a fan of her's since the start how could anyone do such a terrible crime?

I feel the pain but I know it is no where near what this family and friends are feeling I have been sick to my stomach every since I heard about the killings. I continue to ask myself how why?

Please across the World Let's Have Peace on Earth Stop the killing's and crime. God is a Great Man and his word will stand whoever done this will get there time to be judge by him.

Oh before the day of Judgement please catch who ever done this and make them pay oh my heart is so hurt over this.

I know it is very hard to understand and you must ask why? God wanted them home with him. Oh what a Happy Day the angels in Heaven is having a shouting party. My prayers are with you always Hold on to God's Unchanging Hands....

God Bless

I SEND MY PRAYER OUT TO THE HUDSON FAMILY GOD WII GIVE YOUR STRENGTH AND POWER LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLE SAITH THE LORD.KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SPARROW ALLIS WELL DONE ALL ARE ANGEL IN HEAVEN

I send my blessing to the hudson family I can't even imagin how you all are feeling right now
This poem is for the hudson family

You left memories good and bad you left me with the joy of your laugh
Pictures so many pictures I have of you doing all the joyful things you love to do
Every where I go I see your face that's cause in my heart you hold a special place
I just want to see you and give you a hug that's long over do
People telling me not to cry but I just need closer and a chance to say good bye.

Your in my prayers
To the hudson family
Neasha T

my prayers are with you and your sister,
just keep on holding on to Gods unchanging hand and he will guide and carry you through. give all you got too Jesus and he will work it out.my family (our) prays all with you.

God grant you stength. Know your loved ones want you to continue and experince life as only you can and will. Your loved ones are on a different road but they will always live in your heart. Love never dies.

Just wanted you to know you and your family are in my prayers I know you guys do not understand why but we know god knows and you know he is there for you and just keep your head up and know that you are not alone.

God Bless

MAY THE LORD BLESS THE HUDSON SISTER'S AND FAMILY AND MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU STREGHNTH TO DEAL WITH THIS TRAGEDY. I LIVE IN OMAHA NEBRASKA I WOULD BE WILLING TO PRAY WITH YOU GIRLS IF YOU NEED ME TO DO SO. IF THERE'S ANYTHING I COULD DO FOR YOU JUST SEND ME A E-MAIL OR CALL.....GOD BLESS

May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

I just wanted to say you and your family is in my prayers.Remember there is no hurt or pain that Jesus can't heal.May God Bless you.

MAY GOD BE ON YOUR SIDE AT A TIME LIKE THIS I AM SO SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN I WISH I COULD BRING THEM BACK FOR YOU MS HUDSON I WISH THAT YOU & YOUR FAMILY STAY STRONG & DO WHAT YOU HAVE 2 DO TO FIND THAT PERSON WHO DID SOME CRAZY STUFF LIKE THAT 2 MS JULIA HUDSON I AM SO UPSET RIGHT NOW CAUSE DATS WAS WRONG BUT I AM PRAYIN' FOR YOU ALL SO JUST KEEP YOUR HEAD UP & STAY STRONG
lOVE U ALL

I am so sorry about your family's loss. I have been outraged by the reasoning of this cold-blooded killer. There is never a reason to murder someone but he really has a twisted mind to do this type of thing to this great family. There are no words to express the way i feel and how it has made me examine my own relationship a lot! I would like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest sympathy to the Hudson Family. Please remember, God is in control and HE will see you through. The whole world is praying for you Jennifer and your family. Keep your hand in God's hand and EVERYTHING will be ALRIGHT! I love you Jenny!

TO THE HUDSON FAMILY I KNOW THAT PRAYING AND HAVING FAITH IN GOD WILL HELP YOU ALL GET THREW BLESS AND YOUR FAMILY

GOD BLESS THE HUDSON FAMILY I AM SORRY THAT THINGS HAPPEN THIS WAY BUT GOD WILL DEAL WITH IT FOR YOU AND FOR OTHER.

This is simple a horrific case,,OMG,,I mean this is insane,,,i remember last summer when the killing to kids 10-14 was happening in packs,,the child that was in her home and got hit by a bullet from outside,,,,nowhere is safe,,,something gots to change oe we all won,t get to live a long life,,,i,m really to scared to date,,don,t know who served time,,,or is packing a gun or scared to be outside at long peroid of a time,,,my sincere prayers to the hudson family,,,God this is terrible,,and to hurt that child ,,7 is still a baby.....ignorant ass people,,,,,but whomever done this ,,captured or not ,something this extreme ,,he will pays for taking 3 lives

This is simple a horrific case,,OMG,,I mean this is insane,,,i remember last summer when the killing to kids 10-14 was happening in packs,,the child that was in her home and got hit by a bullet from outside,,,,nowhere is safe,,,something gots to change oe we all won,t get to live a long life,,,i,m really to scared to date,,don,t know who served time,,,or is packing a gun or scared to be outside at long peroid of a time,,,my sincere prayers to the hudson family,,,God this is terrible,,and to hurt that child ,,7 is still a baby.....ignorant ass people,,,,,but whomever done this ,,captured or not ,something this extreme ,,he will pays for taking 3 lives

i just cant believe that sum1 culd do thl at,its becomin a really cruel world.i just want to say that my heart is going out to the family.

Jennifer just look to the hills where all your help comes from. And all your help comes from the lord just remember that when no one has your back the man upstairs do and I'll pray for you and your family for you all to just be strong. Just take your burdens to jesus he'll fix them and they will catch the person who did this horrible thing to your family.....

What's with all of the god crap ?? Last year Jennifer Hudson credited god with her award ... and now the following year that very same god failed to protect her mother, brother, and nephew ! Was god too busy helping Beyonce win another Grammy or something ?

Why is it that you god-deluded idiots always credit god for the good things that happen but never fault him for all of the horrible things that happen ? You cannot have it both ways. If your god exists, then he's a freaking sadistic mf.

I just want to say to the Hudson's family,friends that my prayers are with all of you, and that God will take care of the rest. I have a son and everyday in my heart I cry because of the way the world is today, people are so cruel, but thanks be to God that we all have to answer to Him one day. Jennifer you have come a long way and as a mother, your mother would want you to continue on in life with your career, Always look to God knowing that your family is in the hands of the Lord right now as I speak, To the mother of Julian, be strong, I can't imagine what it's like, but trust in God and keep the faith, We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

How does this celebrity murder story, tragic as it is, make a POLITICAL BLOG? Is it the Bobby Rush link? I don't see how this has anything to do with the price of a campaign ad in Little China.

BOBBY RUSH IS A CONGRESSMAN FROM CHICAGO!
THIS WAS A GREAT GESTURE BY LYNN SWEET AND MR.
RUSH!
PLEASE BLOG WITH RESPECT, AND YES GOD IS VERY
MUCH ALIVE!
WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER OR WE WILL PERISH
AS FOOLS!
TO THE HUDSON FAMILY, A WISE MAN ONCE TOLD ME IF
YOU WEAR THE SAME COAT EVERYDAY IT WILL FINALLY
WEAR OUT AND OFF YOU, THAT IS HOW DEATH IS, IT
WILL FINALLY WEAR OFF YOU, GOD IS ALIVE, AND THE
DEVIL IS LIAR!
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, AND PLEASE GO WITH GOD!

I have been desiring for a long time that we make a plea that we "stop the ignorance". Ignorance is what is preventing people from realizing the value of human life. Killing is not senseless to the ignorant. If one is clueless to the importance of human life, there is no plea in the world that can convince them that they should listen. The plea needed now is that the ignorance be alleviated, all over city streets everywhere. Those hanging out in the streets committing crime are those who feel that they never got a fair chance at life because of the kinds of homes they came from. Parents did not prepare these individuals for life in the world. Now, the world must pick up the pieces by catching those who have fallen, and place them into educational programs that will help get whatever percentage that can be reached onto better tracks.

Danita
(former Chicagoan)

To The Hudson Family
My heart went out to you when I heard this on the News. I Prayed in hopes that they would find your Nephew alive. I felt how cruel of the person who did this senseless act, to your Family members. " I first appologize for such late response to this situation on my part." I 'am trying my hardest not to cry, The very thought of this hurts so bad and even for the many others who have lost there life. I'm learning myself, I HIDE & STORE these situations in a PLACE where I tend not to visit quite often, only because of the heaviness of hurt and pain I feel. It just took some time for me. Please forgive me Hudson Family. I would like to say, I said a Prayer for The Family immediately. That is the first thing I would do in any situation. I Pray, I know that GOD has his Angels incamped about your Family, Protecting you & most of all Loving you ALL. May GOD Bless The Hudson Family.

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