Reverend Michael Pfleger, an activist and leader at St. Sabina Catholic Church on the south side of Chicago, was distraught about the "new low" that Tyshawn's killing had brought:
"There used to be some codes, some barriers, some lines that used to be drawn in the community, some things in the city that were not acceptable. An execution of a baby took place on our watch in the city of Chicago. We must now put the code back. We got to draw the lines back."