This past weekend in the city that never holsters, fifty-five people were shot, five fatally, and no liberal outcry. Law-abiding citizens with guns are not the problem, criminals with guns are.
For fifty-five people getting shot in one weekend is carnage not business as usual. So why are no liberal politicians trying to do something about this? Because the shooting is mostly Blacks killing Blacks.
Chicago is filled with extremists who want to defund the police. I would think that is the last thing the residents of the dangerous neighborhoods would want.
How many people would get shot if the police force is reduced? This is a terrible tragedy and no one is doing anything about it. That is a danger you have to face when your city is run strictly by Democrats.
Since Lightfoot has become mayor, the situation keeps getting worse and even if they vote Lightfoot out next election, I can assure you they will be as useless as she is. The mayorship in Chicago will always belong to a far left-leaning mayor who will not rock the boat. People always get the government that they deserve. You get what you vote for.
On Monday morning ABC 7 noted the total number of shooting victims for the weekend reached 55.
One of the shooting victims was an 11-year-old girl who was shot in the back Sunday night around 9 p.m. The shooting occurred in the West Pullman neighborhood, and the gunman who shot the girl was riding in a passing vehicle when he opened fire.
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The Chicago Tribune points out 1,418 people were shot in Chicago January 1, 2021, through June 3, 2021; that figure includes all shooting victims, fatal and non-fatal.
In a separate table, the Tribune focuses on homicide and observes 266 people were killed January 1, 2021, through June 2, 2021. That is 13 more than were killed during the same time-frame in 2020.
Look at the cities that Democrats have controlled for decades such as New York (Except for the Rudy years), Chicago, Detroit, LA, Minneapolis, Portland, and of course Seattle.
They have sections that are high in crime and what are the city bosses doing? Defunding the police. Their cities have sections that are comparable to Third World countries.