Here we go again. Another story about the uncontrollable gun violence in the Democrat-run, gun-control-saturated city of Chicago.
Sixty-five people were shot throughout Chicago this weekend as Mayor Lori Lightfoot pushed for police reform and virtue signaled the city on virus pandemic safety measures. The Democrats want to defund police who are the grunts in the battlefield who have to deal with never-ending rising homicide rates, stemmed in large part by ridiculous city policies. It’s madness.
I think the good people of Chicago care more about not getting shot to death than wearing a mask and committing to social distancing guidelines, n’est-ce pas?
There were four kids who were among the 65 shot. Folks, that’s just unacceptable.
A total of 18 people died, including 2 youngsters and a baby. A BABY! Folks, now a baby was killed. How are those gun control laws working for ya? Gun control laws only stop law-abiding citizens from being able to carry a gun for protection against the savage killers on the streets of Chicago who can carry as many guns as they want. The policies of Democratic administrations are just plain crazy.
The weekend gun violence took Chicago over the 300 homicides to date this year, the benchmark that Superintendent David Brown challenged the police department to work to stay below back in April. Last year, the city didn’t break 300 homicides until early August, according to the Chicago Sun Times, but they’re getting a jump on it this year. And it’s particularly outrageous since the city was under house arrest throughout the pandemic virus scare. They ruthless animals had to violate social distancing guidelines – O NO! – in order to find people to shoot. It’s unbelievable.
A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday night when a stray bullet hit her inside a Logan Square home on the Northwest Side.
She was inside the apartment about 9:40 pm in the 3500 block of West Dickens Avenue when suddenly a bullet came through a window and struck her in the head, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 10-YEARS-OLD! WT*!
Neighbors said they heard gunshots, but they thought it was fireworks. Police said the shots may have come from a group of males who began firing at another group in the block. It’s one thing for drug dealing animals to shoot each other, but to just recklessly shoot without a care in the world about hitting a civilian who isn’t wrapped up in the drug world is unforgivable. Even the Capone gang didn’t operate this way.
And that wasn’t the end of it.
Earlier that afternoon, a 1-year-old boy was killed and his mom was wounded in Englewood on the South Side.
Earlier that morning, a teenage boy was shot to dying in Humboldt Park on the West Facet.
We reported that on June 19, a 13-year-old girl was dancing with her mom when a stray bullet entered their house and took her life.
The newest fatal shooting happened early Monday in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.
A 21-year-old man was walking about 2:22 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Whipple Street when a male suspect approached him and shot him in the face and leg, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Almost two hours before that, a man was discovered shot to death in Humboldt Park.
On Sunday evening, a man was shot and killed in Garfield Park on the West Side.
The 23-year-old was found in the 4500 block of West Maypole Avenue, unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the hip about 11:04 p.m. according to police said. He too was pronounced dead at the scene.
Earlier Sunday night, yet another man was killed in West Pullman on the Far South Side.
Three people were killed in three separate shootings in under 90 minutes on a Sunday morning.
Last weekend 104 people got shot in Chicago, 15 deaths, including five kids.
That’s a whole lot of black lives that don’t seem to matter to the people running Chicago.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.