Monday, August 6, 2018

A Weekend in Chicago

I assume that you have been wondering how things are in Chicago. You are certainly concerned about whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel is keeping his city safe.

You know that Emanuel’s Chicago has become a killing field, perhaps not leading the nation in homicide, but being one of our most violent cities. Strangely enough, no one seems to believe that the mayor has any responsibility for the gun violence. The “woke” media prefers to blame it on the NRA.

Anyway, Chicago just had a very bad weekend. In less than two days, 60 instances of gun violence, nine deaths and fifty-one injured.

The Daily Mail has the story:

Nine people have been shot dead and 51 others injured in Chicago in less than 48 hours with authorities describing the streets as a 'war zone'.

The spate of deadly shootings took place across multiple Chicago neighborhoods mostly on the West and South sides, from 5pm on Friday to 10am on Sunday.

Paramedics went as far as saying the city was like a 'war zone', while police described it as being one of the most violent weekends of late.

In just a two-hour stretch in the early hours on Sunday, 25 people were shot in five different mass shootings.

Thirty-four of the shootings, including five of the deaths, occurred in just 24 hours from 10am on Saturday to 10am on Sunday.

One single shooting in Gresham, a neighborhood in the city's south side, injured eight people ranging in age from 14 to 35.

The group had been standing in a courtyard just after 12.30am on Sunday when several people opened fire on them.   

The youngest person killed was a 17-year-old girl who was shot in the face at Lawndale at about 2.30am on Sunday while she was standing on a sidewalk with a group of people.

Five others were injured in that shooting, including an 11-year-old boy who sustained wounds to his leg.

The high number of shootings made it difficult for both police and medical staff to keep track. At one point, police said Stroger Hospital had been placed on trauma lockdown, ABC7 reports.

Need we say more?


trigger warning said...

Chicago residents were celebrating the first official Barack Obama Day. A little overexuberance was to be expected.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Trigger, I thought you were kidding, then I looked it up:

If you haven't seen this website, I suggest you spend a few minutes with it:

Look at that spike on 8/5, according to the 30-day trend. 40 of the shootings (5 killed) happened between midnight and 7:00 AM!

Chicago has strict gun control laws, but crazy gun crime results.

Sam L. said...

I suspect there are very few NRA members in inner-city Chicago. How many would want to send money to the NRA? Spend money locally.

Chicago has strict gun control laws? I'm guessing Chicago strictly ignores them.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Middle East during Ramadan. Oops, I forgot - Obama’s a Christian.