Most homicide victims in Chicago are young, black men, and the suspects are, too. From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire.
Chicago is a very Liberal city, a Democrat mayor, a Democrat-run city council, in a state with a Democrat governor, and a place with some of the most-restrictive gun laws in the nation. According to all the Democrats running for president in 2020, those bona fides should amount to a paradise on earth, if you were to take their marketing at face value. Yet, Chicago is not a blissful paradise, it is a veritable powder keg on the verge of blowing sky-high. You will find this phenomenon repeated across the country in every place where Democrats are in power. Ever wonder why that is?
Every four years, the Democrats rally the troops and remind black voters that their only hope is to keep voting Democrat, which they do, and after the votes are cast the politicians promptly abandon them. You would think after a while the voters would wise up, but sadly, most do not. What will it take to make black voters see that the Democratic Party is the one holding them down, keeping them poor, and keeping them stuck on government assistance?
Listen to the video at the bottom from David Webb, and listen to what this black man has to say about institutional racism, I promise you it will be most enlightening. Or, you can listen to this video from Democrat Joe Biden, bragging about how he incarcerated an entire generation of black Americans for petty crimes.
18 murders in 24 hours: Inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago
FROM CHICAGO SUN TIMES: While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The lab’s data doesn’t go back further than 1961.
- A hardworking father killed just before 1 a.m.
- A West Side high school student murdered two hours later.
- A man killed amid South Side looting at a cellphone store at 12:30 p.m.
- A college freshman who hoped to become a correctional officer, gunned down at 4:25 p.m. after getting into an argument in Englewood.
While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The lab’s data doesn’t go back further than 1961.
From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
In a city with an international reputation for crime — where 900 murders per year were common in the early 1990s — it was the most violent weekend in Chicago’s modern history, stretching police resources that were already thin because of protests and looting.
“We’ve never seen anything like it, at all,” said Max Kapustin, the senior research director at the crime lab. “ … I don’t even know how to put it into context. It’s beyond anything that we’ve ever seen before.”
The next highest murder total for a single day was on Aug. 4, 1991, when 13 people were killed in Chicago, according to the crime lab.
Pfleger: A time bomb
The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a longtime crusader against gun violence who leads St. Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham, said it was “open season” last weekend in his neighborhood and others on the South and West sides.
“On Saturday and particularly Sunday, I heard people saying all over, ‘Hey, there’s no police anywhere, police ain’t doing nothing,’” Pfleger said. “I sat and watched a store looted for over an hour,” he added. “No police came. I got in my car and drove around to some other places getting looted and didn’t see police anywhere.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on May 31 alone, Chicago’s 911 emergency center received 65,000 calls for all types of service — 50,000 more than on a usual day.
Pfleger noted the systemic problems that have plagued minority communities for decades — like joblessness, food insecurity and a lack of housing — were already heightened by the COVID-19 outbreak, which he said “made a bad situation worse.”
Floyd’s killing in Minnesota simply brought further to the fore the “hopelessness and anger” felt by those living in blighted communities, added Pfleger, who said the current unrest reminds him of the rioting that broke out when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
“It’s like a time bomb out here,” Pfleger said. “People are on the edge, people are angry, people are poor, and they don’t even know when it’s going to change.”
If immediate action isn’t taken to address systemic racism, poverty and “black folks being shot down and killed out here like dogs,” Pfleger said the last weekend in May will merely serve as a “coming attraction of what’s going to happen next.”
Most homicide victims in Chicago are young, black men, and the suspects are, too. But murders have fallen significantly in recent years, along with police-involved shootings. There were 764 murders and 12 fatal police-involved shootings in 2016, compared with 492 murders and three fatal police-involved shootings last year.
“The level of activity experienced over the last week has been unprecedented and the Department is actively investigating multiple incidents across the city and working to determine the motives in these cases,” Chicago Police spokesman Thomas Ahern said in a statement. “… The Department is actively working to seek justice for all the residents impacted, especially those who have been killed or injured by these senseless acts of violence.” READ MORE
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