The violence in Chicago has hit an all-time high as the latest shootings stretched over a heartbreaking 60-hour period from Friday evening until Monday morning.
Chicago was once a beautiful city filled with tourists and a safe place to visit for a vacation with your family.
So far the city of Chicago has recorded more than 300 murders by the end of July. This is the record high of murders for any U.S. city.
Just like any Democrat Mayor, Rham Emanuel has been in office for 7 years now and has shown very little maturity and growth. He has a hard time taking responsibility for his actions and blames everyone but himself for the downfall of his once beautiful city.
The numbers are sorrowful and grief-stricken with a total in the last month of 17 deaths and 95 shot wounds.
This weekend was a perfect example of the horrific tragedies that continue to take place in Chicago. More than 70 people were shot and 12 people were left dead. This weekend’s bloodbath has created a political nightmare for Emanuel in the upcoming race for mayor of Chicago.
The first person to take a punch at Mayor Rahm Emanuel was former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy who had been recently fired from his position. He mentioned how most of the people who were shot were teenagers and out of the 30 people that were shot in a 6 hour period, he cited five people were left dead.
The depressing hours of mass shootings left many grieving families to fill the emergency rooms in local hospitals. The number of people became overwhelming for the hospital staff.
The mayor continues to ignore the violence that has been taking place daily in his city by holding news conferences about million dollar expansions of the “downtown Riverwalk.”
This is outrageous!
He continues to watch his city explode with violence and crime as he enjoys his party life and music festivals. Maybe one day the city will actually elect a mayor who does what he was hired to do, or will Emanuel actually step up to the position before it is too late?
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) August 4, 2018
Reported by 100percentfedup:
ABC-7 Chicago posted a video of the Mayor busting a move…
Now that the party’s over for Emanuel, he’s back to business, as he just announced he’ll be putting more cops out on the streets in response to the “recent violence”. Recent?
Happening now: I’m joining @Chicago_Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to announce that an additional 430 officers will be deployed to Chicago’s neighborhoods this week along with 600 more officers this weekend in response to recent violence. pic.twitter.com/ZscMjpFMzu
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) August 7, 2018
And another candidate, community activist Ja’Mal Green, blamed a “lack of investment” in violence-ravaged inner-city neighborhoods—in economic development, education, mental health and in building trusts between citizens an police.
“While I can hold the mayor accountable for a lot, it’s also the communities that have to change their communities and step up. We need community residents to step up and actually start up the block clubs and talk to these young guys on the streets, “ Green said.
“But, it’s gonna be the administration that has the resources to get them off of the streets. You have to substitute what they’re doing with something positive — whether that is a career, getting them into trade program or giving them a good job that pays. We also need services in these communities that we don’t have from this administration. The administration definitely gets an `F’ when it comes to minority communities. –Chicago Sun Times
New York Times – Near a laundromat, gunfire sent the children inside running to hide in the bathroom.
After a funeral meal, mourners in a courtyard were sprayed with bullets. The wounded included four teenage girls.
At a block party providing distraction from the weekend heat wave, Jahnae Patterson, 17, was shot in the face and died.
Scenes like these unfolded over and over again in Chicago during the course of a long, exceptionally violent weekend. From Friday at 6 p.m. through Sunday at midnight, 66 people were shot, 12 of whom died (Chicago Sun Times has updated the number of people shot to 71). The count served as a stark reminder that despite recent progress in reducing shootings and gun deaths, the root causes of Chicago’s notorious crime problem have yet to be addressed, community members and city officials said. As of Monday evening, the police had made no arrests in connection with the shootings.
“Pray for our city my baby is gone,” wrote Ms. Patterson’s mother, Tanika Humphries, on her Facebook page.