Barack Obama’s Chicago: 4th of July CARNAGE
Black people all over America scoffed at Independence Day.
For many black leftists, the 4th of July is just a day off from work.
Why love the America leftists describe? “How can a black person be successful in such a racist country?” they lament.
With nothing going for themselves, blacks just take the easy way out. Barbecues and bullets!
As the Chicago Tribune reported,
Dozens of people were struck by gunfire in Chicago, some of them fatally, during the traditionally violent Fourth of July weekend, mostly in parts of the South and West sides that have long been plagued by gang crime and gun violence.
From Friday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon, about 60 people were shot with eight of them killed, according to data kept by the Tribune.
The toll comes as the Chicago Police Department added roughly 1,300 police officers to work each day since Friday to patrol the violent neighborhoods, the parks, the CTA transit system and the lakefront, where large crowds formed to celebrate the holiday and watch fireworks.
So while “white America” celebrated in relative peace, black-on-black shootings were the norm.
I say the norm, because as the article suggests, black-on-black killings are indeed the norm, as least in Chicago.
This year’s shooting toll was similar to recent Fourth of July weekends, though direct comparisons are difficult because the holiday fell on a Tuesday this year. The shootings this year occurred in communities long beset by violence such as Roseland, Greater Grand Crossing and Back of the Yards on the South Side and East Garfield Park, Austin and North Lawndale on the West Side.
How funny! The euphemism: “communities long beset by violence.”
Allow me to translate: black neighborhoods.
These are the neighborhoods where “black lives matter.” It’s ok to laugh.
The crime in the black neighborhoods in Chicago (and other major cities) is so bad, companies have developed technology for it.
Shootings still persisted in two of the city’s traditionally most violent police districts, Englewood and Harrison. This is despite a new crime-fighting initiative in those districts that includes technology designed to better detect where gunshots are coming from and enable officers to respond more quickly to gunfire.
At least eight people were shot and wounded in the Harrison district this weekend, according to the Tribune’s data. And, in Englewood, three men were fatally shot Friday night in the 5700 block of South Wells Street.
Shootings are so prevalent, nobody is safe.
Elsewhere in the city, this weekend’s toll included a Cook County judge’s son, shot and wounded Friday night after attending the funeral for a friend who was fatally shot last month.
That’s right, a guy coming from a funeral of a friend was shot.
Luckily, he survived.
The city just finished its first half of 2017 with 323 homicides.
Last year, there were 322 homicides in the same period last year. At the current pace, Chicago will reach the 700-homicide mark for the second consecutive year.
I don’t think the Chicago Chamber of Commerce will use this in their next ad campaign.
There is good news however, as the article suggests,
Through June, the city recorded 11 percent fewer people shot overall than the year-earlier period. But the number of people shot in Chicago so far this year still far exceeds figures for the first halves of 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Sadly, Chicago knows crime. And lots of it.
Pathetically, even knowing criminal patterns, Chicago still can’t keep its citizens safe. At least not its black citizens.
But Chicago PD does look for the silver lining. First Deputy Superintendent Kevin Navarro said Friday.
“The important thing to me is at this point we’ve had 230 (fewer) people shot this year…I think that’s a start, definitely. But every time we have one less person shot, that’s a win for us.”
Interesting goal. Reminds me of the leftist mantra: “If we can just save one!”