It is with a very heavy heart we must once again report on a violent and deadly holiday weekend in the city of Chicago.Perhaps those who live on the mean streets of Chicago simply need a little more love and compassion. They certainly need something, because this has been happening with awful regularity.
The Chicago Tribune reports, Thirty-two people were shot in 15 hours between about noon on Monday and 3 a.m. on Tuesday to end the July 4th weekend, doubling the total number of gunshot victims from the three previous nights, according to police.The attacks raised the number of people shot in the city over the Fourth of July weekend to at least 60, according to data collected by the Tribune. Among those, four people were fatally shot over the weekend holiday.
Of the 60 shot over the weekend, 28 were wounded between about noon Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday morning.At least three of the victims were children under the age of 10. But the answer isn’t simply more gun control because a fifth person killed over the weekend was stabbed to death in a “domestic-related” incident.
Still, one can be grateful this long holiday wasn’t as bad as Memorial Day weekend when six people were killed and 63 were shot.
But don’t worry. Democrats will fix this problem among their inner city urban constituents. In fact, the Congressional Black Caucus is planning to “disrupt” the House floor as much as possible this week to build on the “success” of their previous sit-in. Glad we’ve got elected officials who really know how to tackle the big issues.[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]