Chicago chaos: 31 shot, 9 fatally, over 21-hour period Monday into Tuesday
If only there were some way to blame Republicans, the media would be hammering the public with hysteria over the escalating carnage in Chicago. President Obama’s adopted hometown has become a national embarrassment. It stands alone among major cities in escalating into war zone-level casualties.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Nine men were killed and at least 22 other people were wounded in separate shootings over a 21-hour period Monday morning into Tuesday morning, Chicago police said.
The most recent homicide left two people dead and three other people wounded in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city's West Side. The five were standing outside about 10:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Lexington Avenue when someone in a silver minivan opened fire toward the group on a sidewalk.
A 22-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, and a 22-year-old man died at Mount Sinai Hospital. A 17-year-old boy was left in serious condition with a chest wound, a 20-year-old was left in serious condition with chest and arm wounds and a 16-year-old was left in critical condition with a chest wound.
Another shooting left two people dead in Ogden Park as more than 100 people celebrated Labor Day there. Authorities were called to the shooting about 7:20 p.m., according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder.
People celebrating a national holiday in a park! Life is no longer normal.
The Tribune chronicles the other killings as well. It is depressing reading.
Chicagoan Richard Baehr tells me that the neighborhoods where the shootings are concentrated have a population in the range of 80,000. The casualty rate in those neighborhoods should not be acceptable to any American. This is a scandal.
And who is in charge? Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff and part of the sinister Emanuel Brothers.
There are opportunities here for Donald Trump to stress the ultimate civil right: the right to live. The shame of the BLM-endorsing Democrat nominee ought to be driven home for blacks, who constitute the overwhelming majority of victims.