It was a quiet July 4 weekend in Chicago… – Only 77 human beings were shot and 14 killed. This is what is known in Chi-town under Mayor Lori Lightfoot as a “lull in the action.” As is always the case, the vast majority of those Americans are black, and some of them were just kids.
And Black Lives Matter does not care about them.
From a piece at the Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago was left reeling over the Fourth of July weekend as citywide gun violence left multiple children killed for the third weekend in a row.
As of 11:20 p.m. Sunday, 77 people have been shot, 14 of them fatally, including two children shot dead Saturday night. Nine other gunshot victims were minors.
Ten children under 18 have died in Chicago gun violence since June 20, according to Chicago Sun-Times records.
The weekend is already more deadly than Independence Day weekend in 2019, when five were killed and 65 others wounded. In 2018, 14 people killed and 87 wounded citywide in holiday weekend shootings.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot prepared for the historically violent weekend by deploying an extra 1,500 Chicago police officers — something the city did in 2019 — but the gun violence continued unabated.
Two more children killed
On Saturday night, 7-year-old Natalia Wallace died after being shot while visiting her grandmother at a party in Austin.
She was outside where kids were riding on bicycles when three gunmen stepped out of a car and let off more than 20 shots in the 100 block of North Latrobe Avenue, Chicago police said.
Natalia died at the scene of a gunshot to her head, officials said. Police were reviewing video from the scene and have taken a person of interest in for questioning.
No one at Black Lives Matter had word one to say about this. No condemnation of the killers – who are almost all also black – not a word of sympathy for the families and not a word of criticism for the worthless Mayor, who is their ally after all.
De Blasio’s campaign to destroy the Big Apple continues apace. – Things are equally awful in New York City, where shootings are up 205% from a year ago in the wake of Major Warren Wilhelm’s insane decision to willy-nilly release violent felons from prison using the COVID-19 excuse.
The other big contributor is of course Wilhem’s decision to slice the budget for the NYPD, including the disbanding of its highly-effective crime prevention unit. Because Wilhelm is a Marxist Democrat, and cutting out the effective parts of essential city services is always, without fail what depraved Democrat city officials do first when cutting budgets.
From a piece at the Washington Examiner:
After making the decision to disband its plainclothes “anti-crime” unit, New York City has seen a 205% increase in shootings in comparison to the same time period last year.
According to the New York Post, 116 shootings took place in the city since the officers were reassigned on June 15 to July 2, a 205% increase from the same period in 2019 when there were 38 shootings.
New York City saw 205 shootings last month, making it the city’s “bloodiest June in 24 years.”
“I feel like we are giving the streets back to the criminals,” said the mother of one shooting victim, whose son was shot just days after the unit was disbanded. “Whatever the problem they have, address it. But don’t disband the unit. Many lives would have been saved. Not just my son.”
The use of plainclothes officers has come into question in recent weeks. After the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody in late May, the nation has been looking for answers on possible police reform measures.
“I think it’s time to move forward and change how we police in this city,” said New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta, BLM is now murdering children. – Despicable Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, whose studied inaction has allowed the violent protests in her city to continue unabated as she prevents the police from doing their jobs, is outraged this morning after weeks-long refusal to put these riots down reached an inevitable result: The murder of an 8 year-old child.
From a story at Fox News:
Secoriya Williamson, the father of eight-year-old Secoriea Turner, told reporters that his daughter had been killed after at least two people in a crowd of armed people opened fire on a car she was riding in with her mother. Authorities said the mother had attempted to drive through illegally placed barricades in the area when the vehicle came under fire Saturday night.
Bottoms said there have been problems with protesters in the area putting up barriers to close off the street. She said she received a message that the barriers were back up less than an hour before she was informed that the eight-year-old girl had died.
“They say Black Lives Matter. You killed your own,” Williamson said. “They killed my baby because she crossed a barrier and made a U-turn? You killed a child. She didn’t do nothing to nobody. Black Lives Matter? You killing your own. You killed an eight-year-old child. She ain’t did nothing to no one of y’all. She just wanted to get home to see her cousin. That’s all she wanted to do.”
“Bottoms said there have been problems with protesters in the area putting up barriers to close off the street.”
Oh. Well, Mayor, what does a responsible city leader do when people illegally block streets for weeks on end? Eventually, she sends in the police to take down the barriers and tear gas or water cannon the rioters until they disperse in order to maintain civil order.
Instead, Bottoms has negligently stood aside and allowed these violent protesters to act out like enraged children for a month now because she thought it was politically advantageous to do so. And now, a precious little 8 year-old child is dead because of Keisha Bottoms’ own negligence and depravity.
And the Democrat Party and their corrupt toadies in the national news media endorse every bit of it.
Here is what else BLM was doing over the weekend at Stone Mountain Georgia.:
Armed thugs demanding money for “reparations” is armed robbery, is it not? Unlawful restraint at gunpoint is also a felony. Where are you on this, #JoeBiden? In the basement, of course… #DefundThePolice #VoteDemocratForMoreOfThis pic.twitter.com/LJWupZoau7
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 5, 2020
Try to imagine the national media outrage if a group of white or Asian or Hispanic Americans engaged in that behavior. As it is, not a single national media outlet has uttered a peep about it.
Here’s the truth about our situation today:
That is all.
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