It's another weekend of horror in the war zone formerly known as Chicago.
At least 56 people were shot, 11 fatally, in "Chiraq" in multiple shootings over the weekend. No one is in custody for any of the shootings, which are all still under investigation.
These victims' lives matter and these criminals deserve justice.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the rest of governing authorities in Chicago must respond to this wickedness accordingly. They must protect the innocent and punish the wrongdoers.
"[The governing authority] does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer." -- Romans 13:4
It was just the other day that Lightfoot tried to Jedi mind trick us into thinking crime was actually DECLINING in Chicago.
It'd be more fitting to call her Lightweight. She's in denial.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown announced on Monday a new "Strike Force" that will "focus on the flow of guns which includes buyers and sellers of illegal guns."
At least he's not in denial that there's a problem.
Brown said the rise in gun violence in Chicago is largely due to gun traffickers and "blood money." He is working with the federal government, namely the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) to address Chicago's gun violence.
"Attorney General Garland and I had a conversation before the meeting started and had some commitment from him to help out Chicago," Brown said on Monday. "And he offered whatever needed."
Some of the murdered victims:
- A 49-year-old man was shot multiple times on Sunday night. He was speaking to someone parked around 10:25 p.m. Someone in the car opened fire on the man.
- A 31-year-old man was on the sidewalk around 10:10 p.m. Sunday. He was shot multiple times in the face and body by an unknown man on foot.
- A 38-year-old man was on the sidewalk at 1:03 a.m. Monday. He was shot multiple times by someone in a car.
Some of the injured victims:
- A man and an 8-year-old boy were shot while riding in a car on early Sunday morning. They are expected to recover.
- Four teenage girls were shot from an SUV on Saturday night during a graduation party. They are expected to recover.
- A 21-year-old-man answered the door to an apartment around 10:43 p.m. Sunday. when someone opened fire on the young man. He is in "critical condition" with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
- Another 21-year-old man was in his car at a stoplight around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Someone in another car came alongside the young man's car and opened fire. He is in "serious condition."
- A 38-year-old man was at a stop sign around 2:28 a.m. Monday. Someone in a car opened fire on him. He is in "fair condition" at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.