Murder Weekend In Chicago, Silence From Democrats [VIDEO]
Murder Weekend In Chicago, Silence From Democrats [VIDEO]
It was a horrific weekend in the city of Chicago. From Friday at 5 pm, to Sunday morning, the number of people shot stood at 60. Yes. SIXTY. There are nine fatalities, including a teenage girl.
This should be the lead story all over the country.
But it’s not.
This should be the lead on every newscast with national media descending on Chicago for the full week. How this is relatively accepted as the new normal is just depressing… https://t.co/UTyVWz3r5X
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 5, 2018
Local news is doing their best to get the word out.
I've been covering shootings here in Chicago for several years. I've never seen it this bad.
Here's an update on the shootings from overnight.https://t.co/MP9qCMWuoW
— Courtney Gousman (@cgousman) August 5, 2018
Over 50 people have been shot in Chicago this weekend (36 of them since midnight), and it will receive almost no coverage across major media platforms outside of Chicago.https://t.co/ih1LMtquzn
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 5, 2018
Where is the national outcry?
Media hearing the story, then realizing there's no story cause it's a democrat run city. pic.twitter.com/Hq7DYushog
— james taylor (@V_town4) August 5, 2018
The media would rather stay silent to this, but would like to talk about Obama and his birthday. Chicago is a violent city plain and simple. Something needs to be done
— Sauby (@jjsauby) August 5, 2018
Oh yes, it was Obama’s birthday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was all over that.
— Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) August 4, 2018
Has he said anything about this weekend and the mass shootings that happened? Nope. Fundraising is more important.
— Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) August 5, 2018
How about you do something about the killings in the city and take some charge. This is your city and 60 plus people were killed over the weekend it’s sickening and downright discussing that you fail to confront the issue. #chicago #chicagoshooting
— Jasonhodges (@Vegaslover94) August 6, 2018
25 people shot 3 killed in 2 hours this weekend in your city… but please tell us about your big week.
— Monica Ortega (@MonicaOrtega711) August 6, 2018
The only Illinois politician who bothered to make a comment was Senator Dick Durbin.
My heart breaks for those who are victimized and traumatized by the daily toll of gun violence. This is a public health crisis. Congress must act and can start by prioritizing additional resources to address this crisis. https://t.co/MaJRruGc3z
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) August 5, 2018
Well, THAT was helpful.
What do you recommend? Have you done anything to help this problem? Anything that actually promotes change?
— Kiel Ochalek (@KEOchalek) August 5, 2018
This is Chicago. Nothing will change. #Democrats ruin everything.
— Quandt_Trader (@taquandt) August 5, 2018
Chicago banned guns but they forgot to ban criminals. The only thing that can fix Chicago is a federal takeover.
— ❌Congress Watch❌ (@Legislate_Watch) August 5, 2018
Apparently throwing more money, banning more guns, and spouting bumper-sticker platitudes are not enough! Who knew?
The failure of media to report on Chicago is a combination of covering for Democrat failures and media hypocrisy, as Kim pointed out in her recent post about “Missing White Woman” syndrome and why the media fails to cover missing people of other races.
Chicago has tough gun regulation, which leads to complaints that the guns are coming from outside the city or state. Funny that, criminals don’t seem to care about laws. That’s why they’re called criminals. And when regulations were removed in favor of letting people exercise their Second Amendment rights, this was seen as the courts “peeled off so many layers of our once stellar gun ordinance that it’s barely recognizable.” The failure to manage Chicago lies solely at the feet of Democrats. The last Republican mayor left office in 1931. As much as politicians want to point the finger at guns streaming across state lines, why is this level of violence only happening in Chicago, and not across the entire state?
Could it be that the Democratic leadership simply does not care about gang violence and black-on-black crime of the poorer areas of Chicago, so long as it stays in those areas? Who cares about an innocent 17 year old girl who was shot simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
During one 2½-hour early morning period, 25 people were shot in five multiple-injury shootings, police said.
One of the dead was 17-year-old Jahnae Patterson, who was shot in the face.
Sunday evening more than two dozen relatives of Patterson, a Manley Career Academy High School senior, sobbed outside her family’s brown brick two-flat in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Friends and family members hung five poster boards on a fence outside the home with photos of the young woman.
Patterson’s family said she and a friend had gone to a block party and were walking to use a bathroom when they encountered two young men who engaged in a shootout.
“My baby just left the house. Twenty minutes later, I get a call saying my baby got shot,” Patterson’s mother, Tanika Humphries, said.
The fifth of nine children and the first girl in the family, Patterson had her entire life ahead of her, her mother said.
“My baby did not deserve this,” she said. “My baby wasn’t the type to hang out. She was in school. She worked. She did everything she was supposed to do as a teenager. And then coward (expletive) took it all away from us.”
Humphries said her daughter was born with health problems, but survived to be a beautiful and vital young woman, beloved by her young nieces and nephews, as well as her friends.
“I’m trying to be strong, but I can’t,” Humphries said as she broke down and was surrounded by relatives. “I can’t.”
Jahnae Patterson‘s name isn’t being repeated as the innocent victim of alleged gang violence. She is sadly destined to simply be another statistic in a wave of violence that local government refuses to confront head on.
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) August 6, 2018
Relatives of HS senior Jahnae Patterson say goodbye after a rash of overnight shootings left about more than 30 wounded and at least 4 dead. pic.twitter.com/aZ5bUmCmqx
— Will Lee (@MidnoirCowboy) August 6, 2018
Alice kisses a picture of her 17-year-old niece, Jahnae Patterson, during a vigil for Patterson who was shot in the face and killed early Sunday morning. In a 7-hour period 40 people were shot and four were killed in #Chicago, including Jahnae. https://t.co/miTdWtWEEV pic.twitter.com/4RjDE9PAEo
— armando l sanchez (@mandophotos) August 6, 2018
Chicago tolerates the gang violence and the shootings because so long as it stays among the poor and black, instead of among the rich and powerful, nothing changes. And gang leaders know that.
During a Sunday news conference, (Police Chief of Patrol Fred) Waller voiced frustration at gang members whom he blamed for taking advantage of large summer crowds to use as cover to take revenge.
The gang members do not fear repercussions from the law, Waller said.
“They take advantage of that opportunity and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit,” Waller said.
So what would change that? At this point, the question shouldn’t be “what should Chicago do?” but “what aren’t they willing to do to stop this?” Stop and frisk? Enforced curfews? The National Guard? At what point does someone with elected authority say “enough!” and not just pass a meaningless law or demand more federal money to burn on another outreach program?
Haven’t there been enough Jahnae Pattersons already? Why should there be any more, Mayor Emanuel?