As the left continues to demand the abolishment of police, violent crime in some cities is skyrocketing.
In Chicago, murders are up by almost 80 percent over this time last year, but naturally Mayor Lori Lightfoot is deflecting by blaming guns.
This is not logical. Frankly, it’s madness.
The Washington Examiner reports:
With murders up nearly 80% in Chicago last month, Lori Lightfoot blames guns
Shootings and homicides in Chicago increased sharply in June compared to the same time last year.
Police data show that shootings in Chicago increased by 75% in June of 2020 compared to June 2019, and murders in the city rose by 78%, according to NBC 5 Chicago.
In June of this year, 424 people were shot, and 89 were murdered — compared to 242 shootings and 50 murders during the same month last year.
Last weekend alone, gun violence killed more than a dozen people, including three children. Twelve people were killed on Father’s Day weekend, including a 3-year-old…
When asked about the rise in violence, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, said it was a “complicated” question and suggested that gun control is the answer.
“That’s a complicated question,” Lightfoot said. “We have way too many guns on the streets.”
People are noticing how crazy this is:
Shootings and murders now off the charts in Chicago and NYC as cops stand down.
Perps and victims are almost exclusively black.
Yet morons are still cheering on #BlackLivesMatter's "defund the police" idiocy.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 1, 2020
And #BlackLivesMattter are no where to be seen protesting the murders of blacks in @TheDemocrats gun control paradise of Chicago: girl, 13, fatally shot by stray bullet while dancing https://t.co/4vc4VF7kIG @MailOnline
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) June 25, 2020
#BLM I don't see any protests in #Chicago over the past few weeks of senseless shootings and murders.
How many children must die before we recognize it's not a police brutality problem. @chicagosmayor
This shooting was blocks away from the Mayor's home.https://t.co/qP5ZqBQyz5
— The Obvious (@Smrzzy) June 28, 2020
Why do the people of Chicago put up with this?