Gun violence in Chicago is out of control.
During the second weekend in July, over 60 people were shot, 11 of which died. To make matters worse, five of the victims were under the age of 18.
The Daily Caller reports:
Over 60 Shot, 11 Dead In Another Violent Chicago Weekend
Over 60 people were shot and 11 people were killed in Chicago during the second weekend of July, according to a local CBS affiliate.
Out of the 11 people killed, five were under the age of 18, according to CBS 2. The shootings continued a violent trend in Chicago, which recently experienced its most violent weekend of the year over Father’s day weekend.
102 people were shot during that weekend, with 14 people killed. Chicago also experienced its deadliest Memorial Day weekend in years earlier this year when 9 people were killed and 27 were wounded.
Rather than take responsibility for what’s happening in her city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently blamed Trump during an appearance on MSNBC.
The Washington Examiner reports:
MSNBC gives Chicago mayor a platform to blame Trump for Chicago violence
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is an incompetent boob, but do not hold your breath waiting for her or members of the corporate press to admit it.
They would rather blame her many faults and failures on the boob in the White House.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, for example, gave the mayor a platform this week to shift responsibility for Chicago’s staggering violent crime rate to President Trump.
“I want to also ask you about the violence this past weekend in Chicago,” said Mitchell, “at least 60 shootings. The president jumped all over this, comparing it to — saying that the city is worse than Afghanistan. Your reaction as you’re trying to come to grips with all of this, of course?”
Lightfoot responded, “Well, look, if you go back over many years, President Trump has said a lot of disparaging things about the city of Chicago. He likes to use us as a political punching bag. But if the president was really committed to helping us deal with our violence, he would do some easy things.”
She added, “One is, he would push for universal background checks. He would push for an assault weapons ban. He would push to make sure that people who were banned from getting on airplanes can’t get guns. This is the kind of thing that federal leadership can do.”
Watch the entire video below or skip to the 4:48 mark:
Trump has offered to help in Chicago, but Lighfoot won’t take the help.
She would rather have innocent people suffer.