11 killed, nearly 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
[DAWN] At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were maimed over the weekend in reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticise the city’s Democratic leadership.
The violence peaked early on Sunday, including one shooting on the city’s South Side that maimed eight people.
By comparison, at least seven people were killed and 32 were maimed during the long Memorial Day weekend, which is often one of the most violent weekends of the year for the city, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Gang members are using large summer crowds as cover in some cases, police Patrol Chief Fred Waller said.
"They take advantage of that opportunity and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit," he said.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson planned to discuss the violence at Monday news conference. Police have said violent crime has declined overall in Chicago. Still, anti-violence protesters have blocked highways to voice their outrage.
Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides, 650, than 2016, when there were 771. Although the drop was significant, it exceeded the combined number of killings in New York City and Los Angeles, which are the two US cities bigger than Chicago.
Chicago’s gun violence has drawn widespread attention, including from President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
and his lawyer, Giuliani, who blamed the problem on Chicago’s longtime "Democratic rule" in a series of tweets on Sunday and Monday.
Posted by: Fred 2018-08-08