Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot really seems not to care about the people of Chicago. Oh, she’ll ask President Joe Biden for help in stemming the violence, but Lightfoot denied former President Donald Trump’s offer to help the city before "grudgingly" accepting it at another point in time, with caveats. It’s not about saving lives for Lightfoot. It’s about making political statements through her own stupidity.
In another unfortunately deadly weekend, at least 13 people were murdered and another 33 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area. This is one week after the most violent Chicago weekend of 2021, which saw at least 19 dead and another 85 wounded.
Here are the names and ages of shooting victims that the Chicago Sun-Times reported on. (Note: Not all of the fatal victims were listed in the weekly report):
Shawn Young, 47
Jaylen Anderson, 19
Londre Sylvester, 31
As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 161 people have been murdered and another 884 have been wounded in Chicago in 2021. The Chicago Tribune, which keeps a tracker of all shooting victims in Chicago, reported that — as of July 7 — 2,021 people have been shot this year. That number is 164 more than at the same point in 2020, which saw the second most shooting victims in the last 10 years of tracking data.