The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization is completely full of crap. I’m confident in saying that they care nothing for the majority of black lives that have been taken. If they did, they would’ve said something — heck, anything — about the dozens of lives that are taken weekly in places like Chicago, Baltimore and St. Louis. Instead, we hear crickets from BLM because they’re full of “Marxist” BS. The mayor of Chicago and the governor of Illinois are no better and they simply aren’t helping.
Not every life taken by gunshot in Chicago is a black person, but the overwhelming majority are black. To be honest, it shouldn’t matter what color someone is as long as people are dying by the dozen. However, I’m going to keep asking until I get an answer from one of these “activists,” but how many people have to be murdered for their lives to “matter?” Apparently, not enough yet.
At least 18 people were murdered and another 47 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The number of people killed is up from the previous weekend, but the overall number of shooting victims is down — which isn’t saying much considering at least 65 people were shot this past weekend. At least 15 people were killed and another 89 were wounded in shootings during the previous weekend.
If the numbers above weren’t enough, a 1-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were among the victims fatally shot this weekend. A 1-year-old boy. How many, BLM? How many?!
As I do every week in the hope that someone will take notice and begin to care, here are the names of those who lost their lives over the weekend:
Lina Nunez, 10
Antiwon Douglas, 17
Joseph Gisc, 22
Terron S. Tate, 24
Andrew Richmond, 18
Angelo D. Pullum, 36
Demil D. Spears, 28
David Santoyo, 31
Deron Collins, 28
Deangelo Byrd, 33
How many, BLM? I’m still waiting.
MRCTV’s running tally of weekend shootings victims in Chicago is now up to at least 142 people dying from being shot, with another 699 wounded. The Chicago Tribune, who keeps track of all shooting victims regardless of the day of the week, reported that — as of June 22 — 1,508 people have been shot in the city of Chicago. That number had jumped to an astounding 350 more people shot than at the same point in 2019.
350! How many?!
President Donald Trump has weighed in on the shootings in Chicago — again — offering his help in curbing the violence plaguing the city. Sure, Trump used some combative words in his letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, but he still offered help.
“Unfortunately, you continue to put your own political interests ahead of the lives, safety, and fortunes of your own citizens,” Trump wrote in the letter. “The people of Chicago deserve better.”
Instead of accepting any help they can to try and help their constituents not live in a war zone, Lightfoot went on the “orange man bad” offensive and basically told the president that they don’t need his help.
I don’t need leadership lessons from Donald Trump.— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 27, 2020
As our police officers, street outreach workers and residents continue to work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, he's using the victims of gun violence in our city to score cheap political points, spew racist rhetoric, and ignore the impact of COVID across this country.— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 27, 2020
It is despicable, disgusting and all too typical. Same old tired playbook. How about some leadership not steeped in the divide and conquer tactics?— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 27, 2020
Yes…you…do. Despite mind-boggling high approval ratings among Chicagoans, Lightfoot has displayed her inability to stem the violence in the city she was elected to serve. In noting that shootings are up in 2020 compared to 2019 — even taking into consideration that Lightfoot had a lockdown order for two months — it goes to show that the violence has become worse under her tenure.
If the mayor and governor of the city and state you live in won’t accept help for fear of working together with Trump, then how can you trust that your mayor and governor care whether you live or die? The simple answer if that you can’t.