Now that the “Marxist” Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization has perceivably taken hold in the U.S., finally people are seemingly beginning to care about the lives that are lost every single day in Chicago. Unfortunately, the reason that the shootings in Chicago have gained so much attention recently is so that people can throw a political argument back at BLM supporters and activists.
At least 15 people were murdered and another 64 were wounded across the Chicagoland area over Independence Day weekend. The total number of shooting victims from this past weekend is up compared to the previous weekend, which saw at least 18 people killed and another 47 wounded.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 11 of the victims from this past holiday weekend were minors, with two dying from their wounds. Natalia Wallace, a 7-year-old girl, and Vernado Jones, a 14-year-old boy, were the two minors killed.
Here are the names of those that lost their lives over the weekend (Note: Two of the victims have not been identified and their ages are unknown at this time):
Charles Evans, 21
Thornella Grubbs, 28
David Scott, 24
Cartrell Tate, 39
Tyrone Long, 33
Michael P. Means, 30
Quentella Smith, 34
Ishawn Nance, 20
MRCTV’s running tally of weekend shootings victims in Chicago is now up to at least 157 people dying from being shot, with another 763 wounded. The Chicago Tribune hasn’t updated its shooting victim tracker. But, as of June 22, Chicago is 350 shooting victims ahead of the same point in 2019.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot seems to have no solutions to the increasingly worrying problem — except to deny help to aid the situation from President Donald Trump simply because he’s Donald Trump.
Chicago police can only do so much while there is weak leadership on shooting crime from both Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.