ZERO ARRESTS Have Been Made For Chicago's 74 Weekend Shootings

Brittany M. Hughes | August 9, 2018
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If it weren’t bad enough that a stunning 74 people were shot in Chicago last weekend, here’s a little lemon juice to pour on the Windy City's gaping wound: so far, police have made exactly zero arrests in connection with any of the shootings.

According to NBC, Chicago police say they haven’t arrested a single person pertaining to the slew of weekend shootings that left 11 people dead, including a 17-year-old girl who was shot in the face.

No arrests have been made in any of the shootings that took place over the violent Chicago weekend that saw at least 74 people shot across the city, according to police.

"We have really good leads on quite a few of them but we haven’t made any physical arrests yet," Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a news conference addressing the violence on Monday.

Johnson said 46 people were arrested on weapons charges and 60 guns were seized in Chicago over the weekend, though those arrests were not connected to any of the shootings that took place, leaving 12 people dead and at least 62 others wounded between 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Monday.

While sad, perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that police have made little headway in apprehending last weekend’s crop of bad guys. According to the Chicago Sun Times, local law enforcement solved a paltry 17.5 percent of the city’s murders last year, a nearly 30-year record low.

In 2016, police “cleared” just five percent of all non-fatal shootings, a pathetically low rate that police blame on lack of manpower, “no-snitch” pacts among local criminals, and poor relations between low-income communities and the cops.

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