And if you really are waiting for Obama to address the nation on this, you’ll be waiting a very long time. This last week was the deadliest weekend in Chicago yet. 17 people were gunned down in cold blood. 41 were wounded. The youngest to die was a 14 year-old that was helping his dad move. Two twin 17 year-old boys died side by side in a drive-by shooting as well. “Nobody deserves to be gunned down in the street,” said Vince Carter, the twins’ basketball coach. It was a blood bath… and the terror rages on in Chicago.
It’s hard to find a place that isn’t riddled with gangs there and violence. To go outside or let your children go out is to be taking all of your lives in your hands. People typically aren’t allowed to be armed and have no way to protect themselves, so the killing goes on and on and on.
From ABC News:
CHICAGO (WLS) — A violent weekend in Chicago has left 17 people dead and 41 others wounded since Friday evening, Chicago police said.
Police said the brothers were leaving the Marshall Field Homes in the 1300-block of North Hudson Avenue at about 3:15 a.m. when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said.
Edwin Bryant was shot in the chest and back and his twin brother Edward was shot in the chest and head, police said. They were both transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where they died.
Saturday night, two women were shot inside a popular restaurant in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. A masked man opened fire inside the Jamaican Jerk Villa in the 700-block of West 79th Street at about 8:38 pm. Two women were shot, a customer and a worker. Both are expected to be okay. But what does it say when you can’t even go to dinner or do your job without fearing for your life? Such is life in Chicago these days. That shooting led to a protest for something to be done about the violence. But the leaders in Chicago will never do what would work… which is to arm everyone.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the shootings were mainly gang-related and although more resources were sent to Wrigleyville, other areas were still protected by police. “It was a tough weekend, but it just goes back to what I have been saying all the time. Listen, until we start holding repeat gun offenders accountable for these crimes, we’re going to keep seeing cycles of gun violence like this,” he said. Yes, get the repeat offenders… but once again they focus on the guns and not the people who commit the crimes. And they don’t focus on people being able to protect themselves.
This was the deadliest weekend of the year in Chicago… when will Obama even address it?