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Chicago’s First October Weekend Saw 37 Shootings, Five Fatalities After Hitting Deadliest September Since 1993

Chicago’s First October Weekend Saw 37 Shootings, Five Fatalities After Hitting Deadliest September Since 1993

“The department said overall crime is down 7% year-to-date in 2020 compared to last year, but thus far the number of homicides (50% increase) and shootings (51% increase) remain well above 2019 figures.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bma1ezYTmyc

Chicago saw 37 shootings and five fatalities the first weekend in October, starting on Friday and ending early Monday morning.

I know it happens every weekend in Chicago, but it’s something that needs to be reported to stress that gun control laws do not work.

Then again, no matter how many times we say it, will the Democratic leaders ever do anything about it? I’m not holding my breath.

The news also comes out after data showed Chicago had its deadliest September since the early 1990s:

Last month, Chicago recorded its deadliest September in more than 25 years as the city approaches 600 homicides in 2020 with a quarter of the year still left to go.

The Chicago Police Department on Thursday reported there were 81 homicides last month — the most for any September since 1993 when there were 84 — as well as 309 shooting incidents and 400 victims.

It’s looking like October will be just as violent. The dead and wounded included teenagers:

  • A man was shot to death and another was injured Sunday night in Lawndale on the West Side. They were in a vehicle heading east about 10:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone fired shots from the passenger side of an approaching vehicle, according to Chicago police. The driver, 27-year-old Joe McGee, was shot multiple times throughout his body and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died a short time later, authorities said. The other man, 18, was hit multiple times and taken to the same hospital in critical condition.
  • Earlier that afternoon, a man was killed and another was wounded by gunfire in Roseland on the Far South Side. Someone approached the men, 18 and 50, about 4:50 p.m. and fired shots as they hung out in a backyard in the 11300 block of South Harvard Avenue, police said. The younger man was struck multiple times and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died. The older man was taken to the same hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.
  • Hours earlier, a man was killed and a teen girl was wounded in West Englewood on the South Side. Someone in a vehicle fired shots at 35-year-old Joe Winters and the 14-year-old girl about 5:45 p.m. as they stood outside in the 6600 block of South Oakley Avenue, authorities said. Winters was struck in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died. The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to her ankle.
  • A 17-year-old boy was dropped off at a West Side hospital Sunday after he was shot several times. About 4:45 p.m., he showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital, 1500 S. Fairfield Ave., with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, police said. He was listed in critical condition. Police said the location of the shooting was unknown Sunday night.
  • Early Saturday, two other teen boys were wounded in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side. They were in a southbound vehicle about 3 a.m. in the 7000 block of South California Avenue when someone fired shots from the sidewalk, according to police. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back while a 16-year-old was grazed on his right arm. They were driven to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where both were in good condition.

Crime has gone done 7% in 2020 compared to this time period last year. However, homicides increased by 50%, and shootings increased by 51% compared to 2019:

The department said overall crime is down 7% year-to-date in 2020 compared to last year, but thus far the number of homicides (50% increase) and shootings (51% increase) remain well above 2019 figures.

“This has been an unprecedented year in policing, as a global pandemic and civil unrest have converged to present law enforcement with a crisis on multiple fronts,” Police Superintendent David Brown said in a statement. “And yet, our officers remain committed to improving public safety despite these challenges.”

Through the first nine months of 2020, Chicago has reported 2,470 shootings — which have left 3,110 victims — and 588 homicides. The city already surpassed 2019’s homicide total by the end of August.

The number of September 2020 shooting incidents and shooting victims are also up 48% and 60%, respectively, over September 2019 totals.

The state, city, and even Attorney General William Barr have tried to brag about better numbers in Chicago.

Barr said Operation Legend led to so-called better stats in Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police officials credited the new teams, the Community Safety Team, and the Critical Incident Response Team.

But should they brag? Homicides went up 29% from August to September. Chicago saw a record of 105 killings.

Other serious crimes went down:

The CPD on Thursday reported that the number of other serious crimes, including criminal sexual assaults (35%), burglaries (23%) and thefts (23%), were each down significantly last month compared to September 2019.

Of course, Lightfoot is blaming the “illegal” guns coming into the city:

Lightfoot on Thursday said “nobody’s happy with the September numbers” and called on the federal government to increase gun control measures to stop the flow of illegal firearms into Chicago.

“We are gonna continue the fight, we’re gonna continue to do everything that we can to work to make Chicago and every neighborhood as safe as possible,” she said. “But we need to deal with the reality of gun violence. We’ve got to take the gun supply out of the hands of children, out of the hands of teenagers and adults. We’ve got to stop the flow.”

How about you take care of your own city, Mayor Lightfoot? Do you realize that with all the gun control laws you have that criminals will find a way to get guns?

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Comments

legacyrepublican | October 6, 2020 at 7:26 am

Isn’t that five fewer votes for Biden? You would think the Dems would be worried, right?

Damn, I forgot. It’s Chicago. The dead still vote.

“…overall crime is down 7% year-to-date…”

Sure, when you legalize criminal activity, the “crime” rate goes down. The only solution for the murder rate in Chicago is to legalize murder. So much for statistics.

2smartforlibs | October 6, 2020 at 7:36 am

When mayor Bulldyke said she had a handle on this. I thought that meant she was going to fix it.

Crime might be down, but is that a reflection of work done or due to the fact that criminals rarely break into homes when people are in them. With the lock down crime was reported down in a lot of areas. Yet, violent crime, killings and shootings are up.

I also wonder if this is a monetized measurement or incident based measurement of said crimes. The riots had looting of stores going on and huge amounts of materials were stolen, but in statistics the looting would likely be considered on crime on a given night. The haul from that “one” crime would be huge.

    healthguyfsu in reply to oldgoat36. | October 6, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Yep, this shutdown economy has really hurt the criminal burglary industry. I wonder if the Dems will propose that they should get a bailout next?

    I think telling statistics would be in whether or not violent crimes including murder are also up in other areas that aren’t liberal dystopias (so exclude NYC, LA, Seattle, etc.). If it’s down in these other areas, then I’d hope the living, voting citizens know where the problem lies and can outvote the dead and disinterested whose votes are still counted.

    Semper Why in reply to oldgoat36. | October 6, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Hrm. I do wonder if the lockdowns are affecting the criminal sexual assault rate as well. I’m having a hard time figuring out how.

    Is CSA a crime usually committed outside the home? Is the lack of victims walking home alone at night from work the reason for the fall in this type of crime? My understanding that most CSA was committed by people known to the victim with rape-in-the-alley being the minority type of assault. You’d think with people being home wouldn’t move the needle much since they were getting assaulted in their homes.

    Maybe it’s just less people leaving the house means less chances for any encounter to lead to CSA.

    fullauto in reply to oldgoat36. | October 6, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    And I thought it was that all the robbers and rapists were getting killed off every weekend.

Maybe she should don her “Rona Fighter” outfit and prowl the streets at night to put an end to it…..but my Spidey sense tells me that a gang of white men would appear out of an alley at 2am, toss bleach on her, slip a noose around her neck and threaten to lynch her.

Arm the sheep so they can fight back. If you think your intended victim is packing, you’re less likely to mug him since you’re more likely to get shot yourself.
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nordic_prince | October 6, 2020 at 9:04 am

Maybe instead of worrying about “gun control,” Beetlejuice should let the cops practice “criminal control.”

Lucifer Morningstar | October 6, 2020 at 9:22 am

Somehow I just can’t work up enough sympathy to care at all what happens in Chicago. Mayor Beetlejuice, you reap what you sow. That is all.

How do we *know* those deaths are due to gunfire? I mean despite the holes. Have proper Coronavirus tests been done yet? Seems a little premature to call this some sort of violence spike if the victims turn out to be Covid-19 positive.

They claim crime is down overall in Chicago because rioting and looting are no longer counted as crimes.

“The CPD on Thursday reported that the number of other serious crimes, including criminal sexual assaults (35%), burglaries (23%) and thefts (23%), were each down significantly last month compared to September 2019.”

Sure. Of course I believe that. Murders and shootings have skyrocketed, but criminals are now reluctant to rob and rape. Makes perfect sense. And no way would the Lightfoot administration be sandbagging the numbers. Inconceivable!

amatuerwrangler | October 6, 2020 at 11:05 am

The guns get blamed. The problem is the people.

When you look at the maps you can plainly see that certain neighborhoods provide all the shootings and killings, year in and year out, day to day… Still the pols blame the gun, because it is not nice to blame the people, tell them that they behave badly. And its not just the shooters, it the rest of the crowd, too, who will not provide the identity of the shooters, the “don’t snitch” folk. Couple that with the Ferguson Effect and you have the perfect storm. They bring this on themselves.

[maps: heyjackass.com]

If Democrats couldn’t blame someone else, then they’d have to admit that they are wrong about gun control measures.

We all know that will never happen.

    henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | October 6, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Chicago over 50 dead, over 200 injured in an average month, every month.
    Parkland, 17 dead, 17 injured, once. Over two years later, we can’t get Shannon Watts and David Hogg to move on from it.
    I think I’ve just found my first valid case of white privilege, and (as I expected) it’s all Democrat.

What about all these places that are supplying guns to the shooters in Chicago? They obviously have more guns and fewer “gun-control” laws. Why are we not hearing about their astronomical violence and death rates? Maybe it’s because they have more guns and fewer arms restrictions?

    bw222 in reply to ray. | October 6, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Mayor Beetlejuice claims the guns come from Indiana and Wisconsin. So why don’t Chicago suburbs like Naperville, Arlington Heights and Northridge have shootings every weekend?

****Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced new pandemic rules Thursday while donning a “Rona Destroyer” costume.

The Democrat handed out candy in a red cape reading “Rona Destroyer,” a mask, rubber gloves, and giant Clorox chest covering before taking the microphone to discuss “Halloweek” activities.

“I’d like to begin by acknowledging my partner in crime, Dr. Allison Arwady, the Commissioner of Public Health,” Ms. Lightfoot said.****

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/1/lori-lightfoot-chicago-mayor-dons-rona-destroyer-c/

If I got it right 6 murders in Philadelphia just yesterday

“Barr said Operation Legend led to so-called better stats in Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police officials credited the new teams, the Community Safety Team, and the Critical Incident Response Team.”
HAHAHAHAHAHA
Go to SecondCityCop website to see what the cops on the street think about this.

How can there be any greater definition of a failed affirmative action mayor than this slob?

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