Another 52 Shot, 10 Murdered In Chicago This Weekend

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Jun 05, 2023 - 02:10 PM

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via,

How long will Chicago’s Mayor Brandon Johnson stick with his “violence as a symptom of disinvestment” explanation that was widely criticized? 

His comments came last weekend after 12 Chicagoans were murdered and 53 shot.

Memorial Day weekend was a big test for the new mayor, whose investment in yellow-vest “Peacekeepers” and anti-violence programs failed to stem the bloodshed.

That weekend was bad enough, but now he’s got another weekend of 10 murdered and 52 shot (as of 5pm Sunday).

 From ABC7:

  1. A shooting in Austin Sunday left one person dead and six others wounded. A 25-year-old woman was killed in the shooting.

  2. Minutes earlier, a 34-year-old man was fatally shot and another was wounded downtown, police said. 

  3. Hours later, another 30-year-old man was shot to death and a woman was wounded in Little Italy. 

  4. A 40-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday night in front of a home in Chatham. 

  5. Over an hour earlier, a 19-year-old man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in Humboldt Park. 

  6. A 70-year-old man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Saturday morning in Englewood on the South Side. 

  7. Hours earlier, a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in the city’s South Shore neighborhood. 

  8. Just under three hours earlier, a 32-year-old man was shot and killed in North Lawndale. 

  9. About two hours before that, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot while sitting in his car in the Austin neighborhood.

[Additionally, as Thomas Lifson reports, in video leaked to CWB Chicago, we see how much worse matters have become, with 2 machine gun-armed men caught on video firing at unseen targets, killing a child, and injuring at least 3 others.

To make matters much worse, when police arrived to investigate, a 16-year-old boy fired shots at the officers, thankfully missing them.]

Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson’s focus on “root causes,” with little-to-no emphasis on containing today’s out-of-control violence, is a strategy doomed to fail.

Tackling root causes is important, but they take a long time to address – if they can even be agreed to.

We wrote only a month ago that Johnson should count on the following if he won’t tamp down on crime immediately:

  • Crime will continue to pay.

  • Large number of Chicagoans will continue to be victimized.

  • 911 responses will continue to be delayed.

  • Minorities will continue to suffer most.

  • Cops will continue to leave

  • More and more dangerous felons will be released. 

  • Chicago will continue to lead the nation in homicides.

For full details, read: “What Chicago requires immediately is deterrence. Stop the bleed. Fast.