Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Breitbart -- According to the Chicago Tribune, 14 people were shot in a 15 hour window this week. Six people were killed, including a pregnant woman and a grandmother and eight others were injured, including a two-year-old child and an 11-month old baby.
The first of those shootings occurred Monday evening when a family on their way back from an outing was gunned down in the Back of the Yards, leaving a pregnant mother and grandmother dead and three others — including an 11-month-old boy — wounded, police said.
The second multiple shooting occurred about five hours later when two men and the mother of a 4-year-old were killed and two other people were wounded near a playground in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side, according to police. A sister said the woman was killed coming to the aid of a relative.
The burst of violence follows two straight weekends when more than 50 people were shot in Chicago. That’s the first time that has happened on back-to-back weekends over the four years the Tribune has been tracking shootings. In August, more than 40 were shot on four consecutive weekends.
A Tribune analysis shows that 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year -- 400 more than during the same time period last year. Homicides are up by 21 percent.
The shootings are a combination of drive-by shootings and accidental shootings.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said "enough is enough" and blamed gang-bangers for the violence and called for harsher penalties for gun-related crimes.
"You can say this happened in the neighborhood of the Back of the Yards, but everybody (who) woke up this morning, or heard it last night, felt a pain of anguish, and it’s time that our criminal justice system and the laws as it relates to access to guns and the penalties for using 'em reflect the values of the people of the city of Chicago" said the Mayor.
Blog Author's Comments -- Until the Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, deals with the real underlying issues of what and who is causing the crime in Chicago, this will continue. We continue to hear the chant 'Black Lives Matter', if the blacks believe that why are so many blacks killing blacks? When will the politicians realize that the problem is not the laws, but the people, and it will only get worse, not only in Chicago but in most medium to large cities.