Chicago’s famous Mount Sinai hospital temporarily shut its doors to new patients over the weekend; with doctors and first responders totally overwhelmed after 51 shootings occurred during a single weekend.
“Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago was forced to temporarily close its doors to new patients over the weekend after shootings and accidents throughout the Illinois city overwhelmed emergency medical officials,” reports Fox News.
“The hospital, located on the city’s west side, went on bypass at 4:30 a.m. Sunday and were off bypass status by 6:30 a.m.,” adds Fox. “‘Bypass’ is a term used for when a hospital asks that emergency vehicles, like ambulances, pass their facility and bring patients to other locations.”
Below is the sound that Chicago needs to change its ways on how we handle gun offenders. Audio from the tragic shooting at 18th & Kildare yesterday shows that criminals have no deterrent to carrying illegal guns in our city and this is what residents and police are up against. pic.twitter.com/VwixZwR0Vb
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) August 5, 2019
“Below is the sound that Chicago needs to change its ways on how we handle gun offenders. Audio from the tragic shooting at 18th & Kildare yesterday shows that criminals have no deterrent to carrying illegal guns in our city and this is what residents and police are up against,” posted a Communications Officer from the Chicago Police Department.
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GANGLAND CHAOS: Chicago Activists SHUT DOWN HIGHWAY to ‘Target Affluent’
Anti-gun protesters shut-down a major highway in the nation’s third-largest city Thursday, creating traffic chaos as Chicago police scrambled to contain the mass demonstrations.
According to the Associated Press, the planned march in the Windy City effectively stopped traffic along Lake Shore Drive, with demonstrators telling local news they’re “willing to be arrested” to highlight the region’s spiraling crime crisis.
Lake Shore Drive traffic shut down from Irving Park to Fullerton Ave. Ashland Ave and Western Ave can be used as alternative routes. #LakeShoreMarch
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) August 2, 2018
— Roger Schneider (@RogSchneider) August 2, 2018
“I’m hoping we have enough to…block traffic, to be a disruptive force” said one of the event’s organizers. “This is an act of civil disobedience.”
“You want to go where they chill out and relax,” he added.
Read the full story at the AP.
GANGLAND: 43 Shot, 5 DEAD in 'Gun Free' Chicago During Halloween Weekend
Halloween weekend turned deadly in the nation’s third largest city last weekend, with police confirming at least 43 people were shot and five killed in Chicago during the holiday festivities.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, 26 individuals were rushed to the hospital following a series of shootings on Sunday alone; leaving three people dead as the city struggled to cope with spiking levels of homicides.
“Weekend gun violence intensified Sunday, leaving three people dead and 23 others wounded in a 24 hours period,” writes the Times. “The early morning hours were especially violent—wounding 16 and killing two before the sunrise.”
Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been harshly criticized from both sides of the political aisle in recent months over his inability to crackdown on escalating gun violence throughout the city; telling reporters communities may have to police themselves.
Read the full report here.