An educator and father of four was fatally shot in Northwest Washington, DC last weekend while visiting friends; raising serious questions over safety and security in the nation’s capital as crime continues to spiral out of control.
“Kervin Sanches, a 31-year-old dean of students at a District charter school, was fatally shot Saturday night while visiting friends in Shaw. A friend told George that Sanches, who was near the Kennedy Recreation Center, pushed a woman out of the way before he was hit,” reports the Washington Post.
“I know he fought to live,” said his fiancé. “I know he fought. He had to make it home to us.”
“What is going on now? It really seems different?” asked the Fox host.
“It’s very troubling… In fact, it’s very worrisome to not be able to predict whether or not your loved one or your family member is going to return home to you after leaving the house. It’s devastating times. This is unlike anything that I’ve seen in my entire time growing up here in DC,” said a friend of the victim.
“It is hurtful and very painful to think about his loss and all of those who love and need him,” wrote one co-worker, adding, “Love, Compassion and Kindness is what we need now more than ever.”
Sanches is the district’s 114th murder victim since January 1st.
Read the full report at the Washington Post.
CHICAGO SPIRALS: Windy City Witnesses 47 Shootings Over the Weekend, 2 Dead
Chicago continued its struggle to crackdown on a growing crime wave sweeping the third’s largest city Monday after a series of shootings over the weekend left 47 people injured and 2 dead.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 27, 2020
“A total of 47 people were injured during shootings in the city starting Friday, and two people were killed. On Sunday afternoon, a 37-year-old man was riding his bicycle through a neighborhood on the 4000 block of West Carroll Avenue when he was shot in the chest and neck. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“A 19-year-old woman was killed overnight Saturday when shots rang out on the 3000 block of East 78th Street. Police said the woman was standing in the parking lot of an apartment building when she was shot in the head. The woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. A second woman injured during that shooting was hit in the shoulder and was listed in fair condition,” adds the website.
“The president has been on a campaign now for some time against Democratic mayors across the country,” Lightfoot said. “Whether it’s me, whether it’s Keisha Lance Bottoms in Atlanta, whether it’s Muriel Bowser in Washington, D.C., whether it’s Jenny Durkan in Seattle — do you see a common theme here?”
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CITIES SPIRAL: Protests Erupt in NYC, LA, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Omaha, St. Louis, DC, MORE…
Violent anti-police protests erupted in cities across the United States over the weekend; causing havoc in Los Angeles, New York City, Omaha, Austin, and Portland over the deployment of federal agents to help crackdown on the riots.
“Weeks of violent clashes between federal agents and protesters in Portland, Ore., galvanized thousands of people to march through the streets of American cities on Saturday, injecting new life into protests that had largely waned in recent weeks,” reports the New York Times.
“One of the most intense protests was in Seattle, where a day of demonstrations focused on police violence left a trail of broken windows and people flushing pepper spray from their eyes. At least 45 protesters had been arrested as of early evening, and both protesters and police officers suffered injuries,” adds the newspaper.
“At this point, we declared the event to be a riot, and several orders to disperse were given,” the Seattle police chief, Carmen Best, said at a news conference.
Read the full report here.