Chicago residents continued to struggle with a massive spike in gun violence this weekend, with four people murdered and over 60 injured in a series of shootings across the nation’s third largest city.
According to Fox News, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s top law enforcement officials huddled Monday morning to cope with a string of gangland shootings that shocked residents across multiple neighborhoods.
“During a back-to-school ‘peace picnic’ held at a playground, police said three people were shot while a fourth person was beaten up. The event was held to promote peace and community,” writes Fox News.
“It’s senseless and should have never happened,” said the event organizer. “We were doing well. Everything was going swell and then a group of guys who were not associated with us, came to the event intoxicated.”
“This may not be politically correct,” said Mayor Emanuel, “but I know the power of what faith and family can do. … Our kids need that structure. … I am asking … that we also don’t shy away from a full discussion about the importance of family and faith helping to develop and nurture character, self-respect, a value system and a moral compass that allows kids to know good from bad and right from wrong.”
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GANGLAND: Chicago Activists Demand RAHM EMANUEL’S RESIGNATION as Violence Swirls
Chicago’s anti-violence activists are calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel ahead of this week’s citywide demonstrations; saying the liberal leader isn’t doing enough to stem the spike in violence and murder.
According to Fox News, organizers behind Thursday’s march are urging Emanuel to step-down as gun crime and gang warfare run rampant throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.
“The call of the people is ‘Resign Rahm,’” said one local reverend. “So how, then, can you back your own regime change? How do you sanction your own termination? How dumb, naive and self-hating do you think we are?”
“Honestly, when the mayor endorses a protest, it’s no longer a protest,” said another activist. “It becomes a parade, and we’re on serious business.”
The anti-violence demonstrations come as Chicago residents flee the city as murder rates, robberies, and assaults escalate throughout the region.
Read the full report at Fox News.
GANGLAND: Cops Make ZERO ARRESTS After 70 People Shot Throughout Chicago
Police in Chicago failed to make a single arrest following this weekend’s shooting spree that terrified neighborhoods across the city; urging local residents to come forward with any information that could help investigators.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Windy City’s top law enforcement officials came under fire from residents after the police failed to arrest a single suspect behind the recent spike in violence.
“The police said that the shootings mostly took place in four areas with high crime and high levels of gang activity, and that investigators are looking at whether they were retaliatory in nature. Some of the attacks were made on foot, others from cars, and some were met with return fire. But many of the victims were clearly not the intended targets, the police said,” writes the New York Times.
“We need everyone, especially our judicial partners, to start making repeat gun offenders feel consequences for their actions,” said Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “We need everyone to come to the table with less talk, but more action.”
Read the full story at the NY Times.