CHIRAQ: Chicago Experiences a Wave of Shootings this Past Weekend
With the warm weather back, cold-blooded shootings are also surging in Chicago.
ZeroHedge reports that the weekend of April 6-7 were host to a string of shootings.
Twenty four people were shot in 24 hours, which included three adults and three children, who died from gunshot-related injuries according to a report from the Chicago Police Department.
Police attribute the warmer weather to the surge in violent crime.
During the weekend of shootings, Chicago police investigated numerous homicides and a mass shooting of six people in West Englewood.
Residents of Chicago can take some solace as shootings in the Windy City have dropped by 20% below their 2018 rate so far in 2019. On top of that, these numbers were well below the record-breaking year of 2018, which had roughly twice the number of people shot through April 8.
Curiously, Chicago features very stringent gun control laws and questionable policing practices. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Cook County even got rid of its gang database earlier this year “because it was unable to build a robust intelligence-sharing operation with all of the police jurisdictions in the county”.
Illinois was one of the states that responded swiftly after the Parkland shooting in 2018, when it passed 72 hour waiting periods for all firearms purchases and red flag gun confiscation laws.
However, rural Illinois wants to avoid the same fate as its urban counterpart in Chicago. BLP reported in February on several rural counties passing gun control nullification ordinances in complete defiance of Illinois’s pro-gun control legislature.