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Sunday, May 31st, Was Chicago’s Most Violent Day in Sixty Years With 18 Murders

Will there be any protests?

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18 people were murdered in the city of Chicago on Sunday, May 31st, making the day the most violent day in Chicago’s history dating back sixty years.

The day surpasses August 4th, 1991, when 13 people were killed. The University of Chicago Crime Lab can’t locate a day in the city’s history with more murders dating back to 1961.

Several of the murder victims were promising young people who appear to have been killed in little more than senseless arguments. Reporting from the Chicago Sun Times describes some of the deceased as high school students, a working-class father, and a college freshman who was gunned down after a petty argument at a bus stop.

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Longtime gun control activist Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Catholic priest in Chicago, admitted that the city’s police department appeared to have largely given up on containing and deterring crime as widespread looting and violence spread throughout the city.

On Saturday and particularly Sunday, I heard people saying all over, ‘Hey, there’s no police anywhere, police ain’t doing nothing,” said the liberal priest. “I sat and watched a store looted for over an hour. No police came. I got in my car and drove around to some other places getting looted [and] didn’t see police anywhere.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also revealed that the Chicago had received more than 65,000 911 calls over the weekend, a figure higher by an order of magnitude over the normal weekend 911 calls, which are usually around 15,000. However, the Mayor seems more concerned with condemning community members who peacefully band together to stop crime than with the ineptitude of the police.

The weekend broadly was the most violent this year in Chicago, with a grand total of 27 shooting deaths and 92 shootings.

Although Chicago sustained some of the most severe looting and violence in the country that weekend, it appears unlikely that they’ll be any serious protests for the 18 residents of the city murdered on Sunday.

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Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Pays $16 Million in Fines of Black and Hispanic Felons to Enable Them to Vote

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Billionaire and former New York City Mayor has raised $16 million dollars to pay off outstanding fines of Black and Hispanic felons in Florida, according to reporting from Axios on Tuesday. Florida restricts the voting rights of convicted criminals until they’ve paid off fines levied for their crimes by the criminal justice system.

It appears that Bloomberg’s fine repayment initative was only available to Black and Hispanic felons. Axios reported that to qualify for Bloomberg’s money, applicants had to have outstanding fines of less than $1,500, be already registered to vote, and to be Black or Latino.

White felons need not apply.

The program has reportedly already cleared the fines of 32,000 felons in the state, enabling them to vote in the election. It erases the punitive aspect of the court system’s fines, which were levied in the first place in order to require convicted criminals to personally make amends for their actions.

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Bloomberg’s felon bailout giveaway is legally questionable, and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has requested that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody investigate what he’s doing. If he’s paying felons to vote for any one specific candidate, Bloomberg is in violation of campaign finance rules and could be liable to serve jail time .

The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right,” said a Bloomberg spokesperson when asked about the fine repayment initiative. But it doesn’t seem as if the failed Democratic primary candidate is willing to buy back the voting rights of individuals who might be less inclined to vote for Joe Biden in November.

Bloomberg already tried and failed to buy the nomination in the Democratic primary, and now he’s trying to buy the crucial swing state of Florida for Joe Biden. Corrupt oligarchs should not be allowed to abuse the political system with impunity.

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