President Biden, say their names.
today at 7:31 pm
If you won’t visit the Chicago battle ground, at least acknowledge their deaths.
As the Chicago Tribune reported:
At least 108 people were shot in Chicago over the long Independence Day weekend, including two police officers; children, including 5- and 6-year-old girls; and a group of six people early Monday in the Washington Park neighborhood — where a man was killed hours later in an unrelated shooting.
He was one of at least 17 people who died from injuries suffered in shootings from about 5 p.m. Friday to just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to police information and Tribune data.
The names aren’t given in the Tribune and Sun-Times stories about the shootings, but I’m sure the president–all knowing that he is–knows them. You can read about them, one-by-one, in the Tribune and Sun-Times.
Here’s a sample:
In one of the weekend attacks, a 15-year-old boy was critically hurt in a drive-by shooting Monday evening at 5:50 p.m. when a dark-colored car drove by and someone from inside pulled out a gun and fired shots in the 6600 block of South Langley Avenue in Woodlawn, police said….
A friend began driving the wounded man to a hospital but as they drove they arranged to meet paramedics in the 5700 block of South Calumet Avenue. He was then taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died. Information on his identity had not released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office Tuesday morning….
The earlier Washington Park shooting left two men dead, two women wounded and a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. They were in the 6100 block of South Wabash Avenue at 1:05 a.m. Monday when someone drove past, opened fire and fled….
Case after case, victim after victim…the list goes on and on. People of various ages. All hours. Sitting on a porch. Standing on a sidewalk. Riding in a car. Read it all, and if the length of the list of those shot and killed over the weekend doesn’t sadden and shock you… Well, you’d probably prefer to eat ice cream in Crystal Lake with Biden.
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