(FreedomJournal.org)- Democrat-run Chicago has seen 3,304 people shot this year so far, as the city’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, continues blaming everything but her party’s own policies. The shocking number represents the number of people who have been victims of shooting in the city between January 1 and October 11, including those who have sadly died as a result of their injuries, and those who were injured.
The Chicago Tribune broke down the numbers, reporting that some 605 people have died in the shootings since January 1 up to October 89. And, according to another local news source, the Chicago Sun-Times, it’s an increase on the 503 people who were shot through the entirety of 2019.
There are still several months of 2020 left, and plenty more room for this number to, tragically, grow.
Crime in Chicago has been growing steadily for years, and since the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus, things have just got worse. Shooting reports every weekend see dozens of people shot, with more than 50 people shot over the last weekend. Before that, some 30 were shot, and two weekends ago another 49 were victims of shootings.
Chicago is facing a crisis and Mayor Lori Lightfoot seems to think it’s the fault of other nearby states.
In July, Mayor Lightfoot responded to the rapidly rising number of people shot in her city on the gun policies of neighboring states. The Democratic mayor said that neighboring states with less strict gun laws were causing people to shoot one another in her city.
“We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons,” she said.
Lightfoot claimed that it is hurting Chicago and that the president is “not really interested in helping,” despite the fact that President Donald Trump has repeatedly offered to send in the National Guard. Recently, federal agents were sent into Chicago as part of “Operation Legend,” a plan to stop crime in the city and hold those responsible for gang crime accountable.
Operation Legend has already resulted in several federal arrests, but crime persists.
Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has become known for wearing silly outfits while hosting press conferences.