As the year winds down the Windy City has notched 729 homicides (and counting). 2022 marks the third year in a row for 700+ homicides in the Windy City, and four times so far this century. Sadly, life in some parts of America’s third-largest city has become more akin to life in a third-world cesspool, three times more dangerous than a combat deployment in Afghanistan.
Yes, there are some outstanding people living in Chicago. This includes many of the police officers who work heroically to try to keep a lid on the endemic violence. Just before Christmas, Officer Olivia Sardella at the top, helped save the lives of eight by rescuing them from a house fire.
On the other end of the spectrum, people like Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot have done an exemplary job running Murder City further into the ground and keeping the city’s reputation for violence intact. If you doubt it, just ask her and she’ll tell you that the only rational choice is to return her to office.
From Breitbart . . .
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago will end 2022 with the tragic figure of at least 723 murders for the year.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported the city was at 723 homicides for the year as of December 30, 2022.
Moreover, the Sun-Times observed motor vehicle theft in Chicago was up 95 percent in 2022, when contrasted with motor vehicle theft in 2021. Theft was up 50 percent, burglary was up ten percent, and robbery was up ten percent.
Breitbart News noted 2021 was the deadliest year Chicago had witnessed in a quarter of a century.
The Hill pointed out Chicago police confirmed the city witnessed 797 homicides during the course of 2021.
Seems like a nice place to live, work, and raise a family, no?
If it sounds dangerous, that’s because it is. Those who don’t legally carry a firearm on a daily basis for personal defense are at the mercy of violent criminals and gang members who certainly do. The operate with impunity in a town that doesn’t believe in prosecuting or incarcerating criminals.
One Chicago Police District (of a total of 25) snatched up seven full auto-equipped GLOCKs in a single day…and not a word about any of their former owners facing prosecution from the Soros-funded State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
A recent study found life in parts of Chicago (and Philadelphia) is three times more risky of gun-related death than a US military Afghan combat zone deployment. From the Western Journal:
A new study has found that some of America’s largest cities are more dangerous for young males than a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan.
The study, conducted by the JAMA Network, included the cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York City.
According to the Post Millennial, it looked at 129,826 young adults in these cities from 2020 to 2021.
The researchers, who hailed from Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania, came to a rather sobering conclusion.
“Zip codes with the most violence in Chicago and Philadelphia had a notably higher risk of firearm-related death than US military personnel who served during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” the study revealed.
Don’t worry though. Voters will have an opportunity in the spring to reelect Lori Lightfoot for another four years of punishment. At this point, anyone betting against her winning another term is either naïve or a fool.
Meanwhile, like an alcoholic who hasn’t yet hit bottom, Her Honor never takes responsibility for the results of her governance. Instead, she loves to point fingers at others for her city’s problems including the utter breakdown of law and order.
Not everyone is ignoring her incessant yapping though. A few have pushed back, even though it probably feels like “punching down” at this point.
At least under Mayor Lightfoot, there’s never a dull day in America’s largest open air shooting range.