A single city has seen more homicides this year than 47 entire states had in 2019. Chicago now sits at 841 homicides and counting, the most in 25 years. Nearly 4500 more people have suffered gunshot wounds.
Is Mayor Lori Lightfoot working hard to stop the killings, put more cops on the street and keep violent criminals behind bars? Nope. She’s busy spending her time promoting a “joyous Kwanzaa.”
The seven principles of Kwanzaa are as important as ever and should be a guide for all of us.
Happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate. 🕯️ pic.twitter.com/kb0EtBwDMY
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) December 26, 2021
You might think that, instead of meaningless gestures, Her Honor would be working tirelessly to put a stop to the incessant violence in her city that disproportionately affects African Americans. Blacks make up over 80% of Murder City USA’s homicide victims.
But instead of going after criminals, Lightfoot attacks the police, advocating defunding them to the tune of $80 million. While promoting lawful firearm ownership among the good people of Chicago might allow them to defend themselves against a plague of gang violence, Lightfoot advocates more gun control to keep residents on the city’s gun control plantation.
Instead of tackling the violent crime problem that infests her city, the overmatched Mayor busies herself with important city business like producing Kwanzaa videos. Even after a Christmas weekend which saw three more dead and another twenty-two maimed.
In Chicago, nothing says “Merry Christmas” like shooting someone.
The Daily Mail has the sorry story:
Chicago’s grim crime-ridden year continued its familiar path over the Christmas weekend and into Monday, with three people fatally shot and 22 injured in a city run by woke Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Murders are at a 25-year high, with 793 recorded so far in a city with 2.7 million people. By comparison, New York City, which has a population of more than eight million, has had 479 murders to date.
No, the true number is 841, as detailed by the indispensable HeyJackass. Why the discrepancy? Because Chicago doesn’t coun homicides that occurred at locations within the city that aren’t the jurisdiction of the city’s police. Locations such as the interstates, colleges campuses and similar places.
The Daily Mail continues…
Lightfoot has not commented on the Windy City’s carnage, instead posting a video wishing residents a happy Kwanzaa – the African American and Pan-African holiday created in 1966, and celebrated from December 26 until January 2.
‘Joyous Kwanzaa, Chicago,’ said Lightfoot, sitting beside her wife Amy Eshleman.
‘Amy and I wish to extend a very beautiful and prosperous Kwanzaa to all of you celebrating this season.’
Wokely recognizing a made-up holiday is the latest example of the Murder City Mayor choosing meaningless symbolism over the substance of making Chicago safer and saving its citizens’ lives