Cities run by Democrats were battlegrounds over the Labor Day holiday weekend with dozens killed and wounded in a continuous series of attacks. The major culprits? Chicago and Philadelphia.
At least 11 mass shootings occurred in cities across the country, and Gun Violence Archive says at least 15 were killed in the incidents. The culprits included St. Paul, Charleston, S.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Cleveland.
This comes as Democratic mayors desperately try to skew statistics in their favor, finding some nuance that shows their lack of leadership has somehow resulted in a reduction in violent crime. The results, however, paint a starkly different picture.
The Hill reports three people died in a mass shooting in St. Paul, Minnesota. Two others were injured in the incident.
Philadelphia police investigated more than 20 shootings over the long Labor Day weekend. Over 30 were shot and at least 10 have died from their injuries. In the city’s Hunting Park neighborhood, two were killed and four others wounded in an early Monday morning shooting.
The day before, a 19-year-old man was killed after an argument in a restaurant drive-thru. The city’s homicide total for 2022 sits at 368, seven more than at this time last year. In 2020 at this point, 309 people had been killed.
Most violent Labor Day weekend in 10yrs, 14 killed & 45 shot. Mayor Lightfoot & CPD Supt. Brown in full spin mode claiming murders & shootings down this year, ignoring fact they’re up 33% & 35% since 2019 when she took office. Overall violent crimes up 37% for year. #SummerofJoy
— Paul Vallas (@PaulVallas) September 6, 2022
In Chicago, at least nine people were killed and 47 others wounded over the Labor Day weekend. The victims ranged in ages from 13 to 63.
Two men, ages 18 and 20, were killed and another two shot outside a Chicago residence Sunday.
One 24-year-old man was killed in West Garfield Park when two cars pulled up and the occupants got out and opened fire. Two other men were shot when they argued with a third man while walking down the street.
Late Friday night, a 15-year-old boy was on a sidewalk when four unknown male assailants opened fire with what police report were nearly 45 rounds. The victim is in critical condition with two gunshot wounds to the back. The city, of course, has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
And Illinois dropped cash bail last year.
The number of victims for just these few Democrat-run cities for the Labor Day holiday weekend are staggering, and strict gun control has done little or nothing to improve the situation. It is past time for voters to realize that Democratic leaders in these large cities are not getting the job done.