There was good news in Chicago over Father’s Day weekend. Only 14 people were killed, including a 13-year-old girl shot in the neck at her home, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. That compares favorably to the last weekend in May, when 24 persons were killed in Chicago.
When Will the Woke Awake?
But in the Windy City, a long-term Democrat Party stronghold, politicians would rather not talk about the violence in minority neighborhoods.
No More Stop & Frisk
How about New York City? After police disbanded the plainclothes anti-crime unite (formed to keep guns off the streets), shootings are soaring, reports the WSJ.
The roughly 600 officers were reassigned to other units as part of the shutdown of the “stop and frisk” policing that became a target of progressives and court cases. Good thing those folks don’t live in high-crime neighborhoods like 35-year-old Kenneth Singleton, who was shot Saturday morning as he washed his car in East New York.
New York and Chicago have strict gun laws, but don’t blame police if they’re cautious in enforcing them these days. The price for this caution will be more violent crime.