Stock image of a Chicago Police crime scene (left), Dana Jackson (right) (Photo Source: New York Daily News)
A community is in mourning today after 7 people were found dead in the streets within just 12 short hours. Unfortunately, it seems that the incidents all had one thing in common, as all the deaths that plagued the neighborhood occurred for one reason.
It all started at about noon on Thursday when police were called to a local Chicago apartment after someone had heard shots fired. Sadly, officers would open the door to reveal 26-year-old Patrice Calvin had died from a gunshot wound to the head. The worst part came when officials found out that she was 4 months pregnant.
Unfortunately, the incident was far from isolated as the horrors continued at 4 p.m. when gunshots rang out at a local Chicago eatery. At the time, four friends walked into the Nadia Fish and Chicken, but they didn’t walk out. According to reports, an armed gunman went inside and began to open fire.
Police said a male suspect approached the restaurant and fired shots. When officers arrived at the scene, they found two of the victims — 28-year-old Emmanuel Stokes and 32-year-old Edwin Davis — inside the restaurant. Dillon Jackson, 20, was found dead outside the restaurant. His brother, Raheem Jackson, 19, was found in a nearby yard. [Source: USA Today]
A picture captured after the shooting (Photo Source: New York Daily News)
Sadly, Dana, the mother of the Jackson brothers, was just outside and watched the entire ordeal take place. In the end, she would watch her own children be killed right in front of her. “I can’t go on, my life is over,” she later said. “I’m about to goddamn kill myself. I was standing right here in the window, they killed ’em right in front of me.”
As if that wasn’t bad enough, things continued in that fashion just 7 hours later, at 11 p.m., as a couple was gunned down while driving down the road. According to police, a black jeep pulled alongside the vehicle that a 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were riding in and opened fire, killing them both.
Unfortunately, it seems as though police have revealed the one thing all of the deaths seem to have in common – gang activity. For one frighteningly simple reason, 7 innocent people died in just 12 short hours and the occurrence is far from rare
Detectives making good progress in investigation at 2700 BLK. E 75TH. Incident believed to be gang related retaliation from another incident
At this point, nearly 1,000 people have needlessly died in Chicago over the past 15 months, and that number doesn’t seem to be slowing down any. As anyone with half a brain can figure out, this problem has only been made worse by the left.
Although self-righteous liberals pretend to care about ending racism, they do so under the guise of worthless organizations like “Black Lives Matter.” The only problem is, they’re missing one big thing — black lives clearly don’t matter to the other blacks who are gunning them down at a rate much higher than any other race.
Of course, these same groups are among the first to attack President Donald Trump, but he’s a man who’s actually doing something to try to solve the problem, unlike most of the whiners out there. By sending more federal agents and diverting extra resources, at least Trump has proven that he sees the problem for what it is rather than just ignore it because it hurts the liberal political narrative as many Democrats have done.
If you really want to fix the problems out there, maybe the left should start in their own backyard with Democrat controlled Chicago. The place is a wreck. Perhaps if they fixed the problems that they’re ultimately responsible for, people would take them more seriously. Until then, it’s up to those they call “racists” to try to fix the problems they find ideologically inconvenient since they created them with their leftist policies.