BLM silent after hundreds shot on Father’s Day weekend
The Father’s Day weekend saw shootings from Chicago to Charlotte to CHAZ that left dozens of blacks killed or wounded, but thus far have sparked no protests from Black Lives Matters.
Chicago was especially hard hit with 102 shot, 18 fatally, including five children.
“We’ve never seen anything like it at all,” said Max Kapustin, the senior research director at the University of Chicago Crime Lab.
The Chicago Sun-Times called Chicago’s shootings the deadliest day of violence and murder in the city in 60 years. The weekend ending June 1, however, also saw increasing violence with 85 people shot with 24 fatalities in the Windy City.
In Charlotte, the numbers weren’t as spectacular: nine were shot with two dead, and five others hit by cars while attempting to flee the scene of the shooting.
“The shooting happened around midnight at an ‘impromptu block party’ that was a continuation of Juneteenth celebrations, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters early Monday,” reports Charlotte’s ABC 11.
In Baltimore, eight were shot and five killed across the city since Friday, including a woman who was eight months pregnant and her young daughter, both shot by the child’s father.
“This senseless killing needs to stop. And I would never imagine my daughter being on Murder Ink,” said Sheree Reid the mother of the pregnant victim referring to an Instagram account that shares information about the city’s homicide victims. “This is devastating, it is a disaster. I would not wish it on anyone,” reports the Capital Gazette.
In Seattle, police were again prevented by “violent protesters” inside the CHAZ from responding to shots fired. The gunfire wounded two men, one of whom subsequently died at a hospital after being transported there by a private vehicle.
“The King County medical examiner’s office had yet to release the identity of the dead man,” reported the UK’s Guardian. “Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant said he was black.”
The shooter fled on foot and the police investigation is “active and ongoing.”
On Sunday, there were reports of an additional shooting in the CHAZ, and police confirmed that another victim had been transported by private vehicle to the same hospital and remains in serious condition.
In New York city, data shows shootings are up astronomically, this year over last.
“New York City shootings over the last seven days skyrocketed by more than 358 percent compared with the same time period in 2019, from just 12 last year to 55 in 2020, according to NYPD data News 4 reported Monday,” reports ABC New York.
Nineteen people were wounded and one died in a dozen shootings just on Saturday alone across New York city.
“As crime and murder surges throughout the country in cities like #NYC #Baltimore #Chicago #StLouis and more, when will Americans realize that the Democrats in charge are either intentionally allowing it to happen, or completely incompetent?” tweets Bernie Kerik, former New York city police commissioner.
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