Bloody Chicago recorded 18 murders on May 31, making it the city’s deadliest day in 60 years. The dubious milestone was reached on a day Chicago was roiled by another round of protests and looting following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
H/T: Fox News
“The level of activity experienced over the last week has been unprecedented and the Department is actively investigating multiple incidents across the city and working to determine the motives in these cases,” Chicago Police spokesman Thomas Ahern told the Sun-Times.
He said the department was “actively working to seek justice for all the residents impacted, especially those who have been killed or injured by these senseless acts of violence.”
While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in the city's modern history. https://t.co/NU4yy9FqX8— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) June 8, 2020
As BLM Protests Raged, Chicago Saw Highest Black-On-Black Murder Rate In 60 Years https://t.co/rnvNKHmc89— FreeZerohedge (@freezerohedge) June 9, 2020
Hey so when is Black Lives Matter going to make a donation to the victims of gang violence in Chicago, where more unarmed blacks are killed every week than cops kill in a whole year? 🤔— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) June 6, 2020
14 black men, 4 black women killed in Chicago on Sunday. All black on black violence. Come on BLM. Come on democrats. Wtf. Stand up for these victims now or shut the eff up forever!!— Kathleen M Foley (@KathleenMFoley2) June 8, 2020
Fake narrative.— Mike Hunt (@FootballMask) June 7, 2020
Only 9 unarmed black people were killed in all of 2019.
In contrast, 24 people were shot in Chicago (mostly black) - just this past weekend.
If you really cared about black lives you would be protesting gang violence#AllLivesMatter
Will there be justice for these poor souls?— Shannon Joy (@ShannonJoyRadio) June 8, 2020
Will their assailants have the charges dropped because their violence had political motivations?
Do these lives matter?
Violence, intimidation and chaos in the name of political pursuits and money is WRONG. https://t.co/jd9hTMeCaa
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says police unions are "extraordinarily reluctant to embrace reform" — and that addressing police violence "really comes down to change in the culture." https://t.co/ld4ydwLQpy— NPR (@NPR) June 7, 2020
Now Chicago’s left WANTS big business?!— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) June 9, 2020
If a city can’t protect a business against things like looting, the business won’t be there. Simple.
Chicago Mayor Pleads With Walmart, Other Retailers to Not Abandon City After Unrest https://t.co/pbe3vJXg4f