Chicago: 51 People Shot, 7 Dead -- Where's the Liberal Media Outrage?

By Michael W. Chapman | August 5, 2019 | 11:29am EDT
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In addition to the horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend, 51 people were shot in Chicago and seven of the victims died, reported ABC 7. This follows several weekends in the Windy City in which dozens of people were shot, including the July 12-15 weekend in which 56 people were shot and 11 died.

However, the liberal media did not express nationwide outrage over that gun violence and politicians did not blame President Doanld Trump for the violence. 

In the last 12 months in Chicago, 314 people have been shot. According to the Chicago Tribune, "the majority of the victims of homicide [including gun fatalities] in Chicago are young, black men."

(Video is from a Chicago Police press conference about the weekend shootings of June 28-July 1, 2019)

Over the Aug. 2-4 weekend in Chicago, seven people were shot dead and another 44 people were shot and wounded. 

As reported by ABC 7, one "21-year-old man was shot twice and rushed to the hospital where he later died. Another woman was injured, but was treated and released."

In another incident, a drive-by shooting "wounded seven people and another [incident] in the 1800-block of South Kildare Avenue where one person died and eight others injured." 

"Two hours earlier, a shooting in Douglas Park left seven people injured after detectives said the passenger in a black Camaro engaged a group in a gun battle," reported ABC 7. 

"On Saturday, a [23-year-old] man was fatally shot outside his home in Englewood on the South Side" when "someone in a gray vehicle pulled up and shot at him...."

"Before dawn, a man was shot to death in West Garfield Park."

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"About 2:25 a.m., Johnny Parris, 23, was in a vehicle in the 4600-block of West Monroe Street when someone unleashed gunfire, police and the medical examiner's office said. He was hit in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital where he later died, police said."

"A couple of hours earlier, another double shooting left a 19-year-old man dead in Fernwood on the South Side."

"On Friday, a toddler was hurt in a shooting after a physical altercation between three people in Englewood on the South Side."

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"At least 30 others were wounded in citywide shootings from 5 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Gun violence in Chicago last weekend [July 26-28] left eight people dead and 40 others hurt," reported ABC 7

In an Aug. 5 editorial, the Chicago Tribune stated, "There is a streak of madness in America causing the country great harm. In El Paso, in Dayton, and in Chicago."

The Tribune may or may not be right about "a streak of madness," but it is true that the terrible violence and suffering that occurs in Chicago every week deserves greater media scrutiny and as much moral outrage as the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton. 

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