Another Deadly Weekend

It started out peaceful enough.  So much so that Drudge reported, “Only 1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Chicago.”

A woman was killed and four men wounded in five separate shootings between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday.

via Chicago Tribune.

It wasn’t even that warm.  But only 5 shot overnight, hardly worth mentioning.

Then we had Saturday night:

2 Dead Among 15 17 Shot Overnight Across City

A 13-year-old boy and 41-year-old woman were killed by gunfire Saturday night, and 15 others were wounded across the city, police said.

via Chicago Tribune.

The early morning count was 15, I guess someone in the newsroom got it wrong.  Or thpolice were so backed-up that it took CPD awhile to get the actual numbers out to the press.

Regardless, something is very wrong within our inner city neighborhoods.  We have a systematic failure of society.  From the babies to the grown-ups and from the city to the fed, there’s plenty of blame to go around.

It time to take some bold action to begin changing 60 years of failed inner city policies.