Mekhi James, a 3-year-old boy, cried, “It hurts”, after he was shot in Chicago.
Then he died.
Sincere Gaston, a 1-year-old boy, was also shot and killed in Chicago. A 3-year-old girl was shot in the chest while playing in the front yard with other children. She was among the four toddlers shot in Chicago in two weeks. Older children are also being shot. An 8-year-old girl was grazed in the head, and a 5-year-old boy in the buttocks.
Natalia Wallace, a 7-year-old girl described as “quiet and sweet” was shot and killed on the sidewalk.
“Where is the outrage? Our babies are being shot. These are our babies,” Chicago PD’s Chief of Operations Fred Waller, who is African-American, asked.
The question ought to be directed to Black Lives Matter as the BLM Effect fuels shootings and deaths around the country. And the most vulnerable of the BLM Effect’s victims are black children.
Eight children under the age of 10 have been shot in Chicago in the past few weeks. The cause of these shootings is an upsurge in crime from the Black Lives Matter riots that have devastated the country.
The Black Lives Matter riots are killing black people, and particularly black children, in two ways.
Chicago murders are up 83% in June, while arrests fell 55%, street stops 74%, and traffic stops 86%. If you want to see what defunding the police looks like, just stop by Chicago and bring a bulletproof vest.
John Catanzara, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, blames a new Ferguson Effect in the George Floyd era where officers, “pause and say: ‘I want to go home today safe. I want to make sure I keep my job. And I want to make sure I don’t go to jail.'”
Mayor Lightfoot argues that it’s due to the police being tied up by the Black Lives Matter protests.
And they’re both right. The BLM Effect has a dual function.
The protests are tying up large numbers of cops, leaving gang members free to fight their battles, and the dismantling of proactive policing and the scapegoating of cops makes the police less proactive.
Alderman Chris Taliaferro, the African-American chair of the Chicago City Council Committee on Public Safety, said, “Our police officers don’t want to be the next headline.”
Even as Democrats around the country endorsed Black Lives Matter and championed defunding the police, Chicago’s black political leaders rushed 1,200 cops to the streets for the July 4th weekend.
African-American Police Superintendent David Brown ordered sweeps of street corners for gang members and pleaded with the courts to keep them in jail for at least the weekend.
“Our endgame is arrests,” he said, vowing to break, “the pipeline for shootings and murders in Chicago.”
A white ACLU official warned that would, “drive a wedge between the CPD and communities of color.”
While Democrats, their leftist leaders, and the media insist that the real threat to black people comes from police officers and white ‘Karens’ who try to defend themselves, the truth is in the hospitals.
Not just black people, but black children are being shot across America because of the anti-police riots.
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