Another weekend, another river of blood running through the streets of Chicago.
After a horrific Memorial Day weekend, the Windy City followed it up with more than 50 shootings and at least 10 deaths in the first weekend of June.
Superintendent on the Hot Seat
The violence in the city has put Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on the hot seat. Johnson is trying to offset the rise in violence over the last two weekends by putting more patrols in hot sectors.
That, however, may not be enough to save his job.
New Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has already stated that replacing Johnson is something she will look at very soon. However, before she makes a decision, she wants to study the situation further.
From the outside, the situation seems pretty clear… the city of Chicago is out of control due to lack of leadership and dumb policies by Democrats.
With so much pressure being put on Johnson, a spokesman for the Department tried to deflect some heat away from him over the weekend.
A policy first put in place back in 1982 called I-Bond was cited as part of the problem. The policy apparently lets some offenders go without having to post bail.
Initially, the policy was put in place to help alleviate overcrowding the prisons. However, according to police, all it is doing is allowing violent criminals to get right back out on the streets.
With some of the toughest gun laws in the country, based on the narrative by Democrats, Chicago should be one of the safest cities in the country. However, it is far from that.
Chicago, at least once the weather turns warm, seems more like a war zone than a city that used to be a source of pride for this country. Somehow, though, all this violence seems to go unnoticed by most of the country, dismissed as business as usual, or even excused or justified.
The fact is, though, that Democrats have run this city into the ground and now with the far-left Lightfoot in charge, the problems will surely only get worse.