1-Month-Old Baby among 32 Shot in Just One Day in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago
The girl is said to be in critical condition
A one-month-old baby girl was among the 32 people shot in Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago on Thursday.
The shootings occurred in just one day in the Democrat-run crime-ridden city.
The attack left the one-month-old in critical condition after gunmen opened fire on a group of people “in the 6500-block of South Halsted Street.”
The incident saw seven people wounded, including the one-month-old girl, who was shot in the head.
The girl is said to be in critical condition.
An 8-year-old girl was also shot in the head in a separate incident, and a nine-year-old girl was wounded in another shooting.
This year, there have been over 1,892 shootings in Chicago, a 12 percent increase over the same time frame last year, The Sun-Times reported.
In the first six months of 2021, over 330 people were killed in Chicago.
Last month, Chicago’s biggest police union issued a vote of no confidence in Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Police Superintendent David Brown and First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter cited a “lack of consideration” for police officers’ working conditions, WTTW reported.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara said in a video that the union’s members spoke “loud and clear” during Wednesday's meeting on the vote.
There was a motion from the floor and a second from the floor with the unanimous vote with zero dissent for a no-confidence vote against the mayor, the superintendent, and the first deputy.
The basis for this no-confidence vote is pretty simple.
It’s two-fold.It’s a lack of respect for the Gold Star families and the cancellation of the St. Jude parade, not only to Gold Star families but our members who look forward to remembering the fallen every year.
The second part of the no-confidence vote was the working conditions for our officers for the better part of a year now and the lack of consideration for family life, social life, whatever the case may be.
Too many of our officers have worked extended hours not voluntarily but forced, and the compensation, for starters, is the same whether you volunteer or not.
That makes absolutely no sense, but the department doesn’t give a damn.
Earlier this month, Lightfoot decided systemic racism is a “public health crisis,” using it as an excuse to divert $10 million in grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was meant to address the coronavirus.
Lightfoot said during a press conference on Thursday:
“At almost every point in our city’s history, sadly, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and well-being of our residents of color, and particularly those who are black."
“Without formally acknowledging this history and reality, and the continuing impact of that infamous legacy, looking at the root causes of today’s challenges, we will never be able to move forward as a city and fully provide our communities with the resources that we need to live happy, vibrant, and fulfilled lives.”