Biden unveils a new plan to fight gun-related crimes.
File this one under “counter-intuitive circumstances”. President Biden rolled out his new plan to fight gun-related crimes in the United States, and within a matter of hours, Chicago proved how little that meant by staging two mass shootings at approximately the exact same time.
Word out of CBS Chicago noted that the two shootings produced eight total victims, with four shootings happening in each neighborhood. The first incident was traced to the Austin neighborhood, where four people were shot around 9:30 PM Wednesday night.
At approximately that same time, a second shooting took place in the Englewood neighborhood, reports noted. The Englewood shooting featured shots fired from a passing vehicle that were said to target members of a motorcycle club, and also claimed another four victims. While Chicago police are investigating both incidents, no one is in custody so far, and no suspects are on hand in either case.
Violence is on the rise across America.
The Chicago shootings, among others throughout the United States, are being used as a goad by Washington House Republicans, busily working to connect the rise in violent crime rates to President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and a string of failed policies. A video produced by said Republicans notes that “violent crime is surging across America’s biggest cities,” and includes specifics on Chicago’s murder rate to underscore the point. Dubbing the increased crime rate a factor of “…Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s America”, the video goes on to note that one weekend in Chicago featured 38 shooting incidents, 54 shooting victims, and eight outright murders.
Meanwhile, data gathered from 37 different major cities notes that, in the first three months of 2021, there was an 18% increase in the murder rate against the first three months of 2020. Interestingly, some note that the rising crime rate comes at almost exactly the same time as the growing movement against police in many major cities. This movement has led to many cities reducing funding for, and even disbanding, police operations in said cities.