Homicides in Chicago up 51% as Lightfoot Feuds with Trump

first_imgThe war of words between Mayor Lightfoot and President Trump continues over violence in Chicago. Lightfoot blasted Trump yesterday for blaming local leaders for the city’s violent crime. Lightfoot said that Trump is just trying to shift the narrative from his disastrous handling of the coronavirus to violence in Democrat-run cities.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/15-shot-Chicago-funeral.mp3Meanwhile 15 mourners were shot at a funeral Tuesday night.Compared with this time in 2019, shootings in the city are up 47%, going to 1,637 now from 1,110 in 2019, according to Chicago Police Department data.Homicides have increased by 51%, spiking to 414 as of Sunday from 275 at this time in 2019.The Tuesday night shooting was Chicago’s worst in recent years.The mayor added that Trump has been on a campaign against Democratic mayors across the country.The president criticized Chicago’s local leadership while announcing his deployment of federal agents to the Windy City.At a later news conference, Trump called Chicago a disaster and said Lightfoot was making a big mistake by telling the federal government to stay out of the city.last_img

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