Chicago, Illinois is where Barack Obama made a name for himself as politician. And despite Chicago having a long history of sleazy, corrupt Democrat politicians having their way, thanks to anti-Bush furor, an upset win over Hillary Clinton in the primaries and a liberal media hellbent on making him POTUS, in 2008 Barack Obama became President. But now, four years later Chicago is suffering from a huge crime and violence epidemic that is mostly affecting minorities. But Barack Obama, who has done nothing to address crime, guns in inner cities or the breakdown of the American family since he became POTUS, still expects these people to vote from him to be re-elected POTUS come November. The nerve of the guy:
Last year Chicago saw four people slain during Memorial Day weekend. This year the city saw 40 shootings and 10 murders over the four-day weekend. (Yes, some people had four days off.)RELATED: Obama to return to Chicago for Friday fundraisers
Scary right? "According to the summaries, there have been at least 200 homicides so far this year compared with 134 during the same period in 2011. That's a 49.25 percent increase over last year," reports the Chicago Tribune's Stacy St. Clair, who added that police aren't confirming the 40-10 tally because they say several incidents are still under investigation.
Sure you could probably point to large Memorial day parties and gatherings, as St. Clair and police do, as one explanation for why so many shootings and killings occurred--the thought being that there are more people in town, hence the bigger figure. But St. Clair notes that shootings in Chicago are up 14 percent for the year, casting doubts on Rahm Emmanuel's crime-fighting initiatives. And hey, there's always the intangible "heat brings out more crime" theory which some news outlets are sticking to. Temperatures apparently hit the mid-90s in Chicago this weekend.