- A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 32 more wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said.
Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle of one of the first consistently warm weekends of the spring, as intensified city gun violence typically accompanies rising temperatures.
“As we look toward the summer months, Superintendent Johnson has made it very clear that the violence will not be tolerated – period,” the statement said.“The cause of the violence traces back decades, and everyone has a role to play in fixing it – police working with parents, judges, residents, clergy, community leaders, and others. Put simply, we need more values, fewer guns and stronger sentences against violence offenders.”
Most of those groups listed have actively rejected having anything to do with the police recently, driven by any number of false narratives promulgated by the left, from Washington DC on down to the local level. But hey, like a beaten spouse, the cops are expected to return to the table and play nice with everyone, all the while Rahm is plotting to gut our contract at the earliest opportunity.