Before we get to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s reaction to the leaked draft decision showing that there’s a possibility the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, here’s the current situation on shootings in the Windy City:
At least eight people were killed over the the weekend in Chicago, though new police data shows the number of shootings and homicides in the city has decreased this year compared to last.
Through the end of April, 178 people have been killed in Chicago this year, according to Chicago Police Department data. That marks a 7% decline over the same time last year, though it’s still a higher total year-over-year compared to the first four months of 2020 and 2019.
The number of shootings is also down about 14% this year over last (714 shootings this year compared to 830 through the end of April 2021). But again, there have been more shootings through April 2022 than there were during the same periods in 2020 and 2019.
With that in mind, here’s one of Mayor Lightfoot’s priorities as the Left continues to flip out about the leak that came from somebody at the Supreme Court: