While I wrote an article similar to this one yesterday, I am compelled to write a sort of “sequel” article to it, considering what sort of information I will be sharing here. As noted in the headline, 16 children have been shot, some of whom have been killed, amid a rise in violence following the unjust killing of George Floyd.
The Left loves to sow discord and chaos and that is exactly what we are seeing, as people see that their violence is being encouraged by the Leftist media, and so, join mobs to outright run insurgencies in many places (the Wendy’s that I talked about in the last article was a sort of CHAZ/CHOP zone) and the punitive mayors that agree with the discord and violence simply roll over and allow these dangerous terrorists to do whatever it is that they please.
Unsurprisingly, this leaves everyone in those communities entirely unsafe and at risk of death, especially considering the anti-police rhetoric and actions taken by many of the Leftists in these cities.
Let’s look at five distinct cities in which children have been shot, with some of them killed. We will look at the cities of Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington D.C. We easily could run up the numbers a bit more by looking at Chicago alone, and you would have at least 20 children shot over the past couple of months, but let’s just look at these other cities, since Chicago is usually extremely dangerous anyway (and because I don’t want to make the article too long, which adding Chicago’s list of minor fatalities would do).
In Atlanta, as I wrote yesterday, we find the killing of Secoriea Turner, who was just 8-years-old, and was shot and killed by insurgents who took over the burned-down Wendy’s. Following this horrible death, Mayor Keisha Bottoms ordered the insurgency shut down, declaring it to be “over.” “The discussions have ended,” she declared.
Won’t spend too long on this one since I already wrote an entire article on it, but the tragedy is still no less difficult to handle. Deranged animals opened fire on a car that made the wrong turn and a child’s life was lost. Whatever violence these people might accuse police of doing, it PALES in comparison to something as barbaric as this. How, then, can anyone continue to tell me that the police are the problem?
And that’s a sub-topic I will get to in a moment.
Moving on, let’s talk about New York City, and be prepared, because we have a LOT of people to go over from this city alone.
First, an unidentified 7-year-old who was wounded on June 25 after some teens began fighting. The child was not seemingly the intended target and is, thankfully, expected to survive.
Next, an 11-year-old named Treshawn. Treshawn was shot during a drive-by on June 30th while playing outside his home in Flatbush. He was not the intended target and thankfully was only injured in the leg, but there is still no excuse for this barbarism. Treshawn’s grandfather told ABC 7: “They drive fast and shoot, man, that’s all the little babies. They’re little kids, nobody big out here.”
An unidentified 14-year-old was shot in the neck and back in Queens this past Monday and is in the hospital in critical condition.
An unidentified 15-year-old was shot in the chest on June 5th in East Harlem. It’s worth noting that on this day, the city of New York saw 23 shootings, resulting in 43 victims and 9 casualties in a 9-hour time span.
An unidentified 15-year-old was shot at a graduation party in the Bronx on June 12. Thankfully, the victim was in stable condition as of the 14th of June.
This graduation party also saw another teenager, a 16-year-old, be shot and said teenager is also in stable condition.
Brandon Hendricks, a 17-year-old, was shot and killed on June 28th just days after graduating high school. The kid was reportedly attending a barbeque where he was allegedly shot by 22-year-old Najhim Luke. Hendricks was reportedly a local basketball star, intending on attending the college of St. John’s and was reportedly the unintended target of the shooting.
Community activist Kirsten John Foy said: “We have to stand and bury one of our own because of one of our own, that’s unacceptable and it’s unsustainable.”
Hendricks’ mother said: “You took away my life, you have no idea what you did to me. My son has my heart. Nobody knows how I feel, I don’t know how I feel.”
To remind you, these are just from New York City. I still have three more cities to go through and plenty of cases.
An unidentified 6-year-old was shot and killed on July 5th. Police have not revealed what exactly led up to the shooting, or even if the boy was killed by someone or if it was suicide.
An unidentified 11-year-old girl was injured by a gunman in southwest Philadelphia. Thankfully, she was treated at the scene and is in stable condition.
Angelo Walker was a 15-year-old who was shot in the head and died of his injuries at the hospital he was sent to. Walker was reportedly a high school football player, seemingly with a bright future before it was taken from him.
Rahim, a 15-year-old, was shot 17 times on June 22nd outside a store where he stopped to get some food following a game of pick-up basketball with his friends. A detail surrounding this shooting is that, ironically, Rahim was expected to participate in a career development program that aims to stop such violence. As of now, it is unclear what his current condition is, though he and a friend of his were hospitalized.
Finally, for Philadelphia, at least, an unidentified 17-year-old was shot though he is in stable condition as of last Saturday.
In Seattle, specifically near the CHAZ/CHOP zone, we have the two teenagers I talked about recently, a 16-year-old, identified as Antonio Mays Jr., who was shot and killed after driving his Jeep near, allegedly through, the barriers of the CHAZ/CHOP zone, and an unidentified 14-year-old who was also critically injured in said shooting.
Finally, in Washington D.C., we have the death of Davon McNeal, an 11-year-old who was shot and killed on the Fourth of July after a group of five males opened fire, shooting McNeal in the head, before fleeing via a vehicle, according to the police.
McNeal’s grandfather told Fox 5: “He was a good kid. I mean, his life gone. Eleven-years-old, he hadn’t lived his life yet, 11-years-old. We got to stop killing each other. Stop it. Put the guns down.”
None of these deaths or shootings had to happen. And there is no doubt about what exactly allowed for these things to happen: anti-police rhetoric and actions, specifically.
Just look at the number of kids I mentioned from NEW YORK CITY ALONE. 7 of the 16 kids, or 43%, were from New York City, where Mayor Bill Dumbassio has taken it upon himself to cripple the NYPD, cutting their budget and making it that much harder for police to do their job properly in a city that was already dangerous enough as it was.
And let’s not ignore the fact that each and every one of these cities are run by Democrats. They are lucky that I am choosing to omit Chicago, though I easily could have added that hellish city on this list as well, though the article would’ve been too long for my liking if I had.
Police are being demonized even by the very mayors that are supposed to have their backs, and not only that, they are being restrained from being able to do much of anything in these cities. And even when they do try something, even just defending themselves, they get all the crap in the world for it, as was the case with the Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks in self-defense and the Atlanta DOJ wants his head for it.
Either they are restrained by budget cuts or they have no reason to do their job properly because they would just suffer the consequences as a result. Atlanta police have no reason to serve due to their own leaders either not caring, at best, or calling for their heads at worst.
Do you want to look at case after case after case of people killing each other and still tell me that the police are not only the biggest problem, but the only problem worth discussing? That black-on-black crime is a myth and that it doesn’t happen and we shouldn’t talk about it even as we are seeing black child after black child suffer the consequences of such censorship and inaction?
What justice is there in this sort of sentiment? What justice is there in these actions? No justice, is the answer, which shouldn’t be surprising considering just what side of the political aisle is dominating these cities and the overall discussions the country is having.
Let’s discuss black trans lives and racist cops, but never the real problem of blacks killing other blacks, especially in Democrat-run hellscapes like Chicago or Compton, etc.
No real progress will ever be done if action is not taken regarding these things. Not that the Left actually cares about progress. They will literally advocate for segregation and call that “justice” and “progress.”
The Left is evil and their policies bring nothing but heart-break.
“And he said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.’”
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