Oh that’s right…black lives only matter when a cop or someone who isn’t black kills them. Chicago residents can sleep soundly tonight knowing the rioters won’t be burning down the city. After all, it’s just business as usual in Obama’s hometown…

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As Sunday drew to a close in Chicago, the Labor Day weekend so far has seen a high toll of dead and wounded with six killed and 27 wounded between Friday and Sunday.

The murders came fast on Friday with three killed between 8PM and midnight on the first day of the long Labor Day weekend. Including the three killed there were 13 shootings in the Windy City on the hot night of September 4.

Six people were killed and at least 35 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Labor Day weekend.

The most recent homicide happened Sunday morning in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.


Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 7200 block of South Green at 7:45 a.m. and found two people shot, according to Chicago Police.

A 20-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Her name was withheld Sunday night pending family notification.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken in good condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

A few hours earlier, one man was killed and another injured in a shooting on the Near West Side.

The men were standing outside about 2:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Randolph when a black van pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Lavell Southern, 23, was shot multiple times in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:02 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the 8800 block of South Bennett.

The other man, 24, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left arm and was also taken to Stroger, where his condition stabilized, police said.

About an hour earlier, a woman was shot to death in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

Shaquandra Ratliff, 20, was shot in the head about 1:30 a.m. during an outdoor party in an alley in the 6100 block of South Cottage Grove, authorities said.

Ratliff, who lived in the 6800 block of South Morgan, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 2:29 a.m., authorities said.

Late Friday, two fatal drive-by attacks happened within 20 minutes of each other on the Southwest and West sides.

About 11:40 p.m. in North Lawndale, 22-year-old Jamaal Barney was standing on a sidewalk in the 1800 block of South Drake when a gold SUV drove by and someone inside opened fire, authorities said.

Barney, of the 1600 block of South Central Park, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, abdomen and legs, authorities said. He taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:19 a.m. Saturday.

About 11:20 p.m. in North Austin, three men were standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of North Mayfield when someone in a passing vehicle shot them, police said.

Leonard J. Williams-Tate, 31, was shot in his right side and taken to Mount Sinai, where he died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office. Williams-Tate lived in the 5100 block of West Wabansia.

The two others, 33 and 28, were each shot in the right leg and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, respectively. Their conditions stabilized, police said.

The weekend’s first homicide also occurred in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

A 35-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1100 block of South Richmond at 8:20 p.m. Friday when someone walked up to the car and shot him. A friend drove him to Mount Sinai, where he was later pronounced dead. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death but his name still was being withheld Sunday night.


The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Monday afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The shooting occurred in the 11300 block of South Throop Street at 2:45 p.m., police said.

The 17-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was stabilized.

The boy is a gang member, police said.

At least 29 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 4 p.m. Friday. Via: Chicago Sun Times

However, Saturday also saw the discovery of a toddler’s head and other body parts floating in the lagoon in Garfield Park, bringing to the day at least one death of thus far undetermined cause.

But Sunday came roaring back, though, with three more killed and another eight shot.

This year’s toll of violence was worse than 2013 when 25 were shot and 8 killed. It was arguably worse than 2014 as well as, even though at 36 wounded more were wounded then, only four were killed last year.

Granted there is still one more day to this year’s full Labor Day weekend as Labor Day itself is Monday. Chicago still has time to definitively beat last year’s morbid stats.

So far for 2015, Chicago has suffered 1,729 shot and wounded with 308 killed. Via: Breitbart News

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