They said if we voted for Mitt Romney it would be open season on young black men. And they were right.
Shootings left at least four men dead and 9 other people wounded across the Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The violence was largely confined to the South and West Sides and three of the incidents had more than one victim, according to authorities.
The most recent shooting happened in the Cabrini Green neighborhood – just north of Chicago Avenue on Cambridge Avenue. Two men, one 25 and the other either 23 or 24, were shot and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The older of the two was dropped off there and died of his wounds, and the other was taken there in an ambulance with a wound to the leg.
Someone shot up a birthday party in the Altgeld Gardens housing complex about 1:50 a.m., hitting four people. One, a 28-year-old man, died at the scene. Two others were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center: a 40-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. A 22-year-old man was dropped off at Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island and is in stable condition. The man and woman at Christ hospital are both in serious condition, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office refused to release the name of the dead man.
His name isn’t Trayvon, so nobody cares. Included among the shooting victims was a 17-year-old girl. Unfortunately for her she won’t become famous since she’s not politically useful.