Brandon Johnson isn’t protecting Chicagoans

Brandon Johnson isn’t protecting Chicagoans

Nineteen people were killed and at least 105 were shot over the long July Fourth weekend in Chicago. This is a 91% increase in shooting victims from last year’s July Fourth weekend. The high numbers show Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has failed in his primary duty of protecting Chicagoans from violent crime.

After the shooting, Johnson did make some comments that showed an understanding of the inhumanity of this violence. At a press conference, he said the shooters made “a choice to kill women, a choice to kill children, a choice to kill the elderly.”

But he also returned to his common refrain about reversing “generations of disinvestment and deep disenfranchisement in the exact communities where so much of the violence has taken place.” While

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