Over 100 hundred people were shot, 15 fatally, in Chicago during the long Fourth of July weekend. The Chicago Tribune reports at least 101 people were shot between Friday afternoon and early Wednesday. Most of the violence happened on the city's West and South sides. The youngest person shot was a 13-year-old boy in Gage Park on Friday, the Tribune said. The oldest was a 60-year-old man in Lawndale. The holiday weekend had been calm until Tuesday afternoon. The Tribune reports violence erupted in nearly every police district south of North Avenue within hours. At least 42 people were shot in a span of 12 hours between 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police blame the violence on three things: warm weather, people drinking and doing drugs and the availability of guns on the streets. That combination, they said, lead to innocent people paying the price. Just last week President Trump wrote on Twitter, "Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!"
Fox News Contributor Kevin Jackson joined the Todd Starnes Show today to discuss the tragic violence in Chicago and what we can do to fix Obama's mess, including President Trump sending troops there.
Kevin Jackson on how crime in big cities is actually condoned by the left:
The left uses these people, the thug part of the city, to keep people in check. So this idea that crime is to be solved in these big cities by democrats is ludicrous. The only time it gets solved is when a person like Giuliani, former prosecutor, says you know what, we're cleaning up New York. But look at any of these other cities. We're watching an explosion Todd, of cities like Baltimore, St. Louis, many other cities out there that are exploding with crime because it's being allowed, it's being condoned.
Listen to the full interview below: