‘You Can’t Even Be in Your Own Backyard’: A Bloody Weekend in America

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Crime scene tape litters neighborhoods after a weekend of violent shootings across the U.S.

Over the weekend in Chicago, ten people were killed and 68 others were wounded in shootings, according to Chicago Sun-Times.  

“It ain’t safe out here. You can’t even be in your own backyard,” said one Chicago woman.  

She’s right. 

Within hours on Sunday evening, two mass shootings killed two women and wounded at least 17 other people on the South Side of the Windy City. The third attack killed a 14-year-old boy.  

There were 56 shot, 11 fatally, the weekend before, according to reports.  

This is not just a Chicago phenomenon.

Over the weekend in Memphis, 11 people were shot, 3 fatally, according to the Memphis Police Department.

On Saturday, a gunman opened fire inside a family-friendly pizza joint in Memphis, shooting his mother and another adult, The Mighty 990 reported.

The nation’s capital, another U.S. city under siege from violent crime, is stealing the national spotlight after a shooting on 14th street Thursday that injured two men and the shootout outside the Nationals Park on July 17.

Best-selling author Todd Starnes, a Memphis native, said shootings in Democrat-controlled cities are “off the charts,” accusing liberal city leaders of ignoring black-on-black crime.

“We’ve been controlled by Democrats for over 50 years and nobody seems to care. They’ll blame the white guy, but they’ve been in charge for at least 30 years,” he added.

“The reality is… what are kids to be able to go to the parks, to be able to go to school, to be able to hang out without getting shot at,” said Starnes during The Todd Starnes Show Monday. “But if you have a seven-year-old hanging out on the streets after midnight? That’s a mom and a dad problem.”