Like copying solutions from a failing scholar, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot met with President Biden to debate options for the rise in gun violence in Chicago after 108 shootings had been reported over the vacation weekend.
Lightfoot, whose strongest ideas as a mayor consists of defunding the police, is starting to obtain stress for failing to fight a wave of violence plaguing Chicago.
Tallying 17 fatalities and dozens of kids shot between Friday night and Monday, Lightfoot reached out to Biden, alongside Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, to briefly focus on the matter earlier than the Commander-in-Chips took off to McHenry County after arriving at O’Hara International Airport on Wednesday.
While their dialogue remained transient on the tarmac, the 2 have largely pushed for stricter gun restrictions and taking away police budgets to deal with points with rising gun violence.
Another story popping out of Chicago’s surge in shootings was that of Max Lewis, who died final week on the age of 20 after getting hit with a stray bullet whereas on his commute residence.
The scholar on the University of Chicago was coming back from an internship in downtown Chicago for an funding agency when he took the prepare residence one afternoon and was fatally hit by a bullet. Reports indicated no clear intention or goal of Lewis — one other named counted as an harmless casualty beneath Lightfoot’s watch.