This is nothing special.
Just the ordinary horror of the everyday crime wave in American cities unleashed by Democrat politicians, pro-crime measures, and Black Lives Matter riots.
A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.
During a press conference following the shooting, officials said the shooting was a targeted incident. The child was not the intended target, but a passenger in the car was. Officials said that residents shouldn’t feel unsafe at this time.
I can’t imagine why they would feel unsafe.
The 79-year-old woman lost two great-grandsons, both 18, within one day of each other to shootings — one of the attacks just down the street from her Northview Heights high-rise.
Again, zero interest from the Biden admin because this is not helpful to the narrative.
Pittsburgh has seen a 46% rise in shootings that left people injured and a similar percentage jump in homicides over the same time last year.
Last year shootings ticked up, and then coupled with the increase this year, gun violence reached the grim levels that took place in 2016 — now roughly 44% above the average for the past four years.
No reason for anyone to feel unsafe in the Pitt.
“I don’t think you can ever say it can be worse when a baby gets killed, or anyone for that matter,” said Cristyn Zett, Commander of Pittsburgh Police in Zone 6. “We are actively working nationwide to reduce violence in all of our cities, and any loss of life is tragic.”
Black parents needn’t worry.
Cristyn Zett has been tasked with fighting implicit bias (a critical race theory concept that says all white people are racist.)
Fourteen Pittsburgh Police officers trained to detect implicit bias and procedural justice interventions as part of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice will now be tasked with passing along that information to fellow officers.
Office of Professional Standards Commander Cristyn Zett, who was promoted last week, is one of the officers tapped to educate others on how to decrease those unconscious biases and improve interactions with the public.
“We’re hoping that … we are able to have a real impact on the officers’ daily lives and their interactions with the community,” she said. “So that we’re able to build our legitimacy as a department and as guardians of the community.”
The community is feeling pretty guarded, I’m sure.