Some people’s lives matter more than others. And Democrat shows of force matter most of all.
Biden ascended to office surrounded by barbed wire and more firepower than Saddam Hussein. D.C. was shut down, barricaded, and turned into an armed fortress so that the Democrats could celebrate their “victory of democracy” in a deserted city filled with more M4 rifles than people.
The new Fortress of Government sealed off two miles of the National Mall and parts of downtown D.C. and filled it with more soldiers than are deployed in Iraq.
Some 25,000 National Guard members were dispatched from Vermont, Maine, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Colorado to prepare for a fake invasion that never came.
D.C. had become a Baghdad and Berlin of checkpoints, choking off access to much of the city, closing roads, bridges, and metro stations. Soldiers could be seen on every corner, and the 25,000 troops were bolstered by 4,000 Marshalls, and a motley crew of local forces, including 200 members of the NYPD, 40 members of the Chicago police, New Jersey and Maryland state troopers, Miami-Dade cops, and other law enforcement officers who were needed back home.
Those police officers could have really been used back home in Chicago.
Twenty-four people were shot, six fatally, in citywide gun violence over the weekend.
Two teenagers were killed and another was critically wounded in three separate attacks Saturday and Sunday. Another shooting early Sunday left a man dead and two others critically injured in a Grand Crossing apartment building hallway.
By Sunday night, it was a deadlier weekend than the last, when five were killed and 25 others wounded between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.
Sure, Democrats could have tried using the police to save the lives of these shooting victims, most of whom were black, but they were more concerned with putting on a show of force in D.C. to prepare for that mass invasion that never happened.
Early Sunday morning, a teenage girl was fatally shot in Lawndale on the West Side.
Authorities responded about 4:20 a.m. to the 1200 block of South Kedvale Avenue and found the 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to her chest, police said.
She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:59 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The girl was identified as Demyra Thornton of Oakland on the South Side, the medical examiner’s office said.
Demyra’s life didn’t matter. Biden having as many guns trained as possible to intimidate Americans in D.C. mattered much more than “black lives”.
But the farce that the real threat comes from Republicans as a pretext for a campaign of political repression continues.
In Chicago, the city plans to activate its emergency operations center in preparation of the inauguration.
Currently, officials said they are not aware of “any actionable activity being planned in Chicago.”
It might want to activate its emergency ops center because it’s another weekend in the Windy City. The only emergency in Chicago comes from the gang members aligned with the city’s corrupt Democrat political machine.
Trump supporters didn’t shoot Demyra. Democrats did.