Enlightening Commentary

Labor Day Weekend Shitshow

Posted on September 3, 2013

flagWhile the StreetLight Assassin was telling everyone that #CrimeIsDown because there were a handful less murders than last August (despite quite a few people being in critical-to-grave condition), we just experienced our most violent Labor Day weekend since 2011.

From Friday afternoon through early morning Tuesday there were a total of 11 homicides and another 27 shot and wounded. Last year there were just 4 homicides whereas 2011 saw 10.

Labor Day weekend by the numbers:

  • 11 dead
  • 27 wounded
  • 36 were male
  • 2 were female
  • 23.6 average age
  • 11 teenagers
  • 27 <= 25 years old
  • 26% shot-to-kill ratio
  • 2 police involved shootings
  • 21 different neighborhoods

Well at least it wasn’t as bad as the 4th of July weekend. Success!

Also, September is off to a hell of a start with 5 homicides and another 17 shot and wounded.

-WHT

Posted on Sept 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM