Violence erupted at the Peoria, Illinois riverfront over the weekend, as multiple people were shot. A woman was shot in the neck and another man was shot in the back. Both victims are in critical condition at the moment. Eleven other gunshot victims were also taken to various local hospitals for additional assistance.
The police believe that all of these victims will survive and that none of the wounds are life threatening. This provides us with some small amount of solace but it is not enough. The violence needs to stop before any additional lives are claimed. The shooting was captured on video and authorities are looking for any leads that can be provided about the matter.
If you have any tips to offer, be sure to contact the Peoria police at (309) 673-4521. The Crime Stoppers line can also be reached anonymously at (309) 673-9000. The video was originally posted on Sunday morning and it is a sad watch, for sure. We cannot believe our eyes. America is becoming every bit as violent as our detractors had always claimed but the liberals are fine with it.
This is the environment that they have created and they do not seem to have a problem with what is going on. A fight took place at the riverfront and the shooting began soon after. Over 200 people were present at the time, so it should only be a matter of time before information starts to trickle in about what actually took place. We are not going to be surprised when arrests are made.
Kristopher Jacobs is responsible for sharing the shooting video. If not for him, the mainstream media probably would have kept right on ignoring this. The violence only continues to escalate and we wonder what it will take for people to wake up. You are not even safe on the Peoria riverfront anymore. Gunfire could erupt anytime, at any place.
Gun violence in Central Illinois. 19 people shot since Friday in Peoria, Illinois. Video below happened this morning at 4 am on the Peoria waterfront. The violence here has escalated to Chicago levels. #Chicago #PeoriaIL pic.twitter.com/xdqYQUWDl3
— Kristopher Jacobs (@kpjake74) July 19, 2020
This is the America that the liberals want, though. In their minds, gun violence is okay as long as they are not the ones who are being directly affected by it. This shooting is bound to lead to more conversations about gun control in America but the powers that be are not interested in taking guns away from people who are causing serious damage.
Instead, they threaten those who have purchased guns for their own personal protection or for hunting purposes. The average criminal cannot be controlled by added laws but that does not stop the liberals from making these silly proposals. It’s as if they think the type of person who is inclined to start shooting in a public setting will also be willing to listen to logic and reason about the matter.
News flash: they are not going to care how many laws are passed. That’s how criminals work. Laws are passed, they find a way to get around them as quickly as possible. Lather, rinse, repeat. The mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, talks a good game about putting a stop to this type of stuff but at the end of the day? That’s all it is…..just talk.
She is not going to be able to do anything about this, no matter how many flowery press conferences she gives about the topic. Those who obtain guns in an illegal manner should be subjected to the full brunt of the law but they are not. Liberal leaders seem to think that they can just talk around the problem, as opposed to taking the time to address it head on.
Nothing good ever happens in these types of situations and those are words that we live by. All we can do is wait for common sense to take over but as cities like Seattle and Portland have already shown us, that is not something that you can actually count on. The liberals are content to watch their cities burn and they are not going to do anything about it.