At least 39 people were shot throughout Chicago over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving ten people dead.
In 2016, nearly 60 people were shot over the Christmas weekend and eleven people were killed. In October of 2016, at least 3,475 people had been shot in the city of Chicago. Compared to the same time as the year before, only 2,441 people had been shot, according to the Chicago Tribune.
During the Labor Day weekend of 2016, six people were killed and 14 were wounded from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning; from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, one person was killed and 17 were wounded; and from Sunday to just past midnight Monday, one person was killed and at least nine others were wounded.
President-elect Donald Trump demanded that Chicago's elected leadership request federal aide to help with the crisis. And last week, Chicago's Chairwoman of the Police Board responded to Trump's message.
"We need to have more federal gun prosecutions in Chicago. Our federal partners from the U.S. attorney’s office, the ATF, the FBI need to be much more invested in this overall strategy. Chicago Police Department cannot tackle this issue by itself," Lori Lightfoot said.
Nearly 800 people were killed in Chicago in 2016, along with over 4,300 people shot.
Meanwhile, Obama plans to seek refuge in Palm Springs, California immediately after he leaves his position on Friday, skipping out on war torn Chicago.
The city who elected Obama to the United States Senate is looking more and more like a failed social experiment that no one wants to take responsibility for.