According to Gun Violence Archive, at least 11 mass shootings occurred nationwide over the Labor Day weekend; most took place in Democrat-run cities. Tragically, at least 15 people lost their lives. Cities where the shootings took place included Saint Paul, Minnesota, Charleston, South Carolina, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:
The weekend’s deadliest mass shooting so far occurred in Saint Paul, Minnesota, represented by Democratic Mayor Melvin Carter III, where three people died and two others were injured on Sept. 5 in the city’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood, according to The Hill.
The Gun Violence Archive defines mass shootings as incidents in which four or more people were shot or killed, excluding the shooter.
In Philadelphia, another shooter killed two people and injured at least three more on September 5th. Just days earlier, President Joe Biden spoke in Philadelphia where he stated that supporters of former President Donald Trump are a “threat to democracy.”
Throughout the weekend, Philadelphia saw more shootings, during which at least nine people were killed and 19 more were injured, according to Metro Philadelphia.
Chicago, run by Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot, is one of the strictest cities on gun control and was the first state to eliminate cash bail in 2021. However, Chicago gun violence over the holiday weekend resulted in 46 people shot and seven wounded, according to ABC 7.
In Charleston, South Carolina, Democratic Mayor John Tecklenburg blamed “illegal guns” and “repeat offenders” for a shooting of a 13-year-old on Sept. 4, and another shooting a few hours later, injuring five people in downtown Charleston, Live 5 News WCSC reported.
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Biden frees Venezuelan President Maduro’s drug dealing relatives in prisoner swap
President Biden freed two of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s relatives Saturday in exchange for seven jailed Americans. The two nephews of Maduro’s wife Cilia Flores, had been convicted in the United States for drug dealing and sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to the BBC.
According to the report, the swap was in exchange for five American oil executives. Those Americans were “exchanged for two of Mr Maduro’s wife’s nephews, who were serving 18-year sentences in the US on drug charges,” the officials told the BBC. Maduro’s nephews were convicted under the Trump administration and the Venezuelan government claims that they were “unjustly” jailed in the United States.
In a statement from the White House Saturday, Biden said the American’s were “wrongfully detained.” He said the American’s would soon be reunited with their relatives, according to reports.
“Today, we celebrate that seven families will be whole once more. To all the families who are still suffering and separated from their loved ones who are wrongfully detained – know that we remain dedicated to securing their release,” the Biden statement added.
Meanwhile, 13 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, requesting more information on “the intelligence report” that alleges Maduro is emptying his prisons and allowing them to head to the United States in the caravans that crossing the porous border.
The letter states that the report warns Border Patrol agents to be on the look-out for “violent criminals from Venezuela among the migrant caravans heading towards the U.S.-Mexico border.”
“It has been widely reported that the Venezuelan regime, under the control of Nicolás Maduro Moros, is deliberately releasing violent prisoners early, including inmates convicted of ‘murder, rape, and extortion,’ and pushing them to join caravans heading to the United States,” the letter states.
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