Friday, July 5, 2019

EXTRA: Independence Day, Year 243

Not quite so festive in reality this year
16 shot, 2 fatally in Fourth of July gun violence across ChicagoChicago Sun-Times
At least 5 killed, 30 wounded by gunfire so far in Chicago over Fourth of July weekendChicago Tribune
2 boys, 1 man stabbed outside Navy Pier after Fourth of July fireworks; 14 others injured in stampede following false reports of gunfireChicago Tribune
3 stabbed, 14 trampled at Navy Pier after Fourth of July fireworksChicago Sun-Times


A few sample hedlines from the Chicago press on this day after Independence Day, just to give you a taste of how inane things were capable of becoming on this holiday where we celebrate our national existence. And if the threat from gunfire mixed in with explosives wasn't enough, there also was the absurdity at Navy Pier Thursday night.

And just in case you need the knowledge for future reference, there also was this report – Gunshots or Fireworks: Learn to Tell the Difference -- Patch

NOW WE BEGIN the next holiday countdown -- only 59 more days until we honor the workers in our nation.

Happy Labor Day!!!


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