After another deadly weekend in Chicago with 64 people were shot, 11 fatally, Mayor Lightfoot on Monday posted a lighthearted video where she dons a green hat and introduces “census cowboy.”
Giddy up, Chicago. I’m calling on the Census Cowboy to help improve our Census response rates across Chicago. Make the Census Cowboy proud by filling out the Census today at https://t.co/tt2S9ojTmW
Giddy up, Chicago. I’m calling on the Census Cowboy to help improve our Census response rates across Chicago. Make the Census Cowboy proud by filling out the Census today at https://t.co/tt2S9ojTmW. pic.twitter.com/eT2e6V74uk
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 13, 2020
One Twitter user replied “Interesting. From the recent news I assume he’ll be wearing a bullet proof vest but that horse is in trouble…”
Another replied “When I think of Chicago, the first thing I think of is horses & cowboys. Oh, never mind, that was Cheyenne, my mistake. Chicago is the weekend shooting death tolls.”
Another replied “this is perfect since it feels like the wild West when people running up and down the highway shooting at each other with guns in broad daylight”
Another replied “that guy won’t last a week”
ABC7 reports it was another violent weekend across Chicago as the city continues in Phase 4 of its reopening plan.
Chicago police said 64 people were shot, 11 fatally, between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
Six teenagers were wounded in separate shootings between Friday and Monday morning, including 15-year-old Terrance Malden, who was fatally shot Friday in Jeffery Manor on the South Side.
Last week, Chicago police announced the addition of dozens of officers to a new mobile patrol unit to better respond to hot spots while trying to build community relationships.
Superintendent David Brown said the new initiative has a mission that goes beyond simply law enforcement.
“Our summer mobile patrol is designed to help neighbors feel safe,” Brown said.