It’s not only the tough gun laws in Obama’s home town, it’s the policies that have made Chicago less safe than Kabul. It’s a war zone. The law-abiding citizens don’t have guns.
Chicago’s gangland is being ignored and legal gun owners are the targets of the Chicago mayor.
I shouldn’t say that. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of gangland, did address it in 2012:
“We’ve got two gangbangers, one standing next to a kid. Get away from that kid. Take your stuff away to the alley. Don’t touch the children of the city of Chicago. Don’t get near them,” Emanuel — President Obama’s former chief of staff — told anchor Scott Pelley.
The Chicago Police Chief says he knows what the problems are – it started with the Pilgrims from 300 years ago. During a radio talk show in 2012, he patronizingly said:
“It’s a big issue. It’s a long time coming. We’ve done a lot of things wrong in policing in this country. I’m willing to admit that,” said Chief McCarthy. “But this goes back 200-300 years to the time when Pilgrims came here and things developed from that, the African American experience in this country.”
The chief also blamed the white police officers. “Who has been the people enforcing those laws that were problematic for the African American community all these years? And that’s to me where it all starts,” stated McCarthy. “It starts with the recognition of how we got here and figuring out how we are going to move forward. By first confronting the issue. Recognition is the first step towards reconciliation. So that’s what I bring to the table. It’s one of those things that a lot of police chiefs in this country are afraid to talk about. I’m not afraid to talk about it because it’s out there and we’ve got to address it.”
The talk host blamed the court system as the new Jim Crow. He had some interesting ideas but mostly not.
They need to get off ancient history, stop blaming pilgrims, police, legal gun owners, the justice system, and go after the parents, drugs, and the bad educators.
The police chief said he has been taking back corners since 2012 holistically. Someone needs to tell him it’s not working. He advised that he wasn’t going to fix the narcotics problem, he ws going to fix the corners.
At the end, about 10:49, a reporter from Washington Times Communities makes some great comments. He’d make a better police superintendent.
In 2011, when he began as Superintendent, he told the congregation of a liberal black church that the cause of gun violence was slavery, Jim Crow and government-sponsored racism. He never mentioned gangs or AWOL parents. He tells the people what they want to hear.
“So here’s what I want to tell you. See, let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What did they all have in common? Anybody getting’ scared? Government sponsored racism. I told you I wasn’t afraid [of race]. I told you I wasn’t afraid.
“Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy: Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children.”
In an investigative article by Chicago Magazine reporters David Bernstein and Noah Isackson, it was asserted that the decline was in part due to the unjustified re-categorization of murders as undetermined and then if it is later determined to be a murder, tallying the total to the prior years’ statistics.
McCarthy responded that the article is “patently false” and criticized its reliance on anonymous sources.
A 2012 audit by the Chicago Inspector General determined that the Chicago Police Department had under-counted aggravated assault and aggravated battery victims by 25 percent by not following state guidelines by counting each incident rather than each victim. McCarthy attributed the error to the administration of the prior police superintendent, Jody Weis.
If we had two people die from Salmonella, it would be on the front page of all the newspapers, on every TV station, and they would hunt the culprits down. When it’s gangsters killing people, they are not hunted down and they are part of a revolving door justice system. No one will take their guns away. They could do sweeps of those neighborhoods and get their guns. Stop & Frisk works!
Instead they pass absurd policies like safe streets. The put up a sign, call it a gun free zone and expect criminals to abide by it but they don’t.
Chi-town has the strictest gun laws and gun bans in the country and the highest crime rate, that is according to FBI statistics.
Violence is soaring: a 40% increase in shootings and 29% more homicides in the first three months of the year.
They won’t stop by blaming guns. This is gang violence and this is what is killing black youth.
Gangland’s culture of violence is still not being addressed as the Chicago leaders go chasing windmills.
Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. They’ve even banned gun stores unconstitutionally. Imagine how many would have been shot if they didn’t have these laws restricting legal gun owners!?! It’s ridiculous.
Chicago also has ‘Safe Passage’ routes to make the streets safer for school children going from home to school as part of the ‘culture of calm’. The program was started in 2009 with Stimulus money.
It’s become a killing field. Most of the routes are near sex offenders.
Chief Garry McCarthy still says it’s the gun laws – they’re too weak.
“Black lives do not matter,” Sheriff David Clarke said. One of the new dimensions is the assault of the police. They can’t do their job. “There are too many guns on the streets of Chicago, too many felons, career criminals are armed, the law-abiding people are not,” Clarke said.