"Meanwhile, tonight is another night in the Chicago war zone. A night where anxious parents can only hope and pray a bullet, intended or otherwise, does not find their children. What a way to live. What a tool for a Mayor. Fix it Mr. President - please fix it."
Poor Mrs. O'Leary. She and her cow have gone down in history, truth or fable, as being the ones who started the Great Chicago Fire. This fire from 1871, killed about 300 people and destroyed a big chunk of the City of Chicago. Tragic news, tragic story. But today, there is even a bigger tragedy which is finally getting some traction in the press.
As bad as things have been in the past in Chicago, this past weekend was even worse than normal. Gangs are now roaming freely, looking for crowds of people to shoot into. Victims? Who cares who they are? Just so long as a thug can unload his weapon of choice at people. And who are the most likely victims? Once again, young black men. What? You can't hear the protests from Black Lives Matter? Neither can anyone else.
Dozens shot and up to a dozen dead. In just one weekend. Who is to blame? Guns? Sorry - already been addressed. Very strict gun control laws are in effect. The police? They are doing the best they can with the PC handcuffs the Mayor and City Council have put on them. The Mayor? Now we are talking. Rahm "sharp elbows" Emanuel does not give a tinker's dam about the people of color in Chicago - that is, unless it is election season. The people living on the south side of Chicago are finally getting the message. They are demanding Rahm leave office - NOW!
In the seven years that Emanuel has been Mayor, tens of thousands of people in his city have been shot. Let that sink in for just a minute. In this year alone (and the stats are way down this year), 1,800 have been shot to date with almost 300 of them dying. In 2016, 4,349 people were shot in Chicago. In 2017, the number was 3,457. When a paramedic was asked what it was like to work in the south part of Chicago, all he could say was "it is a war zone."
Excuse me - this is the United States of America. The year is 2018. You are telling me one of our major cities is a "war zone"? And the city and state government have done NOTHING to fix it? Mr. President - it is time to nationalize the National Guard and station them in south Chicago. It is also time to get the court's permission to bend our Fourth Amendment Rights just a bit so we can practice stop and frisk with EVERYONE in those troubled areas of town. We need to fill up the jails with these thugs rather than filling up the morgues with innocent victims.
The time for talking is over. The time for doing nothing is way over. It was reported on the news this morning that these gangs of thugs have NO FEAR of the cops. None. We need to fix that. We need to take the PC handcuffs off these cops and let them enforce the law. If Chicago is really confused on how to rid their city of crime, have them ask Rudy Giuliani.
Meanwhile, tonight is another night in the Chicago war zone. A night where anxious parents can only hope and pray a bullet, intended or otherwise, does not find their children. What a way to live. What a tool for a Mayor Chicago has. Fix it Mr. President - please fix it.