Poor Garry McCarthy.
He’s nicknamed “Streetlight Assassin” by some of us for his inglorious reputation as the guy who shot out street lights in Jersey outside a neighborhood bar with his State Cop brother while drunk one evening many years ago (while shouting racial epithets at nearby neighbors coming out of their homes to see what was going on).
That was before he was arrested trying to throw his weight around after his daughter called him because she didn’t want to take a citation like a good girl, but instead played the “do you know who I am?” card rather poorly.
She does make a cute model though (see photo).
Anyway, the gun must have made him shoot out those street lights that one night, just like it was the fault of the gun allegedly used by gang members to shoot up that public park last week, wounding about a dozen people including critically wounding a three-year-old.
“A military-grade weapon on the streets of Chicago is simply unacceptable,” the hard-drinking, skirt-chasing Police Chief said at a presser Friday, before cracking open his first cold one of the evening. “This kind of shocks the consciousness just like the other high-profile incidents that happen across this country.”
Hey, jackwagon: What shocks the consciousness is the insane levels of violence in your fair city, sir. It’s not the gun… military-grade or not. It’s the lack of effective guns – military or otherwise – in the hands of good, law-abiding residents. Guns in the hands of good people are the only thing that stops evil people intent on hurting innocents.
And there were almost two dozen people shot (and three killed) Wednesday evening/Thursday, less than 24 hours after Chicago being named the nation’s new murder capital in 2012.