Are some throwing up their arms at the rampant violence so pervasive throughout Chicagoland?
But big-city newspaper reporters and residents are still overlooking key ingredients that have gotten them into this mess: Democrat machine politics and anti-gun laws which keep the law-abiding defenseless against criminal predators. (h/t to The Truth About Guns)
Chicago violence: The repetition of horror
by Mary Schmich
April 23, 2014
Chicago (Tribune) – Two true Chicago stories.
They both happened on the same Sunday in April.
Story one: A teenager pushing a man in a wheelchair down South Michigan Avenue is shot twice in the abdomen in a drive-by shooting.
Story two: On the day before his 11th birthday, a boy riding his new bike in a South Side neighborhood is fatally shot in the head in a drive-by shooting.
Familiar stories, aren’t they? You may think you heard them in the news just the other day.
I found both of those stories in the Tribune’s archives from Monday, April 25, 1994.
A generation later, what’s changed are the names, the exact addresses, the specifics of the grief and fear, but not the bigger story or the root causes or the blame game.
It’s the guns. It’s the gangs. It’s the parents. It’s poverty. It’s a lack of jobs. It’s culture and family structure and prison policy.
Rand Paul’s not having this nonsense.
He tears into Chicago politicians and the criminals prowling Chicago’s streets in an interview on FoxNews.