Thugs in Chicago: sit up and take note.
More and more Chicago residents have concealed carry licenses now, and know how to use their pistols.
Denzel A. Mickiel learned the hard way that good guys in Illinois sometimes carry guns – and they don’t shoot sideways, over their head or while holding up their pants with their off-hand.
It all went down in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago, as a woman noticed someone had put a bottle of booze on her car. She asked the attendees to whom it belonged to and nobody fessed up. So she removed it.
Young Denzel, aged 22 and old enough to know better but a ghetto tough guy reputation to uphold, became incensed and profane. He got in the woman’s face and became violent, then went into the house and came back out with a gun.
A military service member, who was an acquaintance of the woman who removed the booze from her car, drew his carry piece and took cover behind a car. When Mickiel began blasting away, the concealed carry licensee fired two rounds, scoring two hits on Denzel.
One female bystander was injured by one of Mickiel’s errant rounds.
No innocents were injured by the card-carrying good guy.
Rahm Emanuel is surely sitting in his office trying to figure out how to spin this story negatively and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is probably looking for a stiff drink or three. McCarthy was hired by Emanuel some years ago from Corey Booker’s Philadelphia.
Booker had high hopes for McCarthy but things didn’t work out so well. When he was hired for the City of Brotherly Love, Booker touted McCarthy’s great prowess to the New York Times.
“Garry McCarthy is the leader Newark has been looking for,” said Mayor Booker, who has made public safety the linchpin of his administration. “I’m confident that with his leadership, combined with all of our efforts across the city, we will create a nationally recognized model for crime reduction.”
A few year later, after failing to live up to Booker’s laudatory remarks, McCarthy quietly left for Chicago.
So, what ever happened to McCarthy’s “recognized model for crime reduction”?
He brought it to Chicago, of course.
It doesn’t seem to be working so well though.