Just this weekend past, there were 70 shootings within the city limits, and 12 of those shot died. In any other setting in the world, this would make news, headlines above the fold.
But not in Chicago, no way.
Just another day in the life (or death, depending on one's political point of view). The victims' loved ones in these war-zone neighborhoods on the west and south side of Chicago demand that the shootings stop. And how are these demands responded to? With a hail of gunfire from gang members killing each other and anybody within range. In other words, these demands fall on deaf ears.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual (D-Clueless Town USA) gets in front of his microphone and tells these killers 'stop it, you guys. You are immoral, you big stupid evil meanies. Stop it right now, and I mean it!' And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen; Rahm did something about the violence. That ought to get him re-elected, yes siree Bob.
You would think that the citizens of these beleaguered Chicago neighborhoods would figure things out by now. Their city has been run into the ground by Democrats and only Democrats since the days of Al Capone, and even before that. And yet they re-elect Democrats time and time again, and expect change.
As they say, you get the government you deserve. Donald Trump has suggested that perhaps an outside show of force should be deployed to the Windy City, maybe the National Guard. No takers on that suggestion has been seen, however. No, the killings will continue unabated until....until when?
These killers are all known to the authorities. Every evil one of them. But nobody in Chicago seems to want to go and get them off the streets. How about this: send in 10,000 troops, maybe more, give the military commanders the known list of killers, and then go take them off the streets? Either arrest them, or kill them. You know, as Robocop once quipped, 'dead or alive, you're coming with me.'
How's that for a solution to Chicago's problems? Nah. The City of Chicago likes the mantra of 'Murder City.' They must, because the status quo seems to be the mainstream thought among the folks who run the city, and that would be Democrats.
And the Democrats like things just the way they are.
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