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Mob attacks not about race (**wink, wink**)
Chicago Sun-times ^ | Jun 14, 2012 | MARY MITCHELL marym@suntimes.com

Posted on 06/14/2012 10:30:07 AM PDT by Chi-townChief

I have never responded to the columnist down the river.

But I was fascinated by Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass’ take on the recent mob attacks in and around the Streeterville neighborhood.

In his interview with the unidentified doctor who was injured in the attack, Kass asked if the attack was “racial.”

“I don’t think it was racially motivated,” the doctor said. “They were black, I’m Asian, but I think it was something else. I think it was about having fun because they could.”

Still, whether white people are comfortable saying it out loud or choose to keep a lid on their thoughts, a lot of them are wondering if they are being targeted by street mobs because of their race.

Several readers sent me angry emails, saying I didn’t point out that the attackers were black and the victims were white and that makes this a hate crime.

But these mob attacks are not as simple as beating up someone because of their ethnicity.

Because these were not the black-on-black crimes the city has grown accustomed to, that doesn’t mean they were hate crimes.

These were random acts of terrorism.

Police said as many as 17 teens between the ages of 13 and 16 were involved in one of the three attacks that occurred last weekend.

Frankly, I’m not surprised that teens who were apparently out looking for trouble ended up in an area where tourists, toting expensive cameras and smart phones, feel safe.

After several high-profile cases and an intervention by the Guardian Angels, teams of thieves have slowed beating up people on the L trains for their cell phones.

And after two brutal South Side mob attacks sparked a public outcry, police are taking teen mobs seriously.

For example, in 2007 a gang of thugs known as “Goonies” were running around the Roseland area beating up young people and taking their cellphones.

Dreyvon McCray, then 14 and an honors student, was beaten so severely he was in a coma for three months. McCray is black as were his attackers. In that case, a 16-year-old was charged, as a juvenile, with robbery and aggravated battery, and an 18-year-old was also charged with attempted murder.

A summer earlier, Ryan Rusch was brutally beaten and robbed of his cellphone in the Beverly neighborhood. Rusch is white and his teenage attackers were black. Because one of the teens allegedly told authorities that he attacked Rusch because he was a “goofy-looking white boy,” police initially investigated the attack as a hate crime.

Micha Eatman, 18, was convicted on the robbery, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint charges, but a judge cleared him of attempted murder charges after a bench trial.

The one thing these cases have in common is that they involve young black males roaming the streets looking for trouble.

Had the teenagers involved in the Streeterville assaults walked up on a lone victim in Roseland or Maywood, for that matter, the outcome would have been the same.

The mixture of idleness and testosterone, fueled by a disgraceful lack of respect for the rights of others, puts us all at risk for getting knocked in the head if we run into the wrong crowd of teens.

Unfortunately, the fact that fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold summer jobs is going to make a bad situation even worse.

As it is, too many teens have nowhere to go and nothing to do. And despite the fact that many of these teens have no home training, their parents and guardians allow them to hang out at festivals and concerts unsupervised.

Obviously, if teens haven’t learned how to behave properly in school and in the neighborhood, you can best believe they are going to act like fools when they are out and about.

So if you have one of these teens at home, and you are letting him or her run the streets, then you are running the risk that you are going to be footing a huge legal bill down the road.

Obviously assaults and robberies, not to mention homicides, are despicable crimes that occur too often in black neighborhoods.

But when a mob of teenagers beats up someone for sport, it isn’t about the color of the victim.

This is about a breakdown of civility that can spread like a disease. As long as there are so many teens that are not engaged in productive activities, no one is immune from the impact of that disease.

As someone who grew up in this city at a time when activists had to agitate just to live, work and play outside the black belt, I don’t need to tell you that these mob attacks make me especially ashamed.


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More pretzel logic from Ms. Mitchell.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

“I don’t think it was racially motivated,” the doctor said. “They were black, I’m Asian, but I think it was something else. I think it was about having fun because they could.”

It just kinda takes your breath away, doesn’t it??

Sheeesh!!!


2 posted on 06/14/2012 10:34:46 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Chi-townChief

What the Hell is in the water up there? Are they all daffy?


3 posted on 06/14/2012 10:35:37 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Chi-townChief
Blacks are more racist than Whites.

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

4 posted on 06/14/2012 10:39:24 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Chi-townChief; rarestia; Uncle Ike

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


5 posted on 06/14/2012 10:40:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Chi-townChief

Wait until a white or asian would-be victim fire off some shots at the mob. I bet it will be “racial” then.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 10:40:27 AM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: Chi-townChief

If blacks do it it’s a fun-crime, because they smile and laugh while they beat and stomp. Ask that kid caught on the Baltimore tape, or Reginald Denny. If whites do the beating it’s out of hate so must be punished more severely. See, whitey just has to learn to smile and laugh while committing violence and all “hate” crimes will go away.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 10:41:54 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Chi-townChief

8 posted on 06/14/2012 10:41:54 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very familiar with the link, Vet. Read it a few times. What was the impetus for posting it? Something I said?


9 posted on 06/14/2012 10:42:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Chi-townChief
Because these were not the black-on-black crimes the city has grown accustomed to, that doesn’t mean they were hate crimes. These were random acts of terrorism.

Let's see, she says that color doesn't matter—demonstrating that there are black-on-black crimes and black-on-white crimes. What's her point? That black kids just are this way, and attack everybody? I know she's a black Leftist, but the woman sure seems to be prejudiced against black folks.

10 posted on 06/14/2012 10:44:37 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Old Sarge
Why keep quoting a black man? Do you share the sentiment? Then say it with your lips.

11 posted on 06/14/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Chi-townChief

How y’all doin’ CTC? Long time.

Seems Ms. Mitchell is looking out of the plantation window in this article, doesn’t it? She hits all the demographic complaints of us “Chicago watchers”.

Interesting...


12 posted on 06/14/2012 10:47:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Sorry, a lot of blacks view Asians as betrayers.

Most Asians intgrated well in the Western society. They worked torwards achieving their American dream, they don’t wait for the gubbmint quota (sometimes they got penalized for being certain Asian race) and free handouts.

Together with the dirty secret out in SF, conflicts between the two races are bound to rise.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 10:49:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Old Sarge

I have know this for about what 20 years since the LA riots. I lived in Pittsburg California which any one that has lived there knows has its bad parts of town. We were told by our apartment manager not to go down town for our own safety. Why because we were of a certain color group. I worked for a carpet cleaning business and was going to be sent to Richmond on a job. The one black guy at work told my boss that he was crazy for trying to send me. Why because my skin pigment was a lighter shade of pale.;) Then I worked in Sacramento as a lab tech who goes to peoples homes to draw blood and do insurance exams and many times I was scoffed at or flat out told they didn’t trust me doing their exams cause I am white. I was told that to my face. So i have learned over fourty years we are all equal but in the last 20 I have seen nothing but reverse racism.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 10:52:58 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: Chi-townChief
"'I don’t think it was racially motivated,'"

Yeah, and I don't think water is wet...

15 posted on 06/14/2012 11:04:14 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Augustinian monk

And the point of the article is. If it wasn’t a race based hate crime it’s OK?


16 posted on 06/14/2012 11:06:34 AM PDT by spawn44 (mu)
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To: Chi-townChief
But these mob attacks are not as simple as beating up someone because of their ethnicity.

Ummm...yes they are.

17 posted on 06/14/2012 11:06:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: Chi-townChief
It's not about race?...
18 posted on 06/14/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Chi-townChief

97+ percent of blacks voted for Zero because he was black..
At least he is half black, raised by treasonous whites.. tutored by treasonous blacks..
What do you call that “racial pride”...

Is KKK involvement “racial pride”?... or the Skin Heads..?..
Not really much difference..

Then there is the Eric Holder thing..
Institutionalized corrupt nasty well funded “racial pride”..

America seems to appear to have become Autistic...
Looking thru their fingers at the pretty light...


19 posted on 06/14/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Chi-townChief

When these mob attackers wind up getting shot by one of their potential victims, there will be few tears shed.

If someone is attacking people at random, especially in a mob, then I have no sympathy for what may happen to them.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 11:13:27 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Chi-townChief
>"I think it was about having fun because they could.”

Wow, same logic as the KKK.

21 posted on 06/14/2012 11:17:26 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: spawn44
And the point of the article is. If it wasn’t a race based hate crime it’s OK?

The point of the article is not what the writer intended.

But she makes her point clear nonetheless:
She and the rest of Racial Grievance Mongers Industry are scared to death that Americans might wake up and realize that "hate crimes" against whites are exceedingly common.

And exceedingly likely to be covered up.

22 posted on 06/14/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: crazydad
I have seen nothing but reverse racism.

I always wondered about that phrase. "Reverse racism" is still racism, just as "reverse discrimination" is still discrimination.

Although, "discrimination" is what whites do. When blacks do it, it's called "affirmative action".

23 posted on 06/14/2012 11:20:16 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Chi-townChief

“But these mob attacks are not as simple as beating up someone because of their ethnicity.”

Oh, no. Human interactions are far too multifaceted and complex to reduce to such terms. Except for when it’s a group of whites beating up a black or straights bashing a gay. Then it’s about “hate” and nothing else.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Menehune56

THAT explains it.

OF COURSE when black mobs attack white and Asian victims it’s not because of their race... can’t be!


25 posted on 06/14/2012 11:28:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Uncle Ike

Many non-Blacks suffer from the MLK syndrome thinking that his dream became a reality.

Will never happen in our society where diversity and multiculturalism are being emphasized as desirable assets and where nationalism is considered a dirty word.

Things will only get from bad to worse.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 11:37:39 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Chi-townChief

Maybe not about the race of the victim (although that’s debatable).

But why is not much said about the race of the perps? (Besides, of course, pandering)


27 posted on 06/14/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Chi-townChief

We start asking questions about who influences these kids and read their social media it will be found to be one step removed from the D party. Kass is right on and he has to be PC but where these kids come from the gangs are the political muscle of the precinct and the “reverends” are their straight counterpart. It really shouldn’t take much police work, but it won’t happen because if it were traced back to “community organizers” on the D payroll the Kenyan would be sent packing.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 11:49:37 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: P.O.E.

” But why is not much said about the race of the perps? (Besides, of course, pandering) “

Maybe because the race of the perps is pretty much understood, even by the (pandering) author??


29 posted on 06/14/2012 11:49:57 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Chi-townChief

I go to ‘Detective Shaved Longcock’ for info on ChiCongo crime.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 12:14:22 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Chi-townChief

I think it goes even deeper than race.

That is, I would hazard to guess that the vast majority of these ‘youts’ were from single parent families. Why? Because children from single parent families are 60% more likely to be criminal offenders.

Why? Simple. Children from two parent families, a father and a mother, are raised for “success” in one way or another. Especially if the parents themselves are not losers.

But children from one parent families are raised in a “survival” mode, not a “success” mode. And if you think of what a “survival” mode entails, it suddenly makes sense.

It means that such children are more like primitives than they are social people. Might makes right, the strongest lead, the weaker follow, and the weakest perish. Aggression and greed are good, as are dominance and control.

It is an ugly way to live.


31 posted on 06/14/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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“But when a mob of teenagers beats up someone for sport, it isn’t about the color of the victim.”

Really?

Does this apply to white teenage mobs beating up Black people?

Probably not.

By the way, do we have examples of Black teenage mobs beating up Black people?

Probably not.

32 posted on 06/14/2012 1:26:03 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: rarestia
Chicago is the world capital of Dummycrat Land. OK, I will bow to San Fran or LA if you think California is Fruitier and Nuttier. ; )
33 posted on 06/14/2012 1:27:36 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Her display of stupidity is absolutely amazing! Otherwise, she has a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 3:04:41 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Chi-townChief

It’s really about our poorly run Justice System.

If you let red people kill some green people, and you let red people kill a lot of red people (and get away with it), then you will have a lot of red people killing green people and red people.

The crime that we ‘have’ is the crime we ‘tolerate’. Both the Justice System and the public in general are responsible for it.

The ‘ideological subversives’ (i.e. Communist infiltrators) use it (racism) to keep the masses busy while they change the Constitution and laws to fit the new “Communistic/Socialistic/Third World Dictatorial Theocracy” and then they shoot all the helpful idiots.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 5:45:29 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: hosepipe
97+ percent of blacks voted for Zero because he was black..

'blacks' are what, 14% of the population?

OK... now 80% of 'blacks' didn't vote.

That leaves 20% of 14%, and 97% of that voted for Obama.

So.....what is that, 10,000 blacks?

36 posted on 06/14/2012 5:54:41 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: hosepipe
America seems to appear to have become Autistic... Looking thru their fingers at the pretty light...

Led by High-functioning retards who can't figure out that the pretty light is a freight train headed their way.

37 posted on 06/14/2012 5:57:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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[ So.....what is that, 10,000 blacks? ]

I implied many of them are racist.. NOT STUPID..
Many are not stupid.. If you believe only 10,000 voted you’re delusional...

Besides that 10,000 voting 10 times is a hundred thousand...
Blacks generally influence many whites around them..


38 posted on 06/14/2012 6:19:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: UCANSEE2

10/4.....


39 posted on 06/14/2012 6:20:17 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Chi-townChief
"disgraceful lack of "

omg...such strong hateful words....NOT!

hey Doc...get a clue....it was racial....they'll do it again...and if you didn't believe that, you would announce your name for all to see, and you wouldn't be taking a cab for 4 blocks...

its RACIAL......pure and simple....

sure, they'll beat up on of their own sometimes, but the real visciousness comes when they go after the whites/asians..

40 posted on 06/14/2012 6:59:54 PM PDT by cherry
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To: MrB
the writer should have been more clear:....these yutes have plenty of victims in their own hoods to beat up and rob....they don't need no stinky asians or whites to beat up....

no, of course, its not racial....these yutes just travel many miles JUST to be in white areas....

no not racial.....right?

41 posted on 06/14/2012 7:08:16 PM PDT by cherry
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To: F15Eagle
When these mob attackers wind up getting shot by one of their potential victims, there will be few tears shed.

Victims like white Hispanic George Zimmerman?

42 posted on 06/14/2012 7:52:06 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: SamuraiScot
The mixture of idleness and testosterone, fueled by a disgraceful lack of respect for the rights of others, puts us all at risk for getting knocked in the head if we run into the wrong crowd of black teens.

There, fixed it..

43 posted on 06/14/2012 11:26:31 PM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: rarestia

“What the Hell is in the water up there? Are they all daffy?”

Sounds like a lead deficiency. Fairly easily solved.


44 posted on 06/15/2012 12:23:54 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Chi-townChief

Ms. Mitchell is referred to by CPD bloggers as “Moprah”.

100-Plus Chicago Cops Assigned to Jarrett Wedding: Report

Following two crime-filled weekends in Chicago, up to 200 police officers could provide security for a clout-heavy Saturday wedding.

Ahead of another warm weekend, officers were ordered to secure the parameter of the wedding for White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, according to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed.

Considering that state taxes also flow into Chicago coffers we are all paying for these on-duty cops providing security at a private wedding.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chicago-Cops-Jarrett-Wedding-159179575.html#ixzz1xs75KWON


45 posted on 06/15/2012 8:03:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mope-rah at it Again

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2012/06/mope-rah-at-it-again.html


46 posted on 06/15/2012 8:06:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Chi-townChief

Tenn single moms without HS degrees are a threat to civilization. Adoption in exchange for welfare benefits coupled with birth control IUD, IUS, progestin implant, etc. It’s time we admitted where the problem comes from and work on a permanent solution.

A pregnant teen without a husband, diploma or job prospects has already shown she cannot make good decisions. Why would we turn a child over to her to raise?


47 posted on 06/15/2012 9:25:52 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Chi-townChief
Publicly castrate a couple of these perps, and let it be known that that is what the punishment is —— then and only then, this crap will cease.
48 posted on 06/16/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: Chi-townChief
Publicly castrate a couple of these perps, and let it be known that that is what the punishment is —— then and only then, this crap will cease.
49 posted on 06/16/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: Chi-townChief
Publicly castrate a couple of these perps, and let it be known that that is what the punishment is —— then and only then, this crap will cease.
50 posted on 06/16/2012 1:17:20 PM PDT by Gertie
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