Skip to comments.Chicago Mayor Appeals to Gangsters' 'Values': 'Get Away From That Kid'
Posted on 07/10/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT by ColdOne
(CNSNews.com) - If Chicago's street thugs are going to attack each other, they should take their fight away from innocent children, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told the CBS Evening News on Monday.
"We've got two gangbangers, one standing next to a kid. Get away from that kid. Take your stuff away to the alley. Don't touch the children of the city of Chicago. Don't get near them," Emanuel -- President Obama's former chief of staff -- told anchor Scott Pelley.
"And it is about values. As I said then [when a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed last month], who raised you? How were you raised? And I don't buy this case where people say they don't have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values. Don't come near the kids -- don't touch them."
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PS Don’t you know you’re making me look bad?
I also don't believe in drugs. For years I paid my people extra so they wouldn't do that kind of business. Somebody comes to them and says, "I have powders; if you put up three, four thousand dollar investment, we can make fifty thousand distributing." So they can't resist. I want to control it as a business, to keep it respectable. [slams his hand on the table and shouts] I don't want it near schools! I don't want it sold to children! That's an infamnia. In my city, we would keep the traffic in the dark people, the coloreds. They're animals anyway, so let them lose their souls.
I’m not going to comment on the obvious here. Does an Chicagoan out there know:
If actual gang murders have increased?
If so, any theories?
Is there any connection with marijuana possession being downgraded from misdeanor/felony to a ticket? ie. greater drug trade/territorial activity etc.
Wow! Tough talk from Rahm. I’m sure crime will disappear now. /sarc
Why, that’s just one step away from actual stern language.
In Rockford’s west side, a common bumper sticker reads, “Stop shooting people”.
I don’t know if it’s been effective or not.
Cut 'em some slack. There isn't a Republican in office right now that they can blame this on. As soon as they figure out how to pin it on Romney, they will.
Either he is a blithering idiot, or something worse is going on here.
Gang bangers who deal drugs on the playground are just expressing Inner City Values.
Who are you to judge, Rahm? Aren’t all cultures created equal?
Im sure the gang bangers are shaking in their hoodies and stretch pants at what Rahmbo Dead Fish Emmanual had to say.
What exactly ARE gangster “values”?
Conspicuous consumption as a display of affluence (replacing work ethic and providing for family).
Readiness to do violence at any perceived disrespect (replacing honor and courage).
A style of dress and speech that embraces a particular view of ‘blackness’ and nonconformity with society(replacing cultural pride).
A view that to educate yourself and advance economically within the system is to “act white”. (nonconformity)
No snitching. (sectarianism)
Having lots of ‘baby mommas’ without any paternal obligation (thanks welfare state).
Disrespect for women (got no love for the hoes).
Is he finally taking a principled stance on abortion?
I doubt there's been much of a spike in marijuana use because of this. If anything, it's the opposite; marijuana penalties have been downgraded because the police/courts/jails are overburdoned dealing with the types of savage animals who would gun down a seven year-old girl selling candy.
“How were you raised? And I don’t buy this case where people say they don’t have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values.”
Why, how dare that racist disrespect a perfectly good diverse culture! And according to their rules, Rahm now deserves a beating and cannot defend himself.
Obviously, I was wrong.
It's the Not Free Market, Prohibition, that is causing inflated prices, and cut throat businesses.
Legalize it, take it out of the criminals hands.
Taking a puff doesn't make any one murder their family, unlike booze, or bath salts.
That’s it you damn pixie, begging always works.
Rahm should go hide in a bathhouse.
Why doesn’t Chicago dedicate a run down, abandoned, fenced off government housing project as an “OK Corral”. The gangs can go there, shoot themselves up..... by 3:00PM - so city union employees won’t be required to put in overtime - to give the city time to gather up the dead and dying. The gangs can pay a fee or get a Chicago government grant to pay for the medical care for those who don’t die. That’ll get gangs off the streets, keep innocent citizens safe and keep the political correctness in the city’s police enforcement where they “won’t offend” anyone or be guilty of profiling.
Wow I guess his type of leadership is very pragmatic. One wouldn’t want to consider a higher calling like ummm wait let me think for a minute oh there it is... How about not killing each other to begin with!!! Or perhaps it is best to call to them to wipe each other out. Decisions decisions.
“Why doesnt Chicago dedicate a run down, abandoned, fenced off government housing project as an OK Corral.”
Daley demolished them all. Which is part of why shootings are through the roof...the feral types, once concentrated in highrises in a few areas, were distributed into neighborhoods all over Chicago, and into the south suburbs. Now they’ve devastated massive swatches of the city, and because rival gangs from different projects have been spread all over the place and splintered in the process, the level of fighting has been reduced to the street level—small groups two streets apart are shooting it out, where previously the neighborhood would have been under the control of one gang.
Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours if you can count. Look what we have here before us. Weve got the Saracens sitting next to the Jones Street Boys. Weve got the Moon Runners, right by the Van Cortlandt Rangers. Nobody is wasting nobody. That is a miracle. And miracles is the way things ought to be.
Youre standing right now with nine delegates from a hundred gangs. And theres over a hundred more. Thats 20000 hard-core members - 40000 counting affiliates, and 20000 more not organised, but ready to fight. 60000 soldiers! There aint but 20000 police in the whole town. Can you dig it? Can you dig it? Can you dig it?
Now, heres the sum total. One gang could run this city. One gang! Nothing would move without us allowing it to happen. We could tax the crime syndicates, the police, because we got the streets, suckas! Can you dig it?
The problem in the past has been the man turning us against one another. Weve been unable to see the truth, because weve been fighting for ten square feet of ground - our turf, our little piece of turf. Thats crap, brothers. The turf is ours by right because its our turf. All we have to do is keep up the general truce. We take over one borough at a time. Secure our territory, secure our turf, because its all our turf.
“Hey! Gangsters! Leave them kids alone!”
Great solution there, Twinkle Toes. Maybe you should take your message to the streets and every time you see something bad going down, have a little moral values talk with them. That should work, right?
Stay away from that kid and abortion; hmmm. What’s the difference? Killing the kid before he is born is OK!?????
“What do you know about this cat Cyrus?”
“Magic...whole lotta magic!”
I find it remarkable that something like this hasn’t been tried, a la Capone’s forced unification of the various Prohibition gangs into the Outfit.
I take it (and I hope) that at least you didn’t expect Emanuel to be smarter (or at least more moral) than Daley.