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It's time to hold Democrats responsible for Chicago's violence
American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2018 | Monica Showalter

Posted on 08/06/2018 2:56:01 PM PDT by detective

Most Americans are appalled to read that 63 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, with 10 fatalities. The numbers are huge, downright massacre-level. News coverage says Chicago's hospital and emergency rooms are now crowd scenes. Here in California, we are appalled at the death toll among firemen and other public workers in California's massive wildfires, brought about by eco-wackos and their environmental mismanagement, which have killed 7. In Chicago, seven dead would be a good day.

What's going on? All of these attacks are gang-related, according to this report, and are happening in the 6th, 10th, and 11th Districts, all led by Democrats. What a massive sludge of corruption and thuggery rests behind that.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; bluezones; chicago; criminals; democrats; election2018; election2020; illinois; rahm; urban
From the article:

[The] "violence is all the result of gangs and Democrats being in bed with each other, one hand washing the other, and in those very districts named above. Democratic politicians sidle up to gang leaders for votes and use their thugs as substitutes for their political organizations. They muscle voters to the polls for the Democrats, and anyone who rebels gets a beating. Gang leaders in turn make demands of politicians for protection from police and get flows of city funds from these same Democrats, generally as city subcontractors, calling it "jobs for youth" and "second chances" or something. The left benefits, so it gives the gangs what they want."

1 posted on 08/06/2018 2:56:01 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Democrats have been running Chicago uninterrupted since Anton Cermak in 1931.


2 posted on 08/06/2018 3:06:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: detective

How do the numbers compare with those of the late 20s, early 30s (the Al Capone era)?


3 posted on 08/06/2018 3:08:56 PM PDT by The people have spoken (Proud member of Hillary's basket of deplorables)
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To: detective

Beside the Dems, the roots of the problem are 1) many generational home with unmarried mothers/fatherless boys 2) the gangs...the blacks are the bottom of the pile, whilst the “Hispanics” ( many ILLEGAL ALIENS! ) on the West side are running the drug operations 3) the POVERTY PIMPS and RACE HUSTLERS such as “Father” Flagler,Jesse Jackson/The Rainbow Colalition,the NOI ( Nation of Islam ) and the nameless COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS.


4 posted on 08/06/2018 3:11:46 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: detective

I didn’t know about the gangs and local government corruption, then thought ‘but it is Chicago’. I don’t think Al Capone wrought the mayhem it’s experiencing now. It wouldn’t have been tolerated.


5 posted on 08/06/2018 3:12:04 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: The people have spoken
In those dark days, the gangsters mostly just killed each other and never invaded the Gold Coast, downtown Chicago, nor other such neighborhoods...all of which is now done today.

There were "turf wars"; however, they didn't go on killing sprees every weekend!

6 posted on 08/06/2018 3:14:44 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Spok

Not to excuse Big Al, but Chicago would probably be better and safer somewhat if Al ran the joint.


7 posted on 08/06/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT by wally_bert (Just call me Angelo or babe.)
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To: detective
In no particular order, the lefties surely think this is the fault of:

Donald Trump

George Bush

Not enough “common sense” gun-control laws

Racism

Poverty

Climate change

Fox News

Brett Kavanaugh

Did I forget anything?

8 posted on 08/06/2018 3:35:13 PM PDT by wny
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Lefties think all of that ...and, when they can, move to conservative neighborhoods and states. We just want them to stay where they are and leave us alone.


9 posted on 08/06/2018 3:38:21 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: detective
Were I Donald, I'd call Obama’s bung hole buddy and offer to send US Marshals etc to help clean up the streets.

Obviously, Rahm baby will refuse “help”.

At the next Cabinet meeting when Donald has one of his impromptu press events, I'd then say “well I offered and he turned help down. Can you believe that he's hung his citizens (carefully choice of word there) out to dry??”

10 posted on 08/06/2018 3:41:07 PM PDT by llevrok (Vote while it's still legal.)
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“Obviously, Rahm baby will refuse “help”.

Of course “DEAD FISH” would refuse any help because to him, everything is just peachy.


11 posted on 08/06/2018 3:49:35 PM PDT by kagnew
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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/fire-and-fury-how-government-failures-make-wildfires-even-worse

That’s not to say there aren’t problems.  There are. But it doesn’t lie with California Gov. Brown’s white whale, global warming, on which he is truly an Ahab-like fanatic.
He should instead point the finger of blame at two major reasons for destructive fires: One, in recent decades we’ve built homes and expanded towns in remote areas where previously there were few people or none.
But even more seriously is the federal government’s foolish policies related to fire control.
“One of the biggest problems is the overcrowding of Western forests with dead trees, and the areas beween stand with dry, flammable grasses,” noted a recent analysis in the Washington Examiner. “Part of the problem is that logging and grazing have been discontinued or discouraged in too many places.”
Worse, the federal government’s policy of wildfire suppression has, perhaps paradoxically, contributed to the problem. Before humans lived here in enormous numbers, the landscape had many small fires that suddenly erupted from lightning strikes and other causes, and then burnt themselves out.
But in recent decades, the policy has been to stop fires immediately. This leaves huge areas of accumulating dry brush that catches fire fast and burns hot, with the fire traveling quickly once lit. That’s where we are today


12 posted on 08/06/2018 4:27:42 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: detective

13 posted on 08/06/2018 4:44:08 PM PDT by umgud
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To: detective
63 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, with 10 fatalities

Sounds like they had a bang up time celebrating Obama day
14 posted on 08/06/2018 4:46:22 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: detective

Let’s see.

It kills large numbers of blacks, imprisons large numbers of others, and leaves the rest living in fear, crime-ridden, poorly educated, poor, and dependent. Just the way Democrats like it.


15 posted on 08/06/2018 5:44:18 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: umgud

anyone heard anything from black lives matter


16 posted on 08/06/2018 7:04:09 PM PDT by STUDABAKER
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